There are two solid ways to watch the 2022 AFC Championship for free without cable.
Option 1: Hook up a TV antenna and enjoy your local CBS station for free like an old school cord-cutter.
Option 2: Try out a free trial of a live TV streaming service.
Either way, you will be able to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play Cincinnati Bengals live on a Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch the Bengals vs Chiefs
- Watch Bengals vs Chiefs for free with a TV Antenna
- How to Stream Bengals vs. Chiefs on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Smart TV
- What’s the best way to watch the AFC Championship?
Paramount+ has a free 7-day trial and live streams NFL games that typically air on CBS. Subscriptions run month to month, and you can cancel whenever you like.
fuboTV also has a free 7-day trial, and carries more than 120 live TV channels including ESPN, NFL Network and local channels.
Watch Bengals vs Chiefs for free with a TV Antenna
Let’s quickly cover how to watch CBS for free using a TV antenna
People living within 30 to 40 miles of local broadcast towers have an excellent chance at getting local broadcast channels with a quality TV antenna.
You can use the free tool at AntennasDirect to see whether CBS is available in your area.
Local channels broadcast digital signals in 1080i or 720p, which is High Definition. If you own a NextGenTV, a small number of local stations are broadcasting the new ATSC 3.0 signal, which supports 4K and High Dynamic Range.
If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
If a TV antenna won’t work for you, keep reading. There are plenty of options for watching the AFC Conference Championship.
How to Stream Bengals vs. Chiefs on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Smart TV
Streaming services now carry popular TV channels, including CBS, ESPN, CNN and HGTV.
These live TV streaming services work on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One and PlayStation consoles.
They are also supported by Smart TVs made by Sony, Samsung, and LG. Roku TVs and Amazon Fire TV Edition televisions also support streaming apps.
You just need an internet connection, a Smart TV or a streaming device to stream live TV. Most of these services have a free trial that lasts up to a week.
Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) is the cheapest way to watch the AFC Championship without cable TV or satellite service.
A subscription costs $4.99 per month. Paramount+ live streams local CBS stations across the U.S.
It also carries the latest episodes of popular TV shows on CBS such as The Equalizer. And there are popular programs from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, MTV and Smithsonian Channel.
You can watch NFL games on CBS every Sunday. There are also college football and basketball games.
Subscribers can stream up two shows at once on different screens.
There are a few different plans for Paramount +. The cheapest plan is $4.99 per month and with limited commercials. The service also has a commercial-free subscription, but that costs $9.99 per month.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once, so not everyone has to watch the game.
Look over the channel lineup in your area to see what kind of local regional sports channels, or local NBC, ABC or FOX stations are available.
A fuboTV subscription allows you to activate more than 40 apps for channels that are included in your channel package.
You can watch fuboTV on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast with Google TV and web browsers.
You can check out fuboTV free for 7 days.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is the best option for someone who wants CBS and subscribes to Disney+.
Subscribers get 65+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR and unlimited access to Disney+ and ESPN+.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers can stream live TV on up to two screens at once.
You can look over Hulu’s channel lineup in your area before deciding whether to sign up. Hulu works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, Apple TV and Smart TVs.
DIRECTV STREAM has CBS in its entertainment bundle.
Subscribers get three months of Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month. DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t have a free trial, but you can cancel online within 14 days and get a full refund.
Subscribers get more than 65 channels, unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows. You can watch live TV on 20 screens at once.
DIRECTV STREAM has ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT. There are other local channels, including NBC, ABC and FOX.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Smart TVs, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
YouTube TV carries more than 85 live TV channels, including local CBS stations across the U.S.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, YouTube TV subscribers unlimited Cloud DVR and up to six profiles for family members or people in your household.
You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
YouTube TV supports Amazon Fire TV, Roku Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Smart TVs, and viewing on a PC.
New subscribers can get three months of YouTube TV for $54.99 per month. Subscriptions run month to month, and there are no contracts or other obligations.
You can try out YouTube TV with a free 7-day trial.
What’s the best way to watch the AFC Championship?
fuboTV has about 120 live TV channels, 250 hours of Cloud DVR and an on-demand library of movies and TV shows. Subscribers get local NBC, CBS and ABC stations along with ESPN and HGTV.
You can get a free 7-day trial and start watching live TV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
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