College and high school sports fans should know how to stream ESPNU.
ESPNU is the ESPN channel devoted entirely to college and high school sports. It features live games and competitions spotlighting college football, basketball, gymnastics, and high school football.
Viewers also get 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. Here’s everything you need to know.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package.
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.
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|English Plus Package||$53/ 3 months|
|Spanish Mas Package||$25/ 3 months|
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.
Other ways to watch ESPNU online
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.
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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.
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