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How to Watch ESPN Without Cable: 6 Great Options to Consider

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Want to watch ESPN without cable but don’t think you can? We share 6 options to watch your favorite ESPN shows without a nasty cable contract.

Is losing access to sports preventing you from cutting the cord? If you love college football or the NFL you need ESPN. Thankfully, there are four legit streaming services that let you watch ESPN without cable or satellite.

You can also stream some content on-demand through the ESPN+ app if you wish. In this article, we’ll assist you in deciding which option is best for your needs.

How to Watch ESPN Without Cable

 

An expensive cable contract ins’t necessary to watch SportsCenter, Pardon the Interruption, or First Take. There are multiple ways to get ESPN without cable, at a fraction of the cost.

If you like to watch Fox Sports 1, many of the same providers also carry that channel.

ServiceCostStreamsLocalsDVROn DemandFree Trial
Hulu Live$54.992YesYesYes Try Free
Sling TV$301YesYes Yes Try Free
Vidgo$39.993NoNoNo Try Free
FuboTV$59.992YesYesYes Try Free
AT&T TV Now$50+10MaybeYesYes Try Free
YouTube TV$653YesYesYes Try Free

 

1. Hulu Live

 

Hulu Live is perhaps the closest to the cable experience and a terrific way to stream ESPN online. You receive ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, the ACC Network, and the SEC Network.

You don’t need to add special tiers to receive those channels. They’re all a part of the base package, which costs $54.99 per month. Hulu Live also includes other sports channels, including:

  • CBS Sports Network
  • NBC Sports Network
  • NBC Golf
  • The Olympic Channel

Explore all Hulu channels here.

You’ll enjoy compelling original content like the critically acclaimed The Handmaid’s Tale series, along with access to live content on local networks and cable standbys like FX, Food Network, and TBS.

A 7-day free trial lets you test drive the streaming service and see just how easy it is to watch ESPN without cable risk-free.

Hulu Live at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages$54.99
Channels50 - 70 + locals
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams2 - Free / unlimited - $9.99
DVR50 hrs. - Free / 200 hrs. - $9.99
On-demand libraryYes
Try Hulu

 

2. Sling TV

 

Sling TV is another excellent way to watch ESPN without cable. It’s the oldest streaming provider in the market and a quality option for people who love watching live sports.

Sling TV is a little different than other streaming services. It offers its channels in two base packages – Sling Orange and Sling Blue. Both cost $30 per month.

Each package comes with different sports channels. If you want to stream ESPN without cable, the Sling Orange package is best for you.

***Related: Want to watch March Madness but don’t have cable? March Madness is not on ESPN, but you do need cable channels to catch a lot of the action. Check out our guide on how to watch March Madness without cable to learn how to watch all the action!***

Sling Orange offers the following ESPN networks:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPN3
  • 30+ other channels

Sling Orange gives you access to 6,200 live and original hours of programming across 65 different sports. This includes exclusive access to Monday Night Football, NBA games, College Basketball games, College Football games, and the College Football Playoffs.

Sling Blue DOES NOT include ESPN but does offer 13 channels of sports including:

  • Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
  • Fox Sports 2 (FS2)
  • NFL Network
  • NBC Sports (NBCSN)

Sling Blue also offers access to Fox Sports regional networks. If you want more live sports without cable, Sling TV offers a Sports Package that you can add on to your Orange or Blue subscription for an extra $10 per month.

That add-on will get you NFL RedZone, NBA TV, NHL Network, the PAC 12 Network and more. The provider also offers Fox and NBC in some markets so you can watch sports content on those channels.

Check out our guide on the Sling TV packages to see how you can further customize your sports content.

You can stream Sling TV numerous devices. It works with smartphones, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV, and more. Sling Orange lets you stream on one device at a time. Sling Blue gives you the ability to stream on three devices at once.

If you want all of the sports channels in both packages, you can purchase both Sling Orange + Blue for $45 per month. This option also offers the ability to stream content on up to four devices at once.

The one drawback to Sling is its weak DVR offering. They offer a free DVR, but it only allows users to record ten hours of content. You can upgrade to 50 hours, for $5 per month. However, you can’t use it to record Disney-owned channels, including ESPN.

