How to watch snooker and pool in Australia

Dip into live online pool and snooker in Australia with these streaming services.

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Nathan Lawrence
May 18, 2023
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Snooker, billiards and pool are similar games that can be played on much the same table. The big difference is the size of the table and the number of balls involved. Pool and snooker are global sports which, not so many years ago, were easy to stream with a Kayo Sports or Foxtel Now subscription. Fast-forward to more recent times, though, and watching snooker online in Australia isn’t as straightforward as signing up to one of the popular streaming services.

Thankfully, there are other ways to get your live pool and snooker hit.

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Watch snooker and pool online in Australia

Pocket snooker live streams with Matchroom Live.

The most straightforward way to watch snooker and pool online is with a Matchroom Live subscription. This sports-streaming service is home to snooker, pool, boxing, darts and poker, among others.

At the time of writing, Matchroom had a tonne of content for snooker as well as a variety of pool leagues. Matchroom content includes live streams, on-demand replays and highlight compilations. As you might expect, Matchroom Live isn’t a free streaming service. First, create a free account. Then you have a few subscription options:

  • Monthly pass: US$5.99 per month
  • Day pass: US$1.99 per day
  • Annual pass: US$49.99 per year

How else can I stream snooker and pool in Australia?

With the right virtual private network (VPN) service, you have other options for streaming snooker and pool from Australia. The free one is BBC iPlayer, which has a mix of live and on-demand snooker coverage. Use one of the VPNs below for fast streaming of BBC iPlayer content by connecting to a UK server:

The other alternative is to connect to a server in the US or Canada to access DAZN for snooker and pool streams. While DAZN is available to Australian subscribers, snooker content wasn’t available for Australian viewers at the time of writing. DAZN costs $13.99 per month (30 days’ notice required to cancel) choose from two annual options: one for $7.99 per month or another for $74.99 per year. While we don’t use DAZN to test the VPNs we review, consider the following options for ones that work well with US streaming services:

Watch the World Snooker Championship in Australia

There are three ways to watch the World Snooker Championship in Australia. The free option is with a BBC iPlayer account and a VPN that works well with the UK-based service (see options above). Alternatively, if you don’t mind paying, DAZN has the World Snooker Championship from $13.99 per month.

The other alternative is to use Matchroom Live. You won’t need a VPN, plus Matchroom Live has specific packages for the World Snooker Championship if that’s all you want to watch. Pay either US$1.99 per day for a 2023 World Snooker Championship Day Pass or US$5.99 for a 2023 World Snooker Championship seven-day pass.

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.

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$6.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth

Snooker Australia frequently asked questions

Yes, live snooker is available for streaming in Australia via a Matchroom Live subscription. Alternatively, use a VPN and connect to a server in the US or Canada to stream snooker via DAZN, or a VPN connected to a UK server for BBC iPlayer.
To stream live snooker events like the World Snooker Championship, your best bet is BBC iPlayer. To access BBC iPlayer from Australia, connect to a VPN server in the UK, sign up for a BBC iPlayer account, and start streaming. We advise using Windscribe, ExpressVPN, NordVPN, Atlas VPN, PrivadoVPN or CyberGhost for straightforward BBC iPlayer streaming.
No, you can’t watch snooker on Kayo these days. Snooker used to be available to stream via Kayo, but Eurosport content was removed from the streaming service in 2020. These days, stream snooker via Matchroom Live, BBC iPlayer or DAZN.
Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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