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As a die-hard fan, you possibly have ways figured out as to how you’ll watch any game. But when you’re streaming from another country, finding a particular game becomes quite challenging as the broadcasters are not the same and you need to subscribe to a new one if your previous Cable or Satellite TV operator doesn’t operate in that new country. Here’s where people decide to enter the grey area – Free Sports Streaming Sites.
When it comes to free sports streaming sites, there are ways in which you can separate the good ones from the bad ones. The good ones provide a great user-interface followed by quality links. Even if the interface is not up to the mark, it can still get away with quality links. However, the site we’re reviewing is just style and no substance. We’re talking about Sportlemon.
What is Sportlemon?
Sportlemon is one of the most widespread sports streaming sites that used to provide comprehensive sports coverage. You were able to stream Football, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, and MotoGP and many other sports. The reason why talking in the past tense is that Sportlemon is not the same anymore. There are dozens of sites that go by this name with different domains and proxies but the same old design. When you try to access the content, all it’ll do is keep redirecting you to a gaming, dating or gambling site.
Thus, I have no reason why I’d recommend you use this website for streaming but I have faith that the developers will sort the problems and restore this streaming site with a great history. With a ray of hope, here are a few reasons why you should or should not stream Sportlemon.
Why should you stream on Sportlemon?
Sportlemon cult following can be accredited to its reputed name in the sports streaming industry. You’ll find dozens of threads talking about the glory days of this streaming giant. Apart from the legacy, it did a great job of providing a variety of content to its audience. Users were able to watch sports such as Football, Basketball, Baseball, and American Football without any hassle.
At the time when premium streaming service wasn’t an option and cable/satellite television wouldn’t air your beloved fixture, sites like Sportlemon were the saviors. In nearly a decade of its operation, Sportlemon has always been free for its users. All the content that you find on the website can be streamed for free. You don’t have to create an account or pay for memberships to watch content on this site.
It’s funny how all the domains that go by the name of Sportlemon have the same layout and color combination. What’s even more fun is that many other free streaming sites have adopted the layout first introduced on Sportlemon. For instance, fromHOT’s is not related to Sportlemon but it borrows the design and the layout from Sportlemon. The reason why even new developers like it is that it’s highly intuitive. It looks simple and allows the content to be placed in an appealing manner.
Having described a few of the good qualities from the past, I’d like to share some points on why you shouldn’t stream on Sportlemon anymore.
Why you shouldn’t stream on Sportlemon?
On a popular forum thread, an extremely angry user posted, “What’s wrong with Sportlemon? I’m constantly getting redirected to dating apps on my Play Store. There are constant pop-ups and there is little to no actual streaming content on the website. Please help before I end-up missing a big sporting event!”. I found content with similar tones across various forums expressing their displeasure towards the streaming service.
No streaming content
Let me share my experience with you. I know Sportlemon was once a popular platform and it was everybody’s favorite streaming site. But that’s no longer the case. When you visit the website, you’ll find all the updated fixtures, but when you click on them, you’re likely to get redirected to a dating website, or in my case – a betting website. You can’t watch any content as there’s no inner streaming page. Thus, if you click on any option on the homepage, you’ll get directed to a new third-party site.
Dangerous for new users
People who aren’t used to free streaming and have started testing the water recently might end up losing a lot on this website. And that has everything to do with the adware, malware, and pop-ups on this website. For instance, I received an email a couple of weeks ago with a user sharing that he was lured into upgrading his Flash player for $18 since it was outdated. Now, experienced streamers might be laughing at this but imagine a new streamer, whose initial experience turned out to be spam. They would no longer trust any free streaming site, again!
How to access Sportlemon?
I don’t recommend you check this website, however, if you want to try, just make sure that your VPN and Adblocker is on before you visit the website.
Regardless of all the bashing, I have to give credit where credit’s due. Sportlemon in terms of designing has been a pioneer. The use of contrasting blue colors – Air Force Blue and Powder Blue that we see today was first introduced on this website. The alternate white background in fixtures along with the effective use of symbols to indicate sports were introduced 7-8 years ago.
In the header section of Sportlemon, you’ll find 10 main categories – Home, Football, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, American Football, Boxing, MotoGP and Other. The header has a powder blue background with a black gradient which helps the white text to stand out.
What I like about the hero section on this website is that it isn’t cluttered with ad banners all over the place. In fact, there are no ad banners on the homepage. At first glance, you’ll feel that this website is legit. You’ll find a list of all the ongoing fixtures along with the upcoming ones which indicate that the website is being monitored. However, it’s only when you try to click on a fixture you realize that it has no substance.
The body section on this website just has an introductory note which hardly makes any sense.
The footer section on the website has Privacy and DMCA options which are better than what we saw on fromHOT’s. However, there are no standout navigation options which is quite a turn-off.
There are no inner pages on Sportlemon. The website just redirects you to a third-party website. I’m not sure if this can even be called a sports directory.
Visually, you can find fixtures related to Football, Hockey, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Boxing, and MotoGP and many other sports. However, there’s no actual content or streaming links that work.
I browsed the website on my HP 15 laptop and didn’t even bother to check it on my mobile phone. I wanted to watch an EPL match recently and thus I tuned into Spotlemon only to find that apart from redirects there’s nothing much on this website. Thus, without wasting any time, I saw the Watford vs Liverpool fixture on Stream2Watch. My recent experience on this website was quite short-lived.
Suggestions I have for Sportlemon
I’d just love to see the website restored back to its former glory. It was a great website in the past where I’ve watched numerous football and tennis matches. I’d just like the developers to turn this passive project into an active one by adding quality links that can actually allow the viewers to watch content.
Sportlemon is only a shadow of the website it once was, and thus, I wouldn’t recommend you check out this website. However, if the streaming gods are hearing, they might as well fix everything that’s wrong with the website.