When it comes to one of the most dangerous and adventurous sporting events in the United States, the name of National Finals Rodeo (NFR) can’t be forgotten. This year’s NFR (i.e., NFR 2018) is to be held from December 6th to 15th at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be power-packed Rodeo events every single night during this 9 days long event, and then a world champion will be chosen for every type of game. Steer wrestling, Bull riding, Bareback riding, Saddle bronc riding, Tie-down roping, Barrel racing, Team roping – all games will be held, and their respective champions will be chosen.
If you’re wondering how to watch NFR 2018, then you’ve reached the right destination to get the answer. Here we’re going to share with you how you can watch this adventurous mega sports event through various mediums. Let’s get started.
National Finals Rodeo Live Stream Official Channels 2018
CBS has been the official broadcast partner of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) for many years, and there’s no sign that this is going to change anytime soon. Like every year this year too CBS Sports Network is the official streaming partner of PRCA for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The games will be streamed live on CBS Sports at 10:00 PM ET (7:00 PM PT) every night.
But that’s for those who want to watch on the TV. What about those who want to watch online? Well, there’s absolutely no shortage of online streaming options as well.
NFR 2018 Over The Top (OTT) Online Streaming Services
Internet-based Over the Top (OTT) streaming services have also become a popular method of media consumption, so it’s no big deal if you want to watch NFR 2018 online through any OTT service provider of your choice. Given below is how you can watch this edition of NFR on various popular OTT streaming services:
- DirecTV Now: CBS Sports is channel number 221 on DirecTV Now. If you use this OTT Service of AT&T, you can just tune in to CBS Sports at the time of every game (10:00 PM ET) to watch NFR 2018 online.
- Sling TV: Sling is the least expensive OTT service provider, which makes it one of the most popular choices for watching NFR 2018. The DISH Network owned Sling TV, however, has a rocky relationship with CBS. The channels of CBS Network have been blacked out several times on Sling due to a dispute over pricing, and currently, Sling doesn’t have a retransmission deal in place with CBS TV Network. Some arrangement may be put in place by both companies around the time of NFR (because both are missing out a lot due to this dispute), but for now, CBS channels are not available on Sling.
- Hulu TV: CBS Sports is available on Hulu Live TV, but Hulu’s service is not very reliable when it comes to streaming of sports events. There have been instances when Hulu Live TV went down during major sports events that attract a ton of traffic, but we hope they might’ve learned from their mistakes and can offer a seamless streaming experience for NFR 2018.
- YouTube TV: Google’s own popular OTT service called YouTube TV can also be used to watch NFR 2018 online. The method is the same – just tune in to CBS Sports, and you’ll be able to watch it.
- PlayStation Vue: Sony’s OTT streaming service PlayStation Vue offers CBS Sports, but that is in select few locations only. So, you’ll have to check whether it’s available for your location or not, and if available, you can use it to watch NFR 2018 easily.
That’s how you can watch NFR 2018 on 5 top OTT service providers. Now let’s move across to some other streaming channels.
If you have a Roku TV or Roku Player, then you can watch NFR 2018 on Roku as well. The way to do that is to add the CBS Sports channel from Roku Channel Store. Once it’s added, you can tune in to it for watching NFR 2018. The best part here is that since it’s free to add on Roku, you won’t have to pay any additional charges to watch your favorite games.
Social media has also become a great source of sharing information, so it shouldn’t be surprising if official social media channels of NFR 2018 stream the games online. On YouTube, an official streaming channel may be put up by PRCA itself, but it’s not confirmed as of now. On Facebook too the official page of NFR may stream the games live. If that doesn’t happen, however, some individuals and other pages may also stream NFR, but you’ll have to find them beforehand. And Twitter will be buzzing with live tweets broadcasting every single second of the game, as it usually happens during major events.
Want to watch NFR but not in the United States? No Problem. For rodeo fans sitting outside United States broadcast will be available on ProRodeoTV.com from 10 PM ET, nightly. Moreover, if you sign up on ProRodeoTV.com with promo code NFRDEAL20 you’ll also get a $20 discount on your one-year subscription. Sign up once for $79.99 and watch rodeo events throughout the year.
NFR 2018 Schedule
Check out the complete schedule for National Finals Rodeo 2018 here.
|6th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||1|
|7th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||2|
|8th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||3|
|9th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||4|
|10th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||5|
|11th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||6|
|12th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||7|
|13th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||8|
|14th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||9|
|15th December||10:00 PM – 1:00 AM||10|
So that was how you could watch Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2018 through various online and offline channels. No matter where in the world you’re, and no matter how you want to watch these games, we’ve tried to provide an option for every possible scenario. If you still have any questions, feel free to share them in the comments. Also do let us know if you want to know any other ways of watching NFR 2018.