As the sports schedule has come to a halt in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, many leagues are reaching out to fans with special offers to access its library of content.
If you’re a sports fan, there’s never been a better time to get a streaming package for your favorite team. Check out these deals:
NBA League Pass is free until April 22.
The NBA had to cut short their 2019-20 season, but they’re keeping fans engaged by offering a free preview of the NBA League Pass premium subscription (reg. $18/mo or $199/yr) through April 22.
Here’s what you do:
- Sign up for the free NBA League Pass preview.
- Head to NBA.com/scores.
- Pick a game you want to watch.
- Click the “Watch” button at the top of the screen.
NFL Game Pass is free until May 31.
Normally $18/mo or $199/yr, the NFL Game Pass is free now through May 31 — giving fans the ability to watch full broadcast replays, condensed games (around 45 minutes), audio broadcasts and coaches’ films.
Here’s how you get it:
- Sign up for the free NFL Game Pass preview.
- After you’re signed in, visit gamepass.nfl.com.
- Pick between Games, NFL Originals, Film Session or Search.
The NHL is offering free hockey game replays through April 30.
The 2019-20 NHL hockey season was interrupted, but fans can watch all of the current season’s recaps for free through the end of April.
Here’s how you watch:
- Sign up for a free account at NHL.com.
- Visit the scores page.
- Find a game you want to watch (clicking the calendar icon is easiest).
- Choose between 3 min recaps, condensed games and full games.
Like DC sports? Monumental Sports Network is offering 30 days free.
The Washington Wizards NBA team, Washington Capitals NHL team, the Washington Mystics WNBA team, the Capital City Go-Go minor league basketball team, and other Washington, D.C.-area sports find their broadcast home on the Monumental Sports Network. Sign up now to get 30 days free.
Here’s how you watch:
- Click “get access now” on the Monumental website.
- Create an account (billing info required)
- Set a reminder to cancel before 30 days.
- Pick between live broadcasts, shows, teams and more.
MLB TV will be free again for T-Mobile customers.
Starting March 24, T-Mobile customers will get a free annual subscription to Major League Baseball’s MLB TV (reg. $121.99/yr).
There aren’t really any deals for anyone else yet, but you can get a week free trial when you sign up for MLB TV. Just make sure you cancel by that 7th day. Or you could just watch classic baseball games on YouTube for free.
Be a little scrappy to get your fill of other sports for free.
- Missing March Madness? The NCAA has a ton of full game replays for prior tournaments for men’s basketball, available for free. The March Madness YouTube channel is another great place to watch.
- Watch Major League Soccer replays, highlights and classic matches through the free Pluto TV app’s MLS channel (ch. 481).
- The PGATour.com mobile app offers plenty of recaps from the golf world.
- While NASCAR is delayed until at least May 3, you can watch classic races on YouTube, or hold tight to see if its new virtual racing initiative makes it on TV.
- So far, the Tokyo Olympics haven’t been canceled, but if you want to relive epic Olympic moments from as recently as 2016, NBC Sports has got you covered on their throwback channel.
- Watch replays of classic PGA tournaments on the PGA Tour’s YouTube channel.
- Get a free month to watch wrestling matches on the WWE Network ($9.99 afterward).
- Get 7-day free trials for a number of cable sports channels with Fubo, Philo, Hulu Live + TV, and others. Make sure you cancel before the end of the trial, though.