The 2023 F1 season will be the most exciting yet, with 23 races confirmed, including the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. What’s more, motorsport fans can get closer to the action with F1 TV, the sport’s official streaming service.
Providing viewers with extensive coverage of race days, practice sessions, paddocks, live timing and tons of exclusive F1 content, read our full guide to using F1 TV and F1 TV Pro online and on your TV.
Available in over 80 countries, including the US and India, the F1 TV app has seen a leap forward in recent years. Coverage is now offered in Full HD, users can select localized comments and explore the world by switching between multiple camera feeds.
Below we’ll introduce you to the two versions of the F1 TV – basic and premium – and explain what you get for your money…
What is F1 TV and F1 TV Pro?
F1 TV is the FIA’s own dedicated “over the top” streaming service for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The service is available in two different tiers:
F1 TV Pro is a premium service offer (opens in a new tab)and offers subscribers live coverage of every Formula 1 race of the season. In addition to this, you can also broadcast every session on the track for all GPs and access all drivers’ onboard cameras and team radio, as well as access to live broadcasts of F2, F3 and Porsche Supercup races.
Another exclusive to F1 TV Pro subscribers is the super cool Live Timing feature, which lets you check real-time telemetry and tire wear history of your drivers during races.
The key difference between F1 TV Pro and significantly cheaper Access to F1 TV rung (opens in a new tab) is that the latter does not include live coverage of the races, offering delayed replays and highlights instead.
Both tiers offer on-demand access to over 2,000 hours of F1 footage, with a surplus of every Grand Prix since 1981.
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Where can I watch F1 TV and F1 TV Pro?
F1 TV Pro offers live broadcasts in six languages in over 80 countries. However, exclusive TV rights deals in some countries mean a bonus F1 TV Pro level and live race coverage is not available everywhere, only from Access to F1 TV level available in these regions.
For example, F1 TV Pro is available in the US, Canada and India, but not the UK and Ireland as Sky Sports has exclusive rights to Formula 1 until 2029. Similarly, the F1 TV Pro is not available in Australia, New Zealand, Spain or Germany.
You can find out what type of coverage is available on F1 TV in your region checking here (opens in a new tab).
How much does F1 TV cost and does it have a free trial?
F1 TV varies slightly in price by region. In the US, F1 TV Pro is typically $79 for an annual subscription, while F1 TV Access is $26.99 per year.
The website also offers free 7 day trial of F1 TV Pro (opens in a new tab) in some countries, including India, but not in the United States. It’s also cheaper in India – only $29.99 a year after the free trial.
How to watch F1 TV?
It’s quite simple to launch and start watching all the motor racing on F1 TV. Begin from going to the website (opens in a new tab)selecting the correct region and registering or using the free trial period.
The service offers dedicated apps for most major platforms such as Apple, Android, Roku, and the Amazon Fire App.
The service is also available to be viewed on a PC via all major web browsers.
How to watch on TV?
With F1 TV now offers its coverage in glorious 1080p across a range of devices including Apple TV, Android TV (not supported by the TV app), Amazon Fire TV and Roku 3900x and above.
You can also stream F1 TV from your browser using Apple Airplay (for Apple TV only) or Google Chromecast, letting you watch all the action on the big screen.
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Where else can I watch F1?
As mentioned, not all regions have an F1 TV package with live Grand Prix coverage, with the notable exceptions being the UK, Ireland and Australia. So check out our dedicated F1 live stream guide for the best information in your regions.
Those who want to watch all the Down Under action are served by Fox Sports, who have the rights to broadcast the 2021 season live in Australia. If you don’t have Fox as part of your pay TV package, your best option may be to sign up for its fast-growing sister offering Kayo sports (opens in a new tab) streaming service.
Even better, Kayo offers FREE two-week trial (opens in a new tab)!
After that Kayo Sports Basic Pack (opens in a new tab) it costs $25 per month and allows users to stream on two devices at the same time. The site also offers Kayo Premium Sports Pack (opens in a new tab)which provides three simultaneous streams for $35/month.
You can watch every 2023 F1 GP UK & Ireland via Sky Sports (opens in a new tab) and a dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel. Subscribers can also watch on the move using Sky Go app (opens in a new tab)which is available on almost all modern phones, tablets, laptops, personal computers and consoles.
While the US and Canada are well served with F1 TV offering full live coverage of the races in both regions, viewers in both countries also have the option to watch via traditional linear broadcasters.
For the 2023 F1 season, it is ESPN (opens in a new tab) which will provide comprehensive coverage in the United States. Cable cutters are in luck too because you can get ESPN without having an expensive cable package through top providers like Slingshot TV (opens in a new tab)AND fuboTV (opens in a new tab).
Meanwhile, in Canada, you can watch F1 2023 races in English TSN (opens in a new tab) or French speaking RDS (opens in a new tab) – but these are premium channels that usually come with a pay TV package.
If you get them as part of your cable deal, you’ll be able to simply log in with your provider details and access F1 live streams.
Do you like the sound of F1 TV? Go to the website now (opens in a new tab)register and start watching!