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How to Watch Michigan State Spartans Football Live Online in 2024

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Michigan State Spartans live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

Watch Michigan state football live
MSU football viewing guide.
Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. Our picks
  4. FAQ
  5. More Big Ten Football Teams

Several live TV streaming services, including fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” and YouTube TV carry the channels you need to watch every Spartan football game live in 2024, including WJBK-TV FOX 2 Detroit and WXMI-TV FOX 17 Grand Rapids. Our top pick, fuboTV carries Big Ten Network in the base package, as well as Bally Sports Detroit, and streams a growing selection of college football games in 4K.

Fubo

All the channels you need to watch Michigan State football.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch ABC, ESPN, FS1, Big Ten Network, and upgrade for Bally Sports Detroit.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Watch CBS, FOX, NBC, Big Ten Network, and add NFL Sunday Ticket for out-of-market NFL action.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

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.
Watching the Spartans take on the Hoosiers live from Bloomington on YouTube TV. This game was flexed to Big Ten Network.

Important channels

The Big Ten’s new TV deal takes effect and ESPN no longer has the rights to air Big Ten football or basketball. Instead, NBC, CBS, FOX, and Big Ten Network will broadcast Big Ten Football games.

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, and NBC will now feature a night game in primetime. CBS will also dip its toes in the waters in 2024, with its full slate of games kicking off in 2024.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVSling OrangeYouTube TV
ABC ABC
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS CBS
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
NBC NBC

Our picks

fuboTV, one of our top overall picks for streaming the NFL, wins out here as well for Spartan football fans. fuboTV carries all the channels you need to live stream Big Ten Football and the Detroit Lions on Sundays, plus Monday Night Football.

According to research done by Delloite, 25% of streaming customers will cancel only to re-subscribe. fuboTV makes this step unnecessary by allowing users to put an account on pause when football is in the off-season and have it start again when the leaves start to turn orange and brown. I have used this feature with fuboTV, and it couldn’t be easier to turn on. Like no other streaming provider, fuboTV “gets it.” The company knows streaming is becoming too expensive and has built creative ways to offer a premium service at a rate people can afford.

Read our fuboTV sports review for more information.


Hulu + Live TV carries the channels you need to live stream Spartans football, including Big Noon Kickoff. The ESPN+ bundle adds a platform that carries more than 500 college football games each season as well as UFC events.

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review for more information.


DirecTV Stream’s “Choice” package is one of the best overall options (along with fuboTV) for watching Spartan football and Detroit sports on the same platform. The “Choice” package gets you all the channels you need to watch Big Ten Football, and carries Bally Sports Detroit, for live streaming the Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings regular seasons.

Read our DirecTV Stream sports review.


While I don’t love the requirement of a Google account to use the platform, I love YouTube TV for streaming football, and my love only grows for 2024 with YouTube TV taking over NFL Sunday Ticket from DIRECTV.

Spartans fans can get all the channels they need with YouTube TV, and an upgrade to the 4K package will get a lot of ESPN games in 4K. If you’re a fantasy football enthusiast, YouTube TV’s mobile app integrates with NFL.com fantasy teams in real-time.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

New for 2024, Spartan fans will be able to see a handful of MSU football games on Peacock. Under the Big Ten’s new TV deal, Peacock will simulcast the Big Ten Saturday Night prime-time game on Saturday night with NBC. In addition, Peacock will be the exclusive home of 8 Big Ten football games in 2024, which brings the “streaming exclusive” model that has so frustrated MLB fans to college football. Buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride.

FAQ

Can I watch Michigan State football on Bally Sports Detroit?

No, Bally Sports Detroit doesn’t carry any Michigan State football games. Bally Sports has a TV deal to air 17 ACC football games, but doesn’t have the rights to air Big Ten Football.

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