For those who are eager to know what is beIN sports, it is a global network of channels which brings international sporting events across multiple platforms.
BeIN MEDIA GROUP, headquartered in Doha, operates the channel; which is owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
If you are thinking “How can I watch beIN sport online?” the answer is simple. Head over to beIN CONNECT, its over-the-top (OTT) service. In broadcasting, OTT contents are the audio, video and other media contents which are passed over the internet network.
For watching beIN Sport online, you can access beIN CONNECT either through the web interface or its app on Apple and Android devices. It allows the user to watch live and on-demand video content.
Watching beIN Sports online
Go to the beIN sports login page and buy a pass. Enter your account information, select a package and make the payment. Depending on your requirements you can select either the annual pass, available at $180.00) or the monthly pass, available at $18.00). There also is a daily pass, priced at $8.00.
After your subscription is processed, you can access beIN Sports HD1 to HD17 along with beIN GOURMET, beJUNIOR, Jeem TV and Baraem TV. You can now watch beIN Sports live stream on desktops, smart phones, tablets or Chromecast using the same account credentials.
Unfortunately, CONNECT is available only in France, Spain, United States, Canada and the MENA region. If you try to access it from other places, it gives an error message of being an unsupported region.
How to access beIN Connect in Australia?
The good thing is you are not out of luck. There are ways in which you can watch beIN sports on your device without moving out of your country. And the simplest of them is to use a VPN.
VPN – Virtual Private Network – allows you to remove the geographical restrictions put up by a website to selected regions. At this point, it would be worth mentioning that beIN Sports has an agreement with the International Olympic Committee for exclusive broadcasting rights for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; and many other tournaments.
Thus it would be advantageous to use a VPN provider that supports Egypt, Morocco, UAE or Saudi Arabia. This way, you appear to be accessing the site from somewhere in the MENA region. One of the best VPN for Australians is ExpressVPN, review and the entire set-up process of which have been discussed in an earlier post.
The advantage of using a VPN is that if you feel the need to unblock US content you can do it by switching to a US server and nothing else needs to be done. Also, VPNs can pass ISP restrictions as they encrypt the traffic. But they do affect your internet speed to some extent.