The Winter X Games takes place in Aspen this year from Thursday 24 January to Monday 28 January. Apart from catching world class winter athletes compete in snowboarding, freeskiing, snowmobiling and other events, the X Games also promise musical guests like The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Lil Wayne and Louis the Child.

If you don't want to miss the event, there are a few ways to watch it...

Watch the X Games on TV

The X Games will broadcast on ESPN and ABC, so the easiest way to watch it is on TV if you have access to those channels.

See the full X Games schedule to see all the events and broadcast times.

Watch the X Games 2019 Online

There are a few places you can stream the X Games. Some options are geography restricted so you may not have access unless you use a VPN (see the best ones here and the best VPN deals here).

Watch on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

The X Games is streaming some events on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel, though Twitter access may be restricted to the US.

You can see the entire online streaming schedule on the X Game site. The listing includes details on the event type, when it's scheduled, which social media channel to watch on and and geographic restrictions.


You can stream the X Games using the ABC App available for free for Android and iOS. Again, access depends on geographic availability and you may need to verify your TV provider account to watch. You can see ABC's FAQs here.

ESPN Player

In the UK you can access the ESPN Player online to watch the X Games. Access options include a Monthly Recurring Pass which costs £6.99 per month, or the 24-Hour Pass instead which costs £4.99. Go to ESPN Player now to sign up.

In the US, there's also ESPN+ that lets you watch on demand. It costs US$4.99 per month and allows access from Fire devices, Chromecast, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and more. You can get a free 7-day trial too.


Another way to watch in the US is on Sling which also offers a free 7-day trial. You can choose from two plans: Sling Orange (for sports) and Sling Blue (for entertainment). Both are US$25 per month, though ESPN content is only available in the Sling Orange package. Sign up for Sling here.


Hulu is another US-based option that lets you watch live sports, news and entertainment with access to ABC and ESPN channels. It costs US$39.99 per month (though this rate is set to increase to £44.99 on 26 February 2019). You can sign up for a 7-day free trial here.

There are also VPNs to access Hulu outside the US – see the best VPNs for Hulu here.