How to Live Stream Formula 1 on a Smart TV

Prefer to watch F1 on the big screen? The good news is most F1 streaming providers have dedicated apps for popular smart TV brands. In this article, we’ll tell you which platforms work with which smart TV brands, and where they’re available. We’ll also tell you how you can use CyberGhost VPN to avoid ISP throttling and make the most of your F1 streaming subscriptions.

Quick Guide – How to Watch F1 Live on Your Smart TV with CyberGhost VPN

  1. Get CyberGhost VPN.
  2. Connect to a server. For example, if you’re in Belgium, choose our streaming-optimized server for RTBF to watch for free.
  3. Stream every Grand Prix from the comfort of your sofa!

How to Watch F1 2024 Live on a Smart TV for Free

RTBF Auvio

    • Country: Belgium
    • Available Races: All races

In Belgium, you can stream F1 for free via RTBF Auvio with French commentary from veteran sportscaster Gaëtan Vigneron. If you want to watch the race on your TV, you can install RTBF Auvio on the latest Android TVs from Philips, Sony, Sharp, Thomson, and TCL. The platform also has dedicated apps for Samsung (2019 models or later) and LG smart TVs.

If your internet slows down when you start streaming, your ISP may be throttling your connection. You can use CyberGhost VPN to encrypt your connection, which stops your ISP from monitoring your activity, preventing content-based  throttling. We have a streaming-optimized server for RTBF which will always give you error-free access to the platform.

RSI La 2/RTS 2/SRF 2/SRF Info

    • Country: Switzerland
    • Available Races: All races

Fans in Switzerland can tune in to F1 on RSI La 2 (with Italian commentary), RTS 2 (French), and SRF 2 or SRF Info (German). While these platforms don’t have apps for smart TVs, you can cast the race from your phone or tablet to your TV. You can watch the races without creating an account.

ORF/ServusTV

    • Country: Austria
    • Available Races: All races

ORF and ServusTV are the official F1 streaming providers in Austria. 

The races in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Miami, Monaco, Spain, Great Britain, Hungary, Monza, Singapore, Mexico, Las Vegas, and Abu Dhabi are on ORF. You can install the ORF app on Samsung, LG, Loewe, Sharp, Vestel, and Changhong smart TVs.

On ServusTV, you can watch the races happening in Bahrain, Australia, China, Imola, Canada, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Austin, Brazil, and Qatar. You can install its app on Samsung, Philips, Hisense, and select Android smart TVs.

RTL Deutschland

    • Country: Germany
    • Available Races: 7 races

RTL will stream the races in Bahrain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Azerbaijan, and Las Vegas for free this season. If you want to stream the race on your smart TV, you need to subscribe to RTL+ and install its app. RTL+ is compatible with Android TVs as well as smart TVs from Hisense, LG, Panasonic, and Samsung (Tizen OS models from 2017 onwards).

Channel 4

    • Country: UK
    • Available Race: British GP

In the UK, Channel 4 will stream the British Grand Prix. It’s an ad-supported stream, but you can also subscribe to Channel 4+ for ad-free viewing. You’ll need to access the platform via your smart TV browser, or cast from another device, unless you have a Samsung TV manufactured in 2015 or later, in which case you can use the Channel 4 app.

How to Install F1 TV on a Smart TV

F1 TV doesn’t have an app for smart TVs. Instead, you can cast the video from your smartphone, computer, or tablet to your TV. You can also connect an external streaming device to your TV and install F1 TV there. The platform has apps for Apple TV (4K 1st Gen or higher), Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd-Gen Fire Cube, 1st-Gen Fire TV Stick 4K/4K Max or higher), and Roku (Gen 8 or higher).

Other Ways to Watch Formula 1 on a Smart TV in 2024

Where to Live Stream Formula 1 in the US

ESPN/ABC

    • Available Races: All races

ESPN and ABC are F1’s official streaming providers in the US. To watch the races, you can log in with your TV provider account or subscribe to ESPN+. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can stream ESPN and ABC via YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, Sling TV, or DIRECTV STREAM.

