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What are the best streaming services for sports?

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Whether you’re a dedicated golf fan, love watching NFL football, or you live for the anticipation of March Madness, you probably already know that when it comes to finding the best streaming service to watch your favorite sports, the struggle is real. With dozens of streaming services to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow down the best one or two that capture the majority of what you want to watch. After all, racking up multiple monthly subscriptions becomes expensive pretty quickly!

And of course, when streaming the big game, you want to make sure everything from your streaming devices to your smart TV are protected in case of accidents or other damage. An extended warranty plan like MulberryCare can provide protection no matter what, so you can keep streaming without the stress.

Check out our breakdown of some of the best streaming services for sports.

Sling TV 

If you’re not quite ready to let go of cable completely, Sling TV might be the best option for you. A happy medium between broadcast and cable, Sling offers some of the best sports content without the expensive price tag of popular cable plans. While it would be nice to watch ESPN free of charge so you can keep up with your ESPN fantasy baseball team, the reality is that there isn’t a free option when it comes to sports streaming. However, most people agree that Sling TV’s low-cost plans are the next best thing.

Sling TV has two main plans: Orange and Blue. They offer different channels, so you’ll want to choose your plan based on the sports content you like best. Orange, for example, is a better choice for NBA lovers. Blue, on the other hand, offers more channels with college basketball content. Blue is also an appealing choice to watch Sling TV NFL content, with access to some of the biggest games.

If you really can’t choose, you can also opt for a subscription with both plans–it’s only $55 a month, while the cost of just one plan starts at $40 per month. There's also a Sling TV free trial, which lasts for 7 days and allows you to preview what a Sling TV subscription would look like.

DirecTV stream

If you’re a sports fan who doesn’t care much for the NFL, you’ll probably find everything you want with DirecTV Stream. Although it’s more expensive than Sling TV (the cheapest plan starts at $74.99 per month), you’ll have access to almost everything except for the NFL and a few other channels. One of the best parts of a DirecTV subscription is that you can stream on unlimited devices in your home at once, which is a huge bonus for anyone who lives with other sports fans.

Not sure you’re ready to commit? Try a DirecTV Stream free trial–you’ll have 5 days to see if it’s a good fit for you.


If you aren't so much a fan of March Madness, fuboTV probably has everything else you could need. While there’s no TNT, TBS, and truTV, you’ll have access to the NFL, MLB, college football, and many other leagues and events, including the World Cup. A fantastic blend of cable and broadcast, fuboTV allows fans to create a customizable plan according to what sports and events are most important to them.

fuboTV starts at $75 a month, but the cost can quickly rise depending on what content you choose to add to your plan. If you want to explore before you commit, you can try a fuboTV free trial for 7 days.


If you’re an MMA or boxing fan, we’ve got good news for you: with a Dazn subscription, you’ll get access to fight content for only $20 a month, or $150 for a year. Compared to the other plans we’ve covered, those prices are pretty hard to beat.

However, if you’re looking for NFL, NBA, and MLB content, you might be disappointed. Besides boxing and MMA, Dazn mainly sticks to women’s soccer, darts, and snooker. It’s definitely a niche streaming service, but if it’s the type of content you like, you can enjoy it for a very budget-friendly price.

Final thoughts

Ultimately the best streaming service for sports depends entirely on your interests and budget. As you can see, it’s hard to find a streaming service that really captures everything–at least without paying through the nose for it. However, if you take the time to narrow down your interests to what events are most important to you, the choice will become much simpler.

These days, you can stream on any number of devices, many of which you use every day for all different types of tasks. An extended warranty plan can help protect these devices against accidents, damage, normal wear and tear, and more.

Shop with the Mulberry browser extension to view available product protection plans for your streaming devices in real time, and get three months of product protection for free on eligible items.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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