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How to watch SEC college football and the SEC Network in 2019 if you don't have cable
The conference that's #1 in the power rankings and the TV ratings returns to run things again.
The SEC is one of the Power Five conferences, along with the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac 12. The Power Five conferences are typically the best in NCAA football, and they used to get automatic qualification in the championship bowls. In the playoffs, automatic qualifications are gone, but that hasn't affected the SEC as they have lead in College Football Playoff appearances. In fact, the SEC has had a conference team appear in 12 out of the last 13 college football championship games. That makes SEC college football games important all season long, as every win could impact who plays for the national title in January.
SEC teams you can watch online
When you think of college football, you think of the SEC. It's kind of hard not to, with Alabama having won more in the past few years than should be legally allowed by law. Or maybe you're thinking of the Florida Gators back in the 1990s. Either way, it's still a powerhouse. And these are the college football teams you'll find in the SEC:
- South Carolina
This week's SEC football games
All times shown are Eastern
Saturday, November 2
- Texas A&M
- Mississippi State
- Ole Miss
Stream SEC college football and the SEC Network
- Noon, UTSA vs. Texas A&M, SECN
- 4 p.m., Mississippi State vs. Arkansas, SECN
- 3:30 p.m., (8) Georgia vs. (6) Florida, CBS
- 7 p.m., Ole Miss vs. (11) Auburn, ESPN
- 7 p.m., UAB vs. Tennessee, ESPNU
- 7:30 p.m., Vanderbilt vs. South Carolina, SECN
The SEC is the top college football conference based on power rankings, and total championships in the BCS and College Football Playoff eras. The conference is packed with football powerhouse teams, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, and Texas A&M. With the SEC in such high demand, it makes perfect sense that their games air on lots of different networks.
The SEC has broadcast agreements for their college football games to air on CBS, CBS Sports Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPNU, Fox, and FS1. Some out of conference games may also appear on other networks, but those are harder to predict. If you want to watch SEC football, you need to have as many of these networks as possible.
The biggest fans of SEC football will have one more channel on their must-have list. The SEC Network is the official channel dedicated to sports from the conference 24x7. The network is operated by ESPN, who owns the majority of the network. While the conference is based in the southeast of the U.S., the SEC Network streams nationwide. In fact, four major streaming services offer the SEC Network.
Here's a rundown of live TV streaming options for watching SEC college football.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu and Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $45 a month after a one week free trial
- Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- SEC Football on Hulu - Yes, Hulu has CBS, CBSSN, ABC, ESPN, ESPNU, Fox, and FS1, giving you all the networks you need for SEC football games
- SEC Network on Hulu - Yes
very quickly have become a must-try service. There's the full catalog of shows and original content like The Handmaid's Tale
, and you'll also get a full slate of sports and local channels, too.
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Sling TV - Sling Orange + Blue
- The cost: $40 a month after your first month for $25
- Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
- Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Local on demand feeds on Sling Orange. Find your local channels here.
- SEC Football on Sling TV: Some, because Sling TV has ESPN, Fox, and FS1, giving you a few SEC football games
- SEC Network on Sling TV - No
has a lot to offer for CordCutters but not as much for SEC football fans. The service has a wide variety of options, and still has one of the lowest base prices among live streaming services. But it lacks live CBS, CBSSN, ABC and SEC Network. With Sling you'll get a few SEC games, but miss out on most of the experience.
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- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- SEC Football on Fubo TV: Some, as Fubo TV has CBS, CBSSN, Fox, and FS1, giving fans about half the networks needed for SEC football games
- SEC Network on Fubo TV - No
began as a sports-focused live streaming TV service, and while it has branched out it maintains a strong sports presence. That includes CBSSN, FS1, and your local CBS & Fox for good coverage of SEC college football. It doesn't offer ESPN networks or the SEC Network, but Fubo is the only streaming TV service to offer live events, including college football, in 4K
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AT&T TV Now - Max Plan
AT&T TV Now
- The cost: $70 a month after a free trial
- Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- SEC Football on AT&T TV Now: Total coverage, including ABC, CBS, Fox, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPNU, FS1, and the SEC Network
- SEC Network on AT&T TV Now - Yes
is the new name for DirecTV Now. The service includes HBO content in the base prices. Choose the Max Plan to get all the channels you need to watch tons of SEC football action, including the SEC Network.
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- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
- Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- SEC Football on YouTube TV: Total coverage, including ABC, CBS, Fox, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPNU, FS1, and the SEC Network
- SEC Network on YouTube TV: - Yes
excels by keeping things simple. Live streaming channels come in just one plan from YouTube TV. This includes all of the channels needed to watch SEC football action, including every local channel in every market with YouTube TV.
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CBS All Access
CBS All Access
- The cost: $6 a month or $10 a month for commercial free plan after a one week free trial
- Watch CBS All Access on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers and more
- Local channels on CBS All Access: Many local CBS stations are available to stream live. Find your local CBS station here.
- SEC Football on CBS All Access: CBS will carry a live SEC college football game almost every week.
is a standalone streaming service dedicated to the broadcast network. It has big name originals shows
like Star Trek Discovery, The Twilight Zone and Picard. The service also has CBS Sports content, including live broadcasts of your local CBS and on-demand replays. This gives subscribers access to the SEC on CBS game of the week.
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Listen to SEC College Football on SiriusXM
Saturday can be a busy day for errands and kids activities, even for hardcore college football fans. You can stay up to the minute on all your favorite SEC football action wherever you go with SiriusXM
. The service has live play by play coverage of SEC football games all season long.
Sirius XM has a dedicated SEC Radio channel, with coverage of SEC games along with SEC talk and analysis. It is available in your vehicle, or streaming to your mobile devices on channel SXM 374.
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