How to Watch Live Sports on FireStick for Free

How to Watch Live Sports on FireStick for Free

How to Watch Live Sports on FireStick for Free

Arguably, there’s no thrill as much as watching live sports. So, if you’ve been using your FireStick TV solely to stream movies, then you’ve been doing yourself a huge disservice — and missing a lot of action!

The best part is that watching live sports on FireStick need not cost you a single dollar. So, read on! In this guide, we’ll show you every step on how to do just that. 

What are the ways to watch live sports on FireStick?

You can stream live sports on FireStick the conventional way, where you pay extra. However, you can expand your horizon and use third-party apps on the platform to watch for free. 

Standard sports apps on FireStick, such as ESPN+, offer free live sports access. You can get similar services with third-party apps without spending a penny with a few tweaks!

WARNING: Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to mask your identity, as third-party apps may mean access to copyrighted content. They might also make you a target of destructive malware and sneaky hackers. 

Free Methods to Watch Live Sports on FireStick

The trick here is to use a browser on your FireStick TV environment. Once the browser is ready, all you have to do is open the website for the streaming platforms listed below, and you can start watching live sports on Firestick.

1. Redbox TV 

Difficulty: Easy
Setup time:3 to 5 minutes

Redbox’s free live TV streaming service is ad-supported. But don’t worry, as the service is free, and you’d find these ads scarce, if at all. 

It’s simple. The website is a treasure trove for streaming live sports or watching the latest entertainment shows, news, and movies – a service you can easily upgrade to a paid version should you want more. 

What makes Redbox TV a go-to app for sports? 

First, it has an offering of 1000-plus live channels available in over 15 countries. Next, the Redbox TV is supported on Android/iOS devices, including FireStick.  

Here’s how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick:

  • Tap Home on the Fire TV remote.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Click Find and tap the search bar.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Type “Silk Browser

Note: In this example, Silk Browser will be used but you can use other web browsers.

  • Select Silk Browser in the search results.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Click the Silk Browser icon.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Tap on Download/Get to download it.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Click Open to launch it after the installation.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Read/accept the Terms of Use.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Visit “redbox.com” by typing or searching using the search bar.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Select your desired sports channel under Sports.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick

Now, you’re ready to go. 

2. USTVGO 

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:1 to 2 minutes

USTVGO is a live-streaming website that hosts over 100 channels for free, with sports as a major content category. Other content categories available are Movies, News, Entertainment, and Kids.

What’s to love about USTVGO? Mainly, you need not register on the website — just one click, and you’re ready to watch your latest sports action on the platform. 

Here’s how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO:

  • Launch your web browser on Firestick.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Type/search “ustvgo.tv” on the search bar.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Select Sports from the category panel.
how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO
  • Choose/click on your desired sports channel.
how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO
  • Select a stream and watch.
how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO

So, next time you want to watch NBA live, you know where to go. 

3. Sportsurge 

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:1 to 2 minutes

Sportsurge is another free live-streaming website focusing on some of North America’s most popular sports-related content. It’s a haven for fans looking to get into their favorite sports action.

This website provides links to IPTV hosts that streams free live TV coverage of just about every sport on the planet. Just visit the Sportsurge website in your Firestick browser, and you can start streaming live sports immediately.

It would be best if you had a browser to watch Sportsurge, and for FireStick users, that would have to be Amazon Silk. As the website’s focused mainly on sports, know the exact schedule of a live sports match you want, and you should be good to go. 

Here’s how you can watch live sports on FireStick with Sportsurge:

  • Launch your web browser on Firestick.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Type/search “sportsurge.club” on the search bar.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Select/click any sports category.
how you can watch live sports on FireStick with Sportsurge
  • Select/click any match.
how you can watch live sports on FireStick with Sportsurge
  • Select/click a stream host.
how you can watch live sports on FireStick with Sportsurge
  • Wait until you get redirected then start watching.

If it’s about the latest sports event, then this website has to be top of that list. 

Free Third-Party Apps to Watch Live Sports on Firestick

Difficulty: Moderate
Setup time:8 to 10 minutes

Now, there’s another way for you to watch live sports on FireStick for free. For those willing to be adventurous, third-party apps offer a potent way to scratch your itch for sports action.

For this method, third-party apps have to be sideloaded from outside sources as they are not officially available on the Amazon app store. This part is where the Downloader app by AFTVnews is helpful. 

Secondly, since sideloading involves the installation of apps from unknown external sources, the Install Unknown Apps option must be activated on the FireStick device beforehand.

Here’s how you can turn on Install unknown apps:

  • Tap Home on the Fire TV remote.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select/click Settings from your home menu panel.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Tap the My Fire TV tile.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select Developer options.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select Install unknown apps.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps

Note: In older versions and models of Firestick, this option is called Apps from Unknown Sources. Click it to activate it for all apps and tap Turn On to confirm the activation.

