Depending on your local TV provider and where you live in the United States, your local beIN SPORTS and/or beIN SPORTS en Español may not be in HD.
It happened to me recently when my local Comcast changed both channels from HD to SD.
As soccer fans, it’s incredibly infuriating to not be able to watch soccer in HD. It’s called The Beautiful Game for a reason. Soccer was not meant to be watched in SD.
But what choices do we have as consumers? One is that we can contact Comcast (or your local TV provider) and complain. But this tends to have little to no impact. And if changes do happen, they tend to take months or years. Cable companies move at a snail’s pace.
Another option is to switch TV providers to one that offers better service and channels in HD. This isn’t a luxury we can all obtain or afford, but both DISH and DirecTV are options to consider (see a side-by-side comparison).
The third and final option is to cut the cord with your TV provider and stream both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español in HD via the Internet or mobile technology.
Legal streaming services allow you to watch your favorite teams in HD via apps that you can run on your TV, smartphone, tablet or computer.
There are many to choose from. Here are just a couple to consider that we recommend:
• Sling TV — On its $10/month plan, the popular legal streaming service offers beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español as well as Univision Deportes, Univision, UniMas, Universo and more.
• fuboTV — fubo Latino is $14.99/month and features beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, Univision Deportes, FOX Deportes, GolTV en Español, TyC Sports, Univision, UniMas and Galavision.