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How to Stream the US Open Without Cable
The 2019 US Open has begun, marking the 139th iteration of the internationally renowned tennis tournament. The Qualifying round began on Monday, August 19th, and the tournament officially kicks off on August 26th in New York City. With the finals set for September 8th, tennis fans are going to want to plan out the best way to watch the tournament from home.
Unfortunately, the US Open is only available via the ESPN networks in the United States. This can be a problem if you're a cord-cutter, as you typically need a cable subscription to access ESPN.
However, there are a number of online streaming services that can grant you access to ESPN. We're breaking down the best (and cheapest) ways to stream the 2019 US Open on ESPN.
How to Stream the 2019 US Open
There are tons of ways to stream the US Open, including a few deals that can save you money. Many of these services also offer free trial subscriptions, and strategically using them is a great way to stream the US Open for free.
If you end up taking advantage of a free trial offer but don't want to keep the service afterward, remember to cancel before the payment period comes around to avoid any unwanted charges.
If you're looking to just cut to the chase, signing up for the ESPN+ streaming service will grant you instant access to the US Open. The service costs $4.99 a month, and you can cancel at any time. ESPN+ will occasionally offer free-trial periods as well, but your mileage may vary depending on a number of factors.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is a streaming service that allows you to watch live streams of a number of cable channels, including ESPN. The service costs $44.99, but you can get a free 7-day trial subscription if you're a new customer.
Sling TV is a solid streaming option if you're looking for live TV. There are multiple tiers available, but you'll want to go with the Sling Orange bundle to get access to ESPN.
While the service typically costs $25 a month, Sling is offering a promotion that takes 40% off the first month. This brings the price down to $15 for that first month, after which it will return to the normal price. And of course, one month is plenty of time to watch the entirety of the US Open.
AT&T TV Now
Formerly DirecTV Now, this streaming service offers numerous channel bundles at varying prices. The cheapest tier is the Plus with HBO package, which contains more than 45 channels, including ESPN.
The service costs $50 a month, but new subscribers can get their first seven days free. Cancel anytime before the trial is up to avoid fees.
Anyone can subscribe to PlayStation Vue, even if you don't have a PlayStation. The live streaming service offers access to a number of live TV feeds, including ESPN. The most affordable tier is the Access Plan, which costs $49.99 a month. New subscribers can get their first five days free, as well.
YouTube TV is offering ESPN as part of its live streaming service, which costs $49.99 a month. Like other streaming services, YouTube TV is offering a five-day free trial to new subscribers. Obviously, that's not quite enough time to watch the whole of the US Open, but it's a solid option if you're just looking to catch the finals.
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