Now in order for you to watch live streaming sports free on your Roku or Apple TV, you’re going to need to cut your cable TV off. The sports services aren’t free but they aren’t as pricey your cable bill and they give you more functionality. So, switching to streaming sports can save you, if you do it right.
You don’t have to miss your basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey or UFC. There are options for MLB, NBA, MLS, NHL and others. The streaming offerings are getting better for sports fan but you may still have to make some compromises.
Stream Baseball in HD with MLB.TV
If you’ve a real baseball fan and you’ve seen Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns at least twice, then you’ll be happy to know MLB has a great service called MLB.TV that lets you watch live MLB baseball games from your living room digital media device and your mobile devices. You’ll be able to see multiple camera angles, commentary, highlights and stats.
You may be subject to blackout restrictions depending on where you live.
The price is either an annual fee of $129.99 or a monthly subscription of $24.99.
Stream Live Basketball with NBA League Pass
You’re probably wearing an NBA Jersey and don’t want to miss a game. Fortunate for you, the NBA has a service called NBA League Pass that’s similar to MLB.TV. You’ll be able to watch live streaming games over the internet, your TV, Roku, Xbox, android or iOS device. You’ll even be able to watch four games at once, rewind and pause games and watch game archives for the whole season. You’ll also have access to live streaming highlights.
As with MLB.TV, blackouts restrictions may apply.
The price starts at $64.99/year and changes with different options and packages.
Stream Live Soccer with MLS Live
If you frequently wear socks that touch your knees, you’ll be happy to hear Major League Soccer has a great service for you. MLS Live streams live HD matches, highlights and archives. You’ll get about 230 games per year and access on your computer, Roku, iOS and Android devices.
Like you might expect, blackouts may apply.
Prices start out at a very reasonable $14.99/mo or $59.99 for the year.
Stream Live UFC events with UFC.TV
Pull out your sweet affliction shirt and get ready to watch some live streaming UFC. UFC.TV has HD streaming of live events and archived fights. You can watch it at home with Roku or your Samsung TV or you can watch it on the go with your android or iOS device.
Some fights may not be immediately available depending on blackouts.
The price is $59.99 for six months.
Get some aggression out and subscribe to UFC.TV.
Stream Live Hockey Games with NHL GameCenter Live
If you whistle when you talk because you’re missing a front tooth then you’re probably either a hillbilly or a hockey fan. If you’re a hockey fan then congratulations. The NHL has probably one of the best sports streaming offerings around.
They offer access on just about every platform out there, Roku, Boxee, Apple TV, Xbox, Playstation, and Sony TVs. Also, they offer great functionality. Live games, replays, highlights, classic games, DVR, and slow motion.
This is also a great option if you live in a part of the country that does offer NHL coverage on TV. Blackouts may apply.
The price is great too at only $49.99/year.
The NFL and NCAA have not kept up with the other leagues. Options for football fans are limited right now, but what is out there is free or nearly free.
SEC Network on Roku is a godsend for any SEC fan. You’ll get to watch the current week’s games and other content. The games aren’t live but they are free.
CBSSports.com Football games that air on CBS are streamed online at CBSSports.com. You can watch in your browser free. They also have a Roku channel but they only show highlights there. Full games can only be seen online at this time.
Checkout other great streaming services.
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