Singtel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia. Optus was founded in 1981 with its headquarters in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. There was a controversy when Optus secured the rights to English Premier League Soccer. Since then all the fans seem to have approved of Optus’ own sports streaming service named Optus Sport. It is available on postpaid plans. This article is a review and guide to Optus Sport.
What is Optus Sport?
Optus Sport is a streaming video on demand (SVOD) service developed by Optus. It was launched on 13th July 2016. Optus Sport operates ten multiplex channels. Following are available on Optus Sport:
- 2018 FIFA World Cup
- 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
- English Premier League
- Premier League Asia Trophy
- Big Bash League
- Cricket Australia TV
- Former Sports
How much does Optus Sport cost?
You must be an Optus customer to avail and access the benefits of Optus Sports service. It is a data-free streaming service for Optus customers. So, it will not be counted towards your monthly data allowance. This streaming video on demand (SVOD) service is included on eligible postpaid mobile phone plans, home broadband, and mobile broadband. If you do not have an eligible plan then subscribe to Optus Sport for an additional $15 per month.
How can you watch Optus Sport & English Premier League?
- Through online login on Mac and PC
- Android apps
- iOS apps
- Apple TV
- ‘Yes TV’ by Fetch
- Google Chromecast
Mobile Phone Plans
Some of the postpaid phone plans allow Optus Sports streaming service. These postpaid mobile plans may be SIM-only plans or bundled ones. It is a free service. $30 mobile plan offers you unlimited calls, unlimited text messages, 3 GB high-speed data, and free Optus Sport.
Optus offers a “lease plan” for those wishing to purchase iPhone X bundled plan. The plan builder while ordering is set to leasing by default. The term “leasing” means that you have to return iPhone X to Optus after the completion of the contract time period. You can also upgrade them for a nominal fee after a year. The cheapest lease plan is $90 per month and the cheapest plan where you own a phone is $100 per month. $90 includes $45 for the mobile plan and $45 for the phone repayment along with 2 GB of high-speed data. Minimum total cost is $2160 over 24 months. Therefore, a good review.
Many home broadband plans include Optus Sport and Fetch TV with no extra charges. If you pay $60 per month, you can get unlimited data with a number of base NBN and ADSL plans. If you do not have an eligible plan then subscribe to it for an additional $15 per month. $80 and above plans include NBN Tier 2 as a standard. Boost your speed by paying $15 extra every month. You will be charged a set-up fee of $200 for a month to month broadband plans. It all depends on which plan you choose and how much you are willing to pay for entertainment.
Mobile Broadband Plans
Generally, people get mobile broadband plans so that they can catch up on work emails while traveling. However, you can also use it to stream the latest games on your ride home. Postpaid mobile broadband plan for $30 and above allows free Sports service and is valid for 24 months. Postpaid mobile broadband plan of $35 gives 15 GB high-speed data in which Optus Sport is unmetered.
Is Optus Sport worth the hype?
The only mainstream method to gain access to all the EPL games in Australia is Optus Sport. If you are an Optus customer, you get the service for free. If you are not an Optus customer but highly willing to watch soccer games, then you can jump over to Optus. Optus Sport gets a good review from its valuable customers.
- If you do not have an eligible plan then subscribe to Optus Sport for an additional $15 per month.
- If you have a compatible plan, then you can stream Optus Sport for free. You can also take your data further.