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Best Apps To Watch Sports in 2020

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In this day and age, there is pretty much an app for everything. You name it, it exists. So needless to say, there are plenty of options out there for watching sports. Some of these apps are absolutely legal, with sub-based services, some apps are questionably legal using sources from other countries, etc. But what we know for sure is that there are A LOT to choose from! 

As always, I like to format my posts by making a list and explaining their pros and cons, so as per usual, here we go!

  • Sky Go & Now TV
  • BT Sport App
  • Mobdro
  • Bet365 (and various other betting apps)
  • Sky Sports Score Centre

Sky Go is a pretty solid service, it allows you to watch many things but today we only care about sports! Now the only downside of this is it allows all Sky Sports channels with the sub, you CAN get the BT Sports channels but that requires an additional subscription and also Premier Sports channels, again, with an additional sub, so this one isn’t free. In fact, it requires an active Sky TV Subscription, to begin with, so it’s fairly expensive and is basically just a way to take your service with you.

If you’re like me and don’t want to pay an extortionate amount for a Sky TV subscription, you can look at their NowTV service instead, you can get a day pass for Sky Sports for £9.98 which is a bit much, but you can get a monthly pass, which currently costs £25 a month, which in the grand scheme of things, isn’t actually too bad. For an extra £3 a month you also get HD content, this does only give access to the Sky Sports channels, but there are 11 of them so that’s not too bad and you’re paying your way, doing things the legal way.

The BT Sport app is actually pretty great, I’ve used it in the past and a lot of mobile phone providers actually have it as an optional extra, I got an offer the other day to upgrade from 50GB to unlimited data for £5.73 extra which included access to one of a few different services, but BT Sports Ultimate app was one of them. If you don’t get it that way you can get it with BT Fibre, for from £39.99 you can get a basic 10mb broadband pack with BT Sports App which you CAN watch on the go, so it’s not the cheapest and it ONLY allows access to the BT sports channels of which there are only 4 but they have all the Champions League and Europa League games, as well as exclusive access to the UFC in the UK. So it’s a decent service.

Mobdro is one I’ve never used personally as I work in a pub anyway, I just watch my sport and get paid for it, but I have heard a LOT about it, it’s a FREE app that is mainly used for video streaming so it is questionably legal, one of those you use at your own risk, however, it allows people to search for their specific needs and bookmark them for future viewing, you CAN pay a little bit to remove ads but that’s entirely up to you. A lot of my mates use this to find streams to scratch their football itch.

This next one is a strange one but bare with me. If you’re into betting and want to watch sports then this is a solid option. A lot of betting apps now have access to sports streams, maybe only for Tennis, Horse Racing, and other more obscure stuff, but you’ll find streams to European League football on these sometimes, normally as long as you have money in your account you can watch them, sometimes you may need to stake some money on the game but if that’s the case, stake the minimum necessary and you’re away, it’s a perfect way to pair you sports apps to your betting needs, if you’re looking for a new online betting site, you can find our list here make sure to check it out!

Now, this last one and many others like it don’t show live games, but it’s ideal for when you’re on the go and you just want to check the scores! Sky Sports Score Centre, Final Score, BBC Sport, and many other apps are ideal because they compile all games on the day into one easily manageable place, broken down into their individual leagues, so if you just need to quickly double-check a score or a kick-off time, maybe look into one of these apps instead? There are a few sites that will show you the perfect way to pair your sports apps too, so it’s worth checking them out with a quick Google.

So there you have it, some definitely legal and other questionably legal sources for finding your football streaming needs. Are there any other apps that you folks have used? What services would you advise friends to use that you swear by? Let us know and feel free to reach out on twitter @Stubat_ to let me know your thoughts!

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