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How to Watch Eastern Michigan Eagles Football Live Without Cable

Written by John O'Connor

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The Eastern Michigan football team plays in the MAC Conference, a league that has a TV contract with CBS Sports Network and ESPN. Most EMU Eagles games will air on an ESPN channel. Many EMU football fans will want to watch Michigan football, as well as Detroit pro sports, alongside MAC football. For this reason, DIRECTV STREAM’s “Ultimate” package, as the only live TV streaming platform that carries Bally Sports Detroit, is our top pick for watching Eastern Michigan football, plus major Michigan sporting events. However, if you want to get every EMU game from one app, Hulu + Live TV, with its ESPN+ bundle, is the best choice. Both Hulu and DIRECTV STREAM carry WJBK FOX 2 Detroit for watching Aidan Hutchinson and the Detroit Lions.


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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s EMU football game
  2. EMU football channels
  3. Watching Eastern Michigan football: our top picks
  4. More MAC Teams

How to watch this week’s EMU football game

Looking for a specific EMU football game? We list the upcoming EMU football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below. Note: ESPN+ streaming exclusive games are not included in the EMU TV schedule.

EMU football channels

Per the MAC TV deal with ESPN, most EMU games will air on an ESPN channel, often ESPN2, ESPNU, or ESPN+. Some EMU games will air on CBS Sports Network, and Eagles TV inventory will also appear on conference channels, like the Big Ten Network, when EMU plays against a Power 5 opponent earlier in the season.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAM – UltimateFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
Bally Sports Detroit Bally Sports Detroit

Watching Eastern Michigan football: our top picks

Despite lacking ESPN+, and despite a hefty price tag, DIRECTV STREAM “Ultimate” secures the top spot for watching EMU football because, as a kid from Detroit, I know that most EMU fans would want the streaming service that includes Bally Sports Detroit, even if it means missing a couple EMU games. With DIRECTV STREAM, you can watch the majority of the EMU football season, plus the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, and Lions.

It’s easy to add an ESPN+ subscription to get access to the missing games.

If you want full EMU Eagles football coverage, Hulu + Live TV, with its ESPN+ bundle, is the only option to watch all of EMU’s season from one app. Hulu does not carry Bally Sports Detroit.

Watch 4 EMU football games every season at a good price, plus over 1,000 out-of-market NHL games.

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