Australian Open Live Streaming: Schedule, Watch Online

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The 2016 Australian Open begins on Jan 17 and continues through Jan 31. Tennis fans from around the globe will be watching all of the action during the exciting Grand Slam event. The Australian Open will feature some the biggest stars in tennis including Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, who each received the top seed in their respective draws. 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 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.

 

Watch Over 100 Hours of Australian Open Live Streaming with Sling TV

Sling TV

The ESPN family of networks currently has about 108 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 20 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 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 2 Player or 50% of a Roku 3 Player when you subscribe to 3 months of Sling TV. This is a great deal, considering the Roku 2 is a $69.99 device and CNET reviewed the device as saying it “…is just as fast as the Roku 3 and its lower price makes it a better overall value.” Basically, for $60 over three months you get Sling TV, $10 off a Roku 2, and the ability to watch the Australian Open live streaming in your living room!

 

Watch Australian Open Live Matches and Replays with Tennis Channel Plus

The Tennis Channel’s streaming app for cord cutters, Tennis Channel Plus, will also be helpful in watching some of the Australian Open live streaming. The service does not offer the same broadcasts as the Tennis Channel, but provides complementary coverage not available on the core channel. There are over 650 live events and well over 1000 hours of on-demand content. Matches from over 45 tournaments, including the Australian Open and French Open, will be accessible.

Tennis Channel Plus costs $79.99 for an annual pass. The Australian Open live stream can be accessed on iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.), Amazon, Android, Apple TV, and Roku devices. For less than $7 per month, you can watch a ton of extra tennis coverage not available anywhere else including more coverage of the Australian Open live.

 

Complete 2016 Australian Open Streaming Schedule

The complete live schedule for the 2016 Australian Open is as follows:

*All ESPN and ESPN2 coverage available on Sling TV

Sunday, Jan. 17

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

Monday, Jan. 18

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

Tuesday, Jan. 19

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

Wednesday, Jan. 20

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

Thursday, Jan. 21

7-11 p.m.: Third round, Tennis Channel
11 p.m.-7 a.m.: Third round, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Friday, Jan. 22

7-9 p.m.: Third round, Tennis Channel
9 p.m.-7 a.m.: Third round, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Saturday, Jan. 23

7-9 p.m.: Round of 16, Tennis Channel
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2 (Sling TV)
3-7 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Sunday, Jan. 24

7-9 p.m.: Round of 16, Tennis Channel
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2 (Sling TV)
3-6:30 a.m.: Round of 16, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Monday, Jan. 25

7-10 p.m.: Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (Sling TV)
3-6 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Tuesday, Jan. 26

7-10:30 p.m.: Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
9 p.m.-2 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (Sling TV)
3:30-6 a.m.: Quarterfinals, ESPN2 (Sling TV)

Wednesday, Jan. 27

7-11 p.m.: Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: Women’s semifinals, ESPN2 (Sling TV)
3:30-6 a.m.: Men’s semifinal, ESPN (Sling TV)

Thursday, Jan. 28

11 p.m.-3:30 a.m.: Mixed doubles semifinal, women’s doubles final, Tennis Channel
3:30-6 a.m.: Men’s semifinal, ESPN (Sling TV)

Friday, Jan. 29

3-5:30 a.m.: Women’s championship, ESPN (Sling TV)
5:30 a.m.-8 a.m.: Men’s doubles final, Tennis Channel

Saturday, Jan. 30 

Midnight-2 a.m.: Mixed doubles final, Tennis Channel
3-6:30 a.m.: Men’s championship, ESPN (Sling TV)

 

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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Matt Pelletier has a background in finance and information technology and has written for publications with themes ranging from sports to enterprise technology and investments.
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