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How to Watch NFL Games Online: The Complete Guide

Are you looking for ways to watch live streamed 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.

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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.

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. In order to live stream Sunday Night Football to your computer or TV connected devices, you’ll need to either have a cable TV subscription and authenticate through your provider, or subscribe to one of the online TV services such as Sling TVHulu with Live TVAT&T TV Now,  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 NBCSports.com.

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 for free by using the Yahoo Sports App or the NFL app. All you need to do is install one of those apps on your Android or iOS device.

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

Monday Night Football

ESPN currently holds 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 for free on mobile.

Most of the major TV streaming services such as Sling TVFuboTVHulu with Live TVAT&T TV Now, or YouTube TV include ESPN with even their least expensive packages. The lowest cost package is Sling Orange which runs $30 / month.

As with Sunday Night Football, you can also watch Monday Night Football on mobile for free with the Yahoo Sports App or the NFL app. This is the only truly “free” option for live streaming Monday Night Football.

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.

CBS All-Access

CBS All Access 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 $5.99 per month (after a 7 days free trial) and includes loads of additional CBS live ad on-demand content. You can also purchase a CBS All Access subscription through Amazon Prime. If you sign up through Amazon and want to use a CBS app on mobile, Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox, etc., you’ll need to verify your Amazon account here.

NFL Games on Fox are also available for streaming, but require TV provider authentication. Games are available on your computer via the browser at FoxSports.com, or on mobile, tablet, or TV connected devices via the Fox Sports To Go app.

Mobile

All local NFL in-market games are available through the Yahoo Sports App or the NFL app. This is for mobile only, however. You won’t be able to stream it to your TV.

Streaming TV Services

Many of the streaming TV services include local CBS and Fox stations in all areas. Check out Hulu with Live TVAT&T TV NowFuboTV, 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. 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 $24.99 per month for four months ( $99.96 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” being available on Fox and Amazon Prime Video. In 2020, weeks 2, 3, and 4 will be exclusively on NFL Network. YouTube TV and fuboTV both offer NFL Network as part of their TV package. ($64.99 / month). 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.

All mobile users can live stream Thursday Night Football for free with the Yahoo Sports App or the NFL app.

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

NFL Game Pass – United States and Territories

NFL Game Pass is a great option if you don’t mind waiting for the next day.  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 $99/year. NFL Game Pass 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 Game Pass for more details.

NFL Preseason Games

The NFL preseason was cancelled in 2020, but 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 NFL.com

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:

Update: YouTube TV has added the NFL RedZone to it’s 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.

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

Overview

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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