How to stream the Valero Alamo Bowl live online

Representing the Pac-12, the tough No. 11 Utah Utes (11-2) take on Big-12 delegate Texas Longhorns (7-5) in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Utah is led by quarterback Tyrone Hundley (205-278, 2,966 yards, 18 touchdowns, 4 interceptions) and running back Zack Moss (219 carries, 1,359 yards, 15 touchdowns) in a purposefully physical attack that can sometimes be felled by quicker defensive front sevens, such in its 37-15 loss to Oregon in the conference championship game.

Utah is definitely the better, deeper team—but will it come with the desire and motivation it needs to prevent a minor upset?

Texas comes in looking to close a roundly disappointing season on an upswing. Unfortunately, Texas has one of the worst defenses in the country, giving up 446 total yards a game, good (or bad) for 108th in the country. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger (284-436, 3,462 yards, 29 touchdowns, 9 interceptions) and the Longhorns’ stable of running backs will need to assert their physicality. Devin Duvernay (103 receptions, 1,294 yards, 8 touchdowns) has been one of the country’s best receivers.

Here’s how to watch Texas vs. Utah in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

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Valero Alamo Bowl

  • Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
  • Date: Dec. 31, 7:30pm ET
  • Streaming: ESPN

How to stream Texas vs. Utah live: Watch the Alamo Bowl

The following services offer a one-week trial.

1) Sling TV

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels.

Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. 

Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

How to use AirTV with Sling TV

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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3) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for college football: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU are all here and offer a nearly 360 programming platter of action. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Valero Alamo Bowl: Notes

Sam Ehlinger is a weapon, but he has to stay upright for the Longhorns to have any shot. The junior has been sacked 32 times this season, the eighth-most in the country.

Who does head coach Tom Herman have to game-plan for? The big, fast guy wearing No. 6. Bradlee Anae is a future NFL dominator, currently tied for seventh in FBS with 12.5 total sacks.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.