With loads of video content available online, cable TV slowly is becoming as archaic as antennas.
But what happens when a sporting event, like this weekend’s UT vs. Auburn game, is only available on the SEC Network?
Sure, you could visit a local bar. But if you’d rather watch from the comfort of your own living room or on a mobile device, cord cutters still have plenty of options — each with a free trial.
Hulu is known for its on-demand services but now has a live TV option. Among the channels offered are the SEC Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS — the usual homes of Tennessee football games.
While streaming live TV may sound like cable, a November 2017 USA Today story stated that cable companies report an average customer bill of $85 per month. Hulu with Live TV costs just $39.99 per month.
Hulu with live TV has a long list of supported devices, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, gaming devices and streaming players.
Sling TV is similar to Hulu’s live option and starts out substantially cheaper.
Sling has an orange and blue package, which both offer a variety of channels and are $25 each. Signing up for both costs $40.
In order to view the SEC Network, though, you will have to sign up for at least the orange package and add the “Sports Extra” package. This add-on is $5.
Sling’s available devices are similar to Hulu’s list.
DirecTV Now offers four streaming bundles. Basically, the more you pay, the more channels you get.
SEC Network is included in the second-cheapest streaming package, “Just Right.” This package costs $55 per month and has more than 80 channels.
The package also includes the Big 10 Network, four more ESPN channels, Fox Sports, MLB Network, NFL Network and the Tennis Channel.
A list of DirecTV Now’s supported devices can be found on its website.
Similar to DirecTV Now, Play Station Vue offers the SEC Network on its second-cheapest bundle, “Core.”
This has fewer channels than DirecTV’s similar bundle and costs $49.99 per month. However, Vue’s “Core” bundle has more channels for sports.
While it doesn’t include the Tennis Channel, the bundle includes all of DirecTV Now’s sports channels plus NBC Sports networks, CBS Sports, NBA TV, ESPN College Extra and the Olympic Channel.
While this service is associated with the PlayStation console, it is available on various other devices.
Unlike most of the previous options, YouTube TV has just one set price — $40. While the service is not available everywhere, Knoxville is among the available markets.
SEC Network can be streamed in Knoxville through this service in addition to the Big 10 Network, CBS Sports, four ESPN and Fox Sports channels, NBC Sports Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, NBC Golf, the Olympic Channel and the Tennis Channel.
Up to three simultaneous streams are allowed on supported devices.