Saudi Pro League has welcomed many stars in the 2023 Summer transfer window, most of whom have signed mouthwatering contracts, including TV commercial deals.
With the 2023/24 Saudi Pro League season underway, South Africans are asking, which is the ideal live football streaming app for watching Cristiano Ronaldo, and several African players, including Super Eagles players in the Middle East?
South Africa is known to have some of the best sports broadcasters on the continent, think SuperSport in this regard. But do the fans have access to a good live football streaming app?
Unfortunately, most of the fixtures streamed live on SuperSport are the SA Dstv Premiership and European matches cutting across leagues such as Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, and La Liga.
Useful Saudi Pro League live football streaming apps for South Africans
The presence of decorated football stars in the Saudi Pro League could change how we view the Saudi Pro League.
No doubt we expect breathtaking football moments and even more competition in the Saudi Pro League this year.
This happens after players like Sadio Mane, Ryad Mahrez, Edouard Mendy, Kalidou Koulibaly, and others joined the bandwagon of Ronaldo, Benzema, Firmino, and Ngolo Kante in the Middle East.
But given the limited coverage of the Saudi Pro League in South Africa, we explore a few live football streaming apps you can use to watch your favourite soccer stars on stage.
StarTimes ON App
StarTimes is a Chinese broadcaster with broadcasting rights to stream Saudi Pro League matches in South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and West Africa.
You can watch Saudi Pro League matches in South Africa via the StarTimes ON app or StartTimes TV.
While no official announcement has been made regarding the continuity of Saudi Pro League broadcasts rights into the 2023/24 season, it is expected StarsTimes will keep showing Saudi Pro League matches to South Africans.
They have already renewed their broadcast rights for Saudi Pro League matches in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya, so South Africa will undoubtedly follow.
Shahid Streaming Service
Another way to watch Saudi Pro League matches is through the Shahid streaming service. To stream matches on Shahid's platform, download the broadcaster's mobile application from the App stores such as Google Play Store and Apple Store.
Shahid's live football streaming app for South Africans ranks highly among the internationally recognized platform showing Saudi Pro League matches in HD across the continent.
However, streaming games using Shahid's live football streaming app comes with a small subscription cost. You will part with at least £8.99 per month or £76,99 per year. The streaming includes TV programs and varies depending on the package you choose on the platform.
Stream Saudi Pro League using VPNs
Football fans always want choices and the above official live football streaming apps for South Africans looking to watch Saudi Pro League this season are not enough.
Moreover, Saudi Pro League match highlights on the RSL official YouTube channel are only going to help you relive important match highlights without living in the moments of real-time action.
Virtual Private Networks can further help you stay in the action every matchday as the biggest soccer stars take to the stage in the Middle Easter League.
With VPNs such as Proton, SurfShark, NordVPN and many other reliable options out there, you can navigate your way around the geo-restriction barriers are sign-up with other Saudi Pro League streaming platforms.
Watch Saudi Pro League on ESPN + in South Africa via VPN
Roberto Firmino has a hat trick on his Saudi Pro League debut for Al Ahli.
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ESPN+ has been streaming Saudi Pro League matches for some time now. However, the platform is geo-restricted, making it difficult to stream live football in South Africa without a VPN.
With the ideal VPN that effectively hides your IP address, you can quickly set up your account on ESPN+ and start streaming live Saudi Pro games in SA.
However, there is no free trial on ESPN +, so you have to part with some bucks just like Kenyans watching the Saudi Pro League. It costs a least $9.99 a month to have your ESPN+ sports channel up and running.
A year's subscription plan will cost you at least $124.99 and don't forget the cost of paying for a premier VPN service.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago