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How to Watch Tennessee Volunteers Football Live Without Cable

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 viewing guide.
Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. Top picks
  4. FAQ
  5. 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. Try Sling Orange + Sports Extra for access to ESPN and SEC Network at a good price.


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, plus NFL Sunday Ticket.

$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.

Important channels

ESPN will have exclusive rights to broadcast SEC Athletics, but 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
SEC Network SEC Network

Who starts at QB for the Vols in 2024?

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 recruiting class from 5-star QB, Nicholaus Iamaleava from Long Beach, CA. We will be tuning in, especially later in the season, to see if he takes over for Joe Milton, the former UM signal caller.

Top picks

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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. 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+.

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