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How to Watch Tennessee Football Without Cable

Getty Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano.

Head coach Jeremy Pruitt took a major step forward in his second year with Tennessee, and now he and the Volunteers hope to maintain that momentum in 2020.

Their 2020 TV schedule isn’t completely finalized, but all of Tennessee’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 Tennessee football game live online:

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Watch Tennessee Football on FuboTV

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Football on Hulu

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Football on Vidgo

CBS is not included on Vidgo

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee Football on Sling TV

ABC and CBS are not included on Sling

Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.


Tennessee Season Preview 2020

The Vols went 8-5 overall and 5-3 in SEC play in 2019, their second year under head coach Jeremy Pruitt, capping the campaign with a 23-22 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in the Gator Bowl.

They sported one of the nation’s best pass defenses, holding opponents to just 194 yards through the air per game, good for 16th out of 130 FBS programs. They also ranked 47th in rushing yards surrendered per game (140.5) and 23rd in yards from scrimmage ceded per contest (334.5).

Following the departures of linebackers Daniel Bituli and Nigel Warrior — captains and the team’s top two solo tacklers a season ago — to the professional ranks, the team will lean heavily on Henry To’o To’o. As a true freshman, To’o To’o accumulated 33 solo tackles last year, good for third on the team.

“I feel more comfortable, honestly,” To’o To’o said on Sept. 22, according to 247Sports. “I feel like I have a good grasp of everything that’s going on, of the playbook and of the schematics that we have as a team. I’m in a totally different position than I was in last year.

“And like I tell you all the time, I’m just trying to carry on where Daniel Bituli left off. You know, Daniel Bituli did such a great job of leading me and showing me the ropes, and I’m just trying to do exactly what he did and excel for the next guy, to do the same thing that he did for me.”

Tennessee’s offense didn’t blow the doors off opponents, ranking 75th in passing yards per game (221.4), 89th in rushing yards per game (144.3) and 100th in yards from scrimmage per contest (365.7). Still, the offense improved greatly after some particularly stagnant years: they hung more than 24 points on an FBS opponent five times last season after accomplishing the feat just three times over the prior two campaigns.

Jarrett Guarantano will open the year as the starter under center. The fifth-year senior started the team’s first four contests last year before Pruitt handed the reins to then-freshman Brian Mauer, only for Guarantano to recapture the starting gig for the last three contests.

Though he temporarily lost the starting spot, Guarantano played in all 13 games last season, completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 2,158 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

On Sept. 20, Guarantano indicated he’s far more comfortable in the team’s offense this year.

“I’m not overthinking many things,” Guarantano said, according to The Associated Press. “I’m able just to read coverages and go through my progressions without having my thought process change throughout the whole thing. It’s definitely more easygoing and it’s way easier on my mind and my body going through some things.”

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