Do you want to know how and where to watch the Grand National live this year? We’ll take you through the best ways to keep on top of the action via both TV and internet streaming.
All three days of Aintree’s biggest festival will be beamed live to millions. Whether you plan on watching from home or while you travel, we’ve got your options covered.
Where Can I Watch the Grand National Live?
Currently, the following excellent bookmakers offer Grand National live streaming:
|Bookmaker||Minimum Requirement||Live Stream Grand National here|
|Use your bet365 welcome offer, or have a qualifying bet in the last 24 hours||Watch with bet365|
|One deposit to account required||Watch with Tote|
|Use your BetVictor sign-up deal||Watch with Betvictor|
|Minimum 50p stake on the race||Watch with Paddy Power|
|Open to all with a BetFred account||Watch with Betfred|
|Minimum £1 stake on the race||Watch with William Hill|
|Funded account needed||Watch with Unibet|
If you are not already a member of a bookmaker who offers live streaming, try having a look at the Grand National new customer offers before signing up.
How to Watch the Grand National Live
Naturally, the biggest betting event of the year in the UK will be shown on TV. ITV Racing has brilliant coverage and will be showing all three days of Aintree’s no.1 meeting.
If you want to watch via live streaming, however, here’s what you need to do:
- Find a bookmaker with a reliable Grand National live stream (we have a list below).
- Sign-up, remembering to make use of any bonuses too.
- Meet the minimum terms for Grand National live streaming (usually a funded account or a bet on the race).
- Watch the Grand National live stream as it begins, a couple of minutes before the race.
The top bookmakers on the market do all offer you the chance to watch a Grand National live stream. The quality tends to be excellent, while commentary is also included. You can watch via desktop, or via iOS and Android-powered smartphones and tablets.
What to Expect from Grand National Live Streaming
Some streaming services offer a very short live feed. In some cases, you can watch the Grand National live only from a minute or so before the start of the race. The feed may also end as soon as the race is over.
With others, the Grand National live stream may continue until the official results are called. This is ideal, as it allows you to see for certain whether or not you are due a return!
Streaming will also include full commentary. There are 40 horses in the race, so even the ability to watch the Grand National live may not help you identify your runners. Have a look at the Grand National favourite runners here. Never fear, the feed is taken directly from TV and so will feature a professional commentary.
When Is the Virtual Grand National 2021 and How Do I Watch it?
The Virtual Grand National will take place this year before the main race on Saturday, April 10th. ITV has coverage of the VGN, though some streaming may be offered too.
Streaming depends on the bookmakers covering the event. In 2020, revenue from betting on the race went to charity. If indeed betting is allowed once again, then the major bookmakers will also be allowed to stream the VGN live.
When Is the Grand National 2021?
You can watch the Grand National live at 5:15 pm on Saturday, April 10th. The National is race 6 of 7 that day, while there is also top-class action at Aintree on Thursday and Friday, April 8th and 9th.
How Can I Watch the Grand National for Free?
Naturally, there is terrestrial TV coverage, while some bookmakers do not charge to watch the Grand National live.
Take a look at the conditions attached to the bookmakers we’ve mentioned to see whether holding an account alone will allow you to stream the race.