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How to Watch Alabama Crimson Tide Football Live Online in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch the Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide fight for a spot in the College Football Playoff live without cable.

Watch Alabama football live online
Alabama football 2023-24 viewing guide.
Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Alabama football game
  2. The most important channels for Alabama football fans
  3. Watch for freshman to contribute to Alabama’s team in 2023
  4. The best options for live streaming Crimson Tide Football in 2023: our top picks
  5. Best budget options for live streaming Alabama football
  6. More SEC Teams

Football fans in Tuscaloosa and across the country have several options for watching Alabama football live online in 2023 with just a WiFi connection.

  • Fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV all carry SEC Network in the base package, plus FOX, ESPN, ABC, and WIAT-TV CBS 42 Birmingham for the SEC Game of the Week.
  • Fubo is our overall top pick based on 4K programming, sports features like Multiview, and the ability to watch Atlanta pro sports.
  • YouTube TV offers the longest free trial for Bama fans at 14 days.


Watch ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, SEC Network, and more. Bally Sports Southeast is included for Braves games.

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Watch CBS, ESPN, FOX, SEC Network, Bally Sports Southeast, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV

ESPN+, all the channels you need to live stream Bama games, plus unlimited DVR.

$69.99 / month

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YouTube TV

The longest free trial for watching Bama’ football live.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

How to watch this week’s Alabama football game

Looking for a specific Alabama football game? In the easy to use table below, we display the most current Alabama football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game. Whether you are checking to see if Alabama will be selected for the SEC Game of the Week, or want to know how to watch the 2023 Iron Bowl, this page is updated daily with the latest information.

The most important channels for Alabama football fans

The most important channels for watching Alabama football in 2023 are ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, and SEC Network.

Starting in 2024, ABC and ESPN will have exclusive rights to broadcast SEC football; however, for the 2023 season, CBS still has the rights to its SEC Game of the Week broadcast, which airs the biggest SEC football game at 3:30 EST. For full coverage of Bama’ football in 2023, make sure to select a streaming service that offers CBS.

ESPN has rights to air some SEC football games in 2023, and SEC football games will be on the SEC Network as well.

DIRECTV STREAMFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TVYouTube TVSling TV Orange + Sports Extra
SEC Network SEC Network

Watch for freshman to contribute to Alabama’s team in 2023

Although many Alabama fans will watch the QB position closely after Tyler Buchner transferred from Notre Dame football, we will have an eye out for #2, freshman safety Caleb Downs. Downs was one of the most recruited players in the 2023 recruiting cycle, with many analysts touting him as the best football player in the class. It will be interesting to see whether Downs can start as a freshman for the Tide. Another freshman to watch out for if you’re a Bama’ fan is former 5 star recruit Kadyn Proctor (#74), who some SEC beat writers believe may start at Left Tackle for Alabama this year. Nick Saban successfully flipped Proctor away from Kirk Ferentz and Iowa late in the 2023 recruiting season.

The best options for live streaming Crimson Tide Football in 2023: our top picks

Because SEC football is broadcast on a narrow range of channels that are widely available on most streaming services, Alabama football fans have several good options for watching the Tide live online.

Fubo is one of our top picks for live-streaming Alabama football in 2023, and carries all the channels the diehards in Tuscaloosa require to watch every game.

If you live in the southeast, SEC Network is included in the Fubo base plan. Outside of SEC territory, Fubo requires an upgrade to “Sports Lite” or “Extra” to watch SEC Network.

We also recommend Fubo for watching the NFL, including Monday and Sunday Night Football and the Super Bowl. The platform’s elegant interface, Multiview feature, and expanding 4K library are big reasons why we love Fubo.

fuboTV is also our top pick for watching the Saints and Falcons in 2023. Although it will mean a mandatory RSN fee for Bama fans in the southeast, Fubo also carries Braves and Hawks games on Bally Sports Southeast.

Read our fuboTV sports review.

Hulu + Live TV is an excellent option for watching Alabama football. Hulu + Live TV carries SEC Network in the base package and CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and more.

The ESPN+ bundle gives football fans even more games to enjoy, plus access to UFC events (PPV is an extra charge).

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.

Unlike Fubo, DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t carry SEC Network in its base package, but has all the channels you need to watch Alabama football with the “Choice” plan.

In addition to getting access to SEC Network, Upgrading to the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” package is a good idea for fans who want access to Braves baseball and Hawks basketball, as DIRECTV STREAM carries Bally Sports South and Southeast, which are the regional sports networks that broadcast Atlanta pro sports to local fans.

The Tide are a national brand, and most of their games will be carried by either CBS or ESPN.

Read our DIRECTV STREAM review for sports fans.

YouTube TV is a great option for watching college football, Alabama Crimson Tide games included. YouTube TV carries SEC Network in the base package and offers unlimited DVR storage. YouTube TV’s 4K add-on offers some ESPN and FOX games in 4K.

Fantasy football fans can sync NFL.com fantasy teams with the YouTube TV mobile app for real time scoring updates. YouTube TV is also the new home of NFL Sunday Ticket for 2023.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

Best budget options for live streaming Alabama football

Although there will be gaps in coverage for Alabama football fans, Sling Orange + Sports Extra offers access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and SEC Network at a good price relative to the services that made our top picks list. Keep in mind that Sling only offers local channels in select markets.

Adding Paramount+ to Sling Orange + Sports Extra to get CBS is still less expensive than Hulu, Fubo, or YouTube TV.

Paramount+ won’t get you ESPN or SEC Network, but for the remainder of the CBS TV contract, it will allow Bama fans to watch the SEC Game of the Week, featured night games, and the SEC Championship game.

Paramount+ also delivers tons of AFC football action for teams like the Jaguars, Titans, and Dolphins.

Read our Paramount+ review.

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