Here’s How You Can Legally Watch an X Games Live Stream Online

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The 2016 X Games in Austin, TX is the pinnacle of extreme sports competition, featuring BMX, skateboarding, Moto X and more. Want to watch the X Games online?

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X Games Austin 2016 begins on June 2nd, 2016. With an array of exciting events lined up, including BMX, Moto X, skateboarding and more, the X Games is always a great time. Featuring the best extreme sports athletes from all over the world, and both male and female, the X Games is the pinnacle of competition in the extreme sports world. If you’d like to catch the X Games live stream, keep reading for your options.

Thankfully, it’s now possible to watch the X Games online, even if you don’t have cable TV! Gone are the days of needing an expensive cable subscription in order to enjoy the best of TV – today, there are several services that will let you watch X Games streaming from home – we’ll go over the details below!


Enjoy X Games Live Stream with Sling TV

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Sling TV will be the best way to watch the summer X Games online. This live streaming service is changing the way people watch TV by providing the best TV channels for just $20 a month, without a cable subscription or long-term contract. You can stream Sling TV on a wide variety of devices, like computers, smart TVs, mobile phones and streaming devices.

While cable’s ESPN and ESPN3 will be combining for well over 20 hours of live coverage (ABC will also be providing some weekend coverage free over the air), you will be able to catch all of the action on Sling TV, a new streaming service from Dish Network that offers live streams of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and about 20 other popular cable channels like AMC, TNT, and HGTV for just $20 per month, no commitment required.

In fact, you can get a free one-week trial to Sling TV and catch the full four-day event at no cost. However, I personally recommend taking advantage of the awesome deal they’re currently running where you can get a free Roku 2 when you sign up for three months of Sling TV service. The Roku 2 will let you stream X Games via Sling TV directly on your big screen TV! To learn more about Sling, check our our review here.


Enjoy X Games Austin Streaming with PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue

PlayStation Vue will provide another great way to watch X Games online during X Games Austin 2016. This live streaming service is similar to Sling TV, in that it provides its customers with direct, live access to many popular TV channels. You can use Vue on your PS3 or PS4, or on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or iOS devices.

Vue offers a few different packages, but even their most basic package (55+ channels for $30 a month) includes access to ESPN and ESPN2. Since these two channels will be hosting the vast majority of X Games Austin coverage, you’ll be able to use Vue to watch X Games streaming at your leisure.

To learn more about Vue, check our PS Vue review. Or, try the service out for yourself with a free week-long trial!


Watch Select X Games Coverage for Free with an Antenna

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The majority of X Games coverage will be on ESPN and ESPN3 (ESPN’s web only channel you can watch through the WatchESPN app). However, on Saturday and Sunday, over-the-air station ABC will be providing a few hours of live coverage from 12 pm to 3:30 pm each day. This coverage is free to anyone who has an antenna. If you don’t have an antenna, we always recommend the Mohu Leaf.

ABC’s X Games broadcasts will show events that include BMX Park Final, Women’s Skateboard Street Final, the BMX Dirt Final, and more. The network will also air an X Games Austin 2016 Anthology on Saturday, June 11th from 1 p.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET, recapping the highlights of the entire competition.

If you can’t get ABC for some reason, you have the option of watching all of the network’s live coverage on ESPN3 through the WatchESPN app.


Can’t get Enough X Games Action? Check out Additional Digital Coverage Details.

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In addition to the X Games live stream on Sling TV, there will be bonus coverage of the event at The website will offer some video clips of competition runs, and each night following the ESPN primetime broadcast, it will air X Games Extra presented by Skype. Hosted by pro snowboarder Jack Mitrani, X Games Extra is a post-game show where fans get the unique opportunity to interact with popular X Games athletes over Skype. You can also follow the X Games on Facebook.


Full X Games Live Stream Schedule

Check out the complete schedule for X Games live stream coverage below. And remember, you can watch the X Games online by signing up for Sling TV. The signup process only takes a few short minutes to complete.



X Games Streaming Schedule



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