How To Watch the Australian Open Live from Anywhere?

Many pay-TV channels broadcast the Australian Open. But where can you watch the Aus Open live for free online? Well, in this article, I'll give you the answer. And whether you're in UK, US, India or any other country, it will work. I will show you 2 free foreign channels that will allow you to watch the Australian Open live from anywhere.

You will be able to watch the men's and women's Aus Open on your computer, tablet, smartphone, and even your connected TV.

Basics on Aus Open

The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. This competition, which takes place in Melbourne, has existed since 1905 and is played every year in early January.

For the men, the two main favorites for the Australian Open 2022 are Serbian Novak Djokovic and Russian Daniil Medvedev. They are respectively number 1 and number 2 in the world on the ATP ranking.

In the women's draw, Naomi Osaka would be the favorite. She is ranked number 13 in the world by the WATP ranking.

Watch the Australian Open live on 2 free channels

As I told you, in many countries, the broadcasting rights of the Australian Open are only granted to pay-TV channels. However, in some countries like Switzerland or Australia, free channels broadcast all the matches of the AUS Open.

But two specific free channels broadcast the Australian Open and you will be able to watch their live online. These channels have a website where residents of the channel country can watch the live stream from any device.

Unfortunately, these sites do not allow live streaming for users living outside of the country where the channel is based. However, it is quite easy to get around this by connecting to the country of the channel using a VPN.

Method 1: Watch the AUS Open with the 9Now free Australian channel

You can watch the Aus Open on the Australian free channel 9Now. The sportcasters speaks inin English and all the tennis games are available live. It will be very easy to go from one court to another!

To access it, you need to use ExpressVPN.Β 

3 Steps to watch the Australian Open on 9Now with ExpressVPN

Step 1: Open ExpressVPN on your device and connect to the VPN in Australia. You can find the country server simply by typing "Australia" in the search bar of ExpressVPN.

connect expressvpn in australia for 9now

Once connected, ExpressVPN will be displayed in green like the image above.

For the demonstration, I am on a Mac, but it works exactly the same for all other devices.

Step 2: Then, you need to go on the 9Now website. To watch the live of the channel, you also need to signup (click on "Login" in the top right corner). Signing up is of course free and will only take a few minutes.

9Now signup

At some point, they will ask you for your postal code and you can put in one of Sydney (2006 for example):

australian zip codes for 9now

Step 3: Once you have registered and logged in, all you have to do is select "Live TV" from the top menu. You can then choose the channel that broadcasts the Australian Open and watch the live stream.

Australian open online on 9now

The live stream is available in very good quality and you won't have any lags or interruptions with ExpressVPN.

Method 1: Watch the AUS Open with the RTS free channel

RTS, a Swiss free channel, streams the Australian Open every year with French speaking sportcasters. Anyone in Switzerland can go to the online website RTS Play to watch the live stream for free. Fortunately for us, we can connect ExpressVPN in Switzerland to bypass this geographical restriction.

Many VPNs are blocked but ExpressVPN works great.

That's why I recommend you this VPN (ExpressVPN huge discount here) which has a 30 day money-back guarantee.Β 

3 Steps to watch the Australian Open on RTS with ExpressVPN

Step 1: Open ExpressVPN

Step 2: Click on the three little dots and search for "Switzerland", to connect ExpressVPN to this country.

To do this, simply double-click on "Switzerland" or select "Switzerland" and then click on the round login button.

connect expressvpn in Switzerland for rts

Once connected, ExpressVPN will be displayed in green. 

Step 3: You can now open your browser and go to the Play RTS website where you will find the live stream of the Australian Open on RTS One or Two.

Australian Open on RTS

As you can see above it works really well for the Australian Open and the video quality is in Full HD. Note that since I have known this method (it has been 3 years), it has worked every year.

Once you're done watching the Australian Open on RTS, you'll be able to quit Play RTS, return to ExpressVPN and disconnect the VPN. And every time you want to watch the AO on RTS, you'll have to reconnect in Switzerland. Simple, isn't it? πŸ™‚


This year again, you will have the option to watch the Australian Open free streaming on RTS and 9Now with a VPN. With this method, you will be able to watch the Aus Open on all your devices: computer, smartphone, tablet, and even connected TV.

Tennis is an exciting sport to watch, especially the Australian Open which always has surprises for us, so good luck to all the players and have a good streaming!

About the Author: Tom
Tom is the creator of and has been passionate about VPNs for over five years now.
He writes about online privacy, is constantly testing VPNs (both new and existing services) and is very interested in the difficulties of accessing certain sites and content in different regions.
In addition to his interest in VPNs, he is also a big fan of cinema and sports.
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