12 Ways to Watch UEFA Champions League Without Cable

The UEFA Champions League Final is airing on CBS Saturday, June 10, and there are plenty of ways to watch without cable.
The final between Manchester City and Inter Milan starts at 3 p.m. ET.
DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Paramount Plus, and YouTube TV all carry CBS. There are 11 plans that carry the Champions League Final within those live TV streaming services.

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The UEFA Champions League Final is airing on CBS Saturday, June 10, and there are plenty of ways to watch without cable. 

The final between Manchester City and Inter Milan starts at 3 p.m. ET. 

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Paramount Plus, and YouTube TV all carry CBS. There are 11 plans that carry the Champions League Final within those live TV streaming services. 

A TV antenna is the best way to get CBS for free. CBS is a local over-the-air channel.

You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Champions League, check out the schedule below, or read through all your options.

Soccer fans will find simulcasts of the final in Spanish on Univision, TUDN and Vix.

How to Watch Champions League Final on TV

Cord-cutters and soccer fans can use a Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV or Google Chromecast to watch live TV.

You don’t need a triple-digit bill every month just to watch local channels such as CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS and FOX. The same goes for sub-channels such as MeTV and ion TV.

Even cable channels such as ESPN aren’t exclusive to cable or satellite TV companies anymore.

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo and YouTube TV are currently the three streaming services with CBS that offer a free trial. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you don’t want to be billed for your live TV plan. 

Live TV streaming services are supported on a variety of Smart TVs, including LG, Samsung, and Vizio. Smart TVs running on Android TV or Google TV are supported as well. 

Comprehensive coverage of Champions League games in the U.S. can be challenging. But you can still watch some of the most competitive teams in the European tournament, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Liverpool and others.


DIRECTV STREAM has CBS and local channels in its entry-level channel bundle. 

You have four ways to watch CBS without cable through DIRECTV STREAM.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service.

The Entertainment package has more than 75 live TV channels for $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch TV on unlimited screens within your home.

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A&E, History, Nickelodeon, ESPN, USA Network and local channels such as CBS and FOX are included in the Entertainment plan. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

The Choice package has 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, NBC Sports and Marquee Sports Network. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. 

The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including local channels, sports channels such as TUDN, and entertainment channels. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month. 

The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription to Premier is $154.99 per month.

Subscribers can get three months of Max (formerly HBO Max), Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and MGM+ (formerly EPIX) for free before the monthly rates kick in.

There are no contracts. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and even iPhones and iPads with current iOS software.

You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.


fubo (formerly fuboTV) carries CBS, entertainment channels and harder-to-find regional sports networks.

fubo offers three plans, Pro, Elite and Premium. All three plans have CBS.

The Pro channel package has 170 channels, including local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in most areas of the U.S. Hallmark Channel, HGTV, Big Ten Network, and CBS Sports Network are part of the Pro bundle.

fubo has a free 7-day trial for all plans.

Depending on the package you choose, you can get Galavisión, UniMás and TUDN.

Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. 

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month. 

The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month

fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.

The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including Pac-12 Networks.

Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch ESPN live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.

You can look over the channel lineup for your area.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV has over 75 channels including CBS, History Channel, HGTV, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN News.

Hulu has one live TV plan with CBS.

You will find more local NBC, ABC and FOX stations than any other live TV streaming service. And Hulu has a growing number of regional sports channels such as NBC Sports.

Hulu + Live TV costs $76.99 per month and includes unlimited DVR. 

Subscribers get more than just live TV channels to watch. You will have full access to ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand library. Look over the channel lineup for Hulu Live TV and see what local channels and regional sports networks are offered in your area.


Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) is an affordable way to stream the UEFA Champions League final live without cable. 

Subscribers to the Essential plan can watch UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League matches. You can find listings of upcoming live matches and match replays under the Sports tab.

The Essential plan costs $4.99 per month. 

Subscribers to the Premium plan ($9.99 per month) can stream a local CBS station. Premium subscribers also get access to more live sports such as the PGA Tour, and SEC football on CBS.

Paramount+ has a mini-bundle of on-demand shows from BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian Channel.  

Subscribers can stream up three shows simultaneously on separate devices. 

Most new CBS shows have next-day airing under the Essential plan. That means subscribers only have to wait 24 hours after a new episode airs on broadcast TV and cable.

Paramount+ lets you try out its service free for a week.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV has 128 channels, including local CBS stations and ESPN for $72.99 per month.

YouTube TV only has one way to get ESPN through its base plan.

The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, ESPNews, FS1, FS2, NFL Network, and MLB Network. YouTube TV carries regional NBC Sports networks across the U.S., but is missing others such as Bally Sports and YES Network.

You’ll be able to watch CNN, Golf Channel and FX. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.

The nice thing about YouTube TV is that you can watch ESPN online at home, or on your smartphone when you are traveling.