Sling TV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesOrange - $30 / Blue - $30 / Orange + Blue - $45
ChannelsOrange - 30 (ESPN) / Blue - 30 / Orange + Blue - 45
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous StreamsOrange - 1 / Blue - 3 / Orange + Blue - 3
DVR10 hrs. - Free / 50 hrs. - $5/mo.
On-demand libraryYes
Try Sling

 

3. Vidgo

 

Vidgo is a newer player in the cord-cutting space. The streaming service focuses on encouraging social interaction while watching TV. It does this by letting users watch shows with friends and family.

You can do real-time polls, do live-react videos, drop memes in shows you’re watching, and more. Vidgo is largely mobile based, but you can watch shows from your smart TV like any other steaming platform.

Vidgo offers two core packages: Core and Plus. You receive 60+ channels for $39.99 per month with Core, and 80+ channels for $49.99 for Plus.

Both platforms let you get ESPN and FS1 and FS2. It also carries ABC and Fox networks. You can access Vidgo via most streaming devices. The one drawback to Vidgo is they do not currently offer a DVR, though have one planned for the future.

Vidgo at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesCore - $39.99 / Plus - $49.99
ChannelsCore - 60+ / Plus - 80+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRNot yet
On-demand libraryNot yet
Try Vidgo

 

4. fuboTV

 

fuboTV is a sports-first streaming platform. However, the service did not include ESPN until August of 2020. This now makes fuboTV one of the top choices for people who want a wide variety of sports.

The one drawback to fuboTV is price. The two core packages are Family and Ultra. Family has 95+ channels for $59.99 per month and Ultra is 165+ channels for $84.99 per month. At that price you’re saving little over cable, albeit without a contract.

Despite the cost you receive the full-suite of ESPN and Fox Sports channels. You also get channels like the NFL Network, NBC Sports, and MLB Strike Zone. Local networks depend on where you live, but don’t include ABC.

The provider has roughly ten different specialty add-ons if you like sports like tennis, soccer, or cycling. It also has a DVR, free of charge.

Explore all fuboTV channels here.

FuboTV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & PackagesStandard - $59.99 / Family - $64.99 / Ultra - $84.99
Channels95 - 165+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous StreamsStandard - 2 / Family & Ultra - 3
DVRStandard - 30 hrs. / Family + Ultra plans - 500 hours
On-demand libraryYes
Try Fubo

 

5. AT&T TV Now

 

AT&T TV Now (formerly known as DirecTV Now) provides both live streaming and a variety of on-demand content.

What makes AT&T TV Now unique is its six different channel packages. Those are:

  • Plus: 45+ channels for $55 per month
  • Max: 60+ channels for $80 per month
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels for $93 per month
  • Choice: 85+ channels for $110 per month
  • Xtra: 105+ channels for $124 per month
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels for $135 per month

For ESPN, choose the Plus package. This package also includes ESPN2 and FS1. If you want additional channels from the ESPN and Fox Sports families, choose Max.

If you’re concerned about getting local channels, AT&T TV Now includes them in some markets for free. If you’re not in one of those markets, you can easily get your local channels for free by purchasing a Mohu Leaf antenna for a low, one-time cost.

AT&T TV Now at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages6 packages. Plus - $55 / Ultimate - $135
Channels45 to 125+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVR500 hours
On-demand libraryYes

 

6. YouTube TV

 

YouTube TV is the final way to stream ESPN without cable. It costs $64.99 per month for 80+ channels, including local networks.

With this package you get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and ESPN News. The provider also offers additional sports channels, including:

  • FS1
  • FS2
  • The MLB Network
  • The Tennis Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC Sports
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You can watch ESPN online through YouTube TV on an unlimited number of devices. It’s possible to stream YouTube TV via iOS, a few smart TVs, any web browser, Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV, and more.

You can simultaneously stream on three devices at once with YouTube TV. If DVR capability is important to you, YouTube TV is a standout. They offer unlimited recording, and you can keep content for nine months.

Lastly, YouTube TV lets you create six individual user accounts. These features make the price tag a little easier to swallow.

