How to Watch Super Bowl Live Stream Without Cable


Watch Super Bowl Live Stream Online

With Super Bowl LIII kicking off on Sunday, you’ll have a lot of choices to watch the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams.

But what’s the best way to watch if you’ve cut the cord?

CBS is providing a Super Bowl live stream on its CBS Sports app. You can access the app with a number of streaming devices like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV.

Football fans won’t have to type in the usual username and password from their cable or satellite provider.

There’s a well documented history of these apps crashing at crucial times, so you may want to use a free trial from fuboTV or Hulu with Live TV to watch the game on CBS instead.

How to Watch Super Bowl LIII free

Networks have opened up their apps in the past to provide a free Super Bowl live stream, and it hasn’t been an optimal experience for everyone. A couple years ago, viewers using FOX’s live stream of the game complained about problems with the picture during the fourth quarter.

And the year before that, CBS dealt with its share of online mishaps early on during Super Bowl 50. Some believe that it can be a challenge for these apps to handle the millions of viewers all trying to tune in at once.

Networks are all well aware of the history. And hopefully all will work out well for Super Bowl 2019.

There’s more than one way to watch the Patriots vs Rams for free. You might want to also try another free option – a TV antenna. I’ll detail what to do below.

If you don’t want to risk using a free app or get a TV antenna, you can try out a live TV streaming service like fuboTV, which offers a free 7-day trial for its 80+ channel lineup. Below are all your choices to watch Super Bowl 2019 online.

What time does the Super Bowl LIII start?

Watch Super Bowl LIII live for free with an antenna

If you live an area with broadcast towers nearby, then you can get a local CBS station. Many CBS stations broadcast in 1080i picture quality.

And unlike your local cable company, the picture is not being heavily compressed so it can be fed to your home over the old cable cord.

Using TV antennas are pretty simple. Just plug in the antenna cord into the coaxial jack on the back of the TV. Under settings, select channel scan for an antenna or air TV. The scanning process could take up to 30 minutes, but pretty soon you will have some free TV coming into your home.

Lately, I’ve been using a ClearStream FLEX in one room, and an Antop Smartpass indoor antenna in another. You can check out my guide of How to Choose the Best TV antenna and OTA DVR for more tips.

Watch Super Bowl LIII online on fuboTV

fuboTV carries local CBS stations in 82 percent of U.S. households. So there’s an excellent chance that you can use this sports-first channel bundle to watch the game. Aside from many local CBS stations, there are scores of local NBC and FOX stations.  

Look at their local channels in your area if you want to see if you’re covered.  fuboTV is the first to carry select sporting events in 4K. (There are no plans to broadcast the Super Bowl in 4K.) But make no mistake, fuboTV has proven its live streaming chops.

NFL Network, Big Ten Network, FS1 and FS2 are part of a 80+ channel bundle. fuboTV has a number of entertainment channels as well, including A&E, Bravo, History, Travel Channel, Viceland and HGTV.

Subscribers also get a special “look back” feature that has every sporting event that aired in the last 72 hours. If you want to record something, there’s 30 hours of Cloud DVR storage. fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield TV. You can also watch on an iPhone, PC, or stream by using a Chromecast.

Try out fuboTV free for 7-days. A subscription costs $44.99 per month, but you’ll get $5 off if you keep fuboTV after your free trial. There are no contracts or obligations to keep the service.

Stream Patriots vs Rams on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV has the most local CBS stations than any other streaming service. It’s my runner up pick because of its widespread availability and features offered to subscribers. Hulu’s Live TV package has 60+ live channels, including ESPN, FS1 and CBS Sports Network.

You’ll get 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and unlimited access to Hulu’s deep on-demand library that people pay $7.99 and up for. Hulu also lets you activate 38 apps for networks that are part of your subscription.

A subscription costs $40 per month, which is as much as most of its competitors that offer only one streaming service.

You can look over what local channels are offered in your area by scrolling to the bottom of Hulu’s screen. With a free trial, you can watch live TV on two devices at once with a Fire Stick, Roku and Apple TV. Hulu also has apps for iPhone, tablets and Android smart phones. Hulu with Live TV has a free 7-day trial with no contracts or obligations.

CBS All Access: Live Stream Patriots vs Rams Online

CBS All Access has a live stream of local CBS stations in 200 markets across the U.S. Subscribers pay $5.99 per month and get access to hundreds of new, and older TV shows on-demand.

CBS All Access also has a number of original shows like Star Trek Discovery and The Good Fight.

You can stream on up to two shows at once on separate devices. The streaming service has apps for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One, Chromecast, Android TV and Fire TV Stick.

Try out CBS All Access free for a week.

Super Bowl live stream online with PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is reliable for having local CBS stations within its channel lineup. You only need the entry-level Access bundle of 48+ live channels for the Super Bowl. It costs $44.99 per month, but Sony offers a free 5-day trial for new subscribers.

PlayStation Vue has an unlimited Cloud DVR feature that comes with any subscription. DVR “recordings” are actually saved to a server and deleted automatically after 28 days. PlayStation Vue works on any major streaming device, including Fire TV devices, Rokus and Android TV.

Watch Patriots vs Rams in the Super Bowl LIII on YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 50+ channels, including CBS across the U.S. You can watch the Patriots vs Rams at home on a Roku, Chromecast or Apple TV. YouTube TV does not have support for Fire TV devices or Fire Sticks.

Viewers can stream on two devices at once. A subscription costs $40 per month and comes with unlimited Cloud DVR.  If you own a NVIDIA Shield TV, you can also use the built-in Chromecast to cast YouTube TV from your smartphone.

YouTube has a really solid service for a decent price. You can read my review of YouTube TV or check out a free 7-day trial.

DirecTV Now: Watch Patriots vs Rams Live Stream

DirecTV Now has CBS on its “Live a Little” plan, which has 64+ channels for $35 per month.

This live streaming platform is geared towards people that want the option of watching live channels no matter where they are. So if you want to watch Tom Brady while sitting at home or on the go using your phone. There’s no contract when you sign up for DirecTV Now’s free trial that lasts a week. Just be sure to cancel before the trial period ends if you don’t want to keep your subscription.

Is Super Bowl LIII on Sling TV?

No. Sling TV doesn’t carry any CBS stations. So unlike last year, when Super Bowl LII aired on NBC, Sling TV will not be a good option for live streaming the Patriots vs Rams.

What’s the best way to watch Super Bowl LIII?

If you don’t want to use a TV antenna or the CBS Sports app, then you have three solid choices that stand out among all the others.

  • fuboTV will be the best streaming service for most people because it has carried CBS and CBS Sports as part of its 80+ channel lineup. The service has proven itself to be a reliable service during huge sporting events like the World Series and World Cup. fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial; if you keep the service, you’ll get $5 off the first month.


  • Hulu with Live TV offers a lot of value, considering that you’re getting 60+ live TV channels, Hulu’s deep on-demand library and 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $40 per month. Try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week.  

How are you going to watch Super Bowl 2019? Let fellow readers know in the comments below.

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