This was posted 3 months 26 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Free Premier League on Optus Sport

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Similar to the deal posted by Big Dog a couple of weeks ago - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/301006

Below taken from the Yes Crowd Blog

'Come and experience all the exhilarating action from the Premier League on us.

From Saturday 22nd April – Tuesday 2nd May, we’re giving you the opportunity to try Optus Sport and catch all the action from the latest round of the Premier League, on us. Available to both Optus customers and non-Optus customers, this offer gives you the chance to experience everything Optus Sport has to offer before you subscribe.

As we head towards the end of this year’s Premier League season, you’ll be able to enjoy all of this week’s exciting live match action where the race for the top spot is really heating up. Tottenham and Chelsea will be looking to secure vital wins that could determine who finishes first overall, plus you won’t want to miss the Manchester derby where both teams will be battling for a finishing place that would grant them a coveted spot in the Champions League. Elsewhere Hull City and Swansea both have winnable home games that just might save them from relegation. To find the full Premier League schedule for this week’s fixtures, just head to our blog post here.

You’ll also experience the world class punditry from our top football presenters, Richard Bayliss, Mel McLaughlin, Mark Schwarzer and Michael Bridges and catch the rest of our acclaimed content including: exclusive videos you won’t find anywhere else, current and former player interviews and your favourite matches from previous years.

And if you’re an Optus customer on an eligible mobile plan, you can stream any content on Optus Sport without using the data in your plan – how good is that? Please note: data-free streaming of Optus Sport content is not available to non-Optus customers and data charges may apply.

To sign up and take advantage of this incredible offer, head to: optus.com.au/plpass. Please be aware that signups are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis - so get in quick.'

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  • +2 votes

    I know you can stream the game using other devices but just out of interest, is there anybody out there that watches a game of Premier League on their phone? I'm a big PL fan, used to love watching PL on Foxtel of a Saturday night. I have an Optus phone through work and have access to the PL streaming. i have an Apple TV at home and could theoretically hook it all up and watch PL games. In practice i have barely watched a game all year. Too concoluted and cant be bothered, I end up flicking through foxtel and just watching the weekly highlights show etc. The switch to Optus has seriously affected my level of involvement withe the PL, even though I am an Optus customer.

    • +1 vote

      I regularly watch on my Apple TV. I don't know your definition of convoluted, but I find it relatively simple - just open the app and pick whatever game you want to watch. Being able to watch all the replay games anytime I want is brilliant too, no need to line up schedules if I miss one the night before.

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        In my case convoluted means finding the Apple TV, find the Apple TV remote that is probably under a chair or something, unhooking a PS4 or a media player or an XBox or Foxtel or something else the kids have been using to free up an HDMI slot on the TV. Find a spare HDMI cable to hookup the Apple TV, hook it up, change the input to the TV to get the Apple Play on-screen. Fire up my iphone, either make sure it has enough battery left or hook it up on a charger so it doesnt run out of power 1/2 way through the game. Fire up apple play, make sure it is working on the screen then fire up the EPL app on the phone. Once it is over, undo everythign and put it back to where it all was. First world problems I know, not too hard but sometimes I sit down, turn on the TV and cant be arsed with all of the polavour so I just watch something else.

        I guess I am probably too old to be watching it if I'm thinking this way. ;)

        • +1 vote

          I pay $5 a month for the Fetch Mini. To watch a game, I change the channel. Done.

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          I don't really understand your question, it is very obvious that the only convoluted part of this is your home setup for Apple TV. Personally I use chromecast and open the app and choose the game then press the cast symbol. This turns my TV on for me and I can control the volume from my phone so it's probably the simplest setup possible.

          If you're asking do people use their phone to watch it to avoid having to go through a TV setup I do that too when I'm not at home and a game is on, I find it quite watchable but I have a Nexus 6p which is a relatively large screen size.

    • +2 votes

      I watch it on my S7 Edge if the match happens to be scheduled when I am at work… yeah - not ideal but I CANNOT NOT WATCH A MATCH THAT MY TEAM PLAYS …. phew….

      • +5 votes

        The switch to Optus has changed things for the better by far . I watch so many more games , highlights etc. Quality on the phone is excellent and even chromecasting to tv works very well. I can now watch good quality EPL on mobile, laptop, tv.

        • +1 vote

          The only problem (s) I have with Optus are -
          1. The bald dude in the Optus ad that they've been running for the past 8 months -
          2. the one minute lag in broadcast - now I can't tweet as I watch! Which is pretty pathetic as I love a second screen experience.

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          Add in to download for offline viewing on the bus, this converted me back to Netflix

    • +2 votes

      For me it is better then Foxtel as optus have VOD so you can catch up whenever you want, anywhere.
      Like some weekend I catch up with mates and cast it on their chromecast.
      Chromecast is sweet and foxtel never had that feature unless you JB it.

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        Agree that the VOD is a better option in theory, but personally I cannot watch it on the Fetch box because the quality is so poor.
        I was with Foxtel for 17 years and dropped them for Optus just for the EPL.
        I'm disappointed that the picture is softer on broadcast (720 vs 1080) and on VOD it's no use to me on a large tv.
        If picture quality isn't the highest priority, Optus wins.
        Part of me is annoyed at the fact that Optus essentially forced EPL viewers to sign up to everything get an HD EPL experience and then appear to have regretted signing the deal ever since.
        It was a premium product they now chuck in with everything.

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          I have the Fetch box and the quality has been outstanding. It is also nicer on your bandwidth given it supports HEVC H.265.

