For soccer fans specifically, it’s now possible for the first time ever to subscribe to ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1, FS2, beIN SPORTS, Univision Deportes, UniMas and other networks without the need to have a cable or satellite TV subscription.
With those soccer-related channels available, soccer fans in the United States can watch Copa America, Euro 2016, MLS, Liga MX, La Liga, Champions League, Europa League, Serie A, Ligue Un, Bundesliga, World Cup qualifiers, World Cup 2018/2022/2026 and many other leagues and tournaments. Plus, Sling TV customers can access WatchESPN for any content that isn’t already available via ESPN or ESPN2 (such as tactical cams or games only available via ESPN3, etc).
The only major leagues or tournaments that Sling TV doesn’t cover are the Premier League (via NBC Sports) and the programming available via FOX Soccer Plus (which includes some of the FA Cup games from the earlier rounds that don’t fit on FS1 or FS2 as well as Scottish league games).
Pricing for the Sling TV package with FOX programming is $20/month, while pricing for the ESPN programming is also $20/month. Additional packages can be added from $5/month, which include beIN SPORTS, Univision Deportes and more. So, for the combo FOX/ESPN programming and beIN SPORTS plus Univision Deportes and other channels, it’s $45/month. And beyond that, there are tons of other options including adding HBO, more international channels, etc.
With the FOX/ESPN combined packages and Sports Extra add-on, the complete list of channels you’ll get as of press time includes:
ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Sports Net (regional channels), Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Univision, beIN SPORTS, ESPNEWS, ESPN U, SEC Network, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Buzzer Beater, Outside Television, Galavision, Disney Channel, Nick Jr., AMC, CNN, HGTV, FX, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, History, TNT, Food Network, TBS, Adult Swim, IFC, FXX, A&E, El Rey, Viceland, Lifetime, Travel Channel, Newsy, Bloomberg, TruTV, LocalNow, Polaris, Maker, BET, Flama, Free Form and National Geographic.