How to watch live sports online for less

Giving up cable doesn’t mean giving up live sports

More and more people are switching over to streaming from cable every month, but there’s still a few things standing in the way of some people. One of the biggest reasons people refuse to switch to streaming services, for example, is that they watch a lot of live sports. 

Thankfully, being a sports fan doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stick to a costly cable subscription. One service in particular lets you keep watching live sports, while enjoying all the benefits of a streaming service -- Sling TV.  

Base packages for the TV fan

Before even thinking about the kinds of add-on packages you want for your Sling TV service, you get to customize your entertainment to get the channels you want. Unlike more expensive cable packages, with Sling TV, you really only pay for what you need. There are two major services to choose from -- Sling Orange and Sling Blue.  

Sling Orange is Sling TV’s lowest-cost service, however it offers more than enough for most people. For example, you’ll get access to major channels like ESPN, AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, and TBS. On top of ESPN, the Sling Orange service gives you ESPN2 and ESPN3, so you’ll have three sports channels to choose from. 

If Fox Sports is more your preference, you can instead go for the Sling Blue service. While Sling Blue will set you back an extra $5 per month, you’ll get Fox Sports 1 and 2, as well as a host of other sports channels, like NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, and channels like TBS and Univision, which both have different sporting events throughout the year. Furthermore, you’ll also get NBC and Fox in select markets, which will show different sporting events too. Safe to say, if you’re a sports fan Sling Blue may be the best choice for you. 

Of course, instead of having to choose, you can get all the sports channels -- Sling Orange + Blue will get you all of the above mentioned sports channels, as well as all the other channels included in both Orange and Blue packages for just $40 per month.     

You said something about add-ons?

If you’re a tried and true sports fan, you may want even more sports -- if that’s you, on top of Sling Orange and Sling Blue services, you can also get a Sports Extra package, which seriously steps things up a notch. How much does it step things up? A whopping 9-14 channels -- that’s how much.

With the Sports Extra add-on for Sling Orange, you’ll get access to both SEC Network and SEC Network+, as well as NHL Network, Pac-12 Network, ESPN U, Bein Sports, and Motors TV -- perfect for the car fans out there. Safe to say, with a massive 18 sports-focused channels, you’ll have far more sports than you can handle . 

If you have Sling Blue, the Sports Extra add-on will give you a cool nine extra channels you may be interested in. For example, you’ll get access to NFL Redzone, NHL Network, NBC Golf, and Motors TV HD. 

Where can I watch Sling TV?

With Sling TV, you can stream all this content whether you’re at home or on-the-go. Let’s start with the TV -- there are plenty of ways to stream the content to your TV without any hassle. For starters, you can use the Chromecast to stream from your phone or your computer. Or, if you have an Android TV device or Apple TV, you can download the Sling TV app and stream straight to your TV without needing to go through another device. 

As mentioned, however, you can also stream through another device -- Sling TV apps are available for both Android and iOS smartphones, as well as Mac and Windows computers. In other words, if you wanted to, you could watch all day everyday, from your TV in the morning, to your phone on the bus, to your computer in your office. Okay, you might not want to watch TV at work, but the point is that you’ll never miss another match.    

Conclusions

If you’re a sports fan and want to move away from cable contracts, Sling TV really is an excellent option -- and one that means you shouldn’t have to give up on any of your favorite teams’ matches. You can subscribe to Sling TV for yourself by heading to the Sling TV website.  

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