2019 Masters Golf Tournament: Live Stream All the Coverage on Apple TV

Ah spring, that promising time of year when a golf fan's fancy turns toward Augusta, Georgia, and the Masters Tournament. Yes, it's Masters week again at last and this year promises to keep us on the edge of our seats. To catch all the action, we'll need to figure out how to live stream the 2019 Masters Tournament on our Apple TVs. Broadcast rights for the tournament are split between CBS and ESPN; the Golf Channel, CBS Sports, and masters.com are offering previews and commentary. With so many broadcasters offering so much Masters content, we have our work cut out for us to figure out which streaming providers and over-the-air antenna will offer the best live coverage for free, or at the lowest price possible. Let's get started learning how to live stream the 2019 Masters Tournament on Apple TV. 

Related: 15 Best Golf Apps for Apple Watch & iPhone

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PGA Masters Schedule 2019 

The Masters Tournament begins on Monday, April 8, and includes two pre-tournament days, Monday and Tuesday. Have a look at the Masters Tournament Schedule to decide which events you'd really like to catch live. 

Ways to Stream the Masters Live

Masters Tournament App Live Broadcast to Your Apple TV

Compatibility: Requires iOS 10 or later - iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV.

Cost: Free.

Pros: Comprehensive coverage plus stats and analysis.

Con: Many users complain the Leaderboard is slow to update.

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There's an app for just about everything these days, the Masters Tournament included. If you download the free Masters Tournament app to your Apple TV, you can stream a live simulcast of broadcast coverage Thursday through Sunday! Now that's just pretty darn cool. As well as free live coverage, the Masters Tournament app offers a Featured Group Channel that follows popular players, a My Moments channel that is personalized based on your favorite competitors, a picture-in-picture feature so you can browse the app without missing crucial shots, and much, much more. 

CBS All Access Offers the Masters Final Round & Green Jacket Ceremony

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: $5.99 per month plus tax, $9.99 per month plus tax for the commercial-free package.

Pros: Seven-day free trial period with no commitment. 

Cons: Not available in all areas, games are not available via CBS All Access on mobile phones.

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If you want to watch the third round and green jacket ceremony, you'll need a way to tune in to CBS. CBS All Access is a perfect solution and includes tons of other content for you to enjoy. Click here if you need help getting CBS All Access on your Apple TV.

Masters Coverage from ESPN+

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Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: Seven-day free trial, then $4.99 per month.

Pros: Includes coverage of many more live sports, including college level.

Con: Complaints of bugginess and lag.

ESPN is airing the first and second round coverage this year, and you'll be able to catch all the action on the ESPN+ app. If you need help getting the app up and running on your Apple TV, click here for a tutorial

Check with Your Cellphone Provider about ESPN Streaming

It's worth checking in with your cellphone provider to see if it offers a package that streams ESPN to your iPhone, which you can then push to your Apple TV with AirPlay. AT&T has consolidated with DirecTV, so streaming from DirecTV Now (which includes ESPN) is included in your data plan. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon also offer an ESPN package, and there are various add-ons available, such as T-Mobile's Binge-On, which includes unlimited data overages for multiple popular networks including ESPN. If your cellphone provider offers an ESPN option, it's an excellent complement to the Masters Tournament app and another free method for Masters Tournament streaming.

Watch the Masters Live on OTA TV

Compatibility: Varies between manufacturers. 
 
Cost: Prices vary from company to company; I've seen anywhere from $17.99–$149.99. 
 
Pros: Free content from local broadcasters.
 
Cons: Some companies charge a monthly fee to use the app associated with their antenna. 

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OTA stands for over the air, in other words, an antenna! Yes, it's true, you can legally pick up locally broadcasted channels and stream them to your Apple TV with an antenna. While you might be envisioning the old-fashioned version that looks like a laundry rack attached to your roof, there are now lots of OTA options that stay right inside your house. Some can boost signals, as well, which is really helpful if you live in a rural area. There are lots of choices, so look into whether CBS is broadcast in your area, or could be picked up with an antenna that features signal boosting. If you can pick up CBS with your OTA antenna, you'll be able to catch all of the Round 3 coverage, including the Green Jacket Ceremony. Some OTA buying options include AirTVHD HomeRun, and Mohu, but there are lots more out there!

