If you cut cable, you might think it will be a difficult challenge to catch as much of the Volunteers’ football season as possible. Thankfully, there are numerous options to watch Tennessee football online or directly on your TV. The best part is these options are easy to access, legal, and much more affordable than a cable bill. Keep reading to find out which option is the best for you to watch a Tennessee football live stream online and over the air throughout the season!
Use Sling TV to Watch Tennessee Football Online
Sling TV is a service, launched earlier this year by Dish Network, that allows users to live stream popular cable channels through an internet connection, starting at just $20 per month with no contract (review of Sling TV). In the over 20 channels, there are also some of the ESPN channels like ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (via the WatchESPN app with your Sling credentials, you can also access ABC games through this app). These channels will certainly be broadcasting a large amount of SEC and Tennessee football games during the season.
Beyond its basic Orange package, Sling provides add-on packages, including a Sports Extra Package for just $5 per month. With the package, you gain access to the SEC Network, ESPNU, and ESPNEWS. All of these channels will not only have live broadcasts of Tennessee games, but will have tons of highlights and analysis. With the package, you also gain access to SEC Network+, the SEC’s digital platform, via the WatchESPN app. The platform will broadcast live streams of SEC games and include tons of additional coverage. It’s a great way to watch SEC football online.
If you are unsure about Sling right now, you can try it out free for 7 days.
Plan on watching Tennessee football online all season? You can take them up on their limited-time offer of a free Roku 2 or a discounted Apple TV. It’s a great deal, since either of the streaming players for your TV will be paid for by the end of the three months. Plus, you’ll have been able to watch three months of Tennessee football online on your TV and other devices for a reasonable cost compared to an expensive cable bill.
CBS All Access May Offer Tennessee Football Live Stream Coverage
Whenever a Tennessee football game comes on CBS, you can live stream it in most markets with CBS All Access. All Access offers live streaming of local CBS channels in upwards of 80% of the markets in the United States. The service is only $5.99 a month, and subscribers also get to enjoy a big library of on-demand CBS current and classic shows. Take a look at our CBS All Access review for full details.
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Option to Watch Tennessee Football Online
PlayStation Vue is another service you can use to stream Tennessee football online. Vue is quite similar to Sling TV in several ways, offering channels streaming directly to your devices. It should be pointed out, though, that Vue is more demanding on the wallet than Sling TV ($29.99-$39.99.month to start, based on your market) and restricts the majority of mobile streaming away from your home network.
Check out our PlayStation Vue review for more details.
Watch CBS’s SEC Game of The Week On Live Stream or Over-The-Air
This season, CBS will have first priority on which SEC games it will be broadcasting. Each week it will select a matchup and broadcast it as the SEC Game of The Week, and some Saturdays will be broadcasting doubleheaders. CBS games will be aired on its over-the-air network channel, which can be picked up with an antenna. This means you can access the games on your TV without a cable subscription if you have an antenna at home.
If you do not already have an antenna, this guide will help you choose the best one. The Volunteers will likely be selected for some of CBS’s preferred games, and the antenna is a great way to easily watch Tennessee football on your TV without cable.
Want to record the games? A good OTA (over-the-air) DVR will let give you full DVR capabilities, like recording and pausing live TV, for all the TV you get with your antenna. My favorite, the Tablo, lets you stream live TV and your recordings to your phone, tablet, streaming player, and other devices wherever you go. It’s another way you can easily watch Tennessee football online.
CBS has recently made an announcement that simultaneous to its broadcasts it will be live streaming each SEC Game during the year. The stream can be found on CBS Sports’ website and is free for anyone to view, without any forms of authentication required. This is a great move on CBS’s part, because now you’ll be able to watch any SEC or Tennesee games online for no cost. The quality of the stream is also top notch, since CBS will be including all 22 camera angles they display on its TV broadcast. It does not matter which option you choose CBS offers a perfect opportunity to watch select SEC games online the entire season.
Catch Live Audio Stream of Each Tennessee Game on CBS College Sports Live
CBS has been busy this offseason making a large amount of agreements with schools for the rights to air live streams throughout the season. For Tennessee fans, the end result is its College Sports Live service will be broadcasting live audio streams Tennessee games this season. It’s possible that some games may also offer video streams, but you’ll have to check the schedule. The service starts at $9.95 per month, and there will also be several other SEC teams with live streams available. You also get access to thousands of college sporting event streaming live video and audio all year long.
If you’re interested in the service, you should check the programming schedule on the site to see what games will be available and in what format. Click here to learn more.
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