YouTube TV at a Glance

InfoData
Pricing & Packages$64.99
Channels85+
Supported DevicesiOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire TV + more
Simultaneous Streams3
DVRNo limit
On-demand libraryYes

 

If you’re interested streaming ESPN without cable through YouTube TV, they offer a free 7-day trial.

How to Stream ESPN Online

 

Aside from the ways mentioned, you can watch ESPN online through ESPN+ . For $5.99 per month (or $49.99 annually), ESPN+ offers you a way to watch live sports without cable.

While it doesn’t give you a way to watch ESPN without cable, it does offer additional sports content that isn’t available on the channel for a low monthly fee.

ESPN+ lets you watch:

  • MLS live
  • One NHL game a day
  • One MLB game per day
  • Original programming like 30 for 30
  • Lots of on-demand sports events

In addition, you can watch live boxing (including PPV events), cricket, rugby, and tennis. If you don’t need access to all ESPN live sports content, ESPN+ might be a good option.

Read more about the platform in our ESPN+ review.

If you want to watch ESPN without cable, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, Sling TV or one of the other options mentioned are a better bet. When you consider that cable subscribers pay $7.21 per month for ESPN and $9.06 for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network), paying $20 – $40 per month for a streaming service makes more sense.

Another option for how to watch ESPN online is with a Watch ESPN subscription. However, it requires a cable subscription.

If you cut the cord, that option won’t work for you. However, you’ll have nearly $70 per month that you’re not spending on your expensive cable contract so you can go see a game live and in person if you want!

Can You Watch ESPN on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, or Roku?

 

The short answer is yes.

All of the streaming providers have apps for the major devices.

YouTube TV works on Roku, AppleTV, and Chromecast.

If you have a Nvidian Shield, you can watch ESPN without cable through Hulu Live, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

*Related: Love college football? Check out our guide on how to watch college football without cable to catch all the action without a pricey contract.*

Additionally, all of the streaming platforms here have apps that work with iOS and Android and most Mac and Windows-based computers.

Can You Watch ESPN Online Free?

 

Every sports fan wishes the answer to this question were yes. However, there’s no legitimate way to watch ESPN online for free.

Sites that do claim to let you stream ESPN free are full of spam, malware, or are illegal. All of the providers in this post offer free trials. You can use those in a pinch to catch a game, if you wish.

 

Summary

 

If you are tired of paying for cable, but losing access to live sporting events scares you, you have options.

From Sling Orange at $30 per month to Hulu with Live TV for $54.99, there are excellent, contract-free ways to watch ESPN without cable. Both offer reliable service, for far less than your cable contract.

If you want to watch SportsCenter without cable and other sports content, a high priced bill is no longer necessary. Pick a streaming provider you like and pocket the savings.

 

What are your reservations about watching ESPN without cable? Which streaming platform do you like best?

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44 Comments

  • Michael says:

    Great list John! I think sports channels are what’s holding a lot of people back from cutting cable out but these are some great alternatives at very good prices. Thanks for sharing!

    • John Schmoll says:

      Thanks Michael! Completely agreed. I know it’s what kept us from cutting the cord. There are just so many options available today that it doesn’t make sense to pay for cable.

  • Judy says:

    SO, is ESPN+ with or without cable? Your article is saying both:

    “….ESPN+ gives you a way to watch live sports without cable.”

    “While it doesn’t give you a way to watch ESPN without cable, it does offer plenty of additional sports content for a low monthly fee.”

    • John Schmoll says:

      I can understand how that’d be confusing Judy. It does offer live content, but only on a limited basis. It won’t replace full games, but it does allow you to watch some live content as well as some on demand stuff.

      • Kelly Bost says:

        I”m even more confused. So you can or cannot subscribe to ESPN+ for 499 per month and and get partial programming or games – ‘some live content’ Explain ‘live content’ on a limited basis please. How do I know what I’m getting (or not) if I subscribe. Golf? collegiate sports? NASCAR? I don’t want to go with SLING as it offers other options which would be duplicated with what we already have.

