How to Watch CBS Without Paying for Cable TV (September 2017)




CBS has become one of our most asked about local channels. Its great lineup of shows and sports, including NFL games, makes it a must-have for many.

The good news is you have many options to watch CBS without agreeing to a two-year contract.

The following is our guide on how to watch CBS without paying for cable TV.

Streaming Options

CBS All Access

If all you want is CBS, check out its streaming service. CBS All Access now streams local CBS stations to your phone, tablet, streaming player, and more. You also get access to exclusive original content such as the new Star Trek series.

CBS All Access offers a free trial that allows you to test it out before you pay. You can test out CBS All Access HERE.

Other Streaming Options

There is a long list of other streaming services that offer CBS including Hulu, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV NOW.

If cost is most important to you, check out DIRECTV NOW and fuboTV.


fuboTV has recently added CBS-owned and -operated stations and it has a special deal starting at $19.99 a month for the first two months—a great deal to test out its live TV streaming service.

Hulu & PlayStation Vue

If you didn’t find your local CBS channel on DIRECTV NOW or fuboTV, check out Hulu and PlayStation Vue. Both have been adding a ton of CBS stations to their lineups. It is likely one of them has your local CBS affiliate.


If you are an AT&T Unlimited customer, you can get DIRECTV NOW for as little as $10 a month. (Typically $35 a month.) DIRECTV NOW even offers a seven-day free trial so you can test it out before you pay.

DIRECTV NOW has just started to add CBS stations, but if you are an AT&T Unlimited customer it’s worth a try.

Watch CBS for Free With an Antenna

CBS airs for free in most parts of the United States. All you need is an antenna, and you can enjoy all that CBS has to offer.

To see if you can get CBS for free over the air, visit There you can find out if CBS is available over the air in your area.

Want to find other channels? Check out our full guide HERE.

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