Here’s How to Watch the XFL on Television
One of the most important differences this time around for the XFL is the massive television deal they secured across multiple stations. Football fans needing to get their professional football fix will not have to search how to figure out how to watch the XFL on TV. The XFL has deals with ABC (as in ABC and ESPN) and Fox (as in Fox and FS1). This means every single one of the XFL’s 40 regular season games and three postseason games will be televised on major sports channels.
Hopeful XFL fans only need to remember a handful of channels to ensure they know how to watch the XFL on TV. The following six channels will air all 40 Regular Season XFL games this season: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, and FS2. ABC will carry the bulk of the games (broadcasting 14) while Fox will hold 10 affairs, FS1 will be responsible for nine tilts, ESPN will handle four, ESPN2 is slotted in for a pair, and FS2 will broadcast the St. Louis vs. Tampa game on March 14th.
For watching the XFL come postseason time, it will be a FOX and ESPN affair. Fox will hold the XFL Eastern Conference Championship on Saturday April 18 at 3 p.m. eastern and then the following day the XFL Western Conference Championship will be on ESPN at 3 p.m. eastern. The winner of each of those two games will play one another in the XFL Championship on Sunday April 26, at 3 p.m. on ESPN.
Already Pulled the Plug? How to Watch and Stream the XFL
With all that being said, this is 2020! Maybe you have already pulled the plug and only watch your sports via streaming services. Well, if that is the case, the XFL has you covered with several options to work with. First and foremost, you can use the Fox Sports GO app to watch all games appearing on the Fox channels. For all games on the ABC/ESPN family, you can pay $4.99 a month to watch XFL games on ESPN+.
But those are piecemeal plans that rely on you having the Fox Sports GO app to watch all the games. The most cost–effective way to catch all the games is with Sling’s Orange+Blue package, which will only run you $45 a month whereas YouTube TV will give you more options in general while providing you all the games for $49.99.
After that is either the more expensive options or packages where you can catch some, but not all, of the games. Hulu users who have not already done so will need to upgrade to Hulu+ ($54.99 a month) in order to watch all the games, or, if they are satisfied with only watching some XFL games, they can choose the Hulu, Disney+ and ESON+ package for $12.99 a month. Note; this package limits fans to only the ABC and ESPN family of games.
The same problem holds true for FubuTV, which is both expensive ($59.99 a month) and does not cover all the bases (fans can only get the Fox family of games with this package). Also, if you have not pulled the plug and are a DirecTV user, you will find all the games streamed on AT&T Now, which is the DirecTV streaming service.
The XFL Television Schedule
Here is the XFL Schedule for those that already want to mark their calendars