Here’s something you may not realize: Slovakia, despite only existing for 23 years and with way less experience in major tournaments, is actually ranked ahead of Russia, (24th vs. 27th) in the latest FIFA rankings. But with rankings that close, this is bound to be a great match as both teams sets their sights on group favorites England. In order to watch the Russia vs Slovakia live stream, read our guide to learn your options.
There are a couple of different ways you can catch the Russia vs Slovakia stream, which we go into below. It will be on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 13th. Although the match airs on cable channels, you won’t need cable to enjoy the game!
If you do not live in the United States, click here for your international viewing options.
Watch Russia vs Slovakia Online with Sling TV
First, the basics: you can watch the Russia vs Slovakia live stream on Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” package, which includes not just ESPN and ESPN2, but over two dozen other great channels from CNN to TBS to TNT. It’s just $20 a month, and you can cancel anytime; there’s no contract. Oh, and did we mention the seven-day free trial?
Do you prefer your Russia vs Slovakia stream coverage in Spanish? Just sign up for Sling TV’s “Best of Spanish TV” package, which includes ESPN Deportes and is just $5 a month.
So you’ve looked around our review of Sling TV and you like it enough to give it a shot. Think you’ll like it enough to give it a shot for three months? Great, here’s your free Roku 2, yours if you prepay for 3 months. Seriously. If you pay in advance for three months of service ($60), you’ll get a voucher from Sling TV for a free Roku 2 ($70 value). The Roku will let you watch Russia vs Slovakia online, directly on your flat screen TV!
It gets even better if you’re a T-Mobile customer. Sling TV has teamed up with T-Mobile to give you a discount – 30% off Sling TV, so about $14 a month – and you can still cancel anytime and enjoy your free trial. Best of all, with T-Mobile’s “Binge On” program, watching Sling TV on your T-Mobile devices doesn’t count against your data plan.
Watch the Russia vs Slovakia Live Stream on PlayStation Vue
Another great way to watch Russia vs Slovakia online is through PlayStation Vue. Their packages start at $29.99, and their Access, Core, and Elite packages all carry ESPN (and dozens of other channels…in fact, Elite gives you over 100 channels) so you can easily see the Russia vs Slovakia live stream.
It’s even better if you live in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, or Miami. Vue-ers in those cities can watch live local TV on the following networks: ABC, NBC, Fox, and CBS. But even if you don’t live in those cities, you can still see all the national programs from those networks the next day on demand, except for CBS.
PlayStation Vue (review)works on PS3, PS4, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, iPhone, and iPad. You’ll want that iPhone and iPad if you plan to watch Vue on the go, and even then, it only works on a very limited basis. For the other platforms, Vue has no mobile streaming capabilities.
In the UK, you may watch with the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub apps. Outside the UK, you could use a VPN which would grant you access to the UK streams. However, some people view this as a moral grey area, since you are changing your IP essentially to seem like you’re in the UK.
Russia vs Slovakia Streaming Schedule
Date: Wednesday, June 15th
Time: 9:00 a.m. ET
Channel: ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Best Streaming Service: Sling TV
To learn more about these two teams, check out the Euro 2016 Group B preview. Over the last 5 times these two teams have met, Russia has had 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, while Slovakia has had 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses – giving Russia a slight edge, statistically, yet this game could really go either way. You won’t want to miss it!
Why don’t you take a minute to read our whole Euro 2016 live stream guide and our guide to watching soccer while cutting the cord?