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Is Sportsbay illegal? Top 7 alternatives

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Sportsbay was one of the most popular free sports streaming sites around until it was sued by DISH Network for breaching anti-circumvention provisions of the DMCA. Since then the site has gone offline and its viewers have been looking for an alternative. 

Most if not all sports broadcasts are often under exclusive right by some network. If a website is out there streaming them for free the networks lose money, not to mention it’s a form of piracy. Therefore, strictly speaking, Sportsbay or any of its alternatives aren’t exactly legal. At best, they lie in a grey area between the two. 

In this article, we’re going over the top seven Sportsbay alternatives that are online at the moment.

Most of these sites might violate copyright laws as sports streams as mostly properties of their respective broadcasters. We do not support or encourage breaking any sorts of laws, cyber or otherwise. Please check your local laws before visiting any such sites to avoid getting into trouble. 

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If you’re just looking for a quick and free way to reach your favourite football, baseball or basketball match in time, this is the website for you.

Apart from the aforementioned sports, you can also find boxing, tennis and hockey. The site doesn’t have a lot of ads or sometimes any ads and the streaming works okay for the most part.

You can visit Stream2watch here

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Bosscast is a casting site that offers free stream links to popular sports broadcasting channels. This means that you’ll be able to watch your matches exactly the way they’d be broadcasting on TV or streaming online. 

Casting from multiple sports broadcasters also helps them cover pretty much every sport on the planet.

You can visit Bosscast here


Sportlemon is a simplistic site containing a wide variety of sports including motorsports as well. The site interface is straightforward and all you have to do is simply look up the sport you want and click on a stream.

The streams generally work just fine but you might run into buffering issues at times. There are also a few ads that show up at random, but nothing too distracting. 

You can visit Sportlemon here

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This site is almost identical to Sportlemon, except it covers a few more sports and has a slightly better-looking UI with fewer ads. In terms of sports, you’re looking at more than 12 sports streams including football, motorsports. boxing, NFL and others. 

The site even lets users add their own stream addresses, in case you were feeling like doing some community service and even as a neat widget that you can use to integrate their streams into your own site. 

You can visit StreamHunter here


Sportrar.TV is another simplistic site that’s built around a single purpose, streaming sports with the minimum hurdles. Most popular sports such as football, baseball, basketball and boxing are available on the site to watch.

The streams are pretty consistent however just like with any unofficial source, they can go down at a moment’s notice or have buffering issues at times. 

You can visit here

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Sportsurge doesn’t have a lot of sports under its belt but the streams are super consistent and work without any issues. You might face buffering issues here and there but that’s all. Keep in mind that the site is still in beta. 

They cast from the most popular sports broadcasters in the world, including Sky Sports and ESPN and hence, the streams are one of the best you can find. You can watch motorsports, MMA, NFL and NBA among others.

You can visit Sportsurge here


If all you’re looking for is to watch a football match with your buddies without having to worry about the stream going down or running into buffering issues, FromHots will take care of that.

The site pulls numerous streams from multiple sources so that if one isn’t working, users can immediately find an alternative stream.  You can watch hundreds of matches live from all across the world. 

You can visit FromHots here

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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