As a new Nebraska football season begins, fans are making plans to watch the action. And as cable prices skyrocket, more and more folks are saying enough is enough, and cancelling their cable subscriptions. Luckily, there are now several ways you can watch Nebraska football online, without a cable provider. Whether you’d like to follow your team through the entire season, or you’re just a casual viewer wanting to catch a Nebraska football live stream or two, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find the best ways to watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers online and over-the-air.
Watch Nebraska Football Live Stream with Sling TV
As part of the Big Ten conference, the Nebraska Cornhuskers have a broadcasting agreement with the ESPN family of networks. The majority of Nebraska football games this season will be hosted on ESPN-owned networks. Luckily, there is now an easy way to watch ESPN online without a cable TV subscription: Sling TV!
Sling TV is an online streaming service from Dish Network. It’s available nationwide, to anyone with internet. You don’t need cable or any other subscription to use it – just a Sling TV subscription, internet access, and a compatible device.
For just $20 per month (and no-contract!), you can subscribe to Sling TV’s Orange package and gain access to ESPN, ESPN 2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, Disney Channel, and 15+ other great cable TV channels. You can tune in and watch these channels live at any time, from anywhere with an internet connection.
You can also gain access to the WatchESPN App using your Sling TV credentials. This will give you live access to ESPN 3 and ABC. If you want even more live sports content, you can pay an extra $5 per month for the Sports Extra package, which adds SEC Network, ESPNU, and more.
So, to sum up, with Sling TV you’ll enjoy:
- Live streaming of every Nebraska football game on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, or ABC
- Live streaming of 20+ popular cable TV channels with content for the whole family
- Just $20 per month, with no contract (cancel anytime)
- Ability to add extra sports channels for $5 per month
Sling TV is a great way to watch Nebraska football online. It can be used on streaming players, mobile devices, and computers. At home, it’s best used on a streaming player so you can watch on your TV. To help you get started, you can get a free Roku 2 or save on Apple TV when you sign up and prepay for 3 months of Sling TV.
If you’re confident you’d like to keep Sling TV for the season, the free Roku deal is a great value. If you’re not sure, we recommend trying a FREE 7 day trial of Sling TV.
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch Nebraska Football Online
PlayStation Vue is a newer live streaming service from Sony that is now available nationwide. Vue gives access to most of the same channels as Sling TV, letting you watch Nebraska football online this season.
While Vue has 3 basic tiers of packages (our Vue review has more info) with a lot of channels, the starting price of $30-$40/monthly (price varies by market) is steeper than Sling TV. It should be noted though that Vue does have Big Ten Network in one package.
Sling TV is a better overall value than Vue in our opinion, and it doesn’t block mobile streaming when you’re away from home like Vue does.
Watch Select Nebraska Cornhuskers Games for Free Using an Antenna
The majority of Nebraska games will be hosted on ESPN. Some games, however, will air on ABC, which is an over-the-air network. Any game that broadcasts on ABC can be viewed for free, using an HD antenna.
If you’d like to watch select games for free, you’ll need an HD antenna. Our guide to choosing the best TV antenna will help you out.
If the scheduled broadcast times don’t work with your schedule, you won’t be able to watch games live, but you can always record them to enjoy later. If you have the Tablo HD DVR, you can even stream content directly from your DVR to your other connected devices, so you could potentially catch a Nebraska football live stream on your smartphone or tablet while on-the-go, by streaming it directly from your Tablo. Check out the DVR comparison guide for more information.
Listen to Live Audio Coverage of Nebraska Football Games
If you’re unable to watch Nebraska football online, and you don’t have cable TV, the next best thing is to listen to live audio coverage of the Cornhuskers, via TuneIn. TuneIn is a free and legal online radio service.
Watch College Football Online
If you’d like to learn more about how you can keep up to date with all your favorite college teams, take a look at our guide to watching college football online.