Where to Live-Stream Football This Season
The 2016/2017 NFL season is upon is! Sure, there’s nothing like gathering around the TV every Sunday to enjoy football with friends, but in a world where television is rapidly being replaced by streaming services, what are those without cable to do? Stream them online, of course! Read on to find out how.
Twitter recently purchased the streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games, which means that as long as you have an Internet connection or a good data package, you can watch said games wherever and on whatever device you’d like (you don’t even need a Twitter account). Twitter will also utilize Periscope for pre-game coverage and in-game highlights. Check out what Twitter has brewing here.
Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial when you first sign up as a customer, so if you’re trying to tune in for the Super Bowl or other one-off games from your favorite local teams, this would be a good one-time option. Otherwise, you could continue past the trial date and pay $40 a month for the Orange+Blue plan, which will get you Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network. And for an extra $5 a month you can add NFL RedZone. Sling TV is available on Mac, Windows, Apple TV, Roku, and basically everything else. Get Sling TV here.
Similarly to Sling TV, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial of Playstation Vue. Sign up for their Core or Elite plans ($35-$45 a month) to get the NFL Network, and pay an extra $40 for RedZone for the season. You can watch Playstation Vue via iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Google Chromecast. While you don’t need an actual Playstation system to do this, you will need a free Playstation Network account.
NFL Sunday Ticket App
Move to another state and still want to watch your hometown team play? Then DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket streaming video service may be your best bet. For $50 a month, stream out-of-market games from non-local teams from the comfort of your laptop, tablet or mobile device. Learn more here.
Fox, NBC & ESPN Online
Available from mobile devices and computers, you can login to Fox, NBC or ESPN to stream games live this season. This is the most reliable and simplest option for folks who have a cable login at their disposal (just use the same one you steal for Game of Thrones). Find ESPN here; find Fox here; find NBC here.
CBS All Access
With CBS All Access, you can stream live TV plus over 7,500 episodes on demand across all devices. Which includes CBS football games! While you won’t get to watch every matchup, at $5.99 (plus a free week trial) it’s a more cost-effective option. Click here to get started.
NFL Mobile App
Verizon Wireless subscribers can stream several NFL games through the NFL Mobile app via their iPhone or Android. Watch local Saturday afternoon games, plus Sunday, Monday and Thursday night games. For an extra $1.99 a month, get access to NFL RedZone. Because this is for Verizon Wireless customers, you can only watch the games on your smartphone. Download the app here.
NFL Game Pass
If you don’t care about watching the game a little bit later than the rest of us, you can purchase an NFL Game Pass to watch replays and live preseason games at $99.99 per season. Click here to start your free, seven-day trial.
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