How to Stream the Rose Bowl (2021)

Don't miss a moment of the game

You can watch the entire 2021 Rose Bowl game for free if you have an antenna or a cable subscription. Cord-cutters can watch the Rose Bowl live stream from a computer, tablet, smartphone, or television with a compatible streaming device and any service that offers ESPN.

Event Details

Date: January 1

Time: 1 p.m. PT

Location: Pasadena, CA

Teams: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

Channel: ESPN

Stream it on: ESPN.com or the ESPN app, AT&T TV Now, Disney+, ESPN+, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV.

The Rose Bowl Parade, which precedes the football game, will not take place in 2021.

How to Stream the Rose Bowl With ESPN

ESPN owns the rights to air the Rose Bowl, but cord-cutters have many options to stream the game online.

ESPN.COM

If you're on your computer or laptop, you can stream the Rose Bowl on ESPN.com. This option requires a cable or satellite subscription, which you'll need to confirm before watching.

To stream the game on ESPN.com, open a browser and go to the site. Select TK. Verify your satellite or cable subscription if prompted.

ESPN APP

If you have a cable or satellite subscription, you can also stream the Rose Bowl to your phone or tablet with the ESPN app, which is available for Android and iOS.

Once you download the ESPN app, you'll need to provide your cable or satellite credentials to gain access to the live stream.

Other Ways to Live Stream the Rose Bowl

You can also live-stream the Rose Bowl through some popular streaming services, most of which have a free trial.

AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV Now, previously known as DirecTV Now, offers ESPN and ESPN2 in some of its packages.

DISNEY PLUS

Disney+ offers a bundle that includes ESPN and Hulu in addition to its library of content.

ESPN PLUS

ESPN Plus, as its name states, is all about ESPN. It can be bundled with Disney Plus and Hulu or purchased as a standalone subscription.

FUBOTV

FuboTV includes ESPN in its lineup and offers a 7-day free trial.

HULU+ LIVE TV

Hulu + Live TV offers cable channels including ESPN and it has a 30-day free trial.

SLING TV

Sling TV's Orange Plan offers ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 and has a free 3-day trial.

YOUTUBE TV

YouTube TV includes ESPN in its lineup and has a free trial.

Live streaming television from ESPN might only be available from these providers in participating markets. Make sure to check availability in your area well in advance of the game.

If the Official Live Stream Isn't Available

If you live in an area where ESPN isn't available through ESPN.com or any of the available streaming services, then there's no official way to stream the Rose Bowl.

There are unofficial streams, though they are less reliable and usually lower in quality. Sources like Ace Stream allow you to stream events like the Rose Bowl straight from other viewers, and other sites provide similar streams that you can watch without downloading anything. To use this method, search the web for Rose Bowl Stream content IDs, or unofficial Rose Bowl live streams on the day of the game.

Stick to trusted sources for your Ace Stream content IDs and unofficial live streams when possible. Before visiting unfamiliar sites in your search for this type of content, install a good ad blocker and antivirus program. Look out for malicious pop-up ads, and never provide your email address or credit card number. Use these sorts of services at your own risk.

Use a VPN to Watch the Rose Bowl Online

If you live outside of the U.S., you might not be able to stream the Rose Bowl due to region locks. A virtual private network (VPN) can help you get around these restrictions.

Don't have a VPN yet? Check out our list of the best VPNs to find a great one.

Not all VPNs can get around region locks. And streaming services can subvert the ones that do by requiring a billing address that matches your location.