Catch the Masters Live Stream with fuboTV

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: $44.99 per month.

Pros: Seven-day free trial period with no commitment. 

Con: Channel availability varies by region.

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FuboTV is a TV-streaming service with a heavy focus on live sports. The basic package, fubo Premier, offers more than 70 channels of content and in my area includes CBS and CBS Sports. This is great if you only want to watch Round 3 and 4; but if you were hoping to catch all of the Masters Tournament on one streaming service, Fubo won't work because it doesn't include ESPN. 

For $8.99 more per month FuboTV will give you Sports Plus, 16 channels of sports content ranging from the mainstream to the extremely obscure, but even this extra doesn't include ESPN.

To sign up for FuboTV and find the Apple TV app, click here.

Masters Live Stream on DirecTV Now

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV. 

Cost: $40 per month for the lowest cost package.

Pros: Seven-day free trial period. Streaming included for AT&T Wireless Customers.
 
Cons: Coverage varies by region.

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DirecTV Now is DirecTV's streaming offering, and I was super excited to find that its lowest cost plan includes CBS and ESPN! Then I looked at the small print to the right of each channel and noticed small boxes indicating "Live," "Vod" or both. Live is pretty obvious, live streaming is available, but "vod?" That stands for video on demand, and if only vod is offered, you won't be able to live stream games from that network. Check with DirecTV Now to make sure that live, not vod, CBS is included in your area. If you decide to go with this option, here's a tutorial on how to set up DirecTV Now on your Apple TV.

PGA Masters Live Stream With Sling TV 

Compatibility: Fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: Sling TV Orange Plan, $25 per month; Blue Plan, $25 per month; Orange and Blue, $40 per month. 

Pros:  First three months of Orange + Blue for $25 per month (limited-time offer).

Con: Channel availability varies by region.

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Sling TV is an a la carte, streaming tv service that allows viewers to pay far less than a cable subscription would cost. Customers can choose Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or both. As an added bonus, Sling offers a Cloud DVR option for $5 a month. This way you can record the Masters Tournament rounds and watch them later if you have work or family plans to accommodate. Offerings vary from region to region; make sure ESPN is available in your area. Unfortunately, CBS is not available through Sling so you won't be able to catch round three with this service.

Here are step-by-step instructions to help you find and install the Sling TV app on your Apple TV. 

Live Masters Coverage on Apple TV with PlayStation Vue

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: Five-day free trial, then $49.99 per month.

Pros: Stream on up to five devices at once. 

Cons: Some channels are restricted outside of your home network, not all games are available to view on your iPhone

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You don't need a PlayStation to subscribe to PlayStation Vue, a live-streaming TV service that includes cloud DVR and the ability to stream on five devices at once. The least expensive package, Access, includes ESPN and rings in at $49.99 a month. In theory, CBS should be available if you live in the right service area since local broadcast channels are included—check with PlayStation Vue to be sure.

Click here to learn all about setting PlayStation Vue up on your Apple TV.

Watch the Masters Stream with Hulu Live on your Apple TV

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV.

Cost: Seven-day free trial, then $44.99 per month

Pros: Watch on two screens at once.

Cons: Channels vary depending on your location.

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Hulu has made the jump and joins the live-streaming tv game with their Hulu Live offering, which includes access to the entire Hulu streaming library. If you live in the right area, $44.99 a month will get you ESPN, CBS, and even CBS Sports. The entire Masters Tournament, one live streaming service. If you live in an area where Hulu Live provides ESPN, CBS, and CBS Sports, you can learn how to set it up on your Apple TV here

Did You Find a Way to Stream the Masters?

I hope that one of these options will help you live stream the Masters to your Apple TV. Enjoy the tournament, and let me know in the comments about other streaming methods I may have overlooked.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her backpack or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.