How to Watch Michigan College Football Games on TV in 2024 with & without Cable: Full Streaming Guide

2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington
2024 CFP National Championship - Michigan v Washington / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

The defending National Champion Michigan Wolverines are looking to go back-to-back this season. But, there's a new offensive line, new running back, new head coach and new quarterback for the Wolverines.

Still, there is a boatload of talent in Ann Arbor, led by Donovan Edwards and an incredibly stout defense. Michigan will be an absolute force to be reckoned with.

Which is why you don't want to miss a game.

How to Watch Michigan CFB Games on Cable

Major Networks Broadcasting College Football

  • ESPN Networks: Overview and regional availability.
  • Fox Sports: Key games and regions.
  • CBS Sports: Coverage of SEC and other conferences.
  • NBC Sports: Primarily Notre Dame and select other games.

Conference-Specific Networks

  • Big Ten Network (BTN): Now part of Fox Sports, can be accessed via the Fox Sports app. Big Ten Plus will stream non-televised events.
  • Big 12+: Select games, part of ESPN+.
  • SEC Network: Part of ESPN App and ESPN+. Will feature select SEC football games.
  • ACC Network: Available on major streaming sites and certain cable packages. Football broadcast schedule yet to be revealed.

Radio Broadcasts

  • The flagship station of Michigan athletics is WSGW 790 AM and 100.5 FM.
  • Broadcasts can be accessed on their website and on the iHeartRadio app.

How to Stream Michigan Games Without Cable

Streaming Services

For cord-cutters, several streaming services offer access to Michigan games:

  • DirectTV Stream
  • FuboTV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV

Streaming on FuboTV

FuboTV provides access to many of the channels broadcasting Michigan games. Currently, the Wolverines are locked in to games on BTN, NBC, CBS and FOX. FuboTV carries local channels within market. 

Packages start at $79.99 per month and feature unlimited cloud DVR. 

Streaming on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV offers a broad selection of channels, including those broadcasting Michigan games. It also includes access to Hulu’s on-demand library. 

Plans start at $76.99 per month and feature unlimited cloud DVR and Hulu's streaming catalog. 

Streaming on YouTube TV

YouTube TV offers extensive sports coverage and includes channels that will broadcast Michigan games. It’s a flexible option for cord-cutters and features a multi-picture setup for fans wanting to watch multiple games. 

Plans start at $72.99.

Streaming on ESPN+

ESPN+ does carry college football games, but those games haven't been announced yet. However, it seems unlikely that Michigan games would end up on ESPN+.

ESPN+ is $10.99 as a standalone service, or you can bundle it with Disney+ and Hulu for $14.99.

Special Considerations for College Football Streaming

Blackout Restrictions

  • Blackout restrictions occur when a certain broadcast has been sold to a particular network or region by the league or rightsholder. These are used to protect the party that owns the rights to the broadcast, and to encourage users to seek out their broadcast.
  • It is rare for blackout restrictions to pop up during college football season, however, a VPN would allow someone to circumvent any restrictions by changing their IP address.

International Viewing

  • International college football fans would be well served to sign up for a VPN. With a VPN, their IP address could be changed on the fly, allowing them to sign up for any US streaming service.
  • We won't promote any particular VPN here, but there are dozens of options.

Free Trials and Promotions

  • FuboTV offers a weeklong free trial to new users. YouTube TV has an offer for new users allowing them to save $30 for their first three months. Hulu's free trial is just 72 hours.
  • To get the most bang for your buck, we'd recommend signing up for FuboTV during Week Zero, allowing you to get two week's worth of games during the free trial period.

Michigan Wolverines 2024 TV Schedule



Time (ET)


Aug. 31

vs Fresno St.



Sep. 7

vs 4 Texas



Sep. 14

vs Arkansas St.



Sep. 21

vs USC



Sep. 28

vs Minnesota



Oct. 5

@ Washington



Oct. 19

@ Illinois



Oct. 26

vs Michigan St.



Nov. 2

vs 3 Oregon



Nov. 9

@ Indiana



Nov. 23

vs Northwestern



Nov. 30

@ 2 Ohio St.



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