Want to watch college football and more SEC sports on your Roku? I’ve got you covered. The SEC Network recently removed its channel from Roku, but there are still ways to stream SEC games and content.
In this handy guide, I’ll explain:
- What happened with the SEC Network channel
- The best way to access the SEC Network on Roku
- Alternative streaming options
Let’s get started!
What Happened to the SEC Network Channel?
The SEC Network is owned by ESPN and launched in 2014. It covers Southeastern Conference sports like football, baseball, soccer, and more.
Unfortunately, Roku and ESPN couldn’t reach a carriage agreement, so the SEC Network channel disappeared from the Roku Channel Store earlier this year. No more searching and adding – it’s just gone.
But don’t worry…you’ve still got options!
Download the ESPN App to Watch SEC Games
The simplest way to stream SEC games and shows is by downloading the ESPN app. Since the SEC Network is operated by ESPN, you’ll get access right there.
Here are the quick steps:
- Use the Roku remote to select Streaming Channels from your home screen
- Choose Search Channels
- Search for “ESPN”
- Select the ESPN app and choose Add Channel
- Open the app and select Sign In
- Visit espn.com/activate on another device to generate an activation code
- Enter the code on your TV to link your ESPN account
And that’s it! You can now watch live SEC sports and replays right from the ESPN app.
Other Ways to Access the SEC Network
Don’t want to use the ESPN app? Here are a few other solid options for streaming the SEC Network on your Roku:
- Sling TV – SEC Network is on Sling Orange & Blue for $50/month
- DirecTV Stream – Access SEC Network with Choice ($90/month) or higher plans
- Hulu + Live TV – Get SEC Network and 50+ channels for $65/month
Each service offers a free trial, so test them out to see which you like best.
Let the Games Begin!
While losing the SEC Network channel is a bummer, Roku users can still easily stream football, basketball, and more through the ESPN app or services like Sling TV.
- Download ESPN and sign in to watch SEC Network
- Consider alternative streaming options like DirecTV, Hulu, and Sling
- Enjoy the games!
Hope this guide gave you what you need to keep watching your favorite SEC teams. Let me know if you have any other questions!