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Where to watch Grand National 2023 live

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You’ve decided your horses, signed up to a bookmaker and got your free bet, but how and where can you live stream the 2022 Grand National? Here’s all you need to do to watch the Grand National online.

How to live stream the Grand National for free?

There really is no excuse to miss the 2023 Grand National in this digital age. And if you’ve placed your Grand National bet online, there’s more good news if you want to follow how your horse gets on.

Most leading bookmakers now provide a free Racing TV stream for the 2023 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 is as low as £1. This minimum bet qualifies you to watch the race via their sites online, or through their mobile apps.

Most of the big bookies have this feature, including Betfair, Paddy Power, William Hill, Bet365, Betfred and Unibet.

In summary,

  1. Choose your preferred online Grand National bookmaker.
  2. Place a Grand National bet, ensuring it’s above the minimum qualifying stake (typically £1) – here’s a ‘how to’ guide if you need help placing a bet.
  3. Wait till the a few minutes before the race, when the free live stream will start.
  4. Watch the Grand National live free.

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Paddy Power: Watch the Grand National Live Stream

Unibet: Bet & Watch the Grand National Live Stream

Betfair: Watch the Grand National Live Stream

William Hill: Watch the Grand National Live Stream

Betfred: Watch the Grand National Live Stream

bet365: Watch the Grand National Live Stream

How can I watch the Grand National on TV?

It’s easy to watch Grand National 2023 on TV in the UK. Leading ‘free-to-air’ channel, ITV, paid around £30million to secure an initial four-year deal in 2017, before extending it for a further four years. They therefore have the broadcasting rights allowing viewers to watch the Grand National live free until 2023. If you’re a UK resident, you can sit back in the comfort of your own home and watch the 2023 Grand National on TV. 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 reason to miss the world’s greatest steeplechase.

ITV Racing Watch the Grand National

Photo by Alan Crowhurst found on Racing Post.

You can also watch Aintree live via cable channel Racing TV. The channel charges a monthly subscription to watch their channel, but be sure to check out any deals nearer the date of the 2023 Grand National. They also offer a daily pass that will give you 24 hours access to their channel. Racing TV’s daily pass can be paid for on your mobile bill and it gives you access to the channel’s races via 4G or Wi-Fi, meaning you can pick up the action on the go.

High street bookmakers will also stream the 2023 Grand National LIVE

A lot of Grand National bets are made online, but don’t forget old-fashioned high street bookies. Come Grand National day on 15th April 2023, 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 there’s nothing to stop you popping into your local high street bookies at 5:15pm. There you can watch the Grand National live for free!

A staggering 600million+ people around the world tune-in to watch the Grand National at Aintree each April. 8.2 million of those are in the UK alone. Once you’ve studied the Grand National runners, found your favourite betting offers and placed your Grand National bets, don’t miss the race.

If you want the ultimate Grand National LIVE experience – Go to Aintree!

Why not watch the 2023 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!

How to watch the Virtual Grand National 2023?

After Snow Leopardess’s success last year, there will be another Virtual Grand National for 2023. Although final schedules are yet to be confirmed, it will most likely be screened on ITV4 on Friday 14th April 2023, and again in the hours leading up to the race.

The Virtual Grand National is one of the most accurate insights into how the real event might play out on the day. Exact data about each runner, jockey, form and even the ground is used to formulate the virtual race.

Unlike real racing, the odds are close reflections to the actual chances of a virtual Grand National runner with the computer favourite getting more chance than an outsider. Though remember, a random number generator ultimately decides each runner’s fate.

FAQ – How to watch the Grand National?

Can I watch the Grand National live?

If you’re looking to watch the Grand National in person, you should buy your tickets early. It’s well worth experiencing but much of Aintree will sell out before race day. To watch a Grand National live stream on TV or your mobile, you can go to most bookmakers sites, or access the ITV app.

Is it possible to watch Aintree live?

Yes, it’s not just the Grand National that you can watch or live stream. Every race you bet on with an online bookmaker gives you access to a stream for that race. So if you bet on every Aintree race, you can watch the whole Aintree Grand National meeting live with a bookmaker.

Where can I stream the Grand National?

There are various options to stream the Grand National. Our suggestion would be via an online bookmaker, as you’ll also benefit from offers and possibly free bets. However, it’s also possible to view the race on either ITV or Racing TV.

How can I watch the Grand National for free?

If you’re a bettor and you’ve placed your Grand National bet, you watch the streaming from your bookmaker platform.

When is the 2023 Grand National?

The 2023 Grand National will be run on Saturday 15th April.

What time is the 2023 Grand National?

Organisers have tinkered with the Grand National race time in recent years, but they’ve settled on a later time. Due to television demands and with peak viewers needed to attract advertisers, plus a keenness to avoid clashing with 3pm Saturday afternoon football fixtures, the 2023 Grand National time will be 5.15pm (GMT).

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