Watch The 2018 Australian Open Online — Free Live Streams, Match Replays, Highlights, & MoreBy Jeremy Evans / January 21, 2018 / Tags: Live Stream, Stream Sports
Here are all the ways to watch the 2018 Australian Open tennis tournament online for free, from any location.
The 2018 Australian Open will soon get underway down-under. As the year’s first grand slam tennis tournament, the Aussie is always a high-energy event packed with one entertaining match after another.
If you want to live stream the Aussie Open this year, you have a few different options. Here’s how to watch the Australian Open online for free, without cable, and from any region or country.
Live Stream The Australian Open For Free On AO TV
You can watch the 2018 Aussie Open free online with AO TV Live. This is the official live stream service of the tournament. Go here to watch the free Australian Open live stream.
Note that Melbourne, Australia, where the Aussie is held, is 16 hours ahead of EST. This makes it a little difficult for some US viewers to watch live. So if you miss out on the live action, you can watch video highlights from each day’s matches.
Watch The Aussie Open Live Stream Free On Seven Network
Australia’s Seven Network (7) is covering the tournament down under, and streaming it live online. Go here to live stream the Australian Open for free on 7.
If you’re not in Australia, you’ll see a message saying the stream isn’t available in your area. You can still get access, though. You just need to bypass the geo-blocks. See how to unblock live sports on location-restricted sites. (I used NordVPN connected to a Sydney server to get access from the US. Additional tip: 7 will ask for your local ‘post code.’ I used 2000, a Sydney post code.)
Watch The Aussie Open Live Online With ESPN
ESPN is covering the Aussie in the US and several other countries. ESPN is also live streaming its coverage on the official AO website. Go here to watch ESPN’s Australian Open live stream as well as full match replays.
If you have a TV subscription that includes ESPN, you can also live stream the Aussie Open on WatchESPN. You can watch on a computer or download the app for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon TV, and more.
One More Way To Live Stream Aussie Open Tennis Free
There’s yet another way to live stream the Aussie for free — but stay away from those scummy “free live sports!!!” sites. There’s a better way.
You can use Kodi to watch Aussie Open tennis live online for free (plus lots of other stuff). What is Kodi? Briefly, it’s a free media player application you can use to stream live sports and other content from the internet.
One note — whether Kodi is legal is an issue of debate. Yes, the networks frown upon watching their content for free. Hey, I’m not here to judge. But it is highly recommended you use a VPN with Kodi to stay private and secure.
To see what you can watch on Kodi, and how to get started, check out our beginner’s guide on how to use Kodi. If you already use it and need help finding quality sources to stream live sports on Kodi, see our list of the best Kodi add-ons.
How To Bypass Location Restrictions On Any Aussie Open Live Stream
Depending on what country you’re in, you might run into location restrictions when you try to watch a live stream. This means that the content provider has blocked viewers in your area from watching their content.
To bypass geographical restrictions, you need to “trick” the site into “thinking” you’re in an approved region. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to see exactly how to do it.