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WHAT ARE MY BROADCAST/STREAMING OPTIONS FOR 2022?

Sporting KC matches can be viewed on the following platforms in 2022:

  • Sporting KC App: Free streams on the Sporting KC mobile app via Sporting One, a new video content feature, for viewers in-market
  • Club Website: Free streams on SportingKC.com/Live for viewers in-market
  • 38 the Spot: Linear TV broadcasts available free over-the-air or via cable and satellite providers in the Kansas City region
  • Connected TV Apps: Free streams for viewers in-market via Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Firestick CTV devices
  • ESPN+: Streams via subscription service for out-of-market viewers (also includes additional MLS and U.S. Open Cup matches)

WHO CAN ACCESS THE FREE STREAMS?

Anyone in Kansas or Missouri (excluding the St Louis area per MLS policy). Want to see if you qualify to access the free stream? Enter your ZIP Code and view your streaming options.

For the best experience, please access the stream on your personal WiFi network. If on mobile, make sure your app is up to date. If the problem persists, try turning off your mobile data (while still on wifi). To view which streaming options apply to your location, enter your ZIP Code here.

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WHAT IF I’M OUTSIDE THE FREE VIEWING AREA?

For locally broadcast matches, fans that are outside the KS and MO streaming area will be able to watch the matches with a paid subscription to ESPN+.

Need assistance with ESPN+? Click HERE to visit the ESPN+ Help Center.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ACCESS THE STREAM?

For the best experience, please access the stream on your personal WiFi network. If on mobile, make sure your app is up to date. If the problem persists, try turning off your mobile data (while still on wifi). To view which streaming options apply to your location, enter your ZIP Code here.

WHAT TIME WILL THE STREAM BEGIN?

Streaming for most regular season matches will begin roughly 30 minutes before kick-off with a pre-match show and usually followed by a 30 minute post-match show.

WILL THE STREAM BE SIMILAR TO TELEVISION BROADCASTS?

Yes, the online broadcast will be the same broadcast you’ll see on traditional local television.

ARE ALL MATCHES BEING STREAMED THIS SEASON?

All non-national broadcast matches will be streamed. Eight matches are scheduled to be nationally televised this year (four on FS1, two on ESPN and two on ABC) and two to be nationally televised on Univision’s Spanish-language channels (both matches on the Univision network – the club’s first two home matches on March 5 and March 26 – will also air locally on 38 The Spot and stream live in English on Twitter). You will be able to watch on the national broadcaster’s channel or app if you subscribe to their network.

WILL I BE ABLE TO WATCH MATCH REPLAYS?

Match replays will be available through the Sporting KC app. Match replays will be available to viewers in Kansas and Missouri (excluding the St. Louis area per MLS policy) until Sporting’s next locally broadcast match. For viewers outside the streaming area, replays will also be available on ESPN+.

HOW DO I STREAM MATCHES ON THE SPORTING KC APP?

Download the official app of Sporting KC and sign in with either your Seat Geek account or register with an email address. Then click on the “Watch” tab on the bottom navigation menu.

For the best experience, please access the stream on your personal WiFi network. If on mobile, make sure your app is up to date. If the problem persists, try turning off your mobile data (while still on wifi). To view which streaming options apply to your location, enter your ZIP Code here.

HOW DO I STREAM MATCHES ON SPORTINGKC.COM?

Visit www.SportingKC.com/Live on either your phone or a computer and enter your information to access the live stream.

For the best experience, please access the stream on your personal WiFi network. If on mobile, make sure your app is up to date. If the problem persists, try turning off your mobile data (while still on wifi). To view which streaming options apply to your location, enter your ZIP Code here.

IS THERE THE OPTION TO USE A CONNECTED TV APP?

Connected TV Apps that are available to stream matches through include Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Firestick. The streams via CTV will be available to fans that live in Kansas and Missouri (excluding the St. Louis area). To download these CTV apps on your TV, search "Sporting One" or "Sporting KC".

CAN I SCREEN MIRROR OR CAST A MATCH TO MY TV?

Yes, if your mobile device has screen mirroring functionality through Apple TV, casting through Chrome, etc., you will be able to screen mirror. Please see the videos below.

WHAT IF I AM LOCATED IN KANSAS OR MISSOURI (EXCLUDING ST. LOUIS) BUT THE STREAM SAYS "THIS BROADCAST IS NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA"?

We are mandated by the league to geoblock our streams to Kansas and Missouri (other than St. Louis) but geoblocking may have inconsistencies. This is in line with most geoblocking services country, state and city-wide. Viewers that are on cellular data or on the edges of geoblocked areas are more likely to get a false reaction than those located centrally to the geoblocked location (though it's still possible your IP reports are outside the designated zone). If you would like to check the location of your IP address please click HERE. We highly recommend accessing streams via home wifi or ethernet connection instead of on mobile/cellular data to avoid any false reactions.

As we continue to troubleshoot any geoblocking issues, we'd ask you share your feedback with us HERE.

IF I DON'T WANT TO STREAM THE MATCHES ONLINE, WHAT ARE MY OTHER VIEWING OPTIONS?

Sporting matches will be broadcast on local (free) television in the Kansas City metro on 38 The Spot. Use a digital TV antenna to access the broadcast. Enter your ZIP Code to see if you’re in the coverage area.

38 The Spot Channel Numbers
Provider
Standard Tier Channel
Digital Tier Channel
SPECTRUM
8
1230
COMCAST - Independence, MO
5
807
COMCAST - Olathe, KS
2
807
CONSOLIDATED
8
632
DISH NETWORK
38
41
DIRECT TV
38
38
AT&T U-VERSE
38
1038
MIDCO
15
615
SUDDENLINK - St. Joseph, MO
17
N/A
OVER-THE-AIR
38.1
38.1
GOOGLE FIBER
38
38

Having additional issues with the stream not listed above? Please fill out this form and our team will investigate the issue. We appreciate your feedback as we continue to improve the streaming experience for the 2022 season.