Even though streaming has been taking over the entertainment industry during this past couple of years, sports fans have always been reluctant to ditch the traditional cable and satellite. The reason behind this is quite simple.
Traditional TV channels are doing their best to provide exclusive sports coverage, and this makes it seem like there is no other way to watch your favorite team playing in the championship matches without signing a long-year contract with a traditional satellite TV business. Fortunately, this is not the case anymore.
If you are wondering if it’s possible and how to watch live sports on Firestick, then you have arrived at the right place. Today we will give you a rundown of the best streaming services that specialize in live sports coverage. That’s not all.
The streaming services presented by us today offer a variety of other content, and they cost significantly less than traditional TV channels. Some are even free. We also want to mention that a significant advantage of choosing to use a streaming service instead of the traditional cable and satellite is that you can cancel your monthly subscription at any time. You are no longer tied to a pricey contract.
With that being said, today we will show you how to watch live sports on Firestick. Make sure to stick around for the end because we will present both free and paid ways to watch live sports directly on your Firestick device.
Is It Possible to Watch Live Sports on Firestick?
While satellite TV businesses may want to make it seem like they are the only ones providing access to premium content, this couldn’t be further away from the truth. Yes, you can watch live sports on Firestick, and you will get access to the best content. There are many apps that make this possible, and you can always choose to pay the monthly subscription to access premium content.
Before we present the best free and paid apps to watch live sports on Firestick, we want to highlight that all the free apps are not available to download from the Amazon AppStore, and instead, they need to be sideloaded in the form of APK.
Top FREE Apps to Watch Live Sports on Firestick
We are going to kick things off with Kodi because it’s one of our most popular apps for Firestick. The “secret” behind Kodi’s massive popularity on Firestick is that it’s been around since 2002. During this period, the app has managed to gather an extensive list of entertaining movies, TV shows, and sports events that users can watch for free. The great thing about Kodi, though, is its ability to work with almost all extensions available for Firestick.
Since Kodi has been around for such a long time, it should come as no surprise to find out that the developers have developed dedicated video addons that make it possible for users to access all the live sports that they could ever ask for. Here are some examples of free addons that specialize in covering live sports: Raising Tides, SportsDevil, and The Crew. Moreover, we want to highlight that the addons are not pre-installed on the app’s software, and you will need to download them manually.
TVTAP is another popular free app for Firestick, and it features a massive library of more than 500 channels. What’s cool about TVTAP’s library is the fact that it provides access to channels from all over the world, not only Europe or the United States.
This means that no matter where your favorite team might be playing, you will be able to follow them. It’s also worth noting that TVTAP contains all the popular sports channels such as NBC Sports, Fox Sports, TSN, TUDN, NBCSN, ESPN, and ESPN 2.
If somehow the massive channel library of TVTAP is not enough for you, you can always extend it with add-ons. The amount of content that you will receive by installing TVTAP on your Firestick device is endless! The feature that helps TVTAP stand out from all other apps presented on our list today is the ability to schedule and filter sports.
For example, you can filter UFC’s channels on Saturdays when the latest PPV (pay-per-view) is on or by NBA when the playoffs are starting.
Even though MODBRO’s library might not be as massive as the one provided by Kodi, MODBRO makes up for that by focusing on PPV (pay-per-view) events. The developers who are in charge of this free app are always looking for new ways to implement web scrappers that can find the latest live streams from public sources and present them on your Firestick device. The app features a built-in search menu where you can use filters to discover sports leagues and special events that are usually not available on traditional TV channels.
As previously noted, MODBRO is great when it comes to finding PPV live events. All the PPV events are free on this app, and therefore, you will not have to pay $60 every time that you want to watch the latest UFC fights or any other special events that charge a premium.
Talking about payment, MODBRO is entirely free to use, and the developers are not asking for any sort of subscription. In addition, the app supports offline download so that you can watch your favorite content even when the Wi-Fi network is not working.
#4 VOLA Sports
VOLA Sports is one of our favorite free apps for watching live sports on Firestick, and there is no doubt about that. The app focuses mainly on cricket and soccer events, but it covers all other sports as well. For example, VOLA Sports is constantly updated with the latest MMA, boxing, basketball, and baseball events.
Thanks to this, you will never get bored after you install VOLA Sports on your Firestick device. In fact, the free app provides instant access to over 150 live sports channels that include some of the world’s biggest sources, such as ESPN, MLB Network, Tennis Channel, WWE Network, and many others.
We highly recommend VOLA Sports to people who are big fans of cricket because thanks to its dedicated cricket channels, you will never miss an event. You can even use the app’s special features such as the bookmarking tool and advanced search filters to make sure that you are updated with all the latest events and news. Streaming sports on your Firestick will never be easier than with VOLA Sports.
Top PAID Apps to Watch Live Sports on Firestick
If you are a big fan of streaming content on your Firestick device, then you probably are already familiar with Hulu. The content offered by Hulu is amazing, and while the streaming app may not be known for its sports coverage, it still offers access to lots of live sports channels such as ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, YES Network, and many more others. As a result, you will always be up to date with everything that happens in the sports world.
The premium Hulu + Live TV subscription costs $54.99 per month, and while this might be a bit expensive, it’s worth noting that you will get access to a plethora of sports channels and other sources of entertainment.
The most notable ones being the shows that are exclusively produced and aired by Hulu, similar to the way Netflix works. Subscribing to Hulu is as simple as clicking on a button because the app is available to download directly from the Amazon AppStore.
Since we are talking about apps that provide Firestick users with access to live sports, our list would not be complete without ESPN+. After all, ESPN+ is the biggest on-demand sports streaming service, and it covers every major sport. This is why it shouldn’t come as a shock to find out that earlier this year, ESPN+ had almost 8 million subscribers in the United States alone, and the list keeps on growing. The massive subscriber number shows us that the content provided by ESPN+ is top-tier quality.
The amazing thing about ESPN+ is that it doesn’t just cover all sporting events, but it also has streaming/publishing rights to some of them, such as Tennis Grand Slam, US Open Cup, Bundesliga, and the English Football League, for example.
Therefore, you will be able to watch your favorite sports right from the source, without needing to jump through “hoops” to access them. Even though the number of features provided by ESPN+ is incredible, the app is priced at merely $4.99 per month. You can even pay for a special $12.99 subscription that is bundled with Hulu and Disney. It doesn’t get any better than this!
We are going to end the list with DAZN, which is another excellent app for watching live sports on Firestick. The app uses a monthly subscription business model. DAZN is worth every penny because it holds the streaming/publishing rights for many major leagues such as FIFA World Cup, Premier League, PGA European Tour, Formula One, US Open, NCAA, and the English Football League. If there is one thing you can be certain about when it comes to installing DAZN on Firestick, then it has to be the fact that getting bored is no longer an option.
DAZN is available to download and install directly from the Amazon AppStore. However, we need to mention that it’s only available in the United States, Germany, Brazil, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, and Canada.
On the bright side of things, the list of supported countries is expected to expand significantly during the upcoming months. Nonetheless, the monthly subscription for DAZN costs $19.99, and the yearly subscription is priced at $99.9.
As you can see clearly see in the lists above, there are many great apps that you can install on Firestick to watch live sports. If you choose to go for the free ones, you will be required to manually download and install them in the form of APK.
If you are not familiar with this process, then you don’t need to worry because we have multiple guides available on our website that you can check out. On the other hand, the premium apps are much better if you can afford to pay the monthly subscription costs.