The 2019 Ashes takes place throughout the months of August and September as the Australian and English teams battle it out in a new format that is being tested in 2019. The 2019 Ashes is the first series that is going to be played in the new ICC Test Championship for nine different countries. Each nation will play six different series, three home and three away from 2019 to 2021 with a final occurring in June 2021. Australia currently holds the win after claiming the Ashes in the summer 2017-2018 but they have not won an away Ashes since 2001. But how do we watch England and Australia battle it out in the first series? Let’s go through the different ways you can watch the 2019 Ashes online no matter where you are located in the world.
How to Watch in the UK
If you live in the United Kingdom then you only have one choice when it comes to watching the Ashes in 2019. BT Sport used to have the rights to the Ashes but this is the first time that the competition will be airing on Sky Sports. If you do not have a cable subscription then there are two ways you can watch the Ashes; the first is by going through NOW TV. It is a subscription-based service where you can get Sky Sports but it is costly. You will have to pay 34 pounds a month to watch the 2019 Ashes, but you can get a week-long pass for 13 pounds. Since there are several tests during the month of August, it makes more sense to get month-long service.
One of the best ways that you can get Sky Sports cheaply is by signing up for their service called Sky Sports Mobile TV. You can access all of Sky Sports’ broadcasts for a low price of just 11 pounds per month. If you are looking to save a few bucks each month they also offer another package for 6 pounds a month that comes with the following channels: Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports News, Sky News. The only issue with using this service is that you can only watch the games on your mobile device. But, if you have an iPhone or iPad as well as an Apple TV you can cast the game from your mobile device to the TV using AirPlay.
How to Watch in Australia
In Australia, the Ashes is going to be on Channel Nine and Fox Sports. The best part about Channel Nine is that it is completely free, it is similar to ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS in the United States. You can go right on Channel Nine’s website online to watch all of the 2019 Ashes. Channel Nine also has a great app called 9Now that will be broadcasting the 2019 Ashes live. The app is free to download and you will be able to watch all five tests. You can also use a VPN to access the site for free if you live outside of Australia.
How to Watch in the United States
Cricket is not a very popular sport in the US but thankfully there is a service dedicated to cricket. Willow TV is a dedicated cricket online service and you can get it for a relatively cheap monthly price. For just $10 a month you can get access to cricket matches all over the world including the 2019 Ashes. This is an incredible deal if you live in the United States.
How to Watch in India
Sony has recently taken over the cricket scene in India and they have acquired the rights to the Ashes through 2023. Sony LIV is the service that is completely free in India if you are just looking to watch the 2019 Ashes. You can either download the app or stream the broadcast live right on their website.
How to Watch in South Africa
If you live in South Africa then you can watch the 2019 Ashes live on SuperSport. The only problem is that you have to have a cable subscription in order to get access to SuperSport. If you have a cable subscription then you have two options to watch the 2019 Ashes online. You can watch their live broadcast on their app which you can download on the App Store or the Google Play Store or you can go right on their website to stream the 2019 Ashes.
Similar Article: Why the Ashes is called the Ashes
How to Watch Using a VPN
If you are not in any of the countries listed above the best way to watch the 2019 Ashes is to use a virtual private network (VPN). It can be a bit confusing to use a VPN so let’s go through the steps on how you can use one to watch the 2019 Ashes.
- Purchase a subscription from a VPN service. Make sure that you do not use a free service as they are ridden with malware. Most services cost around $10-12 a month which is a great deal to watch the Ashes from anywhere.
- Download and install the service’s software from their website.
- Launch the software and log into your account.
- Choose Australia as the country that you want to connect to.
- Go to Channel Nine’s website and you will be able to watch the 2019 Ashes online.
The 2019 Ashes will be an incredibly exciting event as Australia and England always have great tests. It will be very interesting to see how the new format for ICC Test Championship works out and the entire cricket world will be watching to see how it works. Who do you think is going to take home the win? Let us know in the comments!