The world’s biggest cycling event, the Tour de France, kicks off on July 1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you’ve cut the cord but are looking for ways to watch the 2022 Tour de France, you’re in luck — you’ve got a few different options to choose from.
The 2022 Tour de France will be airing exclusively on NBC-owned channels, including Peacock, USA Network and CNBC. This makes a Peacock premium subscription the best option to watch the athletes cycle up and down the road to glory. You can also watch the 2022 Tour de France on Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and DirecTV Stream.
Want to learn which is the best option for you? Keep reading to find out.
When Is the 2022 Tour de France?
The 109th edition of the Tour de France is running from July 1-24, with the athletes cycling a whopping distance of 2,068 miles. The 2022 Tour de France Femmes, the women’s version of the event, will be airing exclusively on NBC Sports from July 24-31, with the athletes covering 751 miles.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France with Peacock
As of January 2022, NBC Sports no longer exists — its programming has been transferred to USA Network, CNBC and NBC’s new streaming service Peacock.
You’ll find most of the sports content that used to air on NBCSN now on Peacock. While a basic Peacock subscription is free, you’ll need at least the Peacock Premium subscription to watch live sports, including the 2022 Tour de France. The ad-supported Premium subscription costs $4.99/month, while the ad-free Premium Plus subscription costs $9.99/month.
Along with live sports, you’ll get a good selection of channels to explore, including some documentary, food and entertainment channels and over 20,000 hours of on-demand content. You’ll be able to stream on up to 3 devices at once with any Peacock subscription. When it comes to device support, you shouldn’t have any trouble — Peacock supports iOS, Android, most web browsers, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, and more.
The best part? Peacock offers a free 7-day trial so you can sample the service before committing to paying for the whole month.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France with Sling TV
The a-la-carte streaming service Sling TV is another great way to watch the 2022 Tour de France if you’re looking for a bit more out of your subscription than what Peacock has to offer. We recommend the Sling Blue package, which comes with USA Network, perfect for watching NBC Sports content.
The $35/month subscription will also get you a ton of other sports channels like FS1 and NFL Network, entertainment channels like Bravo, TLC and E!, and science channels like Discovery and National Geographic. If you want to add ESPN and Disney channels to your subscription, you can upgrade to the Orange + Blue subscription for $50/month.
You’ll be able to stream on up to 3 devices at once with Sling Blue. If you opt for the Sling Orange + Blue plan, you’ll get to stream on up to 4 devices simultaneously — the only catch is that you’ll only get to stream on one device for Sling Orange channels.
When it comes to platform support, Sling TV is pretty awesome. You’ll be able to stream without any problems on Amazon Fire, Android and iOS devices, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast, most Roku devices, and the Xbox One gaming console.
50 hours of DVR storage is included in your plan, and you can upgrade to 200 hours for an additional $5/month. In terms of on-demand content, you’ll get a good selection of TV shows and movies from the channels included in your package.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France with fuboTV
If you’re a big sports fan, fuboTV is a great overall choice to watch the 2022 Tour de France. While fuboTV started off very soccer-focused, it has expanded over the years to be the go-to streaming service for sports fans. It’s also great for the whole family, with tons of entertainment channels and children’s programming.
To watch the 2022 Tour de France, all you’ll need is the cheapest fuboTV Standard plan, which comes with USA Network and will set you back $64.99/month. Sports channels you’ll get with your plan include BeIN Sports, FS1 4K, Olympic Channel, ESPN, Golf Channel and NFL Network.
But sports aren’t all you’re getting with fuboTV. You’ll be able to watch the news on NewsNation or Cheddar, your favorite reality TV shows on TLC and E! and the most popular children’s programming on channels like Nickelodeon and Disney.
In terms of device support, fuboTV has you covered. The streaming service supports web browsers, Amazon Fire TV, iOS and Android, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast, and more. You can stream on up to 3 devices at once, or pay $9.99/month to be able to stream on up to 10 devices connected to your home network and 2 outside your home network.
If recording is important for you, fuboTV has got you covered. Your subscription includes up to 250 hours of DVR with the Starter package, which you can upgrade to a whopping 1,000 hours by paying $16.99/month. If you choose a higher tier plan, the upgraded DVR is included. When it comes to on-demand content, you’ll get to choose from plenty of TV shows and movies from the channels included in your package.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France with Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is a leading contender in the streaming space, mostly due to its list of popular and award-winning original programming. The one and only package it offers costs $69.99/month and comes with 75+ channels, including USA Network. You’ll also get a full selection of ESPN channels, CBS Sports, FS1, FS2 and NFL Network, as well as entertainment, lifestyle, documentary, news, and children’s channels.
Best of all? You’ll get access on Hulu’s highly-desired on-demand library. This includes recently-aired shows, past seasons of TV series’, movies, and Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, Only Murders in the Building, Normal People, and more.
Device support for Hulu + Live TV is top notch. The streaming service supports web browsers, iOS and Android, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One and 360 consoles, the Nintendo Switch, and some smart TVs from LG and Samsung.
You’ll be able to stream on up to 2 devices at once, which is less than other streaming services on this list. The good news is you can get unlimited simultaneous streams when connected to your home network and up to 3 devices outside your home network by paying an extra $9.99/month for the Unlimited Screens package.
In terms of DVR, your subscription comes with 50 hours of DVR, which can be upgraded to 200 hours for $9.99/month with the Enhanced DVR package.
Watch the 2022 Tour de France with DirecTV Stream
If you’re looking for a streaming service as close as possible to a cable subscription (without the crazy fees), DirecTV Stream is worth checking out. DirecTV Stream is one of the pricier options on this list. However, to be able to watch the 2022 Tour de France, all you’ll need is the cheapest Entertainment package, which will set you back $69.99/month.
Along with USA Network and CNBC, you’ll get plenty of other top entertainment, sports, news, and lifestyle channels. This includes ESPN, FS1, FS2, Animal Planet, Fox News, CNN, HGTV, FX, Comedy Central, and so much more.
But beyond channels, it’s important to note that DirectTV Stream’s features are top-notch. You can watch the 2022 Tour de France on DirecTV Stream using web browsers, iOS or Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV. When it comes to simultaneous streams, nothing competes. You’ll be able to stream on up to 20 devices at the same time, making it the ultimate choice for larger households. You also get unlimited DVR with any of the plans.
When it comes to on-demand content, DirecTV Stream offers a solid selection of TV shows and movies from the channels included in your package. You also get a free 3-month subscription to HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for even more on-demand content.
Still undecided? Try out its 5-day free trial first before taking the full plunge.
Tara Khudairi is a freelance content writer and copywriter based in Toronto. Since 2014, she has contributed to brands and blogs alike to tackle popular topics relating to technology, personal finance, entertainment, travel and lifestyle. Whether it’s the latest streaming service or cryptocurrency, she’s passionate about making the complex simple. When she’s not busy typing away, you’ll find Tara watching Netflix’s latest true crime doc or a classic 90’s horror flick.