If you want to watch Pittsburgh Steelers games without cable, you’re in the right place. Watching Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers is always entertaining – but you may not want to pay for a costly cable subscription just to watch the Steelers. If so, read on, and we’ll discuss your top 9 options for watching Pittsburgh Steelers games without cable.

What Channels Are Pittsburgh Steelers Games On?

To help you understand your options for watching Pittsburgh Steelers games without cable, we should start by discussing which stations and networks are airing Steelers games this season.

  • Fox – 1 game, select markets
  • NBC – 3 games, nationally televised
  • CBS – 10 games, select markets
  • NFL Network – 1 game, nationally televised
  • ESPN – 1 game, nationally televised

So, if you’re in an area where Steelers games are broadcast, you’ll need Fox, NBC, CBS, and ESPN to see every game. NFL Network is a nice bonus, but NFL Network games are simulcast with Fox, so missing out on it isn’t a dealbreaker.

With that in mind, let’s start looking at your options.


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fuboTV is a sports-focused internet TV service, so it should come as no surprise that it’s one of our top picks if you want to watch Pittsburgh Steelers games without cable.

Channels & packages

fuboTV has two primary packages. The fubo package costs $45 per month and comes with 75+ channels in most areas where the service is available, and includes local Pittsburgh CBS, NBC, and Fox stations, as well as the NFL Network. You can upgrade to the fubo Extra package for an extra $5 per month, and get a total of 95+ channels.

The one drawback of fuboTV is that you won’t get ESPN, so you’ll miss one Steelers game this year. However, you’ll get a ton of other sports channels, so this drawback isn’t too significant.

Features and extras

fuboTV has pretty good features, though it is a bit on the pricey side for what it gives you. You can stream on 2 devices at once, and add a third stream if you purchase the $6/month “Family Share” add-on.

You can also record up to 30 hours of content with a free, cloud-based DVR. If that’s not enough, you can get 500 hours of storage for an extra $10/month fee. Didn’t record a game? Don’t worry, the 72-hour Lookback feature lets you watch most games and shows for up to 3 days after they’ve aired.

Device support for fuboTV is also really good. You can stream Pittsburgh Steelers games on your laptop or iOS/Android devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.

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Sling TV

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We’ll be honest. In some areas, Sling TV is a pretty good choice for watching NFL football. But in Pittsburgh, this isn’t the case.

Sling Orange
Limited time offer
$20.00/ month

30+ channels


$20 for your first month

1 simultaneous stream.


Sling Blue
Limited time offer$20.00/ month

45+ channels


$20 for your first month

3 simultaneous streams

Sling Orange + Blue
Limited time offer
$35.00/ month

50+ channels


$35 for your first month

4* simultaneous streams

* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Typically, you can get local Fox and NBC stations with Sling TV’s Sling Blue package, which also comes with the NFL Network. You can add the Sling Orange Sling TV package to get ESPN, too, bringing your total cost to $40 per month.

However, Sling TV does not have any agreements with CBS affiliate stations nationwide, or local Pittsburgh NBC and Fox stations. This means that, even if you get the $40/month Sling Orange + Blue package, you’ll only get a total of 2 Pittsburgh Steelers games.

This is a shame, because Sling TV is a reasonably good internet TV service, with decent features and an unparalleled ability to customize your channel package. For Steelers fans, though, it’s just not going to be the right choice.

Hulu With Live TV

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Hulu With Live TV was first released in 2017, and it’s quickly become a favorite for cord-cutters everywhere. Get the details now.

Channels & packages

Hulu With Live TV has only one package of channels, which helps keep thing simple. You’ll pay $40 per month for about 50-70 channels, depending on your area. Your subscription will include local Pittsburgh CBS, Fox, and NBC channels, as well as ESPN and a number of other sports channels like Fox Sports and CBS Sports Network.

That means you’ll be able to watch every Pittsburgh Steelers game this season. You can’t get NFL Network, but because that game is simulcast with Fox, you won’t miss out on anything.

Features and extras

Hulu With Live TV has some great features which set it apart from the other available internet TV services. First, you get a free Hulu on-demand subscription, which is a value of about $8 per month. You can watch the entire library of Hulu on-demand content.

You also can stream on 2 devices at once. If you need to stream on more, you can buy the $15/month Unlimited Screens add-on, which lets you stream on unlimited devices at home, and on up to 3 at once outside of your home WiFi network.

A free cloud DVR is also included, providing 50 hours of storage. It can also be upgraded for $15/month, with the Enhanced DVR add-on. You also have the option of combining Unlimited Screens and Enhanced DVR for a flat, $20/month fee.

Device support for Hulu With Live TV is excellent. Most web browsers are supported, as are iOS and Android devices. Living room device support includes Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch can also be used, as well as select Samsung and LG Smart TVs.

YouTube TV

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YouTube TV, like Hulu With Live TV, is a relatively new entrant into the world of internet TV but has quickly become one of the most popular options.

Channels & packages

There’s only one subscription package to choose from with YouTube TV, which costs $40 per month and has about 70 channels. For your money, you’ll get local Pittsburgh Fox, NBC, and CBS affiliates, as well as ESPN, and a few other sports channels like MLB Network, FS1 and FS2, and NBC Sports. This means you’ll be able to watch every Pittsburgh Steelers game that airs this season with YouTube TV.

