As a college sports fan that follows the ACCN, you don’t need a cable TV subscription to watch your favorite college basketball teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Thanks to the newly launched ACC Network channel by ESPN. Launched officially in late 2019, the ACC Network offers 24/7 programming of one the most highly competitive conferences in the US. Each year, the network televises over 450 live events including 150 basketball games, 40 regular season football games and other over 200 regular season tournaments and competitions. Besides, there is news, informative shows and, and original programming. The conference originally founded in 1953 has now expanded to the Midwest with current 15 teams including Clemson, Boston College, Miami, North Carolina, among others. Apart from the traditional cable service, ACCN is available on various streaming platforms including Roku.
Though ACC Network can be streamed on Roku, it’s not a standalone app. To stream ACC Network on Roku, you can mirror content from the ACC Sports app on your smartphone or use another streaming service. This process might sound a bit difficult, but we will take you through step by step.
Streaming ACC Network on Roku
There are various ways of streaming ACCN on Roku. To do so, you need to mirror your screen from a casting device with the ACC Sports app to Roku. Firstly, turn on and connect your Roku streaming device to the Wi-Fi network. Next, make sure that your Roku and casting device are connected to the same wireless network. Login to your Roku and go to the home screen. Open Settings and select ‘System’. Under System, click on ‘Screen mirroring’ and then select ‘Screen Mirroring mode’. Finally, click on the ‘Prompt’ option to enable screen mirroring on Roku. With your Roku device all set, it’s time to get a casting device with the ACC Sports app.
Go to the Google Play Store and install the ACC Sports app if you don’t already have it installed. Once installed, open the app on your phone. Next, open Settings on the same phone, go to Settings and select ‘Connection & sharing’ from the list. On the next screen, search for Multi-screen, Cast, or Smart view again depending on your device and turn it on by toggling the button. From the list, select your Roku streaming device. Your smartphone should now appear on the Roku TV screen. On the phone, open the ACC Sports app, log in with your ACC network credentials and start streaming.
Currently with the latest update, Roku supports streaming of content from Apple devices via AirPlay 2. With this feature, you can mirror Zoom from an iOS device or Mac to your Roku device. The only thing that you need to ensure is that both the device and your Roku should be connected to the same Wi-Fi network for this to work. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store and install the ACC Sports app and open it. Next, open the Control Center, tap on ‘Screen Mirroring’, then select the Roku device and start mirroring to the screen.
Alternatively, subscribe to a streaming service with the ACC Network including FubTV, Sling TV< AT&T TV, Vidgo, YouTube TV, etc. Install the streaming service from the channel store and launch it. Log in to the streaming device and ACC Network should be available as a channel in the live TV guide.
Mirroring steps in pictures
Go to the connections menu on your Android and search for Multi-screen, Cast, or Smart view
Toggle the button to turn it on
On iOS use AirPlay 2
On your iPhone/iPad, open the Control Center and tap on Screen Mirroring.
Next, select the Roku device and tap on Tap to start mirroring
Open the ACC Sports app on your phone and start sharing
How to Stream ACC Network on Roku (ACCN): A snap shot
Enable screen mirroring on Roku and using a casting device, install and launch ACC Sports app on Android or iOS then cast it on Roku.
– Roku streaming device
– Stable internet connection
– A smartphone with the ACC Network app
Despite it not being available as a standalone app on Roku, you can still stream ACC Network content on your Roku device. Using screen mirroring and the ACC Sports app on your Android or iOS device or by using a streaming service, you can catch all the action.
How can I stream ACC Network on Roku via the ESPN app?
You can stream ACC Network on Roku using the ESPN app by authenticating the app with one of the standalone streaming services as ACCN doesn’t offer standalone subscriptions.
Is there a difference between ACC Network and ACC Network Extra?
The difference between the two is that the ACCN channel is offered via a streaming service or cable provider while ACCN Extra is offered only via the WatchESPN platform.