Best live sports streaming apps

When it comes to finding live streams of sports events, it would be fair to say that fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland are spoilt for choice.

Numerous respected broadcasters have developed immersive apps, allowing subscribers to access live sports on a 24/7/365 basis.

It is also feasible to access streaming content from overseas by using Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent geo-blocking restrictions.

Give the competitive nature of the live streaming sector it can be difficult to know which app to use, so we have scoured the internet to produce this definitive list of options. 

Sky Sports

Sky Sports is the leading broadcaster for fans in the UK Ireland, offering extensive coverage of live action from across a plethora of different sports.

Subscribers can stream a multitude of different events via the immersive Sky Go app, which boasts numerous features designed to enhance your viewing enjoyment.

Football fans will undoubtedly be in their element with Sky as it is the home for the Premier League, Scottish Premiership, Bundesliga and several other major leagues.

With Formula 1, golf, cricket, horse racing and numerous other sports available, the Sky Go app is one of the best live sports streaming platforms around.

TNT Sports

Sport will be rebranded as TNT Sports from July 2023, allowing fans to watch a wide range of major sporting events under one banner.

The company offers subscribers access to a fantastic app, which is easy to download to smartphones, tablets, games consoles and selected smart televisions.

TNT has the exclusive rights to UEFA’s top three club competitions – the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League.

Rugby union, motorsports, tennis, boxing and mixed martial arts are among a vast array of other sports available to live stream on TNT.


As mentioned earlier, subscribing to a reliable VPN provider offers sports fans the opportunity to access a host of live content from other jurisdictions.

This includes the Qatari-owned beIN SPORTS, which owns the rights to a vast array of football leagues and competitions from across the world. 

The Champions League, Europa League, Europa Conference League, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana are among the beIN Sports football portfolio.

Tennis, motorsports and rugby also feature heavily on the platform, while selected basketball and handball competitions are also available.


If you are a fan of watching major league sports action from North America, you would be well-advised to take out a subscription to fuboTV.

NBA TV, NBC, NFL Network, TNT, TBS and many more feature on the platform, making it the ideal place for anyone who wants to watch sport from across the Atlantic Ocean.

One of the best features of fuboTV is the service has a ton of regional sports networks available, meaning you can access more in-depth content on your favourite team.

Subscribers can easily access fuboTV on dedicated apps on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast or Roku devices.


ESPN+ not only grants fans access to a plethora of live sports throughout the year but also serves as a gateway to a world of online gambling excitement.

With expert tips, predictions, and convenient links to cutting-edge betting apps, ESPN+ stands out as the ultimate app for enthusiasts of live sports wagering.

From the thrilling PGA Tour to the electrifying MLS, NHL, and MLB, each sport offers punters a diverse range of pre-match and in-play betting opportunities.

Moreover, with a treasure trove of archive content featuring the likes of UFC, NFL, golf, boxing, and more, ESPN+ cements its position as an indispensable live streaming service that demands your attention.


Hulu is another excellent streaming platform for fans of North American sports, with the platform containing many of the well-known broadcasters in this area.

Over 90 live and on-demand channels are featured on Hulu including CBS Sports Network, ESPN, FS1, FS2, Golf Network, NFL Network and many more.

Hulu offers the option to add on several premium sports channels, giving users the flexibility to tailor their subscription to their individual requirements.

It also feasible to create a personalised sports streaming experience on Hulu based primarily on your favourite teams, sports or leagues.

Sling TV

From a financial flexibility standpoint, Sling TV’s sliding scale range of streaming packages offers a great way to access live sports.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, Stadium and TNT are available as part of the base package, meaning you can watch a great range of sports without breaking the bank.

If you move up the subscription ladder you can add in other services such as NBC Sports and NFL Network, while the likes of NBA TV and NHL Network feature higher up the scale.

Sling TV also does not require you to enter into a lengthy contract, allowing you to adjust your subscription to suit your needs throughout the year.


Paramount+ offers subscribers the opportunity to access a wide range live sports including American Football, college basketball and golf.

They also have the rights to cricket’s Indian Premier League in India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Football also features heavily at Paramount+, with the platform featuring the Champions League, Serie A, Premier League, Scottish Premiership and many more.

Paramount+ can be downloaded as an app for smartphones, tablets, game consoles and numerous other streaming devices.

The Final Word

If you enjoy watching live sports, streaming apps allow you to indulge your passion whenever and wherever you want.

While there are a host of illegal streaming services available, it is advisable to steer clear of these given the vast majority contain viruses.

Sticking to streaming providers who develop a reliable app is the best way to ensure you can watch live sports without the feed buffering or crashing.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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