Atlantic Coast Conference teams are bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, to fight for an automatic bid in the 2019 NCAA tournament and a banner to hang from the rafters. The powerhouse conference of the NCAA didn’t let up in the 2018-19 season. Even with the health of superstar Zion Williamson in question, Duke could still be considered favorites to win, but there will be fierce competition from Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and plenty more. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the 2019 ACC tournament for free.
What channel is the 2019 ACC basketball tournament on?
Games will be simultaneously cast on both the ACC Network and ESPN networks. You can find the complete ACC tournament 2019 schedule below.
How to watch ACC tournament 2019 online for free
ESPN channels are available on the following live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch the 2019 ACC basketball tournament online for free. For a more complete rundown of streaming services, check out our guide to Sling TV competitors. Worth noting: If you’re streaming from a web browser, you can also watch every 2019 ACC tournament game directly from the conference’s site (more details shortly).
WATCH: Is SlingTV worth it?
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both, (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. ESPN and ESPN2 are available on the Sling Orange Package, but if you want ESPNU, you’ll need to grab the Sports Extra package, which cost an additional $5 a month. It’s still a bargain because it also comes with NBA TV and Pac-12, along with a handful of other great sports channels. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. It’s also worth noting that ESPN is the only service that offers ACC Network Extra, which is the easiest way to catch every game and stay up-to-date on everything happening with the conference. (Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.)
- Cost: $44.95 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to menti0n Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
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- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. To gain access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, you’ll need to upgrade to Vue’s Core Package, which will run you $49.99 a month. You’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage making it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
4) YouTube TV
- Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
5) DirecTV Now
- Cost: $40-$75 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- DirecTV Now devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick
- Local channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check local availability)
Cable giant DirecTV offers its own online streaming solution with DirecTV Now. For those who need a pile of channels, DirecTV Now offers upwards of 125 channels in its most expensive package, in case you want to relive the days of endless surfing. To gain access to every ESPN network broadcast 2019 ACC Basketball Tournament game, you’ll need to get the Just Right package, which comes with over 85 channels. (You can find the full list of DirecTV Now channels here.)
If you can pull up a web browser, you can stream every single game of the 2019 ACC tournament. The conference will host a live stream for each game directly from its site. You won’t even have to create an account to watch for free. You can find the link for each game here. We’d recommend using a device like Google Chromecast so that you beam all the action to your big screen.
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ACC tournament 2019 schedule
All game times are set for ET. Asterisks denote approximate game start times.
First round – Tuesday, March 12
- 12pm No. 12 seed Miami vs No. 13 seed Wake Forest (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 2pm* – No. 10 seed Georgia Tech vs No. 15 seed Notre Dame (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 7pm – No 11 seed Boston College vs No. 14 seed Pittsburgh (ESPNU/ACC Network)
Second round – Wednesday, March 13
- 12pm – No. 8 seed NC State vs No. 9 seed Clemson (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 2pm* – No. 5 seed Virginia Tech vs Game 1 winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 7pm – No. 7 seed Louisville vs Game 2 winner (ESPN2/ACC Network)
- 9pm* – No. 6 seed Syracuse vs Game 3 winner (ESPN2/ACC Network)
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
- 12pm – No. 1 seed Virginia vs Game 4 winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 2:30pm* – No. 4 seed Florida State vs Game 5 winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 7pm – No. 2 seed North Carolina vs Game 6 winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
- 9pm* – No. 3 seed Duke vs Game 7 winner (ESPN/ACC Network)
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
- 7pm Game 8 winner vs Game 9 winner (ESPN/Raycom)
- 9pm Game 10 winner vs Game 11 winner (ESPN/Raycom)
Championship – Saturday, March 16
- 8:30pm Game 12 winner vs Game 13 winner (ESPN/Raycom)
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