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How to Watch USL Championship 2019 Live Online: Stream from Anywhere

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated March 27, 2020

Even though it hasn't been around for a very long time, the USL Championship has already managed to attract quite a lot of fans, and if you want to watch the USL Championship online, we've got you covered.

The United Soccer League Championship first took place in 2011, but it was only in 2017 that it was sanctioned by the US Soccer Federation as a Division II Professional League.

The current season began on March 8, 2019, and will conclude on October 20, 2019, after each of the 36 competing teams has played 34 matches. What everyone is curious about is whether or not Louisville City FC will manage to defend its title for a third year after winning the previous two championships.

With games taking place every other day, you should check out the official schedule to see when your favorite teams are set to compete and with which team.

The USL Championship does get television time, although certainly not as much as other similar competitions. In the US, the games are broadcast over on ESPN+ and other ESPN channels, which is good news because there are plenty of live TV platforms to help you watch the events online.

How to Watch USL Championship Online from Anywhere?

In this day and age, it's important to know that while watching TV online is super great, it's also somewhat limited because live TV platforms and live streams belonging to airing TV networks are geoblocked. This means that you can only access these streams if you're within the United States. The second you go abroad, your IP addresses changes and the sites detect it and block you out. Thankfully, changing your IP address is super easy. That being said, you should consider subscribing to a VPN service if you want to avoid having such issues. Here's what needs to be done.

How to Watch the USL Championship Without Cable?

We do pretty much anything online these days, whether we're talking about consuming movies and shows or chatting with our friends, so watching TV makes perfect sense too. Live TV platforms offer much better prices than cable contracts do and they're far easier to quit if you want to. Plus, you get to watch all the content you want, regardless if you're home or not. Let's see what options you have to watch the USL Championship online.

1. 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

Topping our list we have Sling TV, which is a great platform that comes with loads of customization options. There are three bundles to pick from - Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue, and you can add plenty of channel packs grouped by interests and premium networks. You'll find that ESPN channels are part of the Orange and Orange + Blue bundle, so you can pick the one you like best. Sling TV also offers subscribers the option to get some cloud DVR storage space, but it's treated like any other add-on, so you'll have to pay for it. When it comes to how many screens you can watch on, on Sling TV it depends on which bundle you chose. For instance, those who went with the Orange bundle only get to watch TV on one device, while those who chose Orange + Blue get to watch on up to four devices at once. As a side note, those who chose the Blue bundle can watch on three screens simultaneously.

2. 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 is another name you must know well by now since the video-on-demand platform has been around for a long time. For $44.99 per month, however, you can also get access to dozens of channels, including ESPN and ESPN 2. Plus, the price includes access to the VOD library, so you get the best of both worlds. You can add a couple of channel packs and several premium networks if you want to customize the service a tiny bit. Hulu offers subscribers access to 50 hours of free cloud DVR space, but anyone can upgrade to 200 hours of space with the help of a $14.99 per month add-on. Also, users can watch content on two devices at once, but another $14.99 per month add-on can lift that cap completely for devices connected to the home network, or to three screens while away.

3. 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

We also have YouTube TV on the list, a single-bundle platform that offers a $50 per month subscription. The list of channels YouTube TV offers includes ESPN and ESPN 2 so you can watch The USL Championship quite easily. When it comes to customization, YouTube TV doesn't offer much in terms of extra regular channels, but you can add some premium networks. YouTube TV subscribers automatically get access to unlimited cloud DVR space and can watch content on up to three devices at once, with no add-ons available here.

4. 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

Our list continues with DirecTV Now, which is a pretty versatile platform. The platform comes with seven bundles. Two of these were recently introduced, namely Plus and Max, while the older five have been rebranded and slapped with a price that's double than it used to be. You'll find that ESPN and ESPN 2 are present in Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate, while ESPN Deportes takes their place in Optimo Mas. You can still add a couple of channel packs featuring Spanish networks, three international packs, and several premium networks. The platform enables users to record up to 20 hours of content to the cloud, and there's no option to expand this. They also get to enjoy content on two devices at once, with a third being available for a small monthly fee.

5. 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

We also have PlayStation Vue on the list and it's easily one of our favorites. This one comes with four bundles to pick from - Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra. ESPN and ESPN 2 are part of all four bundles, so you can pick the one you like best for the channel combo or the price. You can add a couple of channel packs if you want to customize the plan, as well as several premium networks. On PlayStation Vue, users can record up to 500 programs to the cloud DVR storage space and they can also enjoy content on up to five devices at once. Plus, everyone gets to enjoy the split-screen feature which brings three programs to the screen at the same time.

We can't wait to hear back from you about which platform you chose to watch the USL Championship this year, so we'd love to hear all about it in the comments section below the article. Share the article online so others can find out how to watch the USL Championship games online too, and follow TechNadu over on our socials - Facebook and Twitter - for more tech news, guides, reviews, and interviews.



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