In this post, I will show you how to watch F1 matches on FireStick, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick Lite, FireStick 4K, and other Amazon streaming devices. I will discuss both the paid and free options. So, stay tuned.
The 2021 Formula 1 race is set to bring more (21) matches compared to the last season (17). Racing fans around the world will witness yet another Hamilton vs Verstappen batten on tracks. Can Mercedes hold on to the dominant position in 2021? Cord-cutters can enjoy all the heart-beating action without cable at home. Here’s how.
I know the best way to catch the Formula 1 action is from the stadiums. It’s the only place to watch those pleasing engine voices and jaw-dropping overtakes. But the Grand Prix venues changes from one country to another. It’s not financially viable for F1 fans to catch every match from the tracks.
F1 Racing Schedule
F1 fans are in a real treat for the 2021 season. Apart from the familiar Mercedes – Red Bull rivalry, we will get to witness a total of 21 matches this time around (up from 17 the last year).
Lewis Hamilton will be once again in the limelight and every racer will try to beat the champion in 2021. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen is the one to watch out for. Let’s see if Hamilton can bring yet another championship to Mercedes or will we have another player to lift the trophy at the 2021 end?
F1 Streaming Rights
In the US, ESPN carries official rights to stream all the F1 matches. Their contract expired in 2019 and the Disney-owned company extended the F1 coverage for three more years.
Till 2022, ESPN will be the sole provider to air Formula 1 matches in the US. After the grand success of the Drive to Survive series, Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings has shown interest in acquiring rights for the next F1 season. It will be interesting to see who ends up with a curve on their face after the 2022 season.
Cable users can add ESPN channels to their existing package and call it a day. As for streaming on FireStick, you have half a dozen options to watch ESPN channels on FireStick without cable.
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Watch F1 on FireStick (Official Apps)
Now that you know the official media partner for F1 racing in the US, you may have an idea of what we are looking for on FireStick.
We will list out streaming apps that carry ESPN channels in their catalog. Most of the streaming providers do carry ESPN channels. And here is where it might get confusing for you.
I will mention five options below. So, which one is perfect for you? It all boils down to your preferences, watching habits, and for which purpose you want to subscribe to the streaming service.
Don’t worry though. It’s not that difficult to choose among them. I will mention the USP (Unique Selling Point) of each service to clear some confusion for you.
By the way, these services are limited in the US region. If you want to access them from another country, you can easily do that so by using ExpressVPN on FireStick.
ExpressVPN offers reliable connection, blocks blackouts, and offers F1 streaming regardless of your current location.
Watch F1 on FireStick in the US
One of the reasons for ESPN’s aggressive push in sports streaming is ESPN+. Disney wants to project ESPN+ your go-to streaming choice for all the sports needs in the US.
ESPN+ is a must-have for sports fans in the US. The Disney-owned service carries a good amount of sports coverage. And there are no signs of slowing down as well. The service is available on multiple mobiles, desktops, and TV platforms.
- Live TV channels: No
- Movies and TV shows: Ideal for sports content only
- Free trial: No
- Price: $6.99 per month
- Number of simultaneous streams: 3
2. Sling TV
Compared to ESPN+, Sling TV might sound expensive just to watch F1 matches. But dig deeper and you will see how Sling TV wants to replace your cable operator with over 50 live TV channels.
- Live TV channels: 32 channels in the Sling Orange plan, 51 in the Orange & Blue
- Movies and TV shows: Yes, via live TV channels. No dedicated catalog
- Free trial: No
- Price: $10 for the Sling Orange and $20 for the Orange & Blue plan for the first month
- DVR storage: 50 hours
- Number of simultaneous streams: 1 in the Orange plan and 3 in the Blue and Orange & Blue plan
When it comes to offering live TV channels, Sling TV remains one of the least expensive options of the bunch.
3. YouTube TV
With over 3 million subscribers, YouTube TV remains the second-largest streaming service in the US. Google has struck a deal with various media giants to bring popular sports channels such as NBC Sports, NFL RedZone, ESPN, and more to the platform.
- Live TV channels: 85+ channels
- Movies and TV shows: No, ideal for live TV channels only
- Free trial: Yes, 5 days
- Price: $54.99 per month for the first three months, $64.99 from the fourth month
- DVR storage: Unlimited
- Number of simultaneous streams: 3
YouTube TV is ideal for those valuing streaming quality over everything else. Google has nailed the streaming experience here.
4. Hulu + Live TV
Hulu directly competes with YouTube TV. The company’s starter plan is average. But with Disney+ and ESPN+ addons in the higher plan, it beats the competition in style to watch F1 and tons of other content on FireStick without cable.
