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.
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.
Table of Contents
- How to stream this week’s Texans game
- Important channels for Houston Texans fans
- Can I watch the Houston Texans on Fubo TV?
- Can I watch the Houston Texans on Paramount+?
- Can I watch the Houston Texans on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Houston Texans on YouTube TV?
- If you don’t live in Houston
- Watching the Houston Texans FAQ
- How to watch the Texans game on a Roku device
- More NFL Teams
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.
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
No, ESPN+ doesn’t air NFL games so you can’t watch the Texans on ESPN+.
Yes, you can watch the Texans on your laptop on most web browsers, including Chrome, Safari, and Edge Browsers. In fact, it’s often easiest to signup for live TV streaming services using your laptop. With a platform like DIRECTV, simply go to the signup page and create an account to begin streaming content on your laptop.
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.
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.
We like DIRECTV STREAM (signup here) for Texans fans in NYC. Most NYC NFL fans will get either the Jets or the Giants game as the Sunday in-market broadcast. Because NYC residents live in condos and apartments, they are eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV, which allows all 5 boroughs to stream every Texans game live without cable.
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.
The number one reason you can’t watch the Texans game is you reside outside of the viewing territory. Most NFL games are regional broadcasts. So, for example, if you live in Los Angeles, the local CBS affiliate will air the Chargers game, not the Texans game.
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.
How to watch the Texans game on a Roku device
Watching the Houston Texans 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 Texans 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 Texans game is on
We list the channel, start time, and streaming options above.
- Make sure you are in the viewing territory for this Texans 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 Texans 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.