How to Watch FA Cup Matches in Australia (April 2021)
FA Cup season 2020-2021 is getting more and more exciting with each passing week. It’s still 2 months to go before the final will be played on 15th May 2021. Arsenal is the current Champion of the FA Cup who beat Chelsea 2-1, so Arsenal will be defending their crown.
The schedule has been confirmed and we’re excited to show you many different ways on how to watch the FA Cup in Australia.
How to Watch FA Cup Matches in Australia
The best available option to stream FA Cup in Australia is through Kayo Sports. It will be showcasing all the matches of the FA Cup 2020-2021 season since its very start.
Kayo Sports is an Australian top streaming service through which you can watch ESPN, BeIN Sports, Fox Sports, and more.
It also offers a 14-day free trial as well. You can try out the service and give it a test run. The basic package only costs $25/month and an additional $10 will let you watch sports on three screens.
Here are the steps you need to follow to watch FA Cup:
Step 1: Open Kay Sports websites
Step 2: Click on the Free Trial
Step 3: Try the Basic Plan (2 screens at the same time)
Step 4: Enter payment details
Step 5: Enter log in details and start streaming on ESPN or BeIN Sports
Other Ways to Watch FA Cup in Australia
There are other different ways to watch FA Cup and that’s what I am about to tell you in this section. These options may not be as affordable as Kayo Sports, but still, you want to try them, here are some options aligned for you:
You can also watch FA Cup if you have a Foxtel IQ subscription along with a Sports HD package. This will help you stream ESPN either on your laptop or mobile phone.
But here’s a catch, ESPN will only stream if you either have a Foxtel Go or ESPN app and it will cost you an additional $25 to subscribe for that.
But it doesn’t end here. You will also need to have a Foxtel Plus subscription too which costs $49. Don’t forget some of the installation cost that will incur as well.
The cost could reach up to $74 which is extremely expensive considering you only need to watch the FA Cup.
Foxtel Now is another option to stream FA Cup as it is a giant TV streaming service. If you subscribe to its ‘Essential Pack’ and an additional ‘Sports Pack’, then you will be able to the FA Cup at $54/month.
Even though it’s cheaper than Foxtel IQ but still you will be paying double the price of Kayo Sports and I personally think it’s not worth it.
Foxtel Now does offer a 10-day free trial and it works on almost all devices. You can try out the service if you like. But if you don’t, you can always cancel your subscription.
Fetch TV is also an Australian streaming service that has access to ESPN and will be showing the FA Cup from the Quarter-Final Rounds.
You will need to purchase its ‘Vibe Pack’ that costs about $6/month. The total cost will depend on whether you bought a Fetch TV subscription through your broadband provider or from a retailer.
How to Watch FA Cup for Free in Australia
Using a free method to watch the FA Cup in Australia could be very risky as it can easily get you in a lot of trouble.
To avoid that from happening and keeping your original IP address completely hidden from your ISPs is to use a VPN (ExpressVPN is our top choice).
After using a VPN, your online identity will be safe over the internet and your internet traffic will be encrypted.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Subscribe to a VPN (such as ExpressVPN)
Step 2: Download and Install the VPN app on your device
Step 3: Open the app and enter the username/password
Step 4: Connect to any US server from the servers’ list
Step 5: Got to the USTV Go website and select ESPN to start streaming!
FA Cup Season 2020-2021 Schedule
Here’s a look at the brief schedule that will start from 1st September 2020 and the Final will be commenced on 15th May 2021.
|Extra Preliminary Round||Tuesday 1st September 2020|
|Preliminary Round||Saturday 12th September 2020|
|First Round Qualifying||Tuesday 22nd September 2020|
|Second Round Qualifying||Saturday 3rd October 2020|
|Third Round Qualifying||Tuesday 13th October 2020|
|Fourth Round Qualifying||Saturday 24th October 2020|
|First Round Proper||Saturday 7th November 2020|
|Second Round Proper||Saturday 28th November 2020|
|Third Round Proper||Saturday 9th January 2021|
|Fourth Round Proper||Saturday 23rd January 2021|
|Fifth Round Proper||Wednesday 10th February 2021|
|Quarter-Finals||Saturday 20th March 2021|
|Semi-Finals||Saturday 17th April 2021|
|Finals||Saturday 15th May 2021|
The List of Previous 10 FA Cup Winners
Arsenal has been the most successful club to win FA Cup 14 times. They are also the defending champions having won against Chelsea 2-1.
To know the past winners, here’s a list of them:
- 2020: Arsenal
- 2019: Manchester City
- 2018: Chelsea
- 2017: Arsenal
- 2016: Manchester United
- 2015: Arsenal
- 2014: Arsenal
- 2013: Wigan
- 2012: Chelsea
- 2011: Manchester City
There’s a long way to go in FA Cup Finals as it will happen on 15th May 2021. However, the 2020-2021 season has started and is in full swing.
The preliminary rounds had begun in September 2020, the quarter-finals have been played all the way on 20th-21st March 2021. This is where the fun began. The semi-finals will be played on 17th-18th April and the final will be played on 15th May 2021.
I have highlighted many ways to watch the FA Cup in Australia with different streaming services. I have discussed the paid options and as well as the free option.
But if you’re going towards the free option, make sure you have a good VPN installed on your device or otherwise you will have legal troubles.
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