What are SEC Network+ and ESPN+ online streaming services? The differences to watch Tennessee-Akron

Nick Gray
Knoxville News Sentinel

A decent amount of SEC teams' games will be shown Saturday on SEC Network+ and ESPN+, which cannot be found on your cable or satellite TV guides.

Both are online streaming services, but SEC Network+ comes with your SEC Network TV subscription while ESPN+ does not.

Either way, if you subscribe to SEC Network (the TV channel) or ESPN+, you'll be able to login to catch Tennessee against Akron and other games online.

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What is SEC Network+?

Most non-football and non-men's basketball games have been streamed online via SEC Network+, which is the brand-name version of watching games via the ESPN app. 

If you get SEC Network via your cable, satellite or streaming (i.e. YouTube TV) package, you can log onto and watch games via SEC Network+.

You do not have to pay for ESPN+ to watch SEC Network+. 

What is ESPN+

ESPN+ is an extra subscription service, an addition to any streaming or cable subscription. It includes virtually every MLS and La Liga game, many MLB and NHL regular season games, several Big 12 football and basketball conference games and much more. That much more includes a handful of SEC non-conference football and basketball games this year.

It is $9.99 a month, and can be bundled with Hulu and Disney+ for $13.99.