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WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream: How to watch it for free

It’s Friday and you know what that means: WWE Friday Night Smackdown. If you’re already planning on tuning in, like millions of others, then you’ll want to pay close attention. We’ll explain all the ways you can watch online. There’s even a way to access a free (and legal) WWE Smackdown live stream for new viewers — or rather, viewers new to one of the live TV streaming services we’ve outlined below, all of which have access to Fox, the official broadcaster for this event in the U.S. So if you’re ready to watch WWE Friday Night Smackdown and are looking for the best streaming service for it, read on:

Watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream on Sling TV

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Sling TV is a great way to cut the cord while still being able to access live TV content. Most importantly for WWE Friday Night Smackdown fans, it offers access to Fox in select markets. All you need to do is sign up to Sling Blue, with the first month priced at just $20 before it rises to $40 for subsequent months. Besides offering WWE Friday Night Smackdown, you also get access to 39 live TV channels including Fox Sports 1, USA Network — where Friday Night Smackdown will be moving in the near future — NFL Network, and a bunch of news stations too so you can keep informed. There’s also 50 hours of DVR storage so you can catch up on shows you miss live. The channel selection is smaller than that of the other live TV streaming services on our list, but if you don’t wish to pay for dozens of extra channels you’re not going to watch, Sling TV is a fine choice.

Watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream on FuboTV

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FuboTV is one of the best streaming services for live sports fans, and since it includes access to Fox, you can check out the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream. Over 150 channels are at your disposal depending on the plan you sign up for, including Fox Sports 1 and 2. Aside from Fox, you can also enjoy access to the MLB Network, NFL Network, NHL Network, Paramount, Bravo, and Disney Channel. FuboTV costs from $75 per month, but there’s a FuboTV free trial for new subscribers. Sign up now and you get seven days of access without having to pay up front, giving you the perfect chance to try the service and to watch WWE Friday Night Smackdown for free.

Watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is perhaps our favorite among the best live TV streaming services, and since it includes Fox in its lineup of 85+ live TV channels, it’s a good destination for anybody looking to watch WWE Friday Night Smackdown. Besides offering access to Fox, it also has plenty of other sports channels like NBC, USA Network, and ESPN. Better still? You also get ESPN+ with this bundle, so it’s a great choice for MMA fans looking to watch UFC fights online. During non-sporting times, this is the ideal chance to check out the best shows on Hulu like Letterkenny and Welcome to Chippendales, plus you get free access to Disney+ alongside the live TV channels for $70 per month. With tons of live programming, Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+, Hulu with Live TV is a fantastic all-in-one streaming bundle for cord-cutters.

Watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream on YouTube with Live TV

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Everybody knows YouTube as the home of short-form video, but its live TV streaming package, YouTube TV, is an extensive cord-cutting bundle in its own right. For $73 per month, you can enjoy access to more than 100 live TV channels including NBC, USA Network, ESPN, CNN, and — you guessed it — Fox Sports. That means you can watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream every week. You get unlimited DVR space to record anything you need plus there are exclusive sports features like a Stats View. Best of all, the YouTubeTV free trial is one of the most generous, giving new viewers not one, not two, but three weeks to enjoy the service without having to pay. That lets you WWE Smackdown free three times before deciding whether you’d like to commit to a subscription.

Watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream from abroad with a VPN

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All these streaming services may work within the U.S., but if you’re traveling abroad, you probably won’t be able to access them due to regional broadcasting restrictions. To watch the WWE Friday Night Smackdown live stream from outside the country, you can sign up to NordVPN and bypass these geo-restrictions. One of the best VPNs for streaming is NordVPN, which works by allowing you to route your connection through a U.S.-based server — it assigns you a remote IP address. This means you can access your streaming service as if you were back home. It offers industry-leading security features, too, so it’s perfect if you’re accessing public Wi-Fi and don’t feel confident you’re protected. There’s no NordVPN free trial in the traditional sense, but you do have a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try it risk-free. We recommend getting set up before WWE Friday Night Smackdown starts, including installing it on your devices, so you don’t miss any of the brawls.

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