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How to Watch the Cleveland Browns Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Cleveland Browns 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. Browns games will air on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and Amazon Prime in 2023
  2. If you live in Cleveland
  3. Outside of Cleveland (out-of-market)
  4. More NFL Teams

All eyes will be on #4, QB Deshaun Watson this season in Cleveland. Despite some off the field issues, the Browns signed Watson to a massive $230 million dollar contract. This season will be a true test of Watson’s talent. Can his arm carry the Browns to the playoffs despite all the distractions? I will definitely have my eyes on #4 when I watch the Browns this season.

Most Cleveland Browns games are broadcast regionally. Fans in northern Ohio will be able to watch the Browns live on WOIO-TV Cleveland CBS 19, and WJW FOX 8, with DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, NFL+ (mobile only), and YouTube TV all offering full local coverage.

Our top pick for watching the Browns is Fubo. Local Browns fans can watch games on CBS 19 Cleveland, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, and can also stream Bally Sports Great Lakes and Ohio for Guardians and Cavs games.


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

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial


Watch every Browns game from the Cleveland TV market.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial

Hulu + Live TV

Full local coverage of the Browns from the Cleveland TV market.

$69.99 / month

Sign Up for Hulu


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

$5.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Browns games will air on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and Amazon Prime in 2023

The most important channels for Browns fans are: CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, with the bulk of Browns games airing on WOIO-TV CBS 19, Cleveland.

FuboDIRECTV STREAMParamount+Sling Orange & BlueHulu + Live TVYouTube TV
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

Note: Sling TV carries ABC, FOX and NBC, but only in select markets, and not in Cleveland.

If you live in Cleveland

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 the Browns the closer you live to Cleveland Browns Stadium.

The live TV streaming services below offer the best value for Browns fans in Cleveland, or surrounding areas like Akron, West Lake, and Chagrin Falls.

DIRECTV STREAM – full local Browns coverage, plus Cavs, Guardians and Buckeyes

DIRECTV STREAM carries all the channels you need to watch the Browns in-market, plus ESPN, NBC, FOX, and more.

You can also watch Ohio State football on DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” including games that air on Big Ten Network.



  • No longer has rights to Sunday Ticket
  • No 4K option
  • User interface isn’t as intuitive as Fubo or Hulu
  • Upgrade to more expensive “Choice” package required to watch Big Ten Network and Bally Sports Ohio

Fubo – full local Browns coverage, plus Cavs, Guardians and Buckeyes

If you’re looking for a streaming platform for watching the NFL, FuboTV is tough to beat. Not only does Fubo carry the channels needed for full Browns coverage in northern Ohio, they offer live sports 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 Pro 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.

Fubo carries Bally Sports Ohio & Great Lakes for watching Guardians and Cavs games in-market, plus complete coverage of Buckeye football. 4K enthusiasts can watch FOX college football in ultra high definition with Fubo Elite on supported devices.

I subscribe to Fubo, in part, because of the Multiview feature which is excellent for watching multiple college football games on Saturdays.


  • Full local Browns and Buckeyes coverage
  • 4K option
  • Cleveland pro sports


  • Lacks TNT and TBS
  • Lags behind competition in DVR storage

Paramount+ – WOIO-TV CBS games for fans in Cleveland, playoffs, Super Bowl LVIII

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.


  • WOIO-TV CBS 19 games
  • Super Bowl LVIII


  • Lacks other NFL channels besides CBS

Hulu + Live TV – full local Browns coverage, plus Buckeyes, and UFC

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.


  • Full local Browns and Buckeyes coverage
  • Stipe Miocic fights


  • No 4K option
  • UFC PPV purchases on Hulu app have been very buggy lately
  • Lacks Cavs and Guardians in-market

YouTube TV – full local Browns coverage, plus Buckeyes

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.

YouTube TV also boasts an excellent lineup of NCAAF, including Ohio State games in 4K on FOX for supported devices.


  • Full local Browns and Buckeyes coverage
  • Excellent 4K upgrade
  • Unlimited DVR
  • Innovative features like Stats View and Key Plays


  • Google account required to signup
  • Lacks in-market Guardians and Cavs games

NFL+ – full local Browns coverage on mobile

If you live in Cleveland, you can watch the entire Browns season, plus Monday Night Football, the playoffs, and Super Bowl LVIII, on your phone or tablet with NFL+.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Full local Browns coverage


  • Only available on mobile and tablet

Outside of Cleveland (out-of-market)

The only way to watch the Browns 1 pm and 4 pm kickoffs outside of Cleveland this season is to buy NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV.

Because the Browns won’t appear on national TV as often as some other franchises, diehard fans will want to purchase Sunday Ticket to ensure coverage of the Browns all season long.

What radio station carries Browns games?

The Browns have three Flagship radio stations: 850 ESPN Cleveland, 92.3 The Fan and 98.5 WNCX. When we have been in Cleveland, our favorite station was 850 ESPN Cleveland.

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