Last Updated on September 23, 2020
In this article, we will show you How to Watch F1 on FireStick and Fire TV. Below we have listed some of the best streaming services which offer you to watch Formula 1 Live Stream on your Firestick. The streaming services listed here are also compatible with the 3rd-gen Fire TV pendant box, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, and Fire TV Edition soundbars.
Although motorsports aren’t as popular as regular sports events, Formula 1 is the most popular auto-racing championship since the 50s. It holds the highest class of prestige as far as single-seater auto-racing events go, and its governing body is none other than the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
The 2020 Formula 1 World Championship has seen major changes in schedule and postponements of anticipated Grand Prix events. However, its global cumulative viewership has seen a significant increase, thanks to the boost in online audiences.
Streaming services are now offering complete F1 coverage, as well as other sports events around the world. Many of you would like to know if it’s possible to stream Formula 1 games online, especially on a Firestick.
Whether you have a cable subscription or not, you can follow this guide to watch Formula 1 on Firestick. We have listed all the apps and services that are offering Formula 1 coverage on the Fire TV platform.
Last Updated on September 23, 2020
Watch F1 on Firestick in the United States
In the United States, major sports network ESPN made a multi-year deal with F1 in 2017. The majority of the Formula 1 coverage will be carried by ESPN and ESPN 2 channels, with select Grand Prix events simulcasted on ABC.
However, both channels would rely on Sky Sports’ coverage. Here are a few TV Everywhere apps and live TV services you can use to watch F1 on Firestick in the United States:
ESPN for Fire TV
ESPN for Fire TV offers the 24/7 ESPN channel stream, as well as ESPN’s flagship shows and news coverage on-demand. Since it is a TV Everywhere service, Firestick users will have to log in with their cable or satellite TV provider to get access to the ESPN channel stream.
Assuming that you do have a pay-TV subscription, you can enjoy every Formula 1 practice, qualifying, and the main race event with the ESPN for Fire TV app. You can log in with online live TV providers like YouTube TV, Sling, and Hulu as well.
Note that the standalone, subscription-based ESPN+ streaming service doesn’t offer Formula 1 content. So there’s no point to subscribe to the service unless you want other sports coverage.
Select free-to-air Formula 1 broadcasts will be available to watch on the ABC app since it offers the live ABC channel feed to pay-TV subscribers.
Similar to ESPN for Fire TV, you will have to log in to the ABC app with an active TV provider account. Unlike ESPN, ABC will only broadcast the main race event as a part of the free-to-air broadcasts. It won’t cover any practice and qualifying races.
The ESPN lineup of channels has recently made its debut on fuboTV, which is also quite popular among cord-cutters. With its $64.99 Family monthly plan, you get access to over 110+ channels, including ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, along with a vast catalog of sports and entertainment networks.
The Family plan also provides 250 hours of recording time and three simultaneous streams to the users. However, in case you don’t need more than one stream, you can pay for the $59.99 fubo Standard monthly plan instead, which offers the same set of channels and recording time.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu’s live TV subscription plan has 65+ channels to offer, with wider coverage of sports and news channels. As you may know this already, The Walt Disney Company owns a majority percentage of Hulu and ESPN, and Hulu’s live TV lineup does include all ESPN channels.
As ESPN is covering the broadcasts of every single Grand Prix in the United States, you can pay $54.99/month for the Hulu + Live TV subscription and enjoy F1 on Firestick.
If you want to record Formula 1 races to watch later, you can do it too with Hulu’s cloud DVR functionality. You get 50 hours of recording time by default, but you can increase it to 200 hours with the Enhanced Cloud DVR ($9.99/month) add-on.
As the Hulu + Live TV subscription plan includes Hulu’s default on-demand streaming library, you can watch Formula 1 documentaries, movies, and series on your Firestick in the meantime.
If you are trying to get the best Formula 1 coverage under a restricted budget, then Sling is the way to go. The $30 Sling Orange plan has ESPN and ESPN 2 in its 30+ channel lineup, and there are no limitations on F1 coverage.
It even includes ESPN 3, so it’s possible to log in to the ESPN for Fire TV app. You will get access to the live and on-demand F1 streams.
For more F1 coverage, you can pay for Sling’s Sports Extra ($10/month) add-on, which includes ESPNews and several other sports channels. ESPNews covers news and analysis of practice, qualifying, and main Formula 1 races, in case you are wondering.
Sling also provides up to 10 hours of cloud DVR storage, and the limit can be maxed out to 50 hours with the Cloud DVR Plus ($5/month) add-on.
One of the best online live TV providers in the United States is YouTube TV, offering 70+ premium channels under a $49.99 monthly subscription.
Fortunately, it does include ABC, ESPN, and ESPNews. You can expect a solid Formula 1 experience as YouTube TV broadcasts ESPN at 720p 60fps quality.
For 1080p streams, you also can log in to the ESPN for Fire TV app with your YouTube TV subscription, similar to Sling and Hulu.
YouTube TV offers past broadcasts of Formula One Grands Prix in its on-demand content library. You can also record as many races as you want with YouTube TV’s DVR feature since it offers unlimited cloud storage and saves your recordings for up to nine months.
Watch Formula 1 on Firestick in the United Kingdom
Sky Sports F1 has exclusive rights to broadcast every Formula 1 race in the United Kingdom until 2024, as well as in Ireland. Channel 4 will handle the free-to-air Formula 1 live broadcasts, including the Pirelli British Grand Prix and Emirates Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix from this season. All other races will be aired on Channel 4 as highlights.
If you have a Sky TV subscription, then you can log in to the Sky Go streaming service and access the Sky Sports F1 channel to watch Formula 1. However, Sky Go is not available for any Amazon Fire TV devices, let alone the Firestick.
Assuming that you have a TV license, you can still catch up with the free-to-air live F1 broadcasts and highlights on the All 4 app for Firestick, which offers the Channel 4 feed for free.
Watch Live F1 on Firestick in India
Star Sports is the official broadcaster of Formula 1 in India, which is also the most popular Indian sports channel. Indian Formula 1 fan can watch the upcoming practice, qualifying, and main race sessions on Star Sports channels.
Disney+ Hotstar streaming service does offer all the Star Sports channels, including Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 2, in high-definition. While Select 1 and Select 2 provide English commentary, other Star Sports channels provide commentaries in multiple regional languages.
With either a Disney+ Hotstar Premium (₹1499/year or ₹299/month) or Disney+ Hotstar VIP (₹399/year) subscription, you can have access to live Formula 1 coverage on Hotstar, as well other live sports and premium on-demand content in Full HD resolution.
Thanks to the rapid growth of online video streaming services, over-the-top live sports coverage, especially motorsports, has never been as accessible as now to those who use streaming devices for content consumption.
This guide mentions all the streaming services that offer Formula 1 live stream on Firestick. You can download and install them from the Amazon Appstore, but the availability of the service is subject to your geographic location.