This article is dedicated to all the Formula 1 racing fans. In this post, I will show you step-by-step instructions to watch F1 on Firestick.
Formula 1 has managed to maintain its dominance in the auto-racing motorsport for the past several decades. It is governed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) association, making F1 the highest class of single-seater auto racing.
This year’s Formula 1 season will commence on 15th March, then conclude on 29th November. In between these dates, 22 Grands Prix will take place, which is recorded to be the longest season in F1’s history.
Once again, we expect to see Lewis Hamilton defend his title of ‘World Driver’s Champion,’ as well as Mercedes being the ‘World Constructors’ Champion’ for the seventh time.
For Firestick users who have recently opted out of the standard cable TV subscription, we have carefully curated this guide to watching Formula 1 live on Firestick. It will also work for other Fire TV devices, including Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition Smart TVs.
How to Watch Formula 1 on Firestick?
ESPN is the official broadcaster of Formula 1 races in the United States until 2022. They will air all 22 races of 2020 Formula One season, and it will be a commercial-free broadcast. There are several live TV streaming clients that offer live broadcasts of the ESPN channels. To help you watch F1 on Firestick, we will briefly discuss each of them below.
ESPN for Fire TV
The ESPN for Fire TV app gives you access to live sports and on-demand ESPN shows, as well as news, analysis, replays, and highlights of sports events.
You can watch F1 live on the ESPN or ESPNEWS channel by signing in to the ESPN app with your existing television provider. Unfortunately, those who don’t have an active cable TV subscription won’t be able to stream live ESPN channels via the app.
ESPN+ is a separate subscription for cord-cutters, which is home to live exclusive sports events and on-demand content. However, it doesn’t offer F1 streams, making it an impractical solution for cord-cutters.
But, you can log in with your Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV account to stream ESPN on Firestick.
F1 is Streaming on ABC
Some of the practice and qualifying F1 race events will be broadcasted on ABC as well. You can stream the ABC channel live on Firestick with the official ABC app.
Just like the ESPN app, ABC requires viewers to log in with a TV provider for streaming the ABC channel live. Those who have recently switched to internet television services can also sign in to the ABC app with Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV.
Sling TV has F1 Live Stream
Sling is one of the most affordable live TV streaming solutions in the market. It offers a wide variety of channels, on-demand content library, and features at a relatively lower price compared to the competition.
The basic Sling Orange plan has ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3, which confirms your access to almost all the qualifying and main Formula 1 races, as well as Pit Lane Live and On the Grid events.
You also get 29 other channels such as A&E, AMC, CNN, TBS, Comedy Central, Disney, History, and many more. The $30 monthly subscription price provides exceptional value. If you want more channels, then the Sling Orange & Blue plan ($45/month), and Sling Extras (add-ons) got you covered.
If you want to tune in to additional practice and qualifying Formula 1 races, then paying for the Sports Extra ($10/mo) add-on will get you ESPNEWS and additional sports channels, including ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Bases Loaded, Longhorn Network, NHL Network, etc.
With the Sling subscription, you can even record F1 matches and other shows for up to 10 hours. The Cloud DVR Plus ($5/month) Sling Extra gives you 40 additional hours for DVR recording, which is enough for recording F1 races and post-race highlights.
Although Sling provides streams on up to three devices at the same time, Sling Orange channels, including ESPN can be viewed on a single device only.
At the time of this writing, Sling is also giving away a $10 discount on the first month of subscription. You can head over to sling.com for more details.
Watch Formula 1 on YouTube TV
YouTube TV’s $49.99 monthly subscription gives you complete access to 70+ channels, making it the best live TV streaming service as of now.
Besides channels such as ABC, AMC, CBS, CW, CNN, FX, Cartoon Network, Disney, and BBC America, YouTube TV also covers a variety of sports channels. ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN SEC Network, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports, NBCSN, MLB Network, NBA TV, and many more are included in the channel catalog.
As you can already guess, YouTube TV has a full coverage of F1 matches. You can even watch archived F1 games on-demand, which is excellent news for Formula 1 fans.
In case you can’t catch up on the live F1 race, you can set a schedule and record them in your absence, then watch it later. YouTube TV offers unlimited DVR storage, and all of your recordings will be stored for nine months.
When you watch YouTube TV on your Firestick, you have the option to stream on two additional devices simultaneously. If anyone else watches F1 in your family or friend zone, you can share your YouTube TV membership with up to six people.
Watch F1 on FireStick with Hulu Live TV
Hulu’s standalone live TV plan is another solution for F1 fans to watch live F1 races on Firestick. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNEWS are three of the 65+ channels you are probably looking forward to watching live on Hulu for F1 races.
In general, Hulu’s selection of live entertainment and sports channels is reasonably large. With the addition of F1 events, Hulu widely covers NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA, and EPL games on its selection of sports channels.
Hulu’s 50 hours of default cloud DVR storage is definitely a significant upgrade from Sling’s 10 hours DVR storage. The Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on ($9.99/mo) unlocks 150 extra hours, giving you a total of 200 hours for DVR recording.
Hulu Live TV will cost you $54.99 per month, and you will also have full access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming library (ad-supported). If your TV watching habits exceed your F1 addictions, then Hulu’s all-in-one channel catalog is more than enough to fulfill your needs.
How Can I Watch Formula 1 Outside of the United States?
Alongside ESPN in the United States, Formula 1 is also broadcasted on other sports channels across several different regions. Here are some examples:
- FOX Sports (Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan)
- Spark Sport (New Zealand)
- TSN, RDS (Canada)
- Sky Sports, C4 (United Kingdom)
- Star Sports (Indian subcontinent)
- Shanghai TV (China)
- RTL Germany (Germany)
Despite F1’s worldwide coverage, some of the channels mentioned here don’t have its standalone streaming service for Firestick or other streaming devices. Due to geo-restrictions, Firestick users can’t also access the streaming services that are exclusively accessible in the United States.
It is possible to bypass the geo-restrictions using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. With a VPN service, you can connect to a privately hosted server in the United States (or other countries), which will not only mask your real IP address but also virtually change your location in the US. After that, you can access all the live TV streaming services that cover F1 races in the United States
Formula 1 2020 Schedule
If you haven’t checked out on the F1 2020 schedule yet, here’s a detailed schedule for you up until the Monaco Grand Prix.
|GP||Track||Date & Time||Where to Watch|
|Australian Grand Prix||Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit||Mar 15, 1:10 AM||ESPN|
|Bahrain Grand Prix||Bahrain International Circuit||Mar 22, 11:10 AM||ESPN2|
|Vietnamese Grand Prix||Hanoi Street Circuit||Apr 5, 3:10 AM||ESPN2|
|Dutch Grand Prix||Circuit Park Zandvoort||May 3, 9:10 AM||ESPN2|
|Spanish Grand Prix||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya||May 10, 9:10 AM||ESPN2|
|Monaco Grand Prix||Circuit de Monaco||May 24, 9:10 AM||ESPN|
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In this guide, we have shown you a few legitimate streaming services that will give you access to live coverage of F1 on Firestick. All the services we have mentioned in this guide are available to download on the Amazon App Store. If you have any questions regarding the availability of the services or channels in your region, feel free to ask us about it in the comments below.