The Tour de France keeps rolling on this week as we say goodbye to Wimbledon and give a big hello to the British Open and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. If you love watching sports without cable, then stick around because you’re about to learn how to cut the cord and keep the sports you love.
Let’s get started!
Good news for Cord Cutters once again, the All-Star game airs on the Fox broadcast network, all you’ll need to catch the action is an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. That’s it.
Now since that was just too easy, lets take a look at how to watch the rest of the games on our list. For games broadcast by Yahoo, all you have to do is go to Sports.Yahoo.com shortly before the game starts.
Finally, for games airing on TBS and Fox Sports 1; you can do one of two things. The first option is to get a subscription to Sling TV. Normally, the basic subscription to Sling TV (which is $20) would suffice, but since we want both TBS and Fox Sports you’ll have to get the “Blue” subscription; which costs $25 a month.
Alternatively, you could subscribe to PlayStation Vue’s basic plan, Access, for $30 a month and get both channels in one package. Better still, PlayStation Vue just came to both Roku AND Android; so odds are you’ll have a device that will support it.
To watch the Tour de France without cable, you will need access to NBC Sports. And to access this channel you have two basic options: First, you can get a subscription to Sling TV’s Blue subscription package; which carries NBC Sports Network.
Your second option, just like with baseball, is that you can get a subscription to PlayStation Vue’s Access package for $30 a month and get the same coverage. Although a bit more expensive, the Access package does give you access to ESPN as well; which Sling’s Blue package does not.
In order to watch the British Open without cable, you’re first going to need an OTA antenna. The OTA antenna will give you access to NBC, which airs the second half of the tournament. The best part is that once the tournament ends, you’ll be able to watch thousands of hours of free television using that antenna; so it’s a great investment even if you don’t like golf.
For complete coverage of the British Open, you’ll need to also get a subscription to PlayStation Vue’s Core package; which costs $35 a month. That subscription will give you access to the Golf Channel, which airs the first half of the tournament. You can also check out Sling’s Blue Subscription with the sports Add On. This will run $30 a month. If you’re a golf fan, getting the Golf Channel is a MUST as most of the televised golfing events will air that channel.
So, which game are you most excited about this week? Personally, I’m torn between the thrill of watching the Red Sox and Yankees go at it, and spending a relaxing afternoon watching the British Open. Let us know what you plan on watching in the comments below or sound off on social media!
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