In Week 18 of the NFL season, Baker Mayfield and the Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on FOX.
The good news is it’s easy to watch the Carolina Panthers live without cable on a range of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more. Although several live TV streaming services carry WJZY FOX 46 Charlotte, our top pick for watching the Panthers, DIRECTV STREAM, offers CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC in the base package, plus the option to upgrade for Bally Sports Carolina, the regional sports network that broadcasts in-market Carolina Hurricanes games.
Table of Contents
- How to watch today’s Carolina Panthers game
- The most important channels for Panthers fans
- Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on Sling TV?
- Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on YouTube TV?
- If you live outside of Charlotte
- Watching the Panthers FAQ
- How to watch the Carolina Panthers on Roku
- Find Your NFL Team By Conference
Even when you cut the cord and ditch cable, NFL TV coverage is determined regionally for most regular season games. This means that Charlotte, and some nearby markets, will reliably get the Panthers game every week on their local FOX affiliate. In Charlotte, the local FOX affiliate is WJZY FOX 46 Charlotte.
Based on TV coverage maps published by 506 Sports, we estimate the following markets will get the Panthers regularly, and be considered in-market for many Panthers games:
- Charlotte, NC
- Raleigh, NC
- Greensboro, NC
- Columbia, SC
- Charleston, SC
- Myrtle Beach, SC
- Greenville, SC
- Knoxville, TN
This doesn’t mean the Panthers won’t be on in some other major markets on a regular basis, but it depends on the NFL schedule, flex games, and bye weeks. For example, in week 4 of the 2021 NFL season, when Carolina played Dallas, the game was broadcast on FOX to large segments of the country. The point for Panthers fans is this won’t be a weekly occurrence. The most reliable markets for Panthers games are listed above. When the team is on a national game, like Monday Night Football, everyone gets the game.
How to watch today’s Carolina Panthers game
What channel is the Panthers game on? We list the Carolina Panthers TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The most important channels for Panthers fans
The most important channels for Panthers fans will be CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, and of all these, FOX, the channel with rights for most NFC games through 2033, will be the most important for watching the Panthers.
NFL coverage for each channel:
- CBS – In-market AFC games / some NFL Playoff games
- FOX – In-market NFC Games / some NFL Playoff games / 2023 Super Bowl
- ESPN – Monday Night Football / some NFL Playoff games
- NBC – Sunday Night Football / some NFL playoff games
Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.
These are the best options for in-market Panthers fans, although even out-of-market fans will get some games.
Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on fuboTV?
fuboTV is an excellent choice for NFL action. The platform carries all the channel you need to watch every Panthers game in-market and even allows fans to pause their subscription while the NFL is in off-season. fuboTV offers an upgrade to gain access to NFL Red Zone.
Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on Sling TV?
Streaming services are getting too expensive for many families, which is why we list Sling Blue here. Although the service doesn’t offer NBC in Charlotte, it does carry FOX 46. If you live in North Carolina, you can watch every in-market Panthers game that airs on FOX with Sling Blue.
ABC and CBS can be added to Sling using an air antenna, or you can watch CBS with a Paramount+ subscription. For $15 more per month, Sling Orange & Blue will get you ESPN.
Read our full Sling TV review for sports fans.
Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on DIRECTV STREAM?
Yes, DirecTV Stream offers all the channels you need to stream the Panthers games, but as an added bonus, the service is the only streaming platform that carries Bally Sports South and Southeast, the local regional sports networks that broadcast the Charlotte Bobcats and Carolina Hurricanes. Although the DirecTV Stream Choice package is more expensive than fuboTV or Sling TV, it is the better choice if you want access to local MLB, NHL and NBA games, in addition to NFL action.
Read our DirecTV Stream review for sports fans.
Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on Hulu + Live TV?
Can I watch the Carolina Panthers on YouTube TV?
Yes, YouTube TV is an excellent choice for streaming NFL action, and allows Panthers fans to watch every in-market game. It is slower to setup than some services because a Google account is required, but the platform has innovated with a number of excellent features, including a mobile only fantasy football dashboard that integrates with live game action.
Read our YouTube TV review.
If you live outside of Charlotte
If you don’t live within driving distance of Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, your best bet to guarantee access to every Panthers game is NFL Sunday Ticket, the NFL’s premium out-of-market offering that allows fans to choose which regional games they watch.
DirecTV Stream + NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV Stream will hold the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package, the NFL’s out-of-market solution, for one more year. After the 2022 season, the package becomes a streaming first service. For this year, you still have to show you aren’t eligible for a satellite dish to qualify for NFL Sunday Ticket. If this is you, I’d wait a year to sign-up since this rule is going away with the rise of streaming.
Note: Sunday Ticket is an additional fee ($293.96) over the DirecTV subscription.
Watching the Panthers FAQ
If you are in-market for the game, or if the Panthers are on national TV, you can watch the game for free by signing up for a live TV streaming service in a free trial. See our live TV streaming services page for the latest free trials.
Another option is the NFL app. For national and prime time Panthers games, you can watch free of charge on mobile just by downloading the app. This makes the NFL app a rare good bargain in an increasingly expensive streaming landscape. The NFL app is available for both Android and iOS users.
How to watch the Carolina Panthers on Roku
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Watching the Carolina Panthers on a Roku device is easy. All of the live TV streaming services we list above support most Roku devices, including our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM. Here are the steps to take to watch the Panthers on Roku.
- Signup for a live TV streaming service on your laptop or mobile phone.
Visit your preferred streaming service’s website, and either create an account, or signup. Signup for DIRECTV STREAM, here. Write down your login credentials on a piece of paper.
- Go to your Roku TV and grab the remote. Press the Home button on your Roku remote.
Look for “streaming channels” on the home screen and find your live TV streaming service.
- Find the “Streaming Channels” option on the left sidebar of the Roku home screen.
This option will help you search for, and find, your live TV streaming app. Press “ok” when you have found your streaming app.
- Pressing “ok” will highlight the streaming service you have chosen. Here is an example with YouTube TV.
- Use the “Add Channel” option to add your live TV streaming service app to your Roku library.
You will see the icon and option to “Add Channel” when you select the streaming service. You can also add channels to Roku from a web browser by visiting the Roku channel store.
- Open the live TV streaming service app and follow the prompts to login.
Login to the streaming service app on Roku.
- Find the channel the Panthers game is on
We list the channel, start time, and streaming options above.
- Make sure you are in the viewing territory for this Panthers game.
Use a site like 506 Sports to confirm you are in the viewing territory for this game. This step doesn’t apply if the Panthers are playing on Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, or Thursday Night Football, as these are national TV games. If you aren’t in the viewing territory, you can watch the game by adding NFL Sunday Ticket.TV to a DIRECTV STREAM subscription.
- Watch the game
If you are in-market for the game, or if the game is on national TV, finding the channel the game is on on your live TV streaming service is all you need to do to start live streaming the game! Finding the channel lineup is easy and intuitive on most streaming services, with fuboTV being the easiest to navigate in our opinion.