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How to Watch the Cleveland Browns Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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In Week 18 of the NFL season, Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on CBS.

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Most Cleveland Browns games are broadcast regionally. Fans in northern Ohio will be able to watch the Browns on WOIO-TV Cleveland CBS 19, and WJW FOX 8.

Our top pick for watching the Browns is DIRECTV STREAM. Local Browns fans can watch games on CBS 19 Cleveland, and with an upgrade to the “Choice” package, can also get Bally Sports Great Lakes and Ohio for streaming Guardians and Cavs games.

Out-of-market Browns fans can add NFL Sunday Ticket.TV to DIRECTV STREAM if they live in an apartment or condo building that can’t have a satellite dish.

DIRECTV STREAM

ABC, WOIO-TV CBS 19, FOX, NBC, FS1, Big Ten Network, Bally Sports Great Lakes and Ohio.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial

Paramount+

Budget option for watching WOIO-TV CBS 19 Cleveland in-market only.

$4.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial
Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Browns game
  2. The most important channels for Browns fans
  3. Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on DIRECTV STREAM?
  4. Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on fuboTV?
  5. Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on Paramount+?
  6. Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on Hulu + Live TV?
  7. Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on YouTube TV?
  8. How to watch the Browns outside of Cleveland
  9. More NFL Teams

How to watch this week’s Browns game

What channel do the Browns play on this week? We list the 2022 Cleveland Browns TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

The most important channels for Browns fans

The most important channels for Browns fans are: CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC. Across these channels, Cleveland fans will get the most coverage of both regional and national NFL action.

fuboTVDIRECTV STREAMParamount+Sling Orange & BlueHulu + Live TVYouTube TV
ABC ABC
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
FOX FOX
NBC NBC
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.

While there are nationally televised games each Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night during the regular season, and while the playoffs and Super Bowl are always beamed to the entire country, the NFL still maintains a TV schedule that is largely driven by regional coverage. This means it’s easiest to watch your favorite team when you are an in-market fan, meaning you live in the same TV market as your team. This rule will hold true for the Browns as well. As an AFC team, most of their games will be broadcast in Cleveland on the local CBS affiliate, with a handful of other games on FOX, ESPN, and NBC depending on how much buzz the Browns generate during the season.

When choosing the best live TV streaming service for watching Browns games, we want platforms that carry all the core NFL channels. This way, we can guard against holes in coverage. Here are our top picks.

Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on DIRECTV STREAM?

DIRECTV STREAM carries all the channels you need to watch the Browns in-market, plus ESPN, NBC, FOX, and more. With the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” package, Cleveland fans get not only Browns games, but Cavs and Guardians games as well on Bally Sports Great Lakes and Ohio.

You can also watch Ohio State football on DIRECTV STREAM.

Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on fuboTV?

If you’re looking for a streaming platform for watching the NFL, FuboTV is tough to beat. Not only do they carry the requisite channels to get maximum Browns coverage, they offer some content in 4K, and importantly, the app and service are quick and easy to setup if you are crunched for time.

Fubo’s base package, called the Starter Plan, features 1,000 hours of DVR storage and 3 concurrent streams so other members of a household can still enjoy Fubo while the game is on.


Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on Paramount+?

The appeal of Paramount+ is the NFL coverage and the cost. You won’t get full NFL coverage, only the in-market Browns games that air on WOIO-TV Cleveland CBS 19, but you will save about $720 a year in the process.

As an AFC team, many of the Browns regular season games will air on CBS, so if you’re OK heading to a bar when there is a gap in coverage, the NFL on CBS programming on Paramount+ could be just what the doctor ordered.

In addition to sports, Paramount+ also features a lineup of TV shows and on-demand movies. I am a subscriber and have been impressed with the utility of the NFL on CBS on Sundays.


Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on Hulu + Live TV?

Hulu + Live TV has all the NFL channels you need to watch the Browns in-market. The platform also boasts an ESPN+ bundle, which gives sports fans access to an extensive library of content, both live sporting events and on-demand series, plus UFC fights. UFC coverage will be appealing to many in Cleveland since Stipe Miocic, who is considered by many to be the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time, is a native son.


Can I watch the Cleveland Browns on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV carries all the channels you need to watch the Browns from Cleveland. The platform boasts unlimited DVR storage, even for base subscribers. If you don’t already have a Google account, setup will take longer.


How to watch the Browns outside of Cleveland

Note: if you are an out-of-market Browns fan, and live in a house that is eligible for a satellite dish, there is no way to watch every Browns game live without cable in 2022. Next season, when DIRECTV STREAM loses the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, these rules will change, but for now we are stuck with the satellite dish rule.

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by John O’Connor

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