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How to stream 2019 BNP Paribas Open for free

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Austin Powell


Posted on Mar 5, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 5:47 pm CDT

Will Novak Djokovic continue his dominance at 2019 BNP Paribas Open? Will Rafael Nadal finally put an end to his title drought? Or will Roger Federer make it career title no. 101? All of those questions and much more will be answered at Indian Wells over the next two weeks. And there are plenty of ways to follow along online. All you need is access to the Tennis Channel, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews. While it can be difficult to find a live TV streaming service that checks all of those boxes, we’ve identified your best options—all of which will start with a one-week free trial. From the qualifying matches to finals, here’s how to live stream the Indian Wells tournament.

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Indian Wells live stream: How to watch 2019 BNP Paribas Open online

1) FuboTV

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FuboTV FuboTV

If you love sports, FuboTV is probably the live TV streaming service for you. It dominates with international soccer, offers 30 hours of free cloud DVR and provides three-day replay for most of the games and matches it features. While it lacks ESPN channels and ABC, you’ll get a great collection of channels that includes specialty sports options like NFL Network, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, and FS1 (in 4K no less). To get the Tennis Channel, you’ll actually need to upgrade to the $49.99-per-month Fubo Extra package, which also adds CNN International, BBC World News, the Cooking Channel, and more. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


2) Sling TV

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Sling Orange + Blue Sling TV

Sling TV is your cheapest option for watching Indian Wells online. Sling TV offers three different base packages. You’ll either want Sling Orange ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month). Both come with ESPN and ESPN2, but with the upgraded option, you’ll get a ton of extra channels you’ll want, including FS2, NFL Network, and more, in addition to some local channels (just not ABC). To get the Tennis Channel, you’ll want to tack on the Sling Orange: Sports Extra add-on. It’s just $5 per month and includes ESPNews, NBA TV, SEC Network, NHL Network, and more. That’s an incredible value, and if you act right now, it’s even better. Sling TV is currently offering 40 percent off all of its base packages for your first three months. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)


3) PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue’s Elite package PlayStation Vue

Never mind the name: PlayStation Vue with pretty much every streaming device you might own—even Kodi! You’ll have to upgrade to the $59.99 per month Elite package (the third of four tiers of channels) to get the Tennis channel, but for the price, you’ll get a ton of great channels, including NBA TV, no less than six ESPN channels, plus all of the major broadcast networks (including ABC). You can also stream on up to five devices at once, making it a great package for a family, especially considering that there’s unlimited cloud DVR. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)


4) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is your most straightforward option for watching the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. Every subscription comes with four ESPN channels, the Tennis Channel, and your local ABC affiliate. There’s a ton more to love about YouTube TV, including the ability to add up to six accounts per household. Even better, each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. The only downside is that you can’t stream using any Amazon products like the popular Fire Stick. 


5) DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now’s Just Right package DirecTV Now

Tired of overpaying for DirecTV? Try DirecTV Now, the company’s streaming alternative. It cuts out the clutter and long-term commitment and generally provides far more bang for your buck. The $55-per-month Just Right package includes the Tennis Channel, four ESPN channels, and all of the local channels you’re used to. You can also add HBO for just $5 per month. (You can view the full DirecTV Now channels list here.)


6) ATP World Tour: Tennis TV

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Tennis TV
  • Cost: $14.99 per month or $119.99 for an annual membership
  • Devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Xbox One, web browsers, and iOS and Android devices

For tennis fanatics, there’s Tennis TV, a standalone subscription service that will be streaming all 126 ATP singles and doubles matches from the 2019 BNP Paribas Open. It’s the NFL RedZone of tennis, allowing you to watch up to eight courts at once—and without any commercials. It’s not just Indian Wells, though. Tennis TV covers all nine Masters tournaments, and it offers full replays and a lot of classic matches, dating back to 1990.


Indian Wells 2019 live stream: 2019 BNP Paribas Open schedule

Tuesday, March 5

11am-10pm, ATP Qualifying / Eisenhower Cup | Tennis Channel

Wednesday, March 6

11am-9pm, WTA 1st Round | Tennis Channel

Thursday, March 7

11am-11pm, ATP 1st Round / WTA 1st Round | Tennis Channel

Friday, March 8

11am-11pm, ATP 1st Round / WTA 2nd Round | Tennis Channel

Saturday, March 9

11am-11pm, ATP 2nd Round / WTA 2nd Round | Tennis Channel

Sunday, March 10

11am-11pm, ATP 2nd Round / WTA 3rd Round | Tennis Channel

Monday, March 11

11am-11pm, ATP 3rd Round / WTA 3rd Round | Tennis Channel

Tuesday, March 12

11am-11pm, ATP 3rd Round / WTA Round of 16 | Tennis Channel

Wednesday, March 13

11am-11pm, ATP Round of 16 / WTA Quarterfinals 1 & 2 | Tennis Channel

11am-3pm, ATP Round of 16 / WTA Quarterfinals 1 | ESPNews

Thursday, March 14

11am-4:30pm, WTA Quarterfinal 3 / ATP Quarterfinal / ATP Doubles Quarterfinals 3 & 4 | Tennis Channel

11am-3pm,  WTA Quarterfinal 3 / ATP Quarterfinal 1 | ESPNews

5pm-9pm, WTA Quarterfinal 4 / ATP Quarterfinal | Tennis Channel

5pm-9pm, WTA Quarterfinal 4 / ATP Quarterfinal 2 | ESPNews

Friday, March 15

11am-1pm, ATP Quarterfinal 3 | Tennis Channel

1:30pm-3:30pm, ATP Quarterfinals 4 | ESPN2

3:30pm-5pm, ATP Doubles Semifinal 2 | Tennis Channel

6:30pm-8pm, WTA Semifinal 1 | Tennis Channel

9pm-11pm, WTA Semifinals 2 | ESPN2

Saturday, March 16

11am-3pm, ATP Semifinals | ABC

3pm-7pm, WTA Doubles Final / ATP Doubles Final | Tennis Channel

Sunday, March 17

1pm-6pm, WTA Final / ATP Final | ESPN2

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*First Published: Mar 5, 2019, 5:30 am CST