How to Watch Sports from Panama

I’m often asked if you can watch North American sports (in English) when you live in Panama.  I have an Amazon Firestick and noticed that all the sports channels are available there.  But I don’t watch sports, so I a sports addict, to explain how they watch sports in Panama.

For sports aficionados considering moving to another country, one of the most important and often most asked questions is, “Will I be able to watch my favorite sports and teams in my new home?”

As a huge fan of college football, I can tell you that this was extremely important for my family when considering our move to Panama, and I am happy to say, YES! It’s not only possible but quite easy to do as there are several ways that you can access your favorite sporting event.

Perhaps one of the easiest is simply checking your cable provider’s availability of channels such as ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC, etc. Our cable provider is TIGO, and depending on what package you have, you will be able to access channels such as ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, Fox Sports, etc. There is a channel called COS, Cable Onda Sports, that actually broadcasts CBS games.

The major downside of this method is that most of the games will be in Spanish, so if you enjoy hearing the sports commentators, this can be frustrating.

Don’t worry; there are English alternatives.

football With an Amazon Firestick, you can watch College Football, Basketball, Baseball, NFL, NASCAR, Tennis, Soccer, Boxing, and almost any other sport you can think of. While we use this option quite a bit, our favorite and the one we use most often is to watch games on our laptop using a VPN like NordVPN.

Using a VPN, or virtual private network, you can hide your IP address, thus allowing you to watch whatever event you want from the country of your choice.

Once you sign in to your VPN, you can go to whatever channel is broadcasting your event, such as ESPN, CBS, NBC, etc. The tricky part is that you must sign in to some of these using a valid login/password of a cable provider in the country where your VPN is showing your IP address. For example, we watch a lot of college football on ESPN, so we sign in using family or friends’ cable providers such as Directv, At&t, Comcast, Charter, Dish, etc. This will then allow us access to the games in the US. While this may sound like a hassle, once you get the hang of it, it’s like you’ve always done it this way!

Another popular option is to purchase an Amazon FireStick and download a sports apps.  Some of the most popular channels are Fox Sports, Eurosport, CBC Sport, and Sky Sports channels. You can also catch the highlights of your favorite matches and games! Some features of this app include:

*Being able to watch a live stream of any channel on the list any time.
*The ‘Highlights’ feature lets you watch your favorite moments from popular sports games of all times.
*The streaming experience is completely ad-free.
*It shows you a list of all the matches being played at any given moment anywhere in the world.
*Numerous links for each channel so you can choose the best quality available.
*Extremely user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate.

There are many streaming apps that you can use to watch sports channels live, but only a few are fully dedicated to sports. Most of them have different channels that include some sports channels, such as Sky Go on FireStick, DStv on FireStick, Spectrum TV on FireStick, and TVTap on FireStick.

mikes nfl football If none of these choices are appealing or sound too complicated, you can always go to a sports bar to watch many events and perhaps even meet a few new friends!

Remember, if your game/ match isn’t showing on the numerous screens, ask if they will mind changing it for you! Rarely will they say no!

Another option is to subscribe to US TV Now.

So for all of you sports enthusiasts, breathe easy and check this off your list of worries! You WILL be able to see your favorite teams and sports once you decide to join us here in Panama!

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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