So, lots of us are getting rid of cable, instead moving towards the many, many streaming services out there. That’s good and all until you’ve gotta watch something that’s on a live broadcast channel.
If you’re not a cable subscriber and you’re wondering how in the world you’re going to watch the NFL’s biggest game of the year, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s how you can tune in without paying a dime:
CBS Sports App & Website
The big game is being carried by CBS, and CBS will let you watch it for free via CBSSports.com or by using the CBS Sports app on one of the following devices:
If you don’t have cable and you’re not too tech savvy, your best bet might be to get out the old “rabbit ears.”
Most cities have a CBS affiliate, so if you plug in an antenna and do a channel search, you’ll probably find your local CBS station. (This is how I did it last year, and it took some finagling to catch the signal just right.)
If you don’t have an antenna, you can still buy one and get it with same-day pickup. Here are some of the best rated under $20:
- onn. Indoor Easy-Adjust Antenna, $8.88 at Walmart
- RCA Indoor TV and FM Antenna, $9.96 at Home Depot
- Philips Traditional HD Passive Antenna, $10.59 at Target
- Insignia™ – Multidirectional Indoor HDTV Antenna, $17.99 at Best Buy
Sign up for a free trial of another streaming service.
Some of the more expensive streaming services have free trials, so you can watch the big game and then try out some of the services’ premium features (without spending a dime).
These streaming services work with SmartTVs, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and smartphones:
- CBS All Access: 1 week free trial, then $5.99/month
- FuboTV: 7 days free trial, then $64.99/month
- Hulu with Live TV: 7 days free trial, then $64.99/month
- Sling TV: 3 days free trial, then $35/month
- YouTube TV: 2 weeks free trial, then $64.99/month