How To Watch SEC Network (2023) – 6 Cheapest Ways To Steam

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I’m a huge college football fan and there is no better conference to watch than the SEC. So how do you get the SEC Network if you don’t have a cable subscription?

In this article, I’ll show you the cheapest way to get SEC Network live without cable, plus I’ll give you five other alternatives.

I will also discuss:

  • The cost of each live TV streaming service that offers SEC Network
  • Which sports channels are available besides SEC Network
  • Which local channels that broadcast college sports are available on each service
  • Which streaming devices you’ll need to stream each of these services

So with that said, let’s get started.

6 Ways To Watch SEC Network

Cheapest Way To Watch SEC Network – Sling TV

Sling TV is the least expensive way to get SEC Network without cable.

At just $51 per month, Sling TV is $29 cheaper than Hulu + Live TV, the next lowest priced option. 

To get SEC Network on Sling TV you’ll need to subscribe to: 

  • Sling Orange plan ($40 per month) 
  • Sports Extra add-on ($11 per month)

Sling TV’s Orange Plan gives you 31 live TV channels including sports channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, as well as popular channels like TNT, TBS, HGTV, A&E, and Disney Channel.

The Sling TV Sports Extra add-on takes your viewing even further by including:

  • SEC Network
  • SEC Network+
  • ACC Network
  • ACC Network Extra
  • Pac 12 Network
  • Longhorn Network

Sling’s Orange & Blue plan also offers SEC Network and adds 14 more channels including FS1, NFL Network, and USA Network. 

Sling Orange & Blue costs $55 per month, plus you’d need the $11 Sports Extra add-on to get SEC Network.

Both Sling TV plans include 50 hours of DVR storage and can be watched on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iOS, Xbox, and most Smart TV’s. 

As much as I like Sling TV and have used it in the past, that low price has a few drawbacks. 

Sling TV only includes local channels in some markets (click here for a full list) so in order to watch SEC games live on ABC, CBS, NBC, or FOX you’d need an HD antenna.

Additionally, Sling TV’s orange plan channels are limited to just one simultaneous stream at a time. If you’re the only person watching this may not be a big deal, but a family may find this frustrating.

The Bottom Line

Sling TV is the most affordable way to get SEC Network without cable, but you’ll want to make sure local channels and limited simultaneous streams aren’t a deal-breaker.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is the next most affordable way to get SEC Network.

For $70 per month, Hulu + Live TV includes over 90 live TV channels in their base plan, including SEC Network as part of their base package, with no add-on plans to buy. 

Hulu + Live TV includes all the channels college sports fans need to watch games live including:

  • SEC Network
  • ESPN / ESPN2
  • FS1 / FS2
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ACC Network
  • Big Ten Network

While Hulu + Live TV is more expensive than Sling, their plans include more features like local channels so you can watch college football games on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX. 

Hulu + Live TV also includes unlimited DVR and the ability to watch on 2 simultaneous streams. If you live in a busy household you can also upgrade to unlimited streams in your house (and 3 outside the house) for an additional $9.99 per month.

Hulu + Live TV also includes ESPN+ (and Disney+) at no extra charge with your subscription, which gives you access to hundreds of live college and pro sports games and original programming that aren’t available anywhere else.

Bottom Line

Hulu + Live TV is more expensive than Sling TV, but it includes more channels including local channels and ESPN+ for free so you can watch more college sports.

YouTube TV

The next cheapest way to get SEC Network is YouTube TV, which I use currently. YouTube TV is slightly more expensive than Hulu + Live TV, but comes with a few nice benefits that make up for the added cost.

At $73 per month, YouTube TV includes over 100 channels of live TV, including SEC Network as part of their standard package. 

YouTube TV offers a number of sports channels that cover both college and pro sports including:

  • SEC Network
  • ESPN / ESPN2
  • FS1/FS2
  • Big Ten Network
  • ACC Network
  • NFL Network
  • NBA TV

YouTube TV also offers local channels in their base package (in most areas) so you can be sure you’ll be able to watch college football games broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. 

YouTube TV also offers a few bonus perks like unlimited DVR, the ability to watch 3 simultaneous streams at once, and the ability to share your account with up to 5 people. 

You can access YouTube TV on a wide range of streaming devices including Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Playstation, Xbox, iOS, Android, and most brands of smart TV. 

