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Optus Sport Vs. Stan Sport Comparison

No matter the code, league, or event, its broadcast rights have undoubtedly changed hands in the past 10 years. Businesses are seeing the benefit of investing in sport streaming platforms, however it can be a nightmare for consumers to navigate the vast sea of providers and websites to choose from. Arguably the most tumultuous broadcasting shake-ups have stemmed from Optus Sport and Stan Sport, with both providers snaring lucrative deals for the rights to some of the worlds’ largest leagues. But when it comes to these two titans of sport, which one comes out on top? Compare Optus Sport and Stan Sport in this Canstar Blue article.

Which sports can I find on Optus Sport?

Optus Sport

Optus Sport has the English Premier League as its major drawcard, after taking ownership of the broadcast rights from Fox Sports. This gained some fierce opposition from football fans, but Optus Sport has worked its way into being a solid broadcaster of the world’s game. Other leagues included on Optus Sport included:

  • FA Women’s Super League
  • J League (Japanese League)
  • European Qualifiers
  • UEFA Nations League
  • UEFA Women’s EURO 2022
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

How can I get Optus Sport?

For customers on an eligible home broadband, mobile broadband, and post-paid mobile phone plans, Optus Sport is a free add-on. For non-Optus Sport customers, or Optus customers on a non-eligible plan, Optus Sport costs $14.99 per month. There is also an annual plan option for $139, which is $40 cheaper than paying the monthly cost for 12 months.

Optus Sport is available through Android and iOS apps, however other methods for watching include:

  • ‘Yes TV’ by Fetch
  • Apple TV & Apple Airplay
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Gaming consoles, including Xbox One

Which sports can I find on Stan Sport?

Stan Sport

Stan Sport was brought out recently as an add-on to Stan. At its inception it only featured rugby, however it has snowballed into a broadcaster of a variety of sports. The sports included on Stan Sport:

  • Rugby (including Super Rugby, Wallabies test matches, and a comprehensive library of other rugby programming)
  • UEFA Champions League
  • Wimbledon
  • Roland-Garros
  • Laver Cup

How can I get Stan Sport?

Stan Sport can only be bought on top of a base Stan subscription, meaning the cheapest way to get Stan Sport costs $25 per month. However, you can still purchase a more expensive Stan plan and get the Stan Sport add-on, depending on what else you want to stream.

Like Optus Sport, Stan Sport can be accessed through Android and iOS apps, as well as Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Google Chromecast, Telstra TV, and Fetch. Smart TV apps that are compatible with Stan Sport include:

  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Sony
  • Hisense
  • TCL
  • Philips
  • Kogan
  • Toshiba
  • EKO

Optus Sport & Stan Sport Compared

If you’re on the fence about whether Optus Sport or Stan Sport scores more points, compare the two services in the table below.

  Monthly Cost HD Streaming Available No. of Screens Free Trial Live & On-Demand Coverage Dedicated App
Optus Sport $14.99 Yes 1 No Yes Yes
Stan Sport $25 Yes 1 (basic plan) 7-day free trial Yes Yes (accessible through the Stan app)

Information taken from respective websites, November 2022.

Should I get Optus Sport or Stan Sport?

Ultimately, Optus Sport and Stan Sport serve different purposes depending on which sports you’re looking to watch. Rugby and tennis fans should look to Stan Sport for their sporting coverage, while fans of the English Premier League and international football may find Optus Sport slots one through the goal posts. However, just like the games on the pitch, the sports streaming market is a competitive one, with each platform looking to get the upper hand on their rivals, with some codes, leagues and competitions seemingly switching platforms every season, so if you have a favourite sport or team, it’s best to keep an eye on which provider offers coverage in Australia so you don’t miss out on the action. And if you’re really looking for some sporting coverage, be sure to check out our guide on Kayo and what it offers sports fans.

Stream Sports with Kayo

Love streaming? Love sports? Kayo is a streaming platform that provides access to a wealth of sports, from basketball to cricket, motorsports and soccer. Click ‘go to site’ for more details.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 7-day free trial

min. cost $30 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $35Advertised Cost/month Go To Site

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