Watch ACC Football Games
The ACC is a part of the Power Five and gets a lot TV coverage. The conference is packed with programs that draw high ratings and heavy national interest -- Clemson, Notre Dame, Florida State and Miami are just a few examples.
ESPN took note and created the ACC Network (ACCN) and ACC Network Extra (ACCNE) in 2019, the cable network and streaming companion that carry many ACC games.
The rest of ACC's home games air on the ESPN family of networks, while NBC, CBS and FOX air ACC games throughout the season as well, but only away games; ESPN has rights through the 2035-2036 schedule. Rights include all conference home games and non-conference away games.
ACCN & ACCN Extra
ACC Network (ACCN) is owned and operated by ESPN. This cable sports network launched in 2019 and carries many ACC football home games throughout the season, as well as non-conference away games and any other ACC games that ESPN or other sports networks don't wish to broadcast.
ACCN is widely available on internet TV plans, satellite TV (both DISH and DirecTV) and most all cable providers; use the table below to see all plans carrying ACCN.
ACCN Extra (ACCNE) is a streaming-only channel in addition to ACCN that comes included at no extra cost - if you get ACCN, you automatically get ACCNE access for free. You'll just need to login with your cable provider username and password on the WatchESPN website or ESPN app to stream ACC games on this online platform; ACCNE live streams ACC games that aren't airing on TV.
You can watch live games on WatchESPN with any desktop browser and the ESPN app streams live games on all iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Chromecast, Roku players, Samsung Smart TVs, smart TVs with androidtv, Playstation and Xbox gaming consoles, Amazon Fire devices and even the Oculus.
ACC Games on ESPN Channels & ABC
ESPN's family of networks have exclusive rights to broadcast all home games and non-conference away games for every ACC football team. The family of networks include: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPNews and ABC.
ESPN comes standard with most all basic cable subscriptions; these plans typically include ESPN2 and in some cases even ESPN3, ESPNU and and ESPNews. This is not the case for every plan, so be sure and use the table below to verify which plans carry which ESPN networks.
ABC is a local station included in most cable packages as part of your local channel lineup. If you don't have cable, you can watch ABC for free by hooking up a digital antenna to your television, you just have to live close enough to the tower to get reception.
All ESPN live streams require you to login using your cable provider credentials, no matter if you subscribe to traditional cable, satellite TV or online cable companies (like YouTube TV). The same login will give you access to every ESPN network, including ABC and ACCN and ACCNE, depending on what your cable plan includes.
ACC Games on NBC Channels
NBC broadcasts some away conference games featuring ACC programs, and NBC is the exclusive home for Notre Dame football. Look for NBC, NBCSN and sister station USA Network to air a handful of ACC games throughout the season.
NBC is a local channel you can watch for free with a digital antenna hooked up to your TV. Otherwise the network is included in all TV plans that include local channels. And NBCSN and USA Network require cable plans to watch, both come standard with most cable basic cable plans.
You can access the live stream for NBC Sports with your cable login info using the links or apps below, and see which providers carry NBC, NBCSN and USA Network.
ACC Football on CBS
Select ACC games air live on your local CBS affiliate. Pro tip - you can watch these games for free with a digital antenna, or use CBS Live Access if you have a cable plan that includes CBS; just requires username and password. Their app works with all iOS and Android devices, Roku, Fire Stick, PlayStation 4, XBOX One, Chromecast and more.
*CBS All Access members can live stream games from the CBS All Access website or use the CBS Sports app. This service comes included with any cable plan that includes CBS channels or you can purchase a monthly subscription for $5.99/month; a free trial is offered.
ACC Football on Fox Sports Networks
FOX and Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will air a few ACC games over the course of the season, but only away games, that ESPN doesn't have exclusive rights to.
FOX is a local channel you can pick up for free with a digital antenna, if you live close enough to receive the signal. Otherwise FOX is included in every cable plan that offers local channels, that is unless that provider is having contractual conflicts with FOX, which does happen, use the table to see the current providers that offer FOX and its affiliates.
And FS1 requires a cable plan to watch - use the table below to see all the plans that carry FS1.
Both FOX and FS1 live stream through the same app and website portal; just authenticate with your username and password for access. App is available on all iOS and Android phones, Apple TV, Roku, XBox, Chromecast, fireTV and androidtv.