The popular Australian streaming service, Stan has launched the Stan Sport add-on package for both new and existing Stan subscribers, giving Australians yet another way to get their sporting fix (in addition to Optus Sport and Kayo).
As is the case with on-demand streaming services, Stan Sport holds exclusive rights to select sporting events, meaning you will likely have to now subscribe to more than one sports streaming service if you simply can’t get enough of live action sport.
Here’s everything you need to know about Stan Sport.
What Is On Stan Sport?
Stan Sport first came to be following a deal that saw Stan and it’s co-owner Nine Entertainment secure a three-year contract with Rugby Australia to broadcast all rugby union matches. All rugby union matches can be viewed live on Stan Sport and a select few will be available to watch on a free-to-air basis on the Nine Network.
Stan Sport is also now the home of Super Rugby and Super W matches, along with The Rugby Championship, the Bledisloe Cup and the Shute Shield. Perhaps most importantly, and one of the biggest draws to subscribing to Stan Sport, is that all matches can be viewed completely ad-free.
Stan Sport has also gone big on tennis, securing the rights, in partnership with Nine Network, to broadcast all four Grand Slam tournaments – US Open; French Open; Wimbledon and Australian Open. All matches on all courts will be broadcast live, and select matches are available to watch on-demand.
Continuing its acquisitions, Stan Sport secured the rights to UEFA club competitions in 2021, meaning it is now the only place in Australia where you can watch the UEFA Champions League (this was previously available to stream on Optus Sport).
Other sporting events available to stream live and ad-free on Stan Sport include:
- Six Nations – Rugby Union
- Formula E World Championship – Motor racing
- IndyCar Series – Motor racing
- Indianapolis 500 – Motor racing
- UCI Road World Championships – Cycling
- UEFA Europa League – Soccer
- UEFA Super Cup – Soccer
- UEFA Conference League – Soccer
How Much Does Stan Sport Cost?
- Stan Sport requires you to have an active subscription to Stan.
- Stan Sport costs $10/month on top of your regular Stan subscription.
To get access to Stan Sport you do have to get a base Stan plan first. Stan subscriptions start at $10/month. From here, you need to add the Stan Sport package to your subscription for an additional $10/month.
The maximum price you will pay for a Stan subscription and Stan Sport is $29/month – this combines Stan Premium with Stan Sport. Do note, however, that if you have Stan Premium, which offers streaming in up to ultra-high-definition quality, you will only be able to stream sports matches via Stan Sport in high-definition.
Stan Sport Free Trial
You can try Stan Sport for free by way of a 7-day trial; which is available for both those with and without an existing Stan account. If you don’t yet have a Stan subscription at all, you can get a 30-day free trial.
What devices can I use to watch Stan Sport?
Stan Sport is available on all the same devices that Stan is compatible with, which essentially means, a lot. Stan Sport compatible devices include:
- Smart TVs (select models from Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense, TCL, Panasonic and other TVs running the Android OS)
- Gaming consoles (e.g. PlayStation 4/5, Xbox, etc.)
- Streaming devices and set-top boxes ( e.g. Google Chromecast, Apple TV, etc.)
- Smartphones (e.g. iPhone, Android, etc.)
- Tablets and iPads
- PCs and Macs