Sports is the top category for live TV events as die-hard fans tune in from all over the world. With cable subscriptions sky-high, streaming services allow you the same great content (and then some) for a slightly more reasonable price in some cases. Enjoy live sports streaming of your favorite team or record a game to watch on-demand at your leisure. The type of streaming platform that’s best for you will depend on your preferences. If you’ve decided to cut the cord, here’s a shortlist of our top sports streaming sites that will make that decision a little easier!
One of the best streaming services for live sports is Sling TV because they’ve partnered with the NFL Network to bring you live games, football news and analysis. Even if you’re not crazy about bulky dudes passing around the pigskin, Sling still has one of the most comprehensive sports streaming services. Fall into one of the three plan packages which offer a range of options. For example, Both the Orange and Blue plan include TBS, TNT, and Stadium. But Sling Orange includes ESPN and ESPN2, while Sling Blue has FOX and NBC network. You can even catch SEC games, pro tennis, and Olympic content from any internet-enabled device.
Hulu +Live TV
Not to be confused with the basic Hulu plan, Hulu +Live TV offers a great sports lineup and over 75 live channels where you can catch major league baseball, hockey, basketball, and professional golf, as well as college games. You can also see many regional sports choices like the Big Ten Network and the ACC Sports Network. This is a great service for someone who’s looking for professional and college sports channels, plus entertainment and family content. (You automatically get DisneyPlus at no extra cost!)
Google threw its hat into the live sports ring when they introduced YouTube TV. This streaming service gives you access to all three major channels that show NBA games (ABC, ESPN, TNT), plus the subscription comes with NBA TV—which is a huge bonus. It has a solid selection of regional sports networks that offer select games that aren’t nationally televised. YouTube TV’s unlimited DVR storage means you can record every single game, capturing as many of your favorite sports moments as you want. Now that’s something any fan can appreciate!
Whether you’re the type who casually catches a game or the type that never misses a play, ESPN Plus is certainly top contender among streaming platforms. With 15 different sports available for live streaming, sports fanatics will be able to stay up to date in the world of athletics. In particular, you’ll find a lot of soccer (both international and MSL) along with NHL and UFC events. For fans that love to watch shows, not just games, ESPN Plus is a great buy because the platform also creates originals like Peyton’s Places, Man in the Arena: Tom Brady and 30 for 30 to accentuate your viewing pleasure.
Last but not least, we have fuboTV, which gets you a collection of sports and entertainment channels with exclusive add-on options. If you’ve got a need for speed, fubo lets you watch every NASCAR race on your phone, online, or on a smart TV app thanks to its high tier channel lineup, inclusive of Fox, FS1, NBC, and USA Network. One of fuboTV’s best-value add-ons is NFL RedZone, which shows replays of the best football plays throughout the day, then ends the day by putting together one clip showing every single touchdown.