Hawkeyes fans have no doubts that going to Kinnick Stadium is the best way to catch a game. However, what about those occasions when you can’t make it along to the team’s home venue in Iowa City?
There are sure to be situations in which you need to look for ways to watch an Iowa game on TV. The upcoming Music Bowl is the perfect opportunity for us to look at the best ways of watching this game and any other Hawkeyes games that you can’t get to in person.
Details of the Music City Bowl 2022
The football team that represents the University of Iowa finished the season strongly, with four wins in their last five games of the regular season. This means that they’ll end the season by taking on the Kentucky Wildcats in only the second meeting in history between these two programs. This will be the Hawkeyes’ first Music City Bowl and it’s going to be the sixth time that the Wildcats play in it.
The setting is the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 31, 2022. With an 11.00 am start at CST time, we can expect to see the stadium filled to its capacity of over 69,000. In fact, the 2022 season marked the first time in over a decade that Iowa sold out its full home schedule, so demand is sure to be huge for this game.
Anyone who holds an Iowa season ticket can apply for a ticket to this game from the Iowa Athletics Ticket Office, while they’ll also be sold directly to the public through recognized vendors. The good news is that everyone else can still catch the Music City Bowl by looking at the following ways and choosing their favorite.
Where Can You Watch this Game on TV?
The 2022 Music City Bowl will be broadcast live on the ABC channel. This means that you can watch it if you have any sort of package that includes this channel.
For example, if you have a cable service then you probably already have ABC on it, and if not you should ask the operator how to add it to your current package. ABC also has its own streaming app, but you need a cable subscription to unlock most of the content in it.
If you don’t have cable, take a look at the different streaming services to see which one might suit you. The following are some of the most popular that might be worth considering if you want to watch college football on streaming services.
Hulu with Live TV
With this service, you can get access to a variety of sports, as well as many different movies and TV series. Check out their list of games in their library to re-live some of the most exciting Iowa games from the past.
The cost is $69.99 per month for the Hulu+ level of service that will give you access to lots of other sporting action apart from the Music Bowl 2022. They cover a lot of big TV shows too, and if you want to watch the NFL then add this element into your package when setting it up.
Fubo TV or Fubo TV Elite
This is another option worth investigating to get hold of the big football games. The first seven days are a free trial and it carries plenty of games from college football as well as the likes of basketball and soccer.
Expect to pay $69.99 per month if you opt for the cheapest level of service, and you can record the action using a large amount of cloud DVR space that every user gets given to them.
There are more than 100 channels to choose from here, with Big Ten games well covered. The normal monthly cost is $64.99, while you can get the first three months for just $54.99 right now.
As is the case with most of the best streaming services, you can watch on a wide variety of devices and using several accounts, so different members of the family enjoy different shows at the same time.
Another service that prides itself on the college and pro sports it offers, Vidgo has a selection of different packages with the English option starting at $59.95 and ABC is covered here.
You’ll get 20 hours of DVR space in the first 90 days, so there’s more than enough space there for you to record the Music Bowl if you want to watch it later.
Look for ABC on Channel 5 with this option. It’s another streaming service where you can watch all of the 40 bowl games on the different channels that they carry.
You’ll find ABC in their packages, which start at $69.99 although the package they recommend for college football fans is $89.99 each month.
Catch all of the 2022 bowl games here, including Iowa in the Music Bowl. If you’re planning to watch a lot of Hawkeyes games this way in the future, the Sling Orange + Blue package plus Sports Extra will ensure that you don’t miss a thing.
You can also check using your zip code, to see if you can get this game on the basic level of service from Sling.
Which Is The Best TV Channel To Watch Music City Bowl?
All of these services offer different packages with a suite of channels in them, so you need to be sure that you choose an option that’s going to give you access to the big game for the best possible price.
One of the good things about streaming services is that you can cancel the service more easily than with a cable company, but it still makes sense to look for a package that you might want to keep using after the Music City Bowl is over.
You can also use an antenna to pick up this channel across Iowa if you prefer. This is a cheaper
approach and might be more suitable for those who want to watch this big game on December 31 but don’t really want to pay extra to get a bunch of extra channels that they probably won’t watch much.
However, residents in different parts of the state need to check for their local ABC affiliate. For example, people living in Cedar Rapids can search for KCRG-TV, while in Des Moines it’s WOI-DT, and in Sioux City, you need to look for KCAU-TV.
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