It's always a big deal when the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide collide in football, but this year's Iron Bowl is a little more important than some in recent years. That's because Alabama is in an unusual position, on the outside of the College Football Playoff top four and looking in. The Crimson Tide don't control their own destiny, but they do know that defeating their arch rivals at Jordan–Hare Stadium is the only way to keep their hopes alive. Naturally, the Tigers would love to play spoiler, and you can watch them try by streaming the game live on CBS.
When is the 2019 Iron Bowl?
This year's Iron Bowl will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET. It will serve as the regular season finale for both the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, neither of whom will be in the SEC Championship Game this season, regardless of the Iron Bowl outcome.
Auburn vs. Alabama preview
Could there be a College Football Playoff without the Alabama Crimson Tide? It sounds impossible to believe, but it could happen this year as 'Bama has been stranded outside the top four, a rarity since the playoff system was implemented. The Tide's problems are two-fold: They lost their thrilling showdown with LSU on Nov. 9, 46-41, and right now the playoff committee prefers the Georgia Bulldogs, who also have just one loss. Albama still has a path to the playoffs, but it involves winning out and hoping LSU beats Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. A Georgia win there would potentially leave three one-loss SEC teams, meaning ... well, chaos.
Of course none of this matters if Alabama can't beat its in-state arch-foe, and that could be a taller task this time around without star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The junior is out for the season after suffering a hip injury against Mississippi State, turning the signal-calling duties over to Mac Jones (though Tagovailoa's younger brother, true freshman Taulia, is also waiting in the wings if need be). Jones has played well when called upon so far, but playing in a hostile environment at Auburn will be the toughest test he's faced so far, and as the LSU game proved, the 2019 version of the Crimson Tide defense, while still loaded with talent, is not quite as formidable as some of the units of the past few years.
Whether the Tigers can score enough to win a shootout is an open question, as Auburn has racked up points against lesser teams but hasn't done nearly as well when facing ranked opponents in 2019. Against Oregon, Texas A&M, Florida, LSU and Georgia (and yes, that's a killer schedule), the Tigers mustered an average of only 20.4 points, so their best bet will be to play stout defensively, run the ball and not put too much pressure on quarterback Bo Nix and the passing game to win the game. Fortunately, the Tigers are equipped to do just that, ranking in the top 25 in the nation in total defense, several spots ahead of Alabama.
Stream the 2019 Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama on CBS
As the home of SEC football, CBS will carry the 2019 Iron Bowl. No cable? No problem, as there are multiple streaming services that carry CBS and will allow you to watch it if you want to see if Alabama can continue its playoff push or Auburn can dash its rival's dreams. Keep reading to see all of your choices and the key details to help pick the one that best suits your needs.
Hulu with Live TV
- What it costs: $45 a month following a free one-week trial
- What you can watch on: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Which local channels are on Hulu? ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- Auburn vs. Alabama - the 2019 Iron Bowl on Hulu: CBS is included with the base Hulu Live TV plan.
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With Hulu, you'll have all the local channels you want and a vast library of additional streaming content. And just like the commercials say, Hulu has plenty of live sports, including the Iron Bowl on CBS.
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- Auburn vs. Alabama - the 2019 Iron Bowl on Fubo TV: Yes, Fubo has local CBS stations on its main plan, so the service will be streaming the Iron Bowl.
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Fubo is a live TV streaming service that has its roots in sports. With CBS included in the base plan, it is a great option to watch the 2019 Iron Bowl streaming live.
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- What it costs: $65 a month following a free trial
- What you can watch on: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, web browsers
- Which local channels are on AT&T TV Now? ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Auburn vs. Alabama - the 2019 Iron Bowl on AT&T TV: CBS is part of the Plus plan on AT&T TV Now.
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The Plus plan has SEC football
Get Auburn-Alabama and all the college gridiron action with the Plus plan
If variety is the spice of life, then AT&T TV Now is plenty spicy since there a wide variety of plans and add-ons to fit anyone's viewing needs. The Plus plan includes the local channels, which means SEC football weekly on CBS.
- What it costs: $50 a month following a free trial
- What you can watch on: Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
- Which local channels are on YouTube TV? ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- Auburn vs. Alabama - the 2019 Iron Bowl on YouTube TV: It couldn't be simpler with YouTube TV, as CBS is included in the main plan.
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YouTube TV gives you the Iron Bowl and much more, simply
Though YouTube TV doesn't beat its competitors on price, it does score points for putting local channels in its base plan. For our purposes, that means Auburn-Alabama and SEC football on CBS.
Watch the Iron Bowl 2019 on CBS All Access
CBS All Access is CBS' standalone streaming service, and it's been showing select SEC football games all season long. Happily, one of them is Auburn vs. Alabama, which is good news for subscribers who are acollege football fans. While you can sign up for a subscription for as little as $5.99 a month, you can also stream some CBS live feeds on All Access for free if you're a current cable subscriber.
- What it costs: $6 a month with commercials following a free trial
- What you can watch on: Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, Chromecast, iOS and Android
- Which local channels are on YouTube TV? Local CBS stations streaming live where available. Find your locals here.
- Auburn vs. Alabama - the 2019 Iron Bowl on CBS All Access: Yes, CBS All Access will be streaming the game live.
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CBS All Access includes live local CBS feeds streaming in the app, so you can watch the Alabama vs. Auburn easily at a low cost. It also includes CBS network shows and originals for adults and kids.
Build your own over-the-air streaming for the 2019 Iron Bowl
If you don't mind taking a little extra time, you can build your own in home streaming setup for the Iron Bowl and other broadcast shows and events. If you buy an over-the-air antenna for your setup, you can pick up broadcast network games, including the Alabama vs Auburn on CBS. Then you can add an over-the-air streaming device, so you can even watch these games streaming to all of your devices.
How to watch the 2019 Iron Bowl if you're outside the United States
You could be traveling outside of the United States this weekend but I bet you still want to watch Alabama and Auburn play in the Iron Bowl. Sometimes streaming these big games overseas can flip from an easy score to a major penalty. Streaming services will often block their feeds if you're not in America.
There is a way to get things working again by using a VPN. That stands for "Virtual Private Network," and it'll send your internet through a specific set of servers. It zaps your internet traffic back into the United States even while you're abroad. That means you can head off to the islands, while your internet stays in the heartland.
Want to get a good VPN? It's easy with a subscription services that, for a few bucks a month, tunnels your traffic through different locations. It can also give you security and peace of mind on open WiFi connections. Give one a try to see if it works for you, and then put it to good use. Even enjoy your football from a half a world away.
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