By Jim Kimble / Published September 7, 2023
College football fans can use a subscription to Paramount Plus with Showtime to watch 27 games from SEC, Big Ten and Mountain West conferences.
The streaming service combines live TV and on-demand streaming. Paramount Plus has 16 SEC games during the 2023 NCAA football season, including the SEC Championship game.
The new Big Ten on CBS brings 7 total games with games from Penn State and Ohio State. The Mountain West schedule has 4 games total. The full schedule is below.
You can jump down to the summary of how to watch college football on Paramount Plus, check out the schedule or read through all your options.
- How to Watch College Football Live on Paramount Plus
- Paramount Plus College Football Schedule
- Why can’t I watch college football on Paramount Plus?
- How to Watch College Football on Paramount Plus FAQs
- Can you watch college football on Paramount Plus?
A subscription to Paramount Plus with Showtime is $11.99 per month following a free trial. The majority of college football games on Paramount Plus air on CBS. There are only a few games from CBS Sports Network, which is airing most of the 30 Mountain West games for the 2023 season.
How to Watch College Football Live on Paramount Plus
Cord-cutters need the Paramount Plus with Showtime plan to watch college football games. You can sign up, pay only $11.99 per month, and cancel whenever you want.
Paramount Plus has a cheaper subscription called the Essential plan, which costs $5.99 per month. But you only get NFL games and UEFA Champions leagues for sports.
Subscribers can watch Paramount Plus on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV, NVIDIA Shield and Xfinity Flex.
You can watch on Smart TVs by LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. Smart TVs running on Android TV and Google TV are likewise supported. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation support watching live sports as well.
Sports fans can watch on more than just your TV.
You can use iPhones and iPads with current iOS. Android mobile devices and tablets are supported.
With all of the above devices, you just need to take the following steps:
1) Sign up for Paramount Plus with Showtime online
2) Download the the Paramount Plus app from the app hub of your Smart TV or streaming device
3) Launch the app on your TV, and sign in with your account
4) Go to the Live tab and find the college football game you want to watch
Fans using a PC, Chromebook and Mac computer to watch games can watch their subscription through a current web browser.
Paramount Plus College Football Schedule
The Paramount Plus College Football schedule includes games from Southeastern Conference (SEC), Big Ten Conference and Mountain West Conference. Keep in mind that there are Big Ten games on Peacock during the 2023 season. There are more than 400 college football games on ESPN+ as well.
|Saturday, September 9||3:30 PM||UNLV At Michigan|
|Saturday, September 9||7:30 PM||UCLA At San Diego|
|Saturday, September 16||3:30 PM||South Carolina At Georgia|
|Saturday, September 23||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, September 23||7:30 PM||Iowa At Penn State|
|Saturday, September 30||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, October 7||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday October 14||12:00 Noon||SEC|
|3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, October 21||12:00 Noon||Air Force At Navy|
|3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, October 28||12:00 PM||Big Ten On CBS (Teams Tbd)|
|Saturday, October 28||3:30 PM||Georgia Vs. Florida|
|Saturday, November 4||12:00 PM||Big Ten On CBS (Teams Tbd)|
|Saturday, November 4||3:30 PM||SEC|
|7:45 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, November 11||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, November 18||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Friday, November 24||12:00 PM||Iowa At Nebraska|
|Friday, November 24||4:00 PM||Missouri At Arkansas|
|Saturday, November 25||3:30 PM||SEC Game Of The Week|
|Saturday, December 2||4:00 PM||SEC Championship|
|Saturday, December 9||3:00 PM||Army – Navy|
|Friday, December 29||2:00 PM||Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl|
Why can’t I watch college football on Paramount Plus?
Not every college football game or conference is available on Paramount Plus or CBS.
Most games from Power 5 conferences such as the Big Ten Conference or Mountain West require a subscription to a live TV streaming service, cable or satellite service.
The good news for cord-cutters is that you can watch local broadcast networks such as CBS for free by using a TV antenna.
You can read my guides on how to watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ACC Network (ACCN), Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, and SEC Network, which covers most college football games during the 2023-24 season.
Sling TV is the best budget option at $40 per month. You can get ESPN on the Orange plan. The Blue plan remains thin on local channels. Sling does not carry CBS at all.
Some of these streaming services such as DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo and YouTube TV have unlimited DVR to record games, and a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation.
Hulu + Live TV is the only live TV streaming service that bundles ESPN+, Disney+ and carries local and cable channels that have NCAA football games from major conferences.
Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.
How to Watch College Football on Paramount Plus FAQs
These are questions college football fans ask when researching ways to watch their favorite teams.
Can I watch CBS Sports on Paramount Plus?
You can watch some, but not all, CBS Sports programming on Paramount Plus. CBS Sports is the broadcasting arm of CBS. It should not be confused with the cable network CBS Sports Network or its live sports programming.
The following CBS Sports are available on the Paramount Plus with Showtime plan:
- SEC on CBS
- Big Ten on CBS
- Mountain West Football
- NFL Games
- UEFA Champions League
- The Masters
- NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship
- PGA TOUR
- The PGA Championship
- Women’s soccer
- Combate Global MMA
A subscription to Paramount Plus with Showtime is $11.99 per month. The Paramount Plus Essential plan only has NFL games and UEFA Champions League. The Essential plan is $5.99 per month.
Does Paramount Plus have SEC Network?
Paramount Plus does not carry the SEC Network cable channel, but you can watch SEC football games that air on CBS every Saturday.
Is Big Ten football on CBS?
The Big Ten Conference has seven games on CBS and Paramount Plus for the 2023 season. About 34 games from the conference will air on NBC, FOX and CBS.
How to watch Mountain West football
Most Mountain West football games air on CBS Sports Network, but four games are on CBS and Paramount Plus.
Can you watch college football on Paramount Plus?
You can watch college football on Paramount Plus. But you need to subscribe to the Paramount Plus with Showtime plan to watch SEC, Big Ten and Mountain West college football games. A subscription is $11.99 per month.
Subscribers to the Paramount Plus with Showtime get a local CBS station, the full Showtime library, and 4K HDR streaming.
The streaming service has a growing library of movies, live news, and full seasons of TV shows from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel. There are a number of Paramount+ Originals such as Special Ops: Lioness, Tulsa King and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
You can sign up for a free trial, and cancel your subscription whenever you like. Use code SPORTS for 50 percent off for a Paramount Plus annual subscription. Offer ends 9/20/2023.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble