When CBS started its own streaming service, the first thing most people wanted to know was whether or not you could stream NFL games. Unfortunately, the answer was no. However, as of today, that has all changed.
CBS and the NFL have reached an agreement that allows the service to stream live NFL games on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Of course, this is limited to markets where CBS All Access offers live streaming, but that currently covers 150 markets, which is a big chunk of the US.
Another caveat is that streaming won’t be available on mobile devices. Verizon has those rights, so don’t expect anyone else to stream on mobile anytime soon.
The CBS press release states as follows:
CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream all NFL on CBS games, including Thursday Night Football on CBS, as well as pregame and halftime coverage live on CBS All Access platforms, including on tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, on connected device platforms, including Xbox One and Xbox 360, Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and PS4, and online at CBS.com in more than 150 markets across the U.S. CBS All Access subscribers will receive all NFL ON CBS games being broadcast in their local market.
This fills a big void in the world of cord cutting, as CBS was left out of the DirecTV Now service, as well as Sling TV. Only PlayStation Vue has secured CBS in select markets, although All Access is available in many more.
For more info on the service, check out our review here.