Just like much of the last decade, the University of Alabama football team is back for a new season. We already know that the head coach, Nick Saban, will dominate the field. But after 10 years, it is still fun to watch the strength of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Many tide fans would like to get rid of their cable or satellite service, but don’t want to miss out on the season. Fortunately, there are ways to stream the Alabama games live online without one of those services.
As a Bama fan, you can easily keep up with all the games by using stand alone streaming services. Often referred to as an over the top (OTT) service, you gain access to legal live streams without the need for a major cable or satellite provider. Football season is upon us, so let’s look at the best way to watch the games. If you are traveling overseas and will miss the games, you can always connect to a US server with a VPN to be able to watch them.
Use Sling TV to watch Crimson Tide Football
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the the games. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. The truth is, the channels Tide football may be on are not always announced early. However, we know the first game against FSU will be on ABC. Other games are scheduled to be on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, as well as the SEC Network and others. You will likely need the Sling Orange package plus the Sports Extra addon to enjoy the games. Those channels are all available service for an additional amount. Feel free to try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using DirecTV Now to stream Alabama Football
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though this option offers many of the same good football options, it provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and many others. If you want to include the SEC Network, that channel is available in the second package for $50 a month. You may wish to check the website for more channels. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That is a great advantage whether you have to miss the game, or just want to replay the best plays.
Use CBS All Access to watch Crimson Tide Football
In late 2014, CBS launched a streaming service called CBS All Access. This popular OTT (over the top) offering allows the subscriber the opportunity to watch the great programming online without any other service. Many of the SEC football games will be shown on CBS, so you can imagine that includes Alabama football. You can watch certain programs while they’re being aired, and you have the ability to purchase or drop your subscription at any time. The cost is $5.99 a month with limited commercials, or the commercial free plan for $9.99 a month after the 7 day free trial.
The service is available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android, Xbox, PlayStation 4, iOS, Windows, and more. Be sure to check the website if we did not list your favorite device or operating system here.
Using PlayStation Vue to stream Alabama Football
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, ESPN2, CBS, SEC Network, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. This is a great option to watch most of the games in one place. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream Crimson Tide football.
Don’t miss out on watching the Alabama Crimson Tide roll over their competition. Below is the schedule.
Lastly, enjoy the season and Roll Tide!