Thankfully, Ohio State fans no longer have to worry about missing all of the action if they don’t have a cable package. There are now numerous legal options to watch Ohio State football online without the need of paying the price for cable. Read on below for all your options to watch an Ohio State football live stream this year.
Watch Ohio State Football Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW
Currently, one of the best ways to watch the Buckeyes online is to use DIRECTV NOW. This new service allows you to watch live TV over the internet, easily and legally. There are no cords, and no long-term contracts, and no sky-high cable bills. Instead, you’ll get 60+ channels for just $40 a month, with the freedom to cancel at any time (and watch from anywhere!)
For Buckeyes streaming, the most important channels that DIRECTV NOW offers are ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network, FS1, FOX (select areas), and FOX Sports (select areas). But there are 60+ channels in total, so rest assured that there is something for the whole family. Dad can watch the Ohio State live stream, mom can watch dramas on AMC or cooking shows on Food Network, and the kids can watch their favorites on Disney Channel, NickJr, Discovery and more! Check out the DIRECTV NOW channel list for details.
Since the service works over the internet, you’ll need a compatible device to watch it. You can use your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or you can watch on your TV using a streaming player. DIRECTV NOW regularly runs special deals offering free streaming devices, too. Check here for the latest deals.
You can also start things off with a FREE week-long trial!
Watch Ohio State Without Cable on fuboTV
fuboTV is the first major live streaming service to be designed specifically with sports fans in mind. It offers over 60 networks, more than half of which cover live sports. Networks like FS1, FS1, Big Ten Network, FOX, FOX SPORTS regionals, NBCSN and more cover sports round-the-clock, while other networks like FX, USA, FOX News, and more cover all the bases. The only thing missing is ESPN.
Watch Ohio State Football Online Through Sling TV
A prime service to watch a majority of the Ohio State football games this season, without cable, is Sling TV. The service offers subscribers the option to watch cable channels via a live stream over an internet connection. The subscription covers over 25 popular channels, like TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 ESPN3 will let you watch Ohio State games that are broadcast by ABC as well. The cost of the basic package is $25 per month and does not require any sort of contract, meaning you can cancel any time.
Beyond the initial package, which will let you watch any Ohio State football games live if they are broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, or ABC you can also add more coverage through one of Sling’s add-on packages. The Sports Extra Packages costs only $5 more per month and brings full access to ESPNU, ESPNEWS, and other sports channels. The FOX networks are also available in some packages, in select areas.
You can currently try Sling TV for 7 days for free and watch the next Ohio State game live online without any cost. Also, there is a limited-time offer ongoing for a free streaming device if you prepay for three months of the service upfront. For the three months, you’ll be able to watch Ohio State football live on your TV and the device will have paid for itself over the three months.
Want to learn more about Sling TV? Read our full review here.
PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch Ohio State Football Live Stream
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s live streaming service that is similar to Sling TV.
Vue has a couple different channel packages (our Vue review has all the info) with an impressive number of channels. However, Vue’s starting price of $45 each month is higher than most competitors. Vue does have Big Ten Network, however, in one package, which is great for keeping up with conference action.
Watch Ohio State Games Airing On ABC Over-The-Air With an Antenna
During the season, there will be some Ohio State football live stream broadcast on ABC’s main network. A great option for watching these games would be using an antenna to access ABC’s over-the-air broadcast. The antenna can receive channels like FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS and can be watched directly on your TV.
If you’re interested in recording games, pausing live TV, or even connecting the live stream from your antenna directly to your phone, tablet, or computer you should look into a Tablo DVR. It allows you to watch the stream from your antenna anywhere you can get an internet connection or record games to watch at a better time. Click here for my complete guide to over-the-air DVRs.
Catch Ohio State Football Games On Over 30 Radio Stations
Ohio State football games will be broadcast each week throughout the state of Ohio and on the Ohio State IMG Radio Network. The broadcast can be listened to on the network here. Each game will feature a pre-game show starting 90 minutes before kickoff and a 60-minute post-game show discussing all the ups and downs of each game.
What Channel is the Ohio State Football Game On?
The channel that will air the Ohio State game stream depends on the day – it could air on either Big Ten Network, ABC, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPN3/ESPNU, FS1, FS2, FOX or FOX Sports regional networks. DIRECTV NOW, described above, provides most if not all of these networks, depending on where you live. See the Ohio State Football schedule for details.
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