If you’re looking for a sporting event steeped in tradition and seasoned by a bitter rivalry, you need to stream the Ashes (June 16–July 31, 2023). This Test cricket series between England and Australia takes place every two years and traces its origins back to the 1880s. To date, Australia has taken the title 34 times to England’s 32. The 2023 Ashes will be played in England. The Aussies are favored to retain the Ashes as the underdog Englishman look to reclaim them for the first time since 2015. Read on to find the best ways to watch 2023 Ashes live streams securely with a VPN.
How to live stream the Ashes securely with a VPN
You can watch Ashes live streams in just a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see the Australian broadcast, connect to a server in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, or Perth.
- Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like Channel Seven, Kayo Sports, Foxtel (Australia), or Sky Sports (UK), and find the event you want to watch.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Watch the Ashes for free in Australia on 7plus
Channel 7 holds broadcasting rights for The Ashes 2023 in Australia. Event availability is subject to change, but viewers may be able to use Channel 7’s free streaming platform, 7plus, to stream the event.
Watch the Ashes live streams on Kayo Sports
Price: 25 AUD/month and up
Kayo Sports will stream the Ashes for its Aussie customers around the world. A 14-day free trial is available.
Note: You may need a valid Australian credit/debit card to subscribe to Kayo Sports. Australian customers with a Foxtel cable subscription will also be able to access Ashes live streams via the dedicated Fox Cricket channel.
Watch the Ashes in the U.S. on Willow TV
Price: 30 USD/month and up
Channels: Willow & Willow Extra (available with the Sling TV “World Sports” add-on for 10 USD/month or 60 USD/year)
Sling TV offers an add-on that includes Willow TV and Willow TV Extra—a great way to watch cricket live. Be sure to check the fixture schedule to know when to tune in. You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card to subscribe to Sling TV.
Watch the Ashes in the UK on BT Sport
Price: From 15 GBP/month and up
Living in the UK? BT Sport is your best bet for catching live cricket streams, and it’s available as an add-on to Sky Sports. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a valid UK/Ireland credit or debit card.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
Listen to the Ashes free on the BBC
BBC offers live radio coverage of The Ashes series between England and Australia, plus special programs and features. You can listen to the audio broadcast live via BBC Sounds.
How to watch the Ashes highlights
The Ashes highlights will be shown on BBC iPlayer after each day of play.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch a full highlights show at the end of each day’s play on BT Sport in the UK.
In addition, you can also catch Sky Sports videos and highlights about The Ashes on the Sky Sports website.
Where and when is the Ashes 2023?
The Ashes 2023 is scheduled to run from June 16, 2023 through to July 31, 2023, with five separate test matches taking place across England’s major cricket grounds.
The Ashes 2023 schedule
|Date||Games (winner bolded)|
|June 16–20, 2023||Test 1 of 5 (Edgbaston)|
|June 28–July 2, 2023||Test 2 of 5 (Lord’s)|
|July 6–10, 2023||Test 3 of 5 (Headingley)|
|July 19–23, 2023||Test 4 of 5 (Old Trafford)|
|July 27–31, 2023||Test 5 of 5 (The Oval)|
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In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV, Android TV device, or other streaming device
-By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
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-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
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