How to Watch NFL Games Online: The Complete Guide

Are you looking for ways to live stream NFL games on your computer, mobile phone, or TV connected device? We’ve compiled all the available ways to legitimately live stream NFL Games online. Some products are on the pricey side, but some are available for free or are relatively inexpensive.

Sunday Night Football

The NFL’s Sunday Night Football schedule has consistently provided premiere NFL games since NBC took over the Sunday night broadcast. Flex scheduling allows SNF to show games with top teams and with playoff implications even when the originally scheduled games turn out to be less than stellar.

Peacock Premium

Sunday Night Football is coming to Peacock in 2021. NFL fans will be able to stream Sunday Night Football with Peacock Premium ($4.99 / month) or Premium Plus ($9.99 / month), but not the free version of Peacock. This package of games includes the NFL Kickoff game on Thursday September 9th, and Super Bowl LVI.

NBC is available over-the-air, so if you have an TV antenna and live in an area where you can get a good signal from an NBC channel, this would be your most budget friendly option.

Other Online Streaming Services

You can also stream Sunday Night Football on NBC Sports App or with either a cable TV subscription and authenticating through your provider, or subscribe to one of the online TV services such as Sling TVHulu with Live TVDirecTV Stream,  FuboTV, or YouTube TV that include NBC as part of their streaming packages. You’ll want to double check with each of these services individually to be sure they offer NBC as part of their offering in your area.

The NBC Sports app can be used to watch the game if you authenticate through your TV provider.  You can also watch on your computer’s browser at (Also requires authorization)

If you wish to watch Sunday Night Football on your mobile device, you are in luck. Sunday Night Football and all local and national NFL games are available on mobile and tablet through the NFL+ app. Plans start at $4.99 per month and includes yearly options.

Check out our full article on How to Live Stream NFL Sunday Night Football for more details.

Monday Night Football

Since 2006, ESPN has held the rights to NFL Monday Night Football. If you want to watch on your TV connected device, you need a TV subscription that includes ESPN. You can, however, watch on mobile through the NFL+ app.

Most of the major TV streaming services such as Sling TVFuboTVHulu with Live TVDirecTV Stream or YouTube TV include ESPN with even their least expensive packages. The lowest cost package is Sling Orange which runs $35 / month.

As with Sunday Night Football, you can also watch Monday Night Football on mobile and tablet with a subscription to NFL+.

The “ManningCast”

ESPN currently has a deal with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions to show an alternate version of Monday Night Football hosted by Peyton and Eli Manning. The deal calls for 10 games per year, so the Manning won’t be on every week. It can be viewed on ESPN2 and ESPN+. You can get ESPN+ as a stand alone product for $6.99 per month or $69.99 for a year.

Check out our full article on How to Live Stream NFL Monday Night Football for more details.

Local Sunday Afternoon Games

Fox and CBS own the current rights to local NFL Sunday afternoon games. Just like NBC, CBS and Fox stations are available over-the-air and can be accessed through a TV antenna. If that isn’t an option for you, here are your other choices to watch online.


Paramount+ is a streaming subscription service that allows you to stream all in market games available on CBS on any mobile tablet or TV connected device. Subscription service options begin at $4.99 per month (after a 7 days free trial) and includes loads of additional CBS live ad on-demand content. You can also purchase a Paramount+ subscription through Amazon Prime. 

NFL Games on Fox are also available for streaming, but require TV provider authentication. Games are available on your computer via the browser at


All local NFL in-market games are available by subscribing to NFL+. This is for mobile only, however. You won’t be able to stream it to your TV. This includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night football without the need for a TV subscription.

Streaming TV Services

Many of the streaming TV services include local CBS and Fox stations in all areas. Check out Hulu with Live TVDirecTV StreamFuboTV, and YouTube TV to be sure they offer CBS and/or Fox in your area.

NFL Sunday Ticket Online

NFL Sunday Ticket is offered only by DirecTV and gives you access to every Sunday Afternoon NFL game, with the exception of games already broadcast locally in your area. NFLSundayTicket.TV is the stand alone streaming service available to non-DirecTV subscribers who cannot purchase DirecTV because they live in certain apartments, condos, etc. where the service is not available. It also available in some metropolitan areas and available to college students.

