Watch Big Ten Football
Big Ten home games air live on Big Ten Network or on a number of different Fox Sports channels; FOX partners with the conference and combine to have exclusive rights to air all home games. For games that can't make it onto TV, BTN+ provides live stream coverage.
For away games, ESPN-owned channels, sports networks run by CBS or NBC, or Fox Sports Regional Sports Networks can also broadcast Big Ten games; all depends on their opponent's TV deals.
Never miss a game by selecting between the best cable, satellite or cord-cutting options to watch Big Ten football live on your TV today, or stream games on your smartphone, tablet or compatible streaming box. Full and current schedules are included for home and away games, with all the necessary stream links.
Big Ten on BTN & FOX
Fox Sports partners with the Big Ten conference to bring you Big Ten Network (commonly called BTN). Fox Sports produces all BTN coverage and the channel is made for all things Big Ten sports related, but they have a clear emphasis on football and basketball games. Many of the best in-conference matchups air on BTN.
BTN is a cable channel, available with cord-cutting internet TV plans, traditional cable and satellite TV providers.
Fox Sports Channels
FOX and FS1 are responsible for airing Big Ten football home games, within the Fox Sports family of networks. FOX is a national channel but broadcasts locally, so a digital antenna can pick up the signal for free. And FS1 is a cable network included in most basic cable plans that include other sports networks, like ESPN.
While FOX and FS1 cover many Big Ten games, they aren't the only channels you'll want for max watching potential; Fox Sports owns a slew of regional networks that technically can air any Big Ten away game, if their opponent hosts and has a regional network deal with Fox.
Here's a complete list of all Fox Sports channels, with links to all cable plans that carry each channel regionally:
Fox College Sports Networks (FSNs): FCS Pacific, FCS Atlantic and FCS Central
Fox Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) by location: Arizona, Carolinas, Detroit, Florida, Indiana, Kansas City, Midwest, New Orleans, North, Ohio, Oklahoma, San Diego, South, Southeast, Southwest, Sun, Tennessee, West, Prime Ticket, Wisconsin
Keep in mind you'll need to live within these regions to watch, or get a cable plan that includes out-of-market FOX RSN's (the most expensive cable plans from satellite TV or traditional cable do this, cord-cutting options do not).
If you live in one of these TV markets, it's worth getting a cable plan that includes Fox Sports RSNs, to ensure access to the most games. Not all providers play nice with Fox (contract issues), so be sure and use provided links to see the most currently available plans.
Stream Big Ten Games
Stream Big Ten games online, on-the-go or with all the most popular streaming boxes with the Fox Sports Live website or Fox Sports app. All games airing on BTN or any of the Fox Sports channels, including FOX and FS1, live stream on both their website and app. The app is compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Roku players, XBox, Chromecast, fireTV and androidtv. *Cable login required for all streams.
BTN+ Standalone Service
BTN+ is a streaming-only companion service to BTN. This service live streams Big Ten football that can't make it onto TV and also includes next day on-demand replays, and classic games from previous seasons.
Unlike other Power Five streaming channels, BTN+ doesn't come included with Big Ten Network. But the upside is you don't need a cable plan to get it. Access does require a separate subscription, and you have many options.
You can subscribe either monthly or yearly, and choose to get access to all 14 Big Ten team's games streaming on this network, or just one school for a cheaper price.
Monthly Pass for all schools - $14.95
Yearly Pass for all schools - $119.95
Monthly Pass for single school - $9.95
Yearly Pass for single school - $79.95
BTN+ Next Day Replays
Another option is to pay $39.99/yr and get NEXT-DAY on-demand replays for televised Big Ten games. Most Big Ten football games will be available with this option, but not all if broadcasting rights conflict. This option does not include live streams, just on-demand.
Watch Games on BTN+
The BTN+ app is available to download on the Apple and Google Play app stores, and is compatible with Chromecasts, Apple TV, Roku players and Amazon firetv products. And you can stream live and on-demand games online from any modern browser on the BTN Plus website. Member login required for all streams.