How to Watch ‘EFL Championship’ Online – Live Stream the 2019-20 Season

By Gabriela Vatu / August 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 EFL Championship is kicking off this week and we can't wait to watch the teams go head-to-head. If you're a fan of football and want to watch the English Football League Championship live online we can help you figure out the best way to do it.

Compared to other similar championships, the EFL Championship is relatively new after having been founded in 2004. The championship was previously known as the Football League first division between 1992 and 2004 and before that as division 2 between 1892 and 1992. Winners of the championship received the football league championship trophy.

The 2019-20 championship will have its first match of the season on Friday, August 2nd, 2019, and it will see its final round scheduled for May 2nd, 2020. The playoffs will follow and then the final will take place on the 25th of May, 2020, at Wembley Stadium.

Since the event is also called "The Sky Bet Championship" you will be able to watch the matches on Sky Sports over in the UK. If we're talking the United States, however, you will be able to watch the games on ESPN+ and some matches will also be broadcast directly on ESPN. Let's see how you can watch this all online.

How to Watch English Football League Championship Without Cable?

Watching TV without cable is quite easy to do nowadays since there are so many platforms that serve this type of services. Live TV platforms are that much more attractive because they are cheaper than cable plans are, and there are no contracts involved so you get to unsubscribe whenever you no longer like the service. These platforms also come with the advantage of allowing you to watch your favorite events wherever you may be when they start airing because all you need is a smartphone and an Internet connection to get going. Let's see what live TV platforms will help you watch the English Football League Championship.

1. ESPN+

ESPN Plus App Screen
Bundles Monthly - $5, Yearly - $50
Multi-screen streaming 5 devices
Device support Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire Tablets, iOS, Android smartphones, Android TV, Chromecast, web
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit ESPN+

The first one to make our list is ESPN+ which is a great platform that serves the network that actually airs the English Football Championship. The $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year subscription price covers access to exclusive sports events, live streams, videos, articles, and more. You can access the ESPN+ content via the same ESPN app that everyone uses.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Our list continues with Sling TV, which is a service with three bundles - Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. ESPN, ESPN 2, and even ESPN 3 are part of the Orange and Orange + Blue bundles. Your choice will influence how many devices you and your family can watch TV on, and we must point out that with the Orange bundle, there's only one screen to watch on, while with Orange + Blue you get to watch on up to four devices at once. There are a ton of channel packs you can add if you want more content, as well as a few premium networks and a la carte channels.

3. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

We also have Hulu on our list, a platform that features a single bundle of channels which includes ESPN and ESPN 2. The subscription price, however, also covers access to the video-on-demand library, which is pretty great. If you want to customize your subscription it's possible to add a couple of channel packs and several premium networks too.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

Another platform that will help you enjoy the EFL this year is YouTube TV, which comes with a single bundle of channels. Thankfully, ESPN and ESPN 2 are present in the main bundle, so you don't have to worry about anything beyond that. This is particularly great since there is no other way to watch content here since there are no extra packs and only a few premium networks. We must point out that YouTube TV offers all subscribers unlimited Cloud DVR storage space at no additional cost.

5. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

We continue with DirecTV Now, a service that features seven bundles nowadays. Two of them are newer, namely Plus and Max, while the other five got a name change and a price upgrade - Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas. ESPN and ESPN 2 are present in all but one bundle, namely Optimo Mas, where ESPN Deportes is present instead. If you want to make the plan more "you," you can add a couple of packs featuring Spanish channels, three packs featuring various international channels, and a few premium networks, including HBO and Showtime.

6. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

The list ends with PlayStation Vue, a service that features four bundles - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra - and some really great features, such as cloud DVR storage space for 500 programs for all subscribers and five simultaneous streams. There's also a feature that we haven't seen elsewhere, namely three-way split screen. You'll find ESPN and ESPN 2 in all four bundles we mentioned, so you get to choose the one that has the right channel combination for your needs or the right price tag for your monthly budget. You can add a couple of channel packs if you want more content or really love the networks they have there, or a few premium networks, including HBO.

We can't wait to hear back from you so you can tell us all about the live TV platform that you chose to watch the EFL Championship on, so please drop us a note in the comments section you can find below the article. Share the article online with friends and family and follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter for more tech news, guides, reviews, and interviews.

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