        • John Schmoll says:

          There’s no real way to explain it beyond what’s in the post, unfortunately. They provide what’s listed and it changes each week. They don’t intend it to be a full replacement, but something to give you access to less popular sports and their original content without needing cable.

  • carla aselton says:

    This was very helpful. We were trying to watch ESPN without paying for a service. However, we went with Sling TV. Thank you for breaking down the different sport options under the Blue and Orange options.

    • John Schmoll says:

      Glad to be of help Carla! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with Sling TV, especially for sports options. 🙂

  • Linda Wirshup says:

    I don’t want special content. I want to live stream games. Not from the sky cam, not the trophy ceremony. I did not get that with swing TV. I tried to use the ESPN2 that came with it, but everything I wanted was restricted.

    • John Schmoll says:

      Sling TV does allow you to stream live games. Hulu Live does as well, as does DirecTV Now & PS Vue. The only issue you should run into is if a local game is blacked out. Beyond that, all of those streaming services let you stream live games.

      • Mary Hofstra says:

        This is where the real problem is. We live in MI. We want to watch the Detroit Lions football, Tigers baseball & The Pistons basketball! We’d also like to watch U Of M games, & I guess MI State. Not just the away games. We really don’t care too much about other teams except when they’re playing our teams. (With the exception of some Chicago teams!) Will we be able to watch OUR guys play on the devices you suggest?

  • Mark M says:

    The article stated that I would be able to stream (the entire game) then, towards the end; it mentions that some services would be limited or I wouldn’t be able to see certain games. My question: Will I be able to have unlimited espn service with the companies mentioned? One more question: If I have a gig internet service, will I be able to watch buffering free tv?

    • John Schmoll says:

      I think you’re confusing the streaming platforms with ESPN+ Mark. You can watch anything on ESPN, assuming it’s offered by the service, as they operate just like cable does. ESPN+ is a different service and not a streaming platform, they have limits on what’s offered and what you can watch. Most streaming providers require at least 3 Mbps to stream without any issues – but most are closer to 5 Mbps.

  • Austin says:

    This is all well and good, but it’s just replacing one overpriced service with another.

    I think you’re too fast to ignore the power of the consumer. We probably SHOULD be streaming illegally until these services get bundled at no added cost into an already reasonably priced service, like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

    What’s more, most sports are rife with advertising. I don’t believe anyone should double dip. If you’ve got sponsors, then I get the content for free. If I pay for the content, I expect to watch without being marketed to.

    Again, I think you’re too quick to fold. These are all still more cost than it makes sense to pay.

    • John Schmoll says:

      Wow, justified stealing…sorry, that shouldn’t be an option. While I love your myopic vision of watching content without any advertising, it completely overlooks the cost to produce said content. Without the said advertising, content costs would be outrageously expensive. If you’ve ever watched the credits of a movie, show, etc. etc. you would see all the names of the people responsible for creating that content – that all comes at a cost. To expect it for free would eliminate paying jobs for countless people.

      • Chris Conway says:

        I agree with austin. It’s to expensive for the service offered considering we have to be marketed to. If you guys were smart you would stream it free, up your subscriber base and sell advertising at higher prices. But this america where extortion and greed rule the day. I tried sling and ended up getting everything I did not want and nothing I wanted. The matches and sports I wanted to watch all came at a higher premium price that was un affordable and blackouts were pretty much every home game for the red bulls . Dumped it after two months. The other content/movie channels etc that came with sling were riddled with so many commercials that it was unwatchable. The average hour and a half movie was dragged out to almost 3hrs. It was the most miserable experience I have ever had.

        • John Schmoll says:

          You must not understand how advertising works. Content is expensive to create. If advertisers foot the bill, that will result in more commercials for you. If you pay a subscription fee, that should translate into less or no commercials (i.e. Netflix). To say that it’s okay to stream content without paying for it is theft. You’re taking money out of the pockets of people doing their jobs, not from the higher ups who run the cable companies. I’ve tried Sling. It’s not perfect but it does the trick. For you to say it’s the worst experience you’ve ever had is a pretty low bar for bad experiences. 🙂

      • CHERYL MASSEY says:

        Not if you had 2 price options. One with ads, one without. There are some services that offer that option. And by the way, the without ads is not that much more soapparently it’s not as costly as you’re trying to make it out to be!

