College football is well underway, but there’s still over half a season of NCAA ball remaining to be played. And watched. Fortunately, you no longer need pricey cable or satellite subscriptions to get college football on your TV. However, with so many teams and so many channels, finding the best way to stream college ball can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to enjoy the season, read on for how to watch college football on Hulu + Live TV.
What is Hulu + Live TV?
Hulu launched in 2007, less than a year after Netflix started streaming. With award-winning shows and a knack for miniseries, Hulu has established itself as one of the premier on-demand video platforms.
However, a decade later, Hulu branched out from on-demand video and began offering live TV as well. Hulu + Live TV has over 90 live and on-demand channels to choose from, including the big 4 broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC – as well as The CW and Telemundo.
Furthermore, Hulu + Live TV not only gets you the complete Hulu on-demand library, it includes ESPN+ and Disney+ at no additional cost. It also comes with premier national sports channels like ESPN and FS1, as well as the nation’s most popular college sports networks – SEC Network, Big Ten Network and ACC Network.
Hulu + Live TV is intended as a cable replacement, so take a look at Hulu + Live TV Plans and Pricing, to see how it stacks up against your current TV bills.
Can you watch college football live on Hulu + Live TV?
We wouldn’t be writing this if you couldn’t watch college football games live on Hulu + Live TV. But with 131 top-level teams and hundreds of games in a season, the broadcasts of those games reach far and wide.
College football is broadcast live over a wide variety of channels and networks, with the main ones being the following:
- Broadcast TV: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC
- National sports networks: CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN College Extra, FS1, NFL Network
- College sports networks: ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network
- Sports streaming services: ESPN+
That’s a lot of channels to keep track of. Fortunately, except for Pac-12 Network, you’ll find all of them on Hulu + Live TV. And if you want to see what’s available to watch on Hulu + Live TV during the next 7 days, check out the Flixed Hulu + Live TV Guide. And with the click of a button, it also shows you every sports event airing in the next 24 hours.
Watch college football live on local TV
College football dominates Saturday afternoon broadcast TV and every Saturday you’ll find games on your local affiliate stations for ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. This year is the start of the Big Ten’s seven-year deal with Fox, CBS and NBC, marking the first time a college conference sold its rights to three different broadcast networks.
For the most up-to-date listings for all college football games, head over to the official NCAA college football TV schedule and times and keyword search for your team or channel.
Watch college football live on FOX-owned channels
In addition to its main broadcast channel and sports channel (FOX and FS1), FOX Sports is a majority owner of Big Ten Network.
FOX Sports is also home to 3 conference championship games in December – the Pac-12 Championship, the Mountain West Championship and the Big Ten Championship.
Watch college football live on ESPN-owned channels
In addition to ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN College Extra, the sports broadcasting giant owns SEC Network and ACC Network. Plus, its standalone streaming service, ESPN+, is showing more than 500 college football games this season.
And if you’re looking for games from the Football Championship Subdivision, ESPN+ is undoubtedly your best bet, as it’s got hundreds of games from the second-highest level of college football, including the first 2 rounds of the FCS Playoffs, of which 16 games are exclusive to the streamer.
Does Hulu have all college football games?
You’ll be able to stream every major college football game live on Hulu + Live TV. You’ll also find a wide selection of less popular matchups not airing on regular TV. These games hit the airwaves through the college sports networks like ACCN, Big Ten Network, SEC Network and ESPNU.
There are a few networks with college football – such as FOX College Sports, Pac-12 Network and Longhorn Network – that Hulu + Live TV doesn’t carry. Therefore, if the games fall exclusively on any of those networks, you won’t find them on Hulu + Live TV.
Do I need the Sports Add-on to watch live college football games?
Nope. Everything you need to watch college football games live is included in the Hulu + Live TV base plan. There are no hidden fees or extra add-ons necessary.
Hulu + Live TV lets you choose your favorite teams so you can personalize your experience and see all your games in one place. It’s also got a college football hub so you can see the other games of teams that you’re not following as well.
Hulu will also send push notifications to your phone when your favorite teams have a game about to start.
Check out Hulu’s College Football Page for all the details about watching NCAA football on Hulu + Live TV.
Can I record college football games on Hulu + Live TV?
Definitely. One of the best things about choosing your favorite team (or teams) is that their games are automatically recorded when they air live. Therefore, you don’t even need to check the schedule or remember to record them. It’s all done for you.
Plus, Hulu + Live TV has unlimited cloud DVR storage that keeps your recordings for 9 months, so you don’t need to worry about having enough storage space or something being deleted.
Can I watch college football on multiple devices with Hulu + Live TV?
Your Hulu + Live TV subscription lets you watch 2 screens at the same time, which can be 2 TVs, 2 computers, 2 mobile devices, or any combination of the lot. If you want to watch on more than 2 screens, you can get the Unlimited Screens add-on for an extra 10 bucks a month.
How much does the Hulu + Live TV Sports Add-on cost?
The Sports Add-on is only available to subscribers of Hulu + Live TV, so those with Hulu on-demand will need to upgrade to the Live TV plan first. On top of the base plan, it’s an additional $9.99/month.
What’s included in the Hulu + Live TV Sports Add-on?
While the Hulu + Live TV base plan has all you need to watch college football, the Sports Add-on offers some other sports content, including NFL RedZone, which recaps all the scoring plays in the NFL. the other channels are:
- FanDuel TV
- FanDuel Racing
- MAVTV Motorsports Network
- NFL RedZone
- Outdoor Channel
- Sportsman Channel
What other add-ons does Hulu + Live TV have?
In addition to the Sports Add-on, Hulu + Live TV offers 3 other add-ons.
The Unlimited Screens Add-on mentioned above increases your 2-screen limit to unlimited screens on your home network plus 3 more mobile devices on the go. It costs $9.99/month on top of your subscription. Check out Hulu + Live TV Simultaneous Streams for all you need to know about the add-on.
The Español Add-on gives you access to live and on-demand Spanish content, including ESPN Deportes and FOX Deportes. It costs $4.99/month and you also get:
- CNN en Español
- Discovery en Español
- Discovery Familia
- History Channel en Español
- NBC Universo
The Entertainment Add-on is an additional $7.99/month and includes a diverse selection of 15+ channels that offer something for everyone in the family. It’s got 2 channels from MTV, 2 from Nickelodeon, and 2 from Discovery, as well as:
- American Heroes Channel
- BET Her
- CNBC World
- Cooking Channel
- Crime + Investigation
- Destination America
- Magnolia Network
- Great American Family
- Military History Channel
Does Hulu + Live TV have a free trial?
While Hulu still offers a free trial for its on-demand plans, it no longer offers a free trial for Hulu + Live TV. However, it occasionally runs deals, such as a $20/month discount for the first 3 months.
Is Hulu + Live TV worth it for college sports?
If you’re looking for a cable replacement, Hulu + Live TV is one of the best options out there. But before signing up, check out our Hulu + Live TV Review for a deep dive into all aspects of the service.
Douglas Wright • Author
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