The Masters is more than just the major golf tournament of the year. It’s where legends are made. It’s where the coveted green jacket gets awarded. It’s a chance to enter elite company, and one of golf’s greatest traditions.
“From (the) beginning, the Masters quickly became a competition that defined greatness in this sport,” said Augusta National and Masters Tournament Chairman Fred S. Ridley in a 2019 article on the Masters site, “and come Sunday, just as it has been since 1934, someone’s life will be forever changed.”
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2021 Masters Tournament online, along with answers to some other frequently asked questions.
When is the Masters?
The 2021 Masters runs from April 8 to April 11.
What channel is the 2021 Masters on?
The Masters is one of CBS Sports’ prize properties. Thanks to Paramount Plus, the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access, you’ll get incredible vantage points for the duration of the tournament.
Where is the Masters played?
Unlike the PGA’s other three major annual golf tournaments, the Masters always takes place at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia.
How to stream the 2021 Masters: Watch the Masters golf tournament live
To watch the whole tournament, you’ll want Paramount+ at your disposal, but you can also catch Thursday and Friday on ESPN (from 3-7:30pm ET both days), and then Saturday from 3-7pm ET and Sunday from 2-7pm ET on CBS.
Paramount+ has some great bonus features, including the ability to follow around featured groups throughout the day. It also gives you looks at three different sections of the course as golfers play through: Holes 4, 5, 6; Holes 15 and 16, and Amen Corner.
Paramount+ is CBS’s official entry into the streaming arena, and set the tone for other major networks launching their own streaming services. Paramout anchors itself in the vast CBS show library, going into TV history as well as relying on the Star Trek series and the crime dramas that help define it today. It also has a selection of movies tied to Paramount’s ownership by CBS parent Viacom, hence the name switch earlier in 2021.
It’s also a destination for live events like the annual Grammy Awards, and it’s becoming a destination for live sports fans, with its coverage of the Masters, the Champions League, the Europa League, and the NCAA Basketball Tournament combining to it a legitimate player in sports programming.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.
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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $59.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.
The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN. To get the most sports, consider adding the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on at $10.99 a month to a robust Fubo Elite package.
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If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package, so if you want the Masters’ opening round, that’s the color you want.
There’s also a Sports Extras option for Orange + Blue subscribers, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of the plan. There’s also a Sports Extra add-on for the Sling Blue package, and another one for the Sling Orange package.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.
At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans. If you’re looking for the Masters, you’ll get in at the Plus tier.
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan. For $10.99 more a month, upgrade to the Sports Plus plan to get NFL RedZone and six additional sports channels.
For under $40 a month, Vidgo brings more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. Like Fubo, it started out for streaming sports but carries a lot more now. There’s even a Social TV platform that allows you to chat with other Vidgo viewers about what you’re watching.
Vidgo has two Latino options featuring ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and TyC sports at both levels. At the Plus level on the English side, you get NFL RedZone and all the Pac-12 Network regional options.
There’s one more option for you: If you have a laptop you can Chromecast or otherwise link to your big screen, give the Masters site a whirl. It’ll provide a live simulcast of coverage.
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