With major golf events like the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational coming running through August 2nd and the PGA Championship in San Francisco starting August 3rd, it’s an exciting time to be a golf fan. It’s also an exciting time to ditch your burdensome and expensive old cable package in favor of streaming golf online.
As viewers increasingly decide to “cut the cord” and access their entertainment online, sports have largely followed. What some people may not be aware of, however, is just how many outlets there are to watch live sports – and yes, that includes golf.
Fortunately for golf fans around the world, the Golf Channel is no longer merely limited to cable TV. In fact, it’s available through various streaming packages – without a cable subscription – from a number of popular services. To help you decide which streaming service works best for you, we’re taking a closer look at how to stream golf in 2020 so you don’t miss a single putt this season.
Streaming Options To Watch Golf Online
Sports fans will find a lot to love with fuboTV‘s impressive offering of live sports streaming. With more than 30 sports channels, golf fans will have just about every channel they need – including the Golf Channel – for all of golf’s biggest events.
A fuboTV subscription will also grant you access to local channels, such as FOX, NBC and CBS, depending on your location, as well as a cloud-based DVR service that will let you record and save desired programs. Plus, it’s available on a wide variety of streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and others.
The service offers a free seven-day trial to give viewers a chance to test out fuboTV and see if it’s the right fit for them. After that, a fuboTV subscription will run you $54.99 per month with no contract requirement.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is a fantastic bundle for golf lovers, packing over 60 channels for just $54.99 month, including sports heavyweights like ESPN, FS1, the Golf Channel, FOX Sports, TNT and more. You’ll also be able to access a number of local channels and, of course, all of Hulu’s normal streaming library.
Hulu, as one of the earliest streaming services, is available on a wide variety of streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, many smart TVs, and the Hulu app and website. New users can enjoy a seven-day free trial of Hulu + Live TV to see if it works with their needs.
Sling TV is the most attractive streaming option for golf fans looking to stream on a budget. At just $30 per month, it’s significantly cheaper than most other streaming options, and your dollar goes far.
With more than 40 channels bundled into a Sling TV subscription, including FOX, FS1, TNT, USA and NBC, most casual sports fans will have their bases covered. Add on Sling TV’s Sports Bundle, however, and you’ll gain access to the Golf Channel for an extra $10 per month.
Further bundles are available as well, including the Blue+Orange package, which includes a full subscription to multiple ESPN networks for just $45 per month. And remember, Sling TV is contract-less, meaning you can opt our of your plan at any time for any reason without any extraneous fees. Plus, you can try it out free for three days before you commit to a plan.
YouTube TV is an easy way to access new and live golf content without needing to pay for a cable subscription. Best of all, YouTube TV offers one simple package with everything included – no need to stress out about choosing between two or more plans. For a flat $50 per month, YouTube TV offers a whopping 70 online channels, including the Golf Channel, ESPN, FS1, USA and TNT, as well as a massive host of non-sports related channels.
Best of all, YouTube TV works on literally any device you can access YouTube from – which is to say, basically every single streaming device, computer, and/or smartphone with an internet connection.
Consider a VPN Service
Finally, if you need to bypass traditional regional restrictions to access certain golf tournaments, consider signing up for a VPN, or virtual private network. By going through a VPN first, (such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN) not only is your viewing data protected, you’ll also be allowed to select a specific server location in order to access that region’s online content.
For golf fans in, say, Europe or South America, it’ll be essential to connect through a VPN to access American server locations for American streaming content. Americans can also do this for other region-locked content — just keep in mind that not every streaming provider works with every VPN (and vice versa), so do your research before you commit.
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