The Best Free Sports Streaming Sites [April 2020]
With so many different sports out there, it’s hard to keep track of everything you’d like to watch. If you follow international events or leagues in other time zones, things get even more complicated. Luckily, that’s where streaming comes in.
However, choosing the right streaming website is not that easy, especially if you’re looking for a free service.
It comes as no surprise that ESPN provides top quality streams. It offers almost every popular sport you can think of, and in Full HD quality. Conveniently enough, you can access it from a desktop computer, your laptop, or any mobile device.
There’s only one caveat when it comes to ESPN – it’s available only to the viewers in the US. Of course, if you use a VPN app, you can stream from abroad.
Sky is another hugely successful international network. Based in the UK, it streams live football events, as well as many other sports. What’s neat about Sky Sports is that its stream is nearly ad-free.
Since it is free, you don’t have to create an account. Its simple and user-friendly interface allows you to watch a wide variety of sports in HD, even when you’re on the go.
Sony LIV is a streaming service of Sony Pictures Network India. Its programming focuses on Asian sports cups and leagues. Of course, the service offers a lot of other international sports as well, most of it for free. Sony LIV streams are high quality, with almost no lag and a clean UI.
Although you don’t get the full catalog with a free account, it’s still more than with many similar services. Unfortunately, the free plan contains some ads, but none too annoying to significantly interrupt your watching experience. Sony LIV also has Android and iOS apps, allowing you to stream from mobile devices.
Facebook aims to take a share of the streaming market with its Watch feature. Its users can now watch one MLB game per week for free. Naturally, this offer is valid only during the MLB season.
Besides that, many other sports are available on Facebook Watch as well. You can find live coverage for almost any sport you can think of, though many of them will be unofficial streams. You can also make your own stream using this feature if you’re attending a sports match. It’s worth noting that some streams might be of low quality or have misleading titles.
Besides the official streaming services mentioned above, there are other alternatives for free streaming as well. Stream2Watch is one of the most popular, and it offers almost any sport you can imagine. Since it’s free, you can’t escape pop-up ads.
The user interface is simple, and finding the sport you want is a breeze. If you experience any lags during a stream, multiple available mirror links can help you. Another great thing about Stream2Watch is that you can use it to watch movies and TV shows as well.
Starting as a focal point for free soccer streams, Laola quickly gathered a fervent fan base and expanded its offer to other sports. Besides soccer, other popular categories now include ice hockey, volleyball, handball, basketball, motorsports, and table tennis. Of course, Laola offers numerous niche sports, like ice cross downhill or drone races.
If you can’t make it in time to watch your favorite team play, don’t worry. Laola lets you record streams. Another cool thing Laola offers is the forum that allows you to connect with other sports fans.
Aiming to cover the global audiences, LiveTv.sx is available in twelve different languages. You can also watch the programming in Spanish, Italian, Russian, or French, to name a few.
LiveTv.sx also supports live scores. That way, you can check on the results of other games while watching your favorite team. Another great thing about this platform is e-sports streams. You can find Overwatch, Counter-Strike, and DotA 2 live coverage for all relevant leagues here.
Although Cricfree mostly focuses on streaming cricket, it supports other sports as well. You can also watch the top US leagues. Besides, you can watch a decent selection of motorsports, golf, and rugby streams on this channel.
While streaming on Cricfree, make sure to turn on your pop-up and ad blockers. That said, sometimes even the ad blocker apps can’t prevent all pop-ups and ads on this channel.
SportRAR.TV has a simple and user-friendly interface and features a huge list of sports you can watch live. You can catch up with tennis, golf, and cycling, along with all the major sports. As with most unofficial free streaming platforms, SportRAR.TV is also packed with ads.
When you click on a stream, a new window will open. If it doesn’t start right away, the source might not be valid anymore. In that case, click “More links from this match,” and choose another streaming source.
Bosscast allows you to stream almost any sport. Aimed mostly at the U.S. audiences, MLB, NFL, and NBA games get the most views on the platform, as this platform primarily aims at the U.S. audience. Unfortunately, the Bosscast site has many pop-up ads.
Also, you’ll need to install Flash Player or enable it in your browser to watch any streams here. That said, it’s always advisable to avoid Flash, due to the known security vulnerabilities.