25 Best Streaming Services for News and Sports

The best streaming services for both sports and news channels are Sling TV, Fubo, DirecTV Stream, Hulu with Live TV.

The cheapest way to get news and sports is Sling Orange for $35/month, which has all the ESPN channels for sports and BBC America, Bloomberg, CNN, and Newsy for news. That's tough to beat. 

The second best option is getting Sling TV Orange + Blue, which also gives you the NBC and Fox channels for $50. The other streaming services cost between $64.99 and $74.99.  

Our recommended five best streaming services for news and sports:
DirecTV Stream $79.99 Watch
Sling Orange $40 Watch
Sling Orange + Blue $35 Watch
Fubo $79.99 Watch
Hulu with Live TV $75.99 Watch

One of the many deals offered by Verizon's +play platform is the Netflix & NFL+ bundle, which is exclusively available to Verizon wireless, 5G Home, and LTE Home customers. The bundle combines Netflix Premium, which allows you to watch ad-free on up to four devices, with NFL+, which has everything from all-22 coaches films to NFL Redzone. Outside of +play, this would cost you around $30, but Verizon's bundle is available for a discounted rate of just $25/month. 

If you already have a Netflix subscription bought outside of the +play platform, Verizon allows you to transfer your billing to avail of this deal. If you did buy a subscription on the +play platform, however, you might have to wait till the end of your billing cycle before you can sign up for this deal. Existing NFL+ subscriptions can't be transferred to +play or linked to this bundle.  

Price: $24.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Changhong, Chromecast, Haier, Hisense, iOS, LG TV, Nvidia SHIELD, Panasonic, Philips, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Sharp, Skyworth, Sony, TiVo, Vestel, Vizio, Wii, Xbox

If you're a hardcore baseball fan, you'll be delighted to know that you can tune in to your favorite pastime via MLB.TV, the league's official streaming service. A subscription allows you to watch out-of-market games, as well as Minor League matches, local Pregame and Postgame shows, and expert commentary through MLB Big Inning, on all major streaming services live and on-demand. If you want to follow every team, you can pick their All Teams package for $25/month ($70 yearly) but if you're only interested in a single team, you can pick their Single Team package for $20/month ($60 yearly). It's important to note, however, that only out-of-market games can be watched live. Due to blackout restrictions, you'll have to wait 90 minutes after a local or national game has aired before viewing it. Another important reminder: if you're still on the cord and have the MLB Extra Innings cable TV package, you're likely entitled to a free MLB.TV subscription. Contact your provider to check whether you're eligible.

Price: $19.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, PlayStation, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung, Samsung TV, Website, Xbox, Xfinity Flex

Cord-cutters only interested in Spanish-language content will find much to like in Fubo Latino. Instead of the usual lineup, the Latino plan carries more than 65 channels in Spanish, including Unimas, Univision, BeinSports, Nat Geo Mundo, Sony Cine, and Discovery en Español. And since Fubo started as a soccer streaming service, it also has live sporting events featuring leagues like the UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, and MLS. 

At only $33/month, it's Fubo's most affordable plan yet, but it still has base features like 250 hours worth of cloud DVR and two simultaneous streams. If you already have a Fubo base plan, Fubo also offers these channels as an add-on for $20/month. 

Price: $32.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku

Channel lineup: Bein Sports, beIN SPORTS. beIN SPORTS XTRA, Canela Cinema, Canela Clasiocos, Canela Deportes, Canela Telenovelas, Canela.TV, CATV, Cine Estrella TV, Cine Latino, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, ESPN HD Deportes, Estrella Games, Estrella News, Estrella TV, Euronews Espanol, Fox Deportes, Fubo Latino Network, Galavision, GolTV Spanish, Hogar HGTV, Nat Geo Mundo, NTN24, Nuestra Tele, Pasiones, Sony Cine, Tastemade en Español, Telefe, Televisión Dominicana, TG en Espanol, The Weather Channel en Espanol, Tigo Sports, Tr3s, TUDN, TUDNxtra 1, TUDNxtra 10, TUDNxtra 11, TUDNxtra 2, TUDNxtra 3, TUDNxtra 4, TUDNxtra 5, TUDNxtra 6, TUDNxtra 7, TUDNxtra 8, TUDNxtra 9, TyC Sports, Unimas, Univision, WAPA América, Zona Futbol

For the diehard soccer fan, Fanatiz is a streaming service dedicated to Latin American and Spanish soccer. Here, you'll get access to live and on-demand matches held by La Liga and Copa Libertadores, as well as complete coverage of Brazil's intense local competition Brasileirão. It's available in most countries worldwide, but North American viewers, in particular, will be glad to know that Fanatiz carries beIN and TyC Sports—vital channels that have exclusive rights to stream select leagues. 

