Streaming services are now a consolidated reality. Just think of what happened in the music market with the arrival of Spotify and Apple Music or in that of on-demand videos, with Netflix, Infinity and Amazon Prime Video, but also in the sports field things are starting to move.
In Italy, for example, in recent years various solutions have emerged that allow you to watch football matches online, all legally and with more than good image quality, in some cases even HD. Would you like to know more? No problem, I'll settle you immediately. Here it is how to stream games on computers, smartphones, tablets, video game consoles and other devices with the best streaming services currently available on the market.
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As can be easily understood, most of these services are paid. Currently it is unthinkable that a legal service can offer the vision of all league or Champions matches at no cost, but there is also something interesting in the free sector, I assure you. To find out all the details about it, keep reading, find all the information you need right below.
- NOW TV
- Sky Go
- Eleven Sports
- Free services
- Betting sites
Among the most interesting streaming football offers of the moment is NOW TV, a Sky Italia service completely disconnected from pay TV that allows you to watch the main Serie A matches (7 out of 10 for each round of the championship), Champions League and Europa League matches and much more via the Internet, even in HD quality. Its offer is divided into various thematic packages, one of which is dedicated to sport.
Il Sport ticket NOW TV allows you to watch 7 matches out of 10 of Serie A, the whole Champions League, the whole Europa League, some of the main foreign football championships (Premier League and Bundesliga), MotoGP, Formula 1, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Rugby and other live sporting events and in addition it offers the vision of the Sky Sport24 channel. The offer is available in three versions: one monthly from 29,99 euros / month, one weekly from 14,99 euros / week and one daily from 6,99 euros / day. More info here.
NOW TV it does not provide for contractual obligations and can be deactivated at any time, just log into your account and deactivate the monthly subscription renewal. Unfortunately, however, it does not offer a free trial period (which is currently only available for packages dedicated to cinema, TV series and entertainment shows), unless you purchase a device between NOW TV Box and NOW TV. Smart Sticks, which allow you to watch NOW TV on your TV and can include 1 month of free Sports.
To use the service you must have an average fast Internet connection (from 2.5Mbps upwards) and any of the supported devices: computer (via a popular web browser and a player to be installed on Windows or macOS), iPad / iPhone, Android devices, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, NOW TV Box and NOW TV Smart Stick. For more info, read my tutorial on how NOW TV works.
If you have a satellite pay TV subscription, you can do without NOW TV and stream the games via Sky Go.
Sky Go is a service intended exclusively for satellite pay TV subscribers and allows you to watch in streaming, on your computer and tablet, all the channels included in your subscription. These also include the Football and Sports channels that broadcast Serie A matches, foreign leagues and European competitions.
It is completely free, optionally you can activate the version More of the service that for 5 euros / month enables simultaneous viewing on 4 devices and allows you to download content offline. If you want to know more, see my tutorial on how to activate Sky Go.
DAZN is a service that allows you to watch 3 Serie A matches for each championship round (those that are missing from NOW TV), all Serie B, some foreign football leagues (eg LaLiga and Ligue 1) and some international events. football (eg Copa Libertadores, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Africa Cup) via the Internet, also in HD quality. It also gives access to a variety of events dedicated to Boxing, Motors, MMA, Basketball, Skiing, Tennis, Rugby, Volleyball, Darts, Ice Hockey, American Football and Snooker.
Costa 9,99 euro / month without any restrictions (so you can cancel at any time at no cost). Customers of Sky they are also entitled to the offer Sky-DAZN, which allows you to access the DAZN app and the DAZN1 satellite channel. More info here.
As for compatibility, DAZN can be watched from computers (via browser), Android smartphones and tablets, iPhones and iPads, Smart TVs (Samsung Tizen, LG WebOS and Android TV), PlayStation, Xbox, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and Sky Q decoder. The contents are also available in HD quality, with a streaming that, provided you have a stable connection, is fluid.
To register for the service, connected to its main page, click on the button Activate now and fill out the form that is proposed to you. If you want to know more about DAZN and how it works, read my guide dedicated to the service.
ElevenSports is another site to consider. In exchange for a simple registration, it offers the vision of the matches of Serie C Italian Cup, while for a fee it allows you to see the main matches of the Serie C championship and Volleyball Serie A. The maximumBelgian league of football and other sports events, such as basket, water polo, boxing e fencing.
To register on ElevenSports, connected to its main page and click on the item Log in or register located at the top right. Choose, therefore, whether to register via Facebook, Twitter o Google (using the appropriate buttons) or whether to click on the button Subscribe and register normally via email address and personal data (name, surname, email, password, city, occupation, date of birth and gender).
Once you have created your account, you will be able to access the ElevenSports events by connecting to the site, logging in and first clicking on the item Watch direct (above) and then on the name of the event of your interest. All major web browsers are supported.
As mentioned above, there are also services that allow you to watch games in streaming at no cost. Among these, I would like to point out RaiPlay which gives you free access to all matches of the national team and of the Italian Cup broadcast in the clear on the Rai digital terrestrial channels. The service is accessible from computers (via any browser with Flash Player support), Android devices, iPhone / iPad, Smart TV and enabled decoders.
To access the live broadcasts from a computer, there is no need for registration. To do this from mobile, however, you need to create a free account by pressing the ☰ button and selecting the appropriate item from the menu that opens. You can also register via Facebook to speed up the operation. If you want more details, check out my tutorial on how to watch RaiPlay.
Mediaset Play, Mediaset's streaming service also available as an app for Android and iOS / iPadOS, can instead be used to watch one match per round of the Italian teams involved in Champions League, plus some national competitions. For more information about it, read my tutorial dedicated to how to see Mediaset Play.
There is also the TV8 broadcaster that broadcasts some matches of the Italian teams involved in the Europa League on digital terrestrial.
Article produced in collaboration with DAZN.