The Ohio State Buckeyes football team is coming off one of their best seasons in school history, which ended with a national championship by beating the Oregon Ducks. They went through three Quarterbacks during their magical season in which no one expected them to compete and win it all.

They are expected to be very good again this year as they look to defend their title. They are returning a lot of their players from a year ago in what should be another good season.

If you are an Ohio State fan and want to watch their games live online during the season, then there are several ways in which you could do it. There are a few websites that you could try in order to accomplish this.

First, you want to know when the game is and who they are playing. Then, you can find the game to watch online every Saturday during the year.

The best sites to be able to watch these games generally require you to sign up to watch, and some also require payment for a subscription. If you don’t want to pay for these services, then there are some sites of less quality to watch the games for free.

Watch Ohio State Football Online on the ESPN Networks Through Sling TV

A prime service to watch a majority of the Ohio State football games this season, without cable, is Sling TV. The service offers subscribers the option to watch cable channels via a live stream over an internet connection. The subscription covers over 20 popular channels, like TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Through the WatchESPN app via your Sling login). The addition of the WatchESPN app means you will be able to watch Ohio State games that are broadcast by ABC as well. The cost of the basic package is $20 per month and does not require any sort of contract, meaning you can cancel any time.

Beyond the initial package, which will let you watch any Ohio State football games live if they are broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, or ABC you can also add more coverage through one of Sling’s add-on packages. The Sports Extra Packages costs only $5 more per month and brings full access to ESPNU, ESPNEWS, and other sports channels.

You can currently try Sling TV for 7 days for free and watch the next Ohio State game live online without any cost. Also, there is a limited-time offer ongoing for a free Roku 2 or save huge on Apple TV if you prepay for three months of the service upfront. Both devices will let you watch Sling’s live TV directly on your television. For the three months, you’ll be able to watch Ohio State football live on your TV and both devices will have paid for itself over the three months.

Want to learn more about Sling TV? Read our full review here.

PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch Ohio State Football Online

PlayStation Vue is Sony’s live streaming service that is similar to Sling TV.

Vue has 3 different channel packages (our Vue review has all the info) with an impressive number of channels. However, Vue’s starting price of $30-$40 each month (price varies by market) is higher than Sling. Vue does have Big Ten Network, however, in one package, which is great for keeping up with conference action.

Sling TV is still the better deal than Vue in our opinion. Plus, it doesn’t restrict mobile streaming when you’re outside of your home like Vue does.

Watch Ohio State Games Airing On ABC’s Over-The-Air With an Antenna

During the season, Ohio State will have some games broadcasted on ABC’s main network. A great option for watching these games would be using an antenna to access ABC’s over-the-air broadcast. The antenna can receive channels like FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS and can be watched directly on your TV.

If you’re interested in recording games, pausing live TV, or even connecting the live stream from your antenna directly to your phone, tablet, or computer you should look into a Tablo DVR. It allows you to watch the stream from your antenna anywhere you can get an internet connection or record games to watch at a better time. Click here for my complete guide to over-the-air DVRs.

Use CBS College Sports Live to Listen to Live Ohio State Football Audio Streams

CBS College Sports Live

Throughout the college football season, CBS’s College Sports Live will be live streaming an audio broadcast of each Ohio State game. There may be some available as a video stream, but you’ll need to check CBS’s broadcast schedule on the College Sports Live website. The service recently announced a new feature, IMG’s College Football Blitz, which will broadcast ten straight hours of college football each Saturday. It features on-demand and live highlights, interviews, and cut ins to games in real time. It begins at noon on Saturdays and is a great resource to track all of the college football action each week.

The subscription starts at $9.95 per month and also has an option for $99.95 for the entire year, which saves about two months’ worth of subscription costs. 

Catch Ohio State Football Games On Over 30 Radio Stations

Ohio State football games will be broadcast each week throughout the state of Ohio and on the Ohio State IMG Radio Network. The broadcast can be listened to on the network here. Each game will feature a pre-game show starting 90 minutes before kickoff and a 60-minute post-game show discussing all the ups and downs of each game.

Complete College Football Streaming Guide

For more information about watching college football online legally, check out my complete college football streaming guide.

Big Ten Network Online Portal:

One useful site to check out is the big ten network online streaming service. Why? Because it gives you information on the team and previews every game. It also streams the games online for your viewing pleasure. This site is excellent for finding the games that are streaming live online.


Another site to check out is This site offers live streaming of games all around the Big Ten including the Ohio State Buckeyes. Most sites like this will help you find the games that you want to watch for free, but the video quality and the stream may not be better than some of the sites you would have to pay for. This site is excellent for fans of the Big Ten conference, and Ohio State Football.

WatchESPN Application:

The best place to really stream any OSU games live is through the WatchESPN APP. The picture and buffering quality of this site is amazing. There is no lagging or freezing of the game, so you don’t have to worry about missing any of the action. You do have to have a cable TV service or a subscription to Watch ESPN in order to use it, but it is definitely worth the money for the quality service it provides.


These are the best sites I have found to watch live Ohio State Buckeyes football games online. I would highly recommend checking each one out individually for yourself to see which one you like the best.

If you’re looking for high quality or less lagging and freezing, then you should look at ESPN. The free sites will have more quality issues with their stream, but you don’t have to pay anything to use them. So, in order to decide, you should look at how much you are willing to spend, if anything and that will determine the quality of the streamed game.