Sports fans can stream live sports to their computers by using services such as WatchESPN, Aereo, NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB.TV and NBA League Pass. While there are some other, usually cheaper, streaming options that include restrictions such as audio-only broadcasts or games that are only available after they have ended, each of these options allow viewers to pay a flat rate for extensive access to live sports.
Those without access to even basic network TV channels can watch the wide array of live sports on ABC, Fox, NBC and CBS with Aereo. Aereo allows streaming access to these networks via a desktop, tablet, smartphone, AppleTV or Roku. WatchESPN gives those with a TV subscription the ability to stream ESPN content to a computer. For people without a TV subscription, ESPN3 is available to users subscribed with participating Internet providers and lets sports fans stream less-popular sporting events.
NFL Sunday Ticket, despite being a DirecTV package, allows people who can't have a satellite dish pay for an online-only package that can stream to computers, tablets and smartphones. MLB.TV is a comprehensive streaming option for baseball fans that gives its subscribers access to every major league baseball game, excluding local market games. NBA League Pass is similar to MLB.TV but for fans of NBA basketball.