College football season almost upon us and finding ways to watch college football online for free is a big challenge. Earlier, we wrote about how to watch ESPN on Kodi and a fix for the infamous script failed error for the ESPN XBMC addon. While you may use the websites listed below watch college football live for free, the quality never comes close to subscription level. Nevertheless, here is a list of six websites to watch college football online. [Read: 10 best Kodi sports addons in 2015 for your HTPC]
Update - August 2017
Here is our list of updated College Football viewing guides for the 2017 season:
Watch college football online
There are multiple ways to watch sports online but if you are trying to watch live NCAA football online in the last minutes these five websites could help you out. Note, however, that while many of these options do function, expect rampant pop ups. When using these free streaming websites, I noted a ton of pop up ads. [Read: How to stream college football on Kodi – 2017 streaming guide]
Use caution, and don’t download anything. Additionally, you’ll likely need to try several different links to find a functioning stream. Still, if you’re willing to slog through the work of closing bothersome pop ups and trying several links, these are fantastic resources for streaming live college football online. For complete protection, please use a VPN such as IPVanish (save 20% off any plan for one cycle with coupon code HTPCBEGINNER). [Read: 10 best Kodi addons to watch college football live]
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|Channel||OTA||OTT1||Apps, Websites, and Kodi Addons||Smart Device5|
|ABC2||Yes||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Sling TV||Apps (paid)
Sling TV, PS Vue, Watch ESPN, CBS Sports, and Fox Sports Go, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, fuboTV
Streaming Sites4- (VPN Protection Suggested)
|Amazon Fire TV:
Apps listed on the left
Mobdro App (free)
Kodi with Addons (free)
SPMC with Addons (free)
|NBC2||Yes||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Sling TV|
|FOX2||Yes||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now
|CBS SN||No||Hulu TV, YouTube TV, fuboTV|
|ESPN||No||Sling TV, PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now|
|ESPN 2||No||Sling TV, PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now|
|ESPN U||No||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now|
|ESPN News||No||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now|
|Fox Sports||No||Sling3 and PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, fuboTV|
|BTN||No||PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, fuboTV|
|SECN||No||Sling TV, PS Vue, Hulu TV, YouTube TV, DirecTV Now|
|1Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and fuboTV offer 7 days of free-trial. Hulu TV boasts a 1 month free trials. Sling TV packages start at $25 in select markets and PS Vue at $40.
2Live coverage only in select markets
3Available only in select markets.
4Warning! Some of the websites have notorias ads and popups that install malware. Watch where you click.
5Some of the addons or apps may be legally questionable. Use your discretion or protect yourself with a VPN.
College football live streaming websites
Watching games through these websites is equivalent to stealing cable. But for many folks who are outside the US, this can offer some relief. Many sites have shut down or moved to another domain. [Read: Complete guide to stream college football live in 2017]
However, I am adding the following section with the updated list of websites that can stream live sports. At the time of writing this guide, the following websites appear to carry live streams of channels that telecast college football games.
- WatchESPN.com (paid)
- justfirstrowsports.com (free)
- stream-hd.net (free)
- cricfree.org (free)
- ifirstrowus.eu (free)
- xrxs.net (free)
- stream2watch.cc (free)
- vipbox.bz (free)
- streamhub.hk (free)
While I do not recommend this, some of my readers have reported that they were able to use WatchESPN.com, with a friend’s subscription.
This site has been shut down several times but it keeps coming back, now as ifirstrowus.eu. It is easy enough to find what you are looking for and is one of the best ways to watch college football online.
There are multiple links to watch American football games live online, some of them may be dead. If a link is live just wait until the countdown is done and click on the close button to get rid of the overlaid ad. Aside from American football, you’ll find football (or soccer for those in the States), basketball, hockey, rugby, and tennis. [Read: What Plex Client Hardware is Right for You?]
Formerly WiZiWiG.tv, streamhub.hk succeeded the free live streaming website. It’s an awesome site that allows streaming of college football online as well as a multitude of other sports including NFL. In addition to NCAA football live streaming, streamhub boasts baseball, hockey, rugby, fighting, motorsports, football (or soccer), and basketball. The interface is very clean looking and the success rate can be quite high here.
xrxs.net also has NCAA football online streaming live. It is just one of the sites to watch college football online live and nothing special about it. Links are found as m3u8 streams, so you’ll need a compatible player such as VLC. The selection is limited, but it’s a reliable source if you find the games you want to watch on xrxs.
Again, nothing fancy here just another site to stream college football and NFL live. Plus, there’s a variety of other sports streaming online, from UFC to basketball and baseball. Moreover, you’ll find live TV streaming as well as sports content. It also has live streams of several other sports. [Read: 10 of the Best XBMC Addons in 2014]
Formerly liveball.tv, livestreams.to is the final item on this list of websites to watch college football online. Of course, like most others on this list, it also streams NFL and several other sports as well.
Branded as the home of streaming circfree presents a bevy of streaming content. You’ll find everything from basketball to football, American football, fighting, and more. Icons at the top of the site indicate specific sports for sorting streams appropriately. Ultimately, it’s a barebones but useful streaming source.
This is an awesome website to watch free college football and other sports. You’ll find a useful list of sporting event types, as well as sections of live sports and upcoming matches. Plus, there’s a search feature.
Formerly vipbox.sz, vipbox.bz is a free streaming sports site. Thie one boasts arguably the best layout with visually-pleasing icons for each sport. Aside from NCAA football, you’ll find hockey, tennis, basketball, and even motorsports. Just beware of the popups and don’t download anything.
On stream-hd.net, you’ll find an aesthetic that mimics ESPN. The red and black color combination feels like a sporty website, and there’s decent HD quality plus excellent sorting options.
Unfortunately, a few sites went offline. But in their heyday, these were go-tos for anyone wishing to watch college football online for free.
While wiziwig.tv is no more, its been replaced by the aforementioned streamhub.hk which is an awesome alternative.
Similarly, liveball.tv is no more. However, the streaming site redirects to the working livestreams.to. Therefore, it’s semi-functioning insofar as you do get to a streaming site, albeit a different one.
Although vipbox.sz is no more, it redirects to vipbox.bz which is a top free streaming sports website.
Watch college football online 2017
Finally, if you have Internet and you subscribe to cable then you can check the schedule and places to watch football online on isthegameon.com. Once again note that nothing comes close to watching sports through subscription. But if you have an emergency moment the above list of college football streaming sites are worth checking out. While these are the top choices for watching NCAA football online, there are plenty of other options. Streaming services, both free and paid, as well as Kodi addons offer excellent means to stream college football online.
Your turn: what online streaming sources do you recommend for college football?