Tallahassee, the capitol city of Florida, is home to the FSU Seminoles, arguably the best team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their coach, Jimbo Fischer, had big shoes to fill replacing the legendary Bobby Bowden, but he proved his merit when he led the FSU Seminoles to victory in the 2013 National Championship.
Many of his players have been drafted in the NFL, including 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Their games against the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes are considered among the greatest rivalries in college football. And yet despite such stiff competition on their schedule, the FSU Seminoles are ranked in the top ten for bowl wins and overall win percentage. If you can’t buy a ticket to watch them play in Doak Campbell Stadium, the largest stadium in the ACC, then watching them play on your screen is the next best thing.
Thankfully, you don’t need cable or satellite television to watch them play. Thanks to the Internet, there are a number of ways to watch live football online, whether for free or at a substantially cheaper rate than paying for cable or satellite television service.
Watch Florida State Football Online with Sling TV
The best way to watch all of the ESPN networks is with Sling TV, a product of Dish Network that allows online streaming of popular cable networks. Not only will you have access to ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 on the the WatchESPN App (with your Sling TV login) you can also watch popular cable shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead. If that isn’t reason enough, we don’t know what is.
With Sling TV you can watch Florida State football online as it airs live on ESPN – streaming right through your computer or with a connected device like a Roku. You can also access it with your iOS or Android smart devices. This makes watching Florida State football live streams easy without a cable contract.
Sling TV is only $20 a month for the Orange package and you can even try it free for 7 days (free trial here), which is a great way to catch some football action before you decide if it is right for you. For only $5 more you can also add the Sports Extra Package that gives you ESPNews and ESPNU to keep up with the latest information and the rest of college football across the country.
Need a streaming player? Get a Roku 2 free or a big discount on Apple TV. All you need to do is sign up for 3 months of Sling’s service.
Want to hear more about Sling TV? You can read it all here in our Sling TV review.
PlayStation Vue Lets You Watch FSU Football Online
With PlayStation Vue, a live streaming service from Sony, you get a number of popular pay TV channels with no contract. This will let you watch Florida State football online this season.
It’s worth pointing out, though, that Vue (review) will cost you more than Sling TV. Their basic package runs between $30-$40 a month depending on which city you live in. And if you like to watch football on the go, know that Vue blocks most mobile streaming outside of your home.
Watch FSU Football Over-the-Air
Of course, some games will be broadcast on the big network TV stations. In that case, you can still watch TV the old fashioned way, in a new fashioned format. Antennas have come a long way over the last few years and now they are small, unobtrusive, and very powerful. Need an antenna? Check out our guide to choosing the right TV antenna.
You can also pair the antenna with a new over-the-air digital DVR, such as the Tablo. Record games when you’re away or use it to get a Florida State football live stream of the games to your smart devices when you’re away from home.
You can also learn more about over-the-air (OTA) DVR options for cord cutters here.
Listen to All the Games on TuneIn Radio Live Streaming
If you’re happy just listening to the game on the radio, you don’t even have to be local to the Tallahassee area. TuneIn Radio, an online streaming audio service, offers college sports for free including FSU Football live streaming. Just download the app to your phone or tablet and you’re ready to go.
You can also opt for a premium subscription at only $7.99 a month which will give you professional sports, like the NFL, as well. There’s a free trial for that as well.
Phew! That is a lot of information for fans of FSU Football. To learn more about watching college football online check out our complete guide.
There are a number of sites on the Internet that will allow you to watch the FSU Seminoles for free. The most common site is WatchESPN.com.
Another popular free site that allows you to watch the FSU Seminoles for free is www.stream2watch.com.
Another good website to stream college football for free is liveball.tv. It is as simple as visiting the website and clicking on the FSU Seminoles stream. But if all you care about is watching the FSU Seminoles, then your best bet is to go straight to the ACC Network website or www.seminoles.com.
However, be careful because some free websites can infect your computer with a virus, especially if the site asks you to download software. But don’t worry, as long as you stick to the ones mentioned above, you’ll be safe.
Usually paying to watch college football online is better because you can rest easy knowing that your stream won’t pause to buffer every five minutes or that you won’t lose your signal altogether.
I would suggest paying for a service or device especially when you have guests over to watch an important game, like the FSU Seminoles versus the Miami Hurricanes. It is a safe and relatively cheap safeguard to not ruin your party. For $9.95 a month, you can use www.collegesportslive.com to watch the FSU Seminoles, all on multiple devices.
5. Mohu Leaf
If you’re willing to drop forty bucks, the Mohu Leaf picks up uncompressed HD signals over the air, so you can watch the FSU Seminoles play on networks such as Fox, NBC, and CBS in full digital HD, all for free.
6.Roku, Amazon TV, Google Chromecast
Some more popular devices you can buy to watch the FSU Seminoles are the Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and the Google Chromecast. From there you can download the WatchESPN app and watch the FSU Seminoles.
These devices and services are giving the cable and satellite industries a run for their money because not only are they much cheaper, but they also cater straight to sports fans who just want to watch their favorite teams play and not have to pay for the extra channels. Next time football season comes around, be sure to use any of these methods so you don’t miss a moment of FSU Seminoles football!