There is plenty of sports action to find on Prime Video via a number of Prime Video sports channels, which cover a wide range of sports and include both live streaming sports action and original programming.
Prime Video sports channels allow subscribers to get access to major professional leagues like MLB, NBA, soccer (aka futbol) and the NFL, as well as some more niche sporting activities and events.
If you're looking to up your streaming game, here are our recommendations for some of the best Prime Video Channels for sports fans in both the US and UK.
The Discovery Plus channel on Prime Video gives subscribers access to a mass of Discovery Plus programming, including live sports action. Among the sports available through the Discovery Plus channel are tennis, motorsports, cycling, winter sports and even snooker.
Cost: $4.99 (ad-supported)/$6.99 (ad-free) per month in US, £6.99 per month in the UK
La Liga TV
LaLiga TV is the home of the top-flight Spanish football league in the UK. It's a dedicated channel run by broadcaster Premier Sports and plays host to a huge number of live La Liga games as well as daily news broadcasts and expert post-game analysis of one of the most exciting soccer leagues on the planet.
Cost: £7.99 per month in UK
MLB.TV gives subscribers as much baseball action as they can handle. With the Prime Video MLB.TV channel, baseball fans can watch live streams of games as well as on-demand replays of recently ended games. Subscribers can also personalize their MLB.TV channel, being sure to get easy access by picking their favorite team, so long as they are outside of their local market.
Cost: A seven-day free trial is available, after that MLB.TV channel on Prime Video costs $24.99 per month.
Sports is more than just traditional athletics, and Motortrend on-demand revs up engines and your pulse. This Prime Video Channel features on-demand motorsports from both car and bike series. Additionally, Motortrend offers original shows like its signature show Roadkill and popular classic motor TV series like American Chopper, Misfit Garage and Mythbusters.
Cost: After a seven-day free trial, Motortrend is available for $5 per month.
NBA League Pass
NBA League Pass is a subscription service that gives basketball fans ways to catch up with out-of-market NBA games. As a Prime Video channel, fans can catch up with their favorite teams or favorite players like LeBron James, Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum and more. NBA TV can also be included as part of the NBA League Pass.
Cost: A free trial is available of the NBA League Pass Prime Video channel, after which subscribers can chose between a Single Team Pass for $13.99 per month or and All Team Pass for $14.99 per month.
With the NBA playoffs currently underway, subscribers can add the NBA League Pass channel for $14.99 for the rest of the season.
NBA TV is a premium cable network, but Prime Video subscribers can access it either as a standalone add-on channel or as part of the NBA League Pass channel. With the NBA TV channel, Prime Video subscribers get access to all the programming that airs on NBA TV, which includes original programming and select live games for both the NBA and WNBA.
Cost: Prime Video can try NBA TV with a free trial, then it is $6.99 per month.
Paramount Plus has made some noise with its original series, but the streaming service also offers a number of live sports. With the Paramount Plus add-on, Prime Video subscribers can start to stream that live sports content, which includes US and international soccer and as well as CBS NFL coverage.
Cost: Users can try the Paramount Plus add-on as a free trial for seven days, after which it costs $9.99 per month (US) or £6.99 per month (UK).
Live sports on Prime Video
There are some live sports that Prime Video subscribers have access to without the need of an add-on channel. This includes the WNBA and the NFL's Thursday Night Football.
Why Prime Video Channels?
Prime Video Channels are subscriptions that give you special content to watch through the Prime Video app, Fire TV devices, Fire Tablets, or on Amazon's website. You can add and remove channels as you wish, and everything is managed through your Amazon account. There are no contracts or cancellation fees. The only requirement is that you have an Prime Video membership.
Sports fans will feel right at home in Prime Video Channels. There are many sports-related channels, including some of the top live sports available for streaming.
Having them all packed into Amazon makes things easy, especially if you use Fire TV devices for streaming. Just remember that Amazon has many channels, and you might find your unique sports interest covered, even if we don't list it here. Try out as many channels as you'd like, especially since you get a seven-day free trial when you first add a channel.
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.