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How to stream ESPNU

At whatever level high school and college sports come back this year, ESPNU's where to catch a lot of the action.

Sep 17, 2020, 2:07 pm*

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Joseph Knoop 

Joseph Knoop

College and high school sports fans should know how to stream ESPNU.

  • ESPNU is an ESPN channel devoted entirely to college and high school sports.
  • ESPNU features live games and competitions spotlighting college football, basketball, and gymnastics, and high school football.
  • It also features shows like College Football Live, bringing you the latest in college football news and analysis.
  • ESPNU’s bringing back some classic games and competitions to fill in between live events.

What is ESPNU?

ESPNU was formally launched in 2005, and as of September 2018, provided college sports programming to 86 million households. ESPNU has coverage rights for the American Athletic Conference, the Big Ten Conference, the Pac-12 Conference, Western Athletic Conference, and more. Some of the channel’s studio shows include ESPNU Coaches Spotlight, SportsCenterU, and College Football Live.

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ESPNU live stream: How to watch ESPNU online

While it’s absent from Philo, ESPNU is available on the six best streaming services for watching live TV without cable.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra), FS1 and FS2), NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.

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Hulu Live TV $54.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$60.99

FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $54.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier.

The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels as part of an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, TUDN, and thanks to the Disney Media deal, ESPNU.

For ESPNU, you’ll want FuboTV’s Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on package for $10.99 per month. It brings you nearly 30 sports channels to stream, including (as the name clearly indicates) NFL RedZone.

fubo tv
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

The Sports Extras package is $15 per month, available with Orange + Blue. It gets you ESPNU as well as MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, and more. ESPNU, like other ESPN family channels, is also available via Sling Orange plus its sports channel add-on plan.

Sling TV
Orange$30
Blue$30
Orange + Blue$45

Vidgo

Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. That selection of Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPNU and ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. But it’s like Fubo in that, even though it started out for streaming sports, it carries a lot more now. There’s even a Social TV platform that allows you to chat with other Vidgo viewers about what you’re watching.

There’s also two Latino options featuring ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and TyC sports at both levels. At the Plus level on the English side, you get NFL RedZone and all the Pac-12 Network regional options.

Vidgo
Core$40
Plus$45
Latino$15
Latino Mas$25

AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.

At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Xtra and Ultimate tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans. If you’re looking for ESPNU, you can get in at the Max tier to stream it.

at&t TV Now
Plus$65
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

Other ways to watch ESPNU online

ESPN.com

If you want to watch ESPNU on desktop, you can always do so from your web browser. ESPN recommends that you run the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Explorer, and that you have an internet speed of at least 2 Mbps. (For a full list of system requirements, go here.) You’ll find all of the live ESPNU programming under the Watch tab. Just press the play button on the video player, and you’ll be prompted to enter your login information. ESPN accepts streaming credentials in addition to the ones for standard cable providers. Just select which one you use from the list, enter your information, and you’re set.

Watch ESPN app

Cost: Free to download, requires stream provider’s login info.
Devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Android and Kindle Fire, Google Chromecast, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Oculus, iOS and Android devices.


Sports Channel Guides

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Mountain West NetworkNBA TVNBC Golf
NBC Sports NetworkNFL NetworkNFL Redzone
NHL NetworkPac 12 NetworkTennis Channel
SEC NetworkDAZNUFC Fight Pass
WWE NetworkTUDNCBS Sports Network

Live TV Service Guides

AT&T TV NOW CBS All AccessFubo TV
Hulu with Live TVPhiloPluto TV
Sling TVVidgoYouTube TV

Streaming Device Guides

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*First Published: Aug 11, 2020, 7:24 am