Are you ready for some exciting Super Bowl action? If you have an Amazon Fire TV, you have more ways to watch than ever before. The key to tuning in to the big game with a streaming service is finding one that carries CBS.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to watch the Super Bowl on Amazon Fire TV.

fuboTV

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If you’re into sports, you’ll definitely want to check out fuboTV– a streaming service that specifically caters to sports fans.

Channels and pricing

Last year, fuboTV bumped up its local CBS station coverage to include 100% of the top 20 markets in the United States. It has been expanding that coverage ever since. Enter your zip code into the fuboTV website to see if the streaming service carries your local CBS station.

Roughly half of fuboTV’s channels are sports related. Some are even available in crystal clear 4k HD. Many of those that don’t broadcast in 1080p or 720p instead.

Since fuboTV’s debut, it has added numerous non-sports cable TV staples to its menu. These include news channels like MSNBC and Fox News as well as plenty of general entertainment channels like FX, Chiller, E!, USA, Oxygen, SyFy and more. 90+ channels for just $50 a month is an outstanding value. The mix of channels that fuboTV offers is solid enough to make for a complete cord cutting solution.

On the other hand, fuboTV hasn’t been able to reach a deal to carry any of the ESPN channels. If you’re an ESPN fan, that could be a deal breaker.

Features

As mentioned above, one of the main reasons why sports fans like fuboTV is that it is one of the few streaming services that offers 4k streams. According to a fuboTV knowledge base article, 4k streams are in beta right now. Only a few channels broadcast in 4k– and CBS is unfortunately not on the list yet. FS1 and NBCSN do broadcast some sports events in 4k, though. It’s likely that once fuboTV irons out the kinks of this new feature, it will begin offering more channels in 4k.

Another nice thing about fuboTV is that you can use fuboTV to unlock the CBS Sports app. The CBS Sports app is available not only on Amazon Fire TV, but also on many other TV device platforms and mobile devices. Unlocking CBS Sports gives you access to special clips and interviews as well as a live feed of CBS. If you’ve reached your simultaneous stream limit because two other people in your house are using your fuboTV account, you can use the CBS Sports app to watch the game instead.

This brings us to one of the most significant downsides of fuboTV– lack of account sharing features. fuboTV limits you to two streams at a time. This may not be a big issue, particularly if you use an over-the-air antenna to watch most of your TV. But if you do plan on sharing your fuboTV account with your family or with your roommates, the low simultaneous stream limit may be a hassle at times.

In addition to Amazon Fire TV, there are fuboTV apps for iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku and Apple TV. You can also tune into fuboTV through any type of web browser.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Fire TV, Roku and Android TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: fuboTV recommends Chrome.

Related: FuboTV Review for 2018 – Sports With A Side Of Basic Cable Channels

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DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now carries both CBS and all the major ESPN channels– and its subscription prices are very competitive.

When DirecTV Now first debuted, many early reviewers reported frequent bugs. In addition, the service lacked a recording feature. Last summer, those weaknesses disappeared with the debut of DirecTV Now 2.0. Now that AT&T has smoothed out the DirecTV Now interface and added support for cloud DVR recording, it’s one of the best overall ways to watch TV without cable.

Channels and pricing

In September of 2017, DirecTV Now announced that it had reached a deal to carry 155 local CBS stations. It has been expanding its roster of CBS affiliate partners ever since. Be sure to check the DirecTV Now website to see if the service supports your local CBS station before you join.

In addition to CBS, you’ll also get access to all the other broadcast networks when you join– ABC, NBC and Fox. DirecTV Now’s menu of sports channels is impressive, as well. The cheapest plan has both ESPN and ESPN2. Other sports channels include FS1, Fox Sports, NBCSN and TyC Sports.

Features

All DirecTV Now subscribers received a free 20-hour cloud DVR when DirecTV Now 2.0 came out in 2017. Other streaming services offer more recording time, but 20 hours is enough time to record more than a few sports games if you don’t have time to watch them live.

Another new feature that came out with the 2.0 upgrade was the ability to unlock a third simultaneous stream. If the default two stream limit starts to get annoying, you can upgrade to three streams for an extra $5 per month.

One additional feature of DirecTV Now is its best-in-class support for TV Everywhere. Almost every major cable TV channel offers additional content and access to live streams to people who subscribe to a cable TV service. Your DirecTV Now credentials will give you full access to a large number of those sites. The CBS Sports app is one of many TV Everywhere apps that DirecTV Now unlocks.

