How to Watch Pac-12 Network Without Cable

Discover the smartest ways to watch Pac-12 Network live without a cable subscription. We run down the top streaming platforms and services to keep you in the game.

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You don’t need a cable subscription to watch the Pac-12 Network as a live TV channel.

Sling TV and Fubo stream the Pac-12 Network live on smart TVs and streaming devices without the need for a cable or satellite subscription.

Fubo offers a free trial and $20 off the first month, but you need the Sports Extra (for out-of-market) or Fubo Extra add-on (for in-market subscribers).

What is the Pac-12 Network?

Pac-12 Network launched on August 15, 2012, with a strong base of 48 million pay TV households from cable and satellite subscribers. College football games, men’s college basketball, and women’s college basketball remain staples of Pac-12 coverage.

Pac-12 Network has a national channel and six regional channels (outlined in the chart below).

News about the Pac-12 Conference being picked apart by the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences has made headlines in recent months.

The University of Southern California and U.C.L.A. announced their departure for the Big Ten last summer. Colorado is headed to the Big 12. Oregon and Washington are heading to the Big Ten. Arizona is going to the Big 12, taking Arizona State and Utah with them.

At the moment, all that remains of the Pac-12 are Stanford, California, Washington State, and Oregon State.

For now, Pac-12 Network remains a necessary channel for college basketball fans in 2023.

How to Watch Pac-12 Network Live Without Cable

PAC-12 Networks come in two flavors — the national and regional channels.

Cord-cutters and college football fans can use either of the two live TV streaming services to watch Pac-12 Conference games on the regional channels, as long as they are in-market subscribers.

Pac-12 ArizonaPhoenix (Prescott)
Tucson (Sierra Vista)
Arizona State
Pac-12 Bay AreaSan Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
Pac-12 Los AngelesLos Angeles
San Diego
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo
Palm Springs
Yuma, AZ-El Centro, CA
Pac-12 MountainColorado Springs-Pueblo
Grand Junction-Montrose
Salt Lake City
Pac-12 OregonBend
Oregon State
Pac-12 WashingtonSeattle-Tacoma
Washington State

Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, or Apple TV support streaming the Pac-12 Network as a live cable TV channel.

Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia, Vizio, and LG support most streaming services. Game consoles, including Xbox and PlayStation, support watching TV. You can also watch on an iPhone or iPad (with current iOS) and Android mobile devices.

Sling TV

Blue$40/month40 (Locals included)
Orange + Blue$55/month88
Device support: AirTV Mini, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast along with Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast.

Sling TV is the most cost-effective way to watch Pac-12 Network without a cable subscription. It’s a streaming service owned by Dish Network, and you can access either the national channel or regional channels, depending on your location.

The key point to remember is that you’ll need to add the Sports Extra bundle to your subscription in order to watch Pac-12 Networks.

You can access all Pac-12 channels by adding the Sports Extra bundle to either the Orange or Blue channel package. The regional channels include Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Oregon, and Pac-12 Washington.

However, it’s important to pay close attention to which channels are included in Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

Sports Extra with Sling Orange vs Sling Blue

Sling Orange offers ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, AMC, and more than 31 other channels for $40 per month. Sling Orange allows streaming on one screen at a time.

The Sports Extra package costs an additional $11 per month and adds 14 more channels, including SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, Pac-12 Network, ESPNU, SEC Network+, ACCNX, ESPNews, MLB Network, NBA TV, beIN Sports, Tennis Channel, NHL Network, and MLB Strike Zone.

Sling Blue provides 45 channels for $40 per month and includes FS1, FS2, and NFL Network. With Sling Blue, you can stream on three screens simultaneously.

Adding the Sports Extra bundle to Sling Blue costs an extra $11 per month and adds 11 channels, including NFL RedZone, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, FS2, Golf Channel, NHL Network, NBA TV, beIN Sports, MLB Network, Tennis Channel, and MLB Strike Zone.

You can subscribe to both Sling Orange and Sling Blue together for $55 per month. Sports Extra with Orange and Blue is priced at $15 per month and includes all the channels listed above.

Subscribers receive 50 hours of Cloud DVR with either plan.

There are no contracts or additional fees like those associated with cable TV. You can review the channel lineup before making a decision about signing up.

Sling TV is compatible with various devices, including Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, smartphones, Android TV software, AirTV Player, Chromecast, and Xbox.

There are no contracts, and you can easily cancel your subscription online whenever you wish.


