Bleacher Report Live sports streaming review 2020: Product, price and features
Soccer and lacrosse fans alike can find a common, safe space in this streaming service.
If you’re a fan of less mainstream sports like field hockey and lacrosse — but are also looking for soccer or NBA League Pass action — you might find a home streaming Bleacher Report Live. It offers live broadcasts of every game and match, but the confusing design of the app makes it tough to navigate.
What's in this review?
- Pros and cons
- What sports does Bleacher Report Live feature?
- What features does Bleacher Report Live offer?
- What devices are compatible with Bleacher Report Live?
- How much does Bleacher Report Live cost?
- What can I watch with Bleacher Report Live?
- What Internet speeds does Bleacher Report Live recommend?
- Compare streaming services
- Frequently asked questions
Pros and cons
- Replays. Catch replays 24-hours after a live event airs.
- Seamless switch. Toggle between two games and devices without losing your place.
- Free events. Some content, like the NCAA Championships and The Dan Patrick Show, are free with an account.
- Free previews. Every video includes a five-minute preview—whether or not it’s live.
- Commercials. You’re streaming live TV, so you’ll always watch ads.
- Messy interface. Customers mentioned interface and audio issues, making streaming confusing and difficult.
- Free content is only included with Live Passes. If you choose to buy a single event— you don’t have access to any free content. No talk shows, no NCAA Championships, nada.
What sports does Bleacher Report Live feature?
A Bleacher Report Live “Live Pass” offers live and on-demand coverage of soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, polo, arm wrestling and MMA.
NBA coverage and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) events are not included with a “Live Pass”, but they are offered as pay-per-view options.
What features does Bleacher Report Live offer?
Pay-as-you-go or subscribe — either way, you’ll get access to live games and some useful features.
When you arrive on the homepage, Bleacher Report Live asks if you hate spoilers. Say yes to hide scores and game outcomes and view all videos from the beginning. This option can be toggled on and off at any time, but it’s saved across devices if you create an account.
NBA League Pass
Add an NBA League Pass to your subscription for $28.99 more monthly. Or skip the entire pass and purchase the basketball games you want to watch for $6.99 each.
If you’re only interested in one game, match or event, watch it for $2.99 without a subscription.
Ways to Catch
If Bleacher Report Live doesn’t have the rights to the game you want to watch, this feature shows you where the best place to watch it is. It’s free, but only available on an app or desktop.
What devices are compatible with Bleacher Report Live?
Watch live sports from a selection of mobile, streaming and gaming devices.
Smart TV devices
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- iOS (iPhone and iPad)
- Android (phone and tablet)
Streaming and Gaming devices:
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Xbox One
How much does Bleacher Report Live cost?
Free content is available without a subscription, but it’s limited to certain programs and events. You can also purchase a la carte events or a subscription if you’re looking for more content. Whichever way you choose to watch, you need an account to begin.
|Single event||$2.99 an event|
|Live Pass monthly subscription||$9.99 monthly|
|Live Pass annual subscription||$79.99 annually|
What can I watch with Bleacher Report Live?
In addition to live lacrosse, field hockey, fighting and polo matches, you have access to particular free content such as replays of talk shows like The Dan Patrick Show, The Rich Eisen Show as well as the NCAA Championships and the ONE Championship. Some of the leagues you can watch live coverage of include:
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- Xtreme Polo League
- World Armwrestling League
- International Field Hockey
- National Lacrosse League
You can personalize the content that pops up by following your favorite leagues and teams.
What Internet speeds does Bleacher Report Live recommend?
To watch the live content from Bleacher Report Live, an Internet speed of at least 3Mbps is recommended.
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Frequently asked questions
Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.
At the moment, Bleacher Report Live only offers certain niche sports like polo and field hockey, so it’s not the best sports streaming option if you’re trying to watch live football or baseball games. And despite live games being its main selling point, they’re still subject to market blackouts. If you’re an obscure sports fan or want to stream the NCAA Championships for free, this could be a fit. But overall, if you’re interested in more common sports, a $4.99 a month ESPN+ subscription is more ideal.