Major League Soccer is back, and this article will explain how to watch the next FC Cincinnati match and every FC Cincinnati match throughout the 2022 MLS season, no matter where you live.
- How to Watch The Next FC Cincinnati Game
- Watching FC Cincinnati Matches All Season
- Watching FC Cincinnati Matches Outside their Market
- Other Ways To Watch Nationally Televised Matches
- FC Cincinnati 2022 TV Schedule
How to Watch The Next FC Cincinnati Game
Below are the upcoming FC Cincinnati games and how you can stream them live based on where you live.
Stream FC Cincinnati vs. Chicago Fire ( 10/1/22)
Match Time: Sat, October 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDT
If You Live in The FC Cincinnati TV Market: This Match airs on WSTR Star64, which is available on the following services.
- DIRECTV STREAM (Entertainment Plan) - Try a 5-day free trial
- Youtube TV - You can Sign up on their website
If You Live in The Chicago Fire TV Market: This Match airs on CFFC Live, which is available on the following services.
- CFFC Live - Learn more on their website
Other TV Markets: If you live in the US, but not in the local market of either team, you can watch the match on ESPN+. ESPN+ streams every MLS game this season as long as the game isn't airing on a national network and you don't live in TV market of either team playing. You can (sign up online) and watch nearly every out-of-market game.
Watching FC Cincinnati Matches All Season
Where you can watch FC Cincinnati depends on a couple of factors. First, if the game is airing nationally on a network like FS1 or ESPN, then you will need that network to watch regardless of where you live. If you live inside their local TV market, FC Cincinnati matches that aren’t nationally televised will be on WSTR Star64. If you live outside the FC Cincinnati market, you can watch matches on ESPN+ if they aren’t airing on a national network. I’ll cover both possibilities and the streaming services you need to watch FC Cincinnati throughout the 2022 season.
Watching FC Cincinnati Matches in Market
Major League Soccer handles blackouts differently than most leagues. If a match is airing nationally on FS1 or TUDN, then the match won’t air on FC Cincinnati’s local flagship network, WSTR Star64. All of those networks are carried on the DIRECTV STREAM, Streaming service. YouTube TV also carries WSTR Star64 and FS1, but not TUDN. However, those matches will also be available to watch for free on Twitter.
DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that carries WSTR Star64 (for those living in their broadcast region.), Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 in their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month after a 5-Day Free Trial. TUDN is available on their more expensive “Ultimate” package for $104.99 per month. However, any games on TUDN will also be streamed on Twitter, so you can airplay or cast any of those games from your mobile device to your TV for free, so I don’t recommend upgrading to Ultimate unless you have to. Check the schedule below to see all the national networks you will need this season. DIRECTV doesn’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel at any time.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to 20 devices simultaneously. See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
Watching FC Cincinnati Matches Outside their Market
If you live outside the FC Cincinnati market, you will still need access to the channels that air national MLS broadcasts. However, games not airing nationally will be available on ESPN+ as long as you don’t live in the local market of either team playing. Hulu Live TV carries all the channels you need except for TUDN, but those matches are simulcast free on Twitter. Furthermore, Hulu Live TV is the only streaming service that lets you add ESPN+ to your subscription.
Hulu Live TV and ESPN+
Hulu Live TV includes access to Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 and includes ESPN+ for a price of costs $69.99 per month. This will allow you to watch every FC Cincinnati match this season as long as you are living outside the TV market for that week’s match.
You aren’t forced into a long term contract with Hulu Live TV, and they provide the following features:
- Includes Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2
- Price includes ESPN+ (and Disney+)
- the ability to watch on 2 devices at the same time
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like ESPN2, ESPN, ABC, TNT, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
Other Streaming Options
There are a few other options to watch FC Cincinnati matches if you live outside their market. To watch games not airing on a national network, you can subscribe to ESPN+.
You watch ESPN+ through the ESPN App. To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device. supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox, PlayStation and more.
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $9.99 per month. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. However, you can select a yearly subscription for a discounted rate of $69.99 annually. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here! For more information on ESPN+, see our ESPN+ review.
Other Ways To Watch Nationally Televised Matches
While ESPN+ covers a big portion of your out-of-market FC Cincinnati games, you will still need a way to watch National Games. The streaming service in the list below should suffice.
Vidgo – Carries FS1, ESPN, and ESPN2 along with ABC and Fox in over 100 markets. Each Vidgo channel plan offers a 7-day free trial with plans starting at $59.95 per month. See our review of Vidgo for more information.
YouTube TV – Carries Fox, FS1, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 and offers a 7-Day Free Trial. After the free trial, YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month. For more information on this streaming service, see our review of YouTube TV. As a bonus, YouTube TV also carries WSTR Star64 in FC Cincinnati’s TV Market.
FC Cincinnati 2022 TV Schedule
The schedule below shows Nationally Televised FC Cincinnati matches this season and where you can watch them. Remember, if you live in FC Cincinnati’s TV market, then ESPN+ will be blacked out, and you will need one of the streaming services above that carries WSTR Star64.
|Sat, 10/1/22||7:30 PM||FC Cincinnati||Chicago Fire||ESPN+|
|Sat, 10/8/22||8:00 PM||DC United||FC Cincinnati||ESPN+|
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