ABC has apps for Samsung TVs and Android TV, and ESPN has apps for Samsung, Vizio, and LG models. ESPN+ and the other cord-cutters have apps for various smart TVs, but YouTube TV and Fubo offer the most comprehensive options.

If your connection seems to slow down, causing buffering and lag whenever you start streaming, your ISP may be selectively throttling your connection. Get CyberGhost VPN to bypass throttling with ease. Our app encrypts your traffic so your ISP can’t see what you’re doing online.

Where to Watch Formula 1 in the UK

NOW

    • Free Trial: 7 days
    • Available Races: All races

In the UK, you can subscribe to NOW to access Sky Sports F1’s coverage of every race. This means you’ll also get top-notch commentary from Martin Brundle, David Croft, Karun Chandhok, and Ted Kravitz. 

NOW offers two subscription plans: Sports Membership (monthly) and Sports Day Membership  (24-hour access). The latter is an ideal option if you just want to watch a specific race. Payment options include PayPal.

The platform has apps for Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android TV, and smart TVs from Samsung (2016 models or later), Hisense (2022 models or later), and LG (2016 models or later).

Where to Stream Formula 1 in Canada

TSN

    • Available Races: All races

TSN is the home of F1 in Canada. The platform streams the Sky Sports F1 coverage with former racing driver Tim Hauraney’s commentary and expert analysis. The platform has apps for LG and Samsung smart TVs and Android TV.

To register, you need to provide a Canadian postal code. TSN accepts credit or debit card, PayPal, and TSN gift card payments.

Where to Watch Formula 1 in Other Countries

CANAL+

    • Country: France
    • Available Races: All races

CANAL+ delivers all the F1 action to motorsport fans in France. You need a French phone number to create an account, and a French credit or debit card to make payment. 

You can then install the CANAL+ app on Android TV or on your Samsung, LG (2018 models or later), or Hisense smart TV. Along with race coverage, you can enable Expert Mode to get real-time stats, highlights, multiple camera angles, and more.

Just because you’re not taking your smart TV on your travels abroad, doesn’t mean you can’t take your access to Canal+. It’s normally restricted outside France, but you can use our streaming-optimized servers for the platform to watch from any destination.

Viaplay

    • Countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and the Netherlands
    • Available Races: All races

If you’re in the Nordic region, you can subscribe to Viaplay’s Total package to stream every race on the F1 calendar. The platform accepts credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments. 

Viaplay is already pre-installed in the latest Panasonic (models with “My Home Screen” from 2017 or later), Vestel (2017 models or later), and Hisense (2020 models or later) smart TVs. You can also download and install the app on smart TVs from LG (2014 models or later), Philips (Saphi TV models from 2017 or later), and models running Android TV and Google TV (e.g., Sony, TCL, Panasonic running Android 7 or later).

Viaplay subscribers in the Netherlands also get free access to F1 TV Pro.

beIN SPORTS

    • Countries: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and the Philippines
    • Available Races: All races

You can watch every race in Southeast Asia on beIN SPORTS. Payment options always include credit card, debit card, and voucher code, but other options may also be available depending on your country.

beIN SPORTS CONNECT is the platform’s streaming app, which is available on Samsung TV (Tizen OS models from 2017 and above), Android TV (OS v6.0 or later), and LG TV (WebOS 4.0 or higher made in 2018 or later).

Why CyberGhost Is the Best VPN for Streaming Sports

CyberGhost is the best VPN for streaming live sports thanks to its vast network of streaming-optimized servers for popular platforms, including ORF, ServusTV, and NOW. Our engineers regularly check these servers to ensure they can always access the platforms.

Our network delivers blazing-fast speeds perfect for streaming, even in UHD. Our vast network includes 10-Gbps servers in busy locations, ensuring you’re never slowed down by network congestion.We give you unlimited bandwidth so you can stream as much as you want without VPN data caps cutting you off.

