Here’s everything you need to know to stream North Carolina at Louisville live on Saturday.
North Carolina at Louisville
- When: 4pm ET, Saturday, Feb. 22
- Where: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
- Broadcast: ESPN
- Streaming Services: Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV
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North Carolina at Louisville: Preview
Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels try to break a six-game losing streak on Saturday, when they travel to take on ACC leaders Louisville. Few would have expected this before the season, but this is a matchup between the conference’s current best and worst-placed teams, and it’s a wholly unfamiliar position for UNC.
The Cardinals got back to their winning ways Wednesday night in a 90-66 win over Syracuse, following back-to-back upsets to unranked Virginia and Georgia Tech the week before. Louisville has one more big matchup against Florida State before ACC tournament play begins, and needs to avoid stumbling against a depleted UNC to keep its hopes of a top-2 seed in the NCAA tourney alive.
North Carolina at Louisville live stream: How to watch NCAA men’s basketball
These streaming services provide fans the opportunity to catch college action throughout the season.
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its broad spectrum of offerings, 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.)
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
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 NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; 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.
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.
To add beIN SPORTS and ESPN Deportes and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of importance to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
3) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $65-$135 per month
- AT&T TV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers, especially for those who happen to be soccer fans. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC as well as NBCSN for Premier League action, Fox as well as FS1 and FS2, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of other sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports, for sports fans. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
5) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for sports fans, including TNT for NBA, NBC and NBCSN for NFL and Premier League matches, and ESPN for college sports, NHL and MLB. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
North Carolina at Louisville: Recent games, summary of last week, upcoming matchups
North Carolina (last five ACC games: LLLLL) would have no complaints if this season were wiped from the history books, considering the Tar Heels couldn’t even beat Duke when Coach K’s team had an off night. A rematch in Durham in two weeks is UNC’s last hope of salvaging some sort of memory from this season, but even in that scenario, they would be playing spoiler to the school they should be on par with. Tar Heels’ fans are holding out hope that an upset over Louisville could help get this team rolling heading into the ACC tournament, which Coach Williams will need to win to make a tenth consecutive NCAA tournament.
Louisville (last five ACC games: WLLWW) was a possible No. 1 seed dark horse earlier in February, before those plans were derailed by two losses to middling ACC schools. The Cardinals still have the opportunity to improve their resume in Tallahassee, plus the potential for big games to win in the upcoming conference tourney. Don’t think they will be overlooking UNC, though, as the usual powerhouse has been taking revenge blows from everyone, to get even for nearly two decades of ACC dominance.
North Carolina: Tuesday, Feb. 25 vs. North Carolina State; Saturday, Feb. 29 at Syracuse
Louisville: Monday, Feb. 24 at Florida State; Sunday, March 1 vs. Virginia Tech
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