Watch Detroit Lions Games | Live Streaming & TV Guide

The Detroit Lions huddle during game.The Detroit Lions huddle during game.By: Mary Meyer

Watch Detroit Lions games live on TV today or stream every game online with our complete guide. We go over all the options, including digital antennas, cable plans, cord-cutting options and radio stations that cover Lions games, both locally and nationally. We also provide info on how to watch out-of-market Lions games and listen to Lions games online via satellite radio.

TV Channels airing Detroit Lions games during the 2020 season

NFL CoverageChannelGamesTV PlansLowestHighest
NFL on FOXFOX1153$19.00$183.00
NFL on CBSCBS350$5.99$183.00

Watch Lions Games on TV & Online

Detroit Lions games can be watched with a digital antenna over-the-air at no cost, through your preferred cable provider or streamed online by signing into the network's website or mobile app with your cable credentials. 

Sunday afternoon Lions games only air regionally so you need to be in-market to watch. Primetime Lions match-ups air nationally and simulcast on local TV for in-market audiences.

BroadcastTV StationDetroit areaLive StreamMobile App
Sunday afternoon gamesCBSCBS 62 (WWJ-TV)CBS Live TVCBS Sports app
Sunday afternoon gamesFOXFOX 2 (WJBK)Fox Sports GoFox Sports app
Sunday Night FootballNBCNBC 4 (WDIV)NBC Sports LiveNBC Sports app
Monday Night FootballESPNABC 7 (WXYZ)WatchESPNESPN app
Thursday Night FootballNFL/FOXFOX 2 (WJBK)NFL Live / Fox Sports GoNFL app / Fox Sports app

The Detroit Lions flagship TV station is FOX 2 (WJBK). The Lions also have affiliate stations all across Michigan, making up the Detroit Lions Television Network. These stations host pre and post game programs specifically for the Lions, and air preseason Lions games that aren't nationally aired.

Watch Lions Games on Mobile Devices

You need to be in-market to live stream Sunday afternoon Lions games, while primetime Lions games stream live from any location on the NFL and Yahoo Sports mobile apps. All links are completely free, no membership required.

LinkDevices Supported
Lions Official WebsiteLive stream only works on Safari mobile browser
Lions iOS appLive stream only works on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
NFL mobile appAny Android or iOS phone or tablet
Yahoo! Sports mobile appAny Android or iOS phone or tablet


Watch Lions Games When Out of Market

TV Providers that carry the next Detroit Lions game (on CBS)

TV Service Provider# PlansLowest# ChansHighest# Chans
CBS All Access1$5.992
Cox2$25.0035$69.99138
Spectrum TV3$44.99146$89.99284
Hulu Live TV1$54.9974
AT&T TV Now8$55.0049$183.00181
AT&T TV5$59.9974$129.99184
Xfinity3$59.99182$104.99215
DirecTV6$59.99109$134.99266
Dish Network4$59.99115$94.99201
YouTube TV1$64.9997
FuboTV3$64.9998$84.99161
Verizon Fios2$70.00175$90.00264
TVision Home1$90.00166

TV Providers that carry all Detroit Lions game TV Channels for 2020 (FOX & CBS)

TV Service Provider# PlansLowest# ChansHighest# Chans
Cox2$25.0035$69.99138
Spectrum TV3$44.99146$89.99284
Hulu Live TV1$54.9974
AT&T TV Now8$55.0049$183.00181
AT&T TV5$59.9974$129.99184
Xfinity3$59.99182$104.99215
DirecTV6$59.99109$134.99266
Dish Network4$59.99115$94.99201
YouTube TV1$64.9997
FuboTV3$64.9998$84.99161
Verizon Fios2$70.00175$90.00264
TVision Home1$90.00166

Listening to Live Lions Play-by-Play Calls

Our NFL Radio Guide provides every option to listen to all Lions games online. Included are all the available radio services, plans, prices, supported devices and more.

The Detroit Lions Radio Network provides live play-by-play game day coverage for every Sunday afternoon Lions game. The network has affiliate radio stations all across Michigan and in the Toledo, Ohio surrounding area.

Detroit Lions Local Play-by-Play RadioStation/Announcer
Flagship Radio StationWJR 760AM
Play-by-play AnnouncerDan Miller
Color CommentatorLomas Brown
Westwood One Local Station(s) Airing Primetime GamesWXYT 97.1FM, WXYT 1270AM
Westwood One Station FinderMichigan Station Finder

TuneIn radio offers a free, online radio station covering all things Lions. And the Detroit area has 3 terrestrial sports radio stations that can also be streamed online live for free. The Ticket, CBS Sports Radio 1270 and ESPN Radio 104.5 The Team don’t cover the Lions exclusively but all things Detroit and Michigan sports related.

Radio Station Live StreamStation/PlatformSummary
Detroit LionsTuneIn24/7 Lions news, talk and opinion
97.1 The Ticket97.1 FM (Detroit area)Sports radio station for the Detroit area
CBS Sports Radio 12701270 AM (Detroit area)Sports radio station for the Detroit area
ESPN Radio 104.5 The Team104.5 FM (Detroit area)ESPN sports radio affiliate for Detroit

2020 Detroit Lions Schedule (EST)

9/13
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
9/20
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
9/27
4:25PM
Sun
FOX
10/4
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
10/18
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
10/25
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/1
1:00PM
Sun
CBS
11/8
1:00PM
Sun
CBS
11/15
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/22
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/26
12:30PM
Thu
CBS
12/6
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
12/13
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
12/20
TBD
Sun
12/27
TBD
Sun
1/3
1:00PM
Sun
FOX

Lions Regular Season Schedule

The Lions host eight home games and play eight games on the road every regular season. They play each team in their own division twice per season - the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Divisional matchups are split with one home game and one game on the road per team.

The other 10 games of their schedule is made up of - four games against another NFC division, four games against an AFC division and two games against 2 other NFC teams (based on last year's standings). The NFC and AFC divisions they play are rotated every year until the Lions play every team in the league.

Thanksgiving Game

The Lions always host an NFL game on Thanksgiving day, which always falls on the fourth Thursday in November. This game can be broadcast on CBS or FOX in either the early or late time slot though the Lions historically play in the early afternoon on Thanksgiving. The game is always nationally televised.

TV Channels that aired 2019 Detroit Lions games

NFL CoverageChannelGamesTV PlansLowestHighest
NFL on FOXFOX1253$19.00$183.00
NFL on CBSCBS350$5.99$183.00
Monday Night FootballESPN147$30.00$183.00

Detroit Lions 2019 Season Schedule (EST)

12/29
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
12/22
6:05PM
Sun
CBS
12/15
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
12/8
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/28
12:30PM
Thu
FOX
11/24
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/17
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
11/10
1:00PM
Sun
CBS
11/3
4:05PM
Sun
FOX
10/27
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
10/20
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
10/14
8:15PM
Mon
ESPN
9/29
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
9/22
1:00PM
Sun
FOX
9/15
1:00PM
Sun
CBS
9/8
4:25PM
Sun
FOX