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Premier League live stream: How to watch the 2018-19 EPL season online and on TV in Australia

Jamie Vardy was once again a force for Leicester. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
10th August, 2018
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The 2018-19 English Premier League kicks off on Saturday, August 11 at 5am (AEST) when Manchester United host Leicester City. This is The Roar’s guide on how to live stream the Premier League online or on TV.

Manchester City will look to defend their Premier League title after losing just to games in last year’s campaign. Their championship defence begins on Monday, August 13 at 1am (AEST) against Arsenal.

The game will be the Gunners’ first under new manager Unai Emery, after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year stint at the club came to an end at the end in May earlier this year.

The 2018-19 campaign will again bring together some of the best footballers across the globe, with Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah and Alexis Sanchez among others suiting up for the competition’s start in August.

How to watch online

Earlier in the year, Optus announced a new deal which would see it continue to stream EPL games until the end of the 2020-21 season.

For the first time, you won’t need to be an Optus customer to tune into the action, with the Optus Sport package now available to the general public for just $15 through the Apple and Google Play stores.

However, in even better news, Optus Sport will be free for all customers until August 31, with the company keen to earn back some goodwill after their World Cup broadcasting debacle.

How to watch on TV

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Free-to-air broadcaster SBS will cover one game a week, with the first being this Saturday night’s clash between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.

SBS has announced the games it will broadcast in the first five rounds of the season, with the rest to be confirmed as the year progresses.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea fans can all catch replays of their sides on their own dedicated Foxtel channels.

You can also catch those games online using Foxtel’s streaming application. Again, keep in mind that this only applies to the three above clubs.

You can tune into Fox Sport’s delayed coverage of the matches through either Foxtel Now or the Foxtel App.

The Foxtel App is the preferable option for existing Foxtel subscribers. Otherwise, Foxtel Now is the choice for you.

If you sign up for at least one Starter Pack, you can purchase any of the channels, including EPL club channels, for $5 per month per channel.

If you already have Foxtel, then the Foxtel App is the one for you. If not, sign up for Foxtel Now and pick a package including the sports channels.

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You can find all the details, including start times, venues and broadcasting information here.