The Masters is a historic men’s golfing championship that sees one golfer take home the illustrious green jacket. Held at the same place every single year, Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Club, the competition is the first of four annual golf majors. (The US Open, the Open and the PGA Championship make up the other three.)
The world’s most impressive golfers all take part in the Masters. But winning it takes incredible skill. The 18-hole course is renowned for its difficulty, and, at the end of the four-day tournament, only one golfer will triumph.
When is the 2020 Masters?
The 2020 Masters was scheduled to tee off on April 9. However, the tournament has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tentative replacement date is August 6 – August 9.
It’s likely the TV channel line-up will remain the same. ESPN was set to air the first two rounds and the par-three contest of the championship, with CBS broadcasting the third and fourth rounds.
You can also catch coverage online via the Masters site.
Live TV streaming services for the Masters
The Masters site — Masters.com — will stream everything from the tournament’s four days, including bonus interviews and highlight reels. You can also catch coverage, including the green jacket ceremony, on the Masters app, which works on both iOS and Android devices. There are also several streaming services that provide access to CBS and ESPN.
AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now offers two popular packages, and both give you access to CBS and ESPN. The Plus package includes more than 45 channels and costs $65/mo.The Max plan costs $80/mo. and features over 60 channels. Both come with 500 hours of cloud DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams. AT&T TV Now is available on a wide range of devices, including Android and iOS devices, Amazon Fire TVs and sticks, Apple TVs, Chromecast products, Roku devices and certain smart TVs. A seven-day free trial is available. Visit our AT&T TV Now review to read more.
CBS All Access
If you just want to tune into CBS’ Masters coverage, you can for $5.99/mo. (An ad-free version costs slightly more at $9.99/mo.) CBS All Access lets you watch CBS content live and thousands of hours of episodes on demand, but it doesn’t come with any storage capabilities to record shows. Two devices can, however, stream content at the same time. Try it for free for seven days. The service works on Android and iOS devices, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast. It can also be accessed via game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Visit our CBS All Access review to read more.
The ESPN app lets users watch thousands of live and on-demand sporting events, including the Masters. All you need is a paid subscription to ESPN through an eligible service. As well as being able to watch live golf events, you’ll also be able to view highlights, breaking news and real-time scores. The app can be downloaded on Android and iOS devices along with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, smart TVs and game consoles.
CBS is available in most places via fuboTV, but ESPN isn’t. The standard plan features over 85 channels for $54.99/mo. Two simultaneous streams are allowed per account, and users can record up to 30 hours of content. An extra stream will cost you an additional $5.99/mo. and 500 recording hours will incur a further $9.99/mo. charge. A week-long free trial is available to new subscribers. fuboTV is available on both Android and iOS devices, web browsers, and smart TVs along with Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku. Visit our fuboTV review to read more.
Hulu + Live TV
Both CBS and ESPN can be yours with Hulu + Live TV. The main $54.99/mo. plan also lets you watch the service’s vast on-demand library. A live TV-only plan does exist, but it’s only $1/mo. less.
Hulu subscribers can record up to 50 hours of content and watch on 2 devices at the same time. An upgrade to unlimited streams will cost a further $9.99/mo. Similarly, increasing DVR storage to 200 hours means an additional $9.99/mo. fee. As with all the rest, you can try the service for free for a week. (Alas, there’s no free trial for the live TV-only plan.) Anyone with access to an Android, iOS, or Fire device can use Hulu. The service is also available via Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku as well as web browsers, some smart TVs and game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Visit our Hulu Live review to read more.
Sling TV has three packages: Sling Orange includes around 30 channels, like ESPN, for $30/mo. Sling Blue also costs $30/mo. and gives you access to more than 40 channels, but ESPN isn’t included. If you want both CBS and ESPN, you’ll have to invest in Sling TV’s combined Blue + Orange bundle. (It’ll cost you $45/mo.) The service’s CBS coverage is limited by geographic location. If you can’t access the channel, you’ll have to buy a CBS All Access subscription.
With the combined Sling Blue + Orange plan, you’ll get 4 simultaneous streams and 10 hours of DVR storage. An upgrade to 50 hours will cost an extra $5/mo. Sling TV occasionally gives free seven-day trials, but its regular offer involves a $10 discount on the first month’s subscription. The service’s supported devices list ranges from web browsers, Android and iOS devices, and select smart TVs to Apple TV, Fire devices, Chromecast, Roku and Xbox. Visit our Sling TV review to read more.
YouTube TV also offers a seven-day free trial and gives golf fans access to both CBS and ESPN. It costs $49.99/mo., and users can enjoy 3 simultaneous streams. And if you miss any of the Masters, you can record an unlimited number of hours and catch up any time in the next nine months. You can access YouTube TV via Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Fire TV and Roku. Some smart TVs and gaming consoles also support the service. Visit our YouTube TV review to read more.
Whether you’re a Woods fanatic or a McIlroy lover, you can watch the entirety of the Masters online, on TVs, and on phones and tablets. Thanks to the array of streaming services available, it’s never been easier to catch every minute of this golfing major.