Good news cord cutters! We’ve got an exciting lineup of matches this week as our summer of sports continues. Both Euro 2016 and the world famous Wimbledon comes to a close this weekend; but don’t worry, we’ve got a the Tour de France and a whole lot of Major League Baseball to keep you company. And the best part is that you can watch all of these games without a cable subscription.
So without wasting any more time, let’s get started!
In order to watch this week’s set of Major League Baseball games, you’ll need just a few tools and services. To watch the game airing on Yahoo Sports, all you need is a decent internet connection and some sort of internet browser ready streaming media player. This season, Yahoo is giving us 180 free baseball games to stream; one for every day of the season. All you have to do is go to Sports.Yahoo.com around game time and you’re set.
For the games airing on Fox, all you need an is an OTA antenna. As you’ve noticed, there are three games airing on Fox at once, and which one you’ll see in your home town will depend on what geographic market you are in. If you’re not in the market of the game you want to watch, you can always get a subscription to MLB.tv to catch every game outside of your market. Click here to learn more.
Finally, for the games on FOX Sports 1 and ESPN; you’re easiest option will be to get a subscription to Playstation Vue for $30 a month (which just came to Roku!). Although you can watch ESPN and FOX Sports on Sling TV, they don’t come in the same subscription. Unless you want to pay $40 a month to Sling instead of $30 a month to Playstation, I’d just go with Playstation Vue.
**All Times in Eastern Time Zone**
July 8 – Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 PM, Yahoo
July 10 – Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants, 8:00 PM, ESPN
To catch the end of Euro 2016, you’ll only need one streaming source, but there are two to choose from. You can either go with Sling TV for $20 a month and get access to ESPN OR you can pay $30 a month for Playstation Vue and watch ESPN. Both come with out contractual obligations, so feel free to test them out. If you’re not sure which one you want, read a few more posts from weeks past to determine which service offers you the biggest bang for your buck.
July 10 – Portugal vs. France, ESPN
To watch Wimbledon without cable, all you’ll need is a subscription to Sling TV or Playstation Vue and an OTA antenna. As I mentioned before, a subscription to Sling TV will cost you $20 and a subscription to Playstation Vue will cost $30; which one you choose is up to you.
July 7 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Women’s Semifinals, ESPN
July 8 – 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Men’s Semifinals, ESPN
Catching the Tour de France without cable this week is also pretty straight forward. All you’ll need is an OTA antenna to catch Stage 9 on Saturday and the a subscription to Playstation Vue to watch the rest.
July 7 – 7:30 AM: Stage 6, NBC Sports Network
July 8 – 7:30 AM: Stage 7, NBC Sports Network
July 9 – 8:00 AM: Stage 8, NBC
July 10 – 6:00 AM: Stage 9, NBC Sports Network
Cord cutters sound off! Which games and match-ups are you looking forward to the most? Personally, I’m pretty excite about the Wimbledon Finals. Let us know in the comments below or sound off on social media!
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