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FREE - English Premier League Subscription for Eligible Optus Customers

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Optus has purchased rights to the English Premier League over Foxtel. Optus is including a free subscription to the EPL for eligible customers.
Find out if you're eligible by entering your details. If you're eligible, it will add the subscription to your account.

You should then receive an email with the following info:

Hi there,
We can confirm that a Premier League subscription has been added to the service number:

(phone number)

Your plan includes Premier League at no additional cost for the life of your plan whilst Optus maintains Premier League rights.

If you did not request this Premier League subscription, please contact us immediately on 133 937 to let us know.

For more info on EPL and Optus visit: http://www.optus.com.au/epl

T&C's: Available in selected homes in selected areas. Fair Go Policy Applies. Premier League is for private viewing in Australia only. Content and features vary by device. Optus Premier League is available as long as you remain on an eligible plan and Optus has the rights to stream the Premier League, which run from 2016/17 to 2018/19.

1/8: Updated expiry from 31 July to 22 August 2016.

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  • +1 vote

    Just registered. This is awesome. Thanks.

  • +12 votes

    If your on the $90 unlimited cable + phone + Fetch TV plan, I managed to be eligible by using my home phone number rather than my internet username (which said I wasn't eligible).

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      I had to do the same for the same plan.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks! I tried my internet username and was disappointed, home phone worked and I'm happy again!

    • +3 votes

      Just keep in mind that if you are eligible via your phone plan, and you have Fetch TV… then the EPL channel will NOT be available on your current Fetch TV service.
      To watch the EPL on Fetch TV, you need to have an eligible internet plan.

      It's just an annoying quirk of Optus's backend systems.

      • +3 votes

        That's such a bloody joke…

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      Thanks for this tip! Worked for me too

  • +6 votes

    "The 2016/17 Premier League season is yours for free.
    Your Optus plan qualifies you for a free subscription to the 2016/17 season. From 31st July 2017, your Premier League subscription will automatically continue and you will be charged $15 per month unless you cancel."

    Mmm.

    • -1 vote

      What's the problem? If you don't want it to renew just set a reminder.

      • -1 vote

        i was more intrigued that it only offered one year. I'm on contract, why would this year be any different to next year?

        And my phone only allows reminders up to 12 months away ;)

        • +4 votes

          So set the reminder 12 months from today. The season will be over anyway.

  • +2 votes

    Got the SMS from Optus this Tuesday saying the free subscription has added on my account.

    "The Premier League is yours for no extra fee. That's right, on your plan you can get a Premier League Subscription until the end of the 2018/19 season. Subscribe at Optus.com.au/epl.'

    Good deal.

  • +2 votes

    I was eligable on the $45 sim only post paid plan. Will be sure to set a reminder for next year though to cancel once the $15 per month fee kicks in.

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    I'm on the Big Office Bundle with Optus and I got this message when I signed up:

    "Your current service has a Premier League subscription included at no extra cost for the life of your plan while Optus remains the rights-holder"

    So does this mean as long as Optus has the rights I'm entitled to an everlasting subscription free of charge?

    • +1 vote

      Yep as long as they have the rights to the EPL. If they lose the rights, then obviously you'd lose the subscription too.

  • +2 votes

    Good deal! So how does this work? Do I need that thing called fetch tv to watch it on my tv? Can i just stream it to my laptop?

    • +3 votes

      Go to http://www.optus.com.au/epl and have a read. It says that you'll be able to watch it from the website, app on phone/tablet or Fetch TV

      • +1 vote

        Really impressed with this offering - seems like great value even for the $15 p/m. As a bonus it's even better!

        Here's hoping everything is smooth, HD and doesn't lag. Otherwise I'm going back to Acestream ;-)

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          Ye, if it offers good service $15 a month is a steal!

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      I think it's an app for your phone or tablet.

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      Website, mobile apps, Apple TV, Fetch STB for broadband customers, Fetch Mini for mobile customers ($5 a month).

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    OK bargain hunters. Each person that has access to the EPL gets 4 account users (They can log in all at once to watch). I'd be happy to pay someone a fee for the login, PM me if interested.

    • -2 votes

      Apparently you only get two unless you are connected on multiple services.

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      Not sure why you are getting negative votes, sounds like a great idea, especially for people who cannot get Optus mobile or broadband because they are already locked into contracts with other providers. Personally, I think Optus are making a big mistake by not offering the EPL as a stand alone package, for say $20 per month.

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        Cheers Bob, it would save money for me and others so yes, a good idea. $20 per month would be good but the rights to buy the EPL have shot up, at this stage NZ doesn't even have anyone showing it!

