If you even know what a Nittany Lion is, then you know Penn State football. Each year, the team returns renewed and refreshed with new players and they work hard to stay competitive in the Big Ten. This year you can watch most Penn State football games on one of the ESPN family of networks, including ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and the digital only ESPN3.
But what if you want to cut the cord with your cable company. Can you imagine missing out on the Penn State action without access to these networks directly through your cable box?
There is good news. You can still catch all of the action and watch Penn State football online with a few different options. Let’s take a closer look.
Watch a Penn State Football Live Stream on Sling TV
Sling TV, which was created by Dish Network, is an online streaming service that gives users access to a variety of networks only available with a cable subscription before. For instance, you can watch ABC Family, AMC, and A&E. It also includes ESPN and ESPN2. Even the games that are airing on ABC will be on ESPN3, available with the WatchESPN online app with your Sling TV credentials to log in. Sling TV may be one of the most compact solutions to watch the Penn State Football live stream this season.
You can watch Sling TV on your computer or through a device like the Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV. It can also be streamed on your iOs or Android tablets or smart phones.
Sling TV is only $20 per month for the basic Orange package, and you don’t have to sign a contract. That means you can cancel at any time. Additionally, you can also opt for the Sports Extra Package for only $5 extra dollars a month. This gives you access to ESPNU, ESPNews, and more.
Try Sling TV free for 7 days before you decide.
Watch Some Penn State Football Online with CBS College Sports Live
Penn State Football also partners with the new CBS College Sports Live service for some of their games. With football, the options are often just audio, but you may get to watch some Penn State football online. Check the schedule to see which games will be on the service and if some of them may be live streaming video as well.
CBS College Sports Live is available for $9.95 a month. You can find out more about the service and the Penn State Schedule on their website.
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch Penn State Football Online
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s answer to Sling TV. It’s another live streaming service that acts as a replacement to cable TV
Vue offers three tiers of channel packages (our Vue review has all the details) with a great variety and number of channels. But Vue’s starting price is $30-$40 each month (varies by market), making it more expensive than Sling. However, Vue does carry Big Ten Network, which is good for watching more Big Ten conference action.
We believe that Sling TV is still the better overall deal than PlayStation Vue. Plus, Sling doesn’t have the strict mobile streaming restrictions that Vue has in place which block you from watching outside of your home.
Catch the Broadcast on Your Local ABC Affiliate
Are you still in the local Penn State area? If so, an antenna may be your best bet. Antennas have come a long way since the 1970s and you no longer have to get up on your roof and risk a National Lampoon scenario. If you need an antenna, check out our guide to choosing the best antenna for your TV.
And say you’re not home. What do you do then? Did you know there were digital DVRs that can record over-the-air broadcasts so you can watch later? We like Tablo. And as an added bonus, Tablo allows you to stream broadcast programming on your connected devices when you’re away from home. Click here for the most complete guide to over-the-air DVRs.
Listen to Penn State Football on TuneIn Radio
Speaking of audio, if listening to the games each week is your jam, you’re in luck. TuneIn Radio is one of the best online streaming radio services available. Each week they bring you the live audio from most college football teams all across the United States. Check out the website for the Penn State broadcasts and to listen every Saturday.
The best news? TuneIn Radio is completely free. Download the free app to your mobile device and you’re good to go. Of course, there is a premium option available for only $7.99 per month which will give you additional access to the NFL and major league baseball. You can try it free for 7 days.
Now you know all your legal options to watch Penn State football online this season. Have a look at our complete college football guide to how you can watch every team without cable.