Whether you’re an Android user or an iPhone junkie there’s no shortage of great sports apps in Australia. Sports apps with live streaming, sports apps with stats and live scores and sports apps for betting are among the most highly sought after for Australian fans but which apps are free and which ones are the best?
The 5 mobile apps below are all completely free to download but some also offer in-app purchases that give you access to additional features.
1. Bleacher Report
The B/R app is undoubtedly one of the most complex sports applications in the world. In fact, it almost functions as a social media site. In addition to seeing sports results and sports news, you can follow different Fantasy leagues, choose which B/R editor’s articles you want to see more of and follow different talk shows and podcasts.
Essentially, as an all-round sports app, Bleacher Repost gives you everything you need to follow and find detailed information, stats and analyses of all the top Australian and worldwide sporting events.
The Unibet app is one of the most comprehensive betting apps on the market. As you would expect, you can place pre-match and live bets through the app but there are also many other features. According to a Unibet Australia review done by My Betting Sites Australia, the app offers live streaming of over 30,000+ different local and international sports events from the NBA and English football leagues to horse racing, tennis and even handball. The live betting section also lets you follow hundreds of different sports every day with live stats, interactive graphics, tips and previews.
Whether you want to bet or not, the Unibet app has everything you need to follow live Australian and international sports as they happen.
3. beIN Sports
If you’re a soccer or rugby fan then this is the app for you. While it may not have much in the way of news or stats the beIN Sports app is arguably the best live streaming sports app in Australia. If you’re already a Foxtel user than access to live streaming of top European soccer and rugby matches is free, otherwise there is a small subscription fee. However, with some of the best quality streams in the market, as well as compatibility with ChromeCast and Apple TV, there is plenty to get excited about.
You’ve got to be a football or rugby fan to want this app but if you are then it may be one of the best download’s you’ll ever make.
4. Fox Sports
The Fox Sports Official App is another live streaming option for Australian sports fans. You’ll get access to streams from over 140 different leagues and events in Australia and around the world with a premium subscription, or, if you already have a Fox Sports Digital subscription, for free. If you’re not looking to pay the fee then the free version also has plenty of features worth getting amongst. You’ll be able to check live updates, scoreboards, team stats, live blogs and selected videos all through the free version of the app.
For an all-round, Aussie focused sports app, it’s hards to look past Fox Sports.
5. Barstool Sports
Barstool Sports may be a slightly controversial choice but they do have a cult following in the US and many other countries around the world. The Barstool Sports brand is well-known for its sports commentaries, videos, blogs and podcast and the app brings all of these things together in one place. The Stool community is not for everyone but many find their takes and banter on world sports refreshing and a lot of fun to consume.
Barstool Sports is a sports news outlet with a twist and the app is a great way for Aussies to engage with US and world sports in a unique way.