How to watch the NFL on CBS All Access

CBS All Access is an online streaming service from the TV network CBS. The service enables subscribers to stream music and TV shows from an on-demand library as well as watch live shows on the network’s channels. This includes more than 175 regional affiliates, which enable users to stream local channels that broadcast live National Football League (NFL) games.

The CBS All Access app launched in 2014 and enables subscribers to stream CBS’ NFL coverage live, as well as live entertainment, news, and on-demand content. The on-demand library contains CBS original programming past and present, as well as hundreds of movies and other TV shows. The service is available from $5.99/mo. and comes with a 7-day free trial.

This article will explore how to watch the NFL on CBS All Access and answer questions like, “Can I watch any NFL game on CBS All Access?”

CBS All Access plans

CBS All Access only broadcasts CBS content to subscribers. That means the only sports channels available through the app are CBS’s own sports channels. As a result, it’s not possible to stream regional sports networks like FOX, NBC, or national sports channels like ESPN or Fox Sports through CBS All Access.

 CBS All Access Limited CommercialsCBS All Access Commercial Free
Monthly price$5.99$59.99
Annual price$9.99$99.99

Can I stream every NFL game on CBS All Access?

CBS All Access broadcasts NFL games that are televised in the app user’s local area every Sunday afternoon. It’s therefore not possible to stream every NFL game through CBS All Access. Subscribers also won’t be able to watch out-of-market broadcasts that don’t air on their local CBS affiliate network.

CBS typically broadcasts the games of every team in the American Football Conference (AFC) and a select few teams in the National Football Conference (NFC). In total, it carries the games of 16 of the 32 teams in the NFL.

CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream games from the following franchises through the service:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Denver Broncos
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chiefs
  • Miami Dolphins
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans

Users wondering, ‘can I watch the Super Bowl on CBS All Access’ are in luck because the NFL’s end of the season finale is traditionally broadcast on the network. Not only is the Super Bowl on CBS All Access, but the network also broadcasts the AFC Wild Card, AFC Divisional, and AFC Championship playoff games.

CBS has been hosting the NFL on CBS live show for over 60 years, led by its announcing team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, and Tracy Wolfson. It also provides great NFL content with The NFL Today, which is hosted by James Brown with expert insight from Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, Nate Burleson, and Phil Simms.

More on NFL on CBS All Access

CBS All Access subscribers can stream CBS NFL live coverage on a wide range of devices, from web browsers on computers and laptops to apps for gaming consoles, mobile phones, and streaming players. Users can register an unlimited amount of devices on their account, but the service limits them to 3 simultaneous streams.

Devices that are compatible with CBS All Access are:

  • Amazon Fire TV streaming media players
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple iPad and iPhone phones and tablets
  • Apple TV streaming devices
  • Google Chromecast casting devices
  • LG, Samsung, and VIZIO smart TVs
  • PlayStation 4 gaming consoles
  • Roku streaming media players
  • Web browsers on computers and laptops
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X gaming consoles

CBS All Access customers can download content to the mobile devices in the list above if they subscribe to the service’s Commercial Free plan ($9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.) However, the service doesn’t have a cloud digital video recorder (DVR) service to record live programming, so users can’t download NFL games on the service. The CBS All Access download feature is limited to a maximum of 25 videos per device.

Parents can manage the content available to their children through the parental control settings on their CBS All Access account. This enables them to limit access to specific age ratings and require a PIN to be entered to watch content included within that rating. The PIN restriction applies to all devices registered to the account.

In addition to streaming live CBS NFL live games, CBS All Access enables subscribers to watch much more live sport. The service is home to college football, such as the SEC on CBS show, and college basketball, which includes coverage of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. It features plenty of soccer, such as the National Women’s Soccer League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Women’s Champions League. Sports fans can also enjoy coverage of Hockey East and golf’s PGA Tour, which includes two Major Championships, The Masters and The PGA Championship.

The final cut

CBS All Access enables subscribers to watch select NFL games in addition to an on-demand library of movies and TV shows. Using the CBS All Access app, users should be able to stream live games of their local NFL team every Sunday afternoon. That’s because the CBS network carries live games of 16 of the NFL’s 32 franchises, covering all of the franchises in the AFC and some of those in the NFC. CBS All Access subscribers can also use the app to tune in to three NFC playoff games and the Super Bowl.

CBS All Access service comes with a 7-day free trial. Once that trial expires the service has 2 paid-for plans that can be subscribed to on a monthly or annual basis. The Limited Commercials plan costs $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. and the Commercialf Free plan costs $9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.