How to Watch Chargers Games Without Cable

Watch Chargers Without Cable

Getty Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

For the first time since 2005, the Los Angeles Chargers will enter the season with someone other than Philip Rivers under center. As such, there are some big question marks for 2020, but an improvement upon last year’s 5-11 campaign is certainly still expected.

In 2020, Chargers games will be televised on CBS (11 games), Fox (3 games) or ESPN (1 game). The full schedule can be found below.

If you’ve cut the cable cord, here’s how to watch every Chargers game live online without cable in 2020, including options for in-market or out-of-market viewers:

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Watch In-Market Chargers Games on FuboTV

Note: Nationally televised games count as in market

NFL Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network in FuboTV Family; NFL Redzone in Sports Plus add-on. CBS, Fox and NBC are available in Los Angeles and most surrounding markets. You can check local channel availability on FuboTV here

Price: $64.99 per month for FuboTV Family; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus add-on

You can watch a live stream of CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Redzone and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV. You can include both the main channel package and the Sports Plus add-on in your free seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch every in-market and nationally televised Chargers game live on the FuboTV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet). Or you can watch on your computer via Fubo.tv.

For the games on Fox, you can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your FuboTV credentials.

For the game on ESPN, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your FuboTV credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch a game live, FuboTV Family also comes with 500 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.

Why Should You Use FuboTV?

The most complete package for sports fans. It is the only streaming service that includes every ESPN channel, every local channel (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox), every college conference network (ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network), the NFL Network and NFL Redzone.

It also comes with loads of extras, such as 500 hours of cloud DVR, certain Fox games in 4K (no one else has that), the ability to stream on three different screens at once (meaning you could split it with a friend or two), and the 72-hour look-back feature.

It’s a little more expensive than most other streaming services, but it’s worth it. Considering all the channels, features and add-ons, FuboTV is incredible value for the money. It’s our No. 1 recommendation for NFL and college football fans.

FuboTV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

FuboTV Family: ABC (live in select markets), beIN Sports, beIn Sports alternates, Big Ten Network, BTN alternates, CBS (live in select markets), CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, Pac-12 Network

Sports Plus: ACC Network, ESPN News, ESPNU, MLB Network, MLB Strike Zone, NBA TV, NFL Redzone, NHL Network, Pac-12 regional networks, SEC Network, Stadium, Tennnis Channel

Total Sports Channels Available: 31 (counting the beIN Sports alternates, BTN alternates and Pac-12 regional networks as one channel each)


Watch In-Market Chargers Games on Hulu

Note: Nationally televised games count as in market

NFL Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. CBS, Fox and NBC are available in Los Angeles and most surrounding markets. You can check local channel availability on Hulu here (“View Channels in Your Area”)

Price: $54.99 per month (ads on TV shows in the streaming library) or $60.99 per month (no ads on TV shows in the streaming library)

You can watch a live stream of CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and 60+ other TV channels on Hulu With Live TV, which you can sign up for right here:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch every in-market and nationally televised Chargers game live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Hulu.com.

For the games on Fox, you can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Hulu credentials.

For the game on ESPN, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.

If you can’t watch a game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage, with the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials, for an extra $9.99 per month.

Why Should You Use Hulu With Live TV?

It’s the cheapest streaming service with every channel that will have a Chargers game this season: CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN.

Hulu With Live TV also offers the best combination of sports and entertainment. Not only are you getting pretty much every sports channel you need (more on that below), but you’re also getting Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand streaming library of TV shows, movies and Hulu originals.

If you want to go from watching football to watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Handmaid’s Tale, Rick and Morty or one of thousands of other shows, this is your clear No. 1 option.

Hulu With Live TV Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Hulu With Live TV: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, Big Ten Network, CBS, CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN College Extra, ESPN Goal Line, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Golf Channel, NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TNT

Total Sports Channels Included: 21


Watch In-Market Chargers Games on Vidgo

Note: Nationally televised games count as in market

NFL Channels Included: Fox, ESPN and NFL Network in Vidgo Core; NFL Redzone in Vidgo Plus. Fox is available in the Los Angeles market. You can check local channel availability on Vidgo here

Price After Free Trial: $40 per month (goes up to $45 per month after 90 days) for Vidgo Core; $50 per month (up to $55 after 90 days) for Vidgo Plus

You can watch a live stream of Fox, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Redzone and 80+ other TV channels on Vidgo’s Plus package, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch select Chargers games live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via Vidgo.com.

For the games on Fox, you can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can do that with your Vidgo credentials.

For the game on ESPN, you can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.

Why Should You Use Vidgo?

At $50 per month, Vidgo Plus is the cheapest streaming service with NFL Network and NFL Redzone. It doesn’t have CBS, but you could use Amazon Prime’s CBS All-Access channel ($5.99 per month; more on that below) for those games, and then you’re still at a total of $56 per month and will have every NFL channel you need to watch Chargers games.