  • Free trial
  • 1,000 hours Cloud DVR
  • 10 simultaneous streams
Elite $84.99/month255
Premier$94.99/month264 & Showtime
Device support: Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One, along with Smart TVs by Hisense, Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast TV. Android, iPhones and iPads with current iOS.

Fubo (formerly fuboTV) has all the channels you will need to watch Pac-12 football.

Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, has the national channel and regional channels for Pac-12 Network. Local channels, including CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX stations, are part of the Pro bundle.

There are entertainment channels like Bravo, FX, Hallmark Channel and National Geographic. The Weather Channel and FOX News are in the channel lineup too.

The Pro bundle has more than 189 channels, and 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on an unlimited number of screens. There are regional sports channels, including NESN, Marquee Sports Network and YES Network if you live within the broadcast market for those networks.

For entertainment networks, there’s AMC, BBC America, Bravo, USA Network, FX, Nat Geo Wild, SyFy and Vice. A subscription for Fubo’s Pro plan is $74.99 per month.

The Fubo Extra bundle adds 59 more channels for $7.99 per month. It includes NBA TV, INSP, Tennis Channel, MTV Live, MTV Classic, FXM, Pac 12 Networks, and ESPNews.

The Sports Plus bundle adds 32 more channels and costs $10.99 per month. It includes NFL RedZone, all four Stadium networks, Sports Illustrated TV, Golf TV English, Golf TV Spanish, PAC 12 Arizona, PAC 12 Bay Area, PAC 12 Los Angeles, PAC 12 Mountain, PAC 12 Oregon, PAC 12 Washington, FOX College Sports Atlantic, FOX College Sports Pacific, FNTSY, Fight Network and TyC Sports.

All subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use Fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours

There are two other main channel plans. The Elite plan has 255 channels, and costs $84.99 per month. It has about 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. Elite subscribers get all channels that are included with a Pro subscription along with Fubo Extra and the News Extra add-ons.

The Premier plan has 264 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month. Premier subscribers get all of the Pro channel bundle alongside Fubo Extra, News Plus and Sports Plus.

The Sports Plus bundle adds 32 more channels and costs $10.99 per month. It includes NFL RedZone, all four Stadium networks, Sports Illustrated TV, Golf TV English, Golf TV Spanish, PAC 12 Arizona, PAC 12 Bay Area, PAC 12 Los Angeles, PAC 12 Mountain, PAC 12 Oregon, PAC 12 Washington, FOX College Sports Atlantic, FOX College Sports Pacific, FNTSY, Fight Network and TyC Sports.

Fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the Fubo app.

Regional Pac-12 Networks: Arizona, Los Angeles and Pac-12 Mountain

There are now two different bundles for Pac-12 Networks. You can sign up for the Fubo Extra bundle ($7.99 per month) if you live within the broadcast market for a regional channel.

If you do not live in-market and want one of the six Pac-12 channels, then you can sign up for Fubo’s Sports Plus bundle. That gives you 21 more channels for an additional $10.99 per month.

The Sports Plus bundle includes NFL RedZone, all four Stadium networks, Sports Illustrated TV, Golf TV English, Golf TV Spanish, Pac-12 Arizona, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles, Pac-12 Mountain, Pac-12 Oregon, Pac-12 Washington, FOX College Sports Atlantic, FOX College Sports Pacific, FNTSY, Fight Network, and TyC Sports.

How to Watch Pac-12 Network Without Cable FAQ

These are questions college football fans ask when searching for ways to watch Pac-12 Networks without a TV provider.

Where Can I Watch the Pac-12 Network?

You can watch Pac-12 Network on Fubo and Sling TV, which carry Pac-12 Network and other sports networks such as ESPN.

Can You Watch Pac-12 Network on YouTube TV?

No. YouTube TV currently does not carry PAC-12 Network in its channel lineup. But it does have ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, and FS2, which carry some PAC-12 games.

Is Pac-12 Network on DIRECTV STREAM?

Pac-12 Network is not on DIRECTV STREAM. The live TV streaming service has ESPN, local channels, and regional sports channels. 

Is Pac-12 Network on ESPN Plus?

No. ESPN Plus does not carry PAC-12 Network as part of its streaming service.

You can watch college football games from Big 12, Big South, Conference USA, Ivy League, Mid American, Mid Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, and Sun Bell.

Does Amazon Prime Have Pac-12 Network?

No. Amazon Prime currently does not carry Pac-12 Network. You can subscribe to Sling TV and Fubo to watch Pac-12 on Amazon Fire TV devices.

