How to Get Big Ten Network on Roku and Stay Immersed in Live Sporting Events?

Watching live sports is always more fun on the big screen. If you want to stream Big Ten conference games and events on your TV using a Roku device, this guide will show you the easiest ways to access the Big Ten Network (BTN) app.


The Big Ten Network provides in-depth coverage of basketball, football, volleyball, wrestling, and other sports within the Big Ten Conference. With a BTN subscription on Roku, you can:

  • Watch live Big Ten games and championship events
  • Access original BTN programming like game analysis shows
  • Stream on-demand replays and highlights

Compatible Roku Streaming Services

BTN is available through several major streaming platforms that work on Roku. Here are some of the most popular options:

These all provide different channel packages, so review each to find one that fits your sports interests. Many offer free trial periods.

Steps to Activate BTN on Your Roku

Activating the BTN channel is quick and easy:

  1. Choose a compatible streaming provider – Compare the options above and select one based on factors like pricing, sports channel offerings, DVR capacity, number of simultaneous streams allowed, etc. Sign up for the service.
  2. Download streaming app – On your Roku home screen, search for and select your provider’s app. For example, the YouTube TV or Hulu app. Download and open it.
  3. Enter account credentials – Follow the activation steps shown in the streaming app. This usually involves signing in with the username and password you set up when registering for the streaming provider.
  4. Find BTN – Use the Roku app’s Channels menu or Search feature locate the Big Ten Network. Select the BTN icon to open the channel.
  5. Start watching! – Tune into live games, replays, analysis shows and more. Check the schedule ahead of time in the app so you don’t miss key matchups.

And that’s it! With just a few quick steps, you can access every Big Ten game shown on BTN through your Roku device and streaming subscription.

Pro Tip: Enable notifications within the streaming app to get alerts about exciting live games and other can’t-miss sports programming on BTN.

Additional Ways to Stream BTN

Aside from the major streaming platforms above that all support Roku activation, Big Ten Network is also available through:

  • Spectrum
  • Verizon FiOS
  • DISH
  • Cox Communications
  • AT&T U-verse
  • RCN
  • WOW!
  • Altice USA
  • Xfinity
  • Mediacom

If you have a subscription package through one of these satellite/cable providers, you may also be able to login and access BTN on supported devices like Roku using your TV provider credentials. Check the specific Roku app details for login options.

With multiple streaming services and apps on Roku now providing access to Big Ten Network, it’s easier than ever to catch all the exciting college sports action on your terms. Follow the simple activation process outlined above to start streaming BTN on whatever big-screen TV your Roku player is connected to. Never miss those crucial momentum-shifting plays again!