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How To Watch College Football Online Without Cable

The majority of NCAA College Football airs on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS Sports Network, BTN, Pac-12 Network, ACC Network, and SEC Network. Those networks are offered through various online streaming services.

In this article, provide a way to watch all of those major NCAA networks and some lesser known networks airing NCAA football.

Best Way to Watch College Football Online

If you want to watch as many college games as you possibly can I recommend grabbing Sling TV. You can pick up both the Orange and the Blue package with the “Sports Extra” add-on for $45 per month. This will provide access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, Pac-12 Network, ACC Network, and SEC Network. You can sign up for a free trial to try it out.

This will also provide NBC and Fox in certain markets. In certain markets, an additional $5 for the Broadcast-plus package will provide access to ABC. However, most will find they can watch these networks using a much more cost effective TV antenna.

The only major College Football channels Sling is missing is BTN and CBS Sports Network, which airs Army Home games. You can watch CBSSN through FuboTV. I’ll explain what they have to offer in the section below.

Other Ways to Watch College Football without Cable

If you don’t need all those networks or don’t like Sling TV here are other services that offer channels airing NCAA football.

Hulu Live TV – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN-U, FS1, FS2, SEC Network, BTN, and CBS Sports Network for $39.99 per month. This is very similar to what you would receive with Sling TV. You are just swapping access to PAC-12 for CBS Sports Network and BTN. You can try Hulu through this 1-week free trial.

FuboTV – Provides access to CBS Sports Network, FS1, FS2, PAC-12, and Big Ten Network (BTN). They Also provide access to local FOX, NBC, and CBS in certain markets. The service costs $34.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial.

DIRECTV NOW – Their “Live a Little” package provides live streaming of ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and FS1 for $35 per month. If you want to add BTN and SEC Network you will need to upgrade to their “Just Right” package for $50 per month. To add FS2 requires their “Go Big” package at $60 per month. They also offer a 1-week free trial. To watch ESPN3 you can use the WatchESPN app using DirecTV Now login credentials.

PlayStation Vue – With their $39.99 per month package you can watch ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, and FS2. You can watch ESPN3 using the WatchESPN app with PlayStation Vue login credentials.

College Sports Live – If your team doesn’t air games on any of the services above give College Sports Live a try. It starts at $9.99 per month and they have deals with schools including Air Force, Baylor, Georgetown, Georgia, Minnesota, Navy, Oakland, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rice, San Diego State, UConn, Villanova, Virginia, and more.

Other College Football Online

I’m currently researching other ways to watch college football around the country. If you have a verified way to catch NCAA football not mentioned in the article, let me know in the comments and I’ll get it added below.

Longhorn Network – If you live in Big 12 territory then you can watch LHN through the WatchESPN app. You will need credentials from a Sling TV Orange, or DIRECTV NOW (“Just Right” package)

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