beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A.
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BeIN Sports Connect USA is a TV Everywhere platform streaming sporting events and programs live and on demand in the United States. It is owned by beIN Media Group—which operates the global network of sports channels under the beIN Sports brand. It first launched in 2013 as a high-definition web streaming service called beIN Sports Play, before relaunching as beIN Sports Connect a year later.
Though a TV subscription is required to access beIN Sports Connect in USA, the service comes at no additional cost to customers of participating TV providers. Subscribers eventually gain access to the live streams of both the flagship English-language channel beIN Sports USA and Spanish-language channel beIN Sports en Español. In addition to mirrored content from the aforementioned TV networks, beIN Sports Connect subscribers may also stream exclusive sporting events on the service’s restricted streaming channels. These include all online channels from beIN Sports 2 to beIN Sports 10.
Eligible distributors for beIN Sports Connect subscriptions include the following: Cox Contour, Charter Spectrum, Frontier Communications, Blue Stream, Atlantic Broadband, RCN, CenturyLink Prism, Verizon FiOS, Dish, Altice Optimum, Claro TV PR, Liberty PR, Hotwire Communications, Mediacom, Fubo TV, Sling TV, Fanatiz, Vidgo and PSVUE.
Sports content on beIN Sports Connect USA has varied a lot over the years. The platform has streamed events from different disciplines, including athletics, boxing, handball, mixed martial arts, motorsports, rugby, wrestling and more. It also has a long history of soccer coverage. Major soccer leagues from Europe that have had their matches aired live on beIN Sports Connect and its multiple channels include the Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1.
In the past, the platform’s online broadcast rights have included domestic soccer competitions such as the Spanish Copa del Rey, French Cup and Coppa Italia. International soccer action has been offered to subscribers as well, with club tournaments such as the CAF Champions League and Copa Libertadores receiving coverage. The Africa Cup of Nations, Copa America, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and international friendlies have been streamed as well, at one point or another.
To stream beIN Sports Connect USA content without buffering, an internet connection speed of at least 10mbps is recommended. On the web, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Chrome are among the supported browsers. Official mobile applications are available for beIN Sports Connect USA on Android and iOS. Casting via AirPlay and Chromecast can also be done.