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How to Watch Kentucky Football Without Cable

Getty Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson.

With 18 total wins and a pair of bowl victories over the last two seasons, Kentucky football is on the rise. Now, the Wildcats will hope to take another step forward in the SEC during a condensed 2020 campaign.

Their 2020 TV schedule isn’t completely finalized, but all of Kentucky’s games will be broadcast on either ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or SEC Network.

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

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Watch Kentucky Football on FuboTV

Kentucky Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), CBS (live in select markets), ESPN and ESPN2 in FuboTV Family; ESPNU and SEC Network 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), CBS (live in select markets), SEC 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 every Kentucky game live on the FuboTV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, 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, SEC 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 Lookback 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 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 Kentucky Football on Hulu

Kentucky Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), CBS (live in select markets), SEC 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, CBS, SEC 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 every Kentucky game live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, 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, SEC 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?

It’s the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have an Kentucky football game. It’s also 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 Kentucky Football on Vidgo

CBS is not included on Vidgo

Kentucky Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), SEC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, 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), SEC 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 most Kentucky games live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, 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, SEC Network or 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?

If you can get by without CBS (you can watch those games on Amazon Prime’s CBS channel), Vidgo’s “Core” package is the cheapest streaming TV service with all of the ESPN channels and SEC Network.

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


Watch Kentucky Football on Sling TV

ABC and CBS are not included on Sling

Kentucky Football Channels Included: ESPN and ESPN2 in Sling Orange; ESPNU and SEC Network 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 SEC 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 most Kentucky games live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, 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.

For the games on ABC, SEC 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 (you can watch those games on the ESPN app) and CBS (you can watch those games on Amazon Prime’s CBS channel), the Sling Orange and Sports Extra bundle is tied with Vidgo as the cheapest streaming channel package with the ESPN channels and SEC 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 CBS Games on Amazon Prime

If you’re just looking to watch CBS games, and you can find a different way to watch the other games, the Amazon Prime CBS All-Access channel is the perfect option for that.

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. It costs $5.99 per month but also comes with a free trial:

Amazon Prime CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch every Kentucky CBS game on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


Watch CBS Games on CBS All-Access

This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. It also costs $5.99 per month and also comes with a free trial:

CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch every Kentucky CBS game on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.


Kentucky Season Preview 2020

The Wildcats went 8-5 overall and 3-5 in SEC play a season ago, capping their year with a 37-30 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Belk Bowl.

They relied on one of the stingiest defenses in the country, surrendering just 167.8 yards through the air per contest, second only to the Ohio State Buckeyes out of 130 FBS teams. They also ranked 14th in scoring defense (19.3 points per game) and 20th in total defense (324.4 yards per game).

That unit will return eight starters this year, which probably has a lot to do with head coach Mark Stoops’s claim that Kentucky can take the 2020 conference title.

“We understand it’s a great challenge,” the eighth-year head coach said, according to 247Sports. “We take the approach that we need to handle our business each and every day. We want to play with an attitude and a chip on our shoulder, however it’s about executing and doing the right things.”

The program has claimed a share of the SEC championship twice since the conference’s inaugural season in 1933. They won the title outright in 1950, then, in 1978, were awarded a share of the 1976 title after Mississippi State Bulldogs recruiting violations turned a Wildcats loss into a victory.

“Now I think there’s a lot of schools in this league that have been doing things right for 50, 100 years and we’re also trying to get there,” Stoops said, per 247Sports. “I can promise you that we’re putting the pieces in place and we’re working and we’re taking that mentality since I’ve walked in the door here.”

Kentucky deployed one of college football’s most productive ground attacks last season, ranking fourth out of 130 FBS team in yards per game (279.1). They leaned heavily on the legs of wideout-turned-quarterback Lynn Bowden, whose 7.9 yards per rush ranked first in the FBS. Among SEC players, he ranked first in rushing yards (1,468) and second in rushing touchdowns (13).

Bowden’s since departed for the NFL. Senior Terry Wilson will open the 2020 season as the starter, as he did in each of the prior two seasons.

Wilson’s 2019 campaign ended midway through the Wildcats’ second game, when he suffered a torn patellar tendon. In 15 career games, all starts, he’s completed 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,249 yards, 13 touchdowns and 8 interceptions, adding 591 yards and 5 scores with his legs.

“I’m really fortunate to be in this position right now. I’m just really ready to get back on the field,” Wilson said days before the 2020 opener, according to Kentucky Sports Radio. “There was times that I didn’t think that we were going to have a season. I’m just really fortunate to get back out there with my brothers and compete.”

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