Clemson had a pretty easy time in its first game as defending national champions. But the top-ranked Tigers will face a tougher test today (Sept. 7) when they host the Texas A&M Aggies, who are ranked 12th by the Associated Press.
College football fans won't want to miss a moment of this early season showdown. And thanks to the various streaming options available, you can watch the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game from just about anywhere, even if you're nowhere near a TV screen. Here's how to watch today's big game.
When can I watch the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game?
Clemson vs. Texas A&M kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, Sept. 7. ABC is carrying the game, so if you live in the U.S., all you need is an HDTV antenna to pick up the free broadcast. BTSport ESPN is airing the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game in the U.K.
How can I use a VPN to watch the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game?
If you're far from home on Saturday — as in out of the country — a virtual private network, or VPN, can make it seem as if you're surfing the web from your home country. That way, you can still access the same streaming services you would when you're at home.
We've tested plenty of services to find the best overall VPN, and our pick is ExpressVPN. It offers the best mix of performance and customer support, and you really enjoy some savings if you sign up for extended service. Here's how it compares to your top VPN options for the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game.
ExpressVPN: In our testing, ExpressVPN delivered superior performance and responsive customer service. It can access more than 3,000 servers spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries, and it's also very easy to use.
One month of service at ExpressVPN costs $12.95, but you can lower that to $6.67 a month if you opt for a year of service; ExpressVPN will throw in three additional months for free. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.
TunnelBear: If you want a VPN just for a one-off event like watching Clemson vs. Texas A&M, consider TunnelBear. Not only is it easy to use, but it only costs $9.99 a month. Be aware that it's not the best performing VPN we've tested, though.
How can I watch the Clemson vs. Texas A&M live stream?
Because the game is on ABC, you'll be able to find the Clemson vs. Texas A&M live stream on ESPN's website. (The two channels are owned by Disney, and ESPN actually provides all of ABC's sports programming.) If you're on the go, ESPN's mobile app (Android, iOS) has the Clemson vs. Texas A&M live stream, too.
But that option is only available to people who subscribe to a cable or satellite TV provider. ESPN requires you to sign in with your cable TV login info to stream games on its website or mobile app, even if they're on ABC. So cord cutters will have to turn elsewhere.
How can I live stream Clemson vs. Texas A&M without cable?
Even if you've given up cable, you can still watch Clemson vs. Texas A&M, though you'll need to sign up for a subscription streaming service — ideally one that includes ABC. That's easier said than done, as not every local channel is included in every streaming service. But so long as the service you pick offers ESPN, you should be all right, as that should give you the login credentials you need to stream the game through ESPN's website or mobile app.
Here's a look at your best bets for services that will carry the Clemson vs. Texas A&M live stream.
AT&T Now: The service formerly known as DirecTV starts at $50 a month for a package that includes ABC and ESPN.
Hulu + Live TV: Hulu's $45 monthly package includes ABC and ESPN in its live streaming service, which also offers a cloud DVR feature for recording games to watch later.
PlayStation Vue: The streaming service's entry-level Access package starts at $50 a month, and includes ABC. But a current deal lets you enjoy the Core package while saving $10 a month off the normal $55 price for your first two months of service.
Sling TV: Sling TV doesn't offer ABC in most markets as part of its streaming packages. But its Orange package, normally $25 a month, includes ESPN, which means you can access ESPN's streaming options to watch the Clemson vs. Texas A&M game. A current promotion cuts the price to $15 a month for your first month.
YouTube TV: You'll find ABC among the 70-plus channels YouTube TV includes for $50 a month. There's also a cloud DVR feature for recording games to watch later.