How to Watch the French Open Live Online Without Cable 2017

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The 2017 French Open is underway, and watching a legal live stream without cable has never been easier.

With more and more people cutting the cable cord, there has been a recent rise in companies offering over-the-top, subscription-based streaming services that allow you to watch a handful of channels for a monthly fee. The hardest part of watching sports online is now picking the right service.

For this year’s French Open, which runs through June 11, coverage in the United States will be on NBC, NBC Sports Network and the Tennis Channel. You can click here for NBC’s broadcast schedule, and here for the Tennis Channel’s.

The best option for watching all of the action from Roland Garros is DirecTV Now, though Sling TV and Fubo TV offer solid alternatives.

It’s important to note that for all streaming services, NBC will only be live in certain markets. You can click here to see if it’s available in your area with DirecTV Now, here to see if it’s available in your area with Sling TV, or here to see if it’s available in your area with Fubo TV.

Here’s a complete rundown of your live streaming options:


The Complete Package: DirecTV Now

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If you want a live stream of all the French Open channels in one package, your best option is DirecTV Now’s Just Right bundle.

Here’s a rundown of the package:

French Open Channels Included: Tennis Channel, NBC (live in certain markets. You can click here to see if it’s available in your area), NBC Sports Network

Total Channels Included: 80-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $50 per month

Extras: Watch on two different devices at the same time; No DVR

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2. Click on “Start your free trial now” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. The “Live a Little” bundle will include NBC and NBC Sports Network, while the “Just Right” bundle adds the Tennis Channel to that

4. Enter your payment information. The “Live a Little” package costs $35 per month, and the “Just Right” package is $50 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching on your desktop. You can also watch via the DirecTV Now, which is available via a handful of different mobile or streaming devices. You can click here for the complete list of compatible devices


The Cheapest Option: Sling TV

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While the Tennis Channel will have daily coverage from Roland Garros, NBC or NBC Sports Network will have coverage of the biggest matches on both the men’s and women’s sides. If you’re only interested in the latter, and don’t want to spend a lot of money, Sling TV is going to be the way to go.

NBC and NBC Sports Network are both included in Sling’s “Blue” bundle for $25 per month.

Here’s a complete rundown:

French Open Channels Included: NBC (live in certain markets. You can click here to see if it’s available in your area), NBC Sports Network

strong>Total Channels Included: 40-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $25 per month

Extras: Watch on three different devices at once (with Sling Orange, it’s one device. With Sling Orange+Blue, it’s four different devices); 50 hours of cloud DVR is $5 per month extra

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the Sling TV website

2. Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. “Sling Blue” includes both NBC and NBC Sports Network

4. Enter your payment information. The “Sling Blue” package costs $25 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Download the Sling app on your computer or mobile device and begin watching TV. If you’re interested in watching Sling TV on a mobile or streaming device, you can do so via their app, which is free to download. You can click here for a full list of compatible devices


A New Option: Fubo TV

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If you’ve already tried out some of the other streaming services and are looking to test out a new product, Fubo TV is an interesting option. Like Sling TV, it doesn’t include the Tennis Channel but does offer NBC and NBC Sports Network, so you’ll get to watch a good portion of the French Open.

Though it’s more expensive than Sling’s “Blue” package, Fubo TV is only $35 per month, has a DVR feature at no extra cost and offers a mostly sports-based channel lineup. It includes NBA TV, Golf Channel, Big Ten Network, Fox Soccer Plus and all 10 of the beIN Sports networks. Moreover, if you’re at a computer, you’ll also have the opportunity to watch TV right in your Internet browser without having to download a desktop app. And lastly, the service allows you to sign in using your Facebook or Google account — a nice perk that not all services offer.

Here’s the rundown of Fubo TV’s bundle:

French Open Channels Included: NBC (live in certain markets. You can click here to see if it’s available in your area), NBC Sports Network

Total Channels Included: 58 (You can find the complete channel list here)

Price: $34.99 per month

Extras: Watch on two different devices at once; three DVR spots for free

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to sign up and launch your free trial. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial ends, you won’t be charged.

2. If you’re on a computer, you can start watching TV right away in your Internet browser without having to download a desktop app. If you’re on a mobile device, download the Fubo app.

Click here to download the app in the iTunes App Store

Click here to download the app in the Google Play Store

Full list of compatible devices can be found here