Miami vs Alabama Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Alabama LB Christian Harris (#8) will lead the Crimson Tide into the kickoff of their title defense Saturday.

The reigning college football national champion Alabama Crimson Tide begin their title defense on Saturday with a matchup against the No. 14-ranked Miami Hurricanes in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

The game (3:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ABC. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Miami vs Alabama online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Miami vs Alabama live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Fubo credentials to log in and watch.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC (live in most markets) is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Miami vs Alabama live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials (may still be listed as AT&T on the list of cable providers) to log in and watch.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN3 (which simulcasts ABC games) and 30-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with the ESPN channels, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Miami vs Alabama live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in only a few select markets) and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Miami vs Alabama live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Vidgo credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in most markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Miami vs Alabama live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


Miami vs Alabama Preview

The 2021 college football season gets rolling this weekend when the defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide take on the No. 14-ranked Miami Hurricanes in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

Alabama is coming off a perfect 13-0 season where they ran the table in the regular season against 11 SEC opponents and then went on to beat Notre Dame and Ohio State in the College Football Playoff to take home their sixth national title in 11 seasons under head coach Nick Saban.

It will be a tough act to follow for the Crimson Tide offense, who will have to replace the key playmakers from an offense that was one of the most efficient in history, including quarterback Mac Jones, Heisman Award-winning wide receiver DaVonta Smith and running back Najee Harris. The high-powered offensive attack averaged 542 yards and 49 points per game during their unblemished season.

Filling the shoes of the field general Mac Jones (who will start under center for the New England Patriots this season) will be the highly-touted sophomore QB, Bryce Young. The five-star prospect was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 2020 signing class and now steps in to lead Alabama in the wake of Jones, Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.

One of Jones’ top weapons this season will be junior wide receiver John Metchie III, who was second on the team last season with 55 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns.

The top NFL prospect on the Crimson Tide roster heading into the season will be offensive tackle, Evan Neal. The 6-7, 360-pound junior is a versatile force who will be moving from right tackle to the left side of the line.

Drawing the defending champs in the opening game will be a tall task for 14th-ranked Miami, who finished 8-3 in 2020. The Hurricanes got off to an 8-1 start last season, before falling in their last two contests to North Carolina in the regular-season finale and Oklahoma State in the Cheez-It Bowl.

Miami’s play-making senior quarterback D’Eriq King will be returning just in time, following eight months of rehab to recover from a significant knee injury he suffered in the Hurricanes’ bowl game last December.

“When I tore it that night, I knew I was going to play the first game,” King said about returning for this season’s opener. “There was no doubt in my mind I was going to come back.”

King, who is returning for a sixth and final collegiate season, had a stellar 2020 season for the Hurricanes after transferring from the University of Houston, throwing for 2,686 yards and 23 TDs, while also rushing for 538 yards.

Miami returns the majority of their offensive starters, including their top receivers – Mike Harley, Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins. King will also have junior Charleston Rambo in his arsenal of weapons to throw to – a transfer wideout from the University of Oklahoma who had 43 catches for 743 yards and five TDs in his sophomore season, followed by 25 catches and 312 receiving yards and three TDs in 2020.

Manny Diaz will be entering his third season as Miami’s head coach. The Hurricanes were ranked second in the ACC Media’s Coastal Division preseason poll, behind the North Carolina Tarheels. The favorite to take home the ACC’s Atlantic Division is the powerhouse Clemson Tigers.

Vegas doesn’t think this one will be close, tabbing Alabama as 19-point favorites heading into the opener, according to Odds Shark.


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