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Alabama Football Live Stream Options: Channels & Free Trials

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Alabama Crimson Tide live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important Channels
  3. Top picks
  4. Best budget options
  5. More SEC Teams

The Alabama Crimson Tide are one of college football’s perennial powers, but it has been a few years now since the Tide last won the national title. Bama waon the CFP 2020, when they routed an Ohio State team depleted by COVID-19. Will this year’s team breakthrough and regain a spot in the CFP? If the Tide are to regain championship form, they will need the help of some talented underclassmen.

Although many Alabama fans will watch the QB position closely after Tyler Buchner transferred from Notre Dame football, and Jalen Milroe has been up and down, we will have an eye out for #2, freshman safety Caleb Downs. Downs was one of the most recruited players, with many analysts touting him as the best football player in the class, and can’t miss NFL prospect. 247 Sports recruiting analyst, Andrew Ivins had this to say about Downs: “Should walk across the stage and shake hands with the NFL commissioner one day.” It will be interesting to see how he plays 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.


Watch CBS, ESPN, SEC Network, and more.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Watch Alabama football live-stream.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV

Watch every Bama’ game, including ESPN+ games.

$69.99 / month

Sign Up for Hulu

Today’s game

Our software lists the upcoming TV schedule with streaming options below.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

Important Channels

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

In the easy to use table below, we list the live TV streaming services that carry SEC football channels, as well as the length of a free trial they currently offer.

YouTube TV offers the longest free trial for Bama fans at 14 days, plus ESPN programming in 4K with its 4K plus add-on.

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

Watching Alabama’s one game a year that appears on ESPN+ on a MacBook Pro.

Top picks

Fubo is one of our top picks for live-streaming Alabama football. The service usually offers a 7 day free trial.


  • Full coverage of Bama’ football minus ESPN+ games
  • Stream select FOX and NBC programming in 4K
  • Multiview feature
  • Pause subscription in offseason
  • Watch NFL & Monday Night Football
  • Bally Sports South Southeast in-market (from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee)


  • Only 1,000 hours of DVR storage
  • Lacks TNT and TBS
  • Lacks ESPN+

Hulu + Live TV is an excellent option for watching Alabama football, and basketball. Hulu + Live TV carries SEC Network in the base package, plus CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and ESPN2. The ESPN+ bundle gives football fans even more games to enjoy, plus access to UFC events (PPV is an extra charge).



  • No 4K sports
  • No Multiview feature
  • We have experienced significant bugs with Hulu
  • Poor customer service
  • Lacks regional sports networks in the southeast

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. Read our DIRECTV STREAM review for sports fans.



  • No 4K sports
  • No Multiview feature
  • “Choice” plan upgrade required to watch SEC Network

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 fantasy teams with the YouTube TV mobile app for real time scoring updates. Read our YouTube TV sports review.



  • Google account required to signup
  • Lacks regional sports networks in the southeast

Best budget options

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, and no local channels in Alabama.



  • No local channels in Alabama TV markets
  • Lacks ABC, FOX, NBC, and CBS
  • Lacks ESPN+

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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