After a decade of attempts and false starts, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship is finally underway. The global cricket tournament kicked off on August 1st with the start of the 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia. This chapter in the historic rivalry sees the Australian team defending their title, while it’s up to England to retrieve the Ashes once again.
The Ashes series will consist of 25 days of matches, with the finale set for September 16th. Here’s a quick breakdown of the series schedule:
- First Test: August 1st – 5th | RESULT: Aus leads 1-0
- Second Test: August 14th – 18th
- Third Test: August 22nd – 26th
- Fourth Test: September 4th – 8th
- Fifth Test: September 12th – 16th
That’s a lot of cricket, and you need a reliable way to stream if you want to keep up. We broke down the best ways to stream the 2019 Ashes series so you won’t miss a second of the action.
How to Watch the 2019 Ashes Series
If you’re new to Sling TV, you can subscribe to a month of Willow TV for $5 for the first month. This promotion is only available to new customers, and the price will increase to the traditional $10 after the first month. One month won’t be enough to watch the entire Ashes series, however, so you’ll be spending at least $15 if you don’t want to miss a test.
If you’re not interested in keeping Sling TV beyond the Ashes series, remember to cancel after the finals to avoid unwanted charges.
Willow is a streaming service completely dedicated to cricket. And just $9.99 a month gets you access to the entire ICC World Test Championship, including the Ashes series.
Membership grants you access to live streams of the tests, HD highlights and replays and an interactive scorecard. You can stream on the Willow website or via the Willow app for iOS, Android and Xbox One.
Get access to all five matches in the Ashes series via DAZN, a sports streaming app that costs $19.99 a month. DAZN has an app for pretty much any platform and is a solid way to stream the tests in HD. If you’re interested in keeping DAZN beyond the Ashes series, you might want to consider its $99.99 annual plan.
Other Streaming Deals
If you’re in need of a new streaming device to help you watch the Ashes Series, here’s a selection of deals on new devices.
- Amazon Fire TV Recast Over-Air DVR | Price: $129.99
- Westinghouse 43″ Ultra HD Smart 4K Roku TV | Price: $299.99
- Apple TV (4th Generation, 32 GB) | Price: $144.00