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How to Watch Kentucky Wildcats Football Live in 2023

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Kentucky Wildcats 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. How to watch today’s Kentucky football game
  2. The most important channels for Kentucky football fans
  3. Live streaming Kentucky football in 2023: our top picks
  4. The best budget options for watching Kentucky football
  5. More SEC Football Team Viewing Guides

You can live stream Kentucky Wildcats football on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, and Samsung Smart TV, to name just a few.

Although several live TV streaming services carry the channels you need to watch Kentucky football live online, including WKYT-TV CBS 27 Lexington, our top pick, Fubo, also carries SEC Network in the base package, which allows UK fans to watch the entire 2023 season from one platform. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV offer similar value for UK football fans.

Fubo

Watch ABC, CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and SEC Network, plus an option to upgrade for 4K streaming. Local regional sports networks are also included with an RSN fee.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

DIRECTV STREAM

Watch CBS, ESPN, SEC Network, and more.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial

YouTube TV

Watch CBS, ESPN, SEC Network, and NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV

Watch Kentucky football, plus ESPN+.

$69.99 / month

Sign Up for Hulu

How to watch today’s Kentucky football game

What channel is Kentucky football on today? We list the Kentucky football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

DATEOPPTIMETVVENUE
Sep 2, 2023vs Ball St.12:00 pmSECNKroger Field
Sep 9, 2023vs E. Kentucky3:00 pmESP+Kroger Field
Sep 16, 2023vs Akron7:00 pmESPUKroger Field
Sep 23, 2023@ VanderbiltTBAFirstBank Stadium
Sep 30, 2023vs FloridaTBAKroger Field
Oct 7, 2023@ GeorgiaTBASanford Stadium
Oct 14, 2023vs MissouriTBAKroger Field
Oct 28, 2023vs TennesseeTBAKroger Field
Nov 4, 2023@ Miss. StateTBADavis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
Nov 11, 2023vs AlabamaTBAKroger Field
Nov 18, 2023@ South CarolinaTBAWilliams-Brice Stadium
Nov 25, 2023@ LouisvilleTBACardinal Stadium

The most important channels for Kentucky football fans

With the announcement of a new SEC TV contract for 2024, there is likely to be some confusion among SEC fans this season as to how they can watch their teams. The thing to remember is that the 2022 and 2023 seasons will be played under the old contract, which means that CBS still has the rights to the SEC Game of the Week, night games, and the SEC Championship game. SEC football games that don’t have championship implications will be broadcast on the SEC Network or ESPN2. The “big games” will be broadcast on CBS or ESPN, and CBS has the first choice each week for its featured SEC Game of the Week.

In the easy to use table below, we have listed the most important channels for Kentucky football fans and which live TV streaming providers carry each channel, plus the latest free trials.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboTV Sports LiteFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling TV Blue + Sports ExtraSling OrangeYouTube TV
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
SEC Network SEC Network

Live streaming Kentucky football in 2023: our top picks

Kentucky fans can get WKYT-TV, which is the local CBS affiliate in Lexington, as well as CBS affiliates across the country on Fubo.

ESPN and ESPN2 also come in the base package, plus you get 1,000 hours of DVR storage and some 4K programming. Although an upgrade to “Sports Lite” is required for access to the SEC Network outside of the southeast, Fubo’s user experience and ease of setup still keep the platform ensconced as our top pick for watching SEC football, Kentucky games included.

fuboTV is also our top pick for watching Joe Burrow and the Bengals and the Tennessee Titans.


Hulu + Live TV gets Kentucky fans WKYT-TV, which is the local CBS affiliate in Lexington, as well as CBS affiliates nationwide.

The base package now includes unlimited DVR storage and SEC Network. The ESPN+ bundle offers a great lineup of college football, out-of-market NHL and MLB, and UFC events.


DIRECTV STREAM carries the local CBS affiliate for Lexington, WKYT-TV, as well as CBS affiliates nationwide.

You can also get ESPN, ESPN2, and SEC Network when you upgrade to the “Choice” package. DIRECTV STREAM has an excellent selection of regional sports networks for watching your local NBA, MLB, or NHL team’s regular seasons.


With its best in class Stats View and Key Plays features, plus a large 4K library, YouTube TV is an innovator in the sports streaming world. The platform carries all the channels you need to live stream Kentucky football, plus unlimited DVR storage in the base package.


The best budget options for watching Kentucky football

Sling is missing local channels like CBS without adding an air antenna, however, the Sling Orange package with Sports Extra gets SEC football fans ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network at a great price. Adding Paramount+ for CBS would still be cheaper than all of the other options listed above.

Paramount+ offers a lot of value for sports fans and at a great price. Although you won’t get ESPN, ESPN2, or the SEC Network, SEC football fans can watch the SEC Game of the Week, featured night games, and the SEC Championship game. AFC football fans also have a lot to love with the NFL on CBS lineup. Add Sling Orange for ESPN and ESPN2 if you want more sports channels while still saving money over pricey services like DIRECTV STREAM.

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