If your office or school Wi-Fi blocks streaming services, CyberGhost has you covered. Our VPN encrypts your online activity, which prevents the network from monitoring your activity, allowing you to bypass firewalls and stream F1 without restrictions. Encryption also hides your activity from your ISP, helping you avoid selective throttling.

We have apps for most major devices, including Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux.

If you need help choosing the right server for your preferred streaming platform, you can contact our friendly support team 24/7. Try CyberGhost VPN risk-free with our 45-day money-back guarantee.

Can I Use a VPN to Watch Formula 1 from a Different Country?

Some Formula 1 fans connect to a VPN server in Belgium to watch on RTBF or a server in the US to watch on ESPN or Sling TV. While we don’t snoop on our users’ online activity, this is against our terms of service and is not acceptable.

Rest assured that CyberGhost VPN never logs your browsing data and your activity is always private, but you should always comply with your streaming service’s terms of use, our terms of service, and any applicable law, including copyright.

FAQ

How do I install the F1 TV app on my TV?

F1 TV doesn’t have a smart TV app, but you can install it to an external device and connect that to your TV. Compatible devices include Apple TV (4K 1st Gen or higher), Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd-Gen Fire Cube, 1st-Gen Fire TV Stick 4K/4K Max or higher), or Roku (Gen 8 or higher).

How can I watch F1 on my Samsung smart TV?

Search for your local F1 streaming provider on Samsung’s smart TV app store and install its app. For example, if you’re in Belgium, you can install the RTBF Auvio app.
Other providers with apps include ORF and ServusTV (Austria), Channel 4 and NOW (UK), 10 play (Australia), ESPN+ and ABC (US), TSN (Canada), CANAL+ (France), RTL (Germany), Viaplay (Nordic Countries), and beIN SPORTS (Southeast Asia).

Can you watch F1 on a normal TV?

Yes. If you have a regular TV without smart features, you can subscribe to a cable provider with a channel that carries F1. You can also connect a media streaming device and install an F1 streaming app there (e.g., F1 TV for Roku). Alternatively, you can cast the race from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to your TV.

What devices are compatible with F1 TV?

F1 TV is compatible with a wide range of Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices, as well as media streaming devices from Apple, Roku, Amazon, and Google.

Can you watch F1 TV on a smart TV?

F1 TV doesn’t have any smart TV apps, so you need to connect a streaming device to your smart TV and install the F1 TV app there. F1 TV has apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Roku. You can also cast F1 TV from your computer, phone, or tablet to your smart TV.

How can I watch F1 on my TV without cable?

In the US, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Fubo, Sling TV, and DIRECTV STREAM give you access to F1 via ESPN and ABC.
Elsewhere, you can watch F1 on RTBF Auvio (Belgium); RSI La 2, RTS 2, SRF 2, and SRF Info (Switzerland); ORF and ServusTV (Austria), Channel 4 and NOW (UK); 10 play (Australia); TSN (Canada); CANAL+ (France)’; Viaplay (Nordic region and the Netherlands); beIN SPORTS (Southeast Asia); and RTL (Germany).

Do you have to pay for the F1 TV app?

The app is free to download, but you need to get an F1 TV subscription if you want to access its content. Pricing varies by country and you can choose between monthly and annual plans.

How can I watch F1 without a subscription?

Depending on your location, you can watch F1 for free on RTBF Auvio (Belgium); RSI La 2, RTS 2, SRF 2, and SRF Info (Switzerland); or ORF and ServusTV (Austria).
These platforms are only available in their respective countries, but if you’re traveling abroad, you can access them with CyberGhost VPN. Just connect to our streaming-optimized server for your platform and watch F1 as if you never left home.

How much is the F1 TV subscription?

F1 TV pricing varies by country. In the US, the F1 TV Access plan costs $3.49/month or $29.99/year, which gives you access to live timing data and delayed race replays. Meanwhile, the F1 TV Pro plan costs $10.99/month or $84.99/year. The plan lets you stream all races on F1 TV live, among its other features.
If you want to compare prices of F1 TV subscriptions between countries, use CyberGhost VPN to change your virtual location.

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