Even though it’s not as popular as other professional football leagues such as La Liga, Bundesliga, and English Premier League, France’s Ligue 1 has a following of its own around the world. The hype around 2021 Ligue 1 is on another level. If you plan to watch Ligue 1, then read along to learn how to watch Ligue 1 on FireStick from anywhere without cable. I will cover both free and paid options, so don’t miss checking out the complete guide.
What Is Ligue 1?
Ligue 1 is the biggest professional football championship in France. The 2021 season will be the 84th season of the tournament. A total of 20 teams participates in the league. Each team plays with each other team once at home and once away, resulting in a total of 38 matches for a single club.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), which is France’s best club, and AS Saint-Étienne have dominated Ligue 1 over the years. However, last season, Lille OSC stunned everyone, beating PSG in the Ligue 1 finale.
This year, football star Leo Messi’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG has added a breath of fresh air to the Ligue 1 championship. With huge names like Messi, Neymar, Dimitri, and Camavinga, PSG is once again all set to dominate Ligue 1 this year.
2021–22 Ligue 1 Schedule
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the last year’s Ligue 1 schedule. This time around, Ligue 1 started on August 6, 2021, and will conclude on May 21, 2022. Yes, like other football leagues in Europe, Ligue 1 runs for nine months.
As for predictions, PSG did manage to increase their chances by onboarding Messi. However, we can’t rule out another surprise from former champions Lilli OSC.
Excited to see what happens? Well, you don’t need to add another channel to your local cable subscription. You can easily watch every Ligue 1 match on FireStick without cable. Here’s how.
I will start with official apps first and then will cover the free options to watch Ligue 1 on FireStick with third-party sports apps.
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How to Watch Ligue 1 Games on FireStick with Official Apps
Qatar-based media giant beIN has the official rights to broadcast every Ligue 1 match in the US. You can always subscribe to beIN channels through your local operator. But that’s not why you’re here, right?
beIN is always available on streaming services such as fuboTV and Sling TV. The good news is, the broadcaster has official rights until the 2023–24 season. After the growing popularity of Ligue 1, we wouldn’t be surprised to see ESPN or NBCUniversal-owned Peacock racing to acquire rights to stream Ligue 1 in the US.
But as of now, we are stuck with streaming services that carry beIN channels in the US. These services are officially available from the Amazon App Store. You don’t have to go through sideloading to install them on your FireStick.
Unfortunately, these apps are only available in the US. That means you won’t find them in the Amazon App Store if you’re anywhere else.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick in the US
Unfortunately, if you have subscriptions to streaming services, like ESPN, AT&T, YouTube TV, or Peacock, you’re out of luck. You’ll need to subscribe to one of the services below to watch Ligue 1 in the US using official methods.
fuboTV can replace your entire cable setup at home. It offers nearly 200 live TV channels to stream on FireStick. And yes, that includes the beIN family of channels as well.
fuboTV is priced at $64.99 per month. The service is available on iOS, Android, Amazon FireStick, Apple TV, and the web.
The subscription starts at $64.99 per month and goes up to $79.99 per month for the Elite plan, which includes tons more channels.
The default Starter plan comes with 250 hours of Cloud DVR space and can be watched on three screens simultaneously. The Cloud DVR space and number of screens increase as you move to higher plans.
Unfortunately, there are no on-demand movies and TV shows to stream on fuboTV. It only offers live TV channels.
fuboTV offers a 7-day free trial to new subscribers. I know it’s not enough, considering the event runs for 9 months, but it’s good enough to try out the service before committing to a paid plan.
2. Sling TV
If fuboTV is too expensive for you, consider Sling TV. You can choose from several different Sling TV packages that include beIN Sports channels. Scroll to the bottom of that link and click through the options to see which works best for you. The cheapest you can watch Ligue 1 using one of these packages is $10 per month.
If you decide to go with Sling’s Blue or Orange plan, you can’t get any kind of free trial to check out the service. However, you can get your first month of either plan for $10 (or your first month of both plans for $20), which is a bargain compared to what you’re getting in return. Afterward, it’s $35 per month for either Orange or Blue or $50 per month for both.
Just keep in mind that the Orange and Blue plans don’t actually include beIN Sports—you’ll have to get it by paying more for an add-on service. The add-on services that include beIN Sports are Total TV Deal (an additional $21 per month) and Sports Extra (an additional $11 per month). Or, if you speak Spanish, beIN Sports is included in Best Of Spanish TV (an additional $5 per month).
Fanatiz is one of the least expensive options from the bunch. There’s a reason for that: The service is primarily focused on sports content.
It includes beIN Sports channels that air every Ligue 1 match. And yes, Fanatiz does have a native app on FireStick as well as for other major platforms, making it easy to watch Ligue 1 on FireStick without cable.
The price starts at $7.99 per month. You can always opt for the annual plan at $79 and save some money, but remember that you only need 9 months of subscription to watch all of Ligue 1.
Fanatiz doesn’t offer a free trial, but $8 for a month won’t break the bank. Plus, it’s certainly enough for you to check out all the available content and the streaming quality.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick in Canada
DAZN dominates sports coverage in Canada, with exclusive partnerships with major football leagues around the globe.
However, beIN Sports actually acquired the rights to stream Ligue 1 matches in Canada, just like in the US. So by accessing beIN Sports, you can easily watch every Ligue 1 match in Canada on FireStick without cable.
The only official way to access beIN Sports in Canada without cable is through fuboTV. Just like in the US, fuboTV offers beIN Sports channels to stream all Ligue 1 events in Canada.
The pricing structure remains the same, but the list of channels swaps out the major US networks with the major Canadian networks.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick in the UK
The media giant BT Sport streams prime football leagues in the region, including Ligue 1 matches.