The big issue with product is the cost. NFLSundayTicket.TV features 2 different packages that range from just under $294 to just under $396 / season. (Same price as it was in 2020) That’s more than most fans will pay unless they are a fan of an out-of-market team and can’t otherwise watch.

Check out our detailed post on subscribing to NFL Sunday Ticket online without DirecTV for more details.

College Students

NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U is available to students currently enrolled in post-secondary educational institutions at a discounted cost of $30 per month for four months ( $120 total). You’ll need to check your availability before you can order.

Thursday Night Football

A few of the Thursday Night Games (the Kickoff game and Thanksgiving Night) will be broadcast on NBC. The rest can all be be seen on NFL Network, with “most” also being available on Fox and Amazon Prime Video. In 2021, weeks 2, 3, 4, and week 16 will be exclusively on NFL Network. YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, and fuboTV offer NFL Network as part of their TV package. Most of the Streaming TV services offer Fox, but you’ll want to double check in your area.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video is included with a subscription to Amazon Prime. There are three different streams offered on Amazon. The regular TV feed from Fox/NFL Network, the Scout’s Feed with Joy Taylor, Bucky Brooks, and Daniel Jeremiah, and another feed featuring Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer.

For those Thursday Night games available on Amazon, a few channels will also stream NFL Thursday Night Football for free. PrimeVideo has the regular TV feed, the Scout’s Feed, and the TwitchSports.

Check out our detailed wrap up of How to Live Stream NFL Thursday Night Football for more details.

NFL+ Premium – United States and Territories

NFL+ Premium is a great option if you don’t mind waiting until the live game is over. And the games are typically available a few minutes after the live games has ended. The Premium subscription level of NFL+ essentially rolls the former NFL Game Pass (and prior to that, NFL Game Rewind) into the NFL+ app.

Testing this in 202o (When it was NFL Game Pass), it seemed that if you watch immediately after the game, the commercials are still in the game (you can skip them) but after a few hours, the commercials are gone.

It includes not only on demand NFL regular season games after they are over, playoff games, Super Bowl, and live NFL preseason games. The current price for a full season is $79.99/year or $9.99 / month with 7 day free trial. NFL+ Premium comes with condensed games in about 45 minute and the all-22 coaches film. All Sunday afternoon games are available after the end of the 4pM ET games on Sunday, except for night games which are available by noon. Included in the subscription is access to some back catalogue of NFL programming such as Hard Knocks, NFL 360, A Football Life, and more.

Subscriptions run through July 31st of the next year, so if you buy in season you can enjoy all off-season as well. The price of NFL Game Pass is typically drops in season to $79.99 about mid-season and then down to $49.99 later in the year.

Check out NFL+ for more details.

NFL Preseason Games

In typical seasons, all out-of-market NFL Preseason games are available to live stream and watch on demand through NFL Game Pass. Should you wish to watch past seasons of NFL preseasons (going back to 2010) you can do so with NFL Game Pass.

You can also watch local in-market and live national pre-season NFL games on mobile for free with the Yahoo Sports App or the NFL app.

NFL RedZone Online

If you get NFL RedZone as part of your TV package, you can authenticate and watch on

The NFL RedZone is also included with the NFLSundayTicket.TV Max package version. This will run you just under $400 per year and is only available to qualified homes that cannot get Dish Network, college students, and fans in some cities. Check out our detailed post on how to Get NFL Sunday Ticket without a DirecTV Subscription for more details.

As far as the streaming TV services go, the following options currently have NFL RedZone:

YouTube TV has added the NFL RedZone to its lineup. It’s part of the Sports Plus add-on package will costs $10.99 / month on top the the $64.99 / month for the regular YouTube TV subscription.

Hulu with Live TV has added NFL RedZone for the 2021 season. Its part of the Sports add on that will run you $9.99 / month on top of the monthly cost of $64.99 (currently $54.99 for the first 3 months)

FuboTV packages start at $64.99/month. The NFL RedZone is part of the Sports Plus package for an additional $10.99 / month.

Sling Blue Package + Sports Extra – the Sling Blue package is $35 / month and the Sports Extra adds another $11 / month.


We are almost to the point where every NFL game is available to watch live online. As far as we’re concerned, that day can’t come soon enough.

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