Where can I watch the Australian Open 2022 online in the UK legally?
James R | On 17, Jan 2022
With the Australian Open now underway for another year, a number of readers have contacted us to ask how to watch the tennis tournament online in the UK.
Watching the annual event, despite the time difference between here and Down Under, is still possible even during the coronavirus pandemic. While you can’t soak up the atmosphere in person, the good news is that you can stream it live and on-demand for under a tenner.
The 2022 Tournament
Novak Djokovic famously won’t be competing in this year’s Australian Open, after being deported, but that opens up the draw for notable contenders including Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, while Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are also in contention.
The women’s drawn is just as heated, with Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka facing such fierce foes as Aryna Sabalenka, Paula Badosa and Emma Raducanu. Garbiñe Muguruza and Simona Halep also can’t be ruled out.
Where to Watch:
The good news is that it’s easy to do, and affordable too, because while Eurosport (available on Sky, Virgin and BT TV) holds the exclusive rights to the tennis tournament in the UK, the channel is available now without a pay-TV package or a lengthy contract – perfect if you only want to stream a tournament that ends in a couple of weeks’ time. (The tournament runs from 17th January to 30th January.)
Here are your options:
BBC Sport has live radio and text coverage, but only the highlights of the Australian Open are shown on TV and online – these start with the third round from 22nd January. Specifically, they’ll be shown from 2pm on 22nd and 23rd January on BBC One and from 4.15pm from 24th to 28th January on BBC Two, followed by 1.45pm on BBC One on 29th January.
Available on: iOS, Android, web, tvOS, Chromecast
Monthly cost: £6.99 a month
Eurosport allows anyone to stream Eurosport 1 and 2 legally – with both live and and on-demand catch-up options, plus multi-camera views and HD video. Available as part of the Discover+ streaming platform on iOS, Android, web, tvOS and Chromecast, there are two packages to choose from: £6.99 a month for a monthly pass or £29.99 for a year if you sign up before 20th February (usually £59.99 a year).
For more information or to sign up, click here.