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Australian Open Live Streaming: Schedule, Watch Online

Read our Australian Open live streaming guide to learn how to watch the Australian Open online, without cable! The Open begins January 14th. Are you ready?

The 2018 Australian Open begins on Jan 14 and continues through Jan 28. Tennis fans from around the globe will be watching all of the action during the exciting Grand Slam event. The Australian Open will air on ESPN and ESPN2, and it will feature some the biggest stars in tennis including Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. Keep reading to learn how you can watch the Australian Open online, without a cable subscription!

If you do not have cable, there are several legal and easy to access ways to watch the Australian Open live streaming. Using the latest Australian Open TV schedule available at press time, below is a full guide including everything you need to know to watch the Australian Open online without a cable package.


Use DIRECTV NOW to Watch the Australian Open Online

Best Choice
$40 - $75
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DIRECTV NOW is a brand new online streaming service that is currently one of the best ways to stream the Australian Open live without cable. The service, launched just a few months ago, is quickly gaining popularity due to its excellent channel selection.

For $35 a month (with no contract), DIRECTV NOW gives you 60+ channels to enjoy live from most streaming devices, smart TVs, computers, and mobile devices. The DIRECTV NOW channels include ESPN and ESPN2, so you’ll have no problem with Australian Open streaming this year. And in those 60+ channels, you’ll find tons of other great programming for the whole family. There are larger packages available, as well, with up to 100+ channels in total.

If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to watch Australian Open online without cable TV, DIRECTV NOW is a great option. They currently offer a free 7-day trial, and you can also get a free streaming device if you sign up for several months in advance.


Watch Australian Open Live Streaming with Sling TV

$25 - $40
26 - 58

The ESPN family of networks currently has over 100 scheduled hours of live coverage of the Australian Open. This means any service that can get you access to ESPN will be crucial in watching an Australian Open live stream. Thankfully, there is now a clear winner for the easiest and cheapest way to watch ESPN online without cable, Sling TV.

Sling TV is a streaming service launched in 2015 by Dish Network. It allows subscribers to access over 30 popular channels normally inaccessible without a cable subscription. Channels featured in the basic package include TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (via the WatchESPN app after logging in with your Sling TV credentials). Check out our Sling TV review for more info.

One of the best parts about Sling TV is it can be accessed on numerous devices like your phone, tablet, computer, or even your TV with a streaming device like the Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire. This means the right setup and Sling TV will let you watch the Australian Open live streaming directly on your big screen! Sling TV is only $20 per month for its basic package and does not require a contract. You pay on a month-to-month basis and can cancel anytime.

Sling TV currently offers a free 7-day trial for any new subscribers. So, if you time it right with the Australian Open schedule you can watch seven days of the tournament for free. But, there’s a good chance you’ll be missing some great matches along the way. If you’re thinking you don’t want to miss any of the action you can fully sign up to Sling TV.

Check out Sling TV’s current limited-time offer of a free Roku Express when you subscribe to 1 month of service. This is a great deal, considering the device pays for itself, and you get the ability to watch the Australian Open live streaming in your living room!


Watch Australian Open Live Stream via PlayStation Vue

Also Great
$44.99 - $79.99
47 - 72

Another solid option is to use PlayStation Vue. This is Sony’s answer to the growing online streaming trend. While it was originally only for PlayStation owners, it now works on most streaming devices and is available nationwide.

Vue has plans starting from $30 a month, with no contract. ESPN and ESPN2 are included in all channel packages, so watching the Australian Open online will be no problem. With that said, there are some downsides to Vue, as we discuss thoroughly in our PlayStation Vue review.


Complete 2018 Australian Open Streaming Schedule

The complete live schedule for the 2018 Australian Open is as follows:

*All ESPN and ESPN2 coverage available on Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW

Sunday, Jan. 14

7 p.m.-7 a.m.: First round, ESPN2

Monday, Jan. 15

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: First round, ESPN2

Tuesday, Jan. 16

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Second round, ESPN2

Wednesday, Jan. 17

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Second round, ESPN2

Thursday, Jan. 18

11 p.m.-7 a.m.: Third round, ESPN2

Friday, Jan. 19

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Third round, ESPN2

Saturday, Jan. 20

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2

Sunday, Jan. 21

9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2

Monday, Jan. 22

9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2

Tuesday, Jan. 23

9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3-6 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2

Wednesday, Jan. 24

9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3-6 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: Women’s semifinals, ESPN2

Thursday, Jan. 25

3:30-6 a.m.: Men’s semifinal, ESPN

Friday, Jan. 26

3:30-6 a.m.: Men’s semifinal, ESPN

Saturday, Jan. 28

3-5:30 a.m.: Women’s championship, ESPN
3-6:30 a.m.: Men’s championship, ESPN


Watch Tennis All Year Long without Cable

Thankfully, there are now great options for cable cutters to watch tons of tennis without a cable package. Check out our full tennis streaming guide here on the best ways to watch tennis online or live on your TV!

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