Last Updated on September 29, 2020
One of ESPN’s sister channels in SEC Network, and it’s a joint venture between the network and the Southeastern Conference.
Unlike Longhorn Network and ACC Network, the SEC Network is dedicated to broadcasting live and pre-recorded college sports leagues and regional championships sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference.
You can watch over twenty different athletic events on the SEC Network, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, etc. The network broadcasts three Saturday college football games every week, with its original pregame show and post-game analysis.
Since many of you are looking for a way to watch the SEC Network on Firestick, let us walk you through all the information you need from this detailed guide without any further delay.
Watch SEC Network on Firestick with ESPN
The ESPN for Fire TV app is the network’s TV Everywhere app on the Fire TV platform.
By signing in with a regular television provider, you can watch not only highlights and replays of your favorite sports events on ESPN but also the live TV feeds of ESPN, ESPN 2, and additional sister channels, including the SEC Network.
You will also find an alternate SEC Network channel (dubbed as SEC Network+) in the app, offering hundreds of extra out-of-market, digital-only events.
It occasionally goes live on the app only when some sports events overlap. The availability of the second SEC Network channel varies from one TV provider to another.
College sports events broadcasted on the SEC Network can also be streamed later on-demand via the ESPN for Fire TV app. You can watch the channel in either SD or HD (720p) quality based on your TV package.
However, the availability of the SEC Network is subject to your region.
Install ESPN to watch SEC Network on Fire Stick
In order to watch the SEC Network, Firestick users need to install the ESPN for Fire TV app on their devices first. If you are not aware of the app installation process on Firestick, please carefully follow the steps below.
- Go up to the tabs above the Fire TV home screen to highlight the magnifying glass (Search) logo on the left corner.
- Next, enter “ESPN” in the search field on the following menu. As per your preference, you can do it by either typing the word using the on-screen keyboard or using the voice search feature.
- In the same menu, go down and select the ESPN or ESPN for Fire TV keyword in the search results.
- After that, move down to the Apps & Games list and click the ESPN for Fire TV app tile.
- Once you are on the Appstore page, click Get and wait for the ESPN for Fire TV to get downloaded and installed on your Firestick.
After the ESPN for Fire TV app is successfully installed, click Open on the Appstore page to launch it. Alternatively, go to the “Your Apps & Channels” list on the Fire TV home screen the next time you want to open the app.
Click See All under the same list, go down to the bottom end of the following page, then Move the ESPN for Fire TV app to the top. After that, you can open the app straight from the home screen.
Activate ESPN to watch SEC Network
Now that you have the ESPN for Fire TV app installed on your Firestick, it’s time to activate it with your cable or satellite TV provider. Activating the app is the only way to access the SEC Network and SEC Network+ live channel streams.
- Launch the ESPN app on your Firestick.
- On the app’s main screen, navigate up and click the gear icon next to the search (magnifying glass) option.
- Select Account Information in the following settings menu, then click the Provider Account Log In You will receive a temporary activation code for your login session.
- From your computer or mobile device, visit espn.com/activate and enter the activation code, then click Continue.
- Now choose your TV provider from the list on the next page. Once selected, you will be redirected to your television provider’s login site.
- Enter your account information in the login site, sign in to your TV provider account, and allow the ESPN app to access your account information.
- Finally, click Continue in the ESPN app to confirm the activation process.
Once you activate the ESPN for Fire TV app with your cable/satellite provider details, simply go to the LIVE section of the Featured page and click the SEC Network channel to start streaming it. You can also search for it from the Search option of the app.
As long as you pay for the correct TV package with SEC Network included, you will be able to stream the live SEC Network channel and its content on-demand from the ESPN app on Firestick.
Watch SEC Network on Firestick Without Cable
With the ESPN for Fire TV app, you can watch SEC Network on Firestick. However, it is a TV Everywhere service at the end of the day. As many of you have already cut the cord, it definitely isn’t a feasible solution.
Fortunately, you can sign up for an OTT live TV subscription to watch the SEC Network channel on Firestick. There aren’t many affordable services out there offering it, but you can check out the only options below anyways.
AT&T TV NOW
The MAX monthly package from AT&T TV NOW gives you access to 60+ channels, including the SEC Network. It’s also included with more expensive packages: CHOICE, XTRA, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER.
All of the packages bundle additional perks, such as 500 hours of DVR space and up to three simultaneous streams.
None of fuboTV’s base plans have the SEC Network in their channel lineups. Whether you go for the fubo Standard or Elite plan, you will have to pay additional fees for the Sports Plus channel add-on to get access to the SEC Network channel.
The storage space for cloud DVR and the number of simultaneous streams varies by the base subscription plans.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu offers not only the SEC Network but also ACCN, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPN U, and ESPN College Extra with its Hulu + Live TV subscription. The total number of channels is over 65 on Hulu’s live TV service.
You can record 50 hours of programming with cloud DVR, as well as watch live TV on two devices at the same time with a single Hulu + Live TV subscription.
The Sports Extra add-on on Sling includes both the SEC Network and SEC Network+ channels, meaning that you can enjoy the televised and digital-only college sports games on Sling.
The add-on can be added to every monthly base plan offered by Sling, whether it’s the Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or the Sling Orange + Blue plan. With all of them, you get ten hours of DVR recording time. The number of concurrent streams varies across the base plans.
You can sign up for a YouTube TV subscription to watch SEC Network and 85+ additional sports, entertainment, and news channels. Some of SEC Network’s most recent game recaps can also be streamed on-demand.
YouTube TV provides an unlimited recording time for TV programming, and you can link up to six family accounts with a single subscription (up to three simultaneous streams only).
Whether you have a pay-TV connection or not, it’s relatively painless to stream SEC Network on Firestick. In this guide, we have talked about all the apps and services that offer the SEC Network channel, but it’s ultimately upon you to decide which service is a compelling option.
Furthermore, you can get these apps and services on other Fire TV devices, such as the Fire TV (Gen 3), Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Edition Smart TVs, and Soundbars.