The Big Ten college football conference is one of the Power Five conferences, along with the ACC, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC. The Power Five conferences are typically the best in NCAA football, and regularly qualify for the playoffs. The Big Ten has recently been represented in the College Football Playoffs by both Ohio State and Michigan State. Ohio State is the only team other than Alabama and Clemson to win the College Football Playoffs. So Big Ten college football games have big impacts, as every win could impact the national title picture.

The Big Ten is also stacked with big name schools and big name coaches. Head coaches and assistants for the pros as well as other major programs fill the Big Ten roster. From Michigan's Jim Harbaugh to Illinois' Lovie Smith, or Penn State's James Franklin to Maryland's new coach Mike Locksley, you are sure to see familiar faces on the sidelines of Big Ten games.

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The Big Ten is among the top three college football conferences based upon power rankings. The conference has several football powerhouse teams, including Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Iowa. With seven Big Ten teams in the preseason AP Top 25 rankings, it is understandable that all the networks want a chance to show Big Ten games.

The Big Ten has broadcast agreements for their college football games to air on Fox, FS1, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and CBS Sports Network. Some out of conference games may also appear on other networks, but those games should overlap with these same networks. If you want to watch Big Ten football, you need to have as many of these networks as possible.

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The biggest fans of Big Ten football will have one more channel on their must-have list. The Big Ten Network is the official channel dedicated to sports from the conference 24x7. The network is operated by Fox, which co-owns the network. While the conference is based in the U.S. Midwest, the Big Ten Network streams nationwide. A whopping five of the major streaming services offer the Big Ten Network.

Here's a rundown of live TV streaming options for watching Big Ten college football.

Hulu with Live TV

  • The cost: $45 a month after a one week free trial
  • Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
  • Big Ten Football on Hulu - Yes, Hulu has ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox, FS1 and CBSSN so it is providing everything needed for Big Ten football games
  • Big Ten Network on Hulu - Yes

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Sling TV - Sling Orange + Blue

  • The cost: $40 a month after your first month for $25
  • Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
  • Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Local on demand feeds on Sling Orange. Find your local channels here.
  • Big Ten Football on Sling TV: Some, because Sling TV has ESPN, Fox, FS1 and FS2 to provide many Big Ten football games, but not all of them.
  • Big Ten Network on Sling TV - No

Sling TV has a lot to offer for CordCutters but not as much for Big Ten football fans. The service has a wide variety of options, and still has one of the lowest base prices among live streaming services. But it lacks live CBSSN, ABC and the Big Ten Network. With Sling you'll get a few Big Ten games, but miss out on most of the experience.

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Fubo TV

  • The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
  • Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android and web browsers
  • Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
  • Big Ten Football on Fubo TV: Some, as Fubo TV has Fox, FS1 and CBSSN, giving fans about half the networks needed for Big Ten football games.
  • Big Ten Network on Fubo TV - Yes

Fubo TV began as a sports-focused live streaming TV service, and while it has branched out it maintains a strong sports presence. That includes CBSSN, FS1, the Big Ten Network and your local CBS & Fox for good coverage of Big Ten college football. It doesn't offer ESPN networks, but Fubo is the only streaming TV service to offer live events, including college football, in 4K.

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PlayStation Vue - Core Plan

  • The cost: $55 a month after a free trial
  • Watch PlayStation Vue on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 3 and 4, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and web browsers
  • Local channels on PlayStation Vue: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Big Ten Football on PlayStation Vue: Total coverage, including ABC, Fox, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2 and the Big Ten Network
  • Big Ten Network on PlayStation Vue: Yes

PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service that works great on nearly every streaming device available. It has a cable-like interface and experience too. The Vue Core Plan gives you everything you need to see Big Ten college football games from every team.

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AT&T TV Now - Max Plan

  • The cost: $70 a month after a free trial
  • Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
  • Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Big Ten Football on AT&T TV Now: Total coverage, including ABC, Fox, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2 and the Big Ten Network
  • Big Ten Network on AT&T TV Now - Yes

AT&T TV Now is the new name for DirecTV Now. The service includes HBO content in the base prices. Choose the Max Plan to get all the channels you need to watch tons of Big Ten football action, including the Big Ten Network.

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YouTube TV

  • The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
  • Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
  • Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
  • Big Ten Football on YouTube TV: Total coverage, including ABC, Fox, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2 and the Big Ten Network
  • Big Ten Network on YouTube TV: - Yes

YouTube TV excels by keeping things simple. Live streaming channels come in just one plan from YouTube TV. This includes all of the channels needed to watch Big Ten football action, including every local channel in every market with YouTube TV.

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Listen to Big Ten College Football on SiriusXM

While we would all love to spend gameday Saturday on the couch, life can get in the way. You can stay up to the minute on all your favorite Big Ten football action wherever life takes you with SiriusXM. The service has live play by play coverage of Big Ten football games all season long.

Sirius XM has a dedicated Big Ten Radio channel, with coverage of Big Ten games along with Big Ten talk and analysis. It is available in your vehicle, or streaming to your mobile devices on channel SXM 372. Big Ten Play-by-Play starts on channel SXM 196.

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