Watch the North Carolina Tar Heels live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.
Table of Contents
- How to watch today’s UNC football game
- Which channels are North Carolina Tar Heel football games on?
- UNC football player we’re watching in 2023 – Drake Maye
- Watch today’s UNC football game live on DIRECTV STREAM
- Watch today’s UNC football game live on Fubo
- Watch today’s UNC football game live on Sling TV
- Watch today’s UNC football game live on Hulu
- Watch today’s UNC football game live on YouTube TV
- Watching UNC football FAQ
- More ACC Teams
Due to ESPN’s long term TV contract with the ACC, North Carolina football games air most often on ABC, ESPN, and ACC Network.
There are several options for live streaming North Carolina Tar Heels football, often in a free trial. Our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” carries WTVD ABC 11 Raleigh, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ACC Network, as well as the regional sports networks needed to watch ACC on RSN games as well as Braves, Hurricanes, and Charlotte Hornets games.
Watch ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, FS1, ACC Network, TBS, TNT, USA Network, and more.
$99.99 / month
|5 Day Free Trial|
Watch ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, FOX, CBS, FS1, and more.
$74.99 / month
|7 Day Free Trial|
Pick up the ESPN+ bundle along with other core channels, including ACC Network and ACC Network Extra.
$69.99 / month
|Sign Up for Hulu|
How to watch today’s UNC football game
In the easy-to-use table below, we list the UNC football TV schedule as well as the live TV streaming service that carries each game.
|Sep 2, 2023||@ South Carolina||7:30 pm||ABC||Bank of America Stadium|
|Sep 9, 2023||vs App. St.||5:15 pm||ACCN||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Sep 16, 2023||vs Minnesota||3:30 pm||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Sep 23, 2023||@ Pittsburgh||TBA||—||Acrisure Stadium|
|Oct 7, 2023||vs Syracuse||TBA||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Oct 14, 2023||vs Miami (Fla.)||TBA||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Oct 21, 2023||vs Virginia||TBA||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Oct 28, 2023||@ Georgia Tech||TBA||—||Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field|
|Nov 4, 2023||vs Campbell||TBA||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Nov 11, 2023||vs Duke||TBA||—||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|Nov 18, 2023||@ Clemson||TBA||—||Memorial Stadium|
|Nov 25, 2023||@ NC State||TBA||—||Carter-Finley Stadium|
Which channels are North Carolina Tar Heel football games on?
Under the current ACC TV contract with ESPN, which runs through 2036, Tar Heel football and basketball games will usually appear on one of five channels: WTVD ABC 11 Raleigh, ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, and ESPNU.
Some “smaller” Tar Heel games may also air on CBS Sports Network, local regional sports networks, and ESPN+.
Despite the Diamond Sports bankruptcy, which is the parent company of the Bally Sports RSNs, we have listed the local RSNs for North Carolina fans below because we expect them to continue carrying ACC football in 2023.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||FuboTV Sports Lite||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra||YouTube TV|
|ACC Network Extra|
|Bally Sports Carolinas|
|Bally Sports South|
|Bally Sports Southeast|
$99.99 / month
$84.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$46 / month
$72.99 / month
UNC football player we’re watching in 2023 – Drake Maye
College football fans have become used to two new dynamics in the sport – the transfer portal and NIL deals. There have been many reports of player tampering and straight-up “pay for play” offers. Drake Maye, UNC’s star QB, was wrapped up in some of NCAAF’s craziest NIL and transfer rumors this offseason, with some programs supposedly offering him millions to transfer. However, at the end of it all, Maye decided to return to Chapel Hill to lead the Tar Heels offense. Our editorial team believes the Tar Heels opened up their check book to convince Maye to stay. He is currently ranked as a top 10 NIL player in all of college football by On3. We are looking forward to watching him under center this season and believe UNC has a puncher’s chance of knocking off Clemson.
Several live TV streaming services carry the channels you need to watch ACC football. Let’s break down the best option for watching the TarHeels.
Watch today’s UNC football game live on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” gets UNC fans all the core channels they need to watch Tar Heels football, as well as the Carolina Panthers on Sundays.
As an added bonus, if you are looking for a live TV streaming service that allows you to watch the Carolina Hurricanes, or depending on location, the Atlanta Braves, then DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is your best option. The “Choice” package is expensive, but it features the Bally Sports RSNs for local NBA, NHL, and MLB action, as well as the elusive ACC on RSN series, which we expect to continue in 2023 despite turmoil in the regional sports network industry.
Watch today’s UNC football game live on Fubo
fuboTV carries ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and the ACC Network in the base package for in-market subscribers in the southeast, and with the “follow your favorite team’s feature” the app can be tailored to watching Tar Heels football specifically.
Many of our readers come to our site looking to get a game on fast. We estimate most North Carolina sports fans will be able to get fuboTV up and running in under 10 minutes.
Watch today’s UNC football game live on Sling TV
New for this season, Sling TV carries WTVD ABC 11 in Raleigh. That’s the good news. The bad news is ABC’s live sports lineup is not available with Sling Orange, the Sling package that features ESPN. So, while you can get most all of the channels you need to watch Tar Heel’s football with Sling, getting max coverage requires buying Sling Orange & Blue plus Sports Extra, which defeats the main advantage of Sling TV in the first place – it’s affordable budget rates.
For a good deal, albeit one that is missing ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC, try Sling Orange + Sports Extra. As an added bonus, Sling Orange + Sports Extra will net UNC fans access to ACC Network Extra on the ESPN app for watching regular season ACC basketball.
Watch today’s UNC football game live on Hulu
Minus the ACC on RSN games, Hulu + Live TV checks all of the boxes for UNC football fans and even includes access to ACC Network Extra for watching ACC basketball and lacrosse.
Watch today’s UNC football game live on YouTube TV
Minus the ACC on RSN games, YouTube TV checks all of the boxes for UNC football fans and even includes access to ACC Network Extra for watching ACC basketball and lacrosse.
YouTube TV’s unlimited DVR and innovative features make it an attractive option for sports fans. If you plan on buying NFL Sunday Ticket to follow out-of-market NFL action this season, YouTube TV is the new home having taking over the rights from DIRECTV.
Watching UNC football FAQ
Even with a device that supports 4K streaming, not every UNC football game will be available to watch in 4K. However, for the games that are offered in 4K, YouTube TV’s 4K Plus package, which is offered at the bargain rate of $4.99 per month for new subscribers, is the best bet. YouTube TV wins out over fuboTV’s 4K option because it broadcasts ESPN in 4K, while fuboTV has yet to add ESPN games in 4K.