      • +1 vote

        Because he's wrong. You can register 4 devices but only use one at once. The exception is the Fetch boxes which can be used at the same time as one of the devices.

        • -1 vote

          So one person uses a fetch box and one uses a 'device'. 1 Account/2 people, correct?

        • -1 vote

          @bargainslut:

          Correct. "Stream on 1 device plus simultaneously watch on Yes TV by Fetch". Also confirmed in the comments here that the Fetch device can be the STB or Mini:

          https://yescrowd.optus.com.au/t5/Blog/The-Premier-League-fro...

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          @dazweeja:
          Excellent news, basically 50% off then, cheers dazzy boy

          Can we have more than one Yes TV by fetch box to watch the Premier League on multiple TV’s?

          No, as we currently supply one Yes TV by Fetch box per household. However you can watch two games at once through your compatible smartphone or tablet or through the Optus Premier League website.

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        By not offering EPL as a standalone package Optus are using it as a tool to sign up more people to their phone/internet/broadband services. It makes a significant point of difference to Telstra for any EPL fans looking for a new communications provider.

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    Awesome! Signed up! Thanks OP

    I can finally ditch Foxtel! But I now have to work out how to record EPL games (on my mobile device) that start @ 3am on a Sunday morning!

    • +11 votes

      Yeah, good luck with that. I can see Optus desperately trying to sell the EPL rights back to Foxtel in 12 months when they realise that they have paid way too much, and their business model of trying to force people to sign up to Optus just to get EPL is not working.

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        yeah, wouldn't bet against ya there!

        in the meantime, while Optus still holds EPL rights, anyone got any info on this 'Fetch TV mini' device?? not seeing any info about it on the Optus site!

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        • +1 vote

          Can only get Fetch TV if you have Optus Broadband. Tough cookies for the rest who will have to watch on their tablet or phone. Another example of Optus's poor handling of this whole EPL deal. They need to realise that sports lovers want to watch the game on their big screen TV (or projector), not on their phone or tablet.

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          @kirt: thanks for the links!

          haha, funny on the fetch tv device comparator page that the spec difference between 'fetch tv' & 'fetch tv mighty' is WIFI connectivity!

          and you will have to pay an extra $30 per month to get the 'mighty'! what a joke!

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          @billy_bob:

          No, the Fetch Mini is for their mobile customers on other ISPs. An extra $5 a month. It doesn't record though. Also, Allen Lew has said that Apple TV will be supported.

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          @billy_bob: Pretty sure you can watch on your laptop - so HDMI to the TV and it's all the same.

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          @goralph: Ok, good to know, but most games are on after midnight, so the ability to record games would be handy, but the Fetch mini doesn't record.

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          @billy_bob:

          290 games out of 380 are available on-demand so no reason to record most of the time.

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      You'd best get at least the Yes Fetch TV set top box if you want to record EPL games, however, I believe that you have access to game replays if you miss the game. If you just want to have it on the TV you'll be able to get the Yes TV by Fetch Mini in July and add it to your bill.

      • -1 vote

        seriously doubt if it's worth having to sign up to Optus broadband for 24 months for $90 per month just to watch EPL on TV????

        am currently on Telstra Cable with 75mbps download speed & 500GB. I can only get 20mbps ADSL2+ with Optus from my place atm.

        think I'll just connect my old laptop to TV & stream Optus EPL coverage thru web browser! haha

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    Worked with my Optus mobile plan.

    Thanks a plenty :)

  • +2 votes

    You will receive free access to the 2016/17 Premier League season.

    We will begin charging you $15 per month from 31st July 2017 and you will be billed each month until you decide to cancel.

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    I have optus mobile broadband. All the info gets ticked in their "Checking" webpage. There is no account info to display though and it stops :(

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    Has it been mentioned anywhere whether the matches will be shown in full HD, and if they can be set to record at watch whenever? Thanks.

  • +3 votes

    Worked on my $60 per month SIM only plan that I got on special for $40.

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      Why would someone downvote this?

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        I am getting the same deal via Chat.

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          mind to tell how that work?

          Is it same plan as https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/248367

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          @overlook: Yes its the same plan.

          I just asked whether they had any Sim only plan with unlimited minutes and post that they offered it. I did not even ask for it.
          This plan is good and it gives EPL also.

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          Not exactly the same. Mine is the deal when they offered 10GB data. I believe now it is only 8GB, which is still good value.

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          @rorymeister: They offered 10GB data.

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          @xtremevicky:

          Awesome! Their website says only 8, but that's good they gave you more.