Bottom Line

YouTube TV is a well polished streaming network that has a little bit of everything for everyone. The price is slowly creeping up but it is a worthy investment.


Vidgo is another streaming service that offers SEC Network.

Vidgo’s plans start at $70 per month for their “Plus” (base) plan which offers over 110 channels including SEC Network

For the price, Vidgo carries a lot of sports channels that college and pro sports fans would love including: 

  • SEC Network
  • ESPN / ESPN2
  • ESPN Deportes
  • FS1 / FS2
  • Big Ten Network
  • ACC Network
  • PAC 12 Network
  • Longhorn Network
  • MLB TV
  • NFL Network
  • NHL Network

Where Vidgo falls a bit short is with local channels.

While it does carry local ABC and FOX stations in most markets, Vidgo does not carry NBC or CBS stations. This is especially important for SEC fans since CBS will be broadcasting the 2023 SEC Championship game. 

Vidgo can be streamed on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android, in your browser, or on most Smart TVs. 

Bottom Line

Vidgo is an interesting streaming service with a lot of value for the price. While it does carry SEC Network, SEC fans may not like that it doesn’t carry CBS which broadcasts SEC games including the 2023 SEC Championship.


fubo is another great streaming service that offers SEC Network. 

Fubo’s plans start at $75 per month for over 160 live channels, including a ton of sports channels sure to keep everyone happy. 

fubo distributes their college sports channels regionally, so SEC Network’s availability depends on where you live in the US.

If You Live In SEC Country

SEC Network is included in the fubo base plan for anyone who lives in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

If you live outside SEC country

If you’re an SEC fan outside of SEC country then SEC Network is not included in the base plan. Don’t worry though, you can still watch it on fubo.

If you live outside the area (like I do) then you’ll need to either upgrade to the $85 per month Elite package or choose the base plan along with either the fubo Extra ($8) or Sports Plus ($11) add-ons. 

fubo’s base plan includes the following college and pro sports channels:

  • SEC Network *
  • ESPN / ESPN2
  • FS1 / FS2
  • CBS Sports Network
  • ACC Network *
  • Big Ten Network *
  • NFL Network
  • beIN Sports
  • TUDN
  • Regional Sports Networks (vary by region)

* Subject to regional availability

fubo includes local channels in their streaming packages so you’ll have access to any games broadcast on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. 

They also include 1,000 hours of DVR and 10 simultaneous streams in your home (or 2 outside your home). 

fubo is available on most streaming devices including Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, iOS, Android, Xbox, and most Smart TV’s.

Bottom Line

fubo is known for their sports coverage and SEC Network is no different. If you live in the SEC region it is slightly cheaper to watch, but either way fubo is a great option.

DirecTV Stream

The last option to watch SEC Network is DirecTV Stream.

DirecTV Stream is a bit more expensive than the competition, but with decades of experience, they know how to deliver a quality television experience. 

DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment (base) package doesn’t include SEC Network but you can get it both with a higher tier package or with the DirecTV Sports Pack add-on.

Cheapest DirecTV Stream Plans with SEC Network:

  • $90 per month – Entertainment Package ($75) + DirecTV Sports Pack ($15)
  • $100 Per Month – DirecTV Stream Choice Package

The difference between these two options is essentially the Sports Pack will give you more sports specific channels like NFL RedZone while the Choice Package will give you more non-sports focused TV channels. Personally, I would choose the cheaper Sports Pack add on.

DirecTV Stream Provides a variety of channels focused on college and pro sports including:

  • SEC Network
  • Big Ten Network
  • ACC Network
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone *
  • MLB Network
  • NHL Network
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • FS1
  • ESPNU **

* Available with DirecTV Sports Pack 

** Available with Choice Plan and above

DirecTV Stream also includes local channels in most markets so you can watch NCAA games broadcast on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. 

DirecTV Stream also includes unlimited DVR and up to 3 simultaneous streams.

You can watch DirecTV Stream on most streaming devices like Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, iOS, Android, and on most brands of Smart TV.

Bottom Line

DirecTV Stream is a great streaming platform for anyone who loves TV but it is quite expensive compared to the other options. That said, DirecTV has been broadcasting for many years and knows how to provide a quality product so it may be worth it.

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