How to Watch Michigan Football Without Cable

Getty Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines.

Michigan and Jim Harbaugh have a chance to get over the hump in a season that will be anything but normal for the Wolverines.

Their 2020 TV schedule isn’t completely finalized, but we know Michigan games will be televised on either ABC, Fox, Fox Sports 1, ESPN or Big Ten Network.

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

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Watch Michigan Football on FuboTV

Michigan Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN, Big Ten Network and BTN alternate channels in FuboTV Family

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), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN, Big Ten Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You can include 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 Michigan 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 or ESPN, 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.

For the games on Fox, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most 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. Additionally, local channels are available in a lot of markets, which is important since many Michigan games will be on ABC or Fox.

It also comes with loads of extras, such as 250 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 handy 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, Tennis Channel

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


Watch Michigan Football on Hulu

Michigan Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN and Big Ten Network

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 (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN, Big Ten Network 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 Michigan 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 or ESPN, 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.

For the games on Fox, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.

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 has local channels in a lot of markets (important for all the Michigan games on ABC and Fox), and it’s 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 Michigan Football on Vidgo

Michigan Football Channels Included: ABC (live in select markets), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN, Big Ten Network

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), Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, ESPN, Big Ten Network 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 Michigan 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 or ESPN, 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.

For the games on Fox, you can watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Vidgo credentials.

Why Should You Use Vidgo?

It’s the ultimate cheap option. The Vidgo Core package is the cheapest way to get every channel that will have a Michigan football game this year, though it should be noted that is has ABC and Fox available in less markets than Fubo and Hulu.

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


Michigan Football Preview 2020

Jim Harbaugh was one of the more vocal coaches in the country when it came to playing football this fall amind the COVID-19 pandemic. While it’s a few months later than expected, his Wolverines are on the field and have a chance to make some noise in the Big Ten.

“Means a lot,” Harbaugh said of the Big Ten’s return. “Really excited about it. (The players have) been through a lot. I feel great about our team in terms of talent, in terms of competitiveness, and one-ness.”

Harbaugh is 47-18 over his tenure at Michigan but is very much under the microscope as he enters his sixth season as the boss of the Wolverines program. Michigan has yet to beat Ohio State under his watch and the program hasn’t won a conference title. Harbaugh has one year left on his contract, but isn’t concerned about an extension.

“I think there’s bigger fish to fry — for our athletic director, for our administration, for me as a coach,” Harbaugh said this summer. “It hasn’t been on the top of the priority list. I would expect something, [that] there will be an announcement sometime.”

It won’t be easy for the Wolverines to turn the corner, as they look to replace quarterback Shea Patterson, four starting offensive linemen and receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones, who’s now with the Browns. Expected to take over under center is quarterback Joe Milton.

“Joe has been running with the ones,” Harbaugh said. “As I said before, naming any starter at this point is a daily thing right up until game time, so it’s tough for me to say definitely anybody is going to be starting when they have to test on Friday before we leave to be able to make the trip, then they have to test negative on game day to be able to play.”

Key returning starters for the Wolverines include: DE Aidan Hutchinson, DE Kwity Paye, RT Jalen Mayfield, WR Ronnie Bell and LB Cameron McGrone. Hutchinson, McGrone and Paye will anchor a defense that’s expected to be one of the best in the nation.

Michigan comes out of the gate ranked No. 18, but faces a tough road test in an opener against Minnesota. The Wolverines will also host No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 8 Penn State before heading to No. 5 Ohio State for a highly-anticipated season finale.

 


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