How to watch the Australian Open 2017 Live for free on your mobile

Australian Open

Another year and again the world’s biggest tennis event is happening right now since yesterday Jabuary 16th and that is the Australian Open. It is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. It was first held in 1905, and is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s and mixed doubles and junior’s championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events.

If you are still not able to go watch the grand event here’s how you can watch the matches at your desk or on your mobile phone for free.

The Australian Open began on Monday, January 16 and wraps up on Sunday, 29 January. The event will be held at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria. There will be day sessions that run from around 10.30am to 6pm (AEDT) and night sessions that are scheduled to run from around 6pm to as late as 12.30am (AEDT).

Also given the nature of the sport it’s uncertain how long each of the games will run for. Hard-fought matches can run significantly overtime – such as the 2012 Men’s Singles clash between Djokovic and Nadal which lasted an astonishing 5 hours 53 minutes. The draws will be released on the Australian Open official website on Friday, 13 January.

Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass. Since 1988 two types of hard-court surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park – green Rebound Ace to 2007 and blue Plexicushion from 2008.

You can watch on Channel 7 on your PC or Mobile

Channel 7 is the exclusive TV broadcaster for the Australian Open. The tennis tournament will be shown across Channel 7, 7Two and 7mate channels.Tennis Australia released a neat guide of the times and the channels the Australian Open will be broadcasted in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth: Click here to download the PDF.

Channel 7 is livestreaming the Australian Open on its 7Tennis website. You will be able to select which matches to tune into. In fact, if you the website is streamed the 2017 APIA Sydney International few days back.

You can log onto the 7Tennis website on your desktop and mobile device through any browser to start streaming for free.

The Australian Open typically has high attendance, second only to the US Open. It was the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the refurbished Margaret Court Arena equipped with retractable roofs.

Remember you must be located in Australia and be over the age of 15, or otherwise you need parent’s permission to use the service. You must be using a supported device and for optimal streaming you are recommend a minimum internet data speed of at least 3Mbps or above.

The streaming of data is intensive and will chew through your data limit if you’re doing it on a cellular network. So if you’re going to stream the tennis matches, you might want to get on a WiFi network first.

It’s also important to note that there will be ads that run during the livestreams. You could sign up for a 7Tennis premium account to see less commercial content, but you can’t avoid it completely.

Watching the Australian Open through the Freeview FV mobile app

Free View app

Suppose for any reason the 7Tennis website isn’t working for you, an alternative way to watch is through the Freeview FV mobile app, which streams free-to-air TV content to mobile devices for free. You can get Freeview FV on iOS at the Apple App Store and on Android at the Google Play Store.

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