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How to Watch Michigan Wolverines Football Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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The College Football Playoff is here, and Michigan vs. TCU is set for New Year’s Eve on ESPN. Here is how to watch the action from Glendale, AZ at the Fiesta Bowl live without cable.

Michigan football viewing guide 2022-23.

If you can’t make it to the Big House this season, there are several good options for watching Michigan football live without cable on the device of your choice, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more.

Our top pick for watching Michigan football this season is DIRECTV STREAM. With DIRECTV STREAM, fans across Michigan can watch Wolverines football, plus have the option of upgrading to DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” to watch in-market Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings games on Bally Sports Detroit.

DIRECTV STREAM

Watch WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, CBS, ESPN, FS1, Big Ten Network, and upgrade for Bally Sports Detroit.

$74.99 / month

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fuboTV

Watch WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, CBS, ESPN, FS1, Big Ten Network, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch today’s Michigan football game
  2. The most important channels for watching Wolverines football
  3. Can I watch Michigan football on fuboTV?
  4. Can I watch Michigan football on Hulu + Live TV?
  5. Can I watch Michigan football on Sling TV?
  6. Can I watch Michigan football on DIRECTV STREAM?
  7. Can I watch Michigan football on YouTube TV?
  8. Watching Michigan football FAQ
  9. More Big Ten Teams

How to watch today’s Michigan football game

What channel is today’s Michigan Wolverines football game on? We list the 2022 Michigan football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.
Michigan football live stream viewing guide.
How to watch Wolverines football on any device, from any location.

The most important channels for watching Wolverines football

The Big Ten’s TV rights are held by ABC, ESPN, and FOX, which makes it easy to predict where Michigan Football games will air.

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. Important Big Ten matchups will also air on ABC and ESPN, and FOX has the TV rights to broadcast the Big Ten Championship game. As one of the most watched teams in the nation, Michigan will appear on ABC, ESPN and Big Noon Kickoff with regularity.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVBlue Sports ExtraOrange Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
ESPN3 ESPN3
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1

Can I watch Michigan football on fuboTV?

fuboTV is a great option for watching Michigan football for several reasons. First, it carries all the channels you need to live stream Wolverines football. Next, fuboTV allows users to record an entire team’s season on DVR automatically, rather than game by game. Michigan is a national brand with fans across the country, and a large contingent of fans on the west coast. Being able to “set it and forget it” and record all of U-M’s football games will be a major convenience for Wolverines on the west coast where Big Ten games kickoff in early the morning. Last, fuboTV is our top pick for live streaming the Detroit Lions, so fans in Michigan get football Saturdays and Sundays both covered with a fuboTV membership.

We love the ease with which a fuboTV subscriber can pause a membership during the football off-season. With a click of a button, football fans can leave their fuboTV account dormant while football is hibernating, and pick it right back up when the pigskin starts flying and the grills light up.

Read our fuboTV sports review.


Can I watch Michigan football on Hulu + Live TV?

Regardless of where they live, Hulu + Live TV will give Michigan fans all the channels they need to stream the Wolverines live without cable. UM fans in Chicago take note: Hulu + Live TV carries Big Ten Network and NBC Sports Chicago in its base package.

Read our Hulu + Live TV review for sports fans.


Can I watch Michigan football on Sling TV?

Although you can’t get ABC without an air antenna on Sling TV, which is inconvenient, Detroit and Chicago are both markets where Sling TV carries FOX, so the Lions and Wolverines are both covered. With the Sling Orange & Blue package, ESPN is also available.

You’ll have to shell out even more money for the Big Ten Network, but Michigan will only be on BTN a handful of times, so some fans will choose Sling to save some money in a streaming world that is only becoming more expensive.

Read our Sling TV sports review.


Can I watch Michigan football on DIRECTV STREAM?

While I don’t love the price point, DirecTV Stream’s “Choice” package is the best overall option for watching Wolverine football and Detroit sports teams in the regular season. DirecTV Stream “Choice” gets you all the channels you need to watch Big Ten Football, and as the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Detroit, DirecTV Stream is the only game in town for live streaming the Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings regular seasons. Although it’s not carried in the base package, “Choice” gets you the Big Ten Network.

See also: How to watch Michigan basketball

Read our DirecTV Stream sports review.


Can I watch Michigan football on YouTube TV?

While I don’t love the requirement of a Google account to use the platform, I do love YouTube TV for streaming football. Wolverine 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.


Watching Michigan football FAQ

Can I watch Michigan football on ESPN+?

No, you can’t watch Michigan football games on ESPN+. Only small college football games that haven’t been spoken for by a major media player air on ESPN+. The Wolverines have too big of a fan base to air on ESPN+. The lowest tier Michigan games will be carried by Big Ten Network, not ESPN+.

Will Blake Corum play in the Michigan vs. Ohio State game?

Corum, Michigan’s star running back and Heisman trophy candidate, injured his knee late in the first half of Michigan’s win over Illinois. Although Corum appeared for a series in the second half, his movement and cutting ability was limited. Whether Corum plays will likely be a game time decision that we won’t know until fans can watch the teams warm up on Saturday.

Can I watch Michigan football live online?

Yes, with the rise of the sports streaming industry, every Michigan football game can be live streamed, and there are several good option for doing so. The best choices for watching Michigan football online are YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, and Hulu. Our top pick in the Detroit market is DIRECTV STREAM.

Can I watch Michigan football on Roku?

Yes, every major live TV streaming service’s app is compatible with Roku devices, including YouTube TV, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, and Hulu.

Can I watch Michigan football live stream if I live out-of-state?

Yes, unlike the NFL, almost every Michigan football game is televised nationally. This means you can watch Michigan football even if you live in NYC, New Jersey, Los Angeles, or another major city outside of Michigan.

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