How To Watch Mountain West Football If You Cut The Cord
Here is what you need to know about streaming services.
What streaming service works best?
College football is just around the corner and with nearly every game able to viewed either from traditional TV or streaming the games are out there. The big question is what if you cut the cord to save a few bucks, well we have you covered with how to watch Mountain West football without traditional pay tv.
The channels that are most important for league play is CBS Sports Network and the ESPN family of networks, the former is a touch harder to come by but not really.
For those fans of Wyoming, Colorado State, Utah State, Air Force, and New Mexico there is a need for AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain for the handful of games on that regional network.
Non-leauge play can be a bit tricky and below are the networks that a fan needs.
– ACC Network This one is still new and the only game is Utah State at Wake Forest
– Pac-12 Network (variety of games vs. Pac-12)
– ESPN+ (New Mexico at Liberty, Wyoming at Texas State)
– Big Ten Network (UNLV at Northwestern)
– NBC (New Mexico at Notre Dame; local channels sometimes are iffy on streaming platforms)
We would recommend testing these services out using the free trials to see if you like the setup from channels, DVR and ease of use.
(All links go to free trials and/or info to sign up)
FuboTV (Seven-day trial, $55/month, Pac-12 is extra)
This is the channel that has access to CBS Sports Network, Pac-12 Networks, and Big Ten Network. This mostly sports streaming platform does not have any ESPN networks. This one is a good choice to get Pac-12 and CBS Sports Network. Also, Pac-12 Networks are included in the free trial.
SlingTV ($15/ month promo price, $25/month after, Pac-12 is extra)
There are a few different options within SlingTV. First of all, there is no CBS Sports Network with Sling and to get the ESPN channels one needs to pick the orange package. To get the Pac-12 Networks and ESPNU getting the additional sports package at $10/month is required, both are included in the trial period.
YouTube TV (14-Day trial, $49.99/month)
The extras on YouTube TV might be the best with six accounts per home and unlimited DVR storage. The important channels that include all of the ESPN channels, Big Ten Network, and CBS Sports Network.
This one is the most comprehensive that has all of the Mountain West channels for regular season games.
Hulu Live (Seven-day trial, $44.99/month)
Hulu has the main channels from the Mountain West with ESPN and CBS Sports Network and it has Big Ten Network for the one Mountain West game on that network. Pac-12 Networks are not an option with Hulu Live so that might an issue for some games.
The options are much better than they used to be for those who cut the cord to watch Mountain West as well as other sports.
The best thing to do is to take advantage of free trials and see what platform you like the best. Also, with these services you can cancel any time and only pay for a month so if one is lacking for any reason then it only costs you a month as you are not locked into a long term deal.