Here is a in-depth review of 15 best free live streaming sites for sports fans. Now before we get into details its important to know that almost every network who has the tv rights for any sports event usually now have live coverage both via TV and through their online portals and mobile applications. Obviosuly most of the networks around the world charge monthly subscription fee but on this page we are going to review sites which show live streams for free. These sites might not be legal in your part of the world so its recommended you always use VPN to watch sports live streams online.
What is Live Streaming of sports ?
Since PC and mobile devices became so common people have moved away from tradition TV coverage. Now basically big percentage of TV viewership has moved to online streaming which is available both on PC and Mobile devices. Almost all big networks are obliged to produce live streams for their customers via their online streaming plateform or via their mobile apps.
For example SkySports and BT Sports in the UK has tv rights for Premier League. UK residents have to subscribe to these channels monthly subscriptions to get live TV coverage. However online streams and streams via mobile apps comes free in the subcription. SkySports has their NowTV online portal and app while BT Sports also have their mobile app which subscribers can use to watch events live online instead of traditional TV.
Is live streaming of Sports legal in the UK ?
It depends if you have the proper subscription for the network and you can stream events legally in the UK. If you are subcriber of SKySports or BT Sports you can watch live stream of sports on these channels via their mobile apps for free. BBC iplayer and ITV player are also available to UK viewers for free of cost. So basically streaming via official rights holder networks is absolute fine.
However, if you use websites which provide live streams for free and do not have rights for events. Streaming from such sites is illegal in the UK.
Can i use VPN to live stream sports from free sites without any legal issues ?
For most part yes. You will be alright considering its hard to find the IP address of the person using VPN. So if you want to live stream events on free websites you should always use VPN.
Top 15 Best Sports Live Streaming Websites/Apps (Reviewed)
here are some of the best sports websites which produce live streaming links. most of the sites in the list below do not host and produce live streams themselves. instead they are Marely linking to external sites which show live stream.
|#||Website/App||Live Streams Content||Rating|
|1||BBC iplayer||EPL Highlights, FIFA World Cup Live Streams||10/10|
|2||ITV Hub||World Cup, Olympics, Wimbledon, Euro live streams||9/10|
|3||FuboTV||Many top european leagues, other sports like Boxing, Tennis etc||8/10|
|4||Reddit Soccer||Famous /r/soccerstream sub on reddit. Now deleted but they have moved to their own website called reddit soccer streams||8/10|
|5||DAZN||One of the best official streaming service. However if you use VPN its almost free in some countries||8/10|
|6||Stream2Watch||All major sports. Football, Boxing, MMA etc. However they only have 1 stream for each event||7.5/10|
|7||Sportsurge||Similar to other sites in this category. It produce live links collected in a single thread for each event. Makes it easier for users to find best links.||7/10|
|8||Cricfree||Another site which produce live streams itself for all sports. However only 1 stream for each event.||5/10|
|11||Hesgoal||Probably the most famous site in the UK for free sports streams. However only 1 stream per match. But quality top class||8/10|
|12||Crackstream||Another popular sites sports fan use in the UK to get 3pm kickoff live coverage.||7/10|
|13||Totalsportek||Mostly football. All football big football matches. F1, Boxing, Cricket. 100+ working links for each event||7/10|
|14||Rojadirecta||Spanish site. Famous for producing live links for major sports. Most of the links are in spanish.||4/10|
|15||DraculaStreams||Famous site which has been around for a decade. Their system is outdated and links are not as good as new sites in the niche.|
Now we get into the top 5 best sites apps which you can use to stream upcoming events for free.
#1. BBC iplayer (UK)
BBC iplayer is a free service available both on PC and mobile. Its basically free for any UK viewer as they can use this to watch all the live events which BBC has the rights for. Since FIFA World Cup 2022 is getting closer BBC iplayer is your best bet to watch whole World Cup free of cost from official sources anywhere in the world.
Of course people who live outside of the UK will need to use VPN to get access to BBC iplayer.
#2. ITV Hub (UK)
Similar to BBC iplayer, ITV hub has live rights for many sports in the UK. Specially the very big ones like FIFA World Cup 2022, Euro 2024, Olympics, Wimbledon and French Open Tennis. These are just to name a few.
To watch free live streams on ITV Hub you either have to be in the UK and its free for you. Or if you are outside uk, you can connect VPN to your device and access ITV hub as a uk resident. Its totally free.
#2. Reddit Streams
There use to be the famous /r/soccerstream sub on reddit which became so popular that reddit had to remove it after complaints from copyright holdrs. Since creators of that sub has moved it to their dedicated website where same streamers post their links and over 60+ working links available for almost any event.
However some of the similar subs on reddit are still active like /r/f1streams/ /r/nflstreams/ /r/NBAstreams etc.
One of the oldest and most famous free streaming sites in the UK. there are many copies of this site so you need to make sure you visit the original one.
Now this one still going strong, hesgoal is probably the most popular streaming site in the world specially in the UK. They cover all major football leagues and competitions live champions league, World Cup etc. Only downer is that they only have one stream per event. But its usually working.
totalsportek, hesgoal, reddit soccerstreams are really popular and have the best live streaming links
Yes for most part. VPN will hide/mask your IP adress so its hard to find who is whating what.
yes. But they do have dodgy popups and other ads which you need to avoid. These ads will try to trick you in signing up for something you dont need. So always steer clear of any pop ads and never sign up for anything.