– Installing, Activating & Watching CBS Sports

Hey there sports fans! If you want an easy way to stream live sports on your TV, CBS Sports for Roku is a great option. In this guide, we’ll walk through how to install the CBS Sports channel on your Roku device, activate it, and start watching your favorite sports content in no time.

What Can You Watch?

CBS Sports Network airs tons of live sports coverage across college football, basketball, hockey, golf, and more. Some key programming highlights:

  • NFL on CBS – Catch NFL games throughout the regular season and playoffs
  • College football – Tunes of live college football action from top conferences and teams
  • Championship events – NBA Finals, The Masters, MLB postseason games

You’ll get access to exclusive analysis, commentary shows, press conferences and more around major events. No cable subscription needed!

Compatible Devices

CBS Sports works on a range of streaming platforms:

  • Roku players and Roku TVs
  • Mobile apps (iOS, Android)
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android TV

Pretty much any newer device with streaming capabilities will let you install CBS Sports. We’ll focus on Roku installation in this guide.

Ready to get CBS Sports set up on your Roku? Follow this simple process:

  1. From your Roku home screen, go to the Channel Store icon and select Search Channels.
  2. Search for “CBS Sports”. Choose the CBS Sports app and select Add Channel to install.
  3. Open the newly installed CBS Sports app. You’ll see an activation code on screen.
  4. On your computer or mobile device, visit
  5. Enter the activation code from your TV. Complete any additional prompts to link devices.

Once activated, the CBS Sports app will open to a menu of live games and on-demand sports content! Very straightforward setup.

Pro Tip: Make sure your Roku has the latest software updates before installing new channels. Head to Settings > System > System Update to check.

No Cable Subscription Required

The best part? No cable package is needed to access a ton of games/events on CBS Sports. Much of their programming, especially around big live events, is available free!

There is a CBS Sports HQ channel that offers 24/7 live sports news coverage without any subscription. Useful to stay on top of breaking news and highlights.

Activating Other Devices

If you want CBS Sports on additional gadgets (Apple TV, Firestick, etc.), the activation process is very similar:

  • Install the CBS Sports app from the device’s app store
  • Launch the app and note down the activation code
  • Visit and enter the code
  • Link to a valid TV provider account if required

Below are direct links to activation pages for other platforms:

Simple as that! The steps may vary a bit across devices but just follow the on-screen prompts.

And there you have it…now you can stream live sports anywhere in your home through CBS. No monthly cable bills or contracts required! Everything from NFL football, March Madness basketball, Sunday golf majors, and huge boxing events will now be right at your fingertips.

Let me know if you have any other questions down in the comments!

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