How to watch Mountain West Network football games online

Want to watch Mountain West Network online? You have plenty of options—and most of them are completely free. No NCAA conference does a better job of live streaming its games, news conferences, and highlights on the internet than Mountain West Network, and its conference schedule makes it easy for you to find the games you’re looking for.

What is the Mountain West Network?

Not to be confused with the MountainWest Sports Network, the CBS property that folded in 2012 after a six-year run, the Mountain West Network is the online hub for the athletic conference’s teams: Boise State, San Diego State, U.S. Air Force Academy, Boise State, California State, University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah State, and the University of Wyoming.

The Mountain West Network has a long history of innovation. It was the first conference to stream both a football game or basketball game on Twitter in 2016, and its one of the only conferences to make use of the gaming platform Twitch. Thanks to its partnership with Stadium, a free online sports network, MWN has broadcast more than 6,000 events since 2012, and hardly a day passes where you can’t watch a slate of sports, whether you’re looking for women’s volleyball and soccer or college baseball.

The biggest football games from the Mountain West conference will usually stream on larger channels like ESPN, FS1, and ABC, but this incredibly helpful broadcast guide breaks down every single sporting event and where to watch it. If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service, here are our comprehensive guides to Sling TVFuboTVPS VueYouTube TVDirecTV Now, and Hulu with Live TV.

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1) Stadium

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Devices: Android TVRoku, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices (Amazon Fire Stick and Google Chromecast support coming soon)

With Stadium, it’s all sports, all the time. The free on-demand sports network is the official broadcast partner of Mountain West Network and carries live events daily. The real question with Stadium is deciding the best way to tune in. You can watch all of Stadium’s offerings via its apps for the devices listed above, or you can just go to its website, WatchStadium.com. Stadium is also available as a channel with a couple of live TV services: FuboTV and PlutoTV, the latter of which is a completely free live TV app. Stadium even offers live sports on Twitter.

2) Twitch

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Twitch is a streaming service that’s mostly known for its esports and gaming live streams, which is fitting given that Mountain West hosted an “esports showdown” in March 2018. All you have to do to watch live sports on Mountain West Network on Twitch is visit its page.

3) Facebook

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The streaming sports channel Stadium has partnered with Facebook to live stream 14 college football games for the 2018 season from the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, and the Patriot League. They might not be the biggest games of the week, but all you have to do to watch is sign-on to Facebook (and let’s be honest, you’re already signed in). Because it’s Facebook, you can set event reminders, invite friends, and leave comments on the live stream.

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4) Mountain West Network app

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While available for both iOS and Android devices, the reviews in the Google Play store for this free app aren’t particularly kind, but if you’re on the go, the Mountain West Network app *should* let you stream live games and highlights. With so many other ways to watch, you’re probably better off downloading one of the apps featured above.

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.