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How to Install and Activate CBS Sports on Roku

Get CBS Sports on Roku and watch all the live sporting events for free by configuring your TV-provider subscription.

Key Highlights

  • Install CBS Sports: Turn on Roku → Streaming ChannelsSearch Channels → Search for CBS SportsAdd Channel.
  • Activate CBS Sports: Launch CBS Sports → Sign In → Visit the activation site → Enter the activation code → Sign in with the TV provider → Watch the sports content.

CBS Sports is the perfect application to watch the major leagues live or on-demand on Roku. If you had an active subscription to an active TV provider, you can install CBS Sports from the Roku Channel Store and stream it for free. You can also stream CBS Sports by using certain streaming services.

TV Providers Supporting CBS Sports: Xfinity, U-verse, Spectrum, Dish, Verizon, Cox, DIRECTV, Optimum, Xtream, and many more. Visit this support page to view the complete list.

How to Watch CBS Sports on Roku

Step 1: If you’re first time user of Roku, connect it to the HDMI port of your TV and go through the setup process.

Step 2: Press the Home button on your Roku remote and then go to the Search menu.

Search for the Channel

Step 3: With the help of an on-screen keyboard, type CBS Sports.

Search for the Channel

Step 4: Select the app from the suggestion results.

Search for the Channel

Step 5: Click the Add Channel button on the app information screen. The channel will install on your Roku device.

Add Channel

Step 6: Get back to the home screen and then launch the CBS Sports channel.

Launch CBS Sports on Roku

Step 7: Wait for the channel to load its contents.

CBS Sports on Roku

Step 8: Hit the sign-in menu and an activation code will appear on the screen.

Step 9: Open a web browser on your phone or computer and go to

Step 10: Enter the code in the provided text box and login with your TV-provider username and password.

Activate CBS Sports on Roku

Upon successful activation, the CBS Sports app on the streaming device will refresh automatically to display the sports content.

Troubleshooting CBS Sports Not Working on Roku

If you had issues with streaming CBS Sports, fix the issue by following certain troubleshooting solutions.

  • Force close the CBS Sports app and restart the Roku device. Launch the CBS Sports app and check whether the issue is fixed or not.
  • Ensure that you’re signed in with the active TV provider subscription.
  • Update the Roku firmware to install the latest version of the CBS Sports app.
  • Reset the Roku and install the app again from the Channel Store.

How to Watch CBS Sports Without Cable

You can also watch CBS Sports without a cable or satellite TV service provider. For this method, you need to subscribe to any one of the below-mentioned streaming services. The only disadvantage with this method is that you can use these services only to watch live events.

All these services are available as a standalone app on Roku Channel Store. These services also let you watch live channels related to other categories.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is CBS Sports on Roku?

CBS Sports is free to stream on Roku. You just have to sign in with the active TV provider subscription.

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