With college basketball season fast approaching, fans are beginning to make plans to watch their favorite Pac 12 teams play, from UCLA to Utah to Oregon, Arizona and more. While cable remains one of the easiest methods to watch college sports, it’s also the most expensive and requires the biggest commitment.
Luckily, it’s now possible to watch college basketball online, without a cable subscription. The options for each conference differ slightly. For fans of Pac 12 schools, we’ve put together a guide below, where we’ll go over all the various methods you can use to watch Pac 12 basketball online.
Watch Pac 12 Basketball Live Stream with Sling TV
For fans of basketball teams in the Pac 12 conference, one of the best services to use is Sling TV. In fact, with Sling you’ll be able to watch the majority of Pac 12 basketball games, without cable TV!
Sling TV is a simple, affordable service that offers a ton of content. Here are some of the key features:
- Plans start from $20 per month (maximum of $40/month for the biggest plan)
- No contract, no commitment
- Gives live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT, TBS, FS1, A&E, AMC, Disney Channel, and more
- Add the Sports Extra package ($5/month extra) to get PAC 12 Networks, ESPNU, SEC Network and more!
- Enjoy up to 60+ channels, depending on which package you choose
- Sling TV is an online streaming service – no cable required
- You can watch Pac 12 basketball games for free with the 7-day free trial of Sling TV!
You can use Sling TV at home on your computer, or on your smartphone or tablet. You can also watch directly on your TV using a streaming player, such as a Roku or Chromecast. If you plan to use Sling TV to watch Pac 12 basketball online throughout the season, we recommend taking advantage of a special promotion currently offered: sign up and pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV, and get either a discounted Apple TV or a FREE Roku streaming device!
So, to sum up, with Sling you’ll enjoy live content from some of TV’s best channels. You’ll be able to watch a Pac 12 basketball live stream whenever the game is hosted by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FS1, PAC-12 Network, TNT, TBS, or True TV. And don’t forget – you’ll enjoy tons of live movies, talk shows, news, and TV shows from 40+ popular networks. Read our full Sling TV review for more info.
Use PlayStation Vue to Watch Pac 12 Basketball Online
For cord-cutters wanting to watch Pac 12 basketball online, there’s a new service in town: PlayStation Vue. Launched in 2015 and further expanded in 2016, PlayStation Vue is now a decent service providing a viable way to stream Pac 12 basketball games. It’s not yet on the level of Sling TV, but it’s still a solid option.
Like Sling TV, Vue provides access to many popular TV networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, FS1, and more. These channels will all be useful for Pac 12 basketball live stream. Vue does not yet have Pac 12 Network, so that’s a downside for fans of Pac-12 basketball.
PlayStation Vue (review here) has various packages available, with plans starting from $30 a month. At this point in time, Sling TV provides better value, added flexibility, and an overall better experience – but we’ll keep an eye on Vue as it expands.
Watch Pac 12 Basketball Games Online for Free Using the WatchESPN App
The WatchESPN App gives users access to lots of live sports content, including select Pac 12 basketball live streams. Some ISP and cable providers give their customers access to the WatchESPN App for free. Check here to see if your ISP provides access. If your ISP is not on the list of participating providers, you can also use your Sling TV login to access the app for free.
WatchESPN has apps for Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android, and iOS devices.
For watching Pac 12 basketball online, the free content on WatchESPN App is fairly limited. It provides direct access to ESPN3, which does host a handful of Pac 12 games throughout the season, but that’s the only thing it offers in terms of Pac 12 live coverage, unless you log in with your pay TV account, like Sling TV. Then, you will also be able to access whatever ESPN channels are in your TV package.
Stream Pac 12 Basketball Games for Free Using Your Antenna
Some Pac 12 games air on CBS, with the most coverage during March Madness. FOX also airs a few national Pac 12 games. Both CBS and Fox are OTA channels, meaning they broadcast over-the-air, for free.
To pick up these channels and watch Pac 12 basketball free, all you need is an HD antenna. If you use a good antenna in combination with a quality DVR device, you’ll be able to watch live games and replays at your convenience.
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