The Ashes 2015 is almost upon us, with Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke’s teams getting ready to do battle in England this July and you can watch the Ashes live on TV and online.
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This Ashes series promises to be one of the most intriguing for many years, with the English side desperate to get the urn back after their humiliating defeat in 2013-14. The question is, do they have the team to do that?
The Australian’s current side is full of hungry aggressive players, including the likes of Steve Smith and David Warner, while England may be a bit of an unknown quantity as they have been struggling but will field some exciting young, if sometimes untested players of their own.
How then can you watch the Ashes where you are? Well the TV coverage will depend on your region due to the rights being owned by various TV companies, with competition hot to show the biggest series in the game.
In the United Kingdom, the one place to watch the Ashes live is Sky Sports, as the satellite broadcaster has had the rights to home internationals since 2006. For those with only free-to-air television, highlights will appear at 7 pm after each day’s play on Channel 5.
Back in Australia it’s Channel Nine that Aussie fans will be switching on, or specifically the network’s digital channel Gem. The broadcaster is looking to repeat the move, after success with the 2013 series when 10m viewers watched the series.
In India, as with the country’s own national side, one will be tuning into Rupert Murdoch’s Star Sports. If you’re in Pakistan and you want to watch the Ashes, the channel you want is also Star Sports.
In North America the live streaming of the Ashes will be on Willow TV, which allows you to sign up for live international cricket, while in South Africa fans of England and Australia can watch the games live on SuperSport – something which will be especially convenient due to South Africa and England’s similar time zones.
For New Zealand fans, the channel they need to subscribe to is SKY Sport, which is the destination in the country for all things cricket.
The Ashes can also be streamed live on your iPad or iPhone with the Sky Go app, and to do that you will need to subscribe to Sky along with the sports package obviously, or opt for the Sky Now TV.
The Sky Go app is free for iPad and iPhone but you will obviously have to pay for the Sky subscription. And if you don’t have subscription, you can go for Sky’s Now TV option through which you can pay as you use – a day pass is available for just £6.99, while a weekly charge for the Ashes will be £10.99.
How to watch Ashes 2015 stream live on Mac? Install Sky Go Desktop (and needless to say, you need either a Sky Sports subscription or a Sky Now package) and start streaming the Ashes on your system.
The Ashes can also be watched live on Apple TV, with a day’s pass of Now TV, giving unlimited access to the Sky Sports bouquet of channels.
So wherever you are in the world you can enjoy the 2015 Ashes and want promises to be a fascinating battle between two teams desperate to come out on top.