  • Toggle Downloader to on. 
how you can turn on Install unknown apps

Know that new generations of Firestick may not show the developer options on the Fire TV menu. So, this is where manually activating the developer mode solves this issue.

The steps to show developer options are as follows:

  • Tap Home on the Fire TV remote.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select/click Settings from your home menu panel.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Tap the My Fire TV tile.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select About.
steps to show developer options
  • Tap Fire TV Stick 4K Max consecutively.

Note: The name of your Firestick device might be different from this example, as it depends on your Firestick device’s model.

steps to show developer options
  • Stop as soon as a “No need, you are already a developer” text appears.
steps to show developer options
  • Tap Back on your Fire TV remote.
steps to show developer options
  • Developer options are now available.

Once that’s out of the way, you should be able to activate the Install unknown apps option using the previously listed directions.

What follows right after this should be a walk in the park. Now, we can download and install the Downloader app from the Amazon App Store.

Here’s how to install Downloader on FireStick:

  • Tap Home on the Fire TV remote.
how you can turn on Install unknown apps
  • Select/click Find and Search from your home menu panel.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Type/search “Downloader” using the search bar.
  • Select the app from the results.
how to install Downloader on FireStick
  • Select/click Downloader’s icon.
how to install Downloader on FireStick
  • Tap on Download/Get to download it.
how to install Downloader on FireStick

Now that you have Downloader, you can use it to locate, download, and install third-party apps from the internet like the following apps that immediately follows. 

1. Live NetTV 

Difficulty: Easy
Setup time:3 to 5 minutes

A popular live streaming app you can sideload to stream live sports on Firestick is Live NetTV. This third-party app has an extensive library of channels across different content categories like sports, news, education, and entertainment.

In a way, it’s absurd. Under the sports category alone, there are over 150 channels to choose from, which any sports fan will agree is nothing short of amazing.

Among these channels are sporting events like basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball, rugby, motorsports, golf, and so much more.

Here are the steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick:

  • Open Downloader.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Click under Enter a URL or Search Term to use the search bar.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Type “28907 then tap Go.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Tap Menu twice on the Fire TV remote to enter fullscreen.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/select Live TV.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/select Live NetTV.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/click Download – Fire TV.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Wait until the download is done.
  • Click Install on the window prompt.
  • Tap Open and launch the app.
Note: Instead of Open, tap Done to trigger a new window. Click Delete on this window and the following window to delete the APK file you just downloaded.
The APK file is no longer needed after the installation. Deleting it will help save up space in your Firestick’s storage.

2. Lepto Sports 

Difficulty: Easy
Setup time:3 to 5 minutes

If you thought Live NetTV’s sports library was massive, think again as Lepto Sports dwarfs that with its over 200 sports channels. Plus, over 30 different sporting events are broadcasted on these sports channels.

Furthermore, the app is accessible from anywhere on the planet and does not suffer from geo-blocking. That’s not to say you shouldn’t use a VPN to protect yourself.

Well, here’s a thought. If you fancy watching live sports in HD for free, we recommend giving Lepto the attention it deserves, as the app’s been rated by many as the best in its class — and that’s minus those annoying ads. 

Here’s how you can sideload Lepto Sports on Firestick:

  • Open Downloader.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Click under Enter a URL or Search Term to use the search bar.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Type “tinyurl.com/ladeportes14 then tap Go.

Note: Opening this direct download link will initiate the download process.

  • Click Install on the window prompt.
  • Tap Open and launch the app.

From there, you should be good to go. 

3. Kodi

Difficulty: Moderate
Setup time:5 to 8 minutes

Kodi is versatile because it’s open-source, allowing other people to factor in better versions of the app.

The plethora of sports add-on that keeps on getting added for Kodi makes it valuable for streaming sports content. As a result, new content add-ons take the place of previous add-ons that get shut down due to reasons not limited to copyright.

So, if you want the best version of a sports event, get into Kodi. All those people contributing should make the action a must-watch, from the latest PPV boxing matches to NFL, UFC, and even NBA. 

Here are the steps to sideload Kodi on your FireStick:

  • Open Downloader.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Click under Enter a URL or Search Term to use the search bar.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Type “28907 then tap Go.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Tap Menu twice on the Fire TV remote to enter fullscreen.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/select Media Players.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/select Kodi.
steps in sideloading Live NetTV on Firestick
  • Scroll down/click the version you want.
steps to sideload Kodi on your FireStick
  • Wait until the download is done.
steps to sideload Kodi on your FireStick
  • Click Install on the window prompt.
steps to sideload Kodi on your FireStick
  • Tap Open and launch the app.
steps to sideload Kodi on your FireStick

Paid Methods to Watch Live Sports on FireStick

Last but not least, you have the paid method. One advantage is these sports apps are actually free to download from the app store but using the services carries a price tag.

To start, let’s look at the top paid apps where you can buy a subscription to watch live sports on FireStick.

