The cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Bears game is Hulu With Live TV. For more info about Hulu With Live TV and other live stream options, read on below.
Following a breakout 12-4 season last year, the Chicago Bears enter 2019 on the shortlist among NFC and Super Bowl favorites.
Bears games this year will be on either Fox (10 games–televised in select markets), CBS (2 games–televised in select markets), NBC (3 games–nationally televised) or ESPN (1 game–nationally televised), while one of the Fox games (Dec. 5 vs. Dallas) will also be on Amazon Prime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Bears games live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Bears Channels Included: Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN (Fox, CBS and NBC are available live in Chicago and other select markets)
Price: $44.99 per month
Not only is this the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Bears game this season, but Hulu With Live TV also comes with Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Bears games live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch a game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Bears Channels Included: Fox, CBS, NBC (all available live in Chicago and other select markets), NFL Network, NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on)
Price: $54.99 per month; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus
ESPN isn’t included, but there’s just one Bears game on ESPN during the season, and otherwise FuboTV is a fantastic option. It comes with 100-plus channels in the main bundle, it includes NFL Network and NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on), it has some Fox games in 4K and it’s largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch Bears games live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
In-Market & Nationally Televised Games: Sling TV & CBS All Access
Price: $40 per month for Sling Blue + Orange ($25 per month for either bundle separately); $5.99 per month for Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access
This option is $46 per month all together, so it’s essentially the same price as Hulu With Live TV, but it becomes more expensive if you want to add DVR ($5 per month extra), it lacks the entertainment value of Hulu’s on-demand library and there’s the extra hassle of needing to use two different streaming services, as Sling TV doesn’t include CBS. But if you just want the Fox and NBC games (13 Bears games will be on those channels), the “Sling Blue” option is the cheapest route for that at just $25 per month.
You can sign up for Sling TV right here, and you can then watch Bears games that are on Fox, NBC or ESPN live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
For the CBS games, you can watch through either Amazon Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access:
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which costs $5.99 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the CBS games on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platform rather than Amazon’s.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the CBS games on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on your phone via the NFL Mobile app.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Bears games and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Watch Games on Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them later in the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Bears 2019 Season Preview
The Bears went 12-4 in 2018, their first season under head coach Matt Nagy. Chicago hadn’t posted a winning record since 2012.
In his second season, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky started 14 games, completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, adding 421 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns on the ground.
Nagy said the 25-year-old has taken on more of a leadership role this preseason.
“He’s taken a little bit more ownership in the meetings,” Nagy said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “He did that last year, but it’s more aggressive this year.”
The head coach added: “He’s just more vocal. He’s more confident in what he’s talking about because he knows what he’s talking about.
“Last year, he didn’t know what he didn’t know. This year, he’s growing. Is he all the way where he’s gonna be at the end? No. He’s a ways off. But his growth from Year 1 in this offense to now is substantial, and I like that.”
During his rookie season, Trubisky completed just 59.4 percent of his passes, throwing seven touchdowns and as many interceptions in 12 starts.
“We’re just on the same page,” Trubisky said of his relationship with Nagy, according to ChicagoBears.com. “We’re very similar as far as wanting to throw the ball down the field, aggressive mindset mentality and taking care of the football. I’m speaking his terminology and just being on the same page. It’s all that kind of stuff.”
A week before the season, the team inked left guard Cody Whitehair to a five-year extension. All five of the offensive linemen expected to start in Chicago’s season opener made at least eight starts last season.
“I know from a player’s standpoint that they’re making a really big effort to keep players here,” Trubisky said, per ChicagoBears.com.
He added: “As a player, you definitely want to be here in this amazing building playing for the city of Chicago and being a part of a great team.”
The Bears ranked ninth and 21st in points scored and yards from scrimmage last year. Their calling card was defense: No team surrendered fewer points, and only two ceded fewer yards.
“We are always confident,” safety Eddie Jackson said, per ChicagoBears.com. “That is one thing about us, we go out there and we can see it — especially going up against our offense, the type of talent we have on the offensive side of the ball. For us to go out there and compete and do a good job against those guys just shows us we are ready.”
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