Wolverines Football Broadcasts
100,000 strong often pack into Michigan Stadium to watch the Wolverines do what they do best - play historically better than just about any program in NCAA history. They've been playing since 1879 and are one of the most popular and storied programs in the country, earning them the national stage as often as networks are able.
Watch Wolverines games live on TV on Big Ten Network, FOX or FS1, or stream games online using Fox Sports or BTN+ websites and apps. That covers Michigan home games, as Fox Sports and the Big Ten own media rights. Away games can also air (or stream) on networks owned by NBC, CBS, ESPN or other regional Fox Sports channels, depending on their opponent's network arrangements.
All the best cable providers and plans carrying every Michigan game are provided throughout this guide for you to compare and contrast. As well as streaming platforms and all the necessary watch links, whether you're tuning into a home or away game.
And be sure to tune in for some of the most heated rivalries college sports has to offer - Michigan has arguably more than any team and they all get televised, chief among them 'The Game' that caps their regular season off every year against Ohio State. Typically a FOX affair.
Fox & Big Ten Network
FOX, FS1 and Big Ten Network (BTN) air as many Wolverines home games as they can fit onto their sports schedule a season, as Michigan is a heavy ratings draw. It's not uncommon for every single Wolverines home game to make it onto national TV between these three networks.
The Ohio State game at the end of the season typically makes national billing on FOX, while FS1, FOX and BTN (jointly owned by Fox Sports) split up the rest of the home game broadcasting duties.
FOX is a national channel but available locally, over-the-air. Take advantage of the free signal with a digital antenna and you can watch at no cost. Otherwise any cable plan with local channels carries FOX.
FS1 is a national channel that requires a cable plan to get. Chose between internet TV plans, satellite TV providers or traditional in-home cable companies. FS1 is readily available with most all cable providers.
BTN is similar to FS1 in availability and access; a cable channel that's dedicated to all things Big Ten sports related that loves to air Michigan games when it's their turn, in rotation with FOX and FS1.
Livestream any Michigan game airing on FOX, FS1 or BTN on the Fox Sports Live website or Fox Sports app. Authentication required. App works with any Apple or Android phone that has access to their app stores, Apple TVs, Roku players, Chromecasts, Amazon FireTV products, XBOX consoles and smart TVs with androidtv.
Michigan Games on BTN+
BTN+ is a standalone streaming service meant to compliment Big Ten Network. BTN+ streams non-televised Michigan games online (along with games from all the other Big Ten schools, reportedly 40+ Big Ten games per season).
If a Wolverines game doesn't air on TV and their opponent doesn't have a broadcast deal that otherwise restricts, that game will live stream on BTN+, and be made available to watch on-demand the next day.
Subscription is required for this service, but you can select between monthly or annual packages. Good news is you don't need a cable plan to get BTN+, and they offer discounted plans for just following a single school.
BTN+ also offers a single sport, completely on-demand option - watch most all Big Ten games, televised or not, for $39.99/season. Includes next-day access to every Wolverines game that isn't contractually blocked by another network.
Unlike BTN, Fox doesn't bundle this stream into their Fox Sports site and app. Instead BTN+ is solely produced by the Big Ten conference and they offer a standalone stream online at BTN Plus, or on their BTN+ app, which is compatible with iOS, Google Play, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and firetv. Login required.