For years, sports fans have had to deal with restrictive broadcasting regulations that greatly limited their online streaming options, but things are much better today than they were in the past. In 2021, you’ve got more than a few ways to stream live MMA, boxing, wrestling, and more without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription — and one of those platforms is FITE.TV, home to a number of sporting promotions and events you won’t find elsewhere.
If you’re a sports-loving cord-cutter and are curious about all the goodies you’re missing out on by not having a FITE.TV subscription, then read on. Here’s everything you need to know about what FITE.TV has to offer, what it’ll cost you, and how you can start streaming it right away.
FITE.TV is home to a variety of fighting and sports promotions you won’t find on other services like ESPN+ which cater to more mainstream audiences. These include pro wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, soccer, motorsports, and even medieval jousting (yes, you read that correctly).
The main focus of FITE.TV, however, is MMA and boxing, and it hosts events from numerous independent leagues such as Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and All-Elite Wrestling, to name just a few. It’s also the perfect place to stream international fighting promotions including New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, and Rizin MMA.
Mixed martial arts and boxing leagues featured on FITE.TV include BJJ Fanatics, The Fight Guys, Bare Knuckle FC, Combate Americas, Legacy Boxing Promotions, Triller Fight Club, and Top Rank Boxing. All of these are just a handful of the fighting promotions you can stream live with FITE.TV.
Outside of boxing, MMA, and pro wrestling, FITE.TV also hosts motorsports with its own Flattrack and Moto FITE Clubs as well as international soccer. The entire collection of FITE partners is too long to list, but you can check them all out right here.
Is Fite free?
FITE.TV does have some free content on the FITE 24/7 channel, but to get the good stuff, you’ll need to sign up for one of its three membership plans. The standard subscription is the FITE+ package which offers the widest variety of content and fighting promotions including Top Rank Boxing, Brave FC, Unified MMA, Star Boxing, Shamrock FC, and many others.
What it costs
FITE+ rings in at just $5 per month or $50 per year, the same as ESPN+, although you get access to a much larger number of boxing and MMA leagues. All FITE+ content is 100% ad-free, and as a nice little bonus, members get a free $2 credit each month toward pay-per-view events.
The other subscription plans are just for the wrestling fans: The Impact Plus membership gives you access to live Impact Wrestling shows as well as a library of past events (which comprises more than 3,000 hours of content), exclusive shows, interviews, documentaries, and more, all for $8 per month or $72 per year. Ring of Honor fans can enjoy a bevy of ROH action with FITE.TV’s HonorClub subscription. This includes everything from ROH On Tour to replays of past matches to a full TV archive of historic shows, events, and exclusive interviews, among other content. It’s the most expensive plan at $10 per month or $100 per year (or $120/year for the HonorClub VIP membership), but you do get special discounts on pay-per-view packages that can save you a bit of cash. Finally, a $5/month NWA POWERRR subscription lets you enjoy National Wrestling Alliance shows to your heart’s content.
FITE.TV is also the place to find a ton of those pay-per-view events beyond just wrestling and MMA. To see what’s coming down the pipe, you can check out all the upcoming PPV shows here.
The good news for cord-cutters and mobile streamers is that FITE.TV is supported by pretty much all modern devices and streaming platforms. This includes your computer via the FITE.TV website and browsers including Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Chrome; your phone or tablet via the FITE app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire; streaming devices like Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV; and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. With an Xbox One or Chromecast device, you can download the FITE app for your phone or tablet, connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your Xbox or Chromecast, and the app will automatically detect those platforms and stream to them from your mobile device.
If you have a smart TV, that makes things even simpler. You can also stream FITE.TV from your mobile device to a Samsung, LG, Sharp, Bravia, Sony, Panasonic, or Viera smart television, as well as any unit with built-in Chromecast. Alternatively, you can simply install the FITE Android app on any television with Android TV and get streaming that way. For more info, you can see a detailed list of supported streaming platforms (as well as some how-tos) here.
Other streaming platforms
On the other hand, if you’re only now cutting the cord and are looking for a streaming TV package — particularly ones where you’ll be able to watch sports — then you’ve got a few options. All of these premium streaming services work on Android, iOS, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku devices, as well as modern computer web browsers unless otherwise noted:
- Hulu includes ESPN as part of its $65-per-month Live TV plan. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz, for an extra fee. If all you want is ESPN+, then a more economical might be this $13/month bundle that comes with Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. Hulu can be used on your Xbox console, Samsung smart TV, and Vizio SmartCast TV as well as the devices listed above.
- Sling TV has two packages which include ESPN channels: The $30 per month Orange plan and the $50 per month Blue + Orange plan. Premium channels cost extra, although HBO and Cinemax are not available with Sling. Sling is now available on Roku devices and it can be used with LG and Samsung smart TVs as well as the Xbox One.
- YouTube TV, available for $65 per month with additional premium channel subscriptions on offer, comes with ESPN, and it now also supports HBO and Cinemax as add-ons. You get unlimited DVR cloud storage, however. YouTube TV can also now be streamed on Fire devices, and it is available on the Xbox One.