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Optus Sport: Home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™

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The countdown to the biggest sporting event on earth is on.


Optus Sport has the exclusive rights to broadcast all 64 matches from the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ live, plus we’ll have round-the-clock coverage, highlights and interviews from the tournament. Please note: Optus is not a sponsor of or associated with the Socceroos or Football Federation Australia.


Will the Socceroos be there? Only time will tell. After scraping through with a 2-1 extra-time win over Syria, Australia now face Honduras in the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Intercontinental Playoff (CONCACAF-Asian zone). The result of these matches (one away, one at home) will decide which team heads to Russia next June.


Update - 16 November: After their epic 3-1 win over Honduras on Weds 15 November, the 'Roos have now cemented their place in Russia! Congratulations to Mile and the team. 


With Optus Sport, there are plenty of ways you can watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ at home and on-the-go:


Optus Sport app


Download the Optus Sport app for iOS and Android and watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches on-the-go wherever you want via your mobile or tablet.




Optus Sport website


Log in to the Optus Sport website and watch the tournament on your laptop or computer via the online player. Prefer to watch the action on a bigger screen? You can connect your laptop or computer to your TV using a HDMI cable.


Yes TV by Fetch


Big matches deserve a big screen so why not watch all the action at home on your TV via your Yes TV by Fetch set-top box? For more information on Yes TV by Fetch, head here.


Apple TV


You can stream all the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ matches straight from Generation 4 Apple TV devices or via any Apple device using Airplay. For more information on how to watch Optus Sport on Apple TV, head here.




You can cast each match from your compatible mobile device using Google Chromecast. For more information on how to watch Optus Sport via Chromecast, head here.


Please note: you must have a Premium Optus Sport subscription to get full access to all the incredible sporting action.


The Yes Crowd team are confident that the Socceroos are going to make it through but what do YOU think? Comment with your predictions below.


Ts & Cs


Optus Sport: Personal viewing in Australia only. Content and features vary by device and sport. Sport coverage is available as long as you remain on an eligible plan and Optus has the rights. Optus Sport is a month-to-month subscription, which will continue until you cancel your subscription or you move to an ineligible plan. An Optus Sport subscription is included at no extra cost on eligible mobile and home broadband plans. Where your plan includes Optus Sport at no additional cost, your bill will show a $15 charge and corresponding credit


Will this include tomorrows qualifying game by chance?


Hey @beaver21s, no we're not showing the qualifiers but we will have all 64 games from the tournament next June! Got my fingers crossed for the Socceroos on Wednesday though 🙂

New Contributor
New Contributor

Will an AndroidTV app be ready for the start of the World Cup?

Retired Employee
Retired Employee



I'm afraid that it's not something that'll be available in time for the World Cup. I know we initially had plans to roll out an Optus Sport application specifically for use on certain models of Smart TV's but it's not something that we're actively working on at this time. Optus Sport is currently available for use on a number of media playback devices, including Chrome cast, Fetch and Apple TV.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Will you be broadcasting the world cup to fetch mighty or app in 4k? It is being shot in 4k. Also next years epl. Will that be broadcast by you in 4k?


Hey @Newm1, I've responded to your thread.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

how do i get the app for my macbook and sign up for premium

Retired Employee
Retired Employee

Heya @world2018, are you an existing Optus customer or were you keen on subscribing to our stand-alone subscription service? 

If so, you can make the purchase directly through the Apple app store.


It’s super easy to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ on your laptop or computer via the Optus Sport online media player. Just head to the Optus Sport website, log in with your Optus Sport credentials and start streaming.


It’s worth mentioning too that if you’d prefer to watch a game on the big screen, you can also connect your laptop or computer to your TV using an HDMI cable.


If you have any other questions, shoot them through 🙂 I'm happy to help out.