Optus Changes Prices to Keep up With Other Streaming Services
Sporting streaming services like Optus Sports, Stan Sports, Kayo Sports, and Foxtel are competing for every eyeball they can reach, but this has seen Optus change the prices for subscriptions to keep up with the competition.
From August 1, Optus customers will be charged an additional $6.99 per month on top of their phone and internet bills while non-Optus customers will be required to pay the recommended retail price of $24.99 per month or $199 for an annual pass.
Optus Sports discussed on their website how Australia’s landscape has changed over time and that these prices are in step with other streaming services as well as the recommended retail price.
“We’re fully committed to providing value for money, Optus stated on their website.
“From August, all live and on-demand Premier League matches will be available to stream in 1080p [in] HD on supported devices, which means you can watch all the action from the world’s best league in exceptional detail.
“We’ll continue bringing you every match live, plus full replays, mini matches, highlights, magazine shows and more.
“You can watch your team without missing a beat, from Jurgen Klopp’s fist pumps after a Liverpool win to Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest siuu, Optus Sports will have you covered.
“Coverage of the FA Women’s Super League will allow Aussie audience to watch some of our top Matilda’s week in [and] week out, headlined by Chelsea superstar Sam Kerr.”
The move comes after the sports streaming giant extended the rights to cover the Premier League, and Women’s Super League for the next six years, coverage of the 2023 Women’s World Cup due to take place in Australia and New Zealand and more than 1000 international matches.
Stan Sports which took the UEFA broadcast rights away from Optus Sports charges its subscribers $10 a month for basic but no access to HD, $14 for standard and access to HD and unlimited movies and $19 comes with 4K, HD and unlimited movies.
Kayo Sports offers 50 live sports in HD, on all compatible devices however their prices vary depending on the number of devices you watch it on, one device is $25 per month, two devices are $27 and three are $35.
Foxtel charges $54 per month but this offer comes with more than 50 live sports like Formula 1, MotoGP, access to Bein Sports content, Tennis champions, NBA, Supercars etc and movies.