How to watch the Grand National

A staggering 600million+ people around the world tune-in to watch the Grand National at Aintree each April. 8.2 million of those are here in the UK alone. Once you’ve studied the runners and placed your Grand National bets, you don’t want to miss the race. But how can you livestream the 2018 Grand National? Here is what you need to do.

How Can I Watch The Grand National 2018?

If you live in the UK it’s simple!

Leading ‘free-to-air’ channel, ITV, paid around £30million to secure a 4 year deal. They have the broadcasting rights to show the Grand National LIVE from 2017 to 2020. If you are a UK resident, you can sit back from the comfort of your own home and watch the 2018 Grand National on normal television. The ITV website or ITV player app will also stream the Grand National LIVE. So, even if you are on the move, you’ve no excuse not to see the world’s greatest steeplechase. Providing you’ve got mobile data or a wi-fi connection of course!

iTV Racing Watch the Grand National

ITV Racing has enjoyed great reviews but differing ratings Alan Crowhurst

When Is The 2018 Grand National?

The 2018 Grand National will be run on Saturday 14th April.

What Time is the 2018 Grand National?

Organisers have tinkered with the race time of the Grand National in recent years, but they’ve settled on a later time. Due to television demands and with peak viewers needed to attract advertisers, the 2018 Grand National time will be 5:15pm (GMT).

Live stream the Grand National

Of course – away from ITV Racing you can also stream the 2018 Grand National LIVE via cable channel RACING UK.

Yes, RACING UK charge a monthly subscription to watch their channel, but be sure to checkout any deals nearer the date of the 2018 Grand National. They also offer a daily pass that will give you 24 hours access to their channel. Racing UK’s daily pass can also be paid for on your mobile phone bill. This is great as it will then give you access to RACING UK via 3G, 4G or wi-fi, meaning you can pick up the action on the go on tablets or mobile devices if you wish.

The benefits of streaming the Grand National here are that you’re not tied in to a lengthy monthly or annual contract. Meaning, you can dip in-and-out of the RACING UK action on a daily basis.

How can I Watch The Grand National For Free?

There really is no excuse not watch the 2018 Grand National in this digital age. If you’ve placed your Grand National bet online then there is further good news if you want to see how your horse gets on in the race.

Most leading bookmakers now provide a free RACING UK stream for the 2018 Grand National race – as long as you’ve placed a bet with them on the race. There might be a minimum bet requirement (check each bookmaker), but generally this can be as low as £1. This minimum bet will qualify you to watch the race via their sites online, or through their mobile apps.

Most of the big bookies have this feature, but here are just some that spring to mind – Betfair, Bet365, Skybet, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill, Paddy Power, Betfred, Boylesports, Betway, Betbright, BetVictor

High Street Bookmakers Will Also Stream The 2018 Grand National LIVE

A lot of Grand National bets are done online, but, don’t forget there are still good, old-fashioned high street bookies. Come Grand National day on the 14th April 2018, the big high street bookmakers will also have LIVE streaming of the race.

Ok, they’d prefer it if you place a bet in the shop. But let’s be honest, how are they going to police that? There is nothing to stop you popping into your local high street bookmakers at 5:15pm. There you can watch the Grand National for free!

If You Want The Ultimate Grand National LIVE Experience – Go To Aintree!!

Why not watch the 2018 Grand National LIVE and in person? This solution to watching the Merseyside Marathon might sound a bit extreme to the ‘once-a-year’ punters but it’s still an option. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Grand National by being there yourself – though tickets are selling out fast! Be quick!