How to Watch ACC Network Without Cable


Stream ACC Football and Basketball Live 

The ACC Network arrived last year, and the good news is that you still have a number of options to stream games live. 

The best way to watch ACC Network is through Hulu with Live TV because you’re also getting a full suite of ESPN Networks that will cover all your college sports-watching needs.

That includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and SEC Network

Hulu with Live TV carries a pretty robust lineup of 65+ live TV networks, including the most local NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC stations compared to other streaming services. 

A subscription costs $54.99 per month. But you’re essentially getting two streaming services for the price of one with all the college football and NCAA basketball that you can handle.

Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and full access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people pay $5.99 per month for. 

You can get a free 7-day trial of Hulu + Live TV, or look over Hulu’s Live TV channel lineup before deciding anything so you can see what local channels and regional sports channels are offered in your area. Hulu works with every major streaming device out there.

This quick guide will cover all your choices to watch ACC Network by live streaming ESPN’s newest channel to a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Android TV device.

Forget about going with DIRECTV, DISH, Spectrum or Charter. Cable and satellite TV costs a bunch, and you can pay a lot less tapping into streaming services that carry live TV channels.

Take note: The ACC Network shouldn’t be confused with ACC Network Extra (ACCXN), which is available on the ESPN app. If you want ACCNX, no worries. A Hulu with Live TV subscription covers you. Subscribers can activate 38 TV Everywhere apps, including the ESPN app. 

What’s on ACC Network?

The ACC Network will bring 24/7 sports programming dedicated to one of the most competitive conferences in the country. ESPN announced the network will debut this season with 450 televised events, including 40 regular season football games and 150 hours of men’s and women’s basketball games. ESPN has also promised news, shows and original programming. 

So we are talking about college football coverage for: 

  • Boston College – B.C. Eagles
  • Clemson — Clemson Tigers
  • Duke University — Blue Devils
  • Florida State — Seminoles
  • Georgia Tech — Yellow Jackets
  • University of Louisville — Louisville Cardinals
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Rameses
  • NC State University — Wolfpack
  • University of Miami — The Hurricanes
  • University of Pittsburgh — Panthers
  • Syracuse University — Syracuse Orange
  • University of Virginia — Virginia Cavaliers
  • Virginia Tech — Hokies 
  • Wake Forest University – Demon Deacons

Watch ACC Football on YouTube TV 

YouTube TV subscribers get 85+ channels for $64.99 per month. The streaming service carries a number of ESPN networks, including SEC Network. 

Subscribers can create up to six profiles at once. There is unlimited Cloud DVR and on-demand movies and shows. Be aware that you currently can’t use YouTube TV on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick. 

Even though Amazon and Google appear to be making up, it hasn’t fully bloomed into a YouTube TV app on Fire TV. (At least not yet.) YouTube TV works with Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV devices. New customers can try out YouTube TV free for a week

Watch ACC Network on fuboTV

fuboTV now has ACC Network and ESPN networks.

The standard bundle has 100+ channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network and Big Ten Network.

There are entertainment channels such as Bravo and Disney Channel. And there are a number of news networks including FOX News and MSNBC. 

Take note that ACC Network coverage in the fubo standard bundle has in-market coverage for Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.

For ACC Network’s national feed, you will need the Sports Plus bundle.

Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. fuboTV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. 

fuboTV has a free trial that lasts a week, or you can look over the local channel lineup.

Is ACC Network on Sling TV?

Yes. Sling TV just struck a deal with ACC Network. You will need to subscribe to the Sling Orange bundle with the Sports Extra package. Sling Orange has roughly 34 channels including ESPN, ESPN2 and entertainment networks such as A&E and HGTV.

The Sling Orange plan costs $30 per month. The Sports Extra bundle adds 15 channels, including ACC Network, SEC Network, SEC Network+ and ESPNU for $10 per month.

You can look over your channel options with Sling, or sign up for a free 7-day trial. Sling TV will give you a free or discounted streaming device if you sign up for a brief subscription.  

Is ACC Network on ESPN+

You won’t find a live stream of ACC Network on ESPN+. 

You might want to pick up an ESPN+ subscription anyway if you’re a college football junkie. A subscription costs $5.99 per month (less than a movie rental). And you’ll get 300 live college football games across 12 conferences.

Those conferences include:

Big South
Conference USA
Ivy League
Mid American
Mid Eastern
Missouri Valley
Ohio Valley
Sun Belt

Just to be clear, ESPN+ is not a replacement for any of the ESPN networks you’ll find on cable or satellite. But if you subscribe, you’ll get exclusive live sports coverage for college football, MLB, NHL and UFC.

If you’re in a fantasy league, you can tap into exclusive fantasy analysis from experts, draft tips and recommendations.

Once you sign up for ESPN+ just head over to your ESPN app to start watching. Check out the live sports on ESPN+ or sign up for a subscription

What’s the best way to watch ACC Network without cable?

Right now, Hulu with Live TV offers the best overall value for live streaming ACC Network without a cable TV or satellite subscription. The key networks for ACC college football games are ACC Network, ESPN, CBS Sports Network and occasionally ABC and NBC. 

Hulu with Live TV has you covered with all those networks. 

You’ll have a solid lineup of other networks covering college football and NCAA basketball too. 

So if you’re a fan of watching college football games from Big Ten Network, SEC Network, ESPN and ESPN2, Hulu’s live TV bundle is the way to go. 

Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. And Hulu works on every major streaming device including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices. Heck, you can even live stream ACC Network from a Nintendo Switch or an iPhone.

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, or look over the Hulu’s channel lineup to see what regional sports network and local NBC, ABC and CBS stations are offered in your area. 

So how are you going to watch ACC Network without cable? Tell fellow streamers about what you’re using in the comments below.

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1 Comment

  1. HULU also recently upgraded systems to use location identification other than ISP location, which for some was roving, was out of local or out of state. I received South Caolina stations in northwest NC until recently. Had to call once to reestablish local station aftef ISP had outage , but HULU IDed new ISP address and fixed issue quickly.

    And I have had no problems with buffering and other issue, except.occasiknally when multiple equipment is accessing internet and that is an internet provider issue, not HULU. And no weather related issues.

    Well worth money. About $80 a month less than DirecTV which I ditched.

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