You no longer need a massive cable package to watch Big Ten Network. In fact, it’s never been easier (or cheaper) to live stream the Big Ten Network, thanks to the rise of live TV streaming services. To figure out which one is right for you, you’ll need to think about what devices you’re using to stream, what other channels you’re interested in, and how much you’re willing to spend. Here’s everything you need to know to watch a Big Ten Network live stream.
HOW TO STREAM BIG TEN NETWORK
What is the Big Ten Network?
Operated by Fox Sports, Big Ten Network is a sports channel devoted to the Big Ten Conference: Indiana University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Purdue University, and University of Wisconsin.
Big Ten Network hosts hundreds of live sporting events every year and covers every sport. It’s essential during college football season in particular, and during the Big Ten Tournament crowning its men’s basketball champion.
But there’s more to watch on Big Ten Network than just games and highlights. It’s arguably the best conference sports channel, with weekly programming that includes seven different weekly shows devoted to Big Ten football, most notably Big Ten Tonight, Big Ten Tailgate, and Big Ten Football Saturday.
How to watch Big Ten Network online: 6 ways to live stream
When it comes to Big Ten Network streaming, most of the major live TV services carry the channel, and your subscription doubles as your entry pass to the Fox Sports app (detailed below). The only service that doesn’t carry Big Ten Network is Sling TV, but it still has an impressive channel lineup. Here’s what you need to know to about each way to way to watch Big Ten Network online and the game-changing feature for each service.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
If you’re a sports fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with FS1, and FS2 for an array of sports, TNT for Champions League soccer and NCAA basketball tournament action, and NBCSN for Premier League action all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- 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 offers the best of both worlds when it comes to streaming entertainment: a deep library of on-demand content and original programming combined with 40 channels of live TV. It’s a great package for watching college football, with ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU, along with FS1 and FS2, all accounted for, in addition to local channels. Worth noting: For an extra $4 per month, you can upgrade to Hulu with No Commercials so you can binge without interruptions. (You can find the full list of Hulu Live TV channels and add-ons here.)
Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)
Game-changing feature: Three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR
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 for MLS, Bundesliga, the U.S. men’s and women’s teams, and even Liga MX offerings, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of soccer and 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 the Big Ten Network, FS1, and FS2 for college sports, TNT for NCAA tourney and Champions League soccer matches, NBCSN for Premier League matches, and broadcasting partnerships with three MLS teams. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts get unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.
- Cost: Depends on the provider
- Devices: Apple TV, iPad, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Roku, iOS and Android devices (full list here)
What’s great about the Fox Sports Go app is that it unlocks the entire Fox Sports network, so long as the channel you want to watch is part of your cable or live TV package. That means you can use any of the options above with Fox Sports Go. (The Big Ten Network was once available on mobile through BTN2Go, on a separate app that functions similarly, but now it’s in the Fox Sports Go mix.)
With Fox Sports Go, you can watch FS1, FS2, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, your regional Fox affiliate, and even Fox Deportes so long as you have an internet connection.
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