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How to Watch the 2019 Players Championship Online

By Gabriela Vatu / October 30, 2018

Golf fans, behold! The Players Championship is coming closer! March is not that far away and if you're looking for ways to watch the 2019 Players Championship online, you need to prepare in advance.

When and Where Is the Players Championship?

Established back in 1974, the Players Championship has become somewhat of a landmark in golf tournaments, with many notable players have won here, including Tiger Woods, and Fred Couples. The Players Championship is considered to be the "fifth major" tournament, albeit unofficially, due to its prestige.

Featuring 50 of the world's top golf players, the 2019 Players Championship is to take place at Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. What are they fighting for? A price of $2 million and loads of fame.

The Players Championship kicks off on March 14 and ends on March 17, 2019.

Which Channels to Watch?

When it comes to watching the Players Championship online, you have quite a few options. In Europe, there are loads of channels that will broadcast and many of those come with sites that also provide live feeds.

If you live in the United States, the live feeds are not that common, at least not for free, so we're going to take a look at some streaming services that feature the channels that received broadcasting rights, namely NBC and The Golf Channel.

Streaming Services

Those of you who want to watch this golf tournament online can do so on quite a few platforms, which we'll discuss immediately.

1. fuboTV

FuboTV
Overview
Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

We're going to kick off our list with fuboTV, which is a great option for sports lovers. There are so many sports channels on fuboTV that you're going to find everything you wish for and then some. Well, except ESPN, that is, but with ESPN+ as an option, you may not even need it. There are four bundles you can get here - fubo ($44.99/mo, $39.99 for the first month), fubo Extra ($49.99/mo, $44.99 for the first month), fubo Latino ($17.99/mo), and fubo Portugues ($19.99/mo).

In fubo and fubo Extra, you'll find NBC, NBC Beta 4K, as well as the Golf Channel. The list goes on and on, of course, but the important part is that the channels you need to watch the Players Championship are there. None of the channels were in the other two bundles.

If you think you're going to miss out on the tournament, and keeping in mind it takes place in the middle of the day, it's not surprising, fuboTV offers 30 hours of storage space, but you can upgrade it to 500 hours if you pay $9.99 per month for Cloud DVR. You can watch content on two devices at once on fuboTV, but you can add another screen for $5.99 per month. Make sure to read our fuboTV review.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Overview
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

Next up we have Sling TV, which is one of the most customizable platforms we've seen so far, with three bundles you can kick off with and loads of channel packs grouped by interests. The three main bundles you can get are Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo).

You're going to find NBC in the Blue and the Orange + Blue bundles. If you want to get the Golf Channel, you're going to have to also get the Sports Extra package that goes with Blue and Orange + Blue bundles and costs $10 per month. The Sports Extra channel pack that goes with Orange only costs $5 per month but doesn't feature Golf Channel.

If you think you're going to miss the event in any of the days, you're going to have to record it to the cloud. If you want that, Sling TV offers 50 hours-worth of space for $5 per month. Blue subscribers get access to three simultaneous streams, while Orange + Blue subscribers get four streams. Make sure to read our Sling TV review for more info.

3. Hulu

Hulu
Overview
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

Hulu also comes with a live TV offer, more like an alternative plan to the already there video-on-demand plans. For $39.99, Hulu offers dozens of live channels you can watch.

Hulu's channel list includes both NBC and the Golf Channel, along with other sports networks, as well as some focusing on entertainment, news, and cartoons.

Hulu comes with 50 hours of DVR storage space included, but you can expand to 200 hours for $14.99 per month if you feel that's not enough. While you're enjoying the Players Championship, your family can watch something else on a second screen. You can add an unlimited number of devices for $14.99 per month. Check out TechNadu's Hulu review for more info.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Overview
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

Next up is a unique over-the-top platform - YouTube TV. Weather its uniqueness is good or bad depends on you, but the fact of the matter is that there's only one bundle of channels here. While the same can be said about Hulu, the situation is different here, because YouTube TV could very well add more bundles since it's a standalone service. The subscription costs $40 per month and includes loads of channels, as well as some pretty nifty features.

Also on YouTube TV are the channels you need to watch the Players Championship - NBC and Golf Channel. There are, of course, dozens of great channels in there, including sports one.

If you'll need to record the event, you can do that too, since YouTube TV offers unlimited cloud DVR storage space. Furthermore, if you want to watch golf, while someone else in your family wants to watch something else, you should know the service supports up to three simultaneous streams. Read our YouTube TV review to get a better understanding of what the platform has to offer.

5. DirecTV Now

Overview
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

Next, we have DirecTV Now, which is a great platform that offers five starter bundles to pick from - Live a Little ($40/mo), Just Right ($55/mo), Go Big ($65/mo), Gotta Have It ($75/mo), and Todo y Mas ($45/mo), the latter featuring loads of Spanish-language channels.

So, if you want to get NBC, you can do that from virtually any bundle we just mentioned, because it's everywhere. If you also want Golf Channel, you're going to have to pick either Go Big, or Gotta Have It. All these bundles feature great channels, covering a wide range of interests, so there's no way to go wrong.

DirecTV Now only offers 20 hours of cloud DVR space, so you'll be able to record the Players Championship, but won't get a room for much else. You can watch content on up two devices at once with DirecTV Now, but you can add another for $5 per month. Check out our DirecTV Now review to get all the info on what this platform has to offer.

6. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Overview
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

Finally, we have PlayStation Vue on our list - an excellent platform with loads of channels, some premium networks, as well as great features. The four bundles that PlayStation Vue offers are Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo).

If you're looking to watch NBC, then you can get any bundle since it's in all of them. Golf Channel, however, is only present in Core, Elite, and Ultra. So, it depends on how much money you're willing to pay on a subscription and what other channels you want to see.

PlayStation Vue offers enough room in cloud DVR for 500 programs. Also, you can watch content on up to five simultaneous streams. Plus, you can watch three programs at the same time via a cool new split screen feature. Remember to visit our PlayStation Vue review for more info.

How to Watch the 2019 Players Championship Anywhere?

A major reason why people cut the cord and move to watch content online is the fact that there can't take the content with them anywhere they go, on their devices. But, with over-the-top platforms, they can do that. And, if you have a VPN, you can do that even when you go abroad.

How to Use a VPN?

VPNs are Virtual Private Networks, or, in other words, tools that will make it look as if you're in another location than you actually are. If you don't have a VPN yet, you can pick ExpressVPN, since it's one of the best tools of its kind. Here's how to get it working.

Final Thoughts

We hope you'll get to watch the full Players Championship and see who wins the tournament in the four-day event. We're sure it's going to be a treat for fans everywhere.

We'd love to hear what platform you picked and how you're going to watch the Players Championship online this year. Also, please share the article so others can find it too, and come chat with us on TechNadu's Facebook and Twitter pages.



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