WWE SmackDown Live Stream August 16th: How to Watch Online for Free

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Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler will battle for the WWE World Championship at ‘SummerSlam’ 2016. (WWE.com)

Tonight on SmackDown, it’s the final episode prior to SummerSlam‘s pay-per-view. The show, which will be broadcast live on the USA Network tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, will feature a match between Alberto Del Rio and John Cena, as well as an interview with Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose on Miz TV. Want to watch the episode but won’t be near a television set? Read on for a rundown of your options for watching SmackDown, with or without cable.


If You Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In That Includes USA

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A.J. Styles will face off tonight on ‘SmackDown’ ahead of their ‘SummerSlam’ match. (WWE.com)

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch SmackDown through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Sling Blue package, which includes USA, costs $25 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch SmackDown for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Best of Live TV Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Best of Live TV Blue package is the only one that includes USA.

3. Download the Sling desktop app, and navigate over to USA to watch SmackDown.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch SmackDown on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and Xbox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices.

The service’s Best of Live TV Blue package costs $25 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of WWE events for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial.

To sign up for Sling, follow these steps:

1. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

2. When you sign up, select Sling’s Best of Live TV Blue package, which costs $25 per month. You’ll also have the option of selecting “add-ons,” all of which come with a monthly fee but are included in the free trial. The Best of Live TV Blue package is the only one that includes USA.

3. Download the Sling mobile app or utilize the app on your connected TV, and navigate over to USA to watch SmackDown.

If you sign up for the free Sling trial you can also watch SmackDown for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the USA app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. When you’re prompted to select your TV provider, select Sling and enter your username and password.


If You Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In That Includes USA

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A “wardrobe malfunction” forces Eva Marie to cancel her in-ring debut. (WWE.com)

If you subscribe to USA and just need a way to watch SmackDown outside the confines of a television, the network makes it quite easy to do so.

All you have to do is head over to USA’s official livestream page, where you’ll be asked to enter your cable login information. Once you have been authenticated with your username and password, the stream will begin, and what you’re seeing will be exactly what is being broadcast on television at that moment. Pull it up on a laptop a few minutes before showtime and you’re good to go.

With an App:

Hoping to watch SmackDown on the go? Don’t sweat it; you don’t even need a computer to watch the USA network. Once again you have to be a cable subscriber, but you can view the episode live via a smartphone or tablet by downloading the USA Now app.

Once you open the app, simply hit the button in the top right corner, which will pull up a “LIVE” option. Click on that, log in with your cable information, and the exact same high-quality stream from the USA’s website will launch up on your iOS or Android device. The app is also available on Apple TV, Roku and the Xbox One.


Read Live Updates and Match Results Tonight at 8

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SmackDown’s Randy Orton will fight Raw’s Brock Lesnar at ‘SummerSlam.’ (WWE.com)

If you will not be able to watch SmackDown this evening, we’ve got you covered. We will be providing live updates and a complete rundown of the new roster this evening. Head on over to our post below for a preview of the night’s events, and check back in at 8:00 p.m. Eastern for results and spoilers.

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