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How to watch 2018 college football games on ACC Network Extra

(NOTE: If you’re looking for information on the ACC Network — which is NOT the same as ACC Network Extra — please visit this story from August 2019.)

The ACC and ESPN together launched ACC Network Extra, which allows ESPN subscribers to stream more than 600 ACC sporting events on multiple platforms. Many of the football games of the 2018 season will be available to watch in this way.

ACC Network Extra can be accessed on computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs that are capable of streaming ESPN.

Here’s how to do it.

First, if you’ve never done it before, you need to “authenticate” at WatchESPN.com, using the username and password for your cable or satellite provider. If you did this last year, you’re good to go.

Now you can get ready to watch.

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On a computer: Go to espn.com/watch, and under the “Watch” tab, click the drop-down option “Schedule and Replays.” There’s a tab for Network. Click that and select ACC Network Extra. Select the game you’re looking for. The games are grouped by sport and are in chronological order.

WatchESPN app: On your smartphone, tablet or streaming device, open the WatchESPN app. From the app, you can find the game by clicking on “Sport,” then selecting “Football.” Click the tab for either “Live Now” or “Upcoming” and select the game you want to watch.

ESPN app: Open the app, then select the TV icon. From there, scroll through the list and select the game.

Roku, Apple TV, XBox 360, XBox One, Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick, Android TV, Chromecast: Search “WatchESPN” and add that channel. Scroll to “Browse by Channel” and select “ACC Network Extra.” Select the content you want to view. You may have to activate the device with your cable or satellite username and password; it will give you instructions on the TV screen.

You can also watch many ACC football and basketball games online at theacc.com without cable/satellite password authentication.

An ACC Network television channel with 24/7 programming is supposed to launch in August 2019.

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