How to stream SEC Network Live
SEC Network is available on DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. You can stream SEC Network live on a Smart TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV with a subscription. The ESPN app also streams SEC Network with a subscription to one of these live TV streaming services.
Table of Contents
- How to stream SEC Network Live
- How to Watch SEC Network Live Stream on Roku, Fire TV
- Can I watch SEC Network on the ESPN app?
- How to watch SEC games on a TV Antenna
- What’s the best way to live stream SEC Network without cable?
- SEC Network without cable FAQs
- Can you subscribe to SEC Network without cable TV?
- Can you record the SEC network?
- Are all Alabama games on the SEC network?
- What is the cheapest way to get SEC Network?
- Can I get SEC Network Plus on YouTube TV?
- Can I watch SEC Network on ESPN Plus?
- Can I get the SEC Network Plus on Roku?
- Which streaming service with a free trial has SEC Network?
How to Watch SEC Network Live Stream on Roku, Fire TV
There are lots of 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 Spectrum for a cable subscription.
This article explains how to live stream SEC Network on a Smart TV, Roku, Fire TV, Firestick, Apple TV and even your iPhone. What’s the best way to watch college football on SEC Network live?
There are six streaming services that carry ACC Network that don’t require a cable subscription. You just need to choose a service, add the app to your Smart TV or streaming device.
I think the best deal right now is Hulu with Live TV. You’re getting 75+ 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 local NBC, FOX, CBS and ABC stations across the U.S. Subscribers can watch live TV on two screens at once within the Hulu app.
A Hulu + Live TV subscription costs $69.99 per month. Hulu Live now includes ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library of TV and movies. You can easily cancel online if you don’t like it. Unlike cable or satellite TV, there are no hidden fees or contracts.
If Hulu isn’t for you, no problem. You can still cut the cord and live stream SEC Network without cable TV.
Does DIRECTV STREAM carry SEC Network?
DIRECTV STREAM carries SEC Network and regional Bally Sports Networks.
The Choice plan has more than 105 live TV channels for $89.99 per month. But DIRECTV STREAM is currently knocking $20 off for the first two months of service.
So you only pay $69.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial.
You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime and EPIX for free before the monthly rate kicks in.
Subscribers get a wide variety of sports channels including Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and regional NBC Sports networks. You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
How do I get SEC Network on Sling TV?
Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch SEC Network without a cable provider.
You can subscribe to the Sling Orange channel bundle for $35 per month. That gets you roughly 34 channels alone, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, CNN and HGTV. Sling Orange subscribers can stream on one screen at a time.
To get SEC Network and SEC Network Plus, you’ll need to add the Sports Extra bundle for another $11 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.
Regional NBC sports channels and NFL Network are part of the Sling Blue package, which also costs $35 per month. Sling Blue subscribers can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
Local NBC and FOX stations are available in a small number of markets under the Blue plan. This map shows you where local NBC and FOX stations are available.
If you get Sling Orange and Sling Blue together, it’s $50 per month for both. And 50 hours of Cloud DVR is included with any subscription.
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 to see what local channels are in your area.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers.
Does fuboTV have SEC Network?
fuboTV carries SEC Network in its channel lineup along with ESPN Networks.
Subscribers get 135 channels in the Pro plan with 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on two screens at once.
For college football fans, there’s ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network, NFL Network and FS1.fuboTV also has coverage of local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most cities. There’s a robust library of movies and TV shows on-demand.
Subscribers can activate 40 apps on streaming devices, including the ESPN app. And if you miss a game, fuboTV has a “look back” feature that has sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month.You can look over fubo’s channel lineup to see what locals and regional sport networks are available in your area.
New customers can sign up for a free trial that lasts a week.
Can I watch SEC Network on Vidgo?
Vidgo carries SEC Network and more than 100+ other live TV channels.
ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and History channel are among some of Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
A Vidgo subscription costs $59.95 per month. Subscribers pay month to month. Currently, there is no free trial for new customers. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Is the SEC Network on YouTube TV?
With YouTube TV, you can live stream SEC Network and about 85 more live TV channels for $64.99 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 Google Chromecast with Google TV, Fire TV Stick and Apple TV.
YouTube TV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Can I watch SEC Network on the ESPN app?
The ESPN app on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and other streaming devices is another way to live stream SEC Network, SEC Network Plus and ESPN2, Longhorn Network and others.
Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV (Orange plan) lets you use your membership to watch SEC Network live through the ESPN app.