Fanatiz has an $8 and $10 monthly tier, the latter of which gives you access to even more leagues and hours of VOD content. But we suggest you try the platform first (free for a week) to really test its quality and see how it stacks up to other similarly inclined services, like FuboTV.

Price: $7.99/month

Device availability: Airplay, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Chromecast, Hisense, iOS, Roku, Website

Channel lineup: Bein Sports, beIN SPORTS Connect, BeIN SPORTS Español, Bein Sports XTRA, CentroAméricaTV, For The Fans, GolTV, GolTV en Español, NuestraTele, Real Madrid TV, Sevilla TV, Todo Noticias, TyC Sports International, XTF

One important thing to know: ESPN+ will not allow you to watch ESPN channels live. However, it has a lot of on-demand content that has aired on the channels and is a good way to watch some sports live. Namely: UFC events, many soccer leagues (such as LaLiga and Bundesliga), golf, tennis, and MLB. For the price, ESPN+ is worth at least a try if you are a fan of any of these sports.

Price: $10.99/month

Device availability: Android, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Oculus, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung Smart TV, Website, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Xfinity Flex

Channel lineup: ESPN

When it comes to streaming, DirecTV has one of the most comprehensive sports bundles out there. Not only does it cover the essential live channels like NFL Redzone, NBA TV, and MLB Network, it also has over 30 out-of-market RSNs and multiple channels that cover specialty sports and top collegiate teams. The bundle itself costs $15/month, but needless to say, you need to be subscribed to one of DirecTV's packages, which start at $65/month, to purchase it.

Do note that some of DirecTV's base packages already include some of the channels in this sports bundle, so make sure you double-check the channel lineup below to avoid too many overlaps. 

Price: $14.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV, Samsung TV

Bally Sports+ is a streaming service that lets you access live and on-demand content from your local NHL and NBA teams. The platform also covers some MLB markets, including Detroit, Florida, Kansas City, Wisconsin, and Tampa Bay, but it's working to expand that lineup to include the rest of the league's teams. A monthly subscription costs $20/month ($190 yearly), but if you live in an area that has multiple Bally Sports regional networks, you can choose to bundle those at a discounted rate. At the moment, Bally Sports+ is only available via the Bally Sports app, but this in turn can be accessed on major streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

Price: $19.99/month

Free Trial: 7 days

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, Roku TV

The Max + B/R Sports add-on combines Max's arsenal of on-demand titles from Warner Bros., HBO, DC, and Cartoon Network with The Bleacher Report's wide coverage of live sporting events, including March Madness, the NBA Playoffs, The Stanley Cup Playoffs, and various MLB matches. You could say it's an extension of TBS, TNT, and truTV sports as it airs select (not all) games from those channels, but it also covers so much more, including other sports like golf, cycling, and MMA. Since October 2023, B/R Sports has been added to all Max plans completely free of charge, but once the promo ends, you'll have to pay $10/month on top of your Max subscription to enjoy B/R content. And of course, blackout restrictions apply.

Price: $19.98/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Roku, Samsung TV, Website, Xbox

DAZN, which somehow means "The Zone" (where did the "O" go?), is a sports-focused Live TV service and one of the fastest-rising streaming platforms out there. You pay $20 each month to access a host of live sporting events, including boxing, MMA, soccer, tennis, and chess, as well as various sports-relate shows, documentaries, and interviews. For extra special matches, DAZN also offers pay-per-view, which can range from $20-$40. DAZN is compatible with most streaming devices, and it's available in many countries outside the US.

Price: $19.99/month

Device availability: Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Hisense, iOS, Panasonic, Philips, Playsation, Roku, Samsung, Samsung Smart TV, Samsung TV, Sony, Xbox

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