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X Games Minneapolis 2018 begins runs from July 19th through 22nd, 2018. With an array of exciting events lined up, including BMX, Moto X, skateboarding and more, the X Games is always a great time. Featuring the best extreme sports athletes from all over the world, and both male and female, the X Games is the pinnacle of competition in the extreme sports world. If you’d like to catch the X Games live stream, keep reading for your options.
Thankfully, it’s now possible to watch the X Games online, even if you don’t have cable TV! Gone are the days of needing an expensive cable subscription in order to enjoy the best of TV – today, there are several services that will let you watch X Games streaming from home – we’ll go over the details below!
Access X Games Streaming via DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is a great new streaming service that makes it easy to stream X Games coverage live, while also enjoying the latest news, TV shows, movies and more. The service costs $35 a month for 60+ channels, which includes ESPN and ABC (select areas).
With DIRECTV NOW, you can watch X Games on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, mobile devices, and more. There’s no contract required, and the service is quite easy to use. Check out our detailed DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.
DIRECTV NOW’s free 7-day trial is a great way to get the X Games live stream free this week!
Enjoy X Games Live Stream with Sling TV
Sling TV will is another good way to watch Summer X Games online. This live streaming service is changing the way people watch TV by providing the best TV channels for just $20 a month, without a cable subscription or long-term contract. You can stream Sling TV on a wide variety of devices, like computers, smart TVs, mobile phones and streaming devices.
While cable’s ESPN will be covering the action, you will be able to catch all of the action on Sling TV, a new streaming service from Dish Network that offers live streams of ESPN and about 30 other popular cable channels like AMC, TNT, and HGTV for just $20 per month, no commitment required.
Enjoy X Games Minneapolis Streaming with PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue will provide another great way to watch X Games online during X Games 2018. This live streaming service is similar to Sling TV, in that it provides its customers with direct, live access to many popular TV channels. You can use Vue on your PS3 or PS4, or on Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or iOS devices.
Vue offers a few different packages, but even their most basic package is $40 a month and includes access to ESPN and ESPN2. Since these two channels will be hosting the vast majority of X Games coverage, you’ll be able to use Vue to watch X Games streaming at your leisure.
Watch Select X Games Coverage for Free with an Antenna
The majority of X Games coverage will be on ESPN and ESPN3 (ESPN’s web-only channel you can watch through the WatchESPN app). However, ABC will cover a few hours of the X Games. This coverage is free to anyone who has an antenna. If you don’t have an antenna, we always recommend the Mohu Leaf.
If you can’t get ABC for some reason, you have the option of watching all of the network’s live coverage on ESPN3 through the WatchESPN app.
Can’t get Enough X Games Action? Check out Additional Digital Coverage Details.
In addition to the X Games live stream on Sling TV, there will be bonus coverage of the event at XGames.com. The website will offer some video clips of competition runs, and each night following the ESPN primetime broadcast, it will air X Games Extra presented by Skype. Hosted by pro snowboarder Jack Mitrani, X Games Extra is a post-game show where fans get the unique opportunity to interact with popular X Games athletes over Skype. You can also follow the X Games on Facebook.
What Channel is the X Games On?
Looking for the X-Games channel for 2018? The action will take place on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3, with ABC also picking up one event. You can watch ESPN online (+ ESPN2 and ESPN3) and get the ABC live stream from a service called DIRECTV NOW (which offers a free 7-day trial). See the official X Games schedule for more details.