How to Watch Cleveland Browns games live

Published on: July 11, 2023

Editor’s Note / January 13, 2024 – For information on watching today’s game against the Houston Texans, see our guide on the 2024 NFL Playoffs.

You can watch Cleveland Browns games without cable on six live TV streaming services. 

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV carry the necessary channels to watch NFL games live without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Cleveland Browns games are on ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC during the 2023 regular season.

There are 15 plans that carry NFL games within those six streaming streaming services. 

Savvy cord-cutters know that you can watch games on local broadcast channels ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX for free with a TV antenna. That means you can watch most Cleveland Browns games for free on local channels. The only exception is Monday Night Football games on ESPN.

And there are standalone streaming options on Peacock and Paramount Plus for NBC and CBS. NFL Plus now carries NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

How to Watch Cleveland Browns games live

You can watch NFL games live on just about any screen, including a Smart TV, through a streaming device, on a P.C., Mac computer, iPhone or iPad.

Gamers can use an XBox or PlayStation console with most live TV streaming services. 

An internet-connected Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV gives you the ability to start streaming local and cable TV channels. Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia and LG support most live TV services.  

If you are a sports fan in search of your ideal streaming service that has local football games, chances are you want other sports channels too.

ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ACC Network (ACCN), Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, and ESPN Deportes cover college football and other pro sports. 

Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.

How to Watch Cleveland Browns games free with a TV antenna

The most cost-effective way to watch Cleveland Browns games for free is with a TV antenna. 

You don’t need cable, satellite, or a streaming service to watch primetime regular season games on live TV. NFL fans can watch the Cleveland Browns for free on local CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX stations. 

You might miss Monday Night Football on ESPN or games on NFL Network, but you’ll still get the majority of local afternoon and primetime games without paying for anything other than the one-time cost of a TV antenna.

Where to watch NFL games with a TV antenna

  • Sunday afternoon & Sunday Night Football: FOX, CBS, NBC
  • Monday Night Football: 11 games ABC in 2023
  • Thursday Night Football: Amazon Prime or local OTA station

How to Watch Cleveland Browns games without cable FAQs

Here are some questions that sports fans ask when searching for ways to watch Cleveland Browns games without cable.

Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on Amazon Prime?

Yes, you can watch the Cleveland Browns when games are on Thursday Night Football. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, and pay $14.99 per month. Prime Video subscribers can watch TNF games for a little less at $8.99 per month. 

Can you watch the Cleveland Browns on Peacock?

You can sign up for Peacock Premium for $5.99 per month and start streaming Cleveland Browns games that air on NBC. Peacock Premium Plus costs $11.99 per month, and adds a local NBC live stream. 

How can I watch the Cleveland Browns game for free?

You can sign up for a free trial to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, or YouTube TV to watch the Cleveland Browns games on ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. But the better long term way is through a TV antenna.

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.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.