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How to Watch Every New England Patriots Game Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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In Week 18 of the NFL season, Mac Jones and the New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills from Highmark Stadium in New York State. Here is how to watch the 1:00 PM EST kickoff live without cable on CBS.

How to watch the Patriots live without cable

Can the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick make the playoffs this season? Fans in New England will want to tune in to find out, and the good news is there are several options for live streaming Patriots games on a wide range of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android, and more.

Although several live TV streaming services carry the channels you need to watch the Patriots, our top pick is DIRECTV STREAM. DIRECTV STREAM carries WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston for watching the Patriots, as well as NESN and NBC Sports Boston for live streaming local NBA, NHL, and MLB games.

For a great budget option, Paramount+’s NFL on CBS programming will carry the Patriots games that air on WBZ-TV for in-market fans.

DIRECTV STREAM

ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, FS1, TBS, TNT, NESN, NBC Sports Boston, and more.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial

Paramount+

Best budget pick. Watch WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston at a great price.

$4.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial
Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Patriots game
  2. Patriots TV channels
  3. Can I watch the Patriots on DIRECTV STREAM?
  4. Can I watch the Patriots on YouTube TV?
  5. Can I watch the Patriots on fuboTV?
  6. Can I watch the Patriots on Hulu + Live TV?
  7. Can I watch the Patriots on Paramount+?
  8. How to live stream the Patriots out-of-market
  9. Watching the Patriots FAQ
  10. More NFL Teams

How to watch this week’s Patriots game

What channel is today’s New England Patriots game on? We list the 2022 Patriots TV schedule, the channels the Patriots play on each week, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, below.

Patriots TV channels

Most Patriots games will air on FOX or CBS, with national games appearing on ESPN, NBC, and Amazon Prime.

DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+YouTube TVSling Orange & Blue
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
FOX FOX
NBC NBC
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

Can I watch the Patriots on DIRECTV STREAM?

Yes, if you live in-market. DIRECTV STREAM has all the channels you need to watch the Patriots season, plus NESN and NBC Sports Boston for Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics games in-market.

Out-of-market, New England fans can watch the Patriots with an NFL Sunday Ticket.TV add-on if they are not eligible for a satellite dish.

Can I watch the Patriots on YouTube TV?

Yes, you can watch the Patriots in-market on YouTube TV, and when they play in a nationally televised game, like Monday Night Football. YouTube TV is a great option for local Patriots fans as the platform carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, which will offer excellent coverage for the regular season, and hopefully, the playoffs as well.

YouTube TV is the most innovative live TV streaming provider boasting a 4K package, as well as Stats View, Key Plays, and a fantasy football integration. YouTube TV also boasts unlimited DVR storage through its library feature.


Can I watch the Patriots on fuboTV?

Fubo TV will provide Patriots fans excellent in-market coverage, as well as for nationally televised games. The platform carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, as well as NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. The service is easy and fast to setup if you are trying to secure a viewing option right before kickoff.


Can I watch the Patriots on Hulu + Live TV?

Hulu + live TV carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, which makes it an excellent choice for in-market Patriots fans. The ESPN+ bundle adds programming from ESPN+, which is the exclusive home of the UFC.


Can I watch the Patriots on Paramount+?

Yes, but only regional in-market games and playoff games.

Paramount+, with its NFL on CBS offering will feature a number of in-market Patriots games. However, the platform lacks FOX, ESPN, and NBC, so there will be holes in coverage. That said, Paramount+ is a great option for fans who want to keep their monthly payments low.

How to live stream the Patriots out-of-market

I have many good friends in San Diego who are Patriots fans. Unfortunately, they cannot access the regular season New England games on their local CBS and FOX affiliates. For the maximum regular season action for these out-of-market fans, DIRECTV STREAM and NFL Sunday Ticket is the best option.

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Watching the Patriots FAQ

Can I watch the New England Patriots game on my laptop?

Yes, you can watch the Patriots 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.

Can I watch the New England Patriots game on Peacock?

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

Can I watch the New England Patriots 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 Patriots are on Monday Night Football, you can watch the game on ESPN on Sling Orange with no air antenna.

What is the best streaming service for New England Patriots fans in LA?

We like DIRECTV STREAM (signup here) for Patriots fans in LA. Most LA NFL fans will get either the Rams or the Chargers game as the Sunday in-market broadcast. Because some LA residents live in condos and apartments, they are eligible for NFL Sunday Ticket.TV, which allows SoCal fans to stream every Pats game live without cable.

Can I watch out-of-market New England Patriots games on Paramount+

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

Why can’t I watch the Patriots game?

The number one reason you can’t watch the Patriots 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 Pats game.

How can I watch the New England Patriots game today for free?

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