On Saturday, August 26 (or August 27 depending on your region), two fighters will face off in what’s become one of the most highly anticipated fights in recent memory. In fact, the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match is expected to be the most watched fight ever.
Luckily, for those who don’t want to be left out, the fight will be available on a plethora of different streaming options. Here’s how to watch the event on your favorite Apple devices.
How Much Is It?
The fight will run users in the U.S. around a $100 pay-per-view fee, no matter which streaming option you choose.
When Does It Start?
The pay-per-view broadcast will start at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. ET). While fight schedules are typically pretty loose, you can expect the actual fight to start around 8:45 p.m. PST (11:45 p.m. ET).
How to Stream on iOS and Apple TV
For iOS users, the fight will be available to stream via both the UFC TV and the Showtime PPV app. Just download the app of your choosing, purchase access, and follow the app instructions for viewing.
Similarly, both options are also available on tvOS. Just use the Apple TV App Store and search for either app.
If you choose the Showtime PPV app, you’ll also be treated to a free trial of Showtime and CBS All Access. Just remember to purchase the fight on the device that you plan to watch it with.
How to Stream on Mac or PC
For users on a Mac (or other personal computer), the easiest way to stream the fight will be via the Showtime PPV website itself.
You can purchase direct access to the fight stream for $99.95. It’s important to note that if you purchase the fight via the Showtime PPV website, you’ll only be able to access it through your web browser — not any of the aforementioned mobile or Apple TV apps.
If you already purchased access by accident, you can use AirPlay mirroring to get the stream onto another device, however.
The fight won’t be limited to Apple products, of course. The UFC TV app is also available on Android, Chromecast, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, among others. Playstation 4 users, on the other hand, will be able to purchase and watch the fight directly from Sony.