It’s that time of year when having an NBC Sports live stream becomes absolutely essential. Not only will you want to watch Sunday Night Football, but the NHL and NBA seasons are also upon us—not to mention the Premier League.
No matter what sport you’re into, there’s always something to watch on NBC Sports (and the closely affiliated NBCSN). NBC Sports hosts the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Triple Crown, the French Open, and PGA tour events, in addition to dedicated regional sports coverage in Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Portland, the Bay Area, and Washington, D.C. That means you’ll get a ton of additional local games if you’re in one of those markets. Here’s the breakdown provided by NBC Sports in the App Store:
- NBA: 76ers, Bulls, Celtics, Kings, Trail Blazers, Warriors, and Wizards
- NHL: Blackhawks, Capitals, Flyers, and Sharks
- MLB: Athletics, Cubs, Giants, Mets, Phillies, and White Sox
- MLS: Earthquakes and Revolution
Even better: With the NBC Sports app, you’ll also be able to watch the Golf Channel and Olympic Channel if they’re included in your cable or live TV streaming package (more on that in a bit).
Here’s everything you need to know about NBC Sports streaming to help you catch all the action—and hopefully save some money too.
NBC Sports live stream: 6 ways to watch NBCSN online
All six of the major live TV streaming services offer NBCSN, but they vary significantly when it comes to their cost, compatible devices, and other NBC Sports channels they provide. Here’s a complete breakdown of each one.
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Whichever package you choose, you can save $10 on your first month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
Sling’s now offering a 14-day free trial though July 6.
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC.
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels, while Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Cost: Free to download
Devices: Roku, Apple Airplay, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox, iOS and Android devices
Once you’ve decided which of the services you want above, or if you already have cable and just need a way to live stream NBC Sports on the go, download this app immediately. Not only will you be able to watch NBC Sports live, but you’ll also have access to every NBC Sports channel that’s included in your subscription. That means you can stream regional content, the Golf Channel, and the Olympic Channel all from one spot. Plus you’ll get full even replays, some on-demand highlights, and the ability to customize alerts for your favorite teams. Did I mention the app is completely free?
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