The Cleveland Browns have intense fans in Ohio but, as an old franchise, they have fans all over the nation – who aren’t always served well by the way NFL season games are broadcast. Find out how to watch these out-of-market games.
In a hurry? YouTube’s NFL Sunday Ticket is the only golden ticket to all the Browns games but there are other options for out-of-market games. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re out of luck:
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- ExpressVPN: Get the games you want to watch no matter where you are with private browsing and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Fubo: Watch all local and primetime games as well as all the action Sunday afternoon with NFL RedZone. Sign up for a free trial!
- NFL Sunday Ticket: Available through YouTube and YouTube TV.
- DAZN Canada is streaming every NFL game live, which means preseason, regular games, playoff games, and of course the Super Bowl.
Cleveland Brown fans may complain, but they are loyal to their team. The Browns last made the playoffs in 2020 when they finished third in the AFC North and won the wildcard game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They went on to lose in the Divisional Round to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cleveland has not won an NFL championship since 1964 and has suffered mostly losing seasons. Nevertheless, native Ohioans are football fanatics and love to watch their favorite team no matter where they live in the United States.
This Week’s Cleveland Browns Game
- Sun Dec 10 : vs Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
How to Watch Out-of-Market Cleveland Browns Games
For most football lovers, being an NFL fan is simple. Your favorite team usually only plays a maximum of one game per week, although the time between rounds can sometimes shorten the days between contests if your team is on one of the weekly evening broadcasts.
The drawback comes when you move away from home. NFL coverage is regionalized, meaning you’ll only receive a limited choice of live games on Sunday afternoon as Fox and CBS only broadcast two football games each on Sunday afternoon.
When you’re in your local market, you’ll get the Browns and whatever other teams the networks have chosen for regionalized broadcasts on the local affiliates. But you’ll often be out of luck if you’re in a location across the country. For example, you won’t usually see a Cleveland Browns game in somewhere like San Francisco.
In the past several years, most professional leagues have found a solution. For basketball, it’s the NBA League Pass, while MLB.TV takes care of baseball fans. ESPN+ serves hockey and MLS fans. Fortunately, Cleveland Browns fans have a solution, too: NFL Sunday Ticket.
NFL Sunday Ticket is only available from YouTube and YouTube TV.
What Channels Do I Need to Watch Out-of-Market Cleveland Browns Games?
You have other options to watch Browns games when out-of-market.
- NFL Sunday Ticket: This resource is stellar for Browns fans outside of the Cleveland market, but you’ll only be able to access it with a YouTube or YouTube TV subscription.
- NFL RedZone: While you don’t get to watch the entire game, this option allows you to watch highlights and key plays in each game as they occur on Sunday afternoons. The feed jumps from game to game, letting you see the action within minutes. (NFL RedZone Out-of-Market)
- NFL+ Premium: If you don’t mind waiting until the Browns game is over, try this option, as it gives you access to on-demand replays of all NFL games for $9.99 per month. You’ll also enjoy live in-market games, primetime contests, and all out-of-market preseason games on your mobile devices. (NFL+ review)
- VPN: Find a reliable premium VPN service so you can connect to an extensive list of servers around the world, including ones in a location that has access to the NFL games you want to watch. (Out-of-Market Viewing With a VPN)
- SiriusXM: You won’t see the games, but you can hear all the action on Sirius XM NFL Radio. NFL+ offers this service, too.
- Other Options: If these resources don’t work for you, ask friends or head over to the local sports bar with access to NFL games. You may just find a new friend who is a Cleveland Browns fan.
If you’re outside the United States, try NFL Game Pass International, which has games from the Browns and all other NFL teams.
Watch the Browns on NFL RedZone
NFL RedZone is widely available through live TV streaming services like DIRECTV STREAM: DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice plan costs :directv-price-price:. It has 100+ channels including NFL Network, unlimited cloud DVR, and streaming on unlimited devices. NFL RedZone is included in the Sports Plus add-on. (See our full DIRECTV STREAM review.)
Read our NFL RedZone page for more details.
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Devices to Live Stream Out-of-Market Games With Cleveland Browns
Many different devices will live stream Cleveland Browns games.
Tech experts consider Roku’s various devices the best on the market, but these do not support VPNs – you’ll have to set it up on your router instead, using instructions from your VPN provider.
You can also use Amazon Fire TV/Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android and Apple devices, and Samsung Smart TVs.
Cleveland Browns fans who live away from their home turf have many viable options for watching games. YouTube and YouTube TV offer the best option with NFL Sunday Ticket, but if that doesn’t work, consider getting Sling TV or Fubo with the NFL RedZone add-on.
Would DIRECTV STREAM give me Browns games?
Yes, it will. It’s great for folks who live in the Cleveland media market as well as for out-of-market viewing alternatives. You can get NFL RedZone and NFL Network with it. So, for most fans, it’s a good choice.
What radio stations are the Cleveland Browns on?
Cleveland Browns games are broadcast on their flagship stations 850 AM (850 ESPN Cleveland), 92.3 FM (The Fan), and 98.5 FM (WNCX). Radio feeds are also available to stream online through Sirius XM NFL Radio. NFL+ or NFL+ Premium subscribers in the US can listen to live game audio through supported devices.
Do Cleveland Browns games sell out?
Yes, Cleveland Browns games often sell out. Fortunately, for the games that do not sell out, local viewers can catch the action without blackouts (NFL does not impose its blackout policy anymore). For games that are sold out, fans who were unable to get a ticket can still watch them through NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL RedZone, or any of the other options discussed above.
What if I want to watch out-of-market games from other NFL teams in addition to the Cleveland Browns?
You’ll find everything you need to know about any NFL team on HotDog. Just start with our main NFL page and branch out from there. We cover everything from the preseason to the draft as well as every game throughout the season, all the way through the Super Bowl.
We’ve got individual viewer’s guides for watching out-of-market NFL games for each team:
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