Masters Live Stream Guide: How to Watch the 2016 Masters Online

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The Masters is the biggest tournament of the year for the golf community. Want to watch The Masters live stream?

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For many golf fans, the Masters Tournament is the most important major of the season. For one thing, it is the first major and any player who wins can now be in the discussion of going after the Grand Slam, or winning all four majors in a season. In addition, the history of the Masters is undeniably. Some of the best and most memorable rounds of golf have been played here and the fact that golfing legend himself Bobby Jones built the course takes it to a whole other level.

Wondering how to watch the Masters online? Now, if you are a cable cutter don’t worry about missing any of the action. There are multiple options out there to watch the Masters live stream without cable even though it is broadcast on ESPN the first two rounds and CBS the last two. Read on to learn all about the options.

Looking for a Masters live stream in the UK? Click here for your legal options.


Subscribe to Sling TV and Watch The First Two Days of the Masters Live Stream

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Sling TV, a cable alternative launched last year by Dish Network, will be a great way to watch the Masters online before the weekend rounds. The first two days, Thursday and Friday, of the Masters will be broadcast on ESPN. Well, Sling TV includes ESPN in its basic package, so that means a subscription will make it incredibly easy to watch the Masters streaming.

Sling TV (review) costs only $20 per month and provides live streaming access to more than 20 cable channels including ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, TNT, CNN, and ESPN3 (Accessed on WatchESPN with your Sling TV login). All of these channels can be streamed with your phone, tablet, computer, or devices like Roku or Chromecast on your TV. In addition, watching a Masters live stream doing the Thursday and Friday round you should be able to watch the Par-3 Tournament on Wednesday live on ESPN as well.

You can even watch the Masters online free with Sling TV’s 7-day free trial!

If you are most interested in watching on your TV, a device like a Roku will be incredibly helpful. You can get a Roku 2 free or half-off a Roku 3 if you subscribe for three months of Sling TV. I love this deal, because when you break it down you get basically $10 off the Roku 2 which retails at $70 and then Sling TV is just an incredible added bonus!

One more deal Sling TV offers is if you are a T-Mobile customer you get 30% off of the base Sling TV package, so now it’d be only $14 per month! Plus, if you decide to watch a Masters live stream on your phone it does not affect your data limits if you have the Binge On Plan. Learn more about the deal and start your 7-day free trial now!


Now Available Across the U.S. – PlayStation Vue Lets you Watch the Masters Online

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Another way to watch the first two rounds of the Masters live stream is Sony’s PlayStation Vue. It is a cable alternative, similar to Sling TV, that costs $29.99 per month. For the extra money you get over 50 cable channels including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, FS1, CNN, Comedy Central, and many others. Since ESPN is included, you watch the Par-3 Tournament and first two rounds of the Masters streaming.

You can stream PlayStation Vue (review) with your iOS devices, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or PlayStation Consoles. Some markets, specifically Chicago, Miami, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia can actually want the entire Masters Tournament online. CBS is included in the basic package for these areas, but it does ultimately cost more.


The Masters App and Offer Additional Live Stream Coverage

If you can’t get enough coverage of The Masters, you may want to download their app on smartphone and tablet devices. The Masters app offers great supplemental live stream coverage of Wednesday’s Par 3 contest, tournament play at Amen Corner and other select holes, and coverage of some feature groups. While the app also offers The Masters live stream simulcasts of broadcast coverage, you’ll likely need to login with your pay TV provider to access ESPN coverage, and this app is only currently on mobile devices, so you can’t watch on your big screen this way. Check your Apple or Android store to download The Masters live stream app. has announced it will also be offering a load of live stream coverage of the tournament. The site will have four channels of Masters streaming coverage, following select groups throughout tournament play. Again, this is some solid supplemental coverage for broadcast coverage of the Masters.


Pair an Antenna and OTA DVR to Watch or Record The Masters

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We all know about the old rabbit ear antennas and how they can receive basic cable channels, but there are now new age antennas, like the Mohu Leaf 50 or the Winegard FlatWave, which not only receive the channels but deliver it incredibly clear HD picture. Channels like CBS, FOX, NBC, and ABC can be received with an antenna and if you have one you can easily watch the Masters live right on your TV during the weekend rounds.

Now, if you want to watch a Masters live stream with an antenna you can do that too. Over-the-air DVRs have all the normal features of traditional DVRs like rewind, pause, and record while watching live TV. But, some DVRs, like the Tablo, even connect to the internet and let you watch your live TV streaming on your phone, tablet, or computer. So, you can use this setup to watch the Masters streaming live or you can always record the rounds and watch the Masters online at any time you’d like!

If you want to learn how easy it is to watch golf all season long, check out our full golf guide. Or, if you interested in learning about other sports our guide here would be incredibly useful!


Now TV Lets You Watch the Masters Online in the UK

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If you live in the UK area, the Masters will be airing on Sky Sports 4 (day 1 & 2) and Sky Sports 1 (day 3 & 4). The good news is you can stream these channels online without cable, thanks to Now TV. Now TV is a streaming service powered by Sky that gives cord cutters access to a wide range of great programming. The Now TV Sports package gives you live streaming access to all Sky Sports channels, letting you stream the Masters live throughout the tournament. Your best bet is the one week pass for £10.99. Click here to learn more.


2016 Masters Tournament TV Schedule

*All times listed in Eastern Standard Time

The below times and details are an estimate and will be updated if there are any changes.

Saturday, April 9

Third Round 2016 Masters Live, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. (CBS)

Sunday, April 10

Final Round 2016 Masters Live, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.(CBS)




Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier

Matt Pelletier has a background in finance and information technology and has written for publications with themes ranging from sports to enterprise technology and investments.
Matt Pelletier