The way that we’ve watched and enjoyed our favorite sports has changed dramatically over the years. Before the 20th century you’d have to visit a stadium in person, then came radio, allowing people to listen live as events played out. The addition of picture to the commentary came with the launch of television broadcasts in the mid-20th century, with gradual improvements made in the decades that followed, including color, high
definition, better on-screen graphics, and new camera angles.
Today, a new revolution is slowly changing the way we consume sport again. Mobile devices like iPhones and streaming services are allowing us to watch games on the go. But what streaming services are best?
The NBA is the third most-watched professional sports league in the US, behind the NFL and MLB. Around 30 million people regularly follow NBA games, with many of these using their smartphones to look for NBA betting odds and place wagers too.
You can do more than just use your iPhone to bet on games though, if you have an EPSN or TNT subscription, you use their official apps to watch games on the go. If you don’t have an account with either of these companies, then you can also watch through Hulu, Sling, and AT&T TV.
In certain regions, you can also stream games in HD through the official NBA app.
The NFL is the most-watched major league in the United States, so demand for streaming services is high. Watching through your iPhone can be a bit complex, though, as you may need to use multiple apps.
The official NFL app for iOS offers free live local and primetime games, while the NFL Network app offers live news and coverage of games.
NFL Game Pass offers live coverage and highlights to people in certain regions, though it doesn’t have its own dedicated app. Instead, you can watch through your iPhone’s web browser.
In the US, you can also find some games on YouTube TV, Sling, fuboTV, Vidgo, AT&T TV Now, Hulu, USTVnow, Yahoo! Sports App, and Amazon Prime Video. Coverage is patchy, so you’ll likely need to use several to watch all games.
The NHL offers access to out of market games through its official app, these can also be watched through the NHL.tv website.
Like the NFL, there is a long list of services that give you access to games in the NHL. These include Hulu, YouTube TV, AT&T TV Now, and fuboTV. If you’re north of the border or have a VPN, you may also be able to use a Sportsnet NOW subscription, though the number of blackouts vary depending on the level of subscription you opt for.
Whatever your favorite sport, there are several great apps for streaming games on your iPhone.