You can watch live TV on a computer or mobile device without a cable or satellite subscription. You just have to know where to look. Shares Streaming services are finally starting to replace cable as the go-to destination for hot shows, but broadcast TV has had one major advantage over its online counterpart: live television. Not anymore.
The big money changing hands in the sports world is part of why many non-sports fan cord cutters take such a low view of sports and ESPN, which they see as responsible for high cable prices.
And, meanwhile, cord cutters find themselves relatively underserved in the streaming market to watch live sports. Thankfully, this tough situation is changing fast. Throw in OTA broadcasts — which give many cord cutters access to the NFL, not to mention the championship games and series of all four major leagues — and you have some pretty good cord-free sports options.
Here are a few of my best tips to watch live sports as a cord cutter. Watch live sports — Field of streams The most obvious way to legally get your sports fix is to invest in the streaming packages available directly from your favorite sports leagues.
You can read a bit more about each of the major league streaming services to watch live sports below.
Since the NFL is the only league without a simple, legal streaming option, an antenna is an essential accessory for any cord cutting football fan. Others may have to invest in a larger antenna. Check out this section for more details on choosing an antenna.
Skinny bundles are pay TV services, but because they come in over the top and have fewer channels, they cost much less than cable. Radio, radio The radio is your low-tech solution to local broadcast blackouts.
You can get live game broadcasts over the air for free, and you might be surprised at just how enjoyable your favorite sports are on the radio. The rhythms of baseball and football are particularly well suited to the medium.
Plus, radio commentators tend to be less annoying than their cable counterparts, if you ask us! On top of all this, radio can give you all of the commentary and analysis that you used to get from ESPN and their competitors.
ESPN radio is available just about everywhere, and some of the shows are exactly the same as their cable counterparts.
International soccer teams often offer free English-language radio broadcasts online, as do a lot of MLS teams.
Podcasts Just like your radio, podcasts can give you all of the same information that sports news TV programs deliver.
Individual sports leagues and organizations like the USGA also sometimes stream their content online.
If Wimbledon is on and you want to watch it for free, you can! So take that money and time and go enjoy sports in person.
Get out and cheer!