When it comes to cricket, there are few tournaments that are as prestigious and important as The Ashes. The cricket contest, traditionally competed between Australia and England, is followed by millions from around the world. The last time England toured Down Under, Australia won all 5 matches. This year’s edition will begin on November 23rd 2017 while the the fifth and final contest starting on January 4th, 2018. The series will be held in Australia.
How to Watch The Ashes 2017/2018 Live Online?
The Ashes 2017/2018 TV Broadcasting Partners
- Cricket.Com.Au (Australia)
- BT Sport (UK)
- Willow TV (USA)
- SonyLiv (India)
- Super Sport (South Africa)
- BeIN Sports (Middle East/North Africa)
How to Watch The Ashes 2017 in Australia Live Online?
Australian can watch the 2017/2018 Ashes Series live online on 9Now. The Nine Network will show each Test, live, free and exclusive, and all in HD. You can watch Channel 9 on your PC or Mac. 9Now also has native apps for Telstra TV, Fetch, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4, PlayStation 4 and Sony Smart TVs. ABC Radio will also be covering all five Tests. Keep in mind that Channel 9 is geoblocked outside Australia. If you’re an Australia expat currently living abroad, you can unblock your favorite streaming channels from back home using VPN.
Update: It appears that Channel 9 are not broadcasting the Ashes Series via their online apps. If you live in Australia, you can stream the 2017/2017 Ashes series on Cricket.com.au. The dedicated cricket site has apps on Android and iOS. You can either subscribe to their annual package for 29.90$ or the daily package for 5.99$.
How to Watch The Ashes 2017 in the United Kingdom?
As part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia that began last year, BT Sport has won exclusive broadcasting rights of the series in the United Kingdom. BT Sport is available on PC, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. Alternatively, you can listen to live commentary using BBC Radio. British expats currently living abroad cannot watch BT Sport due to geo-restrictions.
How to Stream The Ashes 2017/2018 in the United States?
While cricket certainly is not very popular in the United States, many American as well as expats living in the US follow the sport online. Willow TV, which is a dedicated sport channel that focuses on everything related to cricket, will broadcast the The Ashes live in the USA as well as Canada. Willow TV is available on PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Smart TV, and Roku.
How to Watch The Ashes Series in India Online?
Sony have taken over from Star India as the television broadcaster of Australian cricket in India. That means that that Hotstar will not broadcast this year’s cricket series. If you want to watch The Ashes live online in India, you can do so on Sony Liv. The SonyLIV app is available for all Smartphones, Tablets, iOS devices, Android TV, Sony Bravia TV and Chromecast.
How to Watch The Ashes 2017 in South Africa?
In case you currently live in South Africa, you can watch The Ashes cricket series live online on SuperSport. The popular sports channel has exclusive broadcasting rights of various sporting events in several African countries. DSTV’s SuperSport can be watched on PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and iPad.
How to Watch The Ashes Live Online Anywhere in the World?
In case you’re an expat currently working or travelling abroad, you won’t be able to watch your favorite sports channels online due to geo-restrictions. That means an Australian who lives in the UK, New Zealand, or USA cannot watch Channel 9 because it’s geoblocked outside Australia. The same applies to all the other channels listed above. To avoid these geo-restrictions, you have to use VPN, or a virtual private network, which allows you to spoof your location online, giving you the ability to unblock geoblocked cricket channels from around the world.
ExpressVPN are the best VPN service provider you can use to bypass geographic restrictions imposed on various sports channels. They have VPN servers all over the world and even offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Once you sign up with them, download and install their VPN app on your streaming device. Finally, connect to a VPN server from within the app and enjoy unrestricted and secure Internet freedom.
The Ashes 2017/2018 Series Schedule
November 23 – November 27 –The Gabba, Brisbane
December 02 – December 06 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
December 14 – December 18 – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
December 26 – December 30 – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
January 04 – January 08 – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
What is The Ashes?
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The term ‘Ashes’ was coined in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper after Australia’s 1882 victory at The Oval, their first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.
How to Watch The Ashes Live Stream Online – Predictions
Even the most optimistic England fans are expecting another trashing this year. Australia simply seem to be on another level. Which team do you think will win the 70th Ashes series?