You can watch the Pac-12 Network live without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or Sling TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch the Pac-12 Network with fuboTV

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It’s hard to imagine a better streaming service for fans of college and niche sports than fuboTV. One of the best things about fuboTV is that it carries sports channels that other similar services and traditional cable providers don’t typically offer. Second to that is the fact that fuboTV is the only streaming service that offers live 4K streams.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The main fuboTV subscription package is the cheapest one and it comes with roughly 90 channels. Half of those are sports channels, like Pac-12. Several add-ons give you the ability add more channels to your entertainment menu. If you like Pac-12 sports action, you’ll definitely want to look into the Sports Plus channel expansion. It has six different regional Pac-12 channels.

Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

fuboTV Channels

The main fuboTV subscription has 90 channels, half of which are sports channels. The other half of the channels consist of educational, news, lifestyle channels and more. However, Pac-12 doesn’t come with the base subscription. To get Pac-12, you have to pay a bit extra for the Sports Plus expansion. It’s also worth noting here that NBCSN and FS1  stream some sports events in 4K. Some streaming services offer on-demand 4K content, but no other streaming service currently broadcasts live channels in 4K. A new sports news channel called fubo Sports Network partially compensates for the lack of ESPN.

You can see a full channel list here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

Aside from game consoles, fuboTV has excellent support for TV devices that cord-cutters use.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s supported devices here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

The default simultaneous stream limit is two devices, but you can add on a third if you get a paid upgrade. That upgrade is called Family Share and it costs $6/month extra.

You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV’s cloud DVR holds 30 hours of recordings unless you get another upgrade, which gives you 500 hours of recording time. This upgrade is called Cloud DVR Plus and it costs extra.

You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV is mostly focused on live TV, but it does have an on-demand library as well. You can access TV episodes and movie titles once you subscribe.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the Pac-12 Network on Sling TV

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Sling TV is unique among streaming services because it was of the first product of its kind to hit the market. Before Sling TV’s debut, cord-cutters didn’t have many options. But after Sling TV showed that there is a strong market for cable TV alternatives, the industry took off. Though Sling TV doesn’t have as many features as its competitors, few other streaming services offer the flexibility that Sling TV provides.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

After you sign up for Sling TV, the first thing you have to is decide which base plan you want. There are two base plans available– but you’re not limited to just one. You can get both for a discount. The two base plans are called Sling Blue and Sling Orange. Once you get a base plan, you can expand your channel lineup by purchasing channel add-on packs. Add-on prices vary, but most packs cost just a few dollar extra per month.

Sling Orange
Limited time offer
$20.00/ month

30+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Limited time offer$20.00/ month

45+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Limited time offer
$35.00/ month

50+ channels

ESPN

$35 for your first month

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

The Sports Extra add-on pack has all six Pac-12 networks– so you’ll want to get it for sure after you subscribe. The price that you’ll pay for the add-on varies depending on which base plan you get. The main benefit of Sling Orange (from a sports fan’s perspective) is that it has all the ESPN channels.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Like fuboTV and PlayStation Vue, Sling TV has a very competitive device lineup:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV’s may feature restrictions are one of its main drawbacks. Though Sling TV does let you share your account, there are limits that you should know about before you join. For example, you can only stream Sling Orange channels to one device at a time. The limit for Sling Blue channels is three simultaneous screens.

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

You don’t have to pay extra to record content on Sling TV anymore. Everyone gets ten hours free now and can record ESPN and every other supported channel except four of them. Previously, none of the Sling Orange channels were compatible with the DVR.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV has a decent quality and fairly large on-demand library, but most of the titles are TV show episodes. Some movies are available as well, though.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand offerings.

How to Watch the Pac-12 Network on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Pac-12 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or Sling TVSimply go to the Amazon Fire TV app store and click whatever live TV service appeals to you the most– or try them all.

How to Watch the Pac-12 Network on Roku

You can watch Pac-12 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or Sling TV. The process of installing a Roku app is the same as installing a smartphone app. Just look up the app you want to try and complete the sign-up process to get going.

How to Watch the Pac-12 Network on Apple TV

You can watch Pac-12 on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV or Sling TV. Apple’s app store has them all, so try them out for yourself and compare.

The Pac-12 Now App

The Pac-12 Now app is available on Android, iPhone, iPad, iOS, most Amazon Kindles / Fire Phones and it also works with Chromecast.

The locked version of Pac-12 Now doesn’t have live games or recordings of full games, but it does have some clips, interviews and other extra content.

To unlock the Pac-12 Now app without cable, there’s only one choice: fuboTV. Sling TV doesn’t work with the Pac-12 Now app.

Once you unlock Pac-12 Now, you can use it to stream live games and on-demand game recordings.

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fuboTV is the only way to unlock Pac-12 Now without cable. Source: Pac-12.

Pac-12 Now has mostly good reviews on both Android and iOS. The Android version of Pac-12 Now currently has 3.6/5 star rating. On iOS, Pac-12 Now has a 3/5.

Most of the one-star reviews of Pac-12 Now are complaints centered around the fact that you need a paid TV service to unlock live games.

One Android user gave a fair account of Pac-12 Now’s pros and cons:

“This app works good for watching the game live but during the game you cannot pause or rewind to watch something over. Also if you lock your screen and then open the app back up it doesn’t bring you back live, it brings and starts you at the point where you locked your screen.”

Stream Select Pac-12 Games on Twitter for Free

Back in July of 2016, Pac-12 announced that it would begin streaming select Pac-12 games for free on Twitter.

When Pac-12 Plus first came out, the Pac-12 linked to streams via @pac12plus. However, @pac12plus seems to have stopped tweeting.

The Twitter account you’ll want to follow for links to free Pac-12 streams is @pac12.

Individual Pac-12 teams also post links to live games on Twitter.

Because Twitter and Pac-12 struck a deal, you can watch some Pac-12 games for free on Twitter. Source: Twitter.

If You Live Abroad, You Can Watch Pac-12 Networks for Free

If you live outside the US, you can watch a free live stream of Pac-12 Networks on YouTube via Pac-12 Networks International.

Pac-12 Networks International live streams the following sports:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Olympic sports

When live games aren’t on, Pac-12 Networks International usually live streams Pac-12 news shows like The Drive, Pac-12 Sports Report and Pac-12 Football in 60.

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Pac-12 Networks International broadcasts free Pac-12 Networks live streams, but you have to be located outside the US or use a VPN to tune in. Source: YouTube.

Due to license restrictions, geographical blocks will prevent you from accessing the Pac-12 Networks International live stream if you’re located in the United States.

Free Pac-12 Network Highlights

If you’re a Pac-12 fan and you haven’t visited Pac-12 on YouTube yet, you should definitely check it out.

Though the Pac-12 YouTube channel doesn’t have full games, it does have more extra content than the locked version of the Pac-12 Now app.

Pac-12 updates its YouTube channel on a daily basis with clips, interviews, press conferences and other goodies.

On the right side of the channel’s landing page, you can find links to all the major Pac-12 teams.

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The Pac-12 Networks YouTube channel has thousands of clips and gets daily updates. Source: YouTube.

If you click the playlists tab, you’ll find playlists for nearly every Pac-12 sport. Sports that Pac-12 has created playlists for include: softball, rowing, beach volleyball, golf, water polo, hockey, cross country, baseball, ice hockey and more.

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Pac-12 Networks’ playlists let you quickly find out what’s going on in the Pac-12. Source: YouTube.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.