Watch AFC Championship Online or Live Stream
There are two solid ways to watch the 2021 NFC Championship on CBS for free without cable.
Either hook up a TV antenna and enjoy your local CBS station for free like an old school cord cutter. Option number two is to try out a live TV streaming service, and stream a local CBS station on a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV Stick.
CBS All Access is the cheapest option to stream the AFC Championship live on a TV. A subscription costs $5.99 per month, and you can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
fuboTV has 120+ channels, and also has ESPN, local channels and a huge entertainment library. It likewise has a free 7-day trial without any contracts or obligations.
Both live TV services work with Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
CBS All Access and fuboTV are not your only choices. So here’s a quick primer in advance of Sunday’s big game.
Watch Bills vs Chiefs free with a TV antenna
There’s a pretty good chance that you can watch the game on CBS in High Definition for free by using a TV antenna.
With an antenna, you can also get NBC, ABC, CBS and other channels in HD.
To get started, type your zip code into a free online tool like AntennasDirect to see if there’s a CBS broadcast tower near you.
The local cable company is essentially taking these same broadcasts, compressing the picture quality and piping them into your home with a cable cord. If you use an antenna instead, the TV signal is less compressed and looks much better.
My guide on how to choose the best TV antenna takes you through the setup process step by step.
Watch AFC Championship online on fuboTV
fuboTV carries local CBS stations, ESPN and NFL Network as part of its entry-level channel bundle.
Big Ten Network, NFL Network, FS1 and FS2 are among its 120+ channels. You can quickly look over the local channel lineup in your area.
One cool thing about fuboTV is that it’s the only live TV streaming service with 4K streaming for select sporting events. There are no plans for streaming the AFC Championship in 4K, but you can look over the upcoming 4K schedule.
There are no contracts or obligations with fuboTV.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, and includes 250 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like Smart TVs and NVIDIA Shield TV.
You can also use your subscription to activate about 40 TV Everywhere apps.
fuboTV has a free trial for 7 days with no contracts or obligations.
Watch Chiefs vs Bills Online with Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV carries local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations across the U.S.
You get 65+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and premium networks such as ESPN, A&E, FS1 and Big Ten Network.
Before signing up for Hulu + Live TV, I suggest double checking what local channels will be in your lineup by scrolling to the bottom of Hulu’s screen. (There have been some local CBS stations that were dropped due to recent contract impasses.)
Users can watch on up to two devices at once with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. When you’re not at home, you can use iPhones and Android smartphones.
Subscribers also get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service that people pay $5.99 per month for.
So you’re essentially getting two streaming services for the price of one. You may even be paying for Hulu on-demand. Hulu Live also lets you activate 38 apps on a streaming device.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. Hulu has a free 7-day trial that you can use even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand service.
Is the AFC Championship on Sling TV?
No. Sling TV does not carry any CBS stations.
Bills vs Chiefs live stream with AT&T TV
AT&T TV offers a CBS live stream in its entry-level Entertainment bundle.
The Entertainment package has 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand TV shows for $69.99 per month.
If you do sign up for AT&T TV, be sure to pick the “no contract” option.
You can watch on Roku, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iOS and Android smartphones.
CBS All Access: Stream AFC Championship live
If you can’t set up a TV antenna for an over-the-air broadcast, CBS All Access is the least expensive route for most people.
Signing up for a free 7-day trial allows you to watch a local CBS station through the CBS All Access app.
Roku, Fire TV Stick or Cube, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Xfinity Flex and Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio all have the CBS All Access app.
Later this year, CBS All Access is going to be rebranded into Paramount+.
Based on the variety of new programming that’s already on the service, it’s likely going to have this mini-bundle of on-demand shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel.
Get AFC Championship online with YouTube TV
With YouTube TV you will be able to live stream local channels like CBS and premium ones such as CNN and ESPN.
YouTube TV offers 85+ channels for $64.99 per month. It’s supported by most popular streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices.
The service is available nationwide and offers a 7-day free trial.
What’s the best way to watch the AFC Championship online?
I’ve just thrown a bunch of information at you. So let’s narrow down your choices to my top picks for watching the AFC Championship game this year.
CBS All Access is the cheapest way to stream the AFC Championship live without a cable TV provider. A subscription costs $5.99 per month. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
fuboTV has a robust channel package for sports fans with ESPN and NFL Network. Subscribers get 120+ channels total. Aside from getting CBS for the AFC game, you also get regional sports channels from NBCSN and entertainment channels such as A&E and HGTV. It’s also ideal for watching the NFC Championship game on FOX.
Try out fuboTV free for a week, and see what you think.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices Google Chromecast.
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