Live coverage of the 153rd Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York will air on June 5 from 3-5 p.m ET on NBCSN with coverage switching over to NBC at 5 p.m. Post time for the final leg of hose racing’s triple crown is set for 6:49 p.m. ET. Unfortunately, we won’t see a triple crown winner this year with Rombauer winning the Preakness and Medina Spirit possibly being “victorious” at the Kentucky Derby pending a decision on whether Medina Spirit was doping before the race. This article will tell you how to live stream the 153rd running of The Belmont Stakes.
How To Watch The Belmont Stakes without Cable
Coverage of The Belmont is on two channels, NBC and NBCSN. For those without cable, it’s much easier to use the NBC Sports app. However, you will need access to a streaming service that carries those networks to log into the app and get access to watch. Follow the steps below and you should have no problem watching The Belmont along with all the pageantry.
- Use a Free Trial to a Service that carries NBC and NBCSN. Those are:
- Go to the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for the NBC Sports app
- Add the NBC Sports app to your device and then open it.
- Go to “Browse” on the menu to the left of the screen. Under “All Networks,” navigate to “NBCSN” and press the OK button on your remote.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to https://www.nbcsports.com/activate.
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. If you subscribe to Hulu, select “Hulu,” then enter your login and password for Hulu.
- Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh after a minute or so. You should now have access to both events
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live-streaming as well. Like other services, they offer NBC in specific markets along with cable TV and other broadcast networks. To see if live NBC is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zipcode.
Hulu offers NBC and NBCSN in their lineup, so on Saturday, you can watch Belmont coverage starting at 3 p.m. eastern on NBCSN and switch over to NBC at 5 p.m. ET to watch The Belmont with the triple crown race starting at 6:49 p.m. Eastern time.
Hulu + Live TV is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and more. You can read more about Hulu in our review of Hulu. There isn’t a month-to-month contract, so you can sign up to test the service without fear of a long-term commitment. You can sign up for Hulu Live TV using this link: Sign up for Hulu + Live TV.
Other Ways to Watch The Belmont
FuboTV – Another streaming service that enables you to watch NBCSN and NBC online without cable is Fubo TV. They offer your local NBC channels in over half the country, including most major markets. You can check out a free trial to FuboTV here. See our review of fuboTV for more information.
YouTube TV – YouTube TV is another great option to watch NBCSN and NBC live. YouTubeTV offers live NBC with its streaming service in nearly ALL markets in the US. The only market where YouTube TV doesn’t offer NBC is in the Rochester-Mason City-Austin market, which covers parts of Minnesota and Iowa. (YouTube TV does offer NBC in Rochester NY and Austin TX.) Be sure to check out our review of YouTube TV for more information. You can sign up for their free trial.
Sling TV – Sling TV offers NBC as a part of their Sling Blue package in New York – WNBC, Philadelphia – WCAU, Chicago – WMAQ, Boston – WBTS, Washington, DC – WRC-TV, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale – WTVJ, Hartford/New Haven – WVIT, Dallas/Ft. Worth – KXAS, Los Angeles – KNBC, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose – KNTV, and San Diego – KNSD. You can get a 1-week free trial, and there is no monthly contract so you can cancel any time. See our guide to Sling TV for more information on this streaming service.
DIRECTV Stream – DIRECTV Stream streams a massive number of local NBC affiliates online along with other broadcast networks. You can check out everything this service offers by taking advantage of their online offer or read about it in our DIRECTV Stream review.
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