Australians love their sports. But even the biggest fans don’t always have the luxury of watching live sports in a stadium. Even making it to the couch in time for the game can be tricky with so many other things to juggle.
Mobile sports streaming is becoming more available and even more affordable as Australian telcos buy into the idea that offering customers live-streamed sport is a great way to create loyalty and attract new business.
What is OVOPlay?
Australia’s leading telco company, OVO, launched OVOPlay to bring out-of-the-ordinary sports to their fans.
OVOPlay is a web app, meaning you don’t need to download it from the app store. You can simply launch it in your web browser, much like a website, from your smartphone or tablet. When you register with OVO, you automatically get access to all content and features available on OVOPlay.
Live Streaming Exciting Sports Content
OVOPlay offers unique sports that fans are unable to watch elsewhere, live-streamed and supported by additional content. OVOPlay has sports and entertainment videos on drag racing, water polo, gymnastics and much more.
Additionally, you will find sporting highlights, exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage, and regular updates on upcoming live events. Plus, OVOPlay lets you live stream your favourite local radio station from the Triple M and Hit Network.
OVOPlay sources fantastic content with the help of its leading media partners, including Audi Sports Customer Racing, Australian Supercars, Gymnastics and motorsport partners. OVOPlay continues to update their partnerships and content.
What makes OVO Play Unique?
OVO customers can enjoy unlimited access to their favourite sports on OVOPlay without spending their data allowance. Some of the major highlights are:
- It’s Free!
OVOPlay is free, and users don’t need an OVO SIM to use the app. Download OVOPlay free from the app store or browse online in your web browser to access hundreds of broadcasts. However, to access live sports streaming you’ll need to be an OVO customer or have a subscription.
- Live and HD Streaming
OVOPlay subscribers can experience Live HD videos across all events, on the go. You can even cast to the big screen when you’re home.
- Data-Free Streaming
With OVOPlay, OVO customers can watch everything data-free. Whatever you watch is a part of your OVO Time allowance. Following a sport on OVOPlay won’t consume your monthly OVO data allowance (although this doesn’t apply to customers of other networks). OVO Time makes your data allowance extend even further.
Fans of the live sports featured on OVOPlay need an OVO SIM card to stream everything data-free.
OVOPlay’s features are categorised into three packages:
- Starter (FREE): On-demand sport, esport, motorsport & more, SD quality, stream instantly.
- LIVE (FREE): On-demand sport, esport, motorsport & more, HD quality, live sport, screencast
- LIVE-PLUS: On-demand sport, esport, motorsport & more, HD quality, live sport, screencast, data-free with an OVO SIM card
Downloading the App
OVOPlay is a web app, so it can be used without downloading. However OVO recommends downloading the app to keep an eye on your allowances and to manage your service as things change. The app is available in Android and iOS versions.
Consumers benefit from telco competition
Australian mobile providers are competing hard to meet the growing demands of consumers for easy access to live, HD sports streaming. Even against Australian giants like Telstra and Optus, OVO are holding their own by specializing in niche sports and offering a quality streaming service.