Two of the biggest teams in college football face off in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando at 11:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 31st. Fans are in for quite a treat as No. 19 LSU plays No. 15 Louisville. This game is sure to be one for the history books, and you won’t want to miss it. If you’re looking for the best way to watch the Citrus Bowl online, you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re a new cord-cutter or you’re just going to be away from home on the day of the Bowl, there are now various ways to catch the LSU vs Louisville live stream without a cable subscription. Below, find the best ways to stream the Citrus Bowl online this New Years Eve.
Sign Up for Sling TV to Watch the Citrus Bowl Online
The Citrus Bowl will be hosted by ABC. If you don’t have cable, the best way to watch it is to use Sling TV.
Sling TV is currently offering a free seven-day trial with no obligations. What better day to have free live streaming of college football than New Years Eve? If you time your free trial right, you could even watch the Citrus Bowl live stream for free!
The basic package for Sling TV provides more than 30 of the best channels cable has to offer. Included in the selection are TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. It does not directly include ABC streaming, but fortunately, most ABC-hosted sporting events, including the Citrus Bowl, are also broadcast on ESPN3. So, since Sling TV includes ESPN3 in their basic package, you’ll be able to watch the Citrus Bowl live stream easily.
Sling TV’s basic package costs only $20 per month and does not require a contract, so you can cancel at any time. The basic package provides a lot of content, but if you want more, you can add on additional packages of channels for as little as $5 extra. You can read more about it in our full review of Sling TV.
Watch Sling TV on streaming players (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.) so that you can view on your TV. Or, you can also use your mobile devices to watch, as well as your computer. For a limited time, Sling TV is offering a free Roku Streaming device (or a discounted Apple TV) when you prepay for three months of the Sling TV service. With a Roku, you can use Sling TV on your TV, letting you easily watch all the action of the Citrus Bowl on your flatscreen.
So, to catch the Citrus Bowl live stream without cable, here’s what you need to do:
- Sign up for a free seven-day trial of Sling TV
- Use your Sling TV login to ESPN3, which will broadcast the game live
- Keep Sling TV for $20 per month, or cancel if you don’t want to keep it
Use DIRECTV NOW to Watch LSU vs Louisville Online
DIRECTV NOW is a newly launched streaming service that provides an easy way to watch the Citrus Bowl online. The service starts at $35 a month, with no contract required. It works over the internet, so there’s no need to have a cable or satellite subscription.
DIRECTV NOW (review here) offers an impressive array of channels through various packages. Usually, their basic package is $35 a month for 60+ channels. However, right now you can score the Go Big package with 100+ channels for the same $35/month rate! Click here to learn more.
You can use this service on most streaming devices, computers, and mobile devices. It’s easy to use, affordable, and a great service overall. Do note, however, that the service does not give you direct access to ESPN3. However, it does allow you to access the WatchESPN App, which will allow you to watch ESPN3/ABC hosted games. So, you can still use DIRECTV NOW to access Citrus Bowl streaming, but there’s an extra step involved.
Watch the Citrus Bowl Live Stream on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s online streaming service which offers 45+ channels for $30 a month. Various packages are available. Like DIRECTV NOW, Vue does not give you direct access to this game, but instead allows you to access the WatchESPN App for a roundabout way of streaming the Citrus Bowl.
We like PlayStation Vue, but typically we recommend the other two services discussed here above Vue. Read our full review to learn more.
How to Watch College Football Online
If you’re wondering how you can keep up with all your favorite schools all season long, read through our college football streaming guide to learn all the easy and legal ways to stream college football online. You can also check out our college bowl game streaming guide for more bowl-specific info.
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