For a couple of weeks in July, the world looks to France, not for pastries or the Eiffel tower, but a whole bunch of bikes. If you are one of the devotees of the Tour de France, then you probably look to NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), as well. The channel is the place to see cyclists travel up hills and down to the Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Then again, maybe it’s NFL football that catches your eye or major league baseball. Perhaps you prefer to see balls kicked around in soccer or shot into a basket in basketball. Perhaps you enjoy seeing cars zoom about in NASCAR.
Whatever you love, if you are a sports enthusiast, NBCSN is probably serving it up. It offers up games and matches of all kinds, even fishing competitions, and horse races. You also get the occasional show like “Men in blazers,” which has two men (as promised) in blazers discussing world soccer from a U.S. perspective.
Fortunately, you don’t need to have cable to check out all these premium sports experiences.
How to Watch NBCSN without Cable
As with most content on cable today, there are alternate ways to enjoy the channels and shows you want without forking over mountains of cash to a cable TV provider. Here are a few of the cable-subscription free ways you can stream NBCSN online in order of cost.
Watching NBCSN on Hulu
Hulu Live TV is another way you can stream NBCSN. Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service for $44.99 a month that offers Live NBCSN Online Streaming. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. It includes the following features:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on two screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with six customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
With access to NBCSN online, you will never miss great shows like “NBC Sunday Night Football,” “NASCAR America,” “Monster Jam,” “NHL on NBC,” and “The Men in Blazers Show.”
Check out our full review of Hulu Live TV for more details.
NBCSN on Sling TV
For the first month, you can subscribe to Sling TV’s Blue package for $15/month, which gives you NBCSN and over 40 other channels. After the first month, it goes up to $25/month.
Sling TV provides a live stream of NBCSN, so you can watch what would be airing on it just as if you had cable. For an additional $5 per month, Sling TV provides a cloud DVR for recording live shows for later viewing.
Sling TV is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and more, so it’s not a problem to enjoy FX on a TV, tablet, computer, or other smart devices. There are more channels than I’ve mentioned available on Sling TV than what I’ve discussed here. To find out more about what Sling TV has to offer, and more information about Sling TV device compatibility, check out this detailed review of Sling TV.
NBCSN on FuboTV
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, including NBCSN. It also offers many other more general channels as well. FuboTV’s standard package offers over 90 channels for $54.99/month (after a 7-day free trial). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. FuboTV’s standard plan includes the following:
- over 100 live channels found on cable
- live local NBC, FOX, and CBS in many markets
- a cloud DVR with 30 hours of storage
- watch on two screens at the same time
NBCSN Streaming on AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now offers NBCSN as part of their higher-level “Max” package for $70/month. The price is a bit steep compares to other live streaming services but provides over 60 channels, including HBO and Cinemax. You can also add premium channels for an additional cost, like Starz, for $11 a month. AT&T TV Now also offers a “Plus” package at $50, but that doesn’t provide access to NBCSN.
NBCSN on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is a great way to get a ton of TV channels without needing a cable provider. Vue’s entry package, “Access,” costs $49.99 per month and delivers over 50 channels over the internet. These are channels you would typically see as part of a cable package like Freeform, TBS, and of course, NBCSN.
While you may assume that Vue is only available on PlayStation, that isn’t the case. Vue is also available on Amazon Fire TV and other streaming devices. See our review of PlayStation Vue for more details on what channels are available and device support. They offer a 1-week free trial to their service.
NBCSN on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers NBCSN streaming live, as well as limitless Cloud DVR storage space for recording your shows. Stream your recorded shows anywhere! YouTubeTV costs $49.99 a month.
Check out our review of YouTube TV for more details.
Streaming with the NBC Sports App
You can watch NBCSN live and many of its shows on-demand on the NBC Sports app or its web site. However, that content is locked such that you need a password to cable or Sling, Fubo, YouTube TV, Playstation Vue, or Hulu. The NBC Sports app is available on almost every streaming device on the market.
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