Provided in this entry is every resource needed to watch any college football bowl game, either through your cable provider, on local TV or streaming online.
Watch Bowl Games on TV
Channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBSSN,FOX, FS1
ESPN and their sister stations ESPN2 and ABC broadcast a vast majority of all college football bowl games. To get ESPN and ESPN2 you will need a cable provider like Spectrum or Xfinity, a satellite provider such as DirecTV or Dish, or one of the popular cord cutting services like AT&T TV Now, Sling TV, YouTube TV or Fubo TV.
ESPN provides a list of all TV services that carry their networks.
Note - ABC is a sister station to ESPN but you don't need a cable provider to watch; simply connect a digital antenna to a compatible TV and be within range of your local signal to watch at zero cost.
CBS is a local station you can access for free if you have a digital antenna hooked up to your television and live close enough to receive the local TV signal. If not, CBS and CBSSN (a cable-only network dedicated to just sports) both come included with most every cable package on the market, whether it be traditional cable, satellite or cord-cutting options.
Just like ABC, FOX is a local station to be had for free with a digital antenna. But if you don't have one or already have cable, rest assured FOX is included in most every basic cable package that includes local channels.
FS1 is a cable-only network, a sister station of FOX, that is available from most any cable provider on the market.
Stream Bowl Games Online
Watch ESPN, Paramount+, Fox Sports
The WatchESPN app gives you access to every bowl game airing on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. All you need is to sign in with your cable credentials. You'll get live access to all bowl games, plus on-demand content, instant replays and highlight recaps as well.
The WatchESPN app works on any web browser and every major mobile and streaming device.
If you just want CBS content, consider a Paramount+ subscription. For $5.99/month you get to stream live sports from both CBS and CBS Sports Network, plus lots of on demand content from Paramount-owned channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, along with live and on demand news coverage.
The Paramount+ service is available as an app on Android and Apple devices, Google and Amazon devices, gaming consoles and several smart TV app stores.
FOX Sports is the streaming app to use for the few bowl games airing on FOX or FS1. Same rules apply; you need a cable subscription but the app is free to stream with login info. The Fox Sports app works on Apple and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku players, Xbox, Google Chromecast, fireTV and androidtv.