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How to Watch Western Michigan Broncos Football Live Without Cable

Written by John O'Connor

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You can live stream Western Michigan football on a number of different devices, including Amazon Fire TVs, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. Kalamazoo sports fans are often split between the Detroit and Chicago markets. Unless you definitely want to watch local Detroit pro sports teams on Bally Sports Detroit, we recommend fuboTV “Sports Lite” for WMU football fans. With fuboTV, Broncos fans can watch most WMU football games, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions games on WXMI FOX 17 Kalamazoo, and get NBC Sports Chicago and Marquee Sports Network for watching Cubs games in the base package. The upgrade to “Sports Lite” is important to have access to the WMU games that air on CBS Sports Network.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s WMU football game
  2. Important WMU football channels
  3. How to watch Western Michigan football: our top picks
  4. More MAC Teams

How to watch this week’s WMU football game

Looking for a specific WMU football game? We list the upcoming WMU football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below. Note: ESPN+ streaming exclusive games are not included in the WMU TV schedule.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

Important WMU football channels

Like Toledo, Western Michigan is a team that airs frequently on CBS Sports Network as part of that network’s sublicense agreement with ESPN. Other important channels for WMU fans are ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAM – UltimateFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ACC Network ACC Network
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS CBS
CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
ESPN3 ESPN3
ESPNU ESPNU
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
NBC NBC
Bally Sports Detroit Bally Sports Detroit
Marquee Sports Network Marquee Sports Network
NBC Sports Chicago NBC Sports Chicago

How to watch Western Michigan football: our top picks

As a kid who grew up in Detroit, I had several friends who went to WMU. Sports fans in Kalamazoo usually follow more than just Broncos football. Our top choices are designed to address all the teams a Broncos fan will want to watch, not just WMU football.

fuboTV “Sports Lite” gets WMU fans all the team’s game minus any that air on ESPN+. Although it is located in the state of Michigan, Kalamazoo sits halfway between Detroit and Chicago. NBC Sports Chicago and the Marquee Sports Network in the base package are an added bonus for the Chicago fans in Kalamazoo.

fuboTV carries local FOX and CBS affiliates for watching the NFL.


The reason to signup for DIRECTV STREAM if you are a WMU football fan is the ability to watch not only the Broncos, but also Bally Sports Detroit, which airs in-market Red Wings, Pistons, and Tigers games. Unfortunately, it takes an upgrade to the expensive “Ultimate” package to get CBS Sports Network on DIRECTV STREAM.


The advantage of Hulu + Live TV for WMU football fans is the ESPN+ bundle, which allows Broncos fans to see the handful of ESPN+ games each season without logging in to a new app. The Hulu channel lineup is tailor made for MAC football, with the only gap in coverage being ESPN3.

Hulu also carries NBC Sports Chicago for watching the Bulls, White Sox, and Blackhawks in-market.


YouTube TV gets Broncos fans every channel they need to live stream WMU football except for the ESPN+ games. Unlimited DVR storage, NBC Sports Chicago in the base package, and a mobile only, real time integration with NFL.com fantasy football teams are all major selling points. Read my YouTube TV 4K review for more information.

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