On Thursday December 23rd at 12:00 p.m. ET, the 12th annual Birmingham Bowl will kick off at the historic Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. This year, the game will be a tight match, with the University of South Florida facing off with Texas Tech. In this guide, we’ll show you how to enjoy the Birmingham Bowl live stream from home – no cable needed!
The Birmingham Bowl will broadcast nationally on ESPN Network. ESPN owns exclusive rights to this broadcast, but thankfully, you no longer need cable to watch ESPN, because Sling TV offers subscribers access to ESPN without a cable subscription. We’ll get into the details of how you can watch the Birmingham Bowl online with various different services.
Watch the Birmingham Bowl Live Stream with Sling TV
For those without cable TV, it used to be nearly impossible to watch the Birmingham Bowl stream or any other sporting event hosted on ESPN. Luckily, that’s no longer the case – today, you can watch the Birmingham Bowl live stream from home, without cable – all you need is Sling TV.
So, what is Sling TV, and how can it help you watch the Birmingham Bowl online? You can read all about it in our full review of the service. For now, here are the basics:
- Sling TV is an online streaming service
- With it, you can watch 30+ channels from cable’s best networks – without a cable subscription!
- Sling TV offers ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, and many other quality channels
- You can watch the Birmingham Bowl live stream with Sling TV
- Use Sling TV on your TV via a streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.)
- Use Sling TV on the go using a smartphone or tablet, or on your computer
- No need to commit to a contract – Sling TV is month-to-month
- Pay only $20 per month
At only $20 per month, Sling TV is a fantastic deal. It give you access to ESPN, which you can use to watch the Birmingham Bowl online plus countless other live sporting events. Plus, you’ll get access to a TON of awesome TV shows, movies, news and more from some of the best channels cable has to offer. In short, you’ll get all the best features of cable, without the sky-high price or the 12-month contract.
If you’re considering Sling TV, there are two great promotions going on right now: the first gives you a free Roku Streaming device which you can use to stream Sling TV on your TV, when you sign up and pre-pay for 3 months of service. There’s also a 30% discount, exclusively for T-Mobile customers.
If you’re not ready to commit to 3 months yet, you can try the service out 100% free with a free 7-day trial. This is a great choice for people still on the fence about Sling TV, because it doesn’t cost a dime!
Watch the Birmingham Bowl Online with DIRECTV NOW
There’s a new streaming service in town, and its name is DIRECTV NOW. Just launched in November, 2016, this service provides an excellent assortment of live channels without cable or satellite. With prices from $35 a month, it’s more expensive than Sling TV, but offers more channels.
The basic package is $35 a month and includes 60+ channels. But right now, you can lock in a $35/month rate on the premium 100+ channel package! This is a great deal, but it won’t last long. Whatever package you choose, it will include ESPN which is how you’ll access Birmingham Bowl streaming. Read our DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.
Use PlayStation Vue to Watch USF vs Texas Tech Online
PlayStation Vue is another popular streaming service that gives you access to live TV without the expense or commitment of cable. It has plans priced from $30 a month, which offer at least 45 channels – including ESPN. You can use Vue to watch the Birmingham Bowl without cable, on your streaming device or PlayStation console.
We like Vue, but we tend to recommend the other two streaming services described above over Vue. There are a couple reasons for this, as discussed in our comparison of the best streaming services and in our PlayStation Vue review.
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