Vidgo also has a feature called “Social TV,” which allows you to interact with a community of people watching the same show or game as you. That feature can be turned on or off.

Vidgo Sports Channels List

Complete channel list can be found right here

Vidgo Core: ABC (live in select markets), ACC Network, beIN Sports, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, Fox (live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Longhorn Network, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network, SEC Network

Total Sports Channels Available: 15


Watch In-Market CBS Games on Amazon Prime

If you’re just looking to watch in-market CBS games (there are 11 of them for the Chargers this season), and you can find a different way to watch the other games, the Amazon Prime CBS All-Access channel is the perfect option for that.

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. It costs $5.99 per month but also comes with a free trial:

Amazon Prime CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch every Chargers CBS game on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


Watch In-Market CBS Games on CBS All-Access

This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. It also costs $5.99 per month and also comes with a free trial:

CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch every Chargers CBS game on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.


Watch Out-of-Market Chargers Games: SundayTicket

SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a cable-free live stream of all games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. Unfortunately, the service is only available for people who live in residences where DIRECTV satellite isn’t available (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of various metropolitan cities. 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 out-of-market Chargers games live on the NFL Sunday Ticket app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website.


Watch Chargers Games in Canada: DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every regular season and postseason NFL game on DAZN. It comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, you can watch every Chargers game live on the DAZN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the DAZN website.


Watch Chargers Games on Demand: NFL Game Pass

If you’re not worried about watching games live as they air, you can watch a replay of every NFL game on NFL Game Pass Domestic. It comes with a free seven-day trial:

NFL Game Pass Free Trial

Once signed up, you can watch on-demand Chargers games on the NFL app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website.

With this service, Sunday games are typically made available by about 8 p.m. on Sunday night, while Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games are available soon after they’re over.


Chargers Schedule 2020

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
Sun, Sep. 13 at Bengals 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sun, Sep. 20 Chiefs 4:25 p.m. CBS
Sun, Sep. 27 Panthers 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sun, Oct. 4 at Bucs 1 p.m. CBS
Mon, Oct. 12 at Saints 8:15 p.m. ESPN
Sun, Oct. 18 Jets 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sun, Oct. 25 at Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS
Sun, Nov. 1 Jaguars 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sun, Nov. 8 Raiders 4:05 p.m. Fox
Sun, Nov. 15 BYE
Sun, Nov. 22 at Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sun, Nov. 29 at Bills 1 p.m. CBS
Sun, Dec. 6 Patriots 4:25 p.m. CBS
Sun, Dec. 13 Falcons 4:25 p.m. Fox
Thur, Dec. 17 at Raiders 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFL Network
Sun, Dec. 27 Broncos TBA TBA
Sun, Jan. 3 at Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS

Chargers Preview 2020

Though the Chargers selected quarterback Justin Herbert with the No. 6 pick in the 2020 draft, head coach Anthony Lynn professed all offseason that the starting gig was Tyrod Taylor’s to lose.

On Sept. 2, Lynn confirmed the veteran would get the nod under center in Week 1.

“Tyrod Taylor’s our starter,” he told reporters, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“I figured that the Chargers would take a quarterback [in the draft],” Taylor said in August, according to ESPN. “But that never necessarily changed my mindset or my attack to the year.”

He added: “I was drafted in the sixth round and even that day that I got drafted, I always had the mindset to prepare like a starter. So, regardless of the circumstances, that’s how I stay mentally in it and that’s how I prepare myself mentally.”

A season ago, the Chargers offense ranked sixth in the NFL in passing yards (4,426) and 10th in yards from scrimmage (5,879) behind quarterback Philip Rivers, who signed a one-year deal to join the Indianapolis Colts over the offseason.

Last year’s 5-11 squad also boasted a stout defense, holding opponents to the fifth-fewest passing yards (3,204) and the sixth-fewest yards from scrimmage (5,009), despite losing safety Derwin James to a stress fracture in his foot for the first 11 games.

They’ll have to make do without the 2018 All-Pro again this season, as he suffered a torn meniscus during training camp and underwent surgery that will keep him out for six to eight months.

“This is a guy that does everything right,” Lynn said of James, according to ESPN. “You look at his body — he has eight abs, not six. He eats right, he’s polite to people, he’s respectful, he’s a great teammate, he’s a leader, and you wonder why something like this happens to him.”

Fortunately for the Chargers, they boast a deep secondary. Second-year pro Nasir Adderley is among those expected to step up in James’s absence.

The 2019 second-round pick saw time in the team’s first four games his rookie season before reaggravating a hamstring injury that knocked him out for the rest of the season.

“Nas, he’s done a really good job,” defensive coordinator Gus Bradley said of Adderley’s performance in training camp, according to the team’s official website. “Just his mindset is changed, how he approaches the game. Those things that he’s doing and he’s showing up on the field in a consistent effort, he’s caught our eye. We’re fortunate to have a guy like that (who has) really taken a big step from where he was last year to this year.”


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