Live sport: Best streaming services and fibre packages

01 December 2021

Every friend group has that one person (let’s call him Bob) who’s house hosts game-day matches. There’s food, drinks, surround sound and an exciting atmosphere. Why? Because Bob knows exactly what you need to reel in the guys: The best live sport streaming channels and top-quality fibre for streaming!

Best Internet takes a look at the best streaming services or channels for live sport and gives you the team pep talk on top fibre deals. Let’s go!

What internet speeds do I need for streaming live sport?

This all depends on the kind of experience you’re looking for when it comes to watching the big game. If you’re looking for an HD experience on your smart TV with great sound and atmosphere, then you’re going to want a higher, faster bandwidth speed such as 20-25Mbps. If you’re streaming a game on your phone or tablet, you can get away with a 5-10Mbps line and receive fantastic quality!

Four streaming services for sports fans
From American football to South African cricket, we’ve got you sorted with the top live streaming options for your game day.

Super Sport

The website: supersport.com

About: South African nostalgia meets pride in the institution that is Super Sport. You can almost smell the braai as the Springboks prepare for an intense match against the All Blacks. Luckily – with the pandemic and all – braai days have turned into stream and chill kinda days. You can get Super Sport on DStv or via ShowMax Pro.

What can you watch? Super Sport has everything from rugby to golf to Formula 1 to cricket and so much more.

Cool features or extras: You can download the Super Sport app on iOS or the Google Play Store to keep live games with you wherever you go!

What’s the cost? ShowMax Pro is R225 per month. A stream-only package from DStv which includes 15 sports channels that doesn’t include the decoder costs of R699 per month.

YouTube TV

The website: YouTube TV

About: Ahh, yes, YouTube: The original “Have you seen that video that’s gone viral” platform. YouTube TV has joined the team when it comes to streaming live sports, with an impressive range of live sports streaming channels.

What can you watch? ESPN, NFL Network, NBA and MLB.

Cool features or extras: You get unlimited cloud DVR storage; no annual contract required and up to 6 profiles within the account per household.
What’s the cost? $64.99 (R1 039.35) per month with a 14-day free trial.

ESPN

The website: ESPN Player

About: If you haven’t heard of ESPN then you’re not living on a planet that has sport. Whether it’s from movie references or hearing your roommate scream at the TV — ESPN has been a staple in providing fans with live sporting games and matches from around the world.

What can you watch? American football (not soccer), tennis, hockey, golf, basketball, baseball, MMA, UFC and more.

Cool features or extras: ESPN also has a number of sport documentaries and films that are sure to inspire or make you cry. You can also download these for offline viewing.

What’s the cost? A month-to-month plan will only cost you $13.99 (R223.73) per month and an annual plan will cost you $99.99 (R1 599.94) for 12 months. Each plan gives you a 7-day free trial and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Hulu

The website: Hulu.com

About: As streaming services have begun springing up out of the woodwork over the last few years, Hulu has become one of the most popular choices. Offering ESPN+ as one of its channels, you can watch live sport all day long! Hulu has a number of packages and in order to stream sport, you’ll have to choose one of their live packages.

What can you watch? American football, soccer, rugby, tennis, hockey, golf, basketball, baseball, MMA, UFC and more.

Cool features or extras: Over 75 live TV channels; up to 6 user profiles; 50 hours of cloud DVR storage.

What’s the cost? $64.99 (R1 039.90) per month for the package including live TV.

Best Internet’s top fibre deals for live sport

  • Fibre Provider Bandwidth Cost per month
  • OnAir 10 – 1,000 Mbps From R554
  • Vox 10 – 1,000 Mbps From R554
  • RSA Web 10 – 1,000 Mbps From R495
  • Telkom 10 – 1,000 Mbps From R799

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