Professional rodeo is very popular around the world, especially in the United States. One of the biggest rodeo events is the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, which will take place in Arlington,Texas from December 3 to 12.
Leading up to the Finals are circuit events, which begin with the Prairie Circuit Finals in Duncan, Oklahoma from October 17 to the 19th.
The competition continues a few days later with the Mountain States Circuit Finals, which takes place in Loveland, Colorado from October 24 to the 26th. After that, Wilderness Circuit Finals will take place in Heber City, Utah from October 31 and November 1st – 2nd.
The final competition before the National Finals Rodeo is the Great Lakes Circuit Finals, which takes place in Louisville, Kentucky from November 14 to the 16th.
Despite the NFR being very popular, the media considers it a niche sport, which means getting to watch it live can be a hassle if you don’t know what channel it will be televised on.
To help you watch your favorite NFR events, we have compiled a list of the best websites to watch the NFR online, which are listed below.
In the United States, The Cowboy Channel+ has the rights to the NFR. If you have a subscription to the channel, you can watch the live NFR online by signing into the TCC website and putting in your cable provider information and account number. Once you have entered the required information, you can stream all the events live from your computer or mobile device.
If you are subscribed to TCC, you get to watch all the action for free.
Another way to watch the NFR online is by signing up at ProRodeoTV. This is a website dedicated to all rodeo events, which means you will get to watch every event live, whether you are in the United States or in another country.
Since this is a website dedicated to rodeo events, you will have to pay a subscription fee to gain live access to the NFR. Fortunately, the subscription is very affordable, starting at $9.99 per month or $99.99 for an annual subscription for those that want to watch rodeo events year round.
If you are interested in the yearly subscription, ProRodeoTV offers a $20 discount when you sign up, using the promo code NFRDEAL20.
For those without access to a television or computer, Sirius XM’s rural radio provides excellent coverage of the entire event, hosted by Steve Kenyon and Wade Wheatley.
For the cord cutters, who don’t have cable or satellite subscriptions, you can still watch NFR events live. All you need to do is download an app that carries the The Cowboy Channel, some of which include PlayStation Vue, SlingTV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, or YouTube TV.
These apps will require you pay for your subscription, but if you have never used them before, you will get to watch the NFR for free because most of them offer a free trial period of at least seven days, while others offer as much as 30 free days.
For the international audience that can’t access The Cowboy Channel+ or National Finals Rodeo live stream from any of the apps mentioned, you can sign up for a VPN and download any of the apps mentioned and use the free trial they offer.