How to Live Stream SEC Network Without Cable

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Watch SEC Network Live Stream

There are lots to ways you can watch SEC Network live and catch all your games out of the Southeastern Conference without cable.

So forget about spending a couple hundred dollars a month on Comcast or DIRECTV. This guide shows you how to live stream SEC Network on a Roku, Fire TV, Firestick, Apple TV and even your iPhone.

What’s the best way to watch college football on SEC Network live?

I think the best deal right now is Hulu with Live TV. You’re getting 50+ channels, including SEC Network, and other essential sports networks. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, and Big Ten Network are all part of the channel lineup.

Hulu’s Live TV package is also the best deal for most people because it carries more local NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC stations than any other live streaming service in the U.S. 

Hulu with Live TV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers. You can easily cancel online if you don’t like it. Unlike cable or satellite TV, there are no hidden fees or contracts.

A lot of live TV streaming services hover around $40 per month, but Hulu is a better deal because you’re also getting unlimited access to its on-demand library that people pay $7.99 per month and up for. That’s the same one with shows from A&E, NBC, and Hulu Originals like Castle Rock. So you’re getting two streaming services for the price of one.

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You can personalize a Hulu profile by picking your favorite NCAA teams.

Here are a few other ways to live stream SEC Network without cable, and cut the cord from your cable or satellite TV subscription.

Watch SEC Network Online with Sling TV

The cheapest way to watch SEC Network is with Sling TV.

You can subscribe to the Sling Orange channel bundle for $25 per month. That gets you roughly 30 channels alone, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, CNN and HGTV.

To get SEC Network and SEC Network Plus, you’ll need to add the Sports Extra bundle for another $5 per month. The Sports Extra bundle paired with Sling Orange will also get you some other college football essentials, including ESPNU and PAC-12 Network.

Here’s something important to know: regional sports channels like Fox Sports and NBCSN are part of the Sling Blue package, which also costs $25 per month. If you get Sling Orange and Sling Blue together, it’s $40 per month for both. And Cloud DVR is $5 per month for 50 hours. So Sling TV is a good budget option if you keep it simple.

Sling TV works on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Firestick, Chromecast, Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield and even Xbox One. There are mobile apps for iPhone and Android smartphones.

You should look over the channel lineup for Sling TV to see what local channels are in your area. Try out a free 7-day trial if you think Sling TV might be a good fit for you.

YouTube TV: Watch SEC Network live without cable

With YouTube TV, you can live stream SEC Network and about 50+ channels for $40 per month. Customers get unlimited Cloud DVR, which is really nice.

And you’ll get essential sports channels including ESPN, FS1, FS2 and ESPNU. YouTube TV works on most streaming devices including Roku and Apple TV. But be aware that YouTube TV does not have an app for Fire TV or Firestick because of its ongoing dispute with Amazon.

YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.

DirecTV Now: SEC Network live stream without cable

DirecTV Now live streams SEC Network as part of an 85+ channel bundle for $55 per month. Sports fans can get some regional sports network coverage in their area. ESPN, A&E and Investigation Discovery are part of the “Just Right” channel package. You can sign up for a free trial that lasts a week through DirecTV Now.

Live Stream SEC Network Online with PlayStation Vue

With PlayStation Vue, you can watch SEC Network live on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV and just about any other streaming device. The Core bundle costs $50 per month and has unlimited Cloud DVR. The Core bundle also has Big Ten Network, ESPN and National Geographic. Check out a free 5-day trial of their service.

Can I watch SEC Network online with WatchESPN?

The WatchESPN app on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and other streaming devices is another way to live stream SEC Network, SEC Network+ and ESPN2 and others. Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV (Orange plan) and PlayStation Vue lets you use your membership to watch SEC Network live through the WatchESPN app.

On the WatchESPN app, head over to the Browse section to get a list of ESPN-related networks that you can live stream after you sign in with using your live TV service.

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You can use a live TV streaming account to sign in to the WatchESPN app.

How to watch Big Ten Football on NBC, CBS and ABC

Live streaming TV is just a much better way to watch college football than the traditional way offered by cable. But even an ideal streaming service might not have your local NBC or ABC station that’s airing a game.

No worries.

A TV antenna can get you those essential channels with a HD picture that’s better than what a cable company is delivering into your home. Head over to AntennaWeb and plug in your zip code to see what broadcast towers are near you. 

After you plug an antenna in the coax jack in the rear of your TV, go under settings and scan for “Air TV” or over-the-air channels. For more tips on choosing an antenna, read my months-long studies: The Best Indoor TV Antennas of 2018 and How to Choose the Best TV Antenna & DVR

What’s the best way to live stream SEC Network without cable?

There are a lot of ways to watch SEC Network live and online. So let’s do a recap and narrow down your choices.

  • Hulu with Live TV Streaming is the best choice for most people looking for a way to live stream SEC Network. You’re also getting a bunch of other key networks for college football like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1 and Big Ten Network. Subscribers get 50+ live channels, including TNT, TBS, Fox News and Travel Channel. There’s 50 hours of Cloud DVR and the ability to sign in to 35 apps like WatchESPN, BTN TV and FOX Sports. You’re also getting Hulu’s other on-demand streaming service as part of your subscription at $40 per month. So there’s two streaming services for the price of one. Look over the Hulu’s Live TV channel lineup in your area. You can try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week, and stream SEC Network live on a Roku, Apple TV, Fire Stick or your smartphone.

 

  • Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch SEC Network live without cable. You’ll need to subscribe to the Sling Orange plan and get the Sports Extra bundle, which costs $30 per month total. Sling Orange gets you other key college football channels like ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3. The Sports Extra bundle also has PAC 12 Network Check out a free 7-day trial with Sling TV to see if it’s your new replacement for cable.

Now that I’ve shared how to live stream SEC Network, it’s your turn to weigh in. How are you going to watch your favorite college football teams live without a cable subscription? Tell fellow readers in the comments below.

 



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