How to watch Indy 500 2023: live stream IndyCar online from anywhere today

Scott McLaughlin (#3 Team Penske) Dallara IR12 Chevrolet leads teammate Will Power (#12 Team Penske) Dallara IR12 Chevrolet to be the first car to get the green flag for the start of practice for the 107th Indianapolis 500.
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Watch an Indy 500 live stream

The 2023 Indy 500 will be shown live on both NBC and Peacock TV in the US. In Canada, IndyCar fans can tune in on TSN. The race is being shown on Sky Sports in the UK, and on Stan Sport in Australia. Read on for full details of how to watch the Indy 500 where you are.

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Indy 500 start time: Sunday, May 28, 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT / 5.45pm BST / 2.45am AEST
TV channel: NBC / Peacock (US) | Sy Sports (UK) | TSN (CA) | Stan Sport (AU)
FREE stream: FuboTV FREE trial (US)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream

Indy 500 2023 – preview

It's race day in Indianapolis and the experts are picking between Pato O'Ward, Alex Palou and Scott Dixo for the win but there are plenty of other name's in the ring including last year's winner who'll be looking to become only the sixth ever driver to get back-to-back wins at the Indy 500.

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is one heck of a slogan to live up to, but the 2023 Indy 500 has been given a worthy buildup, with Alex Palou, Rinus VeeKay and Felix Rosenqvist forming the fastest front row in the history of this 112-year-old event.

Just 0.006mph separated Chip Ganassi Racing's Palou from Ed Carpenter Racing's VeeKay, while all three drivers on the front row beat the previous pole speed record – set by Scott Dixon a year ago.

The reigning champion, Marcus Ericsson, was only quick enough for the 10th slot on the grid, back in the fourth row. It's certainly not an ideal starting position, though he took victory from eighth a year ago, and has at least got the inside line this time around. 

The drivers occupying the four places immediately in front of him are also fellow former Indy 500 winners, with Dixon in ninth, followed by Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan. In the 11th slot is 24-year-old Dane Benjamin Pedersen, the highest-placed rookie, while Katherine Legge, the only woman to qualify, starts in 30th.

The milk is on ice, but who will be the cream of the crop? Here's how to watch a 2023 Indy 500 live stream no matter where you are. 

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How to watch Indy 500 2023: live stream in the US without cable


The 2023 Indy 500 is being shown on both NBC and Peacock TV in the US. 

The race starts at 12.45pm ET / 9.30am PT on Sunday,  with coverage getting underway at 9am ET / 6am PT on Peacock, and at 11am ET / 8am PT on NBC. 

Watch the 2023 Indy 500 without cable

The Peacock price comes in at $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of EPL soccer, every big WWE event, Premiership Rugby, plus plenty more live sport. You also have the option of paying $9.99 a month for commercial-free coverage.

Alternatively, OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes NBC in select markets, as part of its Sling Blue package. The usual cost is $45 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month for half price.

Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC in select markets is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement and carries more than 100 channels, including Fox, CBS and ESPN.

Prices start at $74.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling, or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to live stream Indy 500 from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your local coverage of the 2023 Indy 500, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching an Indy 500 live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

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How to watch 2023 Indy 500: live stream in the UK


The 2023 Indy 500 is being shown exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK, with coverage beginning at 5.30pm BST on Sunday afternoon, ahead of the race at 5.45pm.

If you want to sign up for Sky Sports, you can check out our guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked into a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now. Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the Indy 500 as if you were at home.

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How to watch a 2023 Indy 500 live stream in Canada


In Canada, you can watch the Indy 500 unfold on TSN.

Coverage gets underway at 11am ET / 9am PT on Sunday morning, with the race scheduled to start at 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT.

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to an Indy 500 live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year.

If you decide to subscribe or already have, remember you can take your favorite sports streaming service with you wherever you go - just try our No. 1 overall rated VPN 100% risk-free for 30-days and follow the instructions above.

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How to watch 2023 Indy 500 in Australia


Stan Sport is the place to watch the 2023 Indy 500 in Australia, though be warned that the race is set to begin at 2.45am AEST on Sunday night/Monday morning.

If that doesn't put you off, know that a subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

Stan Sport is also the place to watch Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League football, as well as international rugby and Formula E.

If you're currently out of Australia but want to watch an Indy 500 live stream, you'll need to get yourself a VPN as per the instructions above. 

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.