XFL is the alternative football league that the fans didn’t even know they wanted. It made its debut in 2001, but it got canceled after just one season. The man behind WWE and XFL, Vince McMahon decided to relaunch the league in 2020.
The good news is that you can stream XFL games online or watch them on cable TV. Read on find out how and where to watch XFL. This article will focus mostly on online streaming options.
Where to Watch
You can watch XFL games on many streaming services. The total number of games in a season is 43, and Fox, ESPN, ESPN 2 ABC, FS1, and FS2 network will all broadcast them.
Unfortunately, the games will be split among these networks, and no network will air every game of the season. So, to watch the entire XFL season, you need a streaming service that covers most, if not all, of the mentioned TV networks.
You’ll want a sports-heavy package, and luckily, many platforms provide such deals. If you live in the United States, you don’t have to worry, just pick up a subscription plan with one of the streaming platforms that we’ll cover in the next section.
However, the rest of the world will have to use workarounds to stream XFL games. You guessed it right, the workaround is a reliable VPN service. ExpressVPN currently tops all VPN charts and is the most trusted provider in the world. NordVPN is also among the most popular options.
Once you download and install a VPN app of your choice, make sure to go online through its US-based servers to avoid geo-restrictions.
Most sports fans who are also cord-cutters already know about the best streaming services that fit their taste. Cable TV falls behind compared to streaming services in most aspects, but in terms of sports content, it’s might still have the upper hand.
Someone said that ESPN is the glue that keeps cable together, and they couldn’t be more right about it. You’ll be able to catch most of the XFL games on ABC and ESPN. For that very reason, you want a streaming plan that includes these two networks. There are quite a few of them, don’t worry:
- YouTube TV is an excellent choice when it comes to sports programming. It will get you all the channels that show XFL so that you won’t miss a single game. The subscription fee is $50 a month.
- Hulu is a great choice, but you will need a live TV add-on. It sums up to roughly $55 a month, and you can enjoy plenty of additional Hulu content. You can opt-in for Hulu, ESPN Plus, and Disney Plus combo for only $13 a month, but then you won’t get XFL games. Standard Hulu only has ABC and ESPN from the channels that show XFL games.
- Sling TV offers ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, FS1, FS2, and FOX. The subscription fee is $45 a month.
- AT&T TV Now (formerly known as DirecTV) is slightly pricey, at $65 a month. However, it nets you ABC, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, and Fox. With the Max package, you can catch all the XFL games, but it will cost you $80 a month.
- FuboTV is also great for sports streaming, but not so much for XFL fans. You will only get to see the FS1, FS2, and FOX portion of the games.
Note that all of the mentioned platforms also offer free trial periods. That way, you will save some money and buy yourself some time to decide if it is worth the hassle. The best way to watch XFL games is to get a streaming package that covers all of the major sports channels.
Remember to use a VPN if you’re abroad when the games begin or if you live outside the US. Just make sure to use the US-based servers.
Will you watch the new XFL? Who’s your favorite? Feel free to comment below and give us your predictions.