How to watch the Chargers in 2023 with and without cable: Full streaming guide

Finding out how to watch a simple football game can be complex in 2023.
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The 2023 season is right around the corner and it is a very exciting one for the LA Chargers. If all goes as planned, the Chargers should be one of the best teams in the AFC and have a chance to make the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in over a decade.

Trying to find out how to watch the Chargers on a weekly basis can be a mission in itself. There are so many different options to watch NFL games in 2023, both with traditional cable and now with streaming.

Here is everything you need to know in order to catch every Chargers game of the 2023 season.

Chargers 2023 broadcast schedule:

All games listed will be played on Sunday unless otherwise specified.

  • Week 1: vs Miami Dolphins (CBS)
  • Week 2: at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
  • Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
  • Week 4: vs Las Vegas Raiders (CBS)
  • Week 5: BYE
  • Week 6: vs Dallas Cowboys (Monday Night Football on ESPN)
  • Week 7: at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
  • Week 8: vs Chicago Bears (Sunday Night Football on NBC)
  • Week 9: at New York Jets (Monday Night Football on ESPN)
  • Week 10: vs Detroit Lions (CBS)
  • Week 11: at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
  • Week 12: vs Baltimore Ravens (Sunday Night Football on NBC)
  • Week 13: at New England Patriots (CBS)
  • Week 14: vs Denver Broncos (CBS)
  • Week 15: at Las Vegas Raiders (Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime)
  • Week 16: vs Buffalo Bills (Saturday on Peacock)
  • Week 17: at Denver Broncos (CBS)
  • Week 18: at Kansas City Chiefs (TBD)

The Chargers' Week 18 game against the Chiefs does not have a specified time or broadcast channel. There is a good chance that the game will be flexed to primetime if there are any kind of playoff implications.

How to watch the Chargers in 2023 on cable:

15 of the Chargers' 17 scheduled games will be available to watch on cable. While the Week 18 time and channel is not yet set in stone, the game will be available on cable regardless of what time slot it is flexed into.

Of those 15 games, eight will be broadcast on CBS, two will be broadcast on FOX, two will be broadcast on ESPN, two will be broadcast on NBC and one is still undecided (Week 18). The only games that will not be available on traditional cable is Week 15 vs the Raiders and Week 16 against the Bills.

How to watch the Chargers in 2023 on streaming:

The Week 15 and Week 16 games are exclusively available on streaming platforms. The Chargers play on Thursday Night Football in Week 15, which is exclusively available on Amazon Prime. Fans must sign up for a Prime account to watch the game.

Week 16 is a Saturday game and is going to be the first game exclusively aired on Peacock. Fans must sign up for a Peacock account to watch the game.

In addition to these games, cord-cutters can every single game that is broadcast on CBS with a Paramount+ subscription. Chargers fans can also watch the two Sunday Night Football games on Peacock. Fans can watch the Monday Night Football games on the ESPN app but it requires a cable provider, so it isn't much different than watching the game on cable.

Additionally, local Chargers fans can watch every in-market game with an NFL+ subscription. However, this is only available on mobile devices.

Fans who want the cable experience via streaming can also use FuboTV. New users can sign up for a seven-day free trial to test it out.