How to Watch the 2019 AAF Championship Game Online – Cheer for Your Favorites!

By Gabriela Vatu / November 26, 2019

Update: On April 17th, 2019, the Alliance of American Football filed for bankruptcy. Therefore, the AAF is no longer in operation.

This year, a new football league has landed, called the AAF, which stands for Alliance of American Football. The AAF seeks to complement the NFL, with the regular season starting shortly after the Super Bowl. If you're already looking forward to the end game, we can help you find ways to watch the 2019 AAF Championship Game online.

The AAF was founded in March 2018, but the first season just kicked off on February 9, 2019. There are eight teams in this Alliance, split into two conferences, and they play against each other for ten weeks. Then, the playoffs are scheduled for April 21st and 22nd where the winner of each Conference is named. Then, the Championship Game will see these two winners face each other on April 27.

While the AAF season is covered by multiple channels with broadcasting rights, the final goes to CBS, who also televised the first two games of the season. The final is to take place on the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, and the whole thing will kick off at 8 PM ET.

How to Watch AAF Championship Online: Using a VPN

The AAF Championship game shouldn't be too difficult to watch online. One way to do this is via the CBS website where you can watch the live stream, but you'll need credentials to log in, which you can get either from your cable provider or from your streaming service if you've already cut the cord. Another to watch CBS is direct via one of the many streaming services that feature the channel. Plus, the AAF said anyone could watch the game for free on their website and via the app. Those who have watched the first two games on the app are complaining about the poor stream quality, so let's hope they change that. Anyway, the one thing all these platforms have in common is the fact that they're geoblocked, which means you can only watch from within the United States.

That means that in the event that you're traveling abroad during the AAF Championship game final, you're going to need a VPN to help you bypass the location issue. If you don't already have one, we recommend ExpressVPN, which is one of the best tools of the kind we've reviewed over the years. Here are the steps you need to take to bypass the location problem.

How to Watch AAF Championship Without Cable: Using a Streaming Service

We don't know about you, but we use the Internet for pretty much anything. We watch movies and binge on TV shows, we chat with friends, order food and groceries, laugh at memes and viral videos, read the news, and so on. So, why shouldn't we also watch TV online? Traditional cable providers may have been around for a long while, but they can't offer the freedoms a streaming service can. The biggest one of them is the fact that you can watch content wherever you may be, whether that's at home, at work, or on the bus. As long as you have an Internet connection and a compatible device, you're good to go. So, let's see which are the eight platforms you can watch the AAF Championship game on.

1. fuboTV

Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

We kick off this list with fuboTV - the dream platform for sports fans. There are four starter bundles on fuboTV, and then you can add loads of channel packs, as well as premium networks. When you subscribe to fuboTV, you'll find that CBS is present in both fubo and fubo Extra, although we do recommend picking the latter because it has the most channels and the best price.

fuboTV subscribers are offered 30 hours of cloud DVR storage space, but they also have the option to upgrade to 500 hours-worth of space by paying $9.99 per month. The service supports two simultaneous streams, which is great, but if you need more you can pay $5.99 per month for a third stream. Read TechNadu's fuboTV review for more info on what the service has to offer.

2. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Next, we have Sling TV, which is a great platform for those who like to customize the services they use to fit their needs to a T. There are three bundles you can choose here, before adding as many channel packs as you want or even premium networks. When you subscribe to Sling TV, we recommend going for the Orange + Blue bundle because it has the best channel connection. However, no matter how good the selection it has, you won't find CBS in there. In fact, if you want CBS via Sling TV, you're going to need an HD antenna. The platform offers all subscribers who pay for two months in advance such a device, so you'll be able to watch the local CBS channel in your area.

Sling TV doesn't offer any cloud DVR storage space for free, but subscribers can simply pay another $5 per month for enough room to record some 50 hours of content. When it comes to watching content on multiple devices at once, things get a little weird because Sling TV ties the number of simultaneous streams to the bundle you picked. More specifically, if you chose the Orange bundle, you can only watch on one device at a time, but you can enjoy three simultaneous streams with the Blue Bundle. Those who choose the Orange + Blue bundle have it best because there are four simultaneous streams. Read our Sling TV review for more details on what the service has to offer.

3. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Next up, we have Hulu, a platform that's well-known for the video on demand service it's been offering for years. For a while now, they've also begun allowing subscribers to get a live TV plan that features a single bundle of channels, a couple of channel packs, and a few premium networks. When you subscribe to Hulu, you should know that you also get access to the VOD library and that CBS is right there in the main bundle.

Hulu offers all subscribers access to 50 hours of cloud DVR space, which is quite great. If you need more, there is an option to expand to 200 hours of space by paying $14.99 per month. Also, the service supports two simultaneous streams, but another $14.99 per month will get you access to the Unlimited Streams feature. This one will allow users to watch on however many devices they want if they are connected to the Home network, but the number will drop to three streams while away. Give our Hulu review a read for more info on the service.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another great option, especially since it comes from Alphabet Inc. The service comes with a single bundle of channels and a few premium networks that can be added as a way to customize the service. When subscribing to YouTube TV, you'll find it extremely easy to locate CBS because it's in the main bundle.

All subscribers can enjoy a generous offer from YouTube TV - unlimited cloud DVR storage space. Not only that, but the recordings can be kept for up to nine months so we're sure you'll find the time to actually watch them all. The service also supports three simultaneous streams, at no additional fee. Read TechNadu's YouTube TV review if you want more details on the service.

5. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

Next, we have DirecTV Now, which is a fabulous service that comes with loads of customization options. First, you pick one of five bundles, but you also have three international bundles available, a couple of channel packs featuring Spanish-language networks, and loads of premium networks. When subscribing to DirecTV Now, you'll have an easy job of finding CBS because it's present in all five bundles. We do recommend you pick either Go Big or Gotta Have It, though, because they have the best channel collection and prices.

On DirecTV Now, users can record up to 20 hours of content to the cloud. Unfortunately, there's no way to expand this feature, so you're going to have to deal with the limit. The service supports two simultaneous streams, while a third one can be accessed for $5 per month. We have a full DirecTV Now review if you want to check it out.

6. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

You can also try out PlayStation Vue because it has some great perks. There are four bundles you choose from here, as well as a couple of extra packs and a few premium networks. You'll have no problem at all finding CBS when you subscribe to PlayStation Vue because it's in every bundle. We recommend going for the Elite or Ultra bundles, though, because they have the best channel selection. We should also mention that Ultra and Elite have the same collection of channels, but Ultra also features HBO and Showtime.

Subscribers of PlayStation Vue get to record up to 500 programs to the cloud, although those videos need to be watched within a minute or else they get deleted. The service also supports up to five simultaneous streams, which is more than we've seen elsewhere, especially at no additional fee. We must also mention the Split Screen feature because we haven't seen it elsewhere. You can watch three different programs, at the same time, on the same screen, which is great for those nights when all your favorites overlap. Check out our PlayStation Vue review for more info on what needs to be done.

7. CBS All Access

Plans $5.99/Mo (Limited commercials), $9.99/Mo (Commercial Free)
Multi-screen streaming 5 devices
Device support Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, PS4, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows 10
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit CBS All Access

On CBS All Access users get access to a lot of content, including shows on demand and the channel's live stream. This is great, but if you're not a fan of the platform through and through, it might not make sense to pay so much money for accessing a single network's content. If you decide to go forward and subscribe to the service, however, you might also want to check out our CBS All Access review because it has a lot more details on what the service is all about.

8. AAF

The AAF is going to stream all the games on its own website and via the app (Android and iOS), and it's all for free. They promise top-notch streaming speeds, and we can't wait to check it all out when the time comes. Until the Championship Game, you can also check out their own website.


What Teams Are in the AAF?

The AAF has eight teams so far, split in two - four for the Western Conference, and four for the Eastern Conference. The four Western Conference teams are Arizona Hotshots, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders, and San Diego Fleet. The four Eastern Conference teams are Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, and Orlando Apollos.

Who Televises the AAF Games?

There are several networks that have been granted broadcasting rights for the AAF season - CBS, CBS Sports, NFL Network and TNT. B/R Live also has streaming rights for some of the games.

Does the AAF Compete with the NFL?

Only in theory. The AAF is a new sports league so it's only now getting its footing, but the Alliance claims they're only looking to complement the NFL at this point, which makes sense since the AAF season starts when the NFL one ends.

We hope we've been helpful in getting you to the right platforms you can watch the AAF Championship game on this year. We'd love to hear your thoughts on the topic, so leave us a note in the comments section below. Please share the article online if you have the time and follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter. for more tech news and guides.

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