How to stream the Browns vs. Titans in Week 1

Outside of Tennessee, people aren’t going to be watching Sunday’s Browns vs. Titans matchup for Marcus Mariota.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield wowed the NFL during his rookie season, and the offseason hype machine has been building up 2019 as a turning point for the long-beleaguered Browns. Now that Cleveland has acquired all-star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland has the most anticipated QB/WR tandem in the NFL.

For the Titans, it is a different story. Mariota has never quite proven himself as an elite talent, and even optimistic fans are beginning the season wondering what exactly they have to look forward to.

The Titans will be particularly weak to start the season, because one of the team’s few standouts, left tackle Taylor Lewan, will be serving a four-game suspension.  Hopefully, the Titans offense will still be able to make room for Derrick Henry to run, as he was the bright spot of the offense late last season. An aging Delanie Walker will also have to contribute at tight end if the Titans are going to stay competitive. A solid secondary likely won’t be enough for the Titans to keep up with this Browns squad.

Pass rush is a big liability for Tennessee, so if this game is anything less than a coming-out party for the Browns, it will be a disappointment. The Browns have five offensive players on their roster who produced more than 500 yards last year, and if the Titans defense gives Mayfield as much time as analysts expect, it could be a long day for Tennessee.

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Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1pm ET
  • Where: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Streaming: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket

There are a number of options for watching Browns vs. Titans with streaming platforms that carry CBS. However, consult a coverage map to see what game your regional channel will be playing.

If a game is not being carried in your area, the only option might be NFL Sunday Ticket package.

Browns vs. Titans live stream: How to watch NFL online

1) Sling TV

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Sling TV

Both Sling Blue ($25 per month) or Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month) include NFL Network and a number of sports channels—like three ESPN channels, NBCSN, and FS1—and it’s still a nice perk that Sling subscribers can order a la carte packagesSling TV also offers a special Latino package for bilingual viewers. Sling TV is currently offering a deal where you can subscribe for 40% off the regular price for the first month of your subscription. That means Sling Blue would cost $15, and Sling Orange + Blue would cost $25. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)

For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.

TRY SLING TV

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “it’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels.

TRY AIRTV


2) FuboTV

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Fubo TV

If you’re a big-time sports fan, FuboTV is your best streaming service option. If you love international soccer and you’re a Spanish speaker, FuboTV also offers various add-on packages, including Fubo Latino and Fubo Português. FuboTV’s basic plan showcases nearly 100 channels and includes NFL Network. At $54.99 per month, you’ll also get FS1, FS2, NBCSN, NBA TV, Big Ten Network, Pac 12 Network, BeIn Sports, and CBS Sports Network, along with premium channels like FX/FXX/FXM. The only notable omission for sports fans is ESPN. You can add Fubo’s Sports Plus package for an additional $8.99 per month, which allows you to stream NFL RedZone(Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)

TRY FUBOTV


3) PlayStation Vue

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Playstation Vue

If you’d like to watch live NFL games directly from your PS4, PlayStation Vue is your best bet. PlayStation also works with streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire products, but what separates PlayStation from the rest of the streaming services is that it’s also compatible with Kodi. No matter how you stream, you’ll get to choose from four tiers of channels—all but the cheapest include NFL Network. From there, you can also add NFL RedZone as part of the $10-per-month Sports Pack, which also unlocks ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Classic, Longhorn Network, Outside TV, and NBCUniversal regional sports networks. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here. Two other great perks: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s also unlimited cloud DVR.

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


4) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu

Cost: $44.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

TRY HULU WITH LIVE TV


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for college football fans, including ESPNand FS1. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

TRY YOUTUBE TV


6) NFL Sunday Ticket

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NFL Sunday Ticket

Cost: $73.99 per month for four months, or one single payment of $293.96

There are two—and only two—ways of acquiring NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. There’s NFLSundayTicket.TV, which costs $73.99 per month for four months. It’s everything you love about NFL Sunday Ticket, but online. You can stream from pretty much any device that connects to the internet (but only on one device at a time).

You can also upgrade to the NFLST.TV Max bundle for a total of $99 per month for four months or one single payment of $395.99. You can also add on NFL Game Pass, which allows you to watch replays of every game after they air, for $50 for the full season.

There’s another way to watch NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV: Amazon Prime. While you can’t pay for the package using Amazon Prime, you can at least watch all of the games on the service. To start, first download the NFL Sunday Ticket channel on Amazon Prime. It’s free. From there, you’ll just need to sign in with your subscription credentials.

College students can purchase NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted price through  NFLSundayTicket.TV U.


Browns vs. Titans: Why it matters

If this is going to be the year Cleveland turns things around and earns a playoff berth, they are going to want a decisive win in Week 1. In the first half of the season, the Browns are going to see the Patriots, Rams, Ravens, and Seahawks. If the goal is to get to at least the 9-7 mark, a win here feels like a necessity.

Mariota is the clear starter in Nashville right now, but while a deep playoff run seems highly unlikely, a particularly poor performance early on could lead to him being benched for backup Ryan Tannehill. After years of mediocrity, it has to be only a matter of time until the Titans think about finding the next quarterback of the future.

Look for the Browns hype machine to get off to a solid start on Sunday. If it doesn’t, both of these teams could be seriously re-evaluating their contrasting expectations.

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Brenden Gallagher

Brenden Gallagher

Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.