        • +1 vote

          @ashley7070: It's not bad when broadcast in 720 but it's noticeably softer than the Foxtel image that I was used to. It's disappointing that Optus chose to downgrade the signal from what was in the market.
          The low quality part, just so i'm clear, is when you go into the Optus Sport menu option to watch games and highlights packages.
          Those are standard definition and Optus have advised that this is to optimise use on tablets and phones.
          It's a shame that new broadcast methods, that i'm all for by the way, in this case have lowered the quality of the product.
          But i'm a Pompey supporter so everything is good in the world of football right now.

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          @attfiecz2: Play Up Pompey!

    • +1 vote

      Streaming is 1 million times better than any fixed line service. I watch the EPL at home on the living room TV. If I'm tired or it's a late game I'll open the app and cast it to the TV in my bedroom and if I'm out in the city I usually whack it on and watch it on the train/cab/uber trip home on my phone.

      Not to be a dick but people really need to get with the times. This is so much more convenient and easy to use, it's just that people (especially the older crowd) are scared of change and dislike technology.

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      Our family bought a Fetch TV Box, it hooks up with Optus and Optus Sport, aswell as P2W services such as Foxtel. Otherwise you can always just buy a Chromecast and you can then cast the game from your phone onto the TV.

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      i live in inner sydney and I've never been able to watch a game on my phone via 4G without significant buffering.

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      I generally watch weekday matches on my way to work using my Samsung Galaxy S5. I never had any problems but it chews your battery; if I watch the entire match, my battery goes down from 100% to about 50%.

  • +3 votes

    Brilliant!! Another chance to see my team. Thanks for offer!!

  • +5 votes

    Thanks OP! I watched so much (perfectly streamed) football last time! This weekend will be no different!

    Let's hope this is Optus testing if they can open this to everyone and create a new revenue stream. I'd happily subscribe! (I'm a telstra customer)

  • +10 votes

    Dear Southhampton, Everton, Middlesbrough, WBA, Watford, & Sunderland

    Please beat Chelsea.

    Thanks

    • -2 votes

      Come on you Spurs!!!

      • +2 votes

        As a Gunners fan, I don't think we will be celebrating the St. Tottenham day this year after celebrating it for the last 20 years or so…

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      i really dont understand - unless you're actually from North London - why would you like Tottenham?

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        Tell that to the Manchester/Liverpool/Barcelona/Madrid etc. etc. fans

        BTW I'm from North London :)

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        1. Apart from recently, they've never consistently been a top 4 side. I like the underdog status of the Spurs.
        2. They have an awesome history. There's a strong Jewish history at the club from players to club management. Other clubs used to chant and yell out racist comments when playing against Spurs, notably using the slur 'Yids'. Spurs fans both Jewish and non-Jewish then took that slur and made it a badge of honour, calling themselves the 'Yid Army' in solidarity with the Jewish players and club management.
        3. The name Hotspur comes from a character from the Shakepeare play Henry IV, 'Harry Hotspur'.
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      Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester City says Hi to Spurs.

  • +3 votes

    Great stuff. I was very pessimistic when Optus took over but could not be happier with their service. I watch via my Mac mini attached to my TV but being able to chromecast it is very handy and a big one up on that Foxtel go mess.

    The app has soooo much content and it streams perfectly in HD with very rare drop outs.

    Been enjoying this season with the mighty Spurs pushing for the title COYS!

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    Can you watch overseas?

  • +3 votes

    ou’ll also experience the world class punditry from our top football presenters, Richard Bayliss, Mel McLaughlin, Mark Schwarzer and Michael Bridges

    Yeah…

  • +9 votes

    Wenger Out

    • +2 votes

      Wenger is a fraud blud, a (profanity) fraud. That's it blud, are you serious

      I told you robbie mate he's a fraud, I don't like being right robbie, I really don't but I am Robbie and it hurts. It HURTS Robbie!

    • +1 vote

      He will win Emirates Cup, gets a new 2 years contract.

      Crisis over.

  • +1 vote

    whats an "eligible mobile plan"? Would that include prepaid on an old Woolworths SIM?

    Also does it make any difference if I watch on the phone or tether to an iPad for the bigger screen.

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    You beat me to it this time. Thanks for the mention. ;)

    @Capensis (OP), what's your association with Optus or Optus Sport? Can you comment on if you think Optus might be opening up it's customer base to include those from outside their mobile network?

    If Optus do open it up and it's a reasonable price, I'll sign up after experiencing the quality during the last free week we got to try it out.

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    Would EPL be free streaming on data share optus sims?

  • +2 votes

    Loved this the last free week they had. Had it on the PC (Chrome) and cast it to Chromecast on the tv…. brilliant.

    Only hope and wish they offer this as a monthly sub during PFL season for $20 a month.

    • +1 vote

      I would imagine $20 per month is a bit on the high side and out of reach for most…
      I think $10-$15 per month is more reasonable and would tempt far more subscribers.
      Personally I would prefer an annual subscription option say $100 - $150 per year.
      Either way lets hope there is something attractive on the table next season which will enable many non-optus customers to join.

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    That's the spirit Optus!

  • +2 votes

    Great they're doing this again. Maybe they can offer it at a reasonable price next year, and to non-Optus subscribers like BT Sport does in the UK.

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    I think Foxtel will outbid Optus in the EPL contract renewal in 2 years time.

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    I might have missed it but Is this available for those who used this free trial couple weeks ago?

    And thanks OP

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