The days of relying on cable are over. Today, there is an increasing number of people who prefer to use the internet or some other device to watch their sports. This is particularly important to keep in mind throughout bowl season, where there are plenty of can’t-miss matchups this year.

So let’s figure out how to assure that you don’t let a second of action go unseen.

Sling TV

This streaming service from Dish Network requires no contract and gives you more than 20 live TV channels for $20 a month. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial as well. The biggest thing here is that this will get you most of ESPN’s networks where almost half of college football bowl games are broadcast, including the College Football Playoff and National Championship. Not only will you get ESPN and ESPN2, but this service will also get you access to ESPN3 by logging into the WatchESPN app with you Sling credentials. From the WatchESPN app, you’ll also be able to watch games on ABC. This service allows you to watch the college football bowl games live on your phone, tablet, computer or TV with a device that supports its use.


Nothing like kicking it old school. This concept might be lost on many millennials, but if you hook an antenna up to your TV, you can watch basic channels like CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC. There will be several college football bowl games broadcast across these channels in the coming weeks. Assuming you don’t just have an old antenna lying around your house with all its flat-screen TVs in it, they can be purchased online at any place that sells TVs such as BestBuy. Depending on the quality you are looking for, the cost of antennas can range anywhere from about $10 to about $600.

CBS All Access

This is a streaming service brought to you by the folks at CBS. All Access allows 86 markets to live stream local CBS network’s broadcast. The SEC Game of the Week has been played on CBS all season and subscribers to All Access have been able to witness it live each and every week. There are also some marquee bowl matchups played on CBS this year. CBS All Access costs $5.99 per month and also offers a free 7-day trial. 

PlayStation Vue

Sony has gotten in on the streaming game too, and has been expanding the content its service, Vue, offers. PlayStation Vue now carries FOX, CBS, NBC, FOX Sports, TNT and many other channels for $49.99 a month. That is still cheaper than a cable subscription and will allow you to see most college football bowl games this season. However, this service is only available in certain cities at the moment. San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago are in luck. If you’re a subscriber, you can watch PlayStation Vue on your PS3, PS4, iPhone, iPad and Amazon Fire streaming devices.


As mentioned before, ESPN3 is ESPN’s live online channel and will allow you to watch all of the bowl games played on ESPN’s family of networks, including ABC. In “World-Wide Leader” fashion, ESPN3 also provides replays and analysis of previously aired content on the main ESPN channels. If your internet service is a participating provide, you might have access to ESPN3 through the WatchESPN app.