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UNC vs FAMU Football Live Stream: How to Watch for Free

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Getty North Carolina head coach Mac Brown seeks a strong start for his team against Florida A&M.

North Carolina faces Florida A&M as college football kicks off on Saturday, August 27.

The game (8:15 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ACC Network, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include ACC Network and come with a free trial.

Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina streaming live online:

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DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ACC Network is included in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include 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.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need both the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, both of which can be included with your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include 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.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network Extra and 45-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with ACC Network, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include 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.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include 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.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which does not come with a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Florida A&M vs North Carolina live on the Vidgo app or Vidgo website.

Compatible devices for the Vidgo app include 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.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.


Florida A&M vs UNC Preview

North Carolina and Florida A&M will kick off after all.

Florida A&M will go with out 25 players due to ineligibility when facing the Tar Heels on Saturday. After initial hesitation, the Rattlers decided to play the game short handed per head coach Willie Simmons’ statement, shared with ESPN.

“The players didn’t feel comfortable playing under those conditions and they are all understandably frustrated with many of our internal processes in the certification process, so they decided not to play,” Simmons said in his statement via ESPN. “After a few more discussions with university leadership, including the president of the university, the players ultimately decided to play the game. I support these young men 100% in whatever they decide and I’m extremely proud of them for advocating for themselves!”

While Florida A&M faces the uncertainty of playing without 25 players, the Tar Heels face different uncertainties as the new season kicks off. North Carolina head coach Mac Brown considers this the most uncertain year of his coaching career.

“When I say there are probably more unanswered questions right now than at any other time in my career that means we’ve got a lot of really talented young players who haven’t played, and we don’t know how they are going to respond,” Brown said via The Fayetteville Observer.

“We’re very talented, but we’re very inexperienced. You can’t answer inexperience, game-type questions during the week,” Brown added. “They’ve performed well in practice. We like what we see.”

“We’ve been here [UNC] going on our fourth year,” Brown continued. “We’ve really had two-and-a-half recruiting classes, so some of our best players are young. Last year’s recruiting class was unbelievable and a lot of those guys will play Saturday for the first time.”

Young players taking the field for the Tar Heels include quarterback Drake Maye. Sam Howell, who started for UNC during the past three years and set records along the way, graduated and went to the NFL.

“We just felt like Drake should walk out there first,” Brown said via ESPN’s Andrea Adeleson. “There’s very little difference between the two. If one quarterback is not moving the ball, we’ll put the other one in. We’re going to give each one a chance. If you’re moving it, you stay in. If you’re not, let each one have a chance.”

Numerous Florida A&M players will get unexpected shots to see the field amid the absence of the ineligible players. Simmons acknowledged that “there were some critical positions that we were undermanned in” amid the assessment of whether or not to play per USA Today’s Gerald Thomas III.

“We’re going to go war with these guys and work to get the other guys back by this coming week to accomplish our ultimate goal in winning a SWAC championship,” Simmons said via Thomas.

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