In a few hours’ time, Tottenham Hotspur will take on the mighty Liverpool in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. It will be the Reds’ ninth final overall while the Spurs will be hoping to win in their debut final.
Here are all the ways to watch the UEFA Champions League Final in Australia – live, online and free.
For Aussie football fans, the UEFA Champions League Final will kick off at approximately 5am on Sunday, June 2 AEST. (The live broadcast actually starts an hour earlier – so better set your alarm clocks.)
Unfortunately, you wont be able to watch the match live on SBS this year. Instead, your only legal option is Optus Sports. There are a few ways to access Optus’ live coverage, with prices starting at $14.95. You can also watch the game for free via a VPN. We explain how below.
Option #1: Subscribe to Optus Sport
You can sign up to Optus Sport for $14.99 per month. Sadly, there’s no free trial at the moment, so you’re looking at a minimum spend of $14.99.
On the plus side, the service works on a wide range of devices and platforms, including mobile phones, laptops, Xbox One video game consoles, desktop computers and Apple TVs. If you’ve got access to Chromecast, you can also stream it directly to your TV. (Click here for instructions.)
Option #2: Get free access on select Optus phone plans
Optus provides free access to its Sports app on select mobile phone plans.
If you need a new plan, this is a great way to kill two birds with one stone – you’ll be able to watch the UEFA and a bunch of other sports without paying anything extra.
Prices start at $30 a month – but remember, you’re getting a full-fledged mobile phone plan in addition to Optus Sports. Here are the available options:
Contract-free plans with Optus Sport
Contract plans with Optus Sport
For a limited time, Optus is offering 20% off 80GB SIM-only phone plans. If you can afford to pay $40 a month, this is the best option by a wide margin. Here are the inclusions:
Alternatively, you can score free access to the UEFA Champions League Final via an Optu mobile broadband plans. These start at $35 per month:
Option #3 Use a VPN
Football fans in the UK can watch the game for free via the BT Sport YouTube channel. Predictably, access to the free stream has been geo-blocked in Australia.
However, if you have a VPN with a UK server you can easily circumvent the block by fooling BT Sport into thinking you’re based in the UK. A good quality VPN provider isn’t free but the monthly subscription fee is a lot cheaper than the options listed above.