No one dominates college football quite like the SEC, and you'll want to stream SEC Network to follow it.
- Some SEC games will be exclusively on SEC Network this season.
- When you stream SEC Network, you'll get news and analysis to keep you better informed throughout the season.
- One of college football's most beloved pundits, Paul Finebaum, has his own show on the channel.
What is the SEC Network?
The SEC Network is a sports channel that features live games, highlights, and news from the Southeastern Conference: Recent newcomers like Missouri and Texas A&M have joined mainstays like Alabama, Florida, and LSU. Created in 2014, it's a joint venture between ESPN and Hearst.
While college football is its biggest draw, it covers the whole spectrum of SEC sports. That includes men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field live events. When you stream SEC Network, you can also access the daily news show SEC Now, The Paul Finebaum Show, and the documentary series SEC Storied.
What is SEC Network Plus?
SEC Network Plus (more commonly styled as SEC Network+) functions more like ESPN Plus. It’s an ESPN-only bonus feature that allows you to watch SEC games on the ESPN site and WatchESPN app. That doesn’t mean you can’t watch it on your TV; you’ll just need something like a streaming device like Chromecast or a smart TV where you can add ESPN.
Unlike ESPN Plus, you don’t have to pay extra for SEC Network Plus. So long as you have a way to watch ESPN online, you’ll have access to SEC Network+ games.
If you do see two SEC Network channels with your cable company or in your live TV streaming package, the second one is not SEC Network Plus. It's SEC Network Alternate Channel, which functions as a spillover channel in case games overlap. (For instance, if a 7pm game goes into overtime and a 9pm game is scheduled to stream.)
Stream SEC Network: How to watch SEC sports
The following stream services allow you to stream SEC sports.
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) and ESPN-affiliated channels like SEC Network. It also has 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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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.
There's also a Sports Extras option for Orange + Blue subscribers, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of the plan. There's also a Sports Extra add-on for the Sling Blue package, and another one for the Sling Orange package. To stream SEC Network, you need the sports add-on with Orange or Orange + Blue.
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FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It's since 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. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even 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 in 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, and TUDN. Get Fubo Ultra with its Sports Extra package to stream SEC Network.
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 Ultimate and Premier 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. Get in at the Max level or above to stream SEC Network.
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 SEC Network, 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. For $10.99 more a month, upgrade to the Sports Plus plan to get NFL RedZone and six additional sports channels.
For under $40 a month, Vidgo brings more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and SEC Network. It's one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. Like Fubo, it started out for streaming sports but 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.
Vidgo has 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.