In addition to Amazon Fire TV, DirecTV Now has apps for a large number of TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Fire TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

DirecTV Now tends to offer better signup deals compared to other streaming services. They usually send you some kind of free TV device when you subscribe. Check the DirecTV Now website for more information.

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PlayStation Vue

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Like DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue offers a complete cord-cutting solution with its large menu of available channels. It’s a bit pricier than DirecTV Now, but it has better features.

Despite what the PlayStation Vue brand name suggests, you don’t need a PlayStation Vue to sign up.

Channels and pricing

Last summer, PlayStation Vue announced that it had added 200 local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC broadcast stations to its roster of partner stations. Be sure to check the PlayStation Vue website to see what local stations you’ll get before you join.

PlayStation Vue subscription prices start at $45. That’s a bit more expensive compared to some of the other streaming services, but the mix of channels that you get is competitive.

  • Access: 45+ channels for $45 per month.
  • Core: 70+ channels for $50 per month.
  • Elite: 94 channels for $60 per month.
  • Ultra: 96 channels, including HBO and Showtime, for $80 per month.

If you’re an NFL fanatic, you may want to look into PlayStation Vue’s $10/month Sports Pack. With that you’ll get NFL Red Zone, ESPN Goal Line and several other popular sports channels including MLB Strike Zone, ESPN Classic, Fox Sports and NBCSN.

Features

When it comes to account sharing, it’s hard to top PlayStation Vue. The simultaneous stream limit is five. That means that you can share your account with five other people and you can all watch TV at the same time.

Every PlayStation Vue subscriber gets their own unlimited cloud DVR. This lets you record as much as you want, without having to worry about limits– another convenient feature.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is a relatively new streaming service that integrates with Hulu’s on-demand offerings. Its $40-per-month one-size-fits-all subscription package isn’t very customizable compared to other streamings services’ offerings. However, it’s an inexpensive way to stream not only your local CBS affiliate but also all the most popular ESPN channels.

Channels and pricing

Hulu inked a deal to carry CBS channels back in 2017. Then, in September of 2018, Hulu reached another agreement to broadcast all 171 Next Star-owned CBS affiliates across the country. Because of these deals, the odds that Hulu carries your local CBS affiliate are likely quite high.

Of course, be sure to enter your zip code into the Hulu website before you join. This will help you make sure that you’ll know exactly what local channels you get before you commit.

Hulu carries several different sports channels, including ESPNU, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and more.

Features

Hulu with Live TV has average features, but you can upgrade them to make them a bit better.

As its name suggests, the $15 per month Unlimited Screens plan eliminates the problem of error messages related account sharing restrictions. However, without Unlimited Screens, you’re limited to just two simultaneous streams.

By default, you can record up to 50 hours of TV with Hulu with Live TV’s free cloud DVR. The $15 Enhanced Cloud upgrade DVR gives you 200 hours. With several other streaming services now offering free unlimited cloud DVRs, the Enhanced Cloud DVR add-on seems a bit overpriced.

One of the main benefits of Hulu with Live TV is that you get free access to Hulu’s on-demand catalog. There are thousands of on-demand TV show episodes and movies to enjoy on Hulu– and quite a few critically acclaimed originals.

Another advantage that Hulu with Live TV has over the competition is top notch devices support. Few other streaming services have a Nintendo Switch app. The only omission here is PlayStation– but that’s likely because PlayStation doesn’t want Hulu to compete with PlayStation Vue.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Fire TV, Samsung and LG smart TVs.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: iOS and Android.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Safari 10+, or Firefox 15+.

What’s the best way to watch the Super Bowl on Amazon Fire TV?

When streaming services first debuted a few years ago, very few of them let you stream your local TV stations. This meant that during the Super Bowl, most cord cutters only had one way to watch the game: via their over-the-air TV antennas. Today, there are many more options for tuning in via the internet.

This time around, CBS will broadcast the Super Bowl. A number of streaming services have made deals with local CBS stations. fuboTV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue and Hulu with Live TV all carry CBS– and all of them are excellent alternatives to traditional cable services. And they all have apps for Amazon Fire TV, as well.

Fortunately, all the streaming services mentioned above have free trials. That means that you can sign up with all of them if you like and evaluate them yourself ahead of the game.

If you like sports and you have a TV that is capable of playing 4k HD streams, fuboTV is probably your best option. If you own a PlayStation, it may make more sense to go with PlayStation Vue because you access Vue through both Amazon Fire TV and through your PlayStation console. The cheapest way to watch is through DirecTV Now. Hulu with Live TV has excellent CBS coverage, plus a huge lineup of on-demand content.

Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.