Watch college football on Sling TV (2021)

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College football is among the most popular sports to watch in the United States and with streaming on the rise, Deceptive Speed will take a look at which services offer the best cord-cutting option in 2021 including Sling TV.

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If you are looking for a reliable live TV streaming service for college football in 2021, Sling TV will offer subscribers some of the biggest games of the season. Some prominent college football channels are missing from its lineup, but viewers can find other ways to access them.

College football on Sling TV

Sling TV offers many of the top sports channels for college football fans, but its lack of local channels can be an issue for some. If you do not want to watch TV over the air with an antenna and have a big interest in college football, Sling TV is not going to be for you because you’ll be missing out on some of the most important games of the regular season, some conference championships and a few bowl games. The College Football Playoff semifinals and national title game will be available on Sling TV.

Below is a look at a grid of channels that will feature college football games this fall, and we’ve marked whether they are a part of Sling TV’s channel lineup. It can get a little confusing with Sling with its different offerings, but the orange channel lineup costs $35 per month, which is the same price as blue. When you combine orange and blue together, the cost is $50 before adding the sports extras add-ons.

If you are wanting a multi-screen viewing experience this fall, this can be a bit complex as well. If you select the orange channel lineup, you may not stream on multiple devices, while you are allowed three simultaneous streams with blue. Even when you combine orange and blue together, you are only allowed to stream one orange channel at a time and three blue channels.

Check your local listings to see which regional sports networks are available in your area on Sling TV.

ChannelOn Sling TV?
ACC NetworkYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra)
Big Ten NetworkYes (Sling Blue Sports Extra)
CBS Sports NetworkNo
ESPNYes (Orange)
ESPN2Yes (Orange)
ESPNUYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra)
ESPNEWSYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra)
ESPN3Yes (Orange)
FOXYes (Blue)*
FS1Yes (Blue)
FS2Yes (Sling Blue Sports Extra)
Longhorn NetworkYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra)
NBCYes (Blue)*
Pac-12 NetworkYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra, Sling Blue Sports Extra)
SEC NetworkYes (Sling Orange Sports Extra)

*Only available in select markets

Sports Extras

To gain access to the Sling Blue Sports Extra channels, which includes Big Ten Network and FS2, subscribers must pay an additional $11. This is the same price as the Sling Orange Sports Extra package, which adds ACC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, Longhorn Network, Pac-12 Network and SEC Network. Combining the two Sports Extra packages is a $15 cost.

What is missing?

As mentioned earlier, Sling TV does not offer much in terms of local channels. FOX and NBC are available in a select number of markets, while ABC and CBS are nowhere to be found in the Sling TV lineup. If viewers not willing to set up an antenna to receive these channels, that’s a problem for college football fans because the best games of the regular season are typically seen on those channels every Saturday in addition to select conference championships and bowl games. Additionally, Sling TV does not offer CBS Sports Network, which broadcasts a high volume of college football games each weekend and includes the Conference USA title game.

College football outside of Sling TV

Additional premium options are available, and a popular purchase for many fans is ESPN+, which continues to bolster its programming especially in college football. ESPN+ will broadcast plenty of Group of 5 contests and now has exclusive rights to show one non-conference game for every team in the SEC as well as some Big 12 non-conference and even conference matchups. The channel is $6.99 per month, and an annual subscription costs $69.99.

Peacock is scheduled to air one game this season between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Toledo Rockets in Week 2. To watch this, users must pay $4.99 for a month or $49.99 for a year.

The only bowl game outside of Sling TV and an antenna is the Arizona Bowl, which will air on Barstool Sports on New Year’s Eve.

FloFootball will air a few lower-tier college football games, and it costs $19.99 per month or $150 for a full year.

Select games can be seen on a pay-per-view basis including one involving the Oklahoma Sooners against Western Carolina on for $54.99.

Decision Time

Sling TV subscribers will have plenty of the biggest college football regular season matchups available to them in addition to the entire postseason outside of one bowl game if subscribers are willing to use an antenna for local channels. If it included those channels, Sling TV would have the most college football channels among all the streaming services. That and the strange restrictions of multi-screen viewing are the two major downfalls to Sling TV and drive me away personally.

I run this college football website and make a living based on the sport so I’d put myself in the die-hard college football fan category. I do not want to miss anything, which is why I will be watching college football on fuboTV this fall. It has more college football channels than any of the other streaming services, making it the best option to satisfy my college football addiction, and I’ll be able to watch games on three TV screens every Saturday. By combining this with ESPN+, I have access to just about every single game from Week 0 through the national championship.

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