When I went to Indiana as a student, fans would keep the tailgate outside of Memorial Stadium going, even after kickoff. However, Indiana Football has been on the rise in recent seasons and people want to watch the games. You can watch Indiana Hoosiers football live without cable on the device of your choice, including iPhone, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. My top pick for live streaming Indiana Football is DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package because the platform carries all the channels you need to watch Indiana Hoosiers football, including Big Ten Network, plus Bally Sports Indiana for Pacers games, and WTTV CBS 4 Indianapolis for watching Colts games. If you’re not an NBA fan, fuboTV is also a great option at a better price than DIRECTV STREAM.
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The most important channels for Hoosier football fans
The Big Ten’s TV rights are held by ABC, ESPN, and FOX. FS1 and Big Ten Network, as properties owned by FOX and the Big Ten respectively, will feature less sought after Big Ten matchups while FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff airs the week’s premier Big Ten game.
Note: Sling TV carries FOX, but only in select markets.
How to watch this week’s Hoosiers football game
NOTE: the IU vs. Idaho game on 9/10 will air on Big Ten Network.
Looking for a specific Indiana Football game? In the table below, we list all of the upcoming televised Indiana football games as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry them.
The best options for live streaming Indiana football
Our regular readers won’t be surprised to see fuboTV leading the pack as our top choice for live streaming Indiana football games. Out of the gate, fuboTV comes with 1,000 hours of DVR storage and with ABC, ESPN, FOX, FS1, and Big Ten Network all in the base package, has all the channels you need to watch Big Ten Football.
fuboTV also carries WTTV CBS 4 Indy for live streaming Indianapolis Colts football.
Hulu + Live TV
Unfortunately, DirecTV Stream doesn’t carry Big Ten Network in its base package and requires fans to subscribe to its premium “Choice” package to get the channel. This is an issue for Hoosiers fans because IU will be featured on the Big Ten Network quite a bit during the college football season. The real value here is for local IU fans who are also Pacers fans as DirecTV Stream “Choice” is the only option for live streaming Bally Sports Indiana, the regional sports network that carries most of the Pacers regular season.
Unfortunately, Indianapolis and Bloomington aren’t markets that get FOX on Sling TV, so there are gaps in coverage for watching the Hoosiers.
However, you can get ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 on Sling TV, which gives you a nice lineup of NCAAF every Saturday. The problem is that Sling TV won’t let you add-on Big Ten Network to an Orange subscription, only to Blue. This makes very little sense for Big Ten fans that are considering Sling to save money, but who want to watch ESPN and Big Ten Network.
Big Noon Kickoff is out, but some fans will want to give Sling Orange a try due to the considerable cost savings over competitors.