Watch CBS Sports Network Live Without Cable

You Don’t Need cable TV to watch CBS Sports Network. You can watch CBS Sports Network live. All you need is an internet connection and streaming service that carries CBS Sports Network in their channel lineup. FuboTVDIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV all carry CBS Sports Network and offer a no-risk free trial. Hulu Live TV also carries the channel but doesn’t provide a free trial. You don’t have to sign up for a long-term contract with any of the services, so you can cancel at any time. This article will provide some details on the differences between these services to decide which one will work for you.

Streaming Services With CBS Sports Network

The following streaming services carry CBS Sports Network live. You can use these services to watch CBS Sports Network just as if you had the channel through a traditional cable TV subscription.

CBS Sports Network on Hulu

Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. However, they also offer Hulu Live TV service for $76.99 a month after signing up. The service provides live CBS Sports Network in its channel lineup, along with over 65 other channels. Hulu Live TV includes the following features:

  • Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
  • Comes with 6 customizable profiles
  • Includes entire Hulu streaming library

CBS Sports Network on FuboTV

FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other channels, including CBS Sports Network. CBS Sports Network is offered with 90+ other channels in its “Pro Plan” for $74.99 per month. You can also access on-demand through the CBS Sports Network-Now app using your fuboTV credentials.

Here are some of fuboTV’s features:

  • CBS Sports Network and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
  • You can watch on Five screens at the same time 
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage
  • The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. 

CBS Sports Network on YouTube TV

YouTube TV also offers CBS Sports Network live online and limitless storage space for recording shows and events. Plus, you can watch your library of recorded shows anywhere! The base package includes CBS Sports Network for $72.99 a month.

YouTube TV provides:

  • access to CBS Sports Network, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
  • unlimited cloud DVR storage
  • stream on three devices at once
  • YouTube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. 
  • Includes YouTube TV on-demand
  • offers a 1-week free trial.

CBS Sports Network on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM is another way you can watch CBS Sports Network. The channel is available on DIRECTV STREAM’s “Ultimate” channel package for $119.99 per month. A subscription to DIRECTV STREAM includes the following:

  • stream on unlimited devices simultaneously per subscription on your home network and up to 3 devices simultaneously away from home.
  • a cloud-based DVR
  • channels like CBS Sports Network and more
  • supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more

What is on CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network has carved out a niche in the chaotic world of live sports streaming rights. According to Wikipedia CBS Sports Network broadcast rights include:

  • Conference USA college football and basketball
  • Mountain West Conference college football  and basketball
  • WNBA
  • UEFA Soccer
  • The Wolrd’s Strongest Man Competition
  • Army and Navy football
  • Atlantic 10 college basketball
  • Division II NCAA Basketball Tournament games (Men and Women)
  • World Team Tennis and The Davis Cup
  • and much more

Over time CBS Sports Network has built up quite an arsenal of live sports broadcasting rights.

Watch CBS Sports Network for Free

Most of the streaming services that carry CBS Sports Network offer a free trial. You can take advantage of those and watch free CBS Sports Network for almost a month or longer if you use different email addresses. Let’s look at the free trials available.

  • FuboTV – offers a 1-week free trial.
  • YouTube TV –  offers a 1-week free trial
  • DIRECTV STREAM (Ultimate Package)– Offers a 5-day free trial.

As long as you cancel before the free trial expires, you won’t be charged. You can cycle the free trials to get nearly a month of CBS Sports Network free. If you get creative with email addresses and payment methods, you could watch free CBS Sports Network even longer. Doing this would also let you test out the various live TV streaming services to see which one you like the best.

Watch CBS Sports Network on Roku

To watch CBS Sports Network on Roku, follow these instructions.

  1. Subscribe to a streaming service that carries CBS Sports Network (Hulu, FuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, etc.)
  2. On your Roku Menu, navigate to “Search” and press “OK” on your remote
  3. Enter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search bar
  4. Select the streaming service and press “OK.”
  5. Select “Add Channel” press “OK” on your remote. If the channel is already installed, “Go To Channel” will be an option.
  6. The App is now installed on your Roku. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. CBS Sports Network will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.

Watch CBS Sports Network on Fire TV

To watch CBS Sports Network on Fire TV, follow these instructions.

  1. Subscribe to a streaming service that carries CBS Sports Network (Hulu, FuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, etc.)
  2. On your Fire TV Home screen, click on the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. Enter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search bar
  4. Select the streaming service and press “OK.”
  5. Select “Download,” and the channel will install
  6. The App is now installed on your Fire TV. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. CBS Sports Network will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.

Watch CBS Sports Network on Apple TV

To watch CBS Sports Network on Apple TV, follow these instructions.

  1. Subscribe to a streaming service that carries CBS Sports Network (Hulu, FuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, etc.)
  2. Scroll right to the search icon in the upper-left corner of the screen
  3. Enter the name of the streaming service you subscribe to in the search bar
  4. Select the streaming service click the cloud icon, and the channel will install
  5. The App is now installed on your Apple TV. Open the app, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. CBS Sports Network will be a channel available through the app’s live TV guide.

Watch On the CBS Sports App

Each of the streaming services mentioned in this article allows you to watch The CBS Sports channel using their channel guide. If you prefer, you can download the CBS Sports app to your streaming device and watch the channel through the CBS Sports app. The app requires valid TV provider credentials. Your username and password from Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM,  and YouTube TV will work.

Below are the steps I used to unlock the CBS Sports app on Roku. Other streaming devices and TV everywhere apps have a very similar process.

  1. Go to the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
  2. Search for the CBS Sports app, add it to your device, and then open it. 
  3. Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.
  4. Using a computer or mobile web browser, go to the URL
  5. You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Hulu. 
  6. Once you sign in, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the CBS Sports app provides.

The CBS Sports app is supported by all major streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.

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