How to Watch Live Sports Events With an Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular and affordable streaming device that allows you to access various streaming apps and services right on your TV. With a Fire TV Stick, you can not only watch movies and TV shows, but also live sports events from major sports leagues and networks. Here is a guide on how to watch live sports with a Fire TV Stick.

Get a Fire TV Stick

The first step is obviously to get an Amazon Fire TV Stick. There are a few different models to choose from:

  • Fire TV Stick Lite – $29.99
  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen) – $39.99
  • Fire TV Stick 4K – $49.99

The 4K model is recommended if you have a 4K TV, but the HD models will also work fine. The Lite version is more affordable but does not come with TV controls on the remote.

Install Sports Apps

Once you have a Fire TV Stick, you need to install sports apps in order to watch live events. Here are some of the most popular sports apps available:


The ESPN app provides live streams from ESPN’s family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network, and more. You can watch live sports and shows without needing a cable subscription by signing in with your TV provider credentials.

CBS Sports

The CBS Sports app offers live streams of sports events airing on CBS such as NFL games, March Madness, PGA Tour, and college football. You can access live content by authenticating with a TV provider.

FOX Sports

FOX Sports provides live streams for a wide variety of sports airing on FOX networks such as NFL, MLB, NASCAR, soccer, college football, and more. You can use your TV credentials to unlock live content.

NBC Sports

With the NBC Sports app, you can live stream NBC Sports Network as well as NBC’s coverage of sports like NFL Sunday Night Football, NASCAR, Premier League soccer, and the Olympics. TV provider sign-in is needed to access live content.


While not free, FuboTV is a sports-focused live TV streaming service with packages starting at $69.99 per month. It includes major sports networks like NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and more.

Use a VPN

Some sports streaming apps may have certain blackout restrictions based on your location. Using a VPN can help you bypass location restrictions to stream live sports anywhere. Some good VPNs for Fire TV include ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark.

Watch With an Antenna

If you connect an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to your Fire TV Stick via USB, you can watch local live sports from broadcast networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX for free. Just scan for channels once the antenna is connected.

Use Free Streaming Sites

There are also various free sports streaming sites you can access on the Fire TV Stick web browser such as Crackstreams. However, free streaming sites are not always reliable and can pose potential security risks. Use them at your own discretion.

Get a Streaming Service

Major live TV streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and DirecTV Stream offer a wide selection of sports channels. While not free, you get reliable streams and extra features. Prices start around $35 a month.

Use Screen Mirroring

If the app you want to watch sports through isn’t available on Fire TV, you can use screen mirroring to project your mobile device’s display onto your TV. This lets you watch sports apps from your phone or tablet on the big screen.

Connect a Laptop

Similarly, you can use an HDMI cable to connect your Windows or Mac laptop to your TV through the Fire TV Stick. Open any sports streaming site or app on your laptop and it will be displayed on your TV allowing you to watch live events.

Listen on the Radio

If you just want to listen to live commentary of a sports event without watching, you can use the TuneIn Radio app for Fire TV to access live radio streams from stations around the world covering different sports.

Use Alexa

With any Fire TV device, you can use Alexa voice commands to easily open sports apps, search for live games, control playback, and more hands-free. Just press the microphone button on your remote to get started.

Set Up Multiple Streams

One useful Fire TV feature is the ability to watch multiple live streams simultaneously on the same screen using the “Picture in Picture” mode. You can watch two games at once or keep an eye on two channels.

So in summary, with a Fire TV Stick you have plenty of options to watch live sports – from free apps and sites to paid services. Combining streaming apps with a VPN and OTA antenna gives you the most flexibility to watch sports events live on your TV. The Fire TV Stick makes it easy to access everything conveniently in one place.