The IAAF World Championships are quadrennial track and field competitions that take place in various locations around the world. In 2017, they will take place in London, England. The games start on August 4th and continue until August 13th. The events include the normal ones you would expect, and many records have been set and broken there.
Started in 1983, this competition was designed to give track and field competitors their own games and is often a feeder for the Olympic games. Since then, the US has dominated 11 of the previous 15 games in medal count. Other winners include East Germany, Russia, and Kenya. Russia is indefinitely banned from official competition because of their aggression.
Now, we will take a look at how to watch these games. If you are traveling outside the US or UK, be sure to connect to a VPN to watch.
Using NBC Sports Gold to stream the Championships
NBC Sports Gold is the way to watch your favorite sport without the need for a cable or satellite subscription. It does not go with a single event, but a group of events. You pay a flat amount for a “pass” in each category, and the passes last for a set period of time. Be sure to check the website for lengths. The categories are cycling, pro motocross, track and field, and rugby. Prices start at $39.99 for the cycling package, and can be $69.99 for the track and field pass.
Devices you can view the different packages may vary. However, all can be watched on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Mac, and Windows. Check the website for additional devices that can be used with your pass. Roku can be used with some of them.
Use Sling TV to stream the IAAF World Championships
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. The games will be shown on NBCSN, so you’ll need the Blue package for $25 a month. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using FuboTV to watch the IAAF World Championships
FuboTV is a popular streaming service that primarily targets sports fans. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. That includes channels like NBCSN, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. As with Sling TV, you are allowed to use the login information from your account to access the apps of the channels you have subscribed to. Sign up for their 7-day free trial to get started.
The service may be enjoyed on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Be aware that the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time. However, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR so you can re-watch the event or save it for later.
Use PlayStation Vue to watch IAAF World Championships
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $30 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the event.
Using DirecTV Now to stream IAAF World Championships
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you miss part of the games.
Use BBC iPlayer to watch the IAAF World Championships
For residents of the UK, the BBC iPlayer is the outlet for the multiple TV and music channels of the British Broadcasting Company. While watching, you can enjoy live TV or catch up with the service. If you are in the UK, you need to make sure you have a TV license to watch this or anything else. If you are traveling outside the UK, you will need to use a VPN to connect to a server there.
The service is free for residents and can be enjoyed on Roku, Xbox, Wii U, PlayStation 3&4, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Because of the number of platforms, be sure to check specifics on the iPlayer website for the other devices that are supported.