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Steelers vs Browns live stream: How to watch NFL week 17 game online now

Steelers vs Browns live stream
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Steelers vs Browns channel, start time

The Steelers vs Browns live stream begins today at 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, January 3 on CBS.

The Steelers vs Browns live stream game is on, and it features two teams in very different circumstances. At 12-3, the Steelers have already clinched a spot in the playoffs and won the AFC North. For them, it doesn’t matter what happens on Sunday. 

But it's nearly impossible for the 10-5 Browns to make the playoffs if they lose this game. With some of Pittsburgh's starters, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, sitting this game out, Cleveland has a shot at winning this NFL live stream and making the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Still, the oddsmakers currently favor Pittsburgh by 10 points in this game. 

This game features two teams with depleted ranks, but for different reasons. In addition to Roethlisberger, the Steelers will also bench linebacker T.J. Watt, defensive lineman Cameron Heyward and center Maurkice Pouncey to rest them up for the playoffs. 

The Browns are also down at least four players, but due to Covid exposure. Linebackers B.J. Goodson and Malcolm Smith, safety Andrew Sendejo and tight end Harrison Bryant will all be forced to sit out this game, and there's a chance that the infections have spread further.

Despite its Covid woes, Cleveland may be less affected than Pittsburgh. In benching Roethlisberger, the team has surrendered most of its scoring potential. In his place, the Steelers will field third-year quarterback Mason Rudolph, whose record has not been very impressive. 


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Steelers vs Browns live streams in the US

In America, Steelers vs Browns is going to be broadcast on local CBS affiliates, which are included on most cable TV packages and available on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV. Game time is 1:00 p.m. ET/ 10:00 a.m. PT Sunday, January 3.

Sling TV, our other favorite live TV service, won't be enough to help, as its array of NFL game-hosting networks — FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network — lacks CBS and NFL RedZone.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

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NFL Sunday Ticket: Steelers vs Browns is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (provided that you're not living in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.

You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.

Steelers vs Browns live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone (and CBS in your area has this game), the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android will let you watch Steelers vs Browns live streams for free, as they've got every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local CBS affiliate is showing Steelers vs Browns.

Steelers vs Browns live streams in the UK

Fans of American football across the pond do not get Steelers vs Browns on Sky Sports NFL, the standard method for watching NFL games in the U.K.  Sky Sports features more than 100 live games this season. The network's listings show no week 17 games.

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month. 

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Steelers vs Browns live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Steelers vs Browns live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.