The bowl season has started and that means that a lot of you are probably trying to watch the last college football games of the season. With that said, here is how you are going to do that this year.
This is going to be the time where live TV streaming services are going to come in handy. They are available on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, smart TV, and other TV devices like the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV stick.
- Sling TV: 7-day free trial
- PlayStation Vue: 5-day free trial
- DirecTV Now: 7-day free trial
- YouTube TV: 7-day free trial (only available in certain areas)
- Fubo TV: 7-day free trial
My biggest streaming service recommendation is going to be Sling TV, since it is the cheapest. Both the Sling Orange and Sling Blue plans are available for $25 each. ESPN is covering the majority of these games, so you’re going to want to choose Sling Orange. This will come with both ESPN and ESPN2. FS1 and FS2 come with Sling Blue, but since FS1 is only covering one bowl game this year, your best bet is to get Sling Orange with both of the ESPN networks.
CBS Sports Network is covering one game for this year’s bowl season. That network can be found on DirecTV NOW (“Go Big plan for $60 a month), PlayStation Vue (Core plan for $49.99 a month and a five-day free trial), Hulu with Live TV ($39.99 a month) and YouTube TV ($40 a month and exclusive to certain area in the United States). Also, you cannot stream the game or service on CBS All Access.
There are still plenty of games that are being broadcasted OTA (over-the-air) on networks like FOX, ABC and CBS. The best way to get those will once again be through live TV streaming services. However, local networks are not available in all areas, so make sure you check with the service you have chosen to make sure that your local affiliates are available in your neck of the woods.
If you are someone who wants all of the games on one service, I would suggest Hulu with Live TV. The service has all of the channels you will need for the bowl game season, and also providing the entire Hulu on-demand catalog with it too. On top of that, it is one penny cheaper than YouTube TV.
Another way to stream the college football bow games is to download the official ESPN and FOX Sports GO apps. These will require a TV provider login. If you can provide that, both apps do allow for users to stream multiple games at once on one screen.
To view a full schedule of the bowl games, click here. We hope that you enjoy the bowl season, as it is one of the best times of the year to be a college football fan.
All of the services mentioned in this article do have apps available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and on the Mac via what ever browser you are using.