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How to Watch Today's Buffalo Bills Game Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Buffalo Bills live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. What channel is the Bills game on today?
  2. In the Buffalo TV market
  3. Why NFL+ is a good option for Bills fans in 2023
  4. Outside of Buffalo (Out-of-Market)
  5. Watching the Buffalo Bills FAQ
  6. More NFL Teams

The Bills Mafia is one of the most loyal fan bases in all of sports, and with the Bills off to a hot start this season, NFL fans in Buffalo will want to watch their favorite team compete for a Super Bowl.

Buffalo Bills fans in northern NY can get full coverage of the Bill season on Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, NFL+, and YouTube TV.

Our top pick for watching the Bills in 2023 is DIRECTV STREAM. In addition to carrying WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo, DIRECTV STREAM features channels important to New York sports fans, such as the YES Network, SportsNet NY and MSG.

Out-of-market Bills fans can follow the team by adding NFL Sunday Ticket to a YouTube TV account.


Watch the Bills on WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo, plus FOX, ESPN, NBC, and more.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial


Watch ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and more. Full coverage of the Bills’ 2023 season for local fans.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial


Best budget option for local Bills fans, plus Super Bowl LVIII.

$5.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial


For local fans. Watch every Bills game at a great price. Available on mobile and tablet only.

$39.99 / year

7 day free trial

YouTube TV

Watch the Bills locally, or add NFL Sunday Ticket for out-of-state Bills games.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

What channel is the Bills game on today?

As an AFC team, the most important channel for watching regular season Bills games is CBS. Below, we have organized all of the most important NFL channels, and which live TV streaming providers carry them.

NFL coverage for each channel for Bills fans:

The table below documents the live TV streaming providers that carry the most important channels for watching the NFL.

DIRECTV STREAMFubo Sports Plus with NFL RedZoneFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

Note that Sling TV does carry ABC, FOX and NBC in some markets, but not in the Buffalo TV market.

In the Buffalo TV market

DIRECTV STREAM – full local Bills coverage

Full coverage for in-market fans. Watch the Bills on CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC all season. DIRECTV STREAM has all the channels needed to watch most Bills games from the preseason through Super Bowl LVIII in the base package.



YouTube TV – full local coverage, upgrade for Sunday Ticket

Full coverage for in-market fans. YouTube TV is a good option for Bills fans, featuring CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC.


  • Innovative sports features. In addition, YouTube TV has a number of attractive sports specific features, like Key Plays and Stats View, plus unlimited DVR in the base package.
  • 4K add-on is a bargain this year. If you haven’t signed up for 4K Plus yet, as a new user, you can add the package for just $4.99 per month for the first year of service.
  • Watch the Bills out-of-state. Now that YouTube TV has the rights, it will be much easier for Bills fans to stream the team from anywhere in the country. The only drawback is the price-tag at $349 per season.


  • Lacks YES Network
  • Google account required to sign up

Paramount+ – WIVB-TV CBS 4 Bills games

Watch WIVB-TV CBS News 4 Buffalo. Paramount+ is a great budget option for watching Bills games on CBS in Buffalo.


  • Budget friendly option for watching the Bills on WIVB-TV Buffalo in-market
  • Super Bowl LVIII
  • Big Ten & SEC football in 2023


  • Lacks full coverage
  • Missing NBC, FOX, ESPN, ABC

Fubo – full local Bills coverage

Full coverage for in-market fans. FuboTV is another great option for watching the Buffalo Bills. Fubo carries CBS, FOX, ESPN and NBC, as well as the NFL Network and NFL Red Zone as an upgrade. Local Bills fans can get full coverage from the preseason to the playoffs on Fubo.


  • 4K upgrade available. The app is adding to its 4K lineup for supported devices. Fubo carries many of the biggest college football games in 4K.
  • Watch the Bills and Syracuse sports. Fubo carries the channels needed to watch Syracuse basketball and football in addition to the channels that broadcast Bills games.
  • Multiview feature for Apple TV users. Apple TV users can utilize Fubo’s Multiview feature, which is excellent for watching college football. Having tested Multiview at home on our Apple TV 4K, one of the features we like best is the ability to create your own Multiview combos by mixing and matching games and even non-sporting events, which isn’t allowed in the YouTube TV Multiview feature.
  • Stream Sabres games on MSG. Although Fubo lacks YES Network for watching the Yankees, the app does carry MSG, which is the regional sports network that broadcasts Buffalo Sabres hockey.


  • Lacks TNT and TBS
  • Only 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage

Hulu + Live TV – full local Bills coverage

Full coverage for in-market fans. Hulu + Live TV carries all of the channels Bills fans need to watch the most possible action: CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC.


  • Full local Bills coverage from Buffalo and upstate NY
  • ESPN+ adds extra value. In 2023, ESPN+ will have the exclusive rights to one NFL game and has started to simulcast MNF on select dates. As a Hulu + Live TV user, one of the features I like best is the ability to order UFC PPV direct from the app, rather than having to toggle over to the ESPN app. Bills fans who want to watch MMA will find much value with Hulu + Live TV’s ESPN+ bundle.


  • Lacks YES Network
  • No 4K

Why NFL+ is a good option for Bills fans in 2023

If you plan to watch the Bills primarily on mobile, and can do without Yankees coverage, NFL+ offers full coverage for the 2023 season for local Bills fans at a savings of over $800 versus Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV.

You won’t hear much about NFL+ on most streaming blogs because the NFL doesn’t have an affiliate program, but it is a great solution for Bills fans looking to save money as the cost of streaming services accelerates.

For a bargain rate of $50 per year, local Bills fans can watch the entire regular season, plus marquee games like Monday Night Football, the NFL Playoffs, and Super Bowl LVIII.


  • Excellent budget option with full local Bills coverage, plus all the big NFL games
  • Coaches game film for Premium subscribers


  • Mobile and tablet only
  • No 4K option

Outside of Buffalo (Out-of-Market)

Now that YouTube TV has the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, it will be much easier to watch the Bills out-of-state.

Bills fans who no longer live in upstate NY will be able to watch the team when they appear on national TV a handful of times every season and in the playoffs. However, the fans who want to watch week in and out, should add NFL Sunday Ticket to a YouTube TV subscription.

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How to watch the Buffalo Bills on NFL Sunday Ticket in 2023

  1. Signup for YouTube TV

    YouTube TV is easy to setup, but the platform is tied to a Google account. Once you have signed up for YouTube TV, add NFL Sunday Ticket as a premium add-on.

  2. Add NFL Sunday Ticket

    Adding NFL Sunday Ticket is easy to do, but expensive at $349 per season. If you are signing up for YouTube TV for the first time, you will be prompted to add Sunday Ticket upon signup.

Watching the Buffalo Bills FAQ

What radio station carries Bills games?

WGR 550 is the official radio home of Bills games. NFL+ also offers audio for all NFL games.

More NFL Teams

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