The Big Ten will open its season on the weekend of Oct. 24 with teams playing eight regular-season games over eight weeks along with a Big Ten Championship Game and six additional consolation games.
Big Ten fans don’t need cable to watch BTN (or Big Ten Network) when you can watch BTN online with streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. You need a streaming device and a streaming service that carries BTN Before we go into more detail, here is a list of all the services that carry BTN:
FuboTV – They provide BTN as well as over 80 other channels. They also offer a 1-week free trial.
Hulu Live TV – Offers BTN, local channels, and a ton of other features. You can see all the channels offered in your area by entering your zip code on this Hulu Page.
Vidgo – A newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes BTN in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. They offer a 3-day free trial.
AT&T TV Now – While the most expensive option at $80, they do throw in HBO at no additional cost.
YouTube TV – Last but not least, you can watch BTN on YouTube TV.
The network features games from the Big Ten Conference as well as original programming highlighting what’s going on at those universities. Let’s see which streaming service will be the best one for you to catch all the games on BTN.
How to Watch BTN without Cable
Thankfully, as with most content on cable today, there are alternate ways to enjoy the channels and shows you want without forking over mountains of cash to a cable TV provider. Here are a few of the cable-subscription free ways you can stream BTN online in order of cost.
Watching BTN Online with Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV offers BTN for $54.99/month after a 7-day free trial.
Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. However, Hulu also offers a live TV service that includes Live BTN. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. It consists of the following features:
- Over 60 live local and cable channels. See Channels in your Area
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Stream BTN on FuboTV
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports channels, including BTN. Over 90 channels are offered in its basic package for $$$‘/month (after a 7-day free trial). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
Watch ACC Network on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes BTN in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $45 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first 3 months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. They do offer a 3-day free trial, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge.
Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
BTN on AT&T TV Now
DirecTV Now has changed into AT&T TV Now, a service that offers you another way to watch BTN. It’s a part of their “Max” package. At $80 per month, you get more than 60 channels, including HBO. You can check out everything this service offers by reading our AT&T TV Now review.
BTN on YouTube TV
YouTubeTV also offers BTN streaming live, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Your library of recorded shows can be streamed anywhere. YouTubeTV costs $64.99 a month.
Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check our review of YouTube TV to see if it’s available in your area.
Streaming BTN on the Fox Sports app
If you pay for FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, you can watch BTN online using the Fox Sports app. Download the Fox Sports app to your streaming device and enter your user credentials to the streaming service you use. The Fox Sports app will then unlock BTN so you can watch through the app.
BTN also offers a service called BTN Plus, which lets you watch live streaming of non-televised games. This way, you get plenty of content for all schools in the Big Ten Conference. You can view these games on the BTN Plus app for $14.95/month or $119.95/year. This service unlocks all untelevised games from the following schools:
- University of Michigan
- Northwestern University
- Wisconsin University
- The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Penn State University
- Ohio State University
- Michigan State University
- Purdue University
- University of Minnesota
- Indiana University
- University of Iowa
- University of Nebraska
- Rutgers University
- University of Maryland
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