How to Watch the Indy 500 Online Without Cable Free

There are not many sporting events in the United States that are bigger than the Indy 500. Fans look forward to the event all year. Media coverage starts much earlier than the race, as experts discuss who has a chance to win it all this year.

Millions of Americans watch the race each year. In fact, it’s a must-see event in many American households. Auto racing is as American as the car itself.

This year, a growing number of Indy fans are finding other ways to tune into their favorite race. These fans are saying no to cable packages that don’t move fast enough to keep up. Instead, fans are using the internet and other ways to watch the race without ever paying for a cable subscription. These options usually bring you the same great coverage at a small percent of the price of a standard cable package. Keep reading to see how you can win the checkered flag with these services.

Sling TV Gives You Options in One Place

For the Indy 500 live stream, Sling TV has you covered. You can use your internet connection, as long as it’s fast enough to stream video, and a compatible device like your computer or your phone. Android or iOS are phone options. You can also use a streaming device to pick up the internet signal and broadcast it right on your television set.

With Sling TV, you choose a small base package of channels. Even though it’s small, it’s mighty, and you get approximately twenty-five of the best channels available today. You can even choose from two options for your base channels. One of these packages, the orange package, gives you three ESPN channels. Some markets give you ABC, too, but you need to check if this applies to your location.

With your Sling TV login, you can access the WatchESPN App. This is a great way to pass the time if you’re ever stuck waiting at the doctor’s office, the department of motor vehicles, or in the pick-up line at your child’s school. There’s no extra charge to use the WatchESPN App if you have Sling TV.

When you have Sling TV, you can use ABC or ESPN to watch the Indy 500. ABC broadcasts the race so if you’re in one of the lucky markets to get ABC with Sling TV, you’re all set. Even if you don’t get ABC, you still get ESPN3 in the base orange package, so for just $20 per month, you get to watch the Indy 500 and ESPN’s other great programming.

Savvy shoppers can take advantage of a few bonus offers before they sign up for Sling TV. Get a Roku 3 half off, or a Roku 2 absolutely free if you get three months of service. Sling TV is compatible with Apple TV so if you want that service, Sling TV sweetens the deal with a discount. T-Mobile customers can get the orange channel package for just $14 per month. Try a seven-day trial if you’re still unsure about what Sling TV has to offer.

There’s no commitment with Sling TV. You could even sign up for the seven-day trial the day before the race and then cancel it if you want to. Most people who try Sling TV come back for recurring service, though.

Watch Indianapolis 500 Live on PlayStation Vue

This is another great way to watch the Indy 500 live stream, because the service comes with ESPN. When you have the service, you can use the WatchESPN app to watch the Indy 500 with their in-car viewing option. PlayStation Vue sets you back a bit more that Sling TV, but for the effort you get a much larger package of base channels. Sling TV has more compatibility with iPhone and iPad, but PlayStation Vue has loyal followers because of its channel offerings, especially in larger markets.

Use an Indoor Antenna For Free Broadcasts

ABC still airs the Indy 500 live stream for free. It’s available on broadcast television, over the airways. If you were alive in the 1970s or 1980s, you might remember broadcast television. It’s still alive and well. You need an HD television these days, and a solid antenna, such as a Mohu Leaf or the ClearStream Eclipse. This is high-quality coverage, provided you take the steps to get a television and antenna that bring you a good picture. With a DVR, you can record the broadcast as it airs.