UPDATE 2017/2018: The Browns games on broadcast networks NBC, FOX and ESPN are now available on DIRECTV NOW this year, no cable required. If you’re an AT&T Wireless customer you’ll save a ton of money as well. Sign up for their seven day free trial to see if it’s for you:
The Cleveland Browns or the Browns as they are called were founded back in 1945 by Arthur B. McBridge who along with coach Paul Brown joined as charter member of the AFC. The Browns did and continued to do very well maintaining a 47-4-3 record in all four active seasons. When the league finally closed down in 1949, the team joined the National Football League with the 49ers and Colts.
The Brows play all their home games at the FirstEnergy Stadium wearing their official brown, white and orange color uniforms. The Steelers are the main rivals, who would have guessed with a name like that (Steelers), and it’s the longest running rivalry in the industry. At the moment the Steelers have a 70-58 edge.
Live Stream the Cleveland Browns with Sling TV
If you don’t have cable don’t worry Sling TV will hook you up with dozens of channels including ESPN 1&2 amongst many others for just $20 a month. Once you’re a subscriber and have downloaded Sling TV’s app for your respective device you can stream all the channels that are part of the package for free and live. So, if the Cleveland Browns happen to be playing against the Steelers on ESPN, you just need to tap a button on the app, and you’re streaming right away. Now you’ll never miss a game again. Oh, and don’t forget the fact that Sling has RedZone and NFL Network too! It’s one of the only places to get those channels without cable. Try it for free.
Watch Browns Games Live Sans Cable with DIRECTV NOW
Browns fans may be down and out but they still want to stream their games. DIRECTV Now’s service is a bit newer but has all the channels you’re probably looking for. ESPN, Lifetime and of course SEC Network. You get a 7 day free trial so give it a try. It’s only $35 after that but that’s still about a third the cost of cable these days!
Stream the Cleveland Browns Live Via the Official Website
The official website of the Cleveland Browns has everything you’ll ever want to know about the team. The website throws in highlights from previous games and short clips of the best moments. There are also interviews and even an app which you can download to your smartphone to get all the information you need. However, they offer no way to stream the Cleveland Browns game online. But the website does help you figure out where and when the Browns will be playing next, and that can help you determine which channel will broadcast the game live.
If the Browns Game is on CBS, Stream it Free with All Access
If the Cleveland Browns game is on CBS, you can stream it through CBS’s new streaming service ‘CBS All Access.’ Normally $6 a month, CBS All Access now offers a free trial, that you can cancel at any time. Check local listings.
If You Are a Cable TV Subscriber and Would Like to Stream the Browns Live
If you happen to be a subscriber to a couple of sports channels because you’re an average television loving American, then you can stream the channel you’ve subscribed to live. For instance, if you’ve subscribed to ESPN 2 or Fox Sports 1, and they happen to be broadcasting the Cleveland Browns live, you can simply download their app, enter your subscription details and start streaming for free. However, if you’re not a subscriber, then there is another alternative which we are sure many millennials thank us for.
Any Other Options for Streaming the Browns like Netflix or Hulu?
The Browns and most sports are not on Netflix or Amazon or Hulu and probably won’t be ever. Sports aren’t their thing. They are on Playstation Vue if you have the right package there. Verizon has a free app that includes Monday, Thursday and Sunday night football games in addition to the playoffs. That’s free if you have Verizon but only on mobile devices. Maybe that doesn’t bother you, though and you’ll have the Browns at your fingertips. Watch that data plan though because one HD game is probably 1GB.
This year, though the Browns play Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime as well! You can do a 30 day trial here:
What About Other Ways of Streaming the Browns Live Online?
Well, they are a few, but we wouldn’t advise that you use them. It’s illegal, unethical and the quality sucks especially if you need to click on every ad that pops up to continue watching. You’re also very, very likely to catch a computer virus. So support the Browns and subscribe to one of the legit services above.