        • John Schmoll says:

          You’re missing the point. No paid service offers a way to get content completely without commercials. Even those that offer limited commercials don’t do it on all content. The business I own with my wife deals directly with advertising, so I know what it costs. 🙂 I’m all for getting something for free, but what you don’t realize is that directly impacts jobs for those in creative fields.

          • Marc says:

            Uh, network channels? You can get them free over the air? How do they survive? Seems like that simple example pretty much nullifies all your arguments. I understand that some high-cost movies and shows (Game Of Thrones) are a totally different beast, but we used to be able to watch some Monday Night Football totally free, sigh. Now it costs $50/mo AND they still have the Ads.

            • John Schmoll says:

              We also used to believe the Earth was totally flat, but that’s no longer the case. Yea, and network channels have…wait for it…ads! Ads, regardless of the medium you’re consuming, are all over the place. Instead of acting like an old man screaming at kids to get off their yard, move on if you’re not happy. This post has absolutely nothing to do with ads. It’s about how to get ESPN without paying $110+/month for cable. Have a nice day.

    • Duviel Rodriguez says:

      Sounds like John is protecting paid content companies.

      I agree. These companies make too much profit of backs of working class. Profit after costs!

      Some good profit is okay but they are making millions or billions.

      If they are going to advertise heavily programming should be free. If I’m paying $50 for content it should be add free.

      If you can find a way to get it free do what everyone including corporate America does. Take Advantage!!!

      • John Schmoll says:

        Wow, I don’t know where to start with your illogical rantings.

        So, who is going to determine how much these companies can profit? You? You sound like you believe you’re pure enough to make that decision without any obvious agenda or prejudice. Because, we all know that you work for free and are above anything like making money or supporting your family.

        Seriously though, you and others are mistaking protection or support when it’s actually living in reality and knowing why you must pay for content. I’d restate all the historical background, but it’d fall on deaf ears.

        The fact of the matter is you’re supporting theft at the expense of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of good people losing their jobs as a result. Just hope that theft doesn’t impact your moral purity too much!

  • RD says:

    So how exactly did the big OTA networks thrive and continue to survive to this day when it was all free? John Schmoll, you are the one missing the point. Listen to your audience.

    • John Schmoll says:

      You want to know how the OTA networks did that RD? It was/is…wait for it…ADVERTISING! The first soap opera was called “soap opera” because it was sponsored by Ivory Soap. Most shows got their start that way. Expecting to get content without any sort of advertising is misguided at best and lunacy at worst. But, my wife has a Master’s in this, and we run an advertising business, so I guess I don’t know anything about it at all. Our audience isn’t people trying to steal content. It’s people who want to save money.

      • JT says:

        But the complaint is about ESPN specifically. The point your commenters are making is that content should be free to the consumer and ad supported (ABC, NBC, CBS, etc) or paid for and ad free (HBO, Showtime). ESPN is getting both, and that’s the complaint. They’re not doing it because that’s what it costs to pay the announcers and camera crew, they’re double dipping because they CAN…as many comments have noted, the main reason people haven’t cut the cord is due to live sports, ie ESPN.

        And, before you spout off about ‘that’s what the athletes cost’, I have two rebuttals: 1) ESPN started gouging (double charging, ad + subscription), raked in huge profits, and then could afford mega billion $ TV deals that the leagues could then trickle down to athletes. The only reason athletes are paid so much now is because of how rich ESPN has been for ~30 years. These athletes would still play even if their salaries were cut from 10M to 5M per year. 2) What about college sports like football and basketball where the athletes are free? Are those sports broadcast ad free since the costs are lower? Here’s a hint: nope.

        One last point that speaks to the cronyism that has fueled this monopoly: as you mentioned, cable subscribers pay roughly $15/mo for all ESPN rights. So why don’t they (ESPN) offer a streaming service at that price to go direct to consumers (not the ESPN+ garbage)? The fact is, you have to have a $40-50/mo bill for cable/streaming/satelite to get ESPN, so ESPN protects the cable monopoly and vice versa.

