How To Watch Live Sports And Cut The Cord

How To Watch Live Sports And Cut The Cord

There are many people who would have cut the cord already but worry about missing live sports.  An antenna will let you watch games on local channels, but some sports are only on pay TV channels.  We will show you how to watch live sports and cut the cord.


You will need a streaming device for streaming video.  You might already have a device for this, but if you don’t, the Amazon Fire TV is on sale for $54.99 which is a great deal.

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Hulu TV

Hulu has one live TV streaming plan for $39.99 or $43.99 without commercials.  This includes their regular streaming package.  Be sure to check channel availability in your area directly with Hulu.


Sling has two base plans, Orange and Blue for $20 and $25 per month, respectively.  Some sports channels need a Sports add-on package for an extra $5.  You can combine the Orange and Blue packages to get more channels.  There are other packages available too.  Be sure to check channel availability in your area directly with Sling.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue has four plans to choose from.  The Access plan is $39.99 per month and offers fewer sports channels.  The Core ($44.99/mo), Elite ($54.99/mo) and Ultra ($74.99/mo) all offer the same sports channels.  Be sure to check channel availability in your area directly with PlayStation Vue.

Which is best for watching live sports?

The best streaming plan has the channels you need.  We put this table together to give you an idea of what’s out there.  The channel listing for your area might differ slightly so be sure to check channel availability in your area.  When you check you may find regional sports networks and local channels that aren’t on our list.  You might also find other sports networks such as Golf TV, NHL TV, and others available in an add-on package.  We only listed sports channels that are part of a base package.  If a channel already on the list was available in an add-on sports package we indicated that with an ‘S’.

Hulu TVSling OrangeSling BluePS Vue AccessPS Vue CorePS Vue ElitePS Vue Ultra
ACC Network*
Big Ten Network****
CBS Sports Network ****
ESPN* * * ***
ESPN2* * * ** *
ESPN Goal Line* S
ESPNews* S * * *
ESPNU* S * * *
Fox Sports* * * * * *
Fox Sports 2* * * * * *
Longhorn Network * * *
MLB Network * * *
NBA TV S * * *
NBC Sports Network * * * * * *
NFL Network * * * *
Olympic Channel* S * * *
SEC Network* S * * *

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