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Where to watch the Olympics and other multi-sports events in Australia
They may only roll around every couple of years, but the multi-sports events like the Summer and Winter Olympics have a new home in Australia.
Multi-sports is a rather bland umbrella term used to describe some of the biggest sporting events in the world. The term covers big-ticket events like the Olympic Games (both Summer and Winter), the Commonwealth Games and the Invictus Games. For all of your multi-sports viewing needs, you’re tuned into the right channel, and you don’t have to spend a cent to access some of the best sports streaming services for the Olympics.
Looking for something new to stream tonight? These services offer free trials so you won’t pay a cent unless you decide to keep subscribed once your trial’s up.
- Apple TV+ 7-day free trial: Stream Severance, CODA and more award-winning TV shows and movies
- Hayu 7-day free trial: Reality TV lovers can load up on the drama with hayu's dedicated streaming service
- Prime Video 30-day trial: Award-winning originals and shopping perks
- Shudder 7-day trial: Dedicated horror service with blood-curdling originals
- Foxtel Now 10-day trial: Wide range of live and on-demand content, including TV shows, movies and sports events
- Binge 14-day FREE trial: Foxtel's streaming service offering some of HBO's most popular series (14-day free trial will reduce to 7 days starting on the 3rd of October 2023)
Watch Olympics online in Australia
Stream the Olympics for free on 9Now.
For a while now, 7plus has been the home of the Summer and Winter Olympics. But that’s set to change. While you can still watch event replays for recent Olympics on 7plus, the new streaming home for Olympic events is 9Now. Tune in to 9Now for the 2024 Paris Olympics, 2028 Los Angeles Olympics and 2032 Brisbane Olympics, plus the 2026 Milan and Cortana Olympics as well as the 2030 Winter Olympics (venue TBA).
Esports is a big deal in the gaming space, and they’re so big these days that the Olympics has officially recognised digital athletes. The first Olympic Esports Series streamed on the official Olympics website in March 2023. The in-person finals event takes place in Singapore between 22 and 25 June 2023. Stream the finals in June for free on the official Olympics website.
Watch the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Australia
While the Russia-based Special Olympics World Winter Games were postponed and eventually cancelled, the Special Olympics World Sumer Games are still set to take place between 16 and 25 June 2023 in Germany. At the time of writing, it was unclear where the Berlin Games would be available for streaming in Australia.
Internationally, the Special Olympics World Sumer Games are set to stream on ESPN3. Use a virtual private network (VPN) service connected to a US server to access ESPN3 via a live TV service, including Hulu. Here’s a list of VPNs that worked well with streaming Hulu from Australia in my tests:
Watch the Invictus Games in Australia
Germany is getting a double dose of multi-sports events in 2023. The (postponed) Invictus Games are set to be held between 9 and 16 September 2023 in Dusseldorf, Germany. SBS On Demand is typically the streaming home of the Invictus Games, so tune in there to watch all the action.
Watch the Commonwealth Games in Australia
In October 2021, the Seven Network acquired the rights to stream the Commonwealth Games in Australia. While a broadcaster has yet to be officially announced for the 2026 Commonwealth Games (set to take place in March 2026 in Victoria, Australia), expect to watch them either on 7plus or 9Now if Channel 9’s recent Olympics broadcast deal is anything to go by.
At the time of writing, the only officially confirmed broadcast partner for the 2026 Commonwealth Games was Sky Television in New Zealand. Check out the list of VPNs below that offer servers in New Zealand:
Compare streaming services
Interested to see how the streaming services above stack up against the competition? Take a look at the table below for a comparison of your streaming options in Australia.
|4K streaming3 streamsDeal: 30-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Standard planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$16/mth||Go to site|
|Apple TV+ plan4K streaming6 streams (Family Sharing)Deal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Disney+ plan4K streaming3 streamsDeal: $139.99 for 12mths||$13.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix Standard + AdsHD streaming2 streams||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Stan Basic planSD streaming1 stream||$10/mth||Read more|
|Kayo One PlanHD streaming 1 stream||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now EssentialsHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channelsDeal: 10-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Shudder planHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Hayu PlanHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Go to site|
|Paramount+ planHD streaming3 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Britbox planHD streaming5 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$8.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix BasicSD streaming1 stream||$10.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix StandardHD streaming2 streams||$16.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix Premium4K streaming4 streams||$22.99/mth||Read more|
|Binge Basic + Ads planSD streaming1 streamDeal: 14-day free trial (ends 2 Oct 2023)||$10/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Premium planHD streaming4 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial (starts on 3 Oct 2023)||$18/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Basic PlanHD streaming 2 streams||$30/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Premium PlanHD streaming 3 streams||$35/mth||Go to site|
|Stan Standard planHD streaming3 streams||$16/mth||Read more|
|Stan Premium plan4K streaming4 streams||$21/mth||Read more|
|Stan Sport add-onHD or 4K streaming||$15/mth add-onMin. cost $25/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)||Read more|
|Essentials + Movies planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demandDeal: 10-day free trial||$45/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now All Packs planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demand + Live sports + Drama Extra, Kids and DocosDeal: 10-day free trial||$59/mth* *First 12mths. Then $104/mth||Go to site|