How to Watch Big Ten Network Online Without Cable: Follow the Future

By Gabriela Vatu / March 22, 2019

Major league sports are always fun to watch, but so are collegiate sports, which is why Big Ten Network has become so popular over the past few years. Thankfully, you can easily watch Big Ten Network without cable, as the channel is present in plenty of over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

Big Ten Network, or BTN, launched some 11 years ago, but it's only been picked up by most major television providers for a few years. Nowadays, Big Ten Network is also available on five Live TV Streaming Platforms so you can take the games anywhere you want.

1. fuboTV

Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

First on our list is fuboTV which offers four bundles to start with. Since this platform is particularly great for sports lovers, it makes sense that BTN would show up on the list. The channel is present on fubo costs $44.99 per month and fubo Extra priced $49.99 per month. Check out our fuboTV review to get an idea about what this platform is about.

2. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

Next up we have YouTube TV, a platform that only comes with a single bundle of channels. For $40 per month, you can get BTN and loads of other channels, and you can even add some premium networks to the mix. YouTube TV, however, is not available in all corners of the United States, as you need to live in certain metro areas to be able to access it. Check out our YourTube TV review and find out if you live in one of these areas, and loads more details.

3. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Hulu is a name more commonly associated with video-on-demand, but for a while now it's also provided users with the option of watching dozens of live TV channels for $44.99 per month. There's only one bundle of channels, so you won't have too much trouble deciding which one to pick. Read our Hulu review to find out all the pros and cons of this platform, with one of the pros being that you can watch Big Ten Network without cable.

4. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

Next up is DirecTV Now, a platform that offers two-channel bundles - Plus($50/Mo) and Max($70/Mo) the Big Ten Network is present on only one bundle. So you can select Max to watch the BTN on DirecTV Now. We have a DirecTV Now review ready if you want all the details on this platform.

5. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Finally, we have PlayStation Vue on the list, a platform that offers four bundles for users to pick from. Big Ten Network isn't present on all of them. In fact, it only appears in three of them, starting with the Core bundle which costs $49.99 per month and going up to Ultra which goes for $79.99 per month. Read our PlayStation Vue review to get all the info.

If you love keeping up with Big Ten Network and all the games it features, then you're surely going to enjoy one of these platforms.

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