The Seven Network live-streams its broadcasts from just about any internet-connected device.
From December 1, 2015, channels Seven, 7TWO and 7mate all became available to watch on live stream via any internet-connected PC, TV, gaming console, tablet, or mobile device via the 7Plus service.
The Seven Network notes that the technical nature of live streaming means you may be up to one minute behind the TV broadcast, but your mileage may vary.
The service is available everywhere in Australia, however, it will be geo-blocked outside of Australia, so you won’t be able to access it from outside the country.
The service is absolutely free and it will contain the same advertising as the regular TV broadcast.
As always with a live streaming service, you’ll want to keep in mind the potential data costs, especially if streaming to a device on a mobile network.
The Seven Network initially began testing the service by streaming its morning programs, Sunrise and The Morning Show, every day.
There are also plans to make the live streaming service available through the 7News and 7Sport apps, and possibly through other services as well.
While the live stream broadcast is intended to be an exact replica of the TV broadcast, some programs will need to be replaced due to rights issues.
AFL games, for example, are almost certain to be replaced as Telstra currently owns the exclusive rights to live-stream all matches. Other programming may also be replaced.
Users will not require to make an account or log in to view the service, however, Seven says they are working on making it possible to sign in via various social media accounts ‘to further improve the service’.