This year’s United States Open Championship, commonly known as the US Open, starts Thursday, June 15, and continues through Sunday, June 18. While the U.S. Open is on the PGA Tour and European Tour, it’s officially run by the USGA. Therefore the U.S. Open golf tournament will not be on EPSN+. Instead, coverage will be on NBC’s Peacock streaming service, USA Network, and NBC. Peacock coverage will include Primary coverage of NBC, Featured Groups, and Featured Holes, and extended coverage throughout the tournament. Therefore, if you have Peacock, then you don’t need to worry about having NBC. This article will explain everything you need to know about watching the U.S. Open without a cable TV subscription.
How To Stream The USA Open: If you don’t want to miss any coverage of the U.S. Open, then you will want to have Peacock. A 1-month subscription to Peacock Premium is only $5.99, and if you must have NBC then you can always upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus, which is $11.99 per month. However, there will be coverage on USA Network that’s not available on Peacock. For The coverage on USA Network, you could use a free trial to DIRECTV STREAM or YouTube TV. Other options for streaming USA Network are Sling TV, Hulu Live TV, and FuboTV. Read on for the entire U.S. Open schedule and more on these streaming options.
The U.S. Open TV Schedule
USA Network coverage is exclusive. Peacock will stream coverage airing on NBC along with Featured Holes and Groups and extended coverage. The TV schedule for the U.S. Open is as follows:
(All Times Eastern)
|First Round (Morning)||Thursday, Jun 15||9:40 AM||Peacock|
|First Round (Afternoon)||Thursday, Jun 15||1:00 PM||USA|
|First Round (Evening)||Thursday, Jun 15||8:00 PM||Peacock | NBC|
|Second Round (Morning)||Friday, Jun 16||9:40 AM||Peacock|
|Second Round (Afternoon)||Friday, Jun 16||1:00 PM||USA|
|Second Round (Evening)||Friday, Jun 16||8:00 PM||Peacock | NBC|
|Third Round||Saturday, Jun 17||1:00 PM||Peacock | NBC|
|Final Round (Morning)||Sunday, Jun 18||12:00 PM||Peacock|
|Final Round (Afternoon)||Sunday, Jun 18||1:00 PM||Peacock | NBC|
Watching The U.S. Open Without Cable
ESPN+ will not have any U.S. Open coverage. Featured holes and groups will stream on Peacock.
To avoid confusion, I recommend signing up for Peacock Premium. This will allow you to watch all the Peacock and NBC coverage of the U.S. Open through the Peacock App, along with featured holes and group streams. I recommend a free trial to DIRECTV Stream for USA Network, but also cover other options below.
Peacock will be covering early rounds.. Coverage airing on NBC will also stream on Peacock Premium plan, which starts at $5.99 per month. They don’t require a long-term commitment, so you can cancel during the trial period and not be charged.
You can stream Peacock’s U.S. Open on your TV or mobile device. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, Fire TV, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Peacock is now installed on your Roku. Open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for “U.S. Open” and watch.
If you need more information see our review of Peacock for details.
You can watch NBC and USA Network through DIRECTV STREAM. You have to subscribe to their “Entertainment” package for $74.99 per month. You get a 5-day free trial; they don’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel anytime. If you cancel during the trial, you won’t be charged for the first month.
DIRECTV STREAM Choice Deal: After a 5-day free trial, the DIRECTV STREAM Choice plan costs $99.99 per month. You can sign up on the DIRECTV STREAM website. There is no long term contract and you can can cancel at any time.
To stream USA Network and NBC, just download the DIRECTV STREAM app to a supported device and use the on-screen guide. The service also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on the following devices:
- 4th Gen Apple TV
- Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- iOS devices
- Chrome and Safari browsers
You can try DIRECTV STREAM by signing up for this 5-day free trial.
See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
USA Network is available on Sling TV’s Blue package. Sling TV also offers NBC as a part of their Sling Blue package in the following markets:
- 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
- San Diego – KNSD
You can check Sling TV’s promo page for new offers. They often have great deals for signing up.
Sling TV is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. See our guide to Sling TV for more information.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV provides NBC and USA Network in their channel lineup. You can check your zip code on the following page to verify the channels you will receive Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code. If you decide to keep Hulu Live TV, you will be charged $69.99 per month after the trial. There is no contract, so you can cancel at any time.
Hulu Live TV is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. You’ll find more information on Hulu’s supported devices and everything else you would need to know in our full review of Hulu Live TV.
YouTube TV is similar to DIRECTV in that you can get access to USA Network and NBC with a 7-day free trial. However, if you forget to cancel, YouTube TV will cost you $72.99 per month. YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. You can read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
FuboTV carries USA Network. NBC is also carried in many parts of the country, but not as many as Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV. You can see if NBC is available using this link. FuboTV offers a 7-day free trial, so you can watch The U.S. Open for free. After the trial, The “Pro Plan” costs $74.99. Fubo TV is available on most major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
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