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How to Watch the AFC Championship 2024

The Chiefs face a new challenger in this year’s conference final.

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This post was written in partnership with DISH.

The NFL playoffs are down to the final four, and this year’s conference championships feature both new and familiar faces. In the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs will make their sixth straight appearance in the conference final, while the Baltimore Ravens are back on the big stage for the first time since winning the Super Bowl in 2012.

Can Lamar Jackson and the Ravens dethrone the defending champs and punch their first ticket to the Super Bowl in over a decade? We’ll find out at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 28, when the two teams take the gridiron at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Where to watch the AFC Championship

The 2024 AFC Championship will air on CBS and stream simultaneously on Paramount Plus. With any of the below streaming services, you can enjoy this game, as well as the NFC Championship and Super Bowl, at home or on the go.

DISHDIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVYouTube TVParamount Plus
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Watch on DISH (Our preferred streaming alternative)

This season, DISH is making it easy for those who prefer a more traditional satellite TV service to watch pro live network games. You can watch live coverage of many pro football games, including most on Wild Card Weekend, on your local channels, where you’ll find coverage for your local team. For a limited time, when new customers purchase America’s top 120 Plus, 200 or 250 packages, you’ll also get access to the Multi-Sport package with NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more channels for sports coverage. 


Watch on DIRECTV STREAM

​​DIRECTV STREAM is one of our top choices for cord-cutters who want plenty of live sports. Starting at $79.99 a month, the basic Entertainment plan features local networks like CBS and Fox so you can easily watch both conference championships, along with more of the top live events on ESPN, ESPN2, and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). The AFC Championship is a great time to test it out with DIRECTV STREAM’s five-day free trial.

If you want to make the most of DIRECTV STREAM for sports, however, we recommend upgrading to the Choice plan or higher. The Choice plan will bump your price to $108.99 a month, but you’ll get your regional sports networks (RSNs) plus over 15 major national sports networks like ESPNU, ACCN, Big Ten Network, MLB Network, and NBA TV. There’s even more coverage and entertainment available in the top-tier plans, which cost $119.99 to $164.99 per month. No matter which plan you choose, you’ll have unlimited cloud DVR storage and simultaneous streams at home. 


Watch on Fubo

Fubo has long been the go-to live TV streaming service for serious sports fans, offering far more sports content for the price than any competitor. Its basic Pro plan, which costs $79.99 a month plus a regional sports fee of up to $14.99, features more than 30 sports networks, including RSNs and the local channels showing the NFC and AFC Championships. What’s more, you also get channels like ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, and beIN Sports, along with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage.

Fubo is missing some key channels for fans, including TBS, TNT, and TruTV, so it’s worth deciding if those are important to you (or looking into the new B/R Sports Add-on for Max). There are plenty of extra sports channels available with add-ons and upgrades, so there’s a lot to enjoy with Fubo. The platform offers a free trial of up to seven days, so you may be able to watch Championship Weekend action at no charge.


Watch on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is unique among the live TV streaming platforms. Offering a mix of live TV and top-tier on-demand entertainment, this may be the only streaming subscription that can make a case for having it all. Plans start at $76.99 a month and offer more than 90 live TV channels. You’ll have access to both NFL conference title games on CBS and Fox, along with more than a dozen major sports networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, NFL Network, and CBS Sports Network. In some markets, you may even have RSNs.

That’s not all, though. Hulu + Live TV also includes full access to Disney Plus and Hulu’s on-demand library, along with more sports on ESPN Plus. Your subscription gets you unlimited cloud DVR storage and two simultaneous streams, so you’ve always got a way to record the action or satisfy multiple viewers at home. Unfortunately, Hulu + Live TV doesn’t offer a free trial, so you’ll have to pay for a full month to watch Championship Weekend action.


Watch on YouTube TV

If you want the best channel lineup for your buck, don’t sleep on YouTube TV for the AFC Championship. The base plan offers the broadest channel lineup of any entry-level plan, featuring more than 110 of the most popular channels. For $72.99 a month, you can get the AFC and NFC Championship games, plus loads of other sports on networks like FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, and TNT. YouTube TV also offers free trials of up to two weeks.

Unfortunately, YouTube TV doesn’t include any RSNs, so watching your local teams will require a supplemental plan. However, the broad channel lineup, unlimited cloud DVR storage, and three simultaneous streams all make YouTube TV an appealing option to try out for Championship Weekend. The platform also features one of the most impressive slates of add-ons for extra sports, premium content, or news and entertainment.


Watch on Paramount Plus

Looking for a wallet-friendly way to watch the AFC Championship? Paramount Plus may be a great choice. Formerly known as CBS All Access, this platform has added a few top-tier sporting events and leagues into its content mix of content. Plans start at $5.99 a month, and even the base plan includes access to the 2024 AFC Championship. You can even try Paramount Plus free for one week

Paramount Plus also has one of the best selections of live events for soccer fans. You can find live action from big-name leagues like the UEFA Champions League, Italian Serie A, Women’s Super League, and the National Women’s Soccer League. It’s not a full replacement for a live TV streaming service, but Paramount Plus is an excellent supplement to any live TV plan. 


FAQ

Can I watch the AFC Championship on Amazon Prime?

The 2024 AFC Championship will not stream on Amazon Prime. CBS holds exclusive rights to the game, so you’ll need a live TV service that includes CBS, an over-the-air antenna, or a subscription to Paramount Plus.

What network is covering the AFC Championship Game?

CBS will cover the 2024 AFC Championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. You can also watch the game via Paramount Plus, CBS’ over-the-top streaming platform.

Can I watch the AFC Championship on Paramount Plus?

Yes, the 2024 AFC Championship will stream on Paramount Plus for all subscribers. Simply log in on your TV, web browser, or mobile device to start watching.

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