It is possible to watch Illinois Fighting Illini basketball and football games online or on TV without an expensive Cable TV package. Usually these games are on BTN, but that may change depending on schedule, type of game or national interest.
If the basketball or football game is on either CBS, NBC, FOX or ABC, you can likely watch it with a inexpensive device called a digital TV antenna. A TV antenna allows you to watch your local broadcast channels for free once you've bought the antenna. This however requires your home to be within range of the local station that is carrying the game.
Illinois Fighting Illini also stream all of their games on BTN, which has historically been only available only on cable TV subscriptions. However, lately these sports networks are becoming more commonly a part of common streaming services. The only catch is that when they are available, they usually cost an additional fee on top of the default package price. We've put together this handy chart to show you which streaming services offer BTN.
|Sling||fuboTV||YouTube TV||Hulu Live||AT&T TV Now|
|Free Trial$25 / month||Free Trial$55 / month||Free Trial$49 / month||Free Trial$45 / month||Free Trial$50 / month|
channel is available
If you want to watch your local teams online via streaming apps or streaming services such as Hulu Live, Youtube TV or AT&T Now, you may need the help of a VPN service to "mask" your location so that you don't get blacked out. VPNs are safe to use and our favorite service is NordVPN.