Winter X Games Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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The Winter X Games begin on January 28th and the weekend-long event will feature some of the most talented athletes competing in Aspen, Colorado. ESPN hosts the event and there will be several options to watch a Winter X Games live stream. We’ll show you exactly how to watch the Winter X Games online in the guide below. 

The Winter X Games includes will feature exciting contests like the SuperPipe, Big Air, and Slopestyle events. It is always an exciting weekend for extreme sports fans and this year looks to be another high-flying and exhilarating X Games. Below is a guide with all of the details for the best ways to legally watch the Winter X Games online.


Sling TV Subscribers Can Watch the Entire Winter X Games Online – LIVE

Sling TV

Sling TV is definitely the best option to watch the Winter X Games live stream over the weekend. It is a streaming service launched in 2015 as a strong cable alternative by Dish Network. The entire X Games will be available to watch for Sling TV subscribers. ESPN, ESPN3, and ABC will broadcast all of the events and Sling TV provides its users access to all of these channels. Check out our review of Sling TV here.

Sling TV’s basic package features more than 20 popular cable channels. Without a cable package, these channels like TBS, TNT, ESPN, and ESPN2 are almost impossible to access, but are included in the beginning package on Sling TV. ABC and ESPN3, the other channels broadcasting the X Games live, are accessible on WatchESPN by logging in with your Sling TV credentials.

To start, Sling TV costs only $20 per month. Your subscription can be cancelled anytime, since there is no contract required for Sling TV. If you are interested in adding more channels to your Sling TV subscription, you can include an add-on package for $5 extra each month. The packages include several channels surrounding a specific niche and are a great deal. Our favorite is the Sports Extra Package, which includes a ton of great channels, including ESPNEWS, SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line and more for only $5 more per month.

I personally recommend taking advantage of Sling TV’s brand new limited-time offer where you get a free Roku 2 Player or 50% off a Roku 3 Player when you subscribe for three months of Sling TV. The Roku 2 normally costs $69.99 and three months of Sling TV only costs $60. That means if you take Sling TV up on the deal, you basically get a Roku 2 for $10 off and three months of Sling TV as a bonus!  Websites like CNET even say the Roku 2 is a better value than the Roku 3, since it is just as fast for a lower price. And with a Roku, you’ll be able to enjoy the Winter X Games live stream directly from your TV!

You can test Sling TV for free with a week-long free trial. You can even time it right and watch ESPN online free so you can watch the X Games online for free with the trial.


Watch The Winter X Games Live Stream with WatchESPN

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On top of Sling TV, there is another way to potentially watch the Winter X Games online. This is by accessing a WatchESPN or ESPN3 live stream even if you don’t have a cable subscription. You can access these channels online if you internet provider is included in the list here.

ESPN has made the channels available, if your provider is included, to be watched either on the WatchESPN website or on XBOX if you have an XBOX Live Gold Membership. The other channels included on WatchESPN are not available this way, only ESPN3. Plus, you cannot watch on the many devices normally compatible with WatchESPN. It is clearly not as great or flexible an option as subscribing to Sling TV, but it’s certainly a great opportunity to watch the Winter X Games live.


Full Winter X Games Streaming Schedule

Note: All Winter X Games content can be viewed via Sling TV (free 7-day trial available)

Thursday, January 28:
5:30-7:30 p.m. ET – Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final (ESPN3)
Snowmobile SnoCross Round One & Final (ESPN3)

8:00-9:45 p.m. ET – Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final (ESPN3)

Friday, January 29:

12:00-1:30 p.m. ET – Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final (ESPN3)

2:30-4:00 p.m. ET – Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final (ESPN3)

7:00-11:00 p.m. ET – Snowmobile Freestyle Final (ESPN)
Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final (ESPN)
Snowboard Big Air Final (ESPN)

Saturday, January 30:

1:00-6:00 p.m. ET – Mono Skier X Semis/Final (ABC)
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final (ABC)
Men’s & Women’s Ski Skier X Heats/Semis/Cons/Final (ABC)

8:15-9:00 p.m. ET – Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (ESPN3)

9:00-11:00 p.m. ET – Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (ESPN)
Ski Big Air Final (ESPN)

Sunday, January 31

12:00-5:00 p.m. ET – Snowboard X Adaptive Semis/Cons/Final (ESPN)
Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final (ESPN)
Snowboard X Heats/Semis/Cons/Final (ESPN)
Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (ESPN

Saturday, February 6

1:00-5:00 p.m. ET – X Games: Anthology (ABC)


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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