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How to Watch Cal Golden Bears Football Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch today’s California football game live without cable on the device of your choice, including iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.

Cal football 2023-24 viewing guide.
Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Golden Bears fans
  2. How to watch today’s Cal football game
  3. Live streaming Cal football: our top picks
  4. Cal football live-stream FAQ
  5. More PAC-12 Teams

Good news California Golden Bears fans, you can live stream Cal football in 2023, no cable TV contract is required. Since most live TV streaming services don’t carry the PAC-12 Network, Cal fans are limited to choosing between Sling TV and fuboTV, both of which feature PAC-12 Network in sports add-on packages. Although fuboTV is more expensive than Sling, it offers a better lineup of pro and college sports including NBC Sports Bay Area. For this reason, we recommend Cal fans go with fuboTV’s “Sports Lite” upgrade as the clear best option for watching the Golden Bears, plus Bay Area sports, like the 49ers, Giants, and Warriors.

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Sling TV Blue + Sports Extra

Get FOX, FS1, and the PAC-12 Network at a competitive price. No ESPN without an upgrade.

$46 / month

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The most important channels for Golden Bears fans

If the Golden Bears go on a winning streak in 2023, some of their games may be picked up by ABC, ESPN, or even FOX. FOX will air the UCLA game, but based on last season’s TV schedule, Cal fans can still expect to see a good chunk of the Cal football season air on PAC-12 Network, FS1, and ESPNU.

DIRECTV STREAMFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TVSling TV Blue + Sports ExtraSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
Pac-12 Network Pac-12 Network

How to watch today’s Cal football game

Looking for a specific Cal football game? We list the 2023 Cal football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

Sep 2, 2023@ North Texas4:00 pmESPUApogee Stadium
Sep 9, 2023vs Auburn10:30 pmESPNCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Sep 16, 2023vs Idaho4:00 pmPACNCalifornia Memorial Stadium
Sep 23, 2023@ WashingtonTBAAlaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium
Sep 30, 2023vs Arizona St.TBACalifornia Memorial Stadium
Oct 7, 2023vs Oregon StateTBACalifornia Memorial Stadium
Oct 14, 2023@ UtahTBARice-Eccles Stadium
Oct 28, 2023vs USCTBACalifornia Memorial Stadium
Nov 4, 2023@ OregonTBAAutzen Stadium
Nov 11, 2023vs Washington St.TBACalifornia Memorial Stadium
Nov 18, 2023@ StanfordTBAStanford Stadium
Nov 25, 2023@ UCLATBARose Bowl

Live streaming Cal football: our top picks

Although San Francisco is one of the markets that gets both FOX and NBC on Sling TV, Sling doesn’t carry ABC or CBS. That, and an upgrade to Sling Orange & Blue is required to get ESPN.

fuboTV, with its 4K programming, inclusion of NBC Sports Bay Area in the base package, as well as PAC-12 Network with the “Sports Lite” upgrade, is the clear winner for not only Cal football fans, but also Bay Area sports fans in general. You can watch the Warriors, Giants, A’s, and the 49ers all on fuboTV.

If the goal is just watching Cal football, Sling’s Blue + Sports Extra will get you the majority of the season on the PAC-12 Network and FS1. The only missing games will be on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU, which can be added by upgrading to Sling TV Orange & Blue + Sports Extra.

Cal football live-stream FAQ

Can I watch Cal football on YouTube TV?

Because the platform lacks PAC-12 Network, YouTube TV only offers partial coverage of Cal football. You can watch about half of Cal’s season on YouTube TV, but will have major gaps in coverage.

More PAC-12 Teams

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