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How to Watch Tennessee Volunteers Football Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by Derek Fleming

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

How to watch Tennessee football live online
Vols’ football 2023 viewing guide.
Table of Contents
  1. How to watch today’s Tennessee football game for free
  2. The most important channels for Vol’s football fans
  3. Can I watch Tennessee football on DIRECTV STREAM?
  4. Can I watch Tennessee football on fuboTV?
  5. Can I watch Tennessee football on Hulu + Live TV?
  6. Can I watch Tennessee football on YouTube TV?
  7. Can I watch Tennessee football on Paramount+?
  8. Can I watch Tennessee football on Sling TV?
  9. Watching Tennessee football FAQ
  10. More SEC Football Teams

You can live stream Tennessee football on a host of different devices, including phones, laptops, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.

Although several live TV streaming services, including YouTube TV, Fubo, and Hulu + Live TV, carry CBS, ESPN, and the SEC Network, all channels that regularly air Volunteer football games, our top pick for watching Tennessee football is Fubo.

With an excellent Multiview feature, a growing 4K lineup, and the ability to pause subscriptions in the off-season to save money, Fubo is an app that is tailor-made for watching football. Although YouTube TV is a close second, the ability to watch Bally Sports Southeast with Fubo makes the app our clear winner for Vols fans in 2023. Try Sling Orange + Sports Extra for access to ESPN and SEC Network at a good price.

Fubo

Stream WVLT-TV CBS 8 Knoxville, ESPN, ESPN2, Bally Sports South, and the SEC Network.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra

Watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, and SEC Network in the base package.

$46 / month

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YouTube TV

All the channels you need to watch Vols football in 2023, plus NFL Sunday Ticket.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

How to watch today’s Tennessee football game for free

In the easy-to-use table below, we offer a game-by-game breakdown of the best options for live-streaming every single Tennessee football game this season, including each streaming service that currently offers a free trial.

DATEOPPTIMETVVENUE
Sep 2, 2023vs Virginia1:00 pmABCNissan Stadium
Sep 9, 2023vs Austin Peay5:00 pmESP+Neyland Stadium
Sep 16, 2023@ Florida7:00 pmESPNFlorida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Sep 23, 2023vs UTSATBANeyland Stadium
Sep 30, 2023vs South CarolinaTBANeyland Stadium
Oct 14, 2023vs Texas A&MTBANeyland Stadium
Oct 21, 2023@ AlabamaTBABryant-Denny Stadium
Oct 28, 2023@ KentuckyTBAKroger Field
Nov 4, 2023vs UConnTBANeyland Stadium
Nov 11, 2023@ MissouriTBAFaurot Field at Memorial Stadium
Nov 18, 2023vs GeorgiaTBANeyland Stadium
Nov 25, 2023vs VanderbiltTBANeyland Stadium

The most important channels for Vol’s football fans

In 2024, ESPN will have exclusive rights to broadcast SEC Athletics, but for 2023 CBS still has the rights to feature its SEC Game of the Week, night games, and the SEC Championship game. ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network will also carry some Tennessee Football games.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling TV Orange + Sports ExtraYouTube TV
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
SEC Network SEC Network

Who starts at QB for the Vols in 2023?

We are a long way from the days of Peyton Manning under center for the Vols. Tennessee Football has struggled in recent years, however, NIL driven success on the recruiting front has given Volunteers fans reason for optimism. Tennessee received a commitment for its 2023 recruiting class from 5-star QB, Nicholaus Iamaleava from Long Beach, CA. Will the talented QB start for Tennessee in 2023? We will be tuning in, especially later in the season, to see if he takes over for Joe Milton, the former UM signal caller.

Can I watch Tennessee football on DIRECTV STREAM?

Yes, you can watch the Vols on DIRECTV STREAM. The platform carries ABC, CBS, ESPN, and ESPN 2 in the base package.

An upgrade to DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package will get you access to the SEC Network as well as a large library of regional sports networks for watching your local MLB, NBA, and NHL teams. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” with its coverage of Bally Sports South and Southeast, allows sports fans in Tennessee to watch not only Volunteers football, but also these teams:

DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” also comes with unlimited DVR storage, which is convenient for recording your favorite teams and programs.

Can I watch Tennessee football on fuboTV?

Yes, you can watch Volunteers football on Fubo.

Fubo features WVLT CBS 8 Knoxville, as well as CBS affiliates nationwide, plus ESPN, ESPN2, and SEC Network in the base package for fans who live in the South (which includes Texas for teams like the Aggies and Longhorns).

To get the SEC Network outside of the South with fuboTV, an upgrade to the “Sports Lite” package is required.

fuboTV’s “Sports Lite” also gets fans NHL TV, MLB Network, and NBA TV, plus the ACC Network. fuboTV is also an excellent option for watching the Titans and Monday Night Football on ESPN, plus Fubo also offers Bally Sports Southeast for in-market MLB, NHL, and NBA games.

Can I watch Tennessee football on Hulu + Live TV?

Yes, you can watch the Vols on Hulu.

Hulu + Live TV is a solid choice here. You get WVLT CBS 8 Knoxville, plus ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network in the base package. Hulu + Live TV has added unlimited DVR storage and has upgraded its user interface for sports fans.

In addition to the excellent college football channel lineup, one of the reasons I subscribe to Hulu is the ability to order UFC PPV events on ESPN+ direct from the Hulu app which saves some time on Saturday Nights.

Can I watch Tennessee football on YouTube TV?

Yes, you can watch Tennessee football with YouTube.

YouTube TV checks all the boxes, with CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network all in the base package. Unlimited DVR and a mobile only integration with NFL.com fantasy football teams will be a draw for more than a few football fans in Knoxville.

The drawback ofYouTube TV, especially if you want to get a game on in a hurry, is you need a Google account to sign up.

Can I watch Tennessee football on Paramount+?

Paramount+ is a good option for watching a handful of Tennessee games through the 2023 season. After that, CBS loses its SEC TV rights, and you won’t be able to watch Vols football on Paramount+.

Until 2024, Paramount+ gets SEC football fans the SEC Game of the Week, featured night games, and the SEC Championship game, but no ESPN, ESPN2, or the SEC Network.

However, with the addition of the NFL on CBS lineup, which is great for AFC markets like Nashville, there is a lot of value for Paramount+ subscribers on both Saturday’s and Sunday’s during the football season.

Can I watch Tennessee football on Sling TV?

Sling Orange +Sports Extra is an economical way to get ESPN, ESPN2, and the SEC Network for under $50 per month. Unfortunately, Sling TV lacks CBS, which means you will be missing some of UT’s biggest games on Sling.

Watching Tennessee football FAQ

Can I watch Tennessee football on ESPN+?

Yes, but not often. The SEC has a new TV deal with ESPN, with Disney, ESPN’s parent company, set to take over SEC TV rights completely in 2024. For the time being, only one or two non-conference Tennessee football games will stream on ESPN+, but you can see some Vols action on the platform. For example the 2022 Tennessee game against Akron was available on ESPN+.

More SEC Football Teams

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