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How to watch the 2023 Australian Open tennis tournament

2023 Australian Open - Day 3
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: Emma Raducanu of Great Britain plays a forehand in their round two singles match against Coco Gauff of the United States during day three of the 2023 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. Marc GIAMMETTA / Getty Images

The 2023 Australian Open is in full swing, with some of the biggest names in tennis convening at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for two weeks of heated competition. If you're hoping to tune in to the action, keep reading to find out how to watch the Australian Open from the U.S.

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Best budget streaming service for live sports: Sling TV, $20 (reduced from $40) for your first month

Watch on ESPN: Get ESPN+ with the Disney bundle, $13 per month

So far in the tennis tournament, Rafael Nadal made his earliest exit from a Grand Slam since the 2016 Australian Open after losing to Mackenzie McDonald on Jan. 17. This year's men's competition is missing Carlos Alcaraz and Marin Cilic due to injury.

On the women's side, the 2022 Australian Open winner Ashleigh Barty is not present to defend her title due to her recent retirement from the sport. Venus Williams was set to compete but had to pull out due to injury. Naomi Osaka, who recently announced her pregnancy, will not be present but "can't wait to get back on the court."

Despite the absence of some of tennis' biggest stars, there's still plenty of action worth watching at the Australian Open. Here's what you need to know: 

How long does the 2023 Australian Open run for?

The Australian Open runs from Jan. 16 through Jan. 29, 2023. The competition got off to a rocky start after heat and rain forced 22 matches to be rescheduled on Day 2, but players are powering through and the competition will continue.

The men's and women's competitions run simultaneously. The women's final is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28. The men's final is set for Sunday, Jan. 29.

To find out more about the can't-miss matches, Australian Open schedule and more check out the coverage from our sister site, CBS Sports

How to watch the 2023 Australian Open

You can stream coverage of the tennis tournament with ESPN+, Sling TV and more. Here's what you need to know about each option.

Watch the Australian Open on ESPN and ESPN+

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Australian Open coverage is brought to the US by ESPN. If you don't have a cable subscription, you can stream their coverage by subscribing to ESPN+ for $10 per month.

However, our recommendation for the best way to subscribe to ESPN+ is through the Disney bundle. The Disney bundle includes ad-supported access to Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ for $13 per month, meaning you can tune in to Australian Open coverage, and stream Season 3 of "The Mandalorian" through the same subscription. 

Disney bundle, $13 per month

ESPN+, $10

Watch the Australian Open on Sling TV

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This low-cost live TV streaming platform offers access to more than 40 channels, including ESPN, Disney, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery, MSNBC, NBC Sports, Syfy, FS1, TBS and Fox (based on your local available channels). 

Right now, new Sling subscribers can get half-off their first month of any Sling tier. That means you can tune in to the 2023 Australian Open for just $20 this month. 

Sling TV, $20 (reduced from $40) for your first month

Watch the 2023 Australian Open on FuboTV

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Though FuboTV offers a wide range of more than 100 channels, its main focus is sports. The streaming platform's most popular subscription plan provides access to ESPN, plus the NFL Network, NBA and NHL games and Fox (based on your local available channels). 

FuboTV plans start at $65 per month. FuboTV currently offers new subscribers a seven-day free trial. 

FuboTV, $65 and up per month

Best TVs for watching sports 

Need a new TV to catch all the Australian Open action? We found plenty of deals on top-rated televisions.

65" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV: $1,400 

Samsung via Best Buy

Transform your TV into a piece of art when you're not watching football. The Frame smart TV has a built-in motion sensor that activates your device to display your favorite pieces of art in 4K resolution whenever you enter the room. This QLED TV produces 100% color volume in the DCI-P3 color space, which is the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television. (Translation: Colors on this TV will be more vivid and true-to-life.)

55" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV, $1,400 (reduced from $1,500)

65" Samsung 'The Frame' smart TV, $1,600 (regularly $2,000)

55'' Samsung QN85A 4K Neo QLED: $1,100


Your TV should sound like you're in the stadium. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED includes top-of-the-line features, including a premium audio technology called object-tracking sound (OTS). With OTS, your television analyzes the action on screen and tries to replicate a surround-sound experience without any external speakers. The Samsung 4K Neo QLED also features a built-in Alexa assistant.

55" Samsung QN85A 4K Neo QLED, $1,100 (reduced from $1,600)

LG G2 series OLED evo Gallery Edition smart TV: $2,197

LG via Amazon

According to the brand, this LG TV designed to compete with Samsung's "The Frame," features a gallery design that "hugs the wall." This smart TV is meant to blend in seamlessly with any other wall art you might have. 

The OLED TV features 4K-upscaling, a Filmmaker Mode to enhance your viewing experience with Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, plus built-in access to Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV plus, Disney plus and LG channels.

An Amazon customer called the TV "the best 4K panel I've ever owned." "The panel actually does look like wall art hanging in my viewing room," they commented.

65" LG G2 series OLED evo Gallery Edition smart TV, $2,197 (regularly $3,000)

65" Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K TV: $1,998


The 65-inch Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K TV features a cognitive processor meant to deliver intense contrast with pure blacks, high peak brightness and natural colors. Thanks to its Acoustic Surface Audio+ technology, the screen is the speaker. This smart TV comes with access to Google TV, and works with most voice assistants.

65" Sony Bravia XR OLED 4K TV, $1,698 (reduced from $2,300)

75" Amazon Fire TV Omni series 4K smart TV: $800


This 75-inch Amazon Fire TV offers a 4K UHD display and enhanced color and clarity thanks to Dolby Vision. The TV also supports voice control with Amazon Alexa. It's high-quality picture quality and large size make this TV a solid choice for football fans -- plus it's hard to find such a big screen at such a low price.

75" Amazon Fire TV Omni series 4K smart TV, $800 (reduced from $1,100)

65" TCL Roku smart TV: $378

TCL via Walmart

This top-rated TCL Roku TV is an ultra-affordable option that uses th user-friendly Roku interface.

"I recently bought this tv last week and I'm really impressed with it amazing picture, great sound and easy set up," wrote a Walmart customer. " if you want a tv that's affordable TCL is the way to go. I don't have anything negative to say about the tv and I would buy TV's again from this brand in the near future."

65" TCL Roku 4K smart TV, $368

Amazon Fire 4-Series TV 55" 4K TV with Alexa built in: $400


A mid-size television, 55 to 65 inches along the diagonal, is the ideal size for many living rooms. The best viewing distance for a 55-inch 4K TV, such as this model, is between 4.5 and 7 feet. That leaves enough space for people to get up and walk by for more snacks from the gameday spread.

Amazon Fire 4-Series TV 55" 4K TV with Alexa built in, $400 (reduced from $520)

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