Watch the New York Jets live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.
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You don’t need cable to watch Aaron Rodgers and the Jets. Jets fans in the NYC area can live stream the Jets entire season with Fubo, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV on WCBS-TV, CBS 2 NY, as well as on local FOX, and NBC affiliates, plus ESPN for Monday Night Football.
For diehard NY sports fans, our top pick to watch Jets games is DIRECTV STREAM. In addition to carrying all the channels you need to watch the Jets and Giants, DIRECTV STREAM also carries the YES Network for in-market Yankees fans, as well as MSG for watching the Knicks.
The most important channels for NY Jets fans
As an AFC team, the Jets regular season matchups will air most often on CBS, but FOX will have games as well. Other important channels include ESPN, and NBC. Use the chart below to see which live TV streaming services carry the channels that have the rights to broadcast Jets games.
NFL channels for NY metro area by game type:
- WCBS-TV CBS 2 NY: 1 pm and 4pm regular season games, AFC Playoffs, and Super Bowl LVIII
- WNWY-TV FOX 5 NY: 1pm and 4pm regular season games, NFC Playoffs
- WNBC-TV NBC 4 NY: Sunday Night Football and NFL Playoffs
- Rotating local affiliates: NY Jets’ Thursday Night Football games (Amazon Prime outside of NYC metro and northern NJ)
If you live in NYC metro
Want to watch as many games as possible? The choices that follow are the best options for in-market Jets fans in the New York City TV market who want to see all of the Jets regular season games every Sunday.
DIRECTV STREAM – full local Jets coverage, plus Yankees, Knicks, and NY pro sports
Yes, DIRECTV STREAM carries the channels you need to live stream Jets games in-market, including CBS and FOX.
The main reason to signup for DIRECTV STREAM over competitors is the availability of the YES Network in the “Choice” package for streaming Yankees games. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” also comes with ACC Network for watching Syracuse football and basketball.
Fubo – full local Jets coverage, plus Knicks, Cuse, and NY pro sports
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.
Hulu + Live TV – full local Jets coverage, plus college sports
Hulu + live TV carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, which makes it an excellent choice for Jets fans in the tri-state area. The ESPN+ bundle adds programming from ESPN+, which is the exclusive home of the UFC. Hulu also carries ACC Network for Syracuse football and basketball games.
- Full local coverage
- ACC Network in base package
- Mets coverage
- Lacks 4K
- UFC PPV buying experience on Hulu has been buggy as of late for us
- Lacks YES Network and MSG
Paramount+ – watch the Jets on WCBS-TV
Paramount+, with its NFL on CBS offering, will feature a number of in-market Jets 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.
- Excellent value for money
- WCBS-TV Jets games
- Major gaps in coverage
YouTube TV – full local Jets coverage, plus college sports
Yes, you can watch the Jets on YouTube TV in-market and when the Jets are on national TV. YouTube TV is a great option for local Jets 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.
Having used YouTube TV extensively, the major downside for me is that the app is tied to a Google account. If you don’t already have a Google account, you are effectively required to setup an email account as you setup a sports streaming platform, which is inconvenient and cumbersome.
- Full local coverage
- 4K option
- Sunday Ticket for out-of-market Jets fans
- Mets games in-market
- Lacks YES Network and MSG
Sling TV – local ABC, FOX, and NBC coverage (missing CBS)
Sling TV Blue carries ABC, FOX, and NBC in the NY television market, but the problem is the Jets play most often on CBS.
To get CBS, Sling TV Blue subscribers in New York can add Paramount+, or buy an air antenna, which is the only way to get every local affiliate with Sling TV.
- Carries ABC, FOX, and NBC in NY
- Lacks CBS which is a major hole for Jets fans
Jets player to watch – #8
All eyes will be on Aaron Rodgers as the Jets starting QB this season. Rodgers was a star with the Packers, and if he has anything left in the tank, the Jets could be a contender for Super Bowl LVIII. Watching the Jets is a priority for me this season just to watch the Rodgers to Garret Wilson magic unfold, plus I admire Rodger’s willingness to take a pay cut to help his team win.
How can I watch the Jets out-of-market?
Let’s say you live in Miami, but grew up watching the Jets in the New York area.
Unfortunately, you won’t get access to Jets games on your local CBS and FOX affiliate, as during the regular season, because they will broadcast the Miami Dolphins and teams closer to home.
This makes you an “out-of-market” Jets fan, and if getting access to as many Jets games as possible is your goal, YouTube TV is the only game in town. For the 2023 season, YouTube TV owns the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket, which is the only way to watch the Jets out-of-state each week.
How to stream Jets games on the CBS app
If you are paying for a TV package that includes CBS, and most of us are, you can stream the Jets on the CBS Sports app live without cable. For example, let’s say you are a Spectrum customer, and want to stream the Jets on your phone from Whole Foods while shopping for diapers for your newborn (I have been there). You can use your login and PW with Spectrum to watch the Jets via TV Everywhere. Here is how.
Time needed: 10 minutes
Watch the Jets on the CBS Sports app
- Make sure you have the CBS Sports app downloaded to your phone or smart TV
You can download the CBS Sports app, here.
- Open the app
When you open the app, you will arrive at the login screen (pictured above).
- Select “Continue”
Select continue at the bottom of the screen to bypass signing up for a CBS account, and instead logging in with your pay TV provider.
- Choose your pay TV provider
Choose your current pay TV provider from the list provided. Login using your credentials.
Once logged in with your pay TV provider, you can stream live sports on CBS.
Watching the Jets FAQ
No, the YES Network does not have the TV rights to air NFL games. The Jets will never air on the YES Network.
First, determine if the game is a national TV game. If the Jets are on Monday Night football for example, there are no regional restrictions, and watching from Florida on ESPN will be easy. If the broadcast is regional, as most are, and the Jets aren’t playing a Florida team, for 2023 you will have to do two things.
First, sign up for YouTube TV and then add NFL Sunday Ticket, which is an extra charge of $349. NFL Sunday Ticket will allow Jets fans in Florida to stream every game of the regular season.
ESPN New York 98.7 is the official radio station of the Jets.