The 2023 F1 season will be the most exciting yet, with 23 races confirmed, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. Better still, motorsport fans can get closer to the action with F1 TV, the sport’s official streaming service.
Giving viewers comprehensive coverage of race days, practice sessions, paddocks, live timing and loads of exclusive F1 content, read our full guide to using F1 TV and F1 TV Pro online and your TV.
The F1 TV app is available in over 80 countries, including the US and India, and has really taken off in recent years. Coverage is now offered in Full HD, users can select localized commentary and geek out by switching between multiple camera feeds.
Below we introduce you to the two versions of F1 TV (basic ‘Access’ and premium ‘Pro’), reveal how much they cost and explain what you get for your money…
What is F1 TV and F1 TV Pro?
F1 TV is the FIA Formula 1 World Championship’s own dedicated “over the top” streaming service. The service consists of two different levels:
F1 TV Pro is the premium offering of the service (opens in new tab), and offers subscribers live coverage of every Formula 1 race of the season. What’s more, you can also stream every track session for all GPs and get access to all drivers’ onboard cameras and team radios, plus access to live streams of F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup races.
Another exclusive feature for F1 TV Pro subscribers is the service’s super cool live timing feature, which lets you view real-time telemetry and driver tire usage history during races.
The main difference between F1 TV Pro and the significantly cheaper one F1 TV access low (opens in new tab) is that the latter does not include live coverage of races, instead offering delayed replays and highlights.
Both tiers offer on-demand access to over 2,000 hours of F1 footage, featuring more than any Grand Prix since 1981.
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Where can I watch F1 TV and F1 TV Pro?
F1 TV Pro offers live streaming in six languages in more than 80 territories. However, exclusive TV rights deals in some countries mean the premium F1 TV Pro tier and its live race coverage is not available everywhere, with only the F1 TV access level available in those regions.
For example, F1 TV Pro is available in the US, Canada and India, but not in the UK and Ireland, as Sky Sports has exclusive rights to Formula 1 until 2029. Similarly, F1 TV Pro is not available in Australia, New Zealand, Spain or Germany.
You can find out what kind of coverage is available on F1 TV in your area by looking here (opens in new tab).
How much is F1 TV and does it offer a free trial?
F1 TV varies quite a bit in price from region to region. In the US, F1 TV Pro typically costs $79 for an annual subscription, while F1 TV Access costs $26.99 per year.
The service also offers a 7-day free trial for F1 TV Pro (opens in new tab) in some countries, including India, but not in the US. It’s also cheaper in India – just $30 per year after the free trial.
How do I watch F1 TV?
It’s quite easy to get started and watch all of F1 TV’s car racing offerings. Start by going to the service’s website (opens in new tab)pick the right region and sign up or grab that free trial.
The service offers dedicated apps for most of the major platforms such as Apple, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire App.
The service can also be viewed on a PC through all major web browsers.
How do I watch on my TV?
With F1 TV now offers coverage in glorious 1080p on a range of devices including Apple TV, Android TV (not supported via the TV app), Amazon Fire TV and Roku 3900x and above.
You can also cast F1 TV streams from a browser using Apple Airplay (only to an Apple TV box) or Google Chromecast, so you can watch all the twists and turns on your big screen.
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Where else can I watch F1?
As mentioned earlier, not all regions have an F1 TV package with live Grand Prix coverage, with the exceptions of the UK, Ireland and Australia. So check out our dedicated guide to getting an F1 live stream for the best information in your region.
Those who want to catch all the action as it happens Down Under are served by Fox Sports, who hold the live broadcast rights for the 2021 season in Australia. If you don’t have Fox as part of a pay TV package, your best option might be to sign up for its sister offering, the fast-rising Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) streaming service.
In fact, Kayo offers one FREE two week trial (opens in new tab)!
Then the Kayo Sports Basic Package (opens in new tab) costs $25 per month and allows users to stream on two devices at the same time. The service also offers a Kayo Sports Premium package (opens in new tab)which offers three simultaneous streams for $35 per month.
You can watch every 2023 F1 GP in the UK and Ireland via Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and the dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. Subscribers can also watch on the go with the Sky Go app (opens in new tab)which is available on almost all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.
While the US and Canada are well served with F1 TV providing full live coverage of races in both regions, viewers in both countries also have the option of watching via traditional linear broadcasters.
For the 2023 F1 season, that’s ESPN (opens in new tab) which will provide comprehensive coverage in the US. Cable cutters are in luck too, as you can get ESPN without having an expensive cable package through over-the-top providers like Sling TV (opens in new tab)and fubo TV (opens in new tab).
Meanwhile in Canada you can watch 2023 F1 races on the English language TSN (opens in new tab) or French RDS (opens in new tab) – but they are premium channels that usually come with a pay TV package.
If you get them as part of your cable deal, you can just log in with your provider’s details and you’ll get access to an F1 live stream.
Do you like the sound of F1 TV? Now go to the website (opens in new tab)sign up and start watching!