As American sports fans know well, the battle over live game rights can cause a headache for fans who just want to know which leagues are on which channels. And soccer fans know well what it’s like to run into obstacles when trying to find your club on satellite or cable TV. But for online viewers, there’s a better solution than going to a sports bar at 10am every Saturday: the beIN Sports network.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch a beIN SPORTS live stream for free.
What is beIN SPORTS?
BeIN Sports was created in 2011 after French Ligue 1 made a four-year deal with Al-Jazeera Media Network. Over the past decade, beIN has amassed a number of live rights, primarily for soccer, that can be broadcast or streamed through services like FuboTV and Sling TV. Along with Ligue 1 and both French Cups, beIN SPORTS also has rights to Spain’s La Liga, CONMEBOL Qualifiers, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, and the African Cup of Nations. Perhaps its most important asset, beIN SPORTS has extensive pre- and post-game coverage of the biggest La Liga events.
While beIN Sports isn’t available on every major live TV streaming service—it’s missing from Hulu, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue—you still have a few options, and all of them come with at least a free seven-day trial.
FuboTV was created with soccer fans in mind; there’s even original content catering to that dedicated group. Whether you’re an MLS or Bundesliga fan checking out the action on FS1 and FS2, a Liga MX or El Tri fan tuning into TUDN, a La Liga fan tuning into BeIN Sports, or a Premier League fan rising early with NBCSN, Fubo delivers the beautiful game.
If you’re looking primarily for Spanish-language coverage from TUDN, TyC, and GolTV, as well as both the English and Spanish-language versions of BeIN Sports, you might consider Fubo Español. It provides access to La Liga, Concacaf Champions League, Copa Libertadores, and more.
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Sling TV is a great destination for soccer fans. It has two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, which each cost $30 per month. Getting Sling Orange + Blue saves money and it provides the most access to sports. Sling Blue provides FS1 for MLS and Bundesliga matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and NFL Network for fans of the other kind of football. Sling Orange has ESPN and ESPN2 for MLS, USMNT, and USWNT fans, as well as those who want to catch international matchups. The World Sports package includes BeIN Sports and La Liga action for $10 a month. Completists will want FS2 through the Sling Blue Sports Extra package for just $10 a month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
Fanatiz is a streaming service created specifically for the soccer fan. Fanatiz carries La Liga and Ligue 1 action via BeIN Sports. (As soccer fans know, BeIN is essential yet absent from most of the big streaming services.) Fanatiz also carries Gol TV and TyC Sports, giving access to competitions like the CAF Confederations Cup, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Copa del Rey. Plus, it has additional content that will appeal to Boca Juniors and Real Madrid fans in particular.
Plus, there’s a daily pass option, so if you’re just trying to catch an El Clasico or Madrid Derby match, you can pay $4.99 and have access for a 24-hour period.
If you’re into Serie A, there’s a brand-new package for you. Club Italia, for an additional $7.99 a month, gives you access to RAI Italia broadcast of Italy’s top-flight league the way Italians watch it. If you like what you’ve seen from Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, and the surprising Atalanta this season in Champions League, you can now see them week in and week out in Serie A via Fanatiz.
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