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Winter X Games Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Ready for the 2016 Winter X Games? We'll show you how to watch the Winter X Games live stream, even without cable TV - learn how to watch online! 


The Winter X Games begin on January 26th and the weekend-long event will feature some of the most talented athletes competing in Aspen, Colorado. ESPN hosts much of the event and there will be several options to watch a Winter X Games live stream. We’ll show you exactly how to watch the Winter X Games online in the guide below.

The Winter X Games includes will feature exciting contests like the SuperPipe, Big Air, and Slopestyle events. It is always an exciting weekend for extreme sports fans and this year looks to be another high-flying and exhilarating X Games. Below is a guide with all of the details for the best ways to legally watch the Winter X Games online.


DIRECTV NOW Offers Winter X Games Live Stream on ESPN Networks

Best Choice
$40 - $75
64 - 99

DIRECTV NOW is a new streaming service that acts as an alternative to cable TV. With DIRECTV NOW, you get many of the same pay TV channels you love, but they’re streamed over your internet connection to your TV (using Apple TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast), smart phone, tablet, or PC. There’s no contract, and you don’t need a satellite or anything, just an internet connection.

DIRECTV NOW starts at $35 a month, and the basic package includes over 60 channels, including ESPN, which is home to the Winter X Games. Our DIRECTV NOW review has more info on the service.

Click here to try DIRECTV NOW free for 7 days and watch the Winter X Games online free this weekend.


Sling TV Subscribers Can Watch the Winter X Games Online – LIVE

$25 - $40
26 - 58

Sling TV is definitely a great option to watch the Winter X Games live stream over the weekend. It is a streaming service launched in 2015 as a strong cable alternative by Dish Network. Much of the X Games will be available to watch for Sling TV subscribers. ESPN, ESPN3, and ABC will broadcast all of the events and Sling TV provides its users access to all of these channels. Check out our review of Sling TV here.

Sling TV’s basic package features more than 30 popular cable channels in its basic package, and you can stream on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox, phones and tablets, and your PC. Without a cable package, these channels like TBS, TNT, ESPN, and ESPN2 are almost impossible to access, but are included in the beginning package on Sling TV. ABC simulcasts its coverage to ESPN3, which is also available in the Sling TV basic Orange package.

I personally recommend taking advantage of Sling TV’s brand new limited-time offer where you get a free Roku device when you subscribe for one month of service. With a Roku, you’ll be able to enjoy the Winter X Games live stream directly from your TV!

You can test Sling TV for free with a 7-day free trial. You can even time it right and watch ESPN online free so you can watch the X Games online for free with the trial.


XGames.com Will Stream Certain Events

This year is a little different for Winter X Games streaming coverage. In previous years, ESPN’s family of networks covered all of the events, but this year XGames.com will be covering some action that isn’t on ESPN or its affiliated networks. Each day, XGames.com will have a few hours of coverage of the Winter X Games, and it should be free for everyone to stream. You can see the full Winter X Games TV schedule at the end of this article for more info.


Full Winter X Games Streaming Schedule

Live stream for ESPN and ABC/ESPN3: DIRECTV NOW (7-day free trial) or Sling TV (7-day free trial)

Thursday, January 26:
1:30-2:30 p.m. ET – Special Olympics Unified Snowboard Final (XGames.com)
2:30-4 p.m. ET – Men’s Ski Slopestyle Qualified (XGames.com)

4-5:30 p.m. ET – SnoCross Adaptive/Lead-in to SnoCross (XGames.com)

10-Midnight ET – Women’s Snowboard Big Air and Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (ESPN)

Friday, January 27:


3-5:30 p.m. ET – Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifier (XGames.com)

4:30-5:30 p.m. ET – Snow BikeCross Round 1 & Final (XGames.com)

8:30-9:30 p.m. ET- Women’s Ski SuperPipe Final (XGames.com)

10:30-12:30 a.m. ET – Men’s Ski SuperPipe and Men’s Snowboard Big Air Final (ESPN)

Saturday, January 28:

1:00-6:00 p.m. ET – Men’s & Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final/Snowmobile Freestyle Final (ABC/ESPN3)


6:15-11 p.m. ET – Men’s & Women’s Ski Big Air Final/Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (ESPN)

Sunday, January 29

12:00-5:00 p.m. ET – Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final/Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final/Snowmobile Best Trick Final (ESPN)

Saturday, February 4

1:00-4:00 p.m. ET – X Games: Anthology (ABC/ESPN3)


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