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How to Watch Every Texans Game Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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In Week 18 of the NFL season, Davis Mills and the Houston Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on CBS.

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Watch the Texans live without cable.
Table of Contents
  1. How to stream this week’s Texans game
  2. Important channels for Houston Texans fans
  3. Can I watch the Houston Texans on Fubo TV?
  4. Can I watch the Houston Texans on Paramount+?
  5. Can I watch the Houston Texans on Hulu + Live TV?
  6. Can I watch the Houston Texans on YouTube TV?
  7. If you don’t live in Houston
  8. Watching the Houston Texans FAQ
  9. More NFL Teams

Our top pick for watching the Texans, fuboTV, supports Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android, and most other streaming devices, and offers AT&T SportsNet Southwest in the base package in addition to the channels you need to stream the Texans.

Paramount+ is a good budget option for in-market Texans fans tp watch the games that air on KHOU CBS 11 Houston.

Out-of-market, you can live stream the entire Texans 2022 season on DIRECTV STREAM only if you live in an apartment or condo building that can’t support a satellite install. Otherwise, out-of-market fans can stream Texans games when they appear on national TV, and when the Texans play an NFL team in their region of the country.

Fubo

Watch KHOU CBS 11 Houston, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and AT&T SportsNet Southwest in the base package.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Paramount+

Watch KHOU CBS 11 in-market only.

$4.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

zip code tip for Texans fans

Many NFL regular season games, especially the early kickoffs, are broadcast regionally based on zip code. Texans fans in the Houston TV market will get access to the Texans regular season games on CBS and, occasionally, FOX during the regular season. Texans fans outside Houston might not. When the Texans appear on national TV, for example Monday Night Football, all markets will be able to watch the Texans. If you live outside of Houston and want to watch the regular season, subscribing to NFL Sunday Ticket is the best option, but for cord cutters there is a catch: for the 2022 season, only households that can’t install a satellite dish (apartments and condos) are eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV, the streaming version of NFL Sunday Ticket. For a breakdown of which NFL games are carried regionally, and which are carries nationally, click here.

How to stream this week’s Texans game

Important channels for Houston Texans fans

The most important channels for watching the Texans are ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and the NFL Network. As an AFC team, most of the Texans regular season action will be broadcast on CBS, with some out of conference matchups carried on FOX.

FuboDIRECTV 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.

As I laid out in my zip code tip above, the NFL TV schedule is set regionally for the regular season. The options below are the best choice if you’re locally in the 713, or somewhere nearby.

Can I watch the Houston Texans on Fubo TV?

Fubo TV is an easy choice for Texans fans who want to cut the cord and still get local NFL action. Not only does Fubo carry the requisite channels for watching the NFL, checking boxes for CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network, they also carry the Houston RSN, AT&T Sportsnet Southwest, which gives fans in the 713 access to Rockets (NBA) and Astros (MLB) games as well.


Can I watch the Houston Texans on Paramount+?

As long as Paramount+, the streaming platform launched by CBS / Viacom, features the NFL on CBS I will keep recommending this service, especially for in-market AFC fans. I personally use the app and like the simplicity of it. That, and the value is undeniable.

Although a Paramount+ subscription won’t offer full NFL coverage, including for the Texans, the NFL TV contract gives CBS affiliates the rights to most AFC games, and as such, for a great price, fans can save money and get access to a lot of NFL action. If you want to save over $700 a year over most competitors, and simply head to the bar when you can’t get the game on Paramount+, then this app is a great bargain.


Can I watch the Houston Texans on Hulu + Live TV?

Hulu + Live TV is another excellent option for Texans fans who want to ditch the cable box. The platform carries all of the most important NFL channels as well as NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Red Zone.

Houston has been home to several UFC events and, as an added bonus for fight fans, Hulu’s bundle with ESPN+ allows access to all the UFC’s events, both Fight Nights and PPV. The PPV events are billed separately.


Can I watch the Houston Texans on YouTube TV?

I’ve written several times on this site about how impressive YouTube TV is as a platform for watching sports, and NFL in particular. The service carries the most important channels for watching NFL action, has a 4K package, and even a mobile feature for fantasy football fans.

The downside is you need a Google account to start using YouTube TV.

If you don’t live in Houston

If you’re a diehard Texans fan living outside of the 713 and want to watch more than just nationally televised games, you still have options.

Direct TV 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 over the DirecTV subscription.

DirecTV Stream also gets you all the in-market Texans action of other competitors, plus AT&T Sportsnet Southwest, so this platform is also a great option for local Houston sports fans.


Watching the Houston Texans FAQ

Can I watch the Houston Texans on ESPN+?

No, ESPN+ doesn’t air NFL games so you can’t watch the Texans on ESPN+.

Can I watch the Houston Texans on Peacock?

Not every game, no. Most Texans games will air on CBS or FOX. However, when the Texans appear on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, you can watch the Texans on the Peacock app.

Can I watch the Houston Texans game on Sling TV?

Yes, but it requires buying and installing an air antenna for most games. Sling TV doesn’t carry CBS. In order to get CBS broadcasts on Sling TV you will have to signup for Sling and then buy an air antenna. When the Texans are on Monday Night Football, you can watch the game on ESPN on Sling Orange with no air antenna.

Can I watch out-of-market Houston Texans games on Paramount+

No. The territorial viewing restrictions for the NFL’s regional broadcasts apply to Paramount+. You can live stream Texans games in-market on Paramount+, but not-out-of-market.

How can I watch the Houston Texans game today for free?

If you are in-market for the game, or if the Texans 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 Texans 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.


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