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In the US, ESPN and the Tennis Channel are the official broadcast partners of the Australian Open.

You can watch the Australian Open broadcasts on ESPN2, ESPN3, and the Tennis Channel. You can also watch limited highlights from the tournament on ABC. The championship games will air on ESPN (main channel).

The Australian Open 2024 tournament is set to begin on Sunday, Jan 14, 2024,  marking the exciting start of the epic Grand Slam events. This will be a 15-day event for the first time in Australian Open history, adding an extra day to the first round.

This guide outlines how to watch the Australian Open on TV and streaming devices. Here are the best ways to keep your eye on the ball this season.

Ways to Watch the Australian Open

Australian Open on TV

You can watch the Australian Open on ESPN Network and ESPN+.

ESPN2  is the home for tennis coverage in the US. It broadcasts all four Grand Slam tournaments including the Australian Open.

ESPN3  broadcasts panorama coverage of multiple courts while ABC (also owned by Disney) shows highlights. The main ESPN channel broadcasts the championship games.

The Tennis Channel also broadcasts some Australian Open matches, but it’s only included in some TV plans. See the “TV Plans to Watch the Australian Open” section to learn more.

Note that some Australian Open games are exclusive to streaming on ESPN+, so you can’t watch every game on conventional TV.

You can stream most games with any streaming TV service that carries the ESPN Network. But you’ll also need an ESPN+ subscription to access every Australian Open match available in the US.

Hulu + Live TV tops our list of recommended ways to watch the Australian Open. It includes ESPN+ at no additional cost and has a decent lineup of sports channels, which includes ESPN and ESPN2.

TV Plans to Watch the Australian Open

Best Overall: Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is the best way to watch the Australian Open 2024. It includes the ESPN Network and ESPN+ streaming service at no additional cost.

You’d have to subscribe to ESPN+ separately if you go with any other TV option. There’s no regional sports fee on top of the subscription fee either. There’s no term contract requirement or extra equipment fee. All you need is a reliable internet service and you’re good to go. Visit Hulu + Live TV to learn more.

Best Value: Xfinity

Xfinity TV offers comprehensive TV plans with some of the most popular channels included at affordable prices.

Fittingly named Popular TV ($60.00/mo.), Xfinity’s mid-tier TV plan features 125+ channels including  ESPN Network and Tennis Channel. Xfinity Popular TV is the cheapest way to watch the Australian Open.

Ultimate TV ($80.00/mo.) includes NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, ESPNU, and other premium channels on top of everything included with Popular TV.

Best Sports and Entertainment: DIRECTV

The best thing about DIRECTV is that it doesn’t require cable or internet. You can get it virtually anywhere in the US with a satellite dish.

DIRECTV Entertainment ($69.99/mo. for 24 months) has 75+ essential sports, news, and entertainment channels, including  ESPN Network. If you choose DIRECTV via satellite, you can have 90+ additional channels at the same price.

DIRECTV Choice™ ($84.99/mo. For 24 months) and higher tier plans also include  Tennis Channel.

Who's Playing in the 2024 Australian Open?

Top 50 Players (Women) in the Australian Open

Here’s a list of the top 50 players (women) in the Australian Open 2024 based on their WTA rankings.

Top 50 Players (Men) in the Australian Open

Here’s a list of the top 50 players (men) in the Australian Open 2024 based on their ATP rankings.

FAQ

1.    Where can I watch the Australian Open?

You can watch the Australian Open in the US on the ESPN Network and ESPN+ with Hulu + Live TV. You can also watch the Happy Slam with any TV plan that includes the ESPN Network.

2.    Can you watch the Australian Open for free?

You can watch the Australian Open for free if your TV plan includes the ESPN Network. Call us at 855-349-9328 to learn about the latest TV deals in your area.

3.    Is the Australian Open on Amazon Prime?

No, you can’t watch the Australian Open on Amazon Prime. ESPN and the Tennis Channels are the only two networks to watch the Australian Open in the US.

4.    Can you watch Tennis on ESPN?

Yes, ESPN has broadcasting rights to the Australian Open in the US. You can watch tennis on the ESPN Network and ESPN+.

5.    How to Watch Tennis Channel 

Tennis Channel is available with the most common TV providers including Xfinity, Spectrum, and DIRECTV. Call us at 855-349-9328 and let us help find the best TV plan for you.

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