The Champions League Final Streaming Guide
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid will meet up on Saturday, May 28th for the UEFA Champions League Final. The match will give either team solid bragging rights as one of the best teams throughout Europe and the winner will automatically get a spot in the 2016 UEFA Super Cup facing the winner of the Europa League final.
Atletico Madrid defeated the two early season favorite, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, on the way to its second final in three seasons. They hope their impressive defense, which has helped carry them this far, can be enough to slow down the high-powered offense of Real Madrid led by Christiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid is looking for its 11th title after the club won its 10th over Atletico Madrid in 2014.
As Chris Brantner of CutCableToday notes in his full watch guide, there are plenty of options for cable cutters to watch the UEGA Champions League Final. The English broadcast of the match is airing on FOX throughout the U.S. and there are multiple ways out there to watch either online or right on your TV. Let’s take a look at the best options.
Pick Up FOX Live with an Antenna
The ultimate affordable option, you can watch the final match on FOX with an antenna for completely free. The antenna picks up network broadcasts from channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and of course FOX. The only cost this setup is the initial investment in a quality antenna. Then it is free viewing from there on.
These aren’t the old rabbit ear antennas either. They are much more advanced and have much wider reception areas. All of TV you watch with your antenna is going to come in as uncompressed high-definition picture. Honestly, the clarity you get from an antenna is often much better than the picture you can get with cable. You can check out how the reception near you is here.
FOX Soccer 2GO Provides an Online Live Stream
As cable cutting as grown, a lot of new streaming services have popped up. One is FOX’s soccer specific option, FOX Soccer 2GO. The match will be available for live streaming with the service on multiple mobile devices or with Apple TV. You can pay monthly, $19.99 per month, or yearly, $99.99 upfront, for Fox Soccer 2GO. Other leagues you can watch with a subscription are Bundesliga, Europa League, and Scottish Premier League. And, you can watch World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and CONCACAF Gold Cup games. You can learn more about the service here.
Stream on Sling TV
Recently, Sling TV expanded its offering and now includes FOX networks in certain parts of the country. You can check the Sling TV site for details on availability based on your location. If you are interested in the Spanish language broadcast you can tune in on ESPN Deportes regardless of your location.
The cost for a subscription is $20 per month and there is a free trial for seven days that could be helpful to watch the match. Online streams can be picked up on just above every mobile device or tablet and on your computer. If you have or want to buy Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV you can watch right on your TV.
PlayStation Vue Offers Streaming and On-Demand
Sony has a similar offering to Sling TV and has similar limitatons on where FOX is available. It is completely dependent on your location for you to watch the match live, which you can check on the PlayStation Vue website. Nationwide you can watch on-demand on FOX about a day after the final whistle. More limitations on PlayStation Vue with streaming outside your house and streams are only compatible with PlayStation Consoles, iOS devices, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV. Plus, it is anywhere from $10 to $20 more expensive than Sling TV based on your location. But, there is a free trial as well for a week and you get about twice as many channels on PlayStation Vue.
For more information on ways to watch sports on FOX, including up-to-date live streaming information, check out this guide.
Cristiano Ronaldo Photo Credit: Denis Doyle, Getty Images
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