CBS is taking baby steps on streaming the NFL online. It began with streaming the Super Bowl, then its playoff games. Now for the first time, CBS will put regular season games on its website.

While it won’t be its entire Sunday AFC package nor its Thursday Night Football schedule, this does represent something new for those who won’t be in front of a TV or wish to follow games on their computers or tablets.

CBS has announced that two regular season games, the New York Jets-Miami game in London on October 4 at 9:30 a.m. ET and the Carolina-Dallas contest on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET will be seen online on multiple platforms.

The games will be available at for desktops, laptops and tablets. And viewers can watch on various set top TV devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Xbox One. And there will be no need to authenticate with your cable or satellite login, the game will be made available to everyone who can access it online.

As in the past, CBS will stream its playoff games, this year being one Wild Card, two divisional games and the AFC Championship Game. In addition, CBS will stream Super Bowl 50 live from and for the first time, all of the ads will be livestreamed with the Big Game.

As for the Sunday afternoon games and Thursday Night Football, Verizon Wireless customers will have access to both packages as well as the Fox, NBC and ESPN games on mobiles. DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers can watch the CBS and Fox Sunday afternoon games online on computers, mobiles and tablets. And those who have NFL Mobile on tablets can watch the Thursday Night Football games through NFL Network provided they authenticate.

Fox does stream its NFL games on Fox Sports Go, but only the game in your local area. NBC and ESPN stream their primetime schedule on NBC Sports Live Extra and Watch ESPN respectively.

While CBS is only placing two regular season NFL games online, this is a marked improvement from last year when it had none. Call this an experiment and if successful, perhaps we’ll see more games online in 2016.

[CBS Interactive]

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