2024 Sugar Bowl live stream: How to watch Washington vs Texas online and start time

Michael Penix Jr. #9 of the Washington Huskies / Quinn Ewers #3 of the Texas Longhorns
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It’s almost time to watch the Sugar Bowl live stream as the Washington Huskies take on the Texas Longhorns. 

There’s plenty of drama surrounding this year’s Sugar Bowl. Washington and Texas both earned their spots by taking Pac-12 Conference and Big-12 Conference, respectively, but after Alabama beat Georgia to gain entrance into the playoffs, one team — Florida State — was left out. And plenty of people argued that one of these teams — Texas and Washington — should have been on the outside looking in.

But that hasn’t happened. And for the 90th annual Sugar Bowl, we can expect an exceptionally competitive game between two of the best teams in the country.

2024 Sugar Bowl Streaming Details

Washington vs. Texas
Date: January 1
Time: 8:45 p.m. ET
• U.S. channel —  Watch on ESPN via Sling TV or Fubo
 Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free 

On one side, we have Washington, the third-ranked team in the country and arguably the favorite going into the game. Washington cruised to a Pac-12 victory over Oregon and has one of the most formidable offenses in college football. Texas, meanwhile, was ranked seventh earlier this month but soared to the third spot, earning its place in the playoffs. There are some who say Texas shouldn’t be in this game, but the Longhorns certainly disagree.

Whatever the case, the Sugar Bowl promises to be an outstanding display. And there’s a good chance this will be far more competitive than some folks may think. Right now Texas is a -3.5 point favorite according to DraftKings

Read on to learn more about how to watch the Sugar Bowl online. 

How to watch the 2024 Sugar Bowl from anywhere

If you're traveling on New Year's Day and just can't seem to find any platform to watch the game on, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your hometown (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and there's even a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with it. 


We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

How to watch the Sugar Bowl in the U.S.

In the U.S., the Sugar Bowl will air live on ESPN. The network is readily available on cable and satellite networks, so if you have a subscription to one of them, you should be able to find it without issue.

ESPN will also stream the game from the ESPN app and the ESPN website, though on the latter, you’ll need to log in and authenticate your cable, satellite, or live TV provider.

You can also find ESPN on several streaming platforms, including Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and others.

Sling Orange, one of our favorite streaming platforms, offers 40 channels, including ESPN. And at $40 per month, it’s nicely affordable. Another favorite service of ours, Fubo, costs $75 per month and comes with 121 channels, including ESPN.

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How to watch the Sugar Bowl in Canada

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The Sugar Bowl won’t be available on cable or satellite in Canada, but since Fubo streams ESPN in Canada, you will be able to find it there.

If you're not a Fubo customer, you may want to opt for our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, which will allow you to access another streaming service to watch the games.

How to watch the Sugar Bowl in the UK

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If you’re in the U.K., the Sugar Bowl won’t be aired live, so you’ll need to opt for a VPN like ExpressVPN to access your streaming service and stream from afar.

How to watch the Sugar Bowl in Australia

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The Australia-only Kayo will stream the Sugar Bowl live.

If you don't want to sign up for Kayo, you can log on to ExpressVPN and access your streaming service of choice from Australia.

Don Reisinger is CEO and founder of D2 Tech Agency. A communications strategist, consultant, and copywriter, Don has also written for many leading technology and business publications including CNET, Fortune Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, Computerworld, Digital Trends, TechCrunch and Slashgear. He has also written for Tom's Guide for many years, contributing hundreds of articles on everything from phones to games to streaming and smart home.