How to Stream ACC Network
The ACC Network is available through a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV and Vidgo. Subscribers can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast or Apple TV to watch ACC Network live.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream ACC Network
- How to Watch ACC Football and Basketball Live
- What’s on ACC Network?
- How to watch ACC Network Extra (ACCNX)
- Streaming services with ACC Network
- Is ACC Network on ESPN Plus?
- How can I watch ACC Network for free?
- What’s the best way to watch the Atlantic Coast Conference?
How to Watch ACC Football and Basketball Live
Finding a way to watch ACC Network on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV is pretty easy these days.
It’s just a matter of what live TV service you want to try.
The best way to watch ACC Network is through Hulu with Live TV because you’re also getting a full suite of ESPN Networks and other channels that cover college football and basketball.
ABC, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU are scheduled to show ACC football games.
Hulu with Live TV carries 75+ live TV networks, including local NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC stations.
A subscription includes unlimited Cloud DVR, and costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get full access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.
You can 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 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.
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.
ACC Network traditionally airs 40 regular season football games. This season the network will broadcast 24 women’s soccer games, 21 volleyball matches, 15 men’s soccer games and 12 field hockey games.
ESPN announced in July that ACC Network will exclusively show some high-profile football matchups during the 2021 season, including Boston College at Clemson (on Oct. 2).
A new documentary We’re #1 — The Story of 1990 ACC Football will debut in October. The doc chronicles the top teams in the ACC that year, and focuses on No. 1 ranked Virginia and Georgia Tech.
The football teams within the Atlantic Coast Conference are:
- 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
How to watch ACC Network Extra (ACCNX)
The ACC Network shouldn’t be confused with ACC Network Extra (ACCXN).
ACC Network Extra first launched as a digital-only platform available through the ESPN app. But you can now find it on Sling TV and Hulu + Live TV when you subscribe to a plan that has ACC Network.
Streaming services with ACC Network
Streaming ACC Network live on a Smart TV, Roku, Google Chromecast or Fire TV is pretty easy.
Once you sign up for a live TV streaming service, you can download the app related to the service and sign in to your account. You just need an Internet connection to get started with watching live TV online.
Here are other live TV services that carry ACC Network.
DIRECTV STREAM has ACC Network in the Choice plan.
You get more than 90 channels including, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network, Nickelodeon and HGTV. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 50,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers can get HBO Max, Showtime, EPIX and Cinemax free for three months before the regular monthly rate kicks in.
Their latest promotion includes a 5-day free trial. A subscription costs $99.99 per month.
Subscriptions run month to month so you can cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
You can look over the different channel lineups to see what local and regional sports networks are in your area.
fuboTV has ACC Network and ESPN networks.
The standard bundle has 152+ channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network and Big Ten Network. A subscription to fuboTV is $74.99 per month.
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. The Sports Plus bundle adds 26 more channels and costs $10.99 per month.
Subscribers get 1,000 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.
Sling TV carries the ACC Network under 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 $40 per month. The Sports Extra bundle adds 15 channels, including ACC Network, ACCNX, SEC Network, SEC Network+ and ESPNU for $11 per month.
You can check the latest offer Sling TV is making to new and returning customers. There are no contracts, and you can cancel anytime.
Sling TV will give you a free or discounted streaming device if you prepay for two months of service. There is no obligation to keep your service after that.
Vidgo has ACC Network and more than 100 live TV channels. A&E, 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. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
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. YouTube TV works with a Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV devices. New customers can try out YouTube TV free for a week.
Is ACC Network on ESPN Plus?
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 $9.99 per month. 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.
How can I watch ACC Network for free?
There is not a long term way to watch ACC Network for free. But there are a number of streaming services that offer a free trial. DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial and gives you $40 off for the first two months of service. The Choice plan has ACC Network and a number of other college football channels.
Free trials from fuboTV or YouTube TV also gives you access to ACC Network for a week before the billing period kicks in.
What’s the best way to watch the Atlantic Coast Conference?
Right now, Hulu with Live TV offers the best overall value for live streaming ACC Network without a cable TV or satellite subscription.
It has all the key networks for ACC college football games including ACC Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports Network.
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 unlimited 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 look over Hulu’s channel lineup to see what regional sports network and local NBC, ABC and CBS stations are offered in your area.
Note: This article was published on August 28, 2021, and has been updated to reflect new pricing.
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Apple TV is mentioned several times in this article, but it doesn’t actually tell you HOW to watch on Apple TV. For instance, there is no ACC app available in the Apple TV App Store. HOW do you actually watch the content?
Jim Kimble says
Once you pick the streaming service you want to use (e.g. Hulu + Live TV) then you download the Hulu app and enter your username and password to start watching live TV channels. I hope that helps.
Ron P says
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.