The deletion of the SoccerStreams subreddit is terrible news for football/soccer (depending on where you’re from) enthusiasts who visited the subreddit weekly to watch their favorite teams play live for free. The subreddit, which had approximately half a million subsribers, was deleted due to copyright warnings from the Premier League.
The reason why SoccerStreams was so popular was that it didn’t matter what league you were after, you’d always be able to find at least one stream for any game that was being broadcasted somewhere. For top tier leagues like the Premier League and La Liga, there would always be hundreds of links to choose from, ranging in quality.
SoccerStreams shot up in popularity during the 2018 FIFA World Cup – where over a million people were online every day during the event. Most streams linked out to AceStream, which works via P2P technology.
Top Reddit Alternatives for SoccerStreams
Here are some of the best alternatives for /r/SoccerStream which are actually available on the
This subreddit was created for people who still wish to use reddit as their go-to football platform. However, like we’ve said previously, this will likely not be a permanent way to get reliable streaming links due to potential copyright violations. Due to the subreddits small size, not all games are covered. Asian leagues and other less popular leagues will likely receive no streams.
This subreddit provides links just before each game starts. While small, at only 10k subscribers, there is usually over 1k people online at any given time. The majority of links posted are of AceStream, which means you won’t need to worry about buffering. A lot of different people post links so it’s likely that you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.
Redsoccer was created post-removal of SoccerStreams, thus it’s in its infancy. While there aren’t many subscribers, the links that are posted are incredibly good. There are numerous rules that people have to follow to be allowed to post streaming links, which helps to maintain high-quality. Only direct stream links are permitted for starters. Quality is listed as either SD or HD, as well as specifying what the estimated minimum internet speed required is.
New guys on the block, Soccer Thunder, have tried to resurrect what was essentially /r/Soccerstreams. Everything is done through their discord channel, which means that the actual reddit sub is pretty bare.
Obviously with Soccer Streams being taken down not too long ago, we aren’t sure how long Soccer Thunder will be allowed to stay open, but we definitely recommend that you jump aboard before it’s gone. The discord invite will be posted under the next heading.
Discord has taken the internet by storm, essentially eliminating the need to have Skype, TeamSpeak, Mumble, or Ventrilo servers; the best part about discord is that it’s free! You are able to speak via text channels or voice and share images, audio and videos. Even though Discord was created to serve the gaming community, it has become a stable application for any group of people that wish to converse online. As soon as
These Discord servers will serve the streams in the same way as SoccerStreams did. You will be able to send stream links in to mods for them to approve, and they will be become available to watch 30 minutes prior to the match starting. Therefore, if you visit the channel when no games are live you won’t see any links.
The SoccerStreams subreddit was one of the best and most convenient options for people who wanted to watch their favorite teams play, without spending money on subscriptions. You’d be able to see the streaming links 30 minutes prior to kickoff, and there would be a large amount of streams to choose from, varying in quality.
However, while they’re still standing, you should give these alternatives a try. The other subreddits most likely won’t last forever, especially if they get big enough. We’re unsure how Discord will tolerate the sharing of illegal streams via their platform though, so even the Discord channels might not last for the foreseeable future.
If you have your own methods for watching football or soccer streams online, please let us know in the comments section below.