The Ohio State Buckeyes have been strong in college football for some time. Of course, all teams go through good and bad times. However, the Buckeyes head coach, Urban Meyer, is doing a good job of making sure his team is on top. If you are a fan of Ohio State, you may have considered dropping your cable or satellite subscription but can’t because of football season. We have some good news for you. There are now ways to enjoy the games without the need for either service.
Of course, you want to keep up with the Buckeyes, who wouldn’t? Well now, there are stand-alone streaming services that will let you do that. There are several legal ways to watch the games, and getting set up is easy to do. Since you are probably here to find out how, we’ll get right to the options you can use. If you plan on being overseas during any of the games, you’ll want to connect to a server located in the US by using a VPN.
Use Sling TV to watch Ohio State Football
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch 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 fact that not all OSU games are assigned to a TV station yet is troublesome. It is hard to plan to watch a game if you don’t know where it will be. That said, we know the first game against Indiana will be shown on ESPN at 8 pm on Thursday, August 31st. The second game against Oklahoma will be shown on ABC on Saturday, September 9th at 7:30 PM. Other games are likely to be scheduled on Fox, ESPN U, and others. You will at least need the Sling Orange package, and you may need the Sports Extra add-on depending on where the games are being shown. Those channels are all available service for an additional amount. They are offering Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service and see if you like it.
Using PlayStation Vue to stream Buckeyes 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, Fox, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue will definitely get you through the first 3 games of the Buckeyes season, and will likely let you watch the rest of them as well. You can do that all 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 the antics of Brutus the Buckeye.
Use DirecTV Now to watch Buckeyes 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, Fox, and many others. Though the stations of all the games are not available at this time, you can definitely see the first three games until more information is available. Be sure to check the website if you want to know more about the offered 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. We like this feature a lot because sometimes you have to miss part of the Buckeyes games for other obligations.
So you don’t have to miss out on any of the other games, take a look at the schedule below.