If you’re looking to watch Bundesliga without cable, we’re here to give you a couple of affordable options. US based soccer fans either already watch the Bundesliga or should because of the US National teams players like Christian Pulisic at Borussia Dortmund, Fabian Johnson who plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach, John Brooks who plays for Wolfsburg, Pulisic Tim Chandler who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt and Bobby Wood who plays for Hamburg SV. Also playing in the Bundesliga Mexican National team players Marco Fabian & Carlos Salcedo who both play for Eintracht Frankfurt. All these North American players in Bundesliga mean it’s likely you’ll be able to watch top Concacaf players in Germany all season long.
Fox Sports has the exclusive rights to televise Bundesliga games. Games are shown on the Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Deportes as well as Goltv as they’ve purchased some of the rights from Fox. Fox deportes and Univision Deportes will both televise Bundesliga games in spanish. As with other top leagues in Europe, namely the Premier League, there are streaming provider options and a stand alone streaming solution.
As we mentioned before, there are two streaming options we’ll be detailing in this review. There are other streaming options that carry the Fox family of sports (DirectvNow & Vue by Playstation) but we’ll be limiting our review to the streaming services we’ve used.
Total Channels: 54 (if you don’t count the 9 BeinSports channels)
This is best option for all around soccer fans as you’ll be able to watch every major soccer league in Europe, Champions League as well as local leagues like MLS and Ligamx. The biggest drawback is not having ESPN.
Total Channels: 45
This is the most affordable option of the two streaming providers but it does provide a bit less. The biggest drawback to the blue package is not having BeinSports which means you won’t be able to watch La Liga, Seria A or Ligue 1. Sling’s Blue package is really only for Bundesliga, Premier League, Champions, Ligamx and MLS fans. It is possible to add Bein Sports & ESPN to the offering but it would drive the price to $40/month in which case Fubo.tv’s Premier Package seems like a better option.
Fox Soccer Match Pass
For $19.99/month you can signup for Fox Soccer Match Pass which would enable you to watch not only the Bundesliga but also UEFA Champions League. Other leagues and competitions are also part of this service but the biggest ones are the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League.
The app is not available on popular streaming hardware like Roku and Apple tv so for the moment you’ll have to watch through an app either on a device or cast it through a chromecast.
Deciding between options
The decision comes down to whether you’re only a bundesliga fan or you like watching other leagues. If you’re only a Bundesliga fan, we suggest you sign up Sling’s Blue package. If you’re an all around soccer fan, then we recommend you signup for Fubo.tv’s Premier Package.