Watch Chicago Fire Games Online

We show you how to stream Chicago Fire online and on TV without blackouts

It is possible to watch Chicago Fire games online or on TV without an expensive Cable TV package. Usually these games are on FS1, but that may change depending on schedule, type of game or national interest.

Removing MLS Blackout Restrictions

Removing Blackout Restrictions

If the MLS attempts to blackout streaming of Chicago Fire games due to you being within the their home viewing area, use a VPN to get around it.

By using a VPN, or virtual private network, your home's exact location is masked. Teams then cannot determine if you are within their blackout "range", thus allowing you to watch whatever sports team you want.

Our favorite VPN service — and one of the most respected — is ExpressVPN. I personally use ExpressVPN, so I can vouch that they work for this exact use-case.

A VPN hides where you actually are on the internet. After purchasing their service, you get an IP address that is registered from some far-away place (think Germany, Italy or Seattle), and that IP is either entered into your home internet broadband router or via their downloaded "VPN app". This IP address acts as a disguise to the various major sports teams that attempt to "blackout" their streaming services for those of us that can simply watch it on our TVs or computers.

Are VPNs Legal?

When used for watching TV and your local sports teams, VPNs are not illegal and anyone can use a VPN service to watch sports without fear of the police coming knocking at your door. The act of surfing the web or streaming shows through another IP is completely legal, and is something even the largest companies in the world do all the time. However, if you hide behind a VPN service to perform illegal activities, then you're of course violating the law - and we would never condone that.

Local Chicago Fire Area

If FS1 is part of your cable package, then your location may be subject to blackouts. This happens because the cable companies want you to pay for one of their packages which includes FS1. Here are a few locations that are within this team's blackout area:

Bridgeview, IL 60455
Justice, IL 60458
Burbank, IL 60459
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Lyons, IL 60534
Willow Springs, IL 60480
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Hometown, IL 60456
Brookfield, IL 60513
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Chicago, IL 60652
Chicago, IL 60629
Crest Hill, IL 60403
Worth, IL 60482

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