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10 Best Free Sports Streaming Sites That Are Totally Legal

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Free sports streaming sites offer a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to cable TV subscriptions. These sites let sports fans watch live and on-demand content, including games, highlights, and analysis, from various sports and leagues without a recurring payment.

However, not all free streaming services are equal, and some may not have proper licenses or use copyrighted content illegally. To ensure high-quality streams and support content creators, it’s best to use official and legal streaming services. Use a simple Google search to find more sites, but be cautious of those that may be illegal.

Here are some of the best free sports streaming sites online:


1. CBS Sports

CBS All Access

CBS Sports has lots of free content available, including highlights, analysis, and most notably, their CBS Sports HQ channel, which is streaming 24/7. There’s no trial and no credit card required.


2. ESPN Plus Trial

Phone showing the ESPN Plus app opened

ESPN Plus offers a 7-day free trial and is a great option for streaming a wide variety of sports, including MLB, NHL, MLS, college sports, and more. After the week of free viewing, it costs $9.99/month.

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3. NBC Sports

NBC sports on iphone on a computer desk

NBC Sports offers a variety of free sports streaming options, including live streams of NFL, NHL, and Premier League games, as well as highlights and analyses. You can watch these broadcasts via or with the NBC Sports app.


4. NFL Game Pass Trial

Person holding up a smart phone that has the NFL app in a large crowd

NFL Game Pass offers a 7-day free trial and allows users to watch live and on-demand NFL games, as well as access to all NFL games from the current and previous seasons, including the playoffs and Super Bowl. After the trial, it costs $99.99 a year or $9.99 a month.


5. The Olympic Channel

Football stadium during the super bowl

Love the Olympics? The Olympic Channel is a 24/7 free streaming service that offers live and on-demand sports content from the Olympic Games and other international sporting events. You just have to sign up with a verified email address to gain access to the stream.

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6. Paramount Plus Trial

Paramount + logo screen on tv while someone presses a tv remote

CBS has a vast library of live and on-demand sports programs, including games, and it lives on streaming service Paramount Plus. This service does cost $4.99/month, but you can try it out for a 7-day free trial.


7. The Rugby Channel

rugby players during a match

The Rugby Channel is a totally free streaming service that offers live and on-demand rugby matches, including matches from top leagues and international competitions. Signing up is free and gives you access to all the Major League Rugby content they have.


8. Sling TV Free

person holding tablet watching sports with Sling app

As part of their free account, Sling TV has the Pac-12 Insider channel, which rebroadcasts old college football games from Pac-12 schools. Sometimes these games are from the current season, but many times, they’re classic games from the past. If you want to pay for more sports content, it starts at $55 a month to watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, NFL Network, and Fox Sports 1.

Want to learn all about all the Sling TV channels you can access? We break it down.


9. SonyLiv

Phone showing the SonyLiv App next to a pair of airpods, a bowl of popcorn and a tv remote.

SonyLiv is a free streaming service offered by Sony Entertainment Network. It offers live streaming of sports events like cricket, football, tennis, and more — mostly geared toward an Indian audience. Wonder why you haven’t heard of it? It’s not available in the U.S. — unless you get one of the best VPN services available to mask your location.


10. YouTube TV Trial

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YouTube TV is another hub for watching various cable channels, including the ACC Network, the Big Ten Network, CBS Sports, all of the ESPN channels, Fox Sports, the SEC Network, and Stadium. They have a 1-week free trial, but if you don’t cancel in time, you’ll start paying $64.99/month.


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