This tutorial will show you How to Watch PPV on Firestick or Fire TV using the best PPV services. The instructions provided here will also work on Amazon FireStick 4K, and Fire TV Cube.
Almost 40 years ago, a new monetization model was introduced in the world of pay television services, which is now called pay-per-view. Especially for premium sports content, all cable/satellite television providers still offer PPV purchases.
PPV has also transitioned into the mainstream streaming media, now that there are so many live and on-demand sports streaming services. Although PPV events are mostly on the expensive side to afford, millions of people pay for it to catch up boxing or MMA fights live on the big screen.
However, some streaming services haven’t properly integrated the pay-per-view model yet, due to the conflicts between event hosters and exclusive streaming rights. As a result, there are branches of PPV providers all over the place.
How to Watch PPV on FireStick
Since many of you prefer to use a dedicated streaming device (i.e., Amazon’s Fire TV) instead of a cable connection for media content consumption, we have prepared this guide to help you watch PPV on Firestick.
Watch PPV with ESPN+ on Firestick
Since its launch in 2018, Disney’s over-the-top sports streaming service ESPN+ has managed to garner over 7.6 million subscribers just in the US. It is quite popular among cord-cutters because of its affordable monthly or yearly subscription plans.
Alongside live sports content from major sports associations like NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA, UEFA, MLS, and ESPN’s original on-demand programs, ESPN+ also offers most of the PPV events from UFC. ESPN+ is the official distributor of UFC pay-per-views after they signed a long-term deal for $1.5 billion.
The upcoming UFC events are currently being offered by ESPN+. If you are new to ESPN+, then you can pay $84.98 for the bundle package of UFC and ESPN+ annual plan. Following ESPN’s trend for quite some time now, we can assure that the asking price of future PPV events will probably remain the same.
To purchase a PPV event from ESPN+, head over to plus.espn.com/ufc/ppv. Once you login to the ESPN+ app on Firestick, you will be able to access your PPV purchase on the broadcasting date.
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Watch PPV on Firestick with DAZN
DAZN is another sports-exclusive streaming service with both live and on-demand offerings. It has partnered with NFL, NBA, MLS, UEFA, PGA, UFC, and many more sports networks to provide thousands of sports events to its subscribers.
DAZN is also the official broadcaster Matchroom Boxing USA, Golden Boy Promotions, and World Boxing Super fights, thanks to its multi-million dollar deals with the respective sports networks.
DAZN’s PPV model is also different when compared to other streaming services. To enjoy its exclusive lineup of boxing and MMA fights, all you need is a single DAZN subscription. It is priced at $19.99/month and $99.99/year.
In addition, DAZN on-demand streaming library consists of a wide variety of original sports-centric shows, documentaries, and archived sports events. So, your need for sports content is always fulfilled.
On a Firestick, DAZN’s live and on-demand content is available in up to 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second for a silky smooth experience. DAZN doesn’t have 4K Ultra HD content yet, but you will definitely need the Firestick 4K and a compatible Ultra HD TV for streaming 4K content from DAZN in the future.
Watch PPV Events on Firestick with Sling
Sling is one of the few budget-friendly live TV providers in the US. It offers not only a vast lineup of channels under $45 subscription plans but also a respectable collection of on-demand content from its partner networks.
Sling does also provide PPV content, albeit its PPV library is very limited. You can still often find boxing, wrestling, MMA, and additional combat sports events in Sling’s PPV collection. At the time of this writing, it is offering the upcoming All Elite Wrestling event, ‘AEW: Double or Nothing 2020’ at the cost of $49.99. In general, PPV prices on Sling range around $30-$70 based on the event hosters.
For unknown reasons, Sling’s implementation of PPV in its service makes it difficult for regular users to purchase a PPV. On the Sling app, you have to go to the Rentals tab and choose the event you would like to pay for. Alternatively, you can head over to Sling’s official website, log in to your account, and select the Event tab from the My Account page.
Once you purchase a PPV event on Sling, you can access your purchase from the TV guide section on the Sling app for Firestick. It should show up as the first channel in the guide.
Watch PPV with FITE on Firestick
If combat sport is what you mostly spend your time on, then FITE is your ultimate destination. It is a sports streaming service that specializes in airing MMA, boxing, and pro-wrestling events.
FITE provides live streams from UFC, Professional Fighters League, RIZIN MMA, Impact Wrestling, WCPW, Golden Boy Promotions, Star Boxing, and hundreds of additional combat sports associations. PPV programming is also included.
Upcoming events like AEW: Double or Nothing 2020, MLW: Opera Cup, World of Sports Wrestling: Episode 7, OWE Live, Peak Fighting 5: The Gauntlet, BKB 21, BKFC 11: Hernandez vs. Wilson, and many more are currently available for purchase on FITE. Some of the events are also part of the FITE+ subscription, which gives you access to select premium PPV events and on-demand content without additional cost. The FITE+ monthly and annual plan costs $4.99 and $49.99 respectively. It also removes advertisements and adds the FITE DVR feature.
The official FITE app is available on the Amazon Appstore. You can directly purchase PPVs from the app as well.
Watch Pay Per View with UFC on Firestick
UFC’s official streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, also lets you purchase select PPV events alongside ESPN+, which is currently the exclusive distributor of UFC’s pay-per-view fights.
With the $9.99 monthly or $95.99 yearly UFC Fight Pass plan, you can enjoy streaming past PPV events from UFC, as well as have first look at behind the scenes clips, original shows, and documentaries. The preliminary fights of major PPV events can also be accessed live with the UFC Fight Pass.
Once you download the official UFC app for Firestick, you can sign in with your UFC Fight Pass subscription and enjoy the extensive streaming library filled with UFC content.
This guide has all the info you need in order to watch PPV on Firestick. All the digital PPV providers that we have featured here are available for other Fire TV devices as well, including the Fire TV (Gen 3), Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, and soundbars.
Note that none of these services offer PPV content for free. Users will still have to sign up for an account and pay for the particular pay-per-view event for streaming it live.