Here is our honest Bet365 Australia streaming review.
Bet365 Australia Streaming Review
Bet365 is one of the most recognizable operators in the industry, so it comes as no surprise that they offer a live streaming service. I believe this is one of the many great features which makes Bet365 live up to the general hype surrounding them. There is a great selection of sports, with most popular events, competitions, and leagues covered from all major sports. This includes soccer, cricket, rugby, football, tennis, basketball, horse, and greyhound racing. Less popular sports receive good coverage, but nothing in particular. One thing I noted while using this feature is that most of the events were tailored depending on the country of residence. Australian punters may have restricted access to some events and games. This depends on the third-party providers and not the operator itself.
Under Australian law, I am required to inform you that Live Streaming on Bet365 is exempt from Parts 3 and 4 of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018.
How to access Bet365 streaming service
I was able to access Bet365 live streaming only with a funded account or a placed bet in the last 24 hours. For horse and greyhound racing, Bet365 requires an active bet placed on a race. I could access live streaming from desktop version or their mobile app. For desktop version I did the following:
- Logged into my account and made sure it had funds. Alternatively, I placed a bet and was able to access this service.
- When I clicked on a certain sporting event, there was a small media player icon next to it. This indicates that there is a live stream for this event.
- Both options allowed me to view the events in real-time without any problems, given that I had the necessary requirements.
For the mobile app, the process is rather similar. Here are the steps I had to take:
- Logged into my account and made sure it was funded or had a bet placed in the recent 24 hours.
- I chose an event of my interest and paid close attention to the small TV icon next to it. Pressing the icon gave me the ability to watch that game in live stream.
Intriguing Streaming Features
- Live commentary: When I first entered Bet365 live streaming option, I noticed an extra option for live commentary. This is excellent if you want to get yourself in full mood.
- Low cost live streaming: Live streaming at Bet365 is indeed low cost. Yes, I did have to have a funded account or have placed a bet within last 24 hours. But Bet365 allowed me to watch certain events with as low as $0.10 on my account. I would say this is a big bargain for such a quality service. Of course, there is a minimum deposit amount of $10. But even this amount is a steal. People have to understand that live streaming puts a severe strain on their servers. They need a way to filter users who want to abuse this function.
User Interface, how it functions?
I had no trouble with the user interface and navigation in this section. Everything is pretty straightforward and available on the front page. I’ve effectively switched between available events for today, the next day, the day after tomorrow, and so on. The schedule is very organized and will provide the necessary information on the time of the event and the time when live streaming will be available to users. There really isn’t much more to it. I see an event I like, I click on the live streaming icon next to it, I sit back, and I enjoy the show
Sports covered by Bet365 live streaming
I was impressed with the high-quality graphics and the speed of Bet365 live streams. Moreover, they covered an incredible amount of events. According to the information on their official site, the number of live stream events can reach over 70,000 every year. These numbers probably move up and down, but at the time of writing this article, Bet365 offered more than 150 events per day.
Sports covered by Bet365 Australia are as following:
- Horse and greyhound racing
- Table tennis
At times, I even saw coverage of e-sports, futsal and volleyball. This is a pretty impressive list of sports.
Bet365 Australia Streaming Review: Totally worth the time
In my opinion, Bet365 offers the best live streaming service in the region. Few competitors can come close to the quality or the amount of streams available. Service is available for cheap, especially if bets are made constantly. Some events are available for as low as $0.10 on the account balance. Horse and greyhound racing requires an active bet on the event. Popular Australian sports are well-covered, with addition of numerous other international sporting events. There isn’t much depth regarding the more obscure sporting markets, but there is definitely a good selection compared to other sites. Probably the biggest downside I could find to this feature is the lack of full screen mode. The screen always stays small (most likely to enable bettors a better view of text statistics and betting options). I managed to bypass this by zooming in on the browser or the screen. But in all fairness, leaving the window smaller is probably a much better option anyways. This way I couldn’t get too focused on the game alone and miss important information.
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- This review is based on a personal experience of the Bet365 offers.
- Validity Period for Bet365 promotions: 31/12/2020
- Disclaimer: This information was valid at the time of writing, for the latest updates please visit Bet365 platforms.