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How to Watch ACC Network Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

Sports fans can stream ACC Network on their phones, smart TVs, and tablets. Here are the best options for watching ACC Network, including in a free trial.

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Table of Contents
  1. Streaming options
  2. Sports coverage
  3. Our top picks
  4. FAQ

There are several good options for live streaming the ACC Network without cable. Our top picks are fuboTV and Hulu + Live TV. Note that fuboTV carries ACC Network in the base package only for in-market states, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Outside of these states, add fuboTV’s “Extra” or “Sports Lite” package to watch ACC Network.


Watch the ACC Network in the base package in-market only.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV

Watch the ACC Network plus ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+ in the base package.

$69.99 / month

Sign Up for Hulu

Streaming options

Several live TV streaming services carry the ACC Network. fuboTV, Hulu+ Live TV, and YouTube TV all carry the ACC Network in their base package. ACC Network Extra is available only through the ESPN app.

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Sports coverage

The ACC Network is a sports channel focused on broadcasting Atlantic Coast Conference athletics and programming. The ACC Network is owned by ESPN and the ACC as a joint venture. The ACC has a TV contract with ESPN in place through the 2036 season. ACC football games appear on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and the ACC Network. ACC basketball appears on ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and the ACC Network. When it comes to football and basketball, the ACC Network usually broadcasts games that feature unranked teams, or games that don’t have championship implications.

The ACC Network broadcasts:

  • NCAA men’s football
  • NCAA men’s basketball
  • NCAA women’s basketball
  • NCAA baseball
  • NCAA Women’s tennis
  • NCAA men’s lacrosse
  • NCAA women’s lacrosse
  • Olympic sports

Our top picks

fuboTV carries the ACC Network in its base package for in-market states along with 1,000 hours of DVR storage, ABC, FOX, CBS, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network.

Hulu + Live TV also offers the ACC Network in its base package, but the 50 hours of DVR storage won’t be enough for many families and the Hulu DVR upgrade will add to the monthly bill.

In order to get access to ACC Network on DIRECTV STREAM, an upgrade to the expensive “Choice” plan is required. If your only goal is streaming ACC Network, there are better choices. However, if you want access to local NBA, MLB, and NHL games, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” may be worth the investment as the platform is the only option for streaming many regional sports networks such as Bally Sports Carolinas and Bally Sports Southeast.


Which football teams play most often on ACC Network?

As a general rule, the ACC Network features football matchups that don’t have an impact on the ACC and national championship. As such, teams that have losing records, or that are unranked, will appear most on the ACC Network. Duke, Virginia, VA Tech, and Wake Forest appear often on ACC Network.

What is the difference between ACC Network and ACC Network Extra?

ACC Network is a TV channel that is available in many cable, and streaming, TV packages. By contrast, ACC Network Extra programming is available exclusively on the ESPN app as a live-stream overflow platform, it is not a channel. You can only watch ACC Network Extra by signing in to the ESPN app with your pay TV login credentials.

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