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beIN Sports Connect app now free to Foxtel Sports subscribers

If you’re a being that loves sport, and you’re a Foxtel subscriber, then you’ve just scored free access to be in beIN’s Sports Connect app to watch anywhere you are.

To beIN, or not to beIN is no longer the question if you’re a Foxtel Sports subscriber, for you have now been granted access at no extra charge, joining the Fox Sports app and WatchESPN app, with yet another way to enjoy even more sports and “to keep up with all of the live sporting action and sports commentary from beIN SPORTS’ popular magazine shows on smartphones, tablets, PC and Mac".

Foxtel is lauding the app’s arrival as being just in time for the kick off of the European football season, with LaLiga, Serie A and Bundesliga starting this weekend.

On top of that, this weekend is the start of beIN SPORTS broadcasting “the Turkish Super Lig in Australia with live coverage of Kasimpasa vs. Besiktas, Osmanlispor vs. Galatsaray and Fenerbahce vs. Trabzonspor, all available live via beIN SPORTS CONNECT.”

This nifty sporting app offers “linear streams of beIN SPORTS 1, beIN SPORTS 2 & beIN SPORTS 3 channels, plus access to additional games not available on the beIN SPORTS channels including every game of the UEFA Champions League, every LaLiga game, every UEFA Europa League game, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1".

Leah O'Gorman, whom we should honorarily rename O’Goalman, (or O’Goalperson for the frustratingly politically correct) is Foxtel’s general manager, Sport Partnerships, and she said, “Sport fans are becoming increasingly mobile and take their love of the game with them to enjoy wherever and whenever they want.

“The addition of beIN SPORTS CONNECT to our existing sports app line up, including the Fox Sports app and WatchESPN, maximises the value of a Foxtel sports subscription and keeps fans in the game regardless of whether they’re in the living room, on vacation, or taking a sneaky look during their lunchbreak.”

As astute Foxtel Sports subscribers have probably just realised, the beIN SPORTS CONNECT app “complements Foxtel’s three beIN SPORTS channels and brings subscribers 24/7 access to live streaming of the beIN SPORTS TV channels, plus more catch up games and highlights shows".

You can download the iOS version here and the Android version here, and you can access it online here

Foxtel reminds us that its sports subscribers already have access to the WatchESPN app, which it says “streams the best of international sport on your tablet, smartphone or PC offering access to a range of live international sports, online only events and matches simulcast with ESPN television including NFL, NBA, MLB ESPN Films and more".

There’s also the existing FOX SPORTS app which we’re reminded “features news, fast scores, live match stats and more, including additional camera feeds of Supercars, Formula 1 and MotoGP events; NRL, Super Rugby and A-League matches on demand, plus popular magazine shows including AFL 360, Back Page and others".

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