Watch Live Sports Online
We’ll try to help you find alternative ways to watch live sports online. Watch football, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, golf etc.
Watching online is usually free or substantially cheaper than cable or satellite. There are 3 main ways to watch sport online…
1. TV Streaming Software
There are several programs available that will allow you to watch sports like American football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey and tennis.
Sopcast is the program I use most (download it here). There are always lots of “test channels” that appear just before a game starts, and you can usually find the channel you are looking for.
If not, it’s a case of working through the other programs until you find the stream you are after.
I have listed all the main programs below. Click on one and you will see I have explained the pro and cons of each program and what channels you’ll expect to see.
Most of these programs use a technology called p2p to stream content. If your computer asks you to allow the programs to open ports in your firewall, always say yes. If you don’t, you can experience choppy playback.
It is also worth saying that you are better connecting to a stream 10 minutes before broadcast starts. Some channel can take a while to buffer and start playing.
Is your computer on a home or office network? You will also need to open the relevant ports in your routers firewall too.
2. Subscription Like NFL Game Pass
You can pay a subscription to an official provider like NFL Game Pass or MLB.tv. These may not always be available because the Networks can block certain country’s. To get around this, check out my guide here.
To watch live Soccer, you can use some of the sport betting websites. These offer free high quality streams to all of their customers. You just need to sign up and fund your account. I recommend Bet365. At the moment, they’ll 100% match any deposit – Sign up here.
3. Streaming Sites
You can also watch sports on one of the “gray area” streaming sites that are bombarded with ads and are constantly going down or taken offline (See our schedule page).