English soccer returns this week. Here’s where to live stream Premier League without cable
The Premier League returned to the field this week to close out its season, roughly three months after stopping all games because of coronavirus.
Now the remaining 9 to 10 games will be played to empty stadiums.
Most games between now and July 2 will be broadcast on NBCSN. If you’re looking for the best way to watch Premier League soccer live without cable, I’ll quickly break down the top options for live streaming.
Sling TV’s Blue channel bundle is currently the cheapest way to live stream NBCSN at $30 per month. Be aware that Sling TV might not give you coverage for every game, depending on where you live.
Sling TV only offers local NBC stations in 11 cities across the U.S. You can check out the Sling TV channels map to see what locals are offered in your area. Sling TV will be the best option for people who can get NBC for free by using a TV antenna.
Picking a TV antenna is pretty easy once you know the basics. And, unlike cable, it’s a one-time cost for a lifetime to free television. But if you don’t want to go the antenna-with-Sling route, here are all your options.
How to watch Premier League live without cable
Thanks to a huge wave of cord cutting all over the U.S., there is robust competition in the live TV streaming market.
All you need is an Internet connection and a streaming device to watch live soccer games on your TV. The services listed below work with major streaming devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and even Xbox One game consoles.
fuboTV started out as a live TV service that focused on soccer. Now it carries 100+ channels in its basic package including NBCSN and local NBC stations in most of the U.S. So watching all Premier League games scheduled on those channels won’t be a problem.
There are a few upshots for going with fuboTV. Subscribers can activate the NBC Sports app and NBC app with their fubo account. And if you want to watch more than just Premier League, fubo also carries all beIN Sports networks in its basic package. You can look over the full channel lineup for your area on fuboTV’s website.
A subscription costs $54.99 per month. Fubo subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR and can use its “look-back” feature to watch games aired in the last 72 hours.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, and Android TV devices such as Smart TVs and NVIDIA Shield TV. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is the best pick for Premier League fans already paying for Hulu’s on-demand service. The live TV plan includes 65+ channels and the full on-demand library that people pay $5.99 per month for.
Hulu offer’s only one channel lineup, which includes NBCSN, ESPN, and local NBC stations in most parts of the U.S. You can head over to Hulu’s website and click on the “View Channels in Your Area” tab to see what locals and regional sports networks are available.
Hulu with Live TV costs $54.99 per month and has 50 hours of Cloud DVR. Hulu also has a free trial for it’s live TV service.
Sling TV’s blue bundle has 47+ channels including AMC, Comedy Central, CNN and FS1. NBCSN is included, along with NBC and NBC Sports in some markets. This is a best budget option for cord cutters. But the availability of local channels such as NBC and FOX are limited.
Subscribers get 10 hours of Cloud DVR. A subscription is $30 per month. Sling TV’s website has a listing of its latest free trials and a separate page for discounted offers on streaming devices.
YouTube TV has 75+ channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and all the channels you need for watching Premier League games live. A subscription costs $49.99 per month. Visit YouTube TV’s welcome page for more details on a free trial.
Is Premier League on Peacock?
Peacock, a new streaming service from NBCUniversal, will live stream Premier League games.
But Peacock’s new streaming platform debuts on July 15, and the current Premier League season ends on July 2.
Some soccer fans will be still be able to use Peacock anyway. It is currently available to Comcast cable subscribers or cord cutters that use the company’s Flex streaming device.
If you have early-bird access to Peacock, then you can sign up for one of its premium plans to watch live soccer games.
The ad-free premium plan costs $9.99 per month. The ad-supported premium plan is $4.99 per month. Peacock also has a free tier of service, but that won’t help with watching Premier League.
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