Features and extras

YouTube TV has better features than just about any other internet TV service on the market. Combined with its reasonable cost and good list of channels, this makes it a highly-desirable service for Steelers fans.

You can watch on a generous 3 devices at once, which is better than most other options. But the real clincher is the 9-month unlimited cloud DVR. You can record as much content as you want, and it’s only deleted after 9 months of storage.

Device support used to be a weak spot for YouTube TV, but it’s made great strides in the last year. Now, you can stream on your mobile iOS or Android devices or the Chrome web browser, as well as Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, and a number of Smart TVs from VIZIO, Sharp, LG and more.

PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is popular with its users, but struggling to gain a huge market share, which is unfortunate, as it offers a good selection of channels and features at a reasonable price.

Channels & packages

There are four channel packages offered on PlayStation Vue, consisting of:

  • Access – 45 channels, $45/month
  • Core – 60 channels, $50/month
  • Elite – 84 channels, $60/month
  • Ultra – All Elite channels plus HBO/Showtime, $80/month

Steelers fans can get local Pittsburgh Fox, NBC, and CBS affiliates, as well as ESPN in the $40/month “Access” package, so you’ll be able to watch all of the Pittsburgh Steelers games this season.

In addition, you can get NFL Network if you upgrade to the $50/month “Core” channel, and add even more sports channels like NFL RedZone with the $10/month “Sports Pack.”

Features and extras

PlayStation Vue has a number of great features. The biggest benefit of Vue is that you can stream on up to 5 devices at once, depending on the devices you’re using. This is very generous, and ideal for large families.

In addition, you get a 28-day, unlimited cloud DVR. This isn’t as generous as YouTube TV but is still enough for most folks.

Device support is also good. Naturally, the PlayStation 3 and 4 are supported, as are iOS and Android mobile devices and web browsers. Living room device support includes Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV.

DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now is owned by AT&T. It offers a great selection of channels for a good price but is a bit lacking when it comes to features, despite recent improvements.

Channels & packages

Like PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now allows you to choose from four main packages:

  • Live A Little – 65+ channels, $40/month
  • Just Right – 85+ channels, $55/month
  • Go Big – 105+ channels, $65/month
  • Gotta Have It  – 125+ channels, $75/month

If you’re a Steelers fan, you’ll only need the “Live A Little” package to get CBS, Fox, and NBC affiliate stations in Pittsburgh. You’ll also get ESPN, and a few other top sports channels, so you’ll be able to watch every Steelers game this season. You can upgrade to the $55/month “Just Right” package to get NFL Network, ESPN U, and some additional sports programming.

Features and extras

DirecTV Now has always been a bit lacking in features compared to other internet TV services. For example, it lacked a DVR until the middle of 2018 – and even now, subscribers only get a 20-hour DVR with a 10-slot “limit.” You can also only stream on 2 devices at once, though you can add an extra stream for a $5/month fee.

Device support for DirecTV Now is good, though. You can stream it on your web browser, iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Apple TV, so you’re sure to have a device that works with this service

OTA Antenna – Watch Pittsburgh Steelers Games Without Cable for free

Don’t want to shell out $25-$55 per month for an internet TV service, just to watch Pittsburgh Steelers games? Well, we’ve got good news for you. If you buy an OTA antenna and set it up with your TV, you can watch every Pittsburgh Steelers game aired on Fox, NBC, and CBS this year.

This is because Fox, CBS, NBC, and other such local channels don’t just broadcast through cable and satellite networks, but using terrestrial radio signals. If you connect an antenna to your TV, you can watch them for free.

You’ll miss out on the Monday Night Football Steelers game aired on ESPN, but for the low price of an OTA antenna, getting 14 out of 15 games is not a bad deal. Take a look at the below links to learn more about OTA broadcasting, and setting up your antenna.

NFL Game Pass – Watch Replays of Pittsburgh Steelers Games

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NFL Game Pass is not the best way to watch Pittsburgh Steelers games, as you’ll only be able to watch replays. On a positive note, though, you can watch every replay from the NFL regular season – which is nice for big NFL fans. The service costs about $100 per season.

Interestingly, though, if you’re not in Mexico, America, or the surrounding territories, you can subscribe to NFL Game Pass International, which will allow you to watch every NFL game, aired live.

NFL Sunday Ticket – Watch Out of Market Pittsburgh Steelers Games

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NFL Sunday Ticket could be an option for you if you’re out of the market for Steelers games. However, it only shows games that are aired on CBS and Fox, so you’ll miss out on games aired on NBC. In addition, there are a few conditions to be eligible to get this package without cable – and it costs $300 per season.

You can only add NFL Sunday Ticket to a DirecTV subscription. The only way to get around this is if you live in an area where you cannot have DirecTV, such as a dorm, apartment building where satellites can’t be installed, or another such area like a military base. There are also some exceptions for residents of San Francisco, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Yeah, it’s confusing – but to simplify things, you can use this handy tool to see if you’re eligible to get Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV subscription.

Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.