These Streaming Platforms Are Perfect For Sports Fans
13 March 2024


These Streaming Platforms Are Perfect For Sports Fans

From the English Premier League to Spanish La Liga soccer, to rugby and even motorsport, these platforms feature all the sports action you need.

Sport has created some of South Africa’s proudest moments and with streaming growing in popularity, it’s become more accessible than ever. Unfortunately, not everyone streams their sport from legitimate sources, which besides being punishable by law, is often not as easy to come by as people may think. 

We list four cost-effective streaming services that allow you to stream your favourite sports seamlessly and without any delays or lag. 

Showmax Premier League 

Showmax revamped its platform recently, switching to the streaming tools used by popular American streaming service Peacock TV. To go with the revamps, Showmax now offers a package that allows fans to livestream every English Premier League match. 

The service also has Premier League highlights packages and other competition-related content. This package is only available for mobile devices and can’t be streamed on smart TVs or gaming consoles. 

Price: R69 per month 

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DSTV Stream Compact and Compact+  

For decades DStv was the service to have when you wanted to watch sports. Its satellite packages set the standard, giving SA viewers access to almost every popular sport. 

But DStv has now moved over to streaming services and offers two budget options called Compact and Compact+. Both packages cover the best local and international soccer leagues. However, they differ in which TV shows and channels they offer. 

Prices: R399 (Compact) per month; R549 (Compact+) per month 

DStv Stream Premium 

If Compact and Compact+ are the budget options, then premium, as the name suggests, is the package that will make all your sports viewing dreams come true. This package offers coverage of all of Mzansi’s favourite sports, including soccer, rugby, cricket, golf, and even motorsport. This sports offering is among 135+ channels of other content and if you want even more, you can add Showmax to your package at no extra cost. 

Price: R799 

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