        People aren’t complaining about paying for content. People are complaining about being GOUGED by a monopoly that is having ads + $15/mo subscription + $25-35/mo additional subscription that I don’t even want.

        I pay for NFL Gamepass and guess what? I can watch all the games with NO ADS. Once the NCAA wises up and follows suit (or even just the Big Ten so I can watch my beloved Nittany Lions play), I can say goodbye to ESPN/cable forever.

        I’m not necessarily saying people should steal content, but I understand it if they do. Like the classic ethical question, is it OK to steal to feed your family? Likewise, is it OK to steal from a monopoly that has been double charging (stealing from) you for 3 decades?

        • John Schmoll says:

          Like the others, you’re wrong. The issue you’re complaining about it inherent with any non-premium cable channel. That’s also not to mention the fact that this site is not the means to whine and moan about the perceived ills of ESPN. We’re not ESPN and we have no affiliation with them. This article is a resource to help people legitimately save money on cable, and from the countless people we’ve spoken with we know it’s a help. And, yes, you are saying people should still content. You just don’t want to come out and say it.

  • Mike Craig says:

    If I subscribe to sling TV,do I need to subscribe toESPN also for $4.99 per month

    • John Schmoll says:

      Nope, that’s a standalone product ESPN offers for exclusive content. If you sign up for Sling, Hulu, etc you get ESPN. 🙂

  • Joseph says:

    Do you know if you need these services work outside of the US? As I spent half of my time in the UK

    • John Schmoll says:

      Good question Joseph. Most don’t, unfortunately. You’d need to set up a VPN to do that, and that won’t work with each provider.

  • Craig says:

    I’ts dishartening hear all the people who think the things they want should be free or at a cost they think is appropriate. My first thought is that they must have gone to college and still haven’t ‘woke’ to how the real world operates. The old networks had very little cometition and they could charge a lot more advertising and therefore programming could be free. today the veiwer are spread between so many channels that advertising alone can’t cover the cost. It is the competition now that has given us all these choices at lower costs. We of course could have it all “free” again if the gov. controlled all broadcasting. Then instead of advertising we would only have to put up with a steady stream of propaganda.

  • Fuck says:

    So basically I just read this entire article to find out who offers services for money. You sir, falsely advertised your services. “ how to watch free” would be something you know nothing about obviously. You wasted my time, so I think I’ll do the same to you and report you. I will also turn your site in to the bbb just so there’s a record of your falsehoods. To anyone who reads reviews first please don’t waste your time.

    • John Schmoll says:

      Ha ha, go ahead and report us to an organization solely made up of companies that pay so they can look good. While you’re at it, learn how to read. Nowhere in this article do we make claims you can watch ESPN for free. Secondly, we don’t have any services. We can’t help you can understand and discern a simple how-to article. Lastly, you really need to learn how to decompress. It’s obvious from your comment that you have some pent up aggression to deal with at some level.

  • Greg Peirce says:

    Be aware. I signed up for ESPN+ but it’s not the same as ESPN on TV. Many events are blacked out. For example, the USOpen Tennis at night requires you to validate your TV cable provider in order to watch it. Seems very unfair that you have to have cable TV to watch but you still pay the $4.99 service fee.

    • John Schmoll says:

      Thanks for the comment, but the warning isn’t necessary. We have an entire section in the post discussing it and providing a warning to ensure expectations aren’t too high.

  • JB says:

    When cable came out you paid for NO COMMERCIALS, they made money you was happy not seeing commercials, the slowly the cable companies figured out that they can make tons of money by adding commercials! OTA channels have commercials to pay for programming and that is fair, anything we have to pay for should be no commercials, the way it was at the beginning. Go ask your parents or grand parents how it used to be…..

  • Jeff says:

    I know this article was about ESPN, but Sling has lost my regional Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, and the local Fox affiliate since the beginning of the year. I was a loyal Slinger, but this has me looking at other options.

  • Arno says:

    we have fire TV cube and no cable provider…sounds like sling may work for us for MNF
    Still, the NFL could make so much more if they operated a bit differently

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