It all comes down to this as Texas Christian University take on University of Georgia for the national championship tonight in Los Angeles. TCU's magical season has seen them become the first unranked team in the College Football Playoff era to end the term playing for the national championship. They'll nevertheless have to beat the odds once more for a Hollywood ending against a Georgia side that are clear favourites to claim the crown.
College football fans in the US can watch Georgia vs TCU on ESPN. In the UK it's on BT Sport. Read on for the full details of how to watch the national championship game without cable, and online and on TV from wherever you are in the world.
The Horned Frogs booked their place in this showpiece final with a 45-51 win over the No. 2 ranked Michigan in an absorbing Fiesta Bowl on Saturday that saw a 44-point third quarter.
Georgia come into the clash as clear favourites, but were below their best as they were made to hold on for a 42-41 comeback win over Ohio State in the Peach Bowl, with the edge-of-the-seat action ultimately decided by a missed 50-yard field goal by OSU. On paper this year's showpiece final looks something of a mismatch, but can TCU's underdog spirit prevail once more?
The College Football Playoff National Championship final takes place on Monday at 7.30pm ET / 4.30pm PT. Full details on how to watch just below.
Watch a Georgia vs TCU live stream in the US
ESPN has the rights to the College Football Playoff National Championship between TCU and Georgia.
If you have access to ESPN through your cable package, then you're good to go. Kick-off is set for 7.30pm ET / 4.30pm PT on Monday, January 9.
Cord-cutters can stream ESPN via Sling TV Orange or on FuboTV.
Subscription to Sling TV Orange (which covers ESPN) costs $40 a month. FuboTV comes with more channels and starts at $69.99. You can pick up a 7-day FuboTV free trial.
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Outside the States? Remember: US nationals will need to use a VPN to access Sling when travelling overseas. Details below...
Watch TCU vs Georgia from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant TCU vs Georgia rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Georgia vs TCU you may wish to choose 'USA' for Sling TV.
3. Then head over to Sling TV on your browser or device and enjoy the Georgia vs TCU live stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
Watch a TCU vs Georgia live stream in the UK
BT Sport 1 is the channel to head to watch TCU vs Georgia in the UK, with coverage starting at 12am in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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For just £25 a month, the monthly pass lets you watch TCU vs Georgia live, via an app, without tying you into a lengthy contract.
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This UK-only pass gets you full access to all the BT Sport channels for a simple monthly fee. Enjoy TCU vs Georgia, English Premier League football and much more on through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, consoles, Chromecast or the BT Sport website. No contract, no fuss.
Watch a TCU vs Georgia live stream in Australia
Gridiron fans in Oz can catch the College Football Playoff National Championship – TCU vs Georgia – on Foxtel. Another, cheaper option is Kayo, Australia's top sports streaming service.
Kayo is offers new subscribers a 14-day free trial. After that, membership costs from $25 a month.
Kayo is only available within Australia but you can access your Kayo account from overseas using a VPN. Details just above.
TCU vs Georgia live stream in Canada
College basketball fans in Canada can watch TCU vs Georgia on TSN and TSN Direct. TSN's streaming service costs $7.99 for 24 hours access, $19.99 for the month or $99.95 for six months (prices quoted are before tax).
Again, you'll need to use a VPN to watch TSN Direct when travelling outside of Canada.