Dick Wolf’s FBI, centers on the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The cast is led by Missy Peregrym as Special Agent Maggie Bell, the de facto agent in charge of the team in the field; Zeeko Zaki as Special Agent Omar Adom “O. A.” Zidan, Maggie’s partner; and Jeremy Sisto as Special Agent-in-Charge Jubal Valentine. Here is our guide to watching FBI on CBS:
- When Does FBI air: FBI airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm ET.
- What Network: FBI airs on CBS.
- Best Way to Watch: Paramount+ (Free Trial) provides access to CBS so you can watch new episodes. Paramount+ also provides on-demand streaming access to the previous season of FBI. Earlier seasons are only available to purchase through sites like Amazon, Vudu, and iTunes. You can also see our guide: How to watch CBS
How To Watch FBI for Free
Before we look at the pay services that carry CBS in their channel lineup, let’s look at three free options to watch FBI without cable.
One free option to watch FBI is through your local CBS affiliate using a TV antenna. You can pick up an inexpensive antenna like the GE Ultra Edge for around $20. This antenna has a money-back guarantee, so it’s no risk if it’s unable to pick up your local CBS station. Check out our guide on how to choose the best TV antenna for more information.
Free Trials to Pay Services
The following section covers the various streaming services that carry local CBS in their channel lineup, allowing you to watch FBI live through them. Each of these services offers a free trial period to try out the service. Keep in mind not all of these services carry CBS in every market in the country, so you may not be able to take advantage of each one, but you can take advantage of the following free trial offers to check out FBI before making a choice:
- Paramount+ – Streams CBS in 99% of the country and offers a 7-day free trial.
- Hulu Live TV – Streams CBS in nearly every TV market in the U.S. and offers a signing up
- YouTube TV – Streams CBS in nearly every TV market in the U.S. and offers a 1-week free trial.
Utilizing the free trials from each of these services can get you a whole month of CBS free. Read on to learn a little more about each of these streaming services.
How to Stream FBI
Below are the streaming services that offer a live broadcast of CBS, so you’ll be able to watch FBI live. Be sure to check out a comparison of live TV streaming services for more information.
In addition to CBS streaming exclusive programming, Paramount+ provides live network streaming in most U.S. local markets, meaning you’ll get the local broadcast of FBI. To see if your local CBS channel is available on their service, you can check out their free trial. In addition, you can find a running tally of all the local markets offering live CBS on our review of Paramount+.
Paramount+ offers a 7-day free trial so that you can try the service with no risk. However, there are two plan options to choose from:
Paramount+ Premium: Provides live streaming access to your local CBS station and on-demand ad-free access to Paramount+ content, including this season of FBI (Live CBS will still have commercials). After the 7-day free trial, the service price starts at $11.99.
Paramount+ Essential: This plan provides ad-supported on-demand episodes of FBI the day after it airs on CBS for $5.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. This plan doesn’t include live CBS, so you will have to wait a day for new episodes.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu not only offers its on-demand service but live streaming as well through Hulu Live TV. Therefore, you can watch FBI live as it airs with a subscription to Hulu live TV. To see if live CBS is available in your area, you can use this tool: Hulu Live TV Channels by Zip code. You can read all about it in our review of Hulu.
Hulu Live TV costs $69.99 per month. Hulu Live TV includes the following features:
- Discovery and 60+ other channels, including local network channels.
- Price includes a subscription to ESPN+ and Disney+
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
- Supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more.
How Much?: The Hulu + Live TV base package starts at $69.99 per month.
Locations CBS Offered: Live CBS is offered in every TV market in the US except Rochester-Mason City-Austin Market in Iowa and Minnesota.
How Much: $72.99 per month.
FuboTV is another excellent streaming service for watching FBI. Their service costs $74.99. You can learn more about their service in our review of FuboTV.
You can also watch FBI via DIRECTV STREAM, which offers live CBS in their “Entertainment” package for $74.99 a month, along with a ton of cable TV and other broadcast networks. In addition, they offer a free trial to allow you to make sure CBS is available in your area. For more information, check out our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
Locations CBS Offered: Neally everywhere in the US.
How Much: $74.99 per month through their “Entertainment” package.
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