Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to enter the ring on Saturday, August 26, at 9 p.m. ET in Las Vegas, Nevada for what’s expected to be the most watched fight… ever.
As usual, the fight is only available to those who pay the nearly $100 pay-per-view fee. However, breaking from the traditional means of purchasing directly from a cable or satellite provider, CBSrecently announced the fight will also be available to stream on the Showtime PPV website or iOS and Apple TV app. (Disclaimer: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)
For those who want to stream the fight on a computer, you can visit ShowtimePPV.com and purchase access for $99.95. Keep in mind, if you purchase through the website you will onlyhave access to the fight on a computer — and not on your mobile device or Apple TV.
The iOS and Apple TV apps aren’t available in the iTunes store, but according to the announcement, the apps should be live any time now. We will update this post once we spot the apps. As an added bonus for those who pay to stream the fight, you will also have access to a free trial of Showtime and CBS All Access.
Another option for streaming the fight is to purchase it directly from the UFC . The cost is the same, only instead of being limited to just streaming on a site or Apple devices, the UFC supports quite a few devices including the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Roku, and Apple devices.
Viewers in Great Britain will also have a streaming option. The fight will cost £19.95 in the UK through Sky Sports.