Alabama-Clemson Live Stream: How to Watch Online for Free

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Looking for a live stream of the national championship game between Alabama and Clemson? There are a handful of options available, including a free trial from Sling TV.

The streaming options apply for both the traditional game broadcast and several components of ESPN’s “Megacast,” which we’ll break down at the bottom of this post.

First, though, here’s a roundup of the streaming options:


If You’re in the United States & Don’t Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In

On the Web:

If you’re in the United States and don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. The service’s Best of Live TV package, which includes ESPN and ESPN2, costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch the game for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. . Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

Sling’s Sports Extra package, which includes SEC Network, ESPNU and ESPNNEWS — other networks involved in the Megacast — costs an additional $5 per month. But it’s also available as part of the free trial. The Best of Spanish TV package, which includes ESPN Deportes, is also an extra $5 per month, but is also included in the free trial. ESPN Deportes will have the Spanish-language call of tonight’s game.

With an App:

If you sign up for the free Sling trial, you can watch the game on the Sling app, which you can download for free in the App store or the Google Play store. There’s also a Sling app for Roku, Chromecast, Nexus player, ZTE and XBox One. Click here for a full list of compatible devices. The service’s Best of Live TV package costs $20 a month. But if you’re looking for a way to watch a week’s worth of games for free, you can do so with Sling’s free 7-day trial. Click here to sign up for Sling TV. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial period ends, you will not be charged.

If you sign up for the free Sling trial you can also watch the game for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the Watch ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. When you’re prompted to select your TV provider, select Sling and enter your username and password.


If You’re in the United States or Mexico & Have a Cable or Satellite Log-In

On the Web:

If you have the log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch the game for free at WatchESPN.com. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream.

With an App:

If you you have log-in info for a cable or satellite subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch the game for free on a phone, tablet or connected TV via the Watch ESPN app, which you can download for free in the App Store, the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN to watch the stream.


About the ESPN ‘Megacast’

In addition to the traditional broadcast, airing on ESPN with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit on the call, the following broadcast options will be available:

ESPN2 will air a “Film Room” broadcast hosted by analysts Brian Griese and Chris Spielman.

ESPNNEWS will air an “ESPN Voices” broadcast, with commentary from a list of ESPN personalities that includes Jay Bilas, Michelle Beadle and Marcellus Wiley.

The SEC Network will air a “Finebaum film room” hosted by Paul Finebaum and featuring analysis from SEC Net’s Greg McElroy, Booger MacFarland and Marcus Spears.

ESPNU will air a “homers telecast” anchored by Joe Tessitore and featuring pro-Clemson commentary from ex-Tigers Qb Tajh Boyd and pro-Bama commentary from ex-Tide center Barrett Jones.

ESPN Classic will air a “sounds of the game” broadcast with no commentary.

ESPN3 will air versions of the broadcast featuring the Alabama and Clemson radio calls.

Various additional options on ESPN3 include a pylon cam, a spider cam, a data center, and a feed from cameras in each school’s respective student sections.


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