The service works with Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast with Google TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. You can look over the latest promotion YouTube TV is offering.

UEFA Champions League Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Real Madrid vs. Union Berlin12:45 PMParamount+
Galatasaray vs. Copenhagen12:45 PMParamount+
UEFA Champions League Today Pre-Match2:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network
The Golazo Show3:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Golazo Network
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester United3:00 PMParamount+
Benfica vs. RB Salzburg3:00 PMParamount+
Braga vs. Napoli3:00 PMParamount+
Arsenal vs. PSV3:00 PMParamount+
Sevilla vs. Lens3:00 PMParamount+
Real Sociedad vs. Inter Milan3:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network
UEFA Champions League Today Post-Match5:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network
The Champions Club6:00 PMCBS Sports Golazo Network
Kickin’ It Premiere8:00 PMCBS Sports Golazo Network

UEFA Europa League Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 21

UEFA Europa League Pre-Match Show12:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network
The Golazo Show12:45 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network
LASK vs. Liverpool12:45 PMParamount+
Sheriff vs. Roma12:45 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Golazo Network
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Häcken12:45 PMParamount+
Qarabağ vs. Molde12:45 PMParamount+
Union Saint-Gilloise vs. Toulouse12:45 PMParamount+
Servette vs. Slavia Praha12:45 PMParamount+
Stade Rennais vs. Maccabi Haifa12:45 PMParamount+
Panathinaikos vs. Villarreal12:45 PMParamount+
West Ham vs. Bačka Topola3:00 PMParamount+
Ajax vs. Marseille3:00 PMParamount+
Brighton vs. AEK Athens3:00 PMParamount+
Rangers vs. Real Betis3:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Golazo Network
Olympiacos vs. Freiburg3:00 PMParamount+
Atalanta vs. Raków Częstochowa3:00 PMParamount+
Sturm Graz vs. Sporting CP3:00 PMParamount+
Sparta Praha vs. Aris Limassol3:00 PMParamount+
UEFA Europa League Post-Match Show5:00 PMParamount+ / CBS Sports Network

UEFA Europa Conference League Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 21

Lille vs. Olimpija10:30 AMParamount+
Legia Warszawa vs. Aston Villa12:45 PMParamount+
Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Aberdeen12:45 PMParamount+
Genk vs. Fiorentina12:45 PMParamount+
Ferencváros vs. Čukarički12:45 PMParamount+
HJK vs. PAOK12:45 PMParamount+
Zrinjski vs. AZ Alkmaar12:45 PMParamount+
Fenerbahçe vs. Nordsjælland12:45 PMParamount+
Ludogorets vs. Spartak Trnava12:45 PMParamount+
Club Brugge vs. Beşiktaş3:00 PMParamount+
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Astana3:00 PMParamount+
Lugano vs. Bodø/Glimt3:00 PMParamount+
Slovan Bratislava vs. KÍ Klaksvik3:00 PMParamount+
Zorya Luhansk vs. Gent3:00 PMParamount+
Viktoria Plzeň vs. Ballkani3:00 PMParamount+
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Breiðablik3:00 PMParamount+

How to watch Champions League for free without cable

A TV antenna is the best way to watch Champions League on CBS for free. 

People living within 30 to 40 miles of broadcast towers have an excellent chance at getting local channels. You just need to do a little homework to figure out what is the best TV antenna for your home.

You can use the free tool at Antennas Direct to see whether CBS is available in your area. Local channels broadcast digital signals in 1080i or 720p, which is High Definition. 

When you use a TV antenna, you will be able to get more than just CBS. You can potentially get popular broadcast networks, ABC, FOX, NBC, and PBS in HD resolution. 

If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written over the years to get you started.

By the way, if you are looking for a new antenna, Antennas Direct and Mohu are having a 23 percent off sale. You can use the code “DADGRAD23” to get the discount. The sale is valid through June 18. 

How to watch Champions League FAQs

These are questions soccer fans ask when searching for ways to watch UEFA Champions League games without a TV provider.

How to watch Champions League on my phone

You can get a free trial of DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Paramount Plus, or YouTube TV and watch Champions League on CBS.  All four streaming options have apps that support current iPhones and Android smartphones. 

How to watch Champions League on Roku

You can subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Paramount Plus, and YouTube TV to watch Champions League on Roku and Roku TVs.

Where can I watch Champions League?

A TV antenna is the best way to watch Champions League on CBS for free without a cable or internet provider. 

DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial, and CBS in its Entertainment bundle. The Entertainment package has more than 75 channels, including major sports networks such as ESPN.

Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR and on-demand content such as movies and TV shows. A subscription is $74.99 per month, but new customers get $10 off for the first three months of service.  

You can also get a free 7-day trial with fubo or YouTube TV and start watching CBS along with a package of cable and local channels. Just be sure to cancel before your free trial ends if you do not want to be billed.

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Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

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