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The Best Sports Streaming Sites 2020

By Anna Ellison
September 23, 2020

Get the Buffalo Chicken Dip ready, because football is back! Besides college football and the NFL, sports fans can cheer on their favorite teams in the NHL and NBA playoffs, and the MLB regular season and postseason. Even cord cutters can get in on the live action. Sports streaming sites make it easy for viewers to enjoy live sports without a cable TV contract. Check out our picks for the best sports streaming services below. 

Best Streaming Services for Live Sports

 

Streaming Service Starting Price Simultaneous Streams Sports Coverage
Hulu + Live TV $54.99/mo. 2 Regional, National & International*
CBS All Access $5.99/mo. 2 NCAA Sports, NFL, PGA Tour & WNBA
ESPN+ $4.99/mo. 3 MLB, MLS, NCAA Sports, NHL & Tennis
YouTube TV $64.99/mo. 3 Regional & National
Amazon Prime Video $8.99/mo. 2 National* & Thursday Night Football
fuboTV $64.99/mo. 3 Regional, National & International
Sling TV $30/mo. 3 (Sling Blue) Regional, National & International*
AT&T TV Now $55/mo. 3 Regional, National & International*
DAZN $19.99/mo. 2 Boxing & MMA
NFL Game Pass $99/yr. 5 Every NFL game after it airs

*Available as an add-on. Data sourced 9/15/20. Prices are subject to change and may require a contract. Services subject to availability and may be based on qualifications and applicable terms and conditions.

Hulu + Live TV

Sports channels on Hulu+ Live TV Image Source: Hulu

 

Starting Price (per month): $54.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Regional, National & International*
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 2 ($15 for unlimited) 
DVR Storage: 50 hours

Hulu + Live TV is a streaming platform for watching live sports, news, and entertainment with unlimited access to the entire Hulu streaming library. Hulu + Live TV comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR with the option to upgrade to 200 hours. However, sports fans might be missing NBA TV, NFL Network, and MLB Network. Additional paid add-ons include several international sports channels, unlimited streams, HBO Max, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, and Starz. 

Hulu + Live TV is compatible with iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV & Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One & Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Samsung (select TV models), LG (select TV models), and Nintendo Switch.

Popular Sports Channels on Hulu: BTN, CBS Sports Network, ESPN channels, TNT, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, and NBC Sports Network

hulu
65+ Channels with Hulu + Live TV
Starting at $55/mo.

 

CBS All Access

CBS All Access interface Image Source: CBS

 

Starting Price (per month): $5.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: NCAA Sports, NFL, PGA Tour, and WNBA
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams:
DVR Storage: None

CBS All Access is a streaming platform that lets you watch your local CBS sports channel live. Fans get access to their local market NFL game, March Madness, and the PGA tour. With the CBS All Access subscription, you can also enjoy the entire CBS library of on-demand content. For $11.99 a month you can upgrade to a commercial-free plan. 

CBS All Access is compatible with iOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Popular Sports Programming on CBS All Access: NFL games, NCAA March Madness tournament, and PGA Tour events

CBS all access
NCAA Sports, NFL, PGA Tour and More
Watch on 2 Devices
Starting at $5.99/mo.

 

ESPN+

ESPN+ interface Image Source: ESPN+

 

Starting Price (per month): $4.99
Free Trial: No
Sports Coverage: MLB, MLS, NCAA Sports, NHL, and Tennis
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 3  
DVR Storage: None

Stream live sports and archived favorites with the ESPN+ subscription. Subscribers get access to thousands of events from MLB, NHL, MLS, UFC Fight Nights, PPV events, and college sports like football, basketball, and lacrosse.

ESPN+ is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung (select TV models), and web. 

Popular Sports Programming on ESPN+: MLB, NHL, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, Top Rank Boxing, and UFC Fight Nights

ESPN+
Thousands of MLB, NHL, MLS and UFC Events
Watch on 3 Devices
Starting at $4.99/mo.

 

YouTube TV

YouTube TV interface Image Source: YouTube

 

Starting Price (per month): $64.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Regional & National 
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 3
DVR Storage: Unlimited

With YouTube TV you can stream national live sports in addition to over 85 other TV channels and on-demand content. Premium sports add-ons include NFL RedZone, Fox College Sports, GolTV, Fox Soccer Plus, and NBA League Pass. However, international sports channels are not included. 

YouTube TV is compatible with Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV,  Roku, Apple TV, Vizio SmartCast TV, Samsung & LG smart TVs, HiSense TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices, and web. 

Popular Sports Channels on YouTube TV: CBS Sports Network, NFL Network, ESPN channels, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, Olympic Channel, and Tennis Channel

Learn More About YouTube TV

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video interface Image Source: Amazon Prime Video

 

Starting Price (per month): $8.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: National* & Thursday Night Football
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 2
DVR Storage: Unlimited

Amazon Prime Video isn’t a robust sports streaming service, but Amazon Prime members get live coverage of Thursday Night NFL games starting October 8. Members also have the option to add on CBS All Access, NBA League Pass, and PGA Tour Live.

