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How to Watch UNC Football Games Without Cable

Watch UNC Football Without Cable

Getty Head coach Mack Brown of the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Mack Brown will look to continue the turnaround he started last year at North Carolina as the Tar Heels look to become a major player in the ACC.

Their 2020 TV schedule isn’t completely finalized, but all North Carolina games will be broadcast on either ABC, ACC Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or ESPN3.

If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch every UNC football game live online:

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Watch North Carolina Football on FuboTV

UNC Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), ESPN and ESPN2 in FuboTV Family; ACC Network and ESPNU in Sports Plus add-on

Price After Free Trial: $64.99 per month for FuboTV Family; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus add-on

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and 130-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You can include both the main channel package and the Sports Plus add-on in your free seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch UNC games live on the FuboTV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet). Or you can watch on your computer via Fubo.tv.

For the games on ABC, ACC Network or the ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your FuboTV credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 500 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.

Why Should You Use FuboTV?

The most complete package for sports fans. Not only does it have the most channels, but it’s the only streaming service that includes every ESPN channel, every local channel (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), every college conference network (ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network), the NFL Network and NFL Redzone. The local channels are available in most markets.

It also comes with loads of extras, such as 500 hours of cloud DVR, the ability to stream on three different screens at once (meaning you could split it with a friend or two), and the all-important 72-hour lookback feature.

It’s a little more expensive than most other streaming services, but it’s worth it. Considering all the channels and features, FuboTV is ultimately still very good value for the money.

FuboTV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

FuboTV Family: ABC (live in select markets), beIN Sports, beIn Sports alternates, Big Ten Network, BTN alternates, CBS (live in select markets), CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Pac-12 Network

Sports Plus: ACC Network, ESPN News, ESPNU, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NFL Redzone, NHL Network, Pac-12 regional networks, SEC Network, Stadium, Tennnis Channel

Total Sports Channels Available: 31 (counting the beIN Sports alternates, BTN alternates and Pac-12 regional networks as one channel each)


Watch North Carolina Football on Sling TV

ABC is not included on Sling TV, but you can watch those games on the ESPN app

UNC Football Channels Included: ESPN and ESPN2 in Sling Orange; ACC Network and ESPNU in Sports Extra add-on

Price After Free Trial: $30 per month for Sling Orange; $10 per month for Sports Extra add-on

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Orange package plus Sports Extra add-on. It comes with a free 3-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can $10 off the first month and get Showtime, Starz and Epix included for free:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch UNC games live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Sling.com. ABC games can’t be watched on the Sling app.

For the games on ABC, ACC Network or the ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Sling credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV come included with 10 hours of cloud DVR, or you can upgrade to 50 hours for an extra $5 per month.

Why Should You Use Sling TV?

If you can get by without ABC (those games will be available on the ESPN app), this is the cheapest streaming service with the ESPN channels and ACC Network.

Sling TV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found here

Sling Orange: ESPN, ESPN2, Stadium, TNT

Sports Extra When Added to Orange: ACC Network, beIN Sports, ESPN News, ESPNU, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network, Tennis Channel

Sling Blue: Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network

Sports Extra When Added to Blue: BeIN Sports, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NHL Network, Olympic Channel, Pac-12 Network, Tennis Channel

Total Sports Channels Available: 23 (16 with Sling Orange plus Sports Extra)


Watch North Carolina Football on Hulu

UNC Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU

Price After Free Trial: $54.99 per month (ads on TV shows in the streaming library) or $60.99 per month (no ads on TV shows in the streaming library)

You can watch a live stream of ABC, ACC Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and 65+ other TV channels on Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch UNC games live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Hulu.com.

For the games on ABC, ACC Network or the ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Hulu credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, with the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials, for an extra $9.99 per month.

Why Should You Use Hulu With Live TV?

The best combination of sports and entertainment. Not only are you getting pretty much every sports channel you need (more on that below), but you’re also getting Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand streaming library of TV shows, movies and Hulu originals.

If you want to go from watching football to watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Handmaid’s Tale, Rick and Morty or one of thousands of other shows, this is your clear No. 1 option.

Hulu With Live TV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Hulu With Live TV: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN College Extra, ESPN Goal Line, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TNT

Total Sports Channels Included: 21


Watch North Carolina Football on Vidgo

UNC Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU

Price After Free Trial: $40 per month (goes up to $45 per month after 90 days)

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and 60+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch UNC games live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Vidgo.com.

For the games on ABC, ACC Network or the ESPN channels, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ABC games can be watched for free without a cable log-in this way, but you’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch the others. You can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.

Why Should You Use Vidgo?

It’s light on some features (no DVR) and extras, but it’s the cheapest streaming service with ABC, ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.

Vidgo also has a feature called “Social TV,” which allows you to interact with a community of people watching the same show or game as you. That feature can be turned on or off.

Vidgo Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Vidgo Core: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Longhorn Network, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network

Total Sports Channels Available: 15


North Carolina Football Schedule 2020

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Sat, Sep. 12 Syracuse Noon ACC Network
Sat, Sep. 19 Charlotte 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Sat, Sep. 26 BYE
Sat, Oct. 3 at Boston College TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 10 Virginia Tech TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 17 at Florida State TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 24 NC State TBA TBA
Sat, Oct. 31 at Virginia TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 7 at Duke TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 14 Wake Forest TBA TBA
Sat, Nov. 21 BYE
Fri, Nov. 27 Notre Dame TBA ESPN Network
Sat, Dec. 5 at Miami TBA TBA
Sat, Dec. 12 or 19 ACC Championship TBA TBA

North Carolina Football Preview 2020

North Carolina finished their first season under Mack Brown on a high-note, throttling Temple in the Military Bowl 55-13. It was the program’s first bowl victory since 2013 and they’ll look to carry that momentum into a new year — albeit an unprecedented one.

“Our goals are different,” Brown says. “Last year, we were trying to beat somebody. Last year, we were trying to finish games. Last year, we were trying to get to a bowl game. This year, we want to win the league.”

That being said, Brown — who won a National Championship with the Texas Longhorns in 2005 — knows this year will not be like any other.

“The only certainty about this year is the uncertainty,” Brown said. “Nobody knows. I mean, we don’t know anything. We could change a game possibly on a Sunday.

“And I’ve told the coaches, ‘Don’t gripe about not having a game plan ready,’ because they’re creatures of habit. We can either take what we’ve got and everybody else is dealing with it as well and play, or we can whine about it and not play well, or we cannot play. Those are the options we have and we all want to play.”

Sam Howell will be the man under center for the Tar Heels and is coming off an incredible rookie campaign where he passed for 3,641 yards and 38 touchdowns. North Carolina offensive coordinator Phil Longo expects big things of of Howell with a year under his belt.

“Last year, we were probably more limited than I’m used to being the first season because of the injury situation in the quarterback room,” Longo told reporters. “This year is a lot of fun, and I smile when I think about it, because we have been able to expand [the playbook] because we have more depth at quarterback.”

Howell has his top two targets back in Dazz Newsome and Dyami Brown, who both went over 1,000 yards and caught double-digit touchdowns.

North Carolina landed at No. 18 in the initial Associated Press poll. The Tar Heels open their season against Syracuse on Sept. 12. The only currently ranked team on their schedule is No. 10 Notre Dame on Nov. 27th, but a rivalry matchup on Oct. 24 against NC State won’t be easy. The Wolfpack will be looking to avenge a 41-10 beatdown last year.

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