NRL live stream: How to watch the 2017 NRL season online, on TV or on radio

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How to live stream and watch NRL – Television, Radio and Online

If you want to watch or live stream the 2017 NRL season online, on television or radio you are in luck.

This page is the ultimate guide on how to catch every match of the home-and-away season, and the finals.

With each state having different coverage of the competition, it can get quite confusing at times to keep an eye on your favourite team.

Here is where The Roar comes in. This is our definitive guide as to where you catch the NRL on television, radio, and live streaming online.

Live stream online:
You can watch the live stream via the NRL Digital Pass on your phone and on your computer through the official website and app.

With an NRL Digital Pass you can view every match on your phone, tablet, or on the computer. For $2.99 a week, or $89.99 per year, you can view all games on the official site.

Another way to live stream NRL matches is to use the Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go apps which allow users to stream Foxtel channels.

Foxtel Go is available for free if you already have an existing Foxtel service. Foxtel Play is better for those who are just looking to access live-streaming services rather than have a traditional installation.

Foxtel Play has a two-week free trial available to new users, and then after that costs a monthly subscription fee.

On The Roar will will have live scores and a blog of each match in the rugby league season.

From the State of Origin, to the NRL, to the finals, The Roar will have you covered.

TV
Let’s start with the basics.

Channel Nine have the rights for three matches and Fox Sports have the rights for the remaining five in a NRL round.

Nine have the rights to both Thursday and the second Friday Night matches as well as the Sunday afternoon match.

With no more Monday Night Football, Fox Sports now have the right to simulcast those games plus carry exclusive coverage of the other five.

Fox Sports are also launching a 24/7 NRL channel in 2017, very similar to the Fox Footy AFL model.

If you live in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia or Western Australia, you also get the coverage but it will be covered on GEM.

All finals, thankfully, are shown live around the country on GEM or Channel 9. As always check your local guides.

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Radio
The easiest way to listen to the NRL is with the official app for the competition. On both the App Store, and Google Play, you can download the app and listen to the coverage.

When a match is on all you have to do is load the player and pick which station you want. It is pretty simple and great if you have a good internet connection.

For those who like wireless there are three stations which broadcast NRL. Triple M, 2GB – or 4BC in Queensland – and the ABC.

ABC have rights to all matches with Triple M and 2GB sharing the rest and sometimes providing coverage on the same match. If you live outside of NSW and Queensland the best place to listen to the coverage from either of these stations is on the official NRL app or the official website.

You can listen to the individual station but you might get blocked because of the rights of the deal.

For a list of matches each station is covering, visit this link.

Last updated: 18 July, 2017