With the development of new technology, many sport fans can now stream live sports online for free. Years ago the only way to watch your favorite team was through television screen. If for whatever reason you were away, and could not watch the game live, you were simply out of luck. However with the growth of technology and the internet, you can literally stream any sport online for free.
We’ve put together some of the best tips that will enable you to watch any game online for free. There are plenty of sites offering free streams if you know where to look for them. If you don’t mind paying for better quality and dependability, there are some good options for your home computer as well as your portable device. So, lets take a look at what is available.
The Search For Free MLB/NCAA College Baseball Streams
First of all, there are some things you need to know:
1. Popups/Other Ads: Most of these free sites pay their bills with advertisement revenue. You will get popups and ads displayed over the stream. It’s not a problem removing any of that.
2. Joining A Site: Some sites want you to sign up as a member first. This sometimes comes with a fee, though not always. It’s important to note that there are plenty of streams available that don’t require membership.
3. Surveys: Some sites will display a survey over their page and will make you complete it in order to watch the stream. Beware of surveys, because they usually require personal information that you don’t need to give them.
4. Downloads: Some sites want you to download their player. Sometimes you will trigger a downland attempt when you click off an add from in front of your stream. Click cancel and avoid these downloads. Better safe than sorry.
5. Grab More Than One Link: Streams go down for various reasons. If you can grab links to use as alternatives, you will have a backup.
There are two very effective ways to find you a good stream. First is the traditional search through your search engine of choice. On first thought, a term like “watch live baseball online” might seem like your best bet. It will bring you some of the better paid sites, but what about the free ones? If you use terms like “wiziwig” or “firstrowsports nfl” you will fine good sources for baseball and other sports as well. Maybe you want to watch football, hockey or other sporting events. These sites have them all.
Also, go three or four pages deep in your search to get good backups. There will probably be sites that want you to join or do surveys, but you will be able to discard them for the good ones. The search engine method may be all you need to find a few good links, but there is another option that can get results quicker sometimes.
JustinTV is a site that streams sports and entertainment. Recently, the trend has been to shut down these streams at any time, so finding a stream there and watching it is risky if you don’t have a backup. However, many of the people who stream there are prepared for that and usually use JustinTV as a way to get more viewers to their main site. Again, beware of the sites with the surveys and memberships.
Using the JustinTV method, you will want to show up a half an hour or so before the game, click on the room and look for the link in chat. You can sometimes find a few good links in the chat rooms, and often times there is at least one good one. Because these rooms do get shut down quickly, getting there early to grab a link is the best way to make sure you see the game.
YouTube And ESPN3
YouTube is a good source for lots of interesting stuff, including baseball highlights and special reports. The MLB channel is constantly uploading highlights there, so YouTube is a good place to check daily if you just want a quick update. Then, there is ESPN3. Depending on your internet provider, you can watch games and highlights on ESPN3.
If you are on the road, ESPN3 also has apps available for Apple, Android and Kindle. If your internet provider does not offer ESPN3, you should still check the site from time to time as they are working on expanding their availability.
At Bat and MLB.TV
Sticking with the theme of mobile streaming, the MLB offers a service called At Bat. For a reasonable fee, you can download At Bat apps for several devices, including iPhones, iPads and select Android phones and tablets. With At Bat, you can watch all of the games and view all the stats of your favorite players while you are on the road.
Another great pay service is MLB.TV. With MLB.TV, you get all of the games in high quality. MLB.TV offers HD as well as several other useful features. If you opt to pay just a bit more for MLB.TV Premium, you get At Bat service for your smart device of choice. It really is the best way to go for quality and reliability if you have the extra money to invest.
All That’s Left Is To Enjoy The Game
Whether you decide to pay for the premium services or grab some of the better free streams that are available, you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t be missing any games. The high quality of the official pay sites with their many features makes them a tempting choice for the fan with a little money to spend. When you subscribe to the official sites, you are giving your support to the sport you love.
Whatever you do, you can take comfort in the fact that you won’t be missing the games of your favorite teams, no matter where they play. This is another benefit to streaming baseball games online. You get to choose the games you watch, not the network. If you use the tips offered above, you’ll be watching your games of choice all season long. All you have to do is pick a game an start watching. Have fun, and may your team win!