If A-League Men teams were streaming services

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Have you ever been mid-Netflix and chill, and wondered which A-League Men club was the equivalent of the streaming service?

No? Me neither, but I’m going to tell you anyway.

Is Adelaide United more Prime Amazon Video or Stan? Is Western United more Disney+ or Binge? I’m about to take you through all the ALM clubs and which streaming service is their equivalent.

Adelaide United – Prime Amazon Video

With the exponential rise of Amazon over the past couple of years, it was no surprise when they launched their own streaming service. Just like Amazon, Adelaide United has slowly climbed their way through the ranks over the past few seasons going from seventh, to fifth, to currently sit in fourth spot on the leadership ladder.

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Brisbane Roar – BritBox

To be honest, I’m not really sure what BritBox is, but I was running low on streaming services so here we are. I consider BritBox to be on the lower end of streaming services, just like where Brisbane Roar are currently sitting on the ladder. Also, they both start with B so there’s that…

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Central Coast Mariners – Kayo Sports

Kayo is the streaming service to have if you want sport, with 50 sports to choose from. Just like Kayo, the Central Coast is also a hub for sport. Not only is it the home of the Mariners, in the NRL, New Zealand Warriors called the Central Coast home during their Covid-imposed stay in Australia.

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Macarthur FC – Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is a recent edition to the streaming services available in Australia with multitudes of original content to keep you occupied. Just like Apple TV+, Macarthur is also relatively new one the scene, with their first season in the league being 2020/21.

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Melbourne City – Netflix

Netflix is the most popular streaming service available with a staggering 222 million users worldwide. Netflix sits at the top of the pillar when it comes to streaming services, just like Melbourne City are currently sitting in first place on the ALM ladder. It makes sense to compare the most dominant team this season with the most dominant streaming service. 

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Melbourne Victory – Stan

Stan is Netflix’s main competitor, home to both original content and a number of top US shows and movies. Just like Stan is Netflix’s rival, Melbourne Victory is Melbourne City’s. We all love a good Melbourne Derby and I guess we all love a good streaming derby too? Netflix vs Stan anyone?

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Newcastle Jets – Disney+

The Jets have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this season and you know what else is super exciting to watch – all your old favourite Disney classics. Disney+ gives you access to the depths of the Disney vault with original movies and cartoons as well as all the latest from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

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Perth Glory – Paramount+

Paramount+ is new on the scene and it’s home to the 2021/22 A-League Men and W-Women seasons. While this may seem like a good thing, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. There’s been plenty of complaints and unhappiness with the streaming service to date, just like there’s been plenty of unhappiness around Perth Glory’s form this season which sees them currently sitting in last place on the ladder.

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Sydney FC – Foxtel

Sydney FC have been a staple on the A-League Men scene since its inception, said to be the pinnacle of clubs if you will. Just like Sydney FC, Foxtel appeared to be the pinnacle of streaming back in the day – it was something all your rich friends had. Just as Foxtel has seen a decline over recent years with all the new (and more affordable) streaming services popping up, Sydney FC haven’t quite been the club everyone is used to this season.

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 Wellington Phoenix – Hayu

Hayu is a little bit of an outcast, specialising specifically in reality TV with shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives and Botched. As the only New Zealand based team in the league, Wellington Phoenix are also outsiders. However, a recent home away from home stint in Wollongong saw Phoenix join the gang for a time due to Covid.

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Western Sydney Wanderers – YouTube Premium

Things have gone from bad to worse for Western Sydney this season and no one really wants a bar of them. Just like no one wants a bar of YouTube Premium. I’m not sure who’s paying $14.99 a month for no ads and content you can get elsewhere for free, but you do you, I guess.

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Western United – Binge

Binge is a new and exciting streaming service available in Australia, giving consumers access to big name shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. Just like Binge, Western United is also new on the scene, currently in their third season in the league. Western United have also been incredibly exciting to watch this season, currently sitting in second place on the ladder.

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Grace Clegg
Grace Clegg
Covering the Newcastle Jets for the 2021/22 season. Studying a Bachelor of Communication (News Media and PR) at the University of Newcastle. Coffee addict.

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