You can watch Golf Channel without cable on five live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV all have the Golf Channel without the need of a cable TV or satellite subscription.
There are 10 plans that carry Golf Channel within those live TV streaming services.
Pay TV subscribers can activate the NBC Sports app to watch the Golf Channel live. You can likewise watch the Golf Channel on a P.C., Mac computer, smartphone or tablet using a streaming service.
The Golf Channel has been around since January 1995, offering golf fans ways to watch the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, and PGA European Tour. The network has coverage of some USGA Tournaments and NCAA Division I golf.
You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Golf Channel without cable, or read through all your options.
How to watch Golf Channel
Golf fans and cord-cutters can stream Golf Channel live on a Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Chromecast. Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony and VIZIO support a number of TV streaming apps.
If you’ve never used a live streaming service before, it’s really simple.
Instead of a cable cord delivering your favorite TV channels to your television, companies like Sling TV, fubo and others live stream a package of popular networks like Golf Channel, ESPN, and CBS Sports Network online.
You just need an internet connection to get started.
All of your favorite networks are no longer exclusive to Dish Network, Comcast, and Spectrum. Even local broadcast networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX are available on some of these live TV streaming services. (Pro tip: A TV antenna can get you these over-the-air networks for free.)
You can watch live TV on more than just your television. Subscribers can get their live TV channels on an iPad or iPhone (with current iOS). Android phones support these services.
Web browsers on a PC, laptop or Mac work as well. Gamers can use a PlayStation or Xbox with many of these live TV services.
Some of these TV services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has Golf Channel in three of its channel packages.
The Choice package is the least pricey of the bunch.
Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service.
There are two other packages with Golf Channel.
The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month.
The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as Max, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.
Subscribers to Choice or Ultimate can get three months of Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.
All subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
You can watch live TV on unlimited screens within your home.
DIRECTV STREAM works on supported Smart TVs, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Supported Smart TVs include all models running on Google TV and Android TV.
Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want. You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
Sling TV has two main channel bundles. To stream Golf Channel live on a Smart TV, Roku or other streaming device, you’ll need the Sling Blue plan with the Sports Extra package.
The Sports Extra bundle carries Golf Channel and 11 other networks for $11 more a month. Look over the Sling Blue Sports Extra channel lineup to see what you’ll get.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR so you can record sports or TV shows.
Your second option is to get the Sports Extra bundle, and a combined package of the Orange and Blue plan. Sling Orange carries ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3.
Aside from live TV, there’s on-demand programs from Golf Channel such as “Golf Channel Academy” and “Nick Dougherty’s Tee Time Tips.”
Sling TV works on Smart TVs from LG and Samsung, and major streaming devices such as Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. XBox One works, too.
You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers. There are no sneaky fees, or contracts. You can cancel and restart a subscription whenever you want.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live networks including sports, local channels and news.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR and full access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu’s on-demand library. A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You get unlimited DVR storage in the cloud.
So if you’re already paying for Disney+ or Hulu’s on-demand service, trying out Hulu’s Live TV package might be the best option for you.
You’ll be able to stream Golf Channel, ABC, CBS, Big Ten Network, Animal Planet and ESPN.
Hulu Live TV subscribers can also activate the NBC Sports app on a streaming device, tablet or PC. That includes NBC Sports.
You can stream on two devices at once. That includes an iPhone even when you’re away from home. Check out the lineup of channels offered in your area. There are no obligations or contracts.
fubo offers three plans with Golf Channel. The three plans are fubo Pro, Elite and Premium. fubo Pro has many of the important channels for sports fans.
The Pro channel package has 152 channels, including most major sports networks and harder-to-find ones such as beIN Sports. There are local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations.
Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month.
The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month
fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.
The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including Pac-12 Networks.
Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.
You can look over the channel lineup for your area.
YouTube TV has 128 channels, including local channels for $72.99 per month.
YouTube TV only has one way to get Golf Channel through its base plan.
The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for golf fans such CBS.
The service works with Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. Try out YouTube TV free for a week.
Golf Channel on NBC Sports app
DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu Live TV and fubo support activating the NBC Sports app. Under the live tab, you can navigate to the Golf Channel and start watching live.
You can use the app on your Smart TV, tablet, smartphone, and iPad (current iOS) to live stream Golf Channel.
How to Watch Golf Channel FAQs
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch Golf Channel on TV.
How do I get the Golf Channel on my TV?
The Golf Channel is carried on a number of cable TV and satellite services.
But if you want to watch Golf Channel without a cable TV provider, you can subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV.
How can I stream Golf Channel free?
You can get a free trial of DIRECTV STREAM, fubo or YouTube TV. Just keep in mind that these services will bill you for a month of service if you don’t cancel before the free trial ends.
Can I watch Golf Channel on Peacock?
No. But Peacock does stream a number of live Golf tournaments from the PGA Tour. They include the Memorial Tournament, RBC Canadian Open, U.S. Open, Travelers Championship and Rocket Mortgage Classic. A subscription to Peacock Premium is $4.99 per month.
Does Amazon Prime have a Golf Channel?
No. Amazon Prime members do not get the Golf Channel for free. Comcast owns the family of NBC Sports networks, including the Golf Channel.
Is Golf Channel free on YouTube TV?
You can stream Golf Channel along with 127 other networks, including ESPN and HGTV. But you have to pay for a subscription, which costs $72.99 per month. YouTube TV carries local CBS, ABC and NBC stations nationwide and unlimited Cloud DVR. New customers are offered a free 7-day trial.
Is the PGA Tour live on ESPN+ and Paramount+?
ESPN+ has the streaming rights to the PGA Tour in the U.S. There will be 35 tournaments and more than 4.300 hours of live coverage in 2023 from January to November.
As part of a 9-year deal with the PGA Tour, ESPN+ has exclusive coverage in the mornings. The sports streaming hub also has coverage in the afternoons, co-existing with the TV broadcaster (GOLF, NBC, CBS).
A subscription to ESPN+ costs $9.99 per month, and includes a deep library of 30 for 30 episodes, live NHL and MLB games.
You can sign up for ESPN+ and start streaming live PGA Tour and featured hole coverage within the ESPN app.
What is featured-hole coverage?
Generally speaking, featured-hole coverage on shows different camera angles of players on certain holes. The featured-hole coverage will happen simultaneously with the live broadcasts on CBS, NBC or Golf Channel.
What’s the best way to stream Golf Channel?
I’ve just thrown a lot of choices at you. Let’s recap and winnow the field a little bit so you can start watching the PGA Tour and your favorite golfers — whether its Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy or Jordan Spieth.
Sling TV is the cheapest option at $51 per month. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
You’ll need to subscribe to the Sling Blue bundle ($40 per month) and the Sports Extra bundle ($11 per month) to live stream Golf Channel. You get 60 channels total. There is no obligation to keep your subscription. Sports fans can add Sling Orange to their subscription for ESPN.
DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial, and offers a robust lineup of national and regional sports networks alongside local channels. A subscription to the Choice plan is $99.99 per month, but you get $10 off the first three months when you sign up to try the service.
The Choice bundle resembles a cable TV or satellite package without the need of installation, or making a long-term commitment.
This article was published on June 29, 2019, and has been updated.
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