The Cleveland Browns are coming off a historically bad 0-16 season. They can only go up from here and the organization hopes their shake up of the team’s offense takes them higher than most anticipate. The acquisition of Tyrod Taylor and #1 pick in the NFL Draft Baker Mayfield combined with a tremendous upgrade to the receiving unit provide hope for a better season.
How can Browns’ fans watch their team during the 2018 season? There are multiple outlets which include cable TV and a variety of online streaming services. The perfect option is out there for all types of Browns’ fans. Below is a comprehensive list of the options available to watch the Cleveland Browns Live Stream online with or without cable TV services . .
Cleveland Browns 2018 TV Schedule
Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 2: at New Orleans Saints on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 3: vs. New York Jets on Sept. 20 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 4: at Oakland Raiders on Sept. 30 at 4:05 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 5: vs. Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 6: vs. Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 7: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 9: vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 10: vs. Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: at Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 13: at Houston Texans on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers on Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. ET on Fox
Week 15: at Denver Broncos on Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 16: vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
Week 17: at Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. ET on CBS
How to Watch the Cleveland Browns live stream on Cable TV
The Cleveland Browns will play two games this season which will be aired exclusively on NFL Network. Their week three primetime matchup with the New York Jets and their week 15 matchup with Denver will be nationally televised only on NFL Network. The Browns remaining 14 games will include nine games on CBS local affiliates and five games on FOX local affiliates.
Browns’ fans are advised to check in weekly to 506sports.com to make sure the Browns are being aired in their local market.
DirecTV NOW for Cleveland Browns live online
The basic package for DirecTV Now is the Live a Little Plan for $40/month. The Live a Little Plan includes FOX, CBS, NBC, and ESPN. Browns’ fans will have to upgrade to the Just Right Plan at $55/month to watch the two games aired exclusively on NFL Network. A free trial of DirecTV NOW is available for fans who wish to test the service.
Sling TV to watch Cleveland Browns live stream online
Sling TV has two basic stand-alone packages which are each $25/month. The sling orange package is $25/month and offers ESPN and the sling blue package is $25/month and offers FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. For Browns’ fans, the sling blue package can be utilized to watch the Browns live stream for every game except the ones on CBS local markets. A free trial is available for fans who wish to try out the service.
*Browns’ fans who are subscribed to Sling TV can add a subscription to CBS All-Access for $6/month to watch their Browns when their live stream is on CBS in select markets.*
fuboTV for Cleveland Browns live with Geo restriction
Browns’ fans who subscribe to fuboTV will have access to CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for $39.99/month. ESPN is not available on fuboTV, but Browns’ fans do not have to worry since their team will not play on Monday Night Football this season. Subscribers to fuboTV can watch the Browns live stream every game this season as long as local markets are not blacked out.A free one week trial is available for those wishing to try out the online streaming service.
Cleveland Browns live on PlayStation Vue
The basic package for PlayStation Vue is the Access Plan at $44.99/month and it includes stations such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN. Browns’ fans will not have access to the two national broadcasts exclusively on NFL Network. An upgrade to the Core Plan at $49.99/month is required to watch the Browns live stream on NFL Network with PlayStation Vue. A five day free trial is available for fans who wish to see if the online streaming service is the best fit.
The Best Streaming Service for Browns’ Fans?
Since the Browns do not have any games on ESPN this season, the most suitable online streaming service to watch the Browns live stream is a combination of two services. Sling TV’s blue package and a subscription to CBS All-Access will provide Browns’ fans the ability to watch all of their team’s games. The seven games on FOX local networks and NFL Network can be watched using sling blue and the nine games on CBS can be watched on CBS All-Access. For a combined price of $31/month, this combination cannot be beaten.
The best alternative for a wider array of overall channels and still having the ability to watch all the Browns’ games is a subscription to fuboTV. For $39.99/month, every game on the Browns schedule can still be streamed and more channels will be available for the subscriber.
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket for Cleveland Browns live streaming
Browns’ fans who are not able to watch the Browns live stream or on live TV will want to consider NFL Sunday Ticket as an option. NFL Sunday Ticket is not as flexible as an online streaming service since a two-year contract is required and basic plans start at $35/month. NFL Sunday Ticket is an additional price of $293.94 for the 2018 season.
Cleveland Browns live on Antenna
Browns’ fans can access nearly every game on the schedule for free with an OTA antenna as long as they live within the Browns’ viewing area. The only games which cannot be watched live using an antenna are the two NFL Network broadcasts.
Cleveland Browns live on NFL Game Pass
If watching the Browns play live is not possible, then NFL Game Pass is a good option to utilize. Game Pass is $99 for the season and it gives access to watch replays of every regular season game. A free trial is available to test out the service before buying the package for the entire season.