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NCAAF fans in the Pacific Northwest can live-stream Washington Huskies football in 2023, but the challenge is finding a live TV streaming service that carries both the PAC-12 Network, and the major national channels, such as ABC, ESPN, and FOX.
Fubo and Sling TV are the only streaming platforms offering PAC-12 Network, and between the two, Fubo is the clear winner because it also carries ABC, CBS, NBC, and KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle, plus ESPN in the base package. Fubo allows Huskies football fans to watch the entire season from one app, and features Root Sports Northwest for Mariners, Kraken, and Blazers fans.
Watch every Washington football game this season, including games that air on KCPQ-TV FOX 13 Seattle.
$84.99 / month
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Watch FS1, FOX, and PAC-12 Network at a budget rate.
$46 / month
By contrast, Sling TV only carries FOX in select markets, and you can’t watch ABC or CBS on Sling without buying an air antenna.
How to watch this week’s Washington football game
Looking for a specific Washington Huskies football game? We list the 2023 Washington football TV schedule, as well as the live streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The most important channels for Huskies football in 2023
Washington football’s biggest games will appear on ABC, ESPN and FOX. However, the bulk of the schedule will be broadcast on PAC-12 Network, FS1, and ESPN2 or ESPNU. You can watch FOX in Seattle with Sling TV and upgrading to Blue & Orange gets you ESPN thrown in as well.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||FuboTV Sports Lite||Hulu + Live TV||Sling TV Blue + Sports Extra||YouTube TV|
|Root Sports Northwest|
$99.99 / month
$84.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$46 / month
$72.99 / month
Watching Washington football in 2023: our top picks
YouTube TV, Sling TV, and DIRECTV STREAM are all great platforms for watching sports, but they don’t make the list here because there is no option to add PAC-12 Network and at least 4 of Washington’s games will be broadcast on PAC-12 Network in 2023.
With fuboTV’s “Sports Lite” package, Huskies fans have a “one stop shop” for the entire 2022 football season. The big games, like Michigan State and Oregon, will air on ABC and FOX, and the bulk of the season will also be accessible on FS1 and the PAC-12 Network.
Fubo is a good option for Seahawks fans and the addition of Root Sports Northwest adds Gonzaga hoops, Mariners games, Kraken hockey, and more.
Sling Blue + Sports Extra is the play for 2023 Huskies football if you want to save money and are cool with going to a friend’s house, or a bar, for the big games, like UCLA and Michigan State.
Sling Blue + Sports Extra gets you PAC-12 Network and FS1, but not ABC or ESPN (Although you can upgrade to get ESPN channels). I’d estimate Sling Blue + Sports Extra will get Huskies fans about 8-9 games in 2023 as Seattle is a market that can watch FOX on Sling.
Why we are watching UW football in 2023
Washington is on my short list of teams to watch in 2023 for a few reasons. First, as an Indiana grad, I am rooting for Michael Penix, UW’s star QB. Penix transferred from IU to Washington and has thrived as QB1 in Seattle; we hope he can improve his draft stock this season. Next, it is possible that UW will end up in the Big Ten, the conference I follow the closest. I want to get a sense of the state of the UW program to see whether they can match up with teams like Ohio State and Michigan.
Other live TV streaming options for UW fans
Our top picks for watching UW football, Sling TV and Fubo, carry PAC-12 Network, which offers the most complete coverage. However, if you are a UW fan who can live without PAC-12 Network, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and DIRECTV STREAM all carry the channels Huskies fans need to watch the team’s biggest games.
YouTube TV offers coverage of Washington football’s biggest games that air on ABC, ESPN, FOX, FS1, and other college football channels, like ESPN2.
Although YouTube TV lacks PAC-12 Network, the platform does offer several features that we love for watching football, including Stats View and Key Plays. YouTube TV has also been experimenting with a Multiview feature, which is tailor-made for college football Saturdays when multiple games air simultaneously.
YouTube TV also boasts a 4K plus add-on that shows many FOX college football broadcasts in 4K.
As an added bonus for diehard football fans, new for 2023, YouTube TV is the home of NFL Sunday Ticket.
As with YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV lacks PAC-12 Network but does carry the rest of the channels UW fans need to watch most of the season.
Having used Hulu + Live TV on and off for several years now, I can say from first-hand experience that the platform has done a nice job improving user experience, and has even added unlimited DVR to keep pace with competitors. It’s easy to save football games to DVR in Hulu, and to follow the entire season of your favorite team.
Absent PAC-12 Network, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” offers the channels needed to watch UW football, plus Root Sports Northwest for Seattle and Portland pro sports, and some Gonzaga basketball coverage.