How to Watch CBS Channel Live Online Without Cable

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Quick Answer: Watch CBS without cable with a free trial to DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, or Paramount+.

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With hit shows like NCIS and Big Brother and massive live events like the upcoming Super Bowl LVIII, CBS is one of the biggest TV channels in the country. For cord-cutters, however, it can be tricky to figure out how to catch all this CBS content without cable. Luckily, it’s not all that hard. There are a few great streaming options that let you watch CBS live online — even if you don’t have cable — and most of them include free trials.

How to Watch CBS Without Cable

Below are some of the best ways to watch CBS online without cable, including affordable picks and comprehensive live TV streaming services to overhaul your cable-less TV setup.

Stream CBS Online with DirecTV Stream

Anyone who has cut the cord should consider DirecTV Stream. It offers four packages and all but the cheapest plan carry CBS. The Choice package (the most affordable plan with CBS) delivers more than 100 channels including local sports channels, ESPN, Fox, CNN, and others. Subscriptions start with a five-day free trial; after that, the Choice package costs $83.99 a month for two months, and then $108.99 a month thereafter.

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Stream CBS Online with fuboTV

fuboTV is another great live TV streaming service that every cord-cutter should check out. It offers CBS in all of its packages; the Pro plan being the most affordable at $74.99 a month. You get a one-day free trial to start, and you’ll be able to stream a total of more than 180 live TV channels including ABC, Fox, FS1, and plenty more.


Stream CBS Online with Paramount+

Looking for a more affordable solution to streaming CBS without cable? Check out Paramount+. The streaming service is best known for its on-demand library, but subscribers also get tons of live CBS content. It doesn’t get you 100% of CBS’s live TV offerings, but you do get NFL streams, UEFA Champions League streams, and 24/7 live news from CBS News. Paramount+ subscriptions start with a seven-day free trial, and then plans start at $5.99 a month.

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Stream CBS Online with Hulu + Live TV

In terms of bang for your buck, we think it’s hard to beat Hulu + Live TV. The live TV streaming service is much more than that, delivering free subscriptions to ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu in addition to its 90-channel lineup. This live TV channel lineup includes CBS, as well as other popular channels like ABC, Fox, and NBC. All of this costs $76.99 a month.

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How to Watch CBS for Free

If you’re just looking to watch CBS for a few days, you’re in luck. Thanks to the free trials offered by DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, and Paramount+, you can easily (and legally) livestream CBS for free (this is a great hack for things like the Super Bowl). You will need to enter a payment method when you sign up for these free trials, but you won’t be charged as long as you cancel before the trial is over.

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