Watch sports online

Wondering where to watch sports online? NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football and Basketball, and more are available to stream on iPhone, iPad, Android, computers, and more. Read on to see where to watch many popular sports online free or with a subscription. The big sports networks mentioned below have many more international and college sports.

Watch sports online without cable

Access to ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, and more are available through Sling for $20/month. Try Sling TV free for 7 days. CBS, FOX/FOX Sports, NBC/NBC Sports, and other regional sports networks are available through Playstation Vue for $50/month and up. These packages are a great way to watch sports online without cable.


Watch NFL online

It can be a bit complicated to watch NFL online due to the various broadcasting rights. The only way to watch national broadcasts on smartphones is with a Verizon More Everything plan, which includes all primetime and local Sunday-afternoon games for free, with RedZone available for a small fee.

Primetime games can also be streamed on tablets and computers through ESPN, NBC, and NFL Network streaming sites with select pay TV providers that include the channel you’re attempting to stream. ESPN is available on Sling TV, try free for 7 days.

NFL Sunday Ticket allows you to stream all out of market games. It is available through DirecTV or online-only in select cities.watch sports online free iPhone iPad android

Watch NBA online

ESPN and TNT games are available with select pay TV providers or with Sling TV, try free for 7 days. Select ABC games are free on watchESPN. TNTOT offers free alternate camera angles of select TNT games. League Pass is a subscription product that streams all games not broadcast on TV in your local area.

Watch MLB online

Games broadcast on ESPN, FOX, and TBS are available online with select pay TV providers. An MLB.tv subscription provides live streams of all games not on TV in your local area. MLB.tv also features a free game of the day on computers, and available on mobile devices with MLB At-Bat Premium for $20 per year. ESPN and TBS are available on Sling TV, try free for 7 days.
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Watch NHL online

NBC Sports streams all NBC/NBC Sports NHL broadcasts with pay TV service. NHL Gamecenter streams all games not broadcast in your local area for a subscription.

Watch NCAA Football and Basketball online

College sports are available through various sports and conference networks. Typically the best games will be broadcast by the big networks and other games on the conference networks or online-only. Check the upcoming football or basketball schedule on ESPN to see where games are airing and streaming.

The Big Ten and Pac12 have streaming networks available with a pay TV subscription. The SEC and Longhorn networks are available through watchESPN and Sling TV. Games broadcast by CBS are streamed free on CBS Sports. Select ACC and Mountain West games are streamed free. The A-10 Network is available as an online subscription. Other major conferences without their own network are streamed exclusively through ESPN, FOX, or NBC.

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Other ways to watch sports online

There are plenty of other ways to watch sports online. PGA tournaments are broadcast by CBS, NBC/Golf Channel, ESPN, and TNT. CBS broadcasts are free at CBS Sports. The PGA app also provides alternate free streaming coverage from select tournaments.

NASCAR is available through FOX/FOX Sports and NBC/NBC Sports. F1 is available on NBC/NBC Sports.


Each soccer league or tournament is available through different broadcast partners. English Premier League on NBC/NBC Sports, World Cup on FOX/FOX Sports, Champions League primarily on FOX with some Spanish broadcasts on ESPN, etc. Sling TV’s base package includes ESPN, and the sports add-on package includes La Liga, Serie A, World Cup Qualifiers, and more. Try Sling TV free for 7 days.


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