How to Watch BYU This Season

As BYU enters the Big 12 Conference, there are some changes to be aware of in how to watch the Cougars live this season.

The biggest change is that live game broadcasts of soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, softball and baseball will no longer be on BYUtv. The majority of these matchups will now air via Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

ESPN+ is ESPN’s streaming service and is available to view in a variety of ways. (See more details below.)

Occasionally BYU will play a home game, match or meet on one of the other Big 12 media networks such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FOX, FS1 or FS2. The most up-to-date broadcast plans for all BYU’s NCAA sponsored sports can be found on the team schedule pages at of on the BYU Cougars app.

In the ESPN+ tab within the ESPN app on Apple, Android, and Amazon Fire devices, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Oculus Go, Cox Contour 2 and Cox X1. See the full list of supported devices and how to stream here.

Sign up for ESPN+, download the ESPN app (available on these supported devices) and use your new ESPN+ account credentials to log in via the settings section of the app for the best streaming experience. Set your preferences (favorite leagues, teams, and players) in the mobile app or online to get relevant content, highlights and news.

If you find yourself on a device that does not provide a specific ESPN+ app/extension, one workaround, if you have the ESPN+/Disney+/Hulu bundle, is to use the Live Events function within Hulu to stream the event.

(If you want a step-by-step walkthrough of how to sign up and navigate through the ESPN+ platform, we have created a How to Watch ESPN+ page 

You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 per month. Learn more at

With BYU’s admittance into the Big 12 Conference, our media rights now fall under the conference’s purview. The Big 12 media rights deal specifies that all second-tier media rights now go to ESPN+. Previously, these went to BYUtv. Media rights deals are negotiated at the conference level and provides substantial funding to BYU Athletics. While we understand that some are saddened to not be able to have the same level of access to game broadcasts as they have in the past, it is a reality that we face, now being in an Autonomy 5 conference, that provides BYU Athletics with a myriad of important benefits.