UPDATED on May 13, 2021
CBS Sports Network is a key channel for watching live college football games, NCAA basketball and even UEFA Champions League.
Sports fans have been cutting the cord for years now, replacing their cable boxes with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. Because of the live streaming TV era, you can even watch a game on your smartphone or PC these days. But figuring out which live TV streaming service to use to avoid a hefty cable bill can be a pain.
This guide gives you the best options for watching CBS Sports Network and CBS without cable.
Hulu + Live TV costs $64.99 per month. You get 65+ live TV channels, and 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record sports, movies or TV shows.
Subscribers also get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library of movies and TV shows. The on-demand service alone usually costs $5.99 per month on its own.
Hulu + Live TV carries a robust lineup of sports channels, including CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network and SEC Network. Local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations are included alongside A&E, Bravo and HGTV.
Hulu uses the same app for its on-demand and live TV service.
And it’s on pretty much every major streaming device out there — whether you’re a Fire Stick user, a Roku fan or a smart TV owner using Android TV.
fuboTV: Watch CBS Sports Network Online
fuboTV carries CBS Sports Network as part of its 120+ channel bundle.
There is a huge cross section of sports, entertainment and news channels on fuboTV.
ESPN, ACC Network and SEC Network are included and will cover you for college football.
A&E, HGTV, Disney and Discovery are among the entertainment channels. There are NBC regional sports networks and even some rare gems such as NESN.
fuboTV carries local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most parts of the U.S. You can watch fubo on a TV using a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV and Apple TV. FuboTV subscribers can also use a laptop or PC, an iPhone or Android smartphone to watch live TV.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, and includes 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
Subscribers can activate more than 40 TV Everywhere apps. You can look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks are in your area. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Is CBS Sports Network free?
CBS Sports Network is not free. It shouldn’t be confused with CBS Sports HQ, which is a free digital platform that delivers game highlights and expert analysis.
CBS Sports Network has always been a cable network. The online platform for CBS Sports is cbssports.com.
CBS, which broadcasts NFL and other pro sports, is available for free as an over-the-air channel. CBS Sports Network was called National College Sports Network when it launched in 2002. It was later College Sports Television also known as CSTV.
Is CBS sports on YouTube TV?
Yes, YouTube TV carries CBS Sports Network and local CBS stations. YouTube TV has 85+ channels for $64.99 per month.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR. YouTube TV works on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and NVIDIA Shield. Subscribers can sign up for a free trial.
What’s the best way to get CBS Sports Network without cable?
Hulu with Live TV will be the best option for people who already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service. It’s the cheapest option for streaming CBS Sports live and getting all your other favorite shows and movies from Hulu. There are in-demand cable networks such as A&E and History channel, and other key sports channels such as ESPN networks..
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand service. And there is also a lesser known option that allows you to bundle Hulu + Live TV with Disney+ and ESPN+, which gets you a $5.99 per month discount.
Before signing up, Hulu will show you what local channels and regional sports channels are available in your area.
If Hulu’s on-demand library isn’t a priority, then fuboTV has a bigger lineup of 120+ channels including CBS Sports Network and ESPN. You can look over the channel lineup or sign up for a free 7-day trial.
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