- Live TV channels: 75+ channels
- Movies and TV shows: Yes, via Disney+ and Hulu originals
- Free trial: Yes, 7 days
- Price: $64.99 per month for Hulu Live TV, $72.99 per month with Disney+ and ESPN+ addons
- DVR storage: 50 hours
- Number of simultaneous streams: 2, unlimited streams for $9.99 per month
Hulu should be the preferred choice for those living in a family with kids. You can have ESPN+ and kids can enjoy Disney shows through the Disney+ subscription.
fuboTV offers over 200+ live TV channels including the ESPN ones to stream Formula 1 races on FireStick without cable. Although on the higher side (with pricing), the service does offer 7 days free trial to check out the catalog.
- Live TV channels: Over 220 channels
- Movies and TV shows: No
- Free trial: Yes, 7 days
- Price: $64.99 per month
- DVR storage: 250 hours with the Starter plan, 1000 hours with Pro/Elite plan
- Number of simultaneous streams: 3 with Starter plan, 10 with Pro/Elite plan
fuboTV makes the perfect sense for those aiming to replace the cable operator with a single subscription on FireStick.
F1 also offers a dedicated subscription called F1 TV Pro to stream behind-the-scenes coverage, F2, and more. But a dedicated app on Amazon FireStick is missing on the App Store. You will have to sideload it from unknown sources. Here’s hoping that F1 releases a native F1 TV for Formula 1 fans in the US. It costs $79 per year.
How to Stream F1 on FireStick in Canada
Bell Media-owned TSN has the official rights to stream F1 matches in Canada. If you have TSN included in the cable package, you can view it through satellite. But what about cord-cutters?
Users can subscribe to TSN’s streaming service which is priced at $19.99 per month. But unfortunately, TSN doesn’t have a native app for FireStick. You can log into the TSN website through the Amazon Silk browser.
Alternatively, users can sideload the TSN app on FireStick and start watching F1 matches at home.
If this sounds too much of a hassle, you can always connect ExpressVPN on FireStick and change country location to the US, and watch F1 through tons of options as I mentioned above.
How to Stream F1 on FireStick in the UK
Sky Sports streams every Formula One matches in the UK. FireStick users can use the Sky Go app on FireStick but then again, it would require you to go through sideloading just to use the app on FireStick.
The better option is to go with the NOW service. It supports all the 11 Sky Sports channels and has a native app for FireStick as well.
The subscription is priced at £33.99 per month with a 30-day free trial to Boost add-on that enhances the streaming quality from HD (720o) to full HD (1080p) resolution.
How to Watch F1 Races on FireStick for Free
When you are competing in a crowded US streaming market, you must deliver more reasons for people to use your streaming service above others. To onboard new subscribers, most streaming providers do offer a free trial.
As a newbie in a cord-cutter community, you can start the free trial with various services and enjoy few F1 matches for free on FireStick without cable.
You can start your free trial journey with fuboTV and view a single F1 match for free on the weekends. Now, move to YouTube TV and Hulu TV and enjoy a couple of more matches for free on FireStick.
Try to sign up on Thursday or Friday, so that you can catch the pole position race and the main race on the weekend. While you are at it, don’t forget to cancel the free trial as well.
The F1 series goes on throughout the year in different countries. These free trials won’t be sufficient for you. Here are the alternative unofficial ways to watch F1 on FireStick for free.
Free Ways to Watch F1 on FireStick
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Since the FireStick runs on Android-based FireOS, it’s quite easy to sideload apps that aren’t officially available from the Amazon App Store.
Using third-party streaming apps, IPTV providers, and Kodi addons, users can easily install them and watch F1 matches on FireStick.
However, be careful while going overboard with these apps. Unusual traffic from these apps and services might trigger your ISP provider and government. It can lead you to legal troubles as well.
I would advise going with ExpressVPN on FireStick so that you can watch all the F1 matches without any worry.
Here’s how to get started with a VPN on FireStick before you start installing free apps.
Highly recommended if streaming with free or low-cost services 👇
How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
Now that you are using a VPN to protect your online identity, here’re the low-cost and free streaming options for F1 racing.
FireStick users must be familiar with the IPTV services on FireStick. Internet-based providers allow subscribers to stream hundreds of TV channels, movies, and TV shows for a small monthly fee.
Don’t forget to connect to ExpressVPN though. FireStickTricks can’t confirm the legal license of all the content offered by these IPTV providers. It’s best to protect yourself with a VPN service on FireStick.
Third-Party Apps and Kodi Addons
Do you want to watch every F1 race for free on FireStick? You can go with third-party streaming apps or integrate sports Kodi addons with the Kodi app on FireStick.
Kodi remains my favorite unofficial app on FireStick. With a capable Kodi addon, you can easily watch F1 and other sports leagues on FireStick without paying a dime.
Once again, let me remind you to go with ExpressVPN because we can’t confirm the authenticity of the content on these apps.
Sports Streaming Websites
Free sports streaming websites also offer live action from the race tracks on Sunday.
You can use them with the Amazon Silk Browser on FireStick. A word of caution though. Don’t add any personal or card details on these websites. They are filled with ads and third-party trackers.
The F1 season is at its peak this time around. I’m rooting for Hamilton. What about you? Get yourself ready with all the live F1 action on Sundays using the mentioned methods above.
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