BT Sport Monthly Pass
BT Sport coverage isn’t limited to Ligue 1 matches. You can watch popular racing, cricket, rugby, and UFC match on FireStick without cable too.
You can access BT Sport and watch Ligue 1 matches using a £25-per-month Monthly Pass. Simply download the BT Sport app from the Amazon App Store and log in with your account credentials. You’ll find Ligue 1 content in the Sports category.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick for Free (Legal Apps)
Most streaming services offer free trials. Since beIN channels are available on limited streaming services, you have limited free trials on hand.
Also, these free trials are available for new subscribers only. But if you have signed up for the service before, you can always use another email address to make yourself eligible for a free trial.
Among the three services that offer beIN Sports in the US, only fuboTV offers a free trial. You can sign up for the service and enjoy all the Ligue 1 action free for one week.
Sling TV doesn’t advertise free trials on the official website. But you may get one while signing up from the mobile app.
As I mentioned, you can create new email addresses to sign up for fuboTV free trials, but it’s not a feasible solution for the long term. And what if you forget to cancel the service before the billing date?
Ligue 1 action continues for 9 months. So what about all the matches when you get tired of free trials? For that, you need to opt for IPTV services, Kodi addons, and free sports streaming websites. But they do come with hurdles of their own. Let’s discuss them.
Legal Disclaimer: This tutorial is purely educational. FireStickTricks.com doesn’t own, host, operate, resell, or distribute any streaming apps, addons, IPTV or services. The page contains some unverified services, and we are not certain whether they hold legal licenses to distribute the content. FireStickTricks.com does not verify the legality of each app/service in all regions. Do your due diligence if you use any of the unverified apps/services, and stream only content that is available in the public domain. The end-user shall be solely responsible for the media accessed.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick for Free (Unverified Apps/Services)
While the Amazon App Store carries a good number of apps to use on FireStick, you can install practically any app from the web.
A jailbroken FireStick lets you install third-party apps and Kodi addons on the device. Don’t get confused by the term “jailbroken” here. It’s easy, and more importantly legal, to jailbreak a FireStick.
What’s the problem then? While the jailbreaking practice is legal, you shouldn’t consume illegal content even on a jailbroken FireStick.
The apps and services you can use on FireStick to stream Ligue 1 matches may not carry legal licenses to show the matches. Another media company in your region may own the rights to show Ligue 1. In that case, streaming the event from other sources may get you in legal trouble in the future.
FireStickTricks.com doesn’t endorse or encourage illegal streaming. However, to protect your data and security, I recommend investing in ExpressVPN service when you use third-party apps or services on FireStick.
Here’re the steps to secure your privacy and then we move to free apps to watch Ligue 1 on FireStick.
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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 have the most secure VPN on your device, let’s check out how you can watch Ligue 1 on FireStick for free.
The role of IPTV services in the streaming space can’t be ignored. The internet is filled with IPTV providers that offer thousands of live TV channels, TV shows, movies, and sports packages for a small monthly fee.
Most IPTV services offer a sports package with beIN Sports channels to stream Ligue 1 matches on FireStick without cable.
We’ve listed the best IPTV services to use on FireStick in a separate article. Check it out if you need help deciding between the dozens of great IPTV options.
Free Sports Streaming Apps
One of the primary reasons for jailbreaking a FireStick is to access the third-party streaming apps on FireStick. These apps often have dedicated sports categories that let you stream all kinds of sports leagues for free on FireStick, including Ligue 1.
Among the sea of third-party apps for FireStick, Kodi comfortably tops the list. Kodi users watch free content by installing third-party addons within the Kodi app. If you already have Kodi installed on your FireStick, here’s our guide to the best Kodi addons for sports, most of which should show Ligue 1 matches.
If Kodi is not your cup of tea, you can try other apps to stream Ligue 1 matches. Start at our list of the best free IPTV apps for FireStick.
How to Watch Ligue 1 on FireStick Using a Browser
This is yet another way to catch Ligue 1 action on FireStick for free. All FireStick devices come with the Amazon Silk browser by default. You can use it and browse through free sports streaming websites to watch Ligue 1 matches.
You can also go with Google Chrome on FireStick instead of Silk Browser, but the overall experience leaves a lot to desire, as the app isn’t optimized for the FireStick remote.
You may ask how a random website can stream Ligue 1 matches for free while well-known services pay hundreds of millions to acquire rights. That’s because these websites come with tons of ads and trackers. Some of them may be harmful to your privacy and steal info from your device.
Also, these websites aren’t known for having the best streaming quality. You may run into buffering right when Messi or Neymar is taking a free-kick.
For the best experience, I advise against using free sports streaming sites. It’s better to stick with the official recommendations I gave above.
Where can I stream Ligue 1?
If you’re in the US, you can stream every Ligue 1 match on FireStick without cable through fuboTV, Sling TV, and Fanatiz. Canadians will need to use fuboTV, while those in the UK have BT Sport.
You can also go with one of the free methods I mentioned in this article, but don’t forget to use a VPN if you do.
Where can I watch Ligue 1 for free?
Methods to watch Ligue 1 for free include FireStick apps, IPTV services, Kodi addons, and free sports streaming websites. But these may not be legal in your country, so use your own discretion and connect to a VPN to protect yourself.
How can I watch Ligue 1 on a smart TV?
Official apps such as Sling TV and fuboTV are officially available on smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, HiSense, TCL, and other brands.
Messi’s debut match for PSG brought in a record number of views for the Ligue 1 tournament. And we still have a long way to go. I showed you how to watch Ligue 1 on FireStick from anywhere without cable, so what are you waiting for? Use one of my recommendations and cheer on your favorite Ligue 1 club!
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