1. ESPN+ 

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:Less than a minute
Costs:$9.99 per month

ESPN is an American international sports channel broadcasting present in over 200 countries all over the world. Their OTT streaming service, ESPN+, is designed to be an add-on to ESPN’s flagship network broadcast.

Subscribers get access to a wide array of content from sports leagues ranging from combat sports, rugby, college sports, hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, cricket, baseball, and e-sports.

Since January 2019, the service has exclusively streamed UFC on ESPN+ Fight Night cards, as well as their pay-per-view and archive content. ESPN+ has since become the exclusive distributor for pay-per-view UFC events in the United States.

This feature makes ESPN+ a must-have for any fan actively following title bouts and enjoys special UFC coverage or replays and highlights.

2. YouTube TV 

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:Less than a minute
Costs:$64.99/month

YouTube TV’s OTT streaming service provides live TV coverage from major cable and broadcast networks. Plus they are also available in English and Spanish.

However, the biggest perk of YouTube TV is its add-on offers. Purchasing the Sports Plus add-on will give you access to a slew of extra sports channels such as beIN Sports, Billiard TV, Fight Network, Sports Grid, NFL Redzone, and so much more.

Furthermore, you can also avail of the 4K Plus add-on to bump your viewing experience to the next level. This feature lets you stream 4K-supported content on unlimited screens while using your home network. 

What’s more, you also get the ability to download available content and watch them offline. It’s really superb — albeit one of the costliest of the bunch. 

3. Fubo TV 

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:Less than a minute
Costs:$69.99 a month

According to FuboTV, they are “the world’s only sports-focused live TV streaming service” that also offers popular tv shows, movies, and news channels.

Initially, the platform’s focus was on soccer-related content. However, FuboTV has since expanded its programming library to cover other sporting events and other entertainment media.

With FuboTV, you can access leagues like NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, and many more. Special events like the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Playoff, and the Olympics also have full coverage.

They also offer add-on packages for sports channels to support 4K streaming. Small wonder FuboTV is called the dream streamer for international sports fans and rated by pundits as the best live TV streaming for sports. 

4. HULU TV

Difficulty: Very Easy
Setup time:Less than a minute
Costs:$7.99/month (or $79.99/year)

By far, you can get Hulu TV on the cheap with ads. But if you’re serious about watching live sports without ads, the subscription may surprise you as it jumps up to compete with the likes of YouTube TV. 

Hulu offers fewer sports channels than FuboTV or YouTube TV, but they still provide good subscription options. For one, ESPN is available on Hulu + Live TV. In addition, its counterparts like ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra are also included in the plan.

They also offer a Sports add-on which includes channels like FL RedZone, FanDuel TV, FanDuel Racing, MAVTV, Outdoor Channel, and Sportsman Channel.

You can also upgrade to a Disney Bundle plan which adds content from Disney+ and ESPN+, expanding your entertainment and sports options.

If you have an existing subscription for these premium sports channels and platforms or are interested in getting one, you can simply download their official app from the app store.

Here are the steps in downloading official apps from the app store:

  • Tap Home on the Fire TV remote.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Click Find and select Search.
how to install an internet browser and use it to access Redbox on Firestick
  • Type *App Name* on the search bar.
  • Select/click it from the suggestions.
steps in downloading official apps from the app store
  • Select/click its icon on the search results.
steps in downloading official apps from the app store
  • Click Download/Get.
how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO
  • Complete the download and installation.
steps in downloading official apps from the app store
  • Click Open and launch the app.
how you can stream live sports on Firestick through USTVGO

There you have it! As for the interface, these paid services are seamless, with the only downside being that you have to pay them a monthly subscription. 

Wrapping Up

If you’re wondering which is the best method for you, remember the proof of the pudding is in the eating. So try as many as possible to arrive at which platform let you watch live sport on FireStick best — just don’t forget to use a VPN. 

FAQs about Watching Live Sports on Firestick

What is the best app to watch live sports on FireStick for free?

Lepto Sports is currently the best app to watch live sports on FireStick for free. Not only does it stream live TV sports from all over the planet, but also the app has a very crisp user interface that churns out top-of-the-line HD-quality videos. 

Is it legal to stream sports action from sideloaded apps on FireStick TV?

Since sideloaded apps with live sports on FireStick source content from all over the globe, it’s always best to use a VPN. Using a legitimate VP service can also help keep legal trouble at bay. 

Is VPN essential when watching live sports action on FireStick?

Using a VPN is recommended to protect your identity when streaming live sports action on FireStick. Not doing so could make your browsing vulnerable to tracking by marketers, government policing bodies, and nefarious hackers online. 

How to get around geoblocking when watching live sports action on FireStick? 

Use a VPN to overcome geo blocking when watching live sports action on FireStick. VPNs do this by routing your internet traffic through a server located in another country effectively hiding your real address so you can watch geo-blocked content. 

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