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How to watch US Open live stream for free

There are a few ways you can watch this year's US Open tennis tournament without being a cable subscriber.
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The 2017 US Open is in full swing and there are plenty of ways you can watch the US Open live online for free.

If you've been paying attention to the coverage, you know there have been some action-packed matches already in the early rounds.

During Day 3 of the US Open,  five-time US Open champion Roger Federer was taken to the fifth set by 19-year-old Frances Tiafoe. It would have been one of the biggest upsets in US Open history if Federer had lost.

Even though six-time US Open champion Serena Williams is not participating in this year’s tournament because she’s busy being a mother-to-be, there are plenty of players to watch in the women’s division and it should be interesting to see who will take home a title this year. Venus Williams defeated Viktoria Kuzmova to move on the next round and is set to play Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

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Many of the tennis matches are scheduled early in the day, making it tough to watch if you’re busy working.

Fortunately, you can keep up with the action by watching free live streams, replays and highlights of  US Open matches online so you’re not missing any of the action.

US Open live stream info

The official US Open website has a complete schedule of all the matches that you can watch live online if you subscribe to ESPN 3. If you want to watch highlights from previous matches you can visit the US Open YouTube page that appears to be updated regularly throughout the tournament.  You can also download their official app on iTunes and Google Play for live coverage and updates.

You can watch all-day US Open coverage on ESPN beginning at 1 p.m. and on ESPN 2 beginning at 6 p.m. for evening coverage. If you subscribe to these channels through your cable provider, you can simply login online and watch. Alternatively you can download the WatchESPN app and watch on there.

If you subscribe to the Tennis Channel, you can watch replays of some of the matches that were broadcasted earlier. You can also watch online by logging in with your subscriber information. 

How to watch US Open live stream for free without cable 

If you don’t have cable at all but you still want to watch the US Open, you have a few options. There a few ways you can sign up for free trials from Sling TV, DirectTV and PlayStation Vue.

Sling TV 

You can sign up for Sling TV and receive a free 7-day trial. Select the “Sling Orange” package that includes ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3. Note: You will need to put in your payment information but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged.

DirectTV Now 

Just like Sling TV, you can sign up for a free trial of DirectTV Now’s least expensive package, the “Live a Little,” and have access to many channels free for seven days. Once you sign up, you can download the WatchESPN app and login using the DirectTV credentials. Again, make sure you cancel the service within seven days so you’re not charged.

PlayStation Vue 

You can also sign up for a five-day free trial of PlayStation Vue if you want to catch the action of the US Open. Sign up for a free trial of their “Access” package. The trial is five days and if you cancel within that time, you will not be charged.

You have a few options to watch the US Open for the next few days. Just make sure you read the fine print and cancel these subscriptions before the free trial ends so you’re not charged for it.

 
 
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