Cheer Up by Watching Fam Live Online – Check Out Season 1 Episodes

By Gabriela Vatu / March 16, 2019

Whenever you feel like having a laugh, a sitcom will certainly do the job thoroughly. So, if you want to start watching the newest CBS addition Fam online, we've got you covered.

Fam is a brand new sitcom that premiered back in January. The show focuses on Clem, played by Nina Dobrev, an actress famous for her Vampire Diaries role. Clem is a woman that thinks she has it all after she gets engaged to the man of her dreams - Nick (played by Tone Bell). Her life gets turned upside down when her half-sister moves in and her estranged father (Gary Cole) comes back into her life.

New episodes air on Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c on CBS. So far, it's unknown when the show will have its finale, so we've got nothing to worry about at this point in time. Let's go ahead and learn everything there is to know about watching Fam online without cable.

Can I Enjoy Fam on the CBS Website for Free?

Sorry, but that's not do-able. CBS doesn't feature a free live stream on its platform as many other TV channel websites do. Instead, they're (naturally) pushing their own streaming platform called CBS All Access. This one costs a few bucks, but it's not the only one that will give you access to CBS live. In fact, there are quite a few live TV platforms, as we'll discuss in a minute.

What Live TV Platforms Can You Have Fun watching Fam On?

Live TV platforms are becoming increasingly popular as people seek ways to watch their favorite TV shows and movies online. Plus, this type of platforms is far cheaper than any cable contract available on the market, and you can choose what to pay for in terms of channels. Plus, if you want to quit the platform, you can cancel your subscription two minutes flat, instead of spending hours on the phone. We also need to mention that you also don't have to be home to watch TV anymore, because live TV platforms only require an Internet connection and a compatible device to watch, which can very well be your smartphone. Let's move ahead and learn all there is to know.

fuboTV - At the top of the list we have fuboTV, which is a great platform that started out a dream come true for sports lovers. Don't get us wrong - they still have a million sports channels, but they're also angling towards entertainment nowadays. There are two bundles to choose from here - fubo and fubo Extra - and they both feature CBS. If you want to customize the service you can add premium networks and several channel packs. Read TechNadu's fuboTV review for more info.

Hulu - Next up, we have Hulu, which is a wonderful platform that has been around for quite a while. There is a single bundle to pick here, but it does feature CBS, and it will cost you $44.99 per month. As a bonus, you also get access to the video on demand library, which is pretty cool. There are a couple of channel packs you can add if you want to, as well as several premium networks. Read our Hulu review if you want to find out more.

YouTube TV - Our next suggestion is YouTube TV, a platform that also offers a single bundle to enjoy, but it's one that includes CBS so you can watch Fam. The monthly subscription costs $40 here and the only way to customize your plan in any way is by adding premium networks. There are, however, some pretty cool perks in for you if you want to subscribe to this one, so you'll get to read all about them in our YouTube TV review.

DirecTV Now - Another awesome platform you should try out is DirecTV Now. There are now only two bundles available here - Plus and Max - and CBS is part of both of these. If you want to customize the service, you can add a couple of Spanish-language channel packs, three international packs, and several premium networks. Read our updated DirecTV Now review to better understand what the service has to offer.

PlayStation Vue - The list continues with PlayStation Vue, which is one of the best live TV platforms we tested out. There are four bundles to choose from here, as well as two packs and several premium netowrks. If you want to watch CBS, you're in luck because the channel is present in the Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra bundles. Our PlayStation Vue review comes with all the details you need to know about perks that come with the subscription.

CBS All Access - We can't talk about CBS without discussing CBS All Access. The platform offers two subscription options here - one that costs $5.99 and one that costs $9.99 per month. The first will deliver some ads to subscribers, while the latter comes without ads, which is pretty cool. Overall, the platform offers subscribers access to a live stream of whatever they're broadcasting on CBS, as well as a video on demand library full of the network's shows. Our CBS All Access review features a lot of details you may want to read about.

Sling TV - We're also going to mention Sling TV here. The platform doesn't really feature CBS in its bundles or packs, but if you really like the service, you can pay for two months of subscription to get a free TV antenna. The antenna can be used to watch CBS over the air. Read more about Sling TV in our review.

What Can You Do If CBS Isn't Available in Your Area?

CBS is one of the channels that is available via local broadcasters, which means there are numerous areas across the United States where the channel isn't available. Unfortunately, the problem expands to online platforms too, but it's not something that's impossible to overcome. Live TV platforms, like any other site in the world, judges your location by reading your IP address. If your IP address were to indicate you were actually in the middle of Chicago, for instance, you'd get to watch the channels that are available there. Thankfully, a VPN can easily change your IP address. Here's what you need to do.

Note: We should also point out here that the very solution we described above can be used when you need to travel abroad. Live TV platforms and any other live stream belonging to a US TV network are geoblocked. This means that you can only watch the content if you're within the United States. So, if you ever travel abroad, a VPN will help you circumvent the blockade.

Can You Watch CBS With a TV Antenna?

Absolutely! If you're more inclined towards getting a TV antenna than subscribing to a live TV platform, then this is perfect. TV antennas will help you watch local channels over the air for free. So, the only investment you'll make moving forward is on the antenna you'll get to watch your favorite shows. The downside is that you'll only get access to a handful of channels, which is nowhere close to the offer you're used to on cable or on a live TV platform.

Nonetheless, if you've settled on buying a TV antenna and cutting the cord, you should first go check a site like TV Fool. There, you can put in your address and they'll tell you what channels broadcast in your area and how strong the signal is. Then, you can make your decision on which antenna to buy. Nowadays, these antennas are quite cool looking so they'll fit right in with the other gadgets in your home.

Is It Possible to Stream Older Episodes of Fam?

Yes! There are a bunch of Fam episodes that are already available to view online. The most recent five episodes are free to view, but you'll need to sign up for CBS All Access if you want to view the rest of them on the platform.

If you want to own the episodes or the full season of Fam, you can also purchase them off a series of sites, including Microsoft Store, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube. All of them have pretty much the same price, so you're good to go no matter which one you choose.

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