If you’re looking to watch Barcelona, Real Madrid or any La Liga game live online, BeIn Sports is the place you’ll find these games. beIN Sports is a fairly recent channel in the US with most of it’s content being soccer related. Aside from La Liga games, beIN Sports also televises the Spanish cup called La Copa del Rey, Serie A, English Emirates FA Cup and other leagues like the French Ligue 1.
BeIN Sports owns the exclusive rights of La Liga games in the United States. This means this network is the only way you’ll be able to watch Barcelona’s Lionel Messi or Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo or in my case, it’s the only way for me to watch tiny upstart SD Eibar.
Thankfully for La Liga fans, beIN is ahead of it’s time in that they’ve created their own streaming service beIN Sports Connect (available to those who pay for cable or satellite service with beIN included) and more importantly for cord cutters, they’ve partnered with a few streaming providers. This means consumers have a few options when deciding which service to buy in order to watch La Liga game.
For fans of popular teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid you will have no trouble watching practiaclly every game since BeinSports teleivies most of their games. For fans of smaller teams like SD Eibar or Girona, BeinSports Connect is great because many of the games are streamed their online streaming portal instead of the traditional broadcast channels (bein sports & bein sports espanol). During the 2016-17 season I recall only a couple of Eibar games not being available in some form through Bein Sports or Bein Sports Connect.
Below are two of the most used streaming services offering La Liga game:
Lowest priced Fubo.tv option:
Leagues Included: La Liga, Ligamx, Serie A, MLS, Ligue 1, Concacaf Champions League, Copa Del Rey, EFL Cup, Bundesliga, Primera Division & Brasileirão
Lowest priced option:
Best of Spanish TV: $10 per month
Leagues Included: La Liga, Ligamx, Serie A, MLS, Ligue 1, Premier League (via NBC Universo), Concacaf Champions League, Copa Del Rey, and EFL Cup
So which options is best?
The best option for a household or an individual depends on whether you’re interested in only a soccer streaming service or would like a replacement for your current cable or satellite provider.
If you’re looking for a one off service because you’re a huge soccer fan, Fubo,tv is the best choice. Buying this service would give you access to more leagues than just La Liga, but the content is mostly soccer content. The service starts at $14.99 per month so it’s an affordable way to watch these games if you’re not interested in other sports.
If you’d like to watch sports other than soccer or regular channels like HGTV, Disney, or ESPN, then Sling is the best option for you. Sling will provide a full range of channels so you’ll be able to replace your current cable or satellite service while being able to watch Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for as low as $25 per month.