On the ESPN app, scroll down on the homepage and look for the Channels tab. You will see a list of ESPN-related networks that you can live stream after you activate the app using your live TV service.
How to watch SEC games on a TV Antenna
Some Southeastern Conference games are scheduled to air on local ABC, FOX and CBS stations this season.
A decent TV antenna can get you those essential channels for free.
Head over to the Antennas Direct website and punch in your zip code to see what broadcast towers are near you. You will see a list of broadcast towers near your home, and even some recommended TV antenna models.
To get started with a TV antenna, plug it into the coax jack in the back of your TV and under settings scan for channels for OTA (over-the-air) or “Air TV”. Here are a number of resources that I have assembled over the years based on my own hands-on testing.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
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 is the best choice for most people looking for a way to live stream SEC Network. You’re also getting other key networks for college football like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1 and Big Ten Network.
Subscribers get 75+ live channels, including TNT, TBS, Fox News and Travel Channel. A subscription costs $69.99 per month. You will also get all SEC football games on ESPN+ with your subscription.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR and the ability to activate 40+ apps including ESPN, BTN TV and FOX Sports.
Look over Hulu’s Live TV channel lineup in your area. You can 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 $46 per month.
Sling Orange gets you other key college football channels like ESPN, and ESPN2. The Sports Extra bundle also has Pac-12 Network. Sign up for Sling TV to see if it’s your new replacement for cable.
SEC Network without cable FAQs
Here are some other questions readers ask when researching ways to watch SEC Network without a cable TV provider.
Can you subscribe to SEC Network without cable TV?
You cannot subscribe to SEC Network as a standalone channel. But you can subscribe to streaming services that carry SEC Network.
These streaming services have other key college football channels such as ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX and ACC Network. DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV all carry SEC Network in their live TV channel bundles.
Can you record the SEC network?
Yes. Streaming services that carry SEC Network all have Cloud DVR that offers recording space without the need for any hardware like a cable box to store recordings. Each service that carries SEC Network has recently changed the storage capacity of its Cloud DVR.
- DIRECTV STREAM: Unlimited Cloud DVR.
- fuboTV: 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR.
- Hulu Live TV: Unlimited Cloud DVR.
- Sling TV: 50 hours of Cloud DVR.
- Vidgo: None.
- YouTube TV: Unlimited Cloud DVR.
Are all Alabama games on the SEC network?
No. For the 2021 season, Alabama games aired on ABC, CBS, ESPN, and we can expect this year to be similar. The preliminary 2022 Alabama football schedule already has games scheduled on FOX, and ESPN Plus/SEC Network Plus.
What is the cheapest way to get SEC Network?
The cheapest way to watch SEC Network is through Sling TV’s Sports Extra bundle, which costs $46 per month. You can currently get half off for the first month of service.
Paramount Plus is another affordable option for “SEC on CBS” games, which also air on ABC. The Paramount Plus premium plan carries all 22 of those games. The Premium plan costs $9.99 per month following a free 7-day trial.
Can I get SEC Network Plus on YouTube TV?
Yes. With a YouTube TV subscription, you can activate the ESPN app and watch SEC Network Plus.
SEC Network Plus is a digital channel that is available through the ESPN app. You need to activate the ESPN app through a cable TV, satellite or streaming service provider to watch SEC Network Plus.
DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV subscribers can use their subscription information to start streaming SEC Network Plus through the ESPN app.
Can I watch SEC Network on ESPN Plus?
SEC Network is a cable TV channel, so you need to pay for either a cable TV provider or streaming service such as Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM or Sling TV.
With a subscription, you can watch SEC games within the ESPN app that air on SEC Network, ESPN Plus and SEC Network Plus.
Even though SEC Network and ESPN Plus both exist within the ESPN app, it’s important to know that you need two different subscriptions to watch games.
ESPN Plus is a separate subscription that costs $9.99 per month. This season, ESPN+ will stream live “SEC non-conference matchups” that will also be available on SEC Network+.
Can I get the SEC Network Plus on Roku?
Yes. You can use your cable TV or streaming service provider to sign in to the ESPN app. From within the app, navigate to the channels tab. The channels tab includes live streams for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus, ACC Network and others.
Which streaming service with a free trial has SEC Network?
There are a number of streaming services that carry SEC Network, but not all offer a free trial. The following streaming services are with SEC Network offering free trials.
- DIRECTV STREAM with Choice plan: 5-day free trial.
- fuboTV with Pro plan: 7-day free trial.
- YouTube TV: 7-day free trial.
This article was originally published September 13, 2018, and has been updated.
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