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How to watch college football conference title games

You don't need cable to watch the National Championship Game.

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Matt Elliott Senior Editor
Matt Elliott is a senior editor at CNET with a focus on laptops and streaming services. Matt has more than 20 years of experience testing and reviewing laptops. He has worked for CNET in New York and San Francisco and now lives in New Hampshire. When he's not writing about laptops, Matt likes to play and watch sports. He loves to play tennis and hates the number of streaming services he has to subscribe to in order to watch the various sports he wants to watch.
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See at AT&T TV Now
AT&T TV Now
Carries ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN
See at FuboTV
FuboTV
Carries ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN
See at YouTube TV
YouTube TV
Carries ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN
See at Hulu
Hulu with Live TV
Carries ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN
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Sling TV
Carries Fox and ESPN

You can stream the conference title games, no cable required, on any live-TV streaming service that carries ABC, CBS and Fox, but channel lineups vary by service. Sling TV doesn't offer ABC or CBS, and not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the local networks in your area. 

You can also use CBS All Access to livestream the SEC title game. CBS's streaming service costs $6 a month with commercial breaks or $10 for no commercials. For the Big 12 and ACC title games, you can livestream on ABC.com or the ABC app, and for the Pac 12 and Big Ten title games, you can livestream on Fox Sports Go or the Fox Sports Go app, but in both cases you will need to authorize via a pay TV subscription, which includes a live-TV streaming service.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can get football games for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

Selection show streaming

After the games finish on Saturday, the 14-member selection committee will begin debating who gets in and who gets left out. The committee's decision will be revealed Sunday afternoon. The selection show starts at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN, and each of the five live-TV streaming services carries the channel. You can also livestream on WatchESPN or the WatchESPN app if you have a pay TV subscription.

AT&T Now's $55-a-month Plus package includes ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our AT&T TV Now review.

FuboTV's Standard plan costs $60 a month and includes ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Click here to see which local channels you get.

Read our FuboTV review.

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.

Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and includes ABC, CBS, Fox and ESPN. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

Neither of Sling TV's plans offers ABC or CBS. Its $30-a-month Blue plan includes Fox, and its $30-a-month Orange plan includes ESPN. The $45-a-month Orange and Blue plan includes both. Enter your address here to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our Sling TV review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.