How to Watch Pac-12 Network for Free

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of FuboTV with either the Sports Plus or Fubo Extra bundle to watch Pac-12 Network. The billing cycle kicks in once the free trial ends.

Does Hulu Have Pac-12 Network?

No. Hulu with Live TV carries networks that do broadcast some Pac-12 games. These networks include ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, and local FOX stations.

How Much Does the Pac-12 App Cost?

The Pac-12 Now app is free to download, but you need to subscribe to a pay-TV provider in order to watch college football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball games.

Does the Pac-12 Now App Work on Roku or Amazon Fire TV?

At the moment, the Pac-12 Now app only works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, and iOS devices. Subscribers to FuboTV can also log in to the site and watch live games.

Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Here’s a table showing the PAC-12 Men’s Basketball schedule with the date, time, teams, and TV channel for each game:

DateTimeTeamsTV Channel
Tue – Dec 1210:00 PM ETCalifornia Baptist (CBU) vs. Oregon (ORE)Pac-12 Networks
Fri – Dec 158:00 PM ETNorthern Colorado (UNCO) vs. Colorado (COLO)Pac-12 Networks
Sat – Dec 162:00 PM ETSanta Clara (SCU) vs. Washington State (WSU)Pac-12 Networks
Sat – Dec 163:00 PM ETOhio State (OSU) vs. UCLA (UCLA)CBS
Sat – Dec 164:00 PM ETUtah Valley (UVU) vs. Utah (UTAH)Pac-12 Networks
Sat – Dec 164:30 PM ETPurdue (PUR) vs. Arizona (ARIZ)Peacock
Sat – Dec 167:30 PM ETOle Miss (MISS) vs. California (CAL)SEC Network
Sat – Dec 169:00 PM ETTCU (TCU) vs. Arizona State (ASU)ESPNU
Sun – Dec 171:00 PM ETSyracuse (SYR) vs. Oregon (ORE)CBS Sports Network
Sun – Dec 171:00 PM ETUSC (USC) vs. Auburn (AUB)ESPN
Sun – Dec 173:00 PM ETUTSA (UTSA) vs. Oregon State (ORST)Pac-12 Networks
Sun – Dec 175:00 PM ETIdaho (IDHO) vs. Stanford (STAN)Pac-12 Networks
Sun – Dec 178:00 PM ETWashington (WASH) vs. Seattle (SEA)ESPN+

What’s the best way to watch Pac-12 Network without cable?

FeatureFubo (fuboTV)Sling TV
Base Subscription CostPro: $74.99/month
Elite: $84.99/month
Premier: $94.99/month
Orange or Blue: $40/month
Orange and Blue: $55/month
Channel VarietyPro: Over 189 channels
Elite: 255 channels
Premier: 264 channels
Orange: 31+ channels
Blue: 45 channels
Pac-12 Network AccessIncluded in base packagesRequires Sports Extra bundle addition ($11/month)
Sports CoverageExtensive, including ESPN, regional sports, NFL RedZone, Golf TV, and more. Sports Plus bundle available for additional sports channels.Good coverage with ESPN, NFL Network, etc. Sports Extra bundle adds networks like Pac-12, NFL RedZone.
Other Key ChannelsCBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Bravo, FX, Hallmark Channel, National Geographic, FOX News, AMC, BBC America, SyFy, etc.ESPN, FS1, FS2, CNN, AMC, and others depending on the package chosen.
Additional BundlesFubo Extra: $7.99/month for 59 channels
Sports Plus: $10.99/month for 32 channels
Sports Extra: $11/month with Orange or Blue; $15/month with both
Cloud DVR1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage50 hours of Cloud DVR storage
Simultaneous Streaming10 screensSling Orange: 1 screen
Sling Blue: 3 screens
On-Demand ContentAvailable, including movies and TV showsAvailable, depending on the channel lineup
Device CompatibilityAmazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Smart TVsRoku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, smartphones, Android TV, AirTV Player, Chromecast, Xbox
ContractsNo contractsNo contracts, easy online cancellation
Unique Features“Look back” feature for sports events, more channels in base packages, higher Cloud DVR storageCost-effective for Pac-12, combination of Orange and Blue for more variety, accessible on various devices
Recommended ForUsers seeking extensive sports coverage and a vast channel selection, with a higher budgetCost-conscious users who want flexibility in sports and entertainment channels, with moderate channel needs

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Note: This article was originally published on August 25, 2021, and has been updated.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

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