Germany’s premier soccer league, Bundesliga, goes from August 2016 to about May 2017 and features some of the top talent in the world. Last season, Bayern Munich won the clubs fourth consecutive championship. This is the first time any club has won four straight titles in Bundesliga history. Obviously, Bayern Munich will start the season as favorites once again, but teams like Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen had strong season last year and look to close the gap.
If you are a soccer fan, you will know the Bundesliga is one of the more exciting leagues in the world. Even without cable there are multiple ways you can watch Bundesliga online or live streaming since FOX owns the broadcast rights in the U.S. The below guide details your options and gives you all you need to starting watching today!
Sling TV is the Best Option for a Bundesliga Live Stream
During the season, the best way to watch Bundesliga online without cable is by subscribing to Sling TV. The service only costs $25 per month, for the Sling Blue package, and offers around 40 cable channels that you can live stream. You can watch Bundesliga streaming on multiple devices including phones, tablets, computers, or even connected devices like Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV. With all the channels on Sling TV it truly is a full-fledged cable alternative.
Channels included in the package are FS1, FS2, FX, TBS, TNT, AMC, FOX Sports regional networks, NBCSN, and in certain locations FOX’s main network live. In all locations, you can watch FOX on-demand about 24-hours after anything airs. You can stream Bundesliga matches mostly on FS1 and FS2, with some games coming on sporadically on FOX. If you want to test it out you can even watch Bundesliga streaming free on Sling TV for a week with a free trial.
If you want to include either a Roku or Apple TV in your setup, you will like Sling TV’s ongoing deals. Depending on what the current offer is you can get seriously discounted Rokus or Apple TVs when you subscribe for three months of Sling TV. Check out the Sling TV site for the current Roku and Apple TV offers.
If you want to learn even more on Sling TV, check out our review of the streaming service.
Watch Bundesliga Online with a PlayStation Vue Subscription
Another cable alternative to watch a Bundesliga live stream is PlayStation Vue offered by Sony. The service starts at only $29.99 per month and includes more than 50 popular cable channels to live stream.
Similar to Sling TV, you can stream Bundesliga on FS1 or FS2 and watch FOX broadcast matches on-demand no matter your location. In certain places, you can even get FOX live, along with other network channels like CBS, ABC, and NBC. The locations with these additional channels have a starting price of $39.99 per month.
Regardless of the package you have, PlayStation Vue (review) does include tons of channels including EPSN, ESPN2, FX, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Comedy Central, CNN, TBS, TNT, and AMC. You can stream on a majority of popular devices, but you might run into some serious restrictions if you are trying to stream outside of your home.
Stream Bundesliga on FOX with an Antenna and OTA DVR Combo
Any of the matches on FOX can be picked up and watched by getting a digital antenna. The antenna receives over-the-air network broadcasts from channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. These networks come right onto your TV in perfectly clear high-definition picture. Check out tips on buying an antenna here.
If you want to improve the setup or just watch a Bundesliga live stream, you can add an over-the-air DVR. As you can see in our comparison guide, these DVRs have all the traditional features. But, they can often hook up to the internet and let you watch whatever your antenna is picking up on your phone, tablet, or computer wherever you can get an internet connection. This is an incredibly easy way to stream Bundesliga if the matches are on FOX.
Watch Bundesliga Live Stream Even if You Don’t Live in the U.S.
Just because cable cutting has become so popular in the United States does not mean there are not other services for people who live outside the country. As you can learn here, there are multiple options to stream Bundesliga if you are based outside the States.
If you want to watch even more soccer without cable, you should check out our full soccer guide for cable cutters. Or, if there are any other sports you are interested our sports guide will offer all the information you need.