How to Watch 2020 FA Cup on Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Apple TV
The cheapest way to watch the final three rounds of the 2020 Emirates FA Cup is on ESPN+.
That’s a big change compared to years past. You can still use a live TV streaming service such as Hulu with Live TV or Sling TV to watch games that are scheduled to air on ESPN or ESPN Deportes.
But ESPN+ will carry every game. And it will be the exclusive way to watch the FA Cup semi finals and FA Cup final in the U.S. on Aug. 1.
(See Emirates FA Cup schedule below.)
The FA Cup is one of the most exciting events capping English football. And this year is no different. The final three rounds of the FA Cup feature multiple must-see matches.
Several top English Premier League sides remain in the tournament, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea vying for the FA Cup title.
The FA Cup Final will be at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.
This guide will break down how to watch the quarterfinals, semifinals and FA Cup Final without cable TV. You’ll need to live in the U.S. for these live streaming options.
Live Stream FA Cup on ESPN+
ESPN+ is a digital network that lives within the ESPN app. So you can easily watch live FA Cup games on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox One and even a PC or smartphone.
A subscription costs $4.99 per month — less than a movie rental.
There are no contracts or long term obligations to keep the service. So you can sign up, and watch some other live sports, including UFC Fight Night. A number of Serie A and Coppa Italia games are also scheduled to live stream on ESPN+.
The key thing to remember is that if you plan on watching the semifinals or the FA Cup final on Aug. 1, you’re going to need to sign up for ESPN+ anyway.
Watch FA Cup Quarter Finals Without Cable
The FA Cup Quarter Finals are on Saturday June 27. Aside from live coverage on ESPN+, you can also watch Norwich City vs. Manchester United on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.
Hulu with Live TV carries ESPN as part of its live TV channel lineup. Subscribers get 65+ channels including CNN, Discovery and HGTV. The Espanol add-on carries ESPN Deportes and costs an additional $5.99 per month. Hulu with Live TV is currently offering a free trial for new subscribers.
Hulu with Live TV costs $54.99 per month. With the Espanol package, it will cost $60 per month.
Sling TV has ESPN in its Orange channel bundle. Sling Orange carries 32+ channels including A&E, Comedy Central and Food Network. To watch FA Cup games aired on ESPN Deportes, you’ll need to add the Best of Spanish TV add-on for another $5 per month.
You can look over the channel lineup at Sling TV, or the latest free trial offer. Sling TV will also give you a free or discounted streaming device in exchange for signing up for a brief subscription.
Emirates FA Cup 2020 Schedule
Sat, June 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET: Norwich City vs. Manchester United airs on ESPN/ESPN+/ESPN Deportes
Sun, June 28 at 8:00 a.m. ET: Sheffield United vs. Arsenal airs on ESPN/ESPN+/ESPN Deportes
11:00 a.m. ET: Leicester City vs. Chelsea live streams exclusively on ESPN+
1:30 p.m. ET : Newcastle United vs. Manchester City live streams exclusively on ESPN+
Sat, July 18: Time and Match TBD; live streams exclusively on ESPN+
Sun, July 19: Time and Match TBD; live streams exclusively on ESPN+
FA Cup Final
Sat, August 1: Time and Match TBD; live streams Exclusively on ESPN+
Watch FA Cup Classic Matches
ESPN+ is also streaming an on-demand collection of classic FA Cup matches, including:
Manchester City’s 1-0 semifinal win over Manchester United in 2011
Wigan Athletic’s 3-0 victory over Everton in the 2013 quarterfinals
The 2015 quarterfinal matchup between Arsenal and Manchester United
The FA Cup classic matches will be available on ESPN+ until the start of the FA Cup quarter finals on June 27.