5 Best Live Streaming Services to Watch Sports Online

Even though most leagues are in the off-season, where athletes enjoy their well-deserved rest, there are still many popular sporting events to watch this summer like the Olympic Games.

Just because there isn’t a cable TV broadcaster that can get all sport league rights and air all sporting events in the world, fans usually need to subscribe to more than one broadcaster.

There are two main ways people read sports news. The first is gathering information from the internet browsing websites like Twinspires Edge, and the other one is by watching sport-related content on Live TV.

Since sports networks are limited due to geolocations, many people have switched to online streams, where you can purchase an annual plan, where you’ll get all sport TV channels.

In today’s article we will review some of the best sports streaming services and find out which one to purchase before the competition in sports leagues starts heating up again.

1. YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube launched a couple of interesting projects in the past couple of years, such as YouTube Music (similar to Spotify) and YouTube TV.

YouTube TV is a very powerful streaming service that has a lot to offer (more than 85 channels). In other words, you’ll get access to some of the main sports broadcasters like ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, ESPN, NBA TV, MLB, NFL RedZone with absolutely no additional cost.

YouTube TV offers a couple of different packages starting from $64.99 where you can stream on three devices at once in full HD, and create up to six profiles.

2. fuboTV


The origins of this streaming service are centered around soccer, but in the past couple of years, they’ve expanded their portfolio covering every sport on the planet with more than 100 channels.

This is the biggest sports streaming service in terms of offered channels, and the best thing is that most of the channels are in full HD, and even some events are broadcasted in 4K.

The basic subscription plan will cost you $64.99 which in fact, is great value for money considering what you’ll get with your package. If that’s not enough to fuel your sports passion, you can upgrade to the next plan which is $79.99 where you’ll get around 160 channels, 1,000 hours of free recording playback, and 10 simultaneous streams.

3. Sling TV

Sling TV

If you want a more budget-friendly option where you can watch most sporting events, then Sling TV is just the right choice for you. Their basic plan starts at $35 and it is targeted around entertainment viewers. The Sling Orange package is a family-focused package where you can get many things besides sports.

It is important to mention that the original package doesn’t cover many sports channels, and if you want more you can add an additional $11 for the Sports Extra package, offering NBA TV, MLB, NFL, and many others sports.

4. Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV

Apart from being a movie streaming service, Hulu also offers a Live TV option where you can get access to more than 75 channels for $64.99 per month. Each subscription comes with an on-demand library and live events.

Some of the most popular sporting channels that come with the basic package are:

  • FOX
  • ABC
  • CBS
  • NBC

If you want to expand your portfolio of channels you can the more advanced package offering Disney+, and ESPN+ which will increase your monthly payment to $72.99 per month.

5. AT&T TV


Here we have probably the most expensive sports streaming service out of all, but is it good? Well, they provide live and on-demand content similar to Hulu, and the basic plan comes with around 65 channels following some local networks like FOX, CBS, ABC, and NBC.

If you want the real deal and get access to every sport in the world, you can upgrade to their Ultimate plan which will include 130 channels, including FS1, NHL, CBS, and much more. With that said, the Ultimate Plan will cost you $94.99 which is a lot when you compare to other streaming services.

With that said, AT&T is a streaming service provider that focuses on delivering the highest content quality to its users, but that’s not enough to pay out the difference in terms of money compared to the other streaming service providers.

Final Words

From this review, we can see that only YouTube TV, fuboTV, and AT&T have access to local networks, regional sports programming, and include many sporting events from college football and basketball, to international events like The Olympics, Champions League, and much more.

However, in order to watch the content in the highest definition, you’ll need a stable internet connection. So, it will be a better idea to check the speed of your internet and make some modifications or upgrade your plan before subscribing to a sports streaming package.

In the future, we will see more niche-focused streaming services where a company organizes a couple of different channels around the same topic and offers them as a service. This is the future of Live TV that every sports fan should get.

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