If you live in Chicago and surrounding areas and want to watch White Sox, Bulls, or Blackhawks games, you don’t need cable. All these teams can be watched live on NBC Sports Chicago using a live TV streaming service and your internet connection. You can watch online through the web, or even on your TV using a streaming device like a Roku.
Streaming Services with NBC Sports Chicago
Several live TV streaming services offer NBC Sports Chicago in its channel lineup. However, you have to live NBC Sports Chicago’s broadcast area, which is most of Illinois, and throughout northern Indiana, Iowa, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and southwest Michigan. This is true whether watching NBC Sports Chicago through cable TV or any TV streaming services mentioned below.
If you don’t live in the NBC Sports Chicago broadcast area, you may want to look at this guide to work around sports TV blackouts. Otherwise, read on for information on watching NBC Sports Chicago.
Watch NBC Sports Chicago on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV carries NBC Sports Chicago for those subscribers living in the NBC SportsChicago TV Market. You can check to see which channels are available to you by entering your zip code on Hulu’s channel finder.
Hulu starts with a free trial when you sign up, but costs $54.99 per month after the trial. You can cancel any time without penalty as there is no long term contract. The list below shows some of what Hulu+Live TV has to offer:
- live local ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more in most markets of the country
- Carries, ESPN, TBS, FOX, and FS1 so you won’t miss nationally televised White Sox games not airing on NBC Sports Chicago
- Live access to popular channels found on cable. See Hulu’s channel lineup for a full list.
- 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can upgrade to 200 hours and fast-forward through recorded commercials for an additional $9.99 per month.
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Watch Hulu on 2 screens at once. Watch on unlimited screens for an additional $9.99 per month
- Includes all the on-demand access you normally receive with standard Hulu. This includes Hulu Originals.
You can watch NBC Sports Chicago through Hulu on any of the following devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV (4th generation or later)
- Google Chromecast
- iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets
- Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Echo Show
- Fire Tablets
- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- LG TV (select models)
- Nintendo Switch
- Mac and PC browsers
- Samsung TV (select models)
- VIZIO SmartCast TVs
- Windows 10
Watch NBC Sports Chicago on fuboTV
fuboTV offers subscribers local and cable TV channels just as if you subscribed to a cable TV package as NBC Sports Chicago is a part of their channel lineup. You can watch NBC Sports Chicago through fuboTV online or on your TV using a supported streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick.
Like cable, NBC Sports Chicago is only available through fuboTV if you live in the Chicago TV market. I recommend checking their website to find the channels they offer in your area using this link.
FuboTV offers a One Week Free Trial, but there is no contract so you can cancel any time. If you cancel during your free trial, you will not be charged at all. Here are some features included with your subscription to fuboTV:
- live local CBS, FOX, and NBC broadcast in many parts of the country
- a ton of channels you usually find on cable like HGTV, History, FS1, and more
- a cloud DVR for recording TV shows
- stream to 2 devices at once (can upgrade to more)
The monthly cost of fuboTV currently starts at $59.99. For more information on this streaming service, see our guide to fuboTV.
Sling TV Affordably Carries NBC Sports Chicago
Sling TV has NBC Sports Chicago as a part of their “Blue” Package fo $30 per month as long as you live in the NBC Sports Chicago TV market. Sling also carries FS1 and TBS in their Blue package, which may air a few nationally televised White Sox games. However, ESPN also airs nationally televised games, but it is part of their “Orange package.” So if you want to ensure you never miss a White Sox game, you may need to pick up both packages for $45 per month. That’s still reasonable relative to other streaming services. Unfortunately, you will need an antenna if you want all of your local channels.
There is no contract, so you can cancel Sling any time you like. They also offer a 3-day free trial to test out their service. Sling TV includes DVR service and supports Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. For more information on please see our review of Sling TV.
Watch NBC Sports Chicago on YouTube TV
YouTubeTV also offers NBC Sports Chicago live. NBC Sports Chicago is included in the base package for $64.99 a month if you live in their broadcast area. The live streaming service also includes a DVR and supports a host of streaming devices. Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Like the other services, YouTube TV offers a free trial, cloud DVR, local broadcast channels, and many other features. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details on their service.
AT&T TV Now Carries NBC Sports Chicago
AT&T’s live streaming service is another way to watch NBC Sports Chicago live. However, you have to subscribe to their “Max” package for $80 per month. The service also offers a 1-week free trial and doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to two devices simultaneously, with an option to add a 3rd for $5 additional per month.
AT&T TV NOW is supported on the following devices:
- 4th Gen Apple TV
- Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- iOS devices
- Chrome and Safari browsers
See our review of AT&T TV Now for more details on this streaming service.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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