Amazon Prime Video is compatible with iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire devices, Apple TV, Roku, web, and PlayStation, XBox, and Wii consoles. 

Popular Sports Programming on Amazon: Thursday Night Football 

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fuboTV

fuboTV interface Image Source: fuboTV

 

Starting Price (per month): $64.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Regional, National & International
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 3
DVR Storage: 250 hours

fuboTV is a streaming service focused on channels that distribute live sports, including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer, along with news and network television. If you love international sports and soccer, fuboTV is probably your best streaming service option. Popular fuboTV add-ons include Sports Plus with NFL RedZone (NCAA games, NFL RedZone, and more), fubo Cycling (Giro d’Italia and Flanders Classic), and International Sports Plus (world-class soccer including the biggest tournaments). 

fuboTV is compatible with iOS and Android devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, and XBox One.  

Popular Sports Channels on fuboTV: CBS, FOX, Golf Channel, NBA TV, NBC, NFL Network, TBS, and TNT

Learn More About fuboTV

Sling TV

Sling TV interface Image Source: Sling TV

 

Starting Price (per month): $30
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Regional, National & International* 
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 3 (Sling Blue) 
DVR Storage: 10 hours

Sling TV offers two starting packages: Orange and Blue. Sing Orange includes ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes FS1, NFL Network, and NBC Sports. There is also the option to combine both packages for $45 a month, along with a Sports Extra add-on ($10 a month) that comes with NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, beIN SPORTS, Pac-12, Stadium, Outside Television, and theOlympic Channel. 

Sling TV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, TiVo, iOS and Android devices, Android TV, Xbox, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, and web. 

Popular Sports Channels on Sling TV: ESPN channels, NFL Network, NBC Sports Network, FS1, TBS, and TNT

Learn More About Sling TV

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now interface Image Source: AT&T TV Now

 

Starting Price (per month): $55
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Regional, National & International*
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 3
DVR Storage: 500 hours

The AT&T TV Now Plus package is another great option for streaming live sports. With this plan, consumers get access to local live sports along with NBC Sports Network, ESPN, and several other national channels. International TV can be added for additional sports coverage. Cloud DVR allows you to fast forward, rewind, and skip through commercials in all the biggest matchups. 

AT&T TV is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, web, iOS and Android devices, and Samsung Smart TV.

Popular Sports Channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, FS1, NBC Sports Network, ESPN channels, TBS, and TNT

Learn More About AT&T TV Now

DAZN

DAZN interface Image Source: DAZN

 

Starting Price (per month): $19.99
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Boxing & MMA fights
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 2
DVR Storage: None

DAZN is a live and on-demand streaming sports service that gives fans access to boxing and MMA fights. For boxing, DAZN streams fights from promoters including GGG Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing, and World Boxing Super Series. MMA streaming includes Combate Americas, Bellator, and KSW partners. DAZN is available for $19.99 per month, or $99.99 per year (value of $8.33 per month). 

DAZN is available on Amazon Fire devices, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG Smart TV, ROKU, Samsung Smart TV, VIZIO SmartCast TV, Xfinity X1, and Xfinity Flex. 

Popular Sports Programming on DAZN: Exclusive boxing fight nights, World Boxing Super Series Bantamweight, Cruiserweight, and Super Lightweight tournaments

Learn More About DAZN

NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass interface Image Source: NFL Game Pass

 

Starting Price (per year): $99 
Free Trial: Yes
Sports Coverage: Every NFL game after it airs
On-Demand: Yes
Simultaneous Streams: 5
DVR Storage: None

NFL Game Pass is perfect for die-hard football fans who hate commercials. This subscription-based service allows viewers to watch new and archived NFL games, including out-of-market preseason games. However, all games (regular and postseason) are only available on NFL Game Pass after they are complete. That means that you get to watch these games on your own time, with no commercials, and with the exclusive spoiler-blocker feature. NFL Game Pass also offers condensed versions of games in 45 minutes or less. 

NFL Game Pass is available on Xbox One, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Android TV.

Popular Sports Programming on NFL Game Pass: Full replays of all preseason, regular, and postseason games, Hard Knocks, and Super Bowl archives

Learn More About NFL Game Pass

Cord-cutting sports fans have options when it comes to supporting their home team with a sports streaming service. If you’d rather not worry about device compatibility or channel and programming offered on one of these streaming platforms, explore cable TV providers available in your area to watch live sports.

Written By
Anna Ellison

Anna is a writer for the HighSpeedOptions team focusing on streaming. She started her career as a content writer in 2017, working one year in the fintech industry before joining the mobile ad tech space with HighSpeedOptions’ parent company, AdAction. In the wild, you can find Anna hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or working on her hot dog travel blog.

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