Social media videos of training camp and never-ending wells of fan threads on r/CFB have helped satiate our collective thirst for football, but we don’t have to wait any longer. College football is back.
It’s time to whip out your barbecues, throw on your jerseys, and hope your team doesn’t keep losing to its biggest rival — who happens to have a fervent supporter in the form of your desk-neighbor at work.
However, if you have cut the cable cord, finding the best way to watch can be challenging. There are cheap alternatives like antennas that let you tune in to local channels without a cable subscription, but if you don’t live in the market of your favorite team or want access to more games, you’ll need to upgrade to a streaming service.
Ultimately, to watch all the games you’ll need access to the major national networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN and all of their corresponding subchannels. Additionally, many games are broadcast on conference-specific networks like the Big Ten, SEC, ACC, and Pac-12.
The problem is, there isn’t one streaming service that lets you get every single option in one fell swoop. Below, we’ve broken down what is offered by each service so you can choose the option that best fits your preferences.