Live sports streaming is a popular way teen sports fans use their mobile phone devices. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) conducted a Sports and Technology Study about viewing live sports among sports fans. CEA learned that 32 percent of sports fans showed an interest in using their mobile devices to stream live sports.
Steve Koenig, senior director of market research at CEA says, “The experience of being a sports fan has never been better thanks to the vast array of technologies and platforms delivering sports content today. Sports fans not only enjoy watching games via mobile platforms, they say they’re willing to pay for more dynamic, mobile accessible sports content.”
A mobile phone can easily access hundreds of sports streaming sites available on the Internet. The best live sports sites offer free sports streaming, low number of ads and a variety of sports. Baseball and basketball are two of the sports that sports fans enjoy watching.
“The reason why baseball is skewing so young today and getting so big today is our fans are enjoying their game on a phone, on a mobile device,” said MLB’s president of business and media, Bob Bowman. “That’s where all the eyeballs are. That’s what advertisers know.”
Major League Baseball (MLB) offers a live sports streaming video app that’s separated from the TV bundle to millennial audience that loves to use their mobile phones to watch sporting events. Fans can pay about $85 each year to watch all their favorite baseball team’s games. Alternatively, they can pay $110 annually for a league wide package. Subscribers can use a broadband connection to watch these events on their Smartphone or on television through Roku.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) streams live sports on virtual reality (VR) and mobile phones to broadcast basketball games to a larger audience. Fans have many choices when it comes to viewing their favorite teams and players.
For those without VR-optimized equipment, fans can view games wherever they are on their mobile phones. According to NBA Digital, people access 70 percent of their games through mobile phones. Today, more people view NBA games on mobile devices than they do on television.
The mobile sports stream is available to subscribers of the NBA League Pass, Team Pass and the single-game viewers. To use mobile live sports streaming, locate the “Mobile View” feature on the settings. The feature improves the stream on mobile phone devices, so that fans can concentrate on watching the game without technical interference.