PGA fans will be happy to know that there are now multiple ways to live stream golf online. You can watch the Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and more from any device you want, from wherever you want. Rather than opting for an expensive cable subscription, you can choose to live stream content from online service providers. Here are the top streaming services to use to get all of the PGA action and more:
CBS All Access
CBS All Access is one of the best ways to get PGA coverage live online. You can opt for a limited ad membership at $5.99 or go completely commercial free for $9.99 a month. With this subscription you can watch current, hit CBS shows as well as on-demand content from CBS shows that are no longer on air, boasting over 8,500 episodes available to you.
CBS gives you access to Masters and PGA Championship on live streams in over 130 markets. Other popular shows include Big Brother, NCIS, CSI, The Good Wife and The Big Bang Theory. You can stream this service on any mobile device, computer, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and XBOX 360.
CBS All Access offers a one-week free subscription to let you test the service before getting a membership. Check it out and see if you like the PGA offerings and selection of shows offered.
One of the best streaming services on the market today is Sling TV. Having launched in January of 2015, this service has already become one of the best alternatives to your cable network.
Sling TV gives you all of the benefits of cable at a much lower cost, and provides so much more flexibility. At just $20 a month for the basic package, this service provides live streaming of popular networks as well as on-demand content. For PGA live streaming, you can use the basic Sling Orange package at $20 a month. With this subscription you can get the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup Playoffs, British Open and more via CBS, NBC, FS1 and FOX.
The Sling Orange package comes with other top channels such as CNN, Food Network, HGTV, AMC and more. You can stream Sling TV from computers, tablets, video game consoles, mobile phones, smart TVs, Roku and Apple TV.
There is no contract and you can cancel your subscription whenever if you’re unhappy with it. You can also get a free 7-day trial to see if it meets your PGA needs. Sling TV is an awesome service for people without cable who still want to access a variety of channels while keeping up with all PGA content.
Sony’s PlayStation Vue is a video streaming service that rivals cable subscriptions. When it comes to PGA viewing, the Vue offers access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT, NBC, FS1 and FOX. While Vue and Sling TV have similar services, Vue is more expensive with its cheapest plan offered at $29.99 monthly.
With Vue, you can choose from 4 different plans: Access, Core, Elite and Ultra. Packages start with over 60 channels and as you go up in advancement, offer over 100 channels with the inclusion of HBO and Showtime. You can also choose to add a Standalone channel for a minimum of $3.99 extra per month.
Vue is available using PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Android and iOS mobile phones and Chromecast. You can expect offerings on more devices to appear over the course of the next year according to Sony.
When considering services, it’s important to note that even though Vue is slightly more expensive than Sling TV, it is still a fraction of the cost of cable and offers way better features. You can test out Vue for up to 7 days free with a trial, and see how it suits your PGA and regular programming needs.
OTAs, or over-the-air antennas, let you watch network broadcasting channels like NBC, CBS and FOX for free. You can use an OTA without a cable provider and can stream all the PGA content you want. This is only a viable option to those in regions where over-the-air content is available, so before buying an antenna, make sure to research what content is available locally to ensure it includes the golf services you need.
Although DVRs have become less used over time, to really take advantage of over-the-air antennas you should pair it with a DVR. Today you can buy one with extra features, like the TiVo Bolt, Tablo and Channel Master DVR+. These DVRs will allow you to stream any recording through other devices, such as laptops and mobile devices. Together, the DVR and OTA work as a live streaming network similar to Sling TV and Vue by providing the flexibility of watching PGA content from varying devices.
When choosing an OTA research what would work best in your region? There are tons of options available, including indoor and outdoor, directional or omnidirectional. Some of the top recommendations to look into are Mohu Leaf, Mohu Sky and AmazonBasics HDTV.
For PGA fans abroad, downloading a virtual private network (VPN) is one of the only ways to get access to most of the services above. A lot of streaming services do not operate on devices outside of the United States, but when using a VPN you can choose to browse from a U.S. location. VPNs vary in price, including free ones like Hola VPN and Betternet, and some higher quality ones that usually cost a small monthly fee. Some of the top recommended are Express VPN, NordVPN and TunnelBear. You can download these to your devices to stream PGA no matter where you are in the world.
For golf enthusiasts, PGA has never been more accessible than it is today. There are now so many simple and convenient services to choose from at affordable prices. You can choose to try out an OTA if PGA is available locally, or give a true cable alternative a try with Sling TV and CBS All Access. Whatever you choose you’ll be able to get all of the PGA content you’d ever want!