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          @rorymeister:
          But I never signed up. I want unlimited international calling.

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    I'm on the entertainment bundle with NBN:

    Your plan includes Premier League at no additional cost for the life of your plan whilst Optus maintains Premier League rights.

  • +4 votes

    Just be aware the marketing ploy is to hope you will forget to unsubscribe after the free period and start paying $15/month thereafter, or have you 'get use to' receiving live EPL coverage and convince you the $15 is worth it. Good deal, just set a reminder when the free period ends and re-evaluate then.

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    This is making me want to convert from my Telstra cable internet service. Paying $80 a month now and don't get any TV, I do get 40mbps and 200GB data. Their new sign up plans mention this EPL deal. Is Optus internet any good?

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      You do get unlimited data for as low as $60 if you are eligible to be serviced with ADSL, Cable or NBN connection and have an existing postpaid mobile service. If you don't have a postpaid service with Optus it is $80 per month on a 24 month contract.

    • +1 vote

      This thinking is what they banked on when looking to purchase the EPL rights. I personally don't believe content should depend on which provider you are with.

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      Performance can vary from node to node. A friend recently changed from Optus cable to Telstra cable, both 100Mbps services, and the performance difference is night and day (in favour of Telstra). On the other hand, others may have had an opposite experience.

      If you know anyone in your local area on Optus cable (assuming you're on the same node as them), ask them to perform speed tests, especially during peak times. Or look up speed-related Optus cable threads on Whirlpool, where an affected person or people may live close to you, giving you an idea of performance you could expect.

      The last thing you want is to experience 5Mbps speeds on an advertised 100Mbps service.

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    just registered :)

    Great News. Premier League is included at no extra charge.

    Your current service has a Premier League subscription included at no extra cost for the life of your plan while Optus remains the rights-holder.

    You will enjoy:

    All 380 matches exclusively live
    The new Premier League app for smartphones and tablets
    Up-to-the minute player stats, league tables and fixtures

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    Do you have to sign up to it if you're eligible or do you just get it?

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      You get it part of your plan. Say you're eligible it will just add the subscription to your account.

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        Cheers!

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    I think if you cancel at any point on their month to month SIM only plan your free access to EPL will expire.

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      That'll be handy for the ones that don't want to continue, I might try that half way through the season and report back. (If I remember :P)

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    Just register. How can i watch on tv? I need fetch mini? Is there extra charge?

    • +2 votes

      Website on laptop via HDMI? Or $5 extra a month for the Mini but it has other stuff like Netflix, Stan, all the FTA catch-up apps, FTA channels, pause and rewind live TV (up to 17 minutes).

  • +4 votes

    I'll miss the FOX On Demand service. It's disappointing to be held to ransom by Optus.

    For those who have jumped onboard, remember that the subscription will bump up to $15/month (depending on spend with Optus$

  • +8 votes

    i dont even watch the EPL but i signed up to spite my Telstra mate who does….thanks Optus for the free EPL, thanks Crownbet for the free AFL, thanks William Hill for the free NBA, thanks Unibet for the free NHL, thanks Optus for the free Cricket.

  • +1 vote

    No iOS support for EPL… only Android at this stage.

    • +1 vote

      True. They've said other compatible phones/tablets coming soon and Allen Lew has already stated that there'll be an Apple TV app, so iOS still seems likely to me.

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        Apple TV generation 4 only

        My understanding is that Apple does not allow carrier-restricted applications in the App Store.

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          I don't see how it's more carrier-restricted than the Optus TV with Fetch app, the Optus WiFi Talk app, or any other Optus app that requires an Optus subscription to function?

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          @dazweeja: Both the Optus TV with Fetch app, and the Optus WiFi Talk app are restricted to use on a WiFi network… they aren't restricted the the Optus Mobile Network itself.

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          @guidedlight:

          I don't see any mention of that anywhere. It would be weird if that was the case too. For example, if you signed up to the broadband package, it says you can "catch every match on the go with your smartphone or tablet". If would be odd if you also had to be a mobile customer to do this and it wasn't mentioned, don't you think? The video stream on the apps is unmetered on the Optus mobile network but it looks to be available outside it.

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          @guidedlight:
          WRONG MATE!
          I have fetch and my mobile is on Telstra and work Wifi is on Bigpond, use the fetch TV app on them all the time, the only restriction is you must be on the same home network to pair the phone app with the fetch tv, after thats done you can use it on any nerwork.

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      jailbreak and use flex to enable airplay ;)

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    Does this sign you up to pay an extra fee once the trial period is over?

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      Yes, you need to cancel before your next due date. Otherwise it's $15p/m