College Students Stream Live Sports at a Discount

Luckily, college students can score a discount to watch your favorite team play live or on-demand.

It’s hard enough to scrape up tuition payments, so paying full price for streaming services is out of the question. Luckily, you can score a discount to watch your favorite team play live or on-demand. Grab a quick homework break and take advantage of these sports freebies while you’re at college.

CBS All Access

Support your school by watching NCAA football and basketball! Football fans can enjoy SEC on CBS, and hoops fans get NCAA Basketball Tournament on CBS. Keep up with your hometown teams with 24/7 scores and highlights on CBS Sports HQ. Watch a live feed of most local CBS affiliates for NFL games. Due to licensing restrictions, NFL games are not available on CBS All Access on mobile phones.

Students currently enrolled in a college or university get a 25% discount on a CBS All Access subscription. The discount only applies to the ad-supported version – normally $5.99/month – so your subscription will set you back $3.99/month. The app makes it easy to watch your favorite team sports, whether live or on-demand, on any device no matter where you are.

CBS also produces high-quality scripted content like the fan favorites CSI, Hawaii Five-0, and NCIS. Star Trek fans get exclusive access to original series Star Trek: Discovery and can watch Patrick Stewart return to the bridge in Star Trek: Picard. Students get complete access to a streaming library of classic and current CBS shows, including daytime shows, late night, news, and original programming. It also makes it easy to access live TV streams of your CBS local affiliate, CBS News, CBS Sports HQ for sports coverage, and ET Live for entertainment.

All you need to get the discount and cheer on your favorite team is a .edu account.


You can’t lose with a free subscription to MLB.TV and MLB At Bat Premium. All it takes is a valid student ID and enough time to sign up. Watch your hometown team and your favorite announcers and it will be like you never left for college.

Catch all the baseball action you can handle with a free subscription to MLB.TV for the rest of the regular season. The promo also includes a free subscription to the MLB At Bat Premium app which lets you watch multiple games at once, listen to all games live, and choose from home or away broadcasts. After authenticating your status as a college student during signup, you can watch your favorite team play the regular season and vie for a position in the postseason.

Don’t miss a single pitch of regular season play (subject to blackouts) with enhanced gameday features. Create your own instant replay with DVR controls like pause and rewind. Track the location, type, and speed of every pitch as it crosses the plate. Catch all the action by watching the video broadcasts of up to four games at once at 60 fps with multi-view. You can even choose from Home or Away announcers.

In class? No problem. Listen to every regular season game live; audio is not subject to blackout. Choose home, away, or Spanish language broadcast to hear your favorite announcers on supported iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, and Amazon devices. Or watch the archived game without spoilers as if it were live 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

Gatorade sponsors the MLB.TV Back to School promo that lets qualifying students watch baseball games live or on-demand on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, and more. The free subscription (regularly $26.99 per year) doesn’t renew automatically. The subscription lasts until Feb. 28, 2020 so it only includes regular season play.

All live games streamed within any MLB.TV product and available through At Bat and any other location or device where MLB.TV is sold or available are subject to local or national blackouts. If a game is blacked out in an area, it is not available for live game viewing through MLB.TV. If you are an MLB.TV subscriber within an area subject to blackout, the applicable game will be available as an archived game approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.

To access the free MLB.TV student subscription, you will need to upload valid student credentials to verify you are a college student. Follow the prompts below to upload a copy of your student ID or submit your name, school, year of graduation, and last four digits of your SSN.

  1. Go to the student discount page
  2. Register with a free account
  3. Authenticate your student credentials with

Show some team spirit

College is expensive. You deserve a break sometimes and these streaming services give you one in the form of great discounts. Use your student credentials from a college or university to sign up for accounts and download the app to watch your team on the go. You can sneak a peek during class at a game in progress or catch up on the game you missed while paying attention. Either way, relax a little as you cheer on your favorite sports team.

Megan Southard


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Megan Southard is a writer, mom, technology enthusiast, and movie junkie. She dreads the day her kids have to explain gadgets to her and is old enough to say, "I was the remote for our TV growing up.

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