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There is nothing like enjoying a good old sports season, with all your favorite teams and games right there before you. As soon as the NFL or NBA games start, we find ourselves planning our whole schedule around them – to catch them in person, at least live on television. Thanks to high-speed internet and exclusive streaming, watching games online has become easier than ever.

In this blog, we discuss some of the best places for you to follow your favorite professional sports league online. Let’s jump right in!

 

What Are Out-of-market Games?

All the major leagues being held in the U.S. are usually only available in their respective regions – which is what makes the programming so unique and powerful. However, if you are not in the state or the region and still want to catch the game, you can watch it as an out-of-market game. Depending on the league you follow, the teams, and your current location, out-of-market games may not always be available.

However, we have tried to expand on some of the major leagues and games in this article to help you watch the game even when you are away from home.

 

National Football League (NFL)

National Football League, more commonly known as NFL, is one of the biggest leagues not just in the U.S. but is also followed across the world. If you are into TV entertainment, you can enjoy NFL on ESPN (Monday Night Football), and NFL Sunday Ticket. This will not only allow you to view live out-of-market games but in the best video quality too, so you can rest assured that your entertainment experience is going to be one of a kind.

If you are more of a streaming person, DIRECTV Stream enables you to subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket for the 2022 season, which you can enjoy on the go. No satellite TV subscription is necessary. College students may be eligible for a special discount to the NFL Sunday Ticket to Go service.

This is also the last season to enjoy the NFL Sunday Ticket on the DIRECTV Stream for it is moving to a streaming service, either Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ or YouTube just in time for the next season. Business negotiations, bidding, and contract talks are ongoing. However, don’t expect a  price drop in 2023. So if you are looking to enjoy all the perks of the DIRECTV STREAM along with the NFL Sunday Ticket, you may as well do it now.

NFL+ is the new streaming service launched by NFL this year. You can see an interesting catalog of programming from all the pre and in-season games. Follow a variety of fun matchups including Sunday Night, Monday Night, and Thursday Night Football among other games. Besides that, there is also all the best commentary from all-time popular announcers of the game, so you will never be bored. Keep in mind, though, that even NFL+ does not broadcast regular season out-of-market games.

All you need is access to a fast internet network and a supported device and you can enjoy your favorite games out-of-market. AT&T is a great internet service provider if you want to go for streaming with NFL on DIRECTV Stream or another platform – with its no-contract plans and multi-gig speeds that are perfect for streaming.

 

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Major League Baseball or MLB, is one of the oldest professional sports leagues anywhere in the world. The association is all about looking for raw, young talent and bringing it on board to one of the 30 teams the league boasts. The games are always packed with glorious entertainment and an adrenaline rush, the kind that does not easily wear off – which is everything that makes the MLB games such a popular pastime.

If you want to watch an MLB game out-of-market, it is not too much of a problem. Subscribers in the U.S. can get access to live games as long as they can sign into the MLB TV app through a participating TV service. It would need a round of authentication but once it is set up, it is good to go. If you are currently living outside the U.S., you can still get the MLB games transmission in certain countries. It is not live streaming, but you can enjoy the game as soon as it ends; you can watch it in the archives and on-demand section of the platform. Of course, a high-speed internet connection is all you need, no matter where in the world you might be.

If you are looking to stream the games from the library to make your weekend worth every second, Xfinity is the perfect companion for your entertainment spree. Choose from a wide array of the fastest internet speeds up to 6 Gbps to enjoy the complete spectrum of Xfinity top-notch services. Plus the Xfinity Flex makes streaming of out-of-market games even more fun – with 4K video quality and unlimited streaming data!

 

National Hockey League (NHL)

National Hockey League, otherwise known as the NHL, is a professional ice-hockey championship in the U.S., with other 32 participating teams. It is one of the best sports leagues in the world, ranking among the very best in terms of competition and talent. It has seasons every year dedicated to the sport, bringing back the raw energy of the rink frozen in ice.

Users who want to watch the out-of-market games this NHL season can find the games their cable TV package by subscribing to an add-on. NHL Center Ice is an add-on package you’ll need to consume out-of-market NHL games. If you are within the U.S. and want to enjoy the games online you would need a subscription but you can find the games on the ESPN+. This package is  the ultimate NHL extravaganza as it includes over 50 exclusive games on top of all other games included in NHL Center Ice.

If you want to watch local NHL games on TV, you can do so on ABC, ESPN, NHL Network, and TNT. If you prefer to stream your hockey fix, you do need a fast internet connection and a streaming platform to enjoy these fixtures. As aforementioned, you can find out-of-market games on ESPN+ within the U.S. Spectrum is a good contender for streaming to go with NHL games – simply because of the ease of access and flexibility it offers. Get contract-free internet plans with speeds up to 1 Gig, and unlimited data allowance to really get into the perfect game experience with NHL.

 

National Basketball Association (NBA)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is not just a professional basketball league but one that everyone across the U.S. identifies with. It is made up of 30 teams and is the biggest basketball league in the entire world, with great games and players that are the talk of the town.

As the NBA season kicks off this year, the concerns are the same as every year – where to enjoy those magical games?  Luckily, there is a simple solution to this question. If you are a TV enthusiast, you can enjoy the live and exclusive transmission bought to you on the regional TV networks in your area. These, of course, include NBA TV, TNT, ESPN, and ABC.

However, if you are out-of-market getting a hold of these NBA games can be slightly more challenging. There are not many platforms that offer the NBA out-of-market games which makes this all the more tricky. Even so, thanks to the NBA League Pass, you can now enjoy all your favorite NBA games even out-of-market. The subscription is available in two tiers ― with and  without ads, and on one or two devices ― but it lasts the entire season so it really is a one-time investment. Once you have the subscription, you can stream on any device of your choosing to truly immerse in the game of hoop and ball as much as you can.

With streaming one of the best options for NBA games, you can go for Xfinity or Cox internet service. These providers not only promise to bring you high-speed internet but also quite a number of perks to make your time worthwhile. The Cox Contour experience is one to remember with intuitive technology at extremely market-competitive rates.

 

Conclusion

Missing your favorite sports season of the year because you are relocating for work or other reasons can be very frustrating. However, thanks to all the elite streaming platforms and services, you no longer have to miss out-of-market games.  Simply do a little research on the league and what streaming services are offering the games and get a subscription.

Of course, you would need a sturdy and dependable internet provider to enjoy seamless streaming. Thanks to Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, AT&T, and DIRECTV STREAM, you can rely on fast internet speed that not only improves the performance of your network but also brings you an excellent streaming experience.

 

FAQs

 

1. What are the best internet services for streaming out-of-market games?

 There are many internet service providers in the U.S., however, Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and AT&T manage to stand out as industry leaders for top-notch services and high-speed internet. For more information or to check the availability in your area, please call us at 1-855-349-9328.

 

2. What out-of-market games can I watch on ESPN+?

ESPN+ is that allows users to an exclusive sports streaming service watch many premium leagues and special games. All out-of-market NHL games are available. All major college sports games are also included. For more info call 1-855-349-9328.