In Week 18 of the NFL season, Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings from Soldier Field in Chicago. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on FOX.
You can live stream the Chicago Bears on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Google TV, iPhone, Samsung Smart TV, and more.
Although several live TV streaming services carry WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, as well as CBS 2 Chicago, our top pick for watching the Bears, fuboTV, carries FOX, CBS, ABC, ESPN, FS1, and Big Ten Network, all in the base package. As an added bonus, fuboTV offers NBC Sports Chicago in 4K, and carries the Marquee Sports Network, for watching Bulls, White Sox, Cubs, and Blackhawks games in-market.
WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, ABC, CBS ,ESPN, Big Ten Network, NBC Sports Chicago, and Marquee Sports Network.
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Budget option for watching the Bears in-market on WFLD FOX 32 Chicago.
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Table of Contents
- How to watch today’s Chicago Bears game
- What channel is the Bears game on today?
- Can I watch Chicago Bears game on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Chicago Bears on Sling TV?
- Can I watch the Chicago Bears on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Chicago Bears on Hulu?
- Can I watch the Chicago Bears on YouTube TV?
- How to Watch the Chicago Bears out-of-market
- Watching the Chicago Bears FAQ
- How to Watch the Chicago Bears on a Roku Device
- Find Your NFL Team By Conference
How to watch today’s Chicago Bears game
We list the most up to date Chicago Bears TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
What channel is the Bears game on today?
The most important channels for Bears 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 Bears. Bears games will also appear on Amazon Prime, and ESPN+.
The table below documents the live TV streaming providers that carry the most important channels for watching the NFL.
|Fubo||DIRECTV STREAM||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$35 / month
$72.99 / month
Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.
Can I watch Chicago Bears game on fuboTV?
Yes, you can watch the Bears on Fubo TV. Fubo carries CBS, FOX, ESPN and NBC. One of the features I like best with a Fubo subscription is it’s easy to pause a membership when the NFL is in off-season and start back up when the leaves start to fall. This offers NFL fans considerable savings.
As an added bonus, Fubo TV carries NBC Sports Chicago, which is the regional sports network that carries the Bulls (NBA), Blackhawks (NHL), and the White Sox (MLB).
Fubo also carries the Marquee Sports Network, which is the regional sports network for the Cubs (MLB).
Read our full Fubo TV review.
Can I watch the Chicago Bears on Sling TV?
Note: Sling TV only carries FOX and NBC in select markets, and does not have ESPN. CBS and ABC are only available with a streaming antenna.
However, Chicago is one of the markets that Sling TV offers both FOX and NBC in. This means a lot of Bears regular season games will be available on Sling Blue, and if the team plays on Sunday Night Football, Sling will have the game as well on NBC.
Even though Sling Blue doesn’t offer total NFL coverage, we recommend it here because, with the cost of streaming services rising, some fans will want a more budget friendly option.
Read our Sling TV review.
Can I watch the Chicago Bears on DIRECTV STREAM?
Yes, with CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, DirecTV Stream carries the channels you will need to watch the Bears play live.
For an added monthly price, DirecTV Stream also carries NBC Sports Chicago, which adds value for Chicago fans who want to watch all their hometown teams.
DirecTV Stream also carries the Marquee Sports Network for Cubs fans.
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
Can I watch the Chicago Bears on Hulu?
Yes, Hulu + Live TV carries the channels you need to watch the Bears when they are on national or regional TV.
Hulu carries NBC Sports Chicago, but not the Marquee Sports Network, which means baseball fans on the south side will be happy, but not on the north side.
Read our full Hulu + Live TV review.
Can I watch the Chicago Bears on YouTube TV?
Yes, YouTube TV is an excellent option for Bears fans. YouTube TV also carries NBC Sports Chicago, but not the Marquee Sports Network.
YouTube TV is an innovator in the sports streaming space. The only downside if users are required to sign-up for a Google account.
Read our YouTube TV review.
How to Watch the Chicago Bears out-of-market
The 506 Sports regional maps teach us that, while it’s not the slam dunk that FOX 32 is, the Bears are on a lot in Illinois, northern Indiana, parts of Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas. Several times every season, they will also be on national TV. As such, if you live in the midwest, it might not be worth the money to pay for an NFL Sunday Ticket package. If you live farther away, and love the Bears, you might want to give this premium out-of-market feature a try.
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 Chicago Bears FAQ
One important viewing note for cord cutting Bears fans: your zip code will determine which regular season games you get access to. The regional TV maps are always shifting from week to week, and the NFL doesn’t publicize exactly which games any given market will get on Sundays. What we do know is that the Chicago metro area will always get the Bears games on WFLD FOX 32 Chicago, or occasionally on CBS 2 if the Bears are playing an AFC opponent. Other metros like Peoria, IL, Springfield, IL and South Bend, IN will get the Bears on their local FOX affiliate, but the farther you venture from Chicago, the more likely you will be “out-of-market” and regional coverage will show a different team.
For an example, of what I am talking about, check out this map, published by 506 Sports, which details the regional TV coverage for week 4 of the 2021 NFL season. The Bears vs. Lions game was on across Illinois, Wisconsin (the Packers were the late game on CBS), Michigan, much of Iowa, and the Dakotas. Popular teams, like the Bears, often cast a large broadcast shadow across much of the country, especially in other midwestern states that don’t have NFL teams. If you are a Bears fan on the east or west coast it will be harder to get Chicago games and you will need to pay for NFL Sunday Ticket to guarantee watching the Bears on Sundays.
If you are in-market for the game, or if the Bears 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 Bears 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 Chicago Bears on a Roku Device
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Watching the Chicago Bears 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 Bears 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 Chicago Bears game is on
We list the channel, start time, and streaming options above.
- Make sure you are in the viewing territory for this Bears 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 Bears 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.