The best streaming services for watching NFL football

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The NFL season kicks off every year in September and completes in February with the Super Bowl.

If you live in the US, it can become quite a complicated affair simply catching the games on its traditionally available channels. Each day’s play is split over 5 different networks, those broadcasting each day’s play, as well as the consideration required for those in-market games.

  • CBS covers in-market and Sunday afternoon NFC games and the Super Bowl
  • ESPN covers Monday night games
  • FOX covers in-market and Sunday afternoon AFC games
  • NBC covers Sunday Night Football
  • NFL Network covers Thursday and Saturday night games

What you need as a US resident is a package that includes all of these channels. It’s not impossible, or even all that tricky, but if you live elsewhere in the world and you’re hooked up with StreamLocator, there’s a far easier and cheaper option.

Access to the most complete NFL coverage in the world using DAZN Canada

Not only does DAZN stream every last game of the regular NFL season, but it’s a bargain compared to the alternatives.

For just $20 US/month, you’ll have so much sport action at your fingertips you’ll never want to leave the sofa.

Although Canada’s complete sports catalogue isn’t quite as extensive as the German version, if it’s NFL you’re after, it’s got everything you could hope for. Don’t get us wrong—that’s not all it has. They stream masses of sport of every ilk, just not quite as much as they do in Germany. You’ll get Major League Baseball, US Major League Soccer, EUFA Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A, … do I need to go on? Let’s just say you shouldn’t get bored easily.

If you’ve still got an American Football itch that needs scratching after watching all the NFL games on offer, you’ll also have full access to the NCAA college football series. You see, I told you you wouldn’t get bored.

StreamLocator’s alternative recommendations for football fans streaming the NFL around the globe

We’ve got a selection of alternatives that can help NFL fans get a chunk of the action via other means. Here are our best bets:

  • Fubo TV
  • Sling TV
  • Amazon Prime US

What do you get from each, and how much do they cost? We’ll cover those essential aspects to help you decide which is the best route is for you to take.

A quick word about NFL Redzone

The NFL Redzone channel is something of a football fan’s fantasy. With 7 hours of live football on offer, viewers can see every touchdown from every game every Sunday afternoon during the regular NFL season.

Whenever any team hits the 20-yard line, the afore-mentioned red zone, the channel cuts straight to the local broadcaster covering the game. You’ll get to see any turnovers, game-changing plays, and scoring outside the red zone too. It’s really quite the Sunday spectacular and quite the cult channel for football fans in the States.

Streaming NFL football on AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV NOW has 4 of the channels you need for the complete NFL line-up. You’ll get CBS, ESPN, NBC, and FOX, but sadly you won’t get the NFL Network. The channels you do get, though, are available on the basic entry plan.

If you’re already subscribing to AT&T TV NOW, at around $80 US/month, then that could be enough to keep you happy. If not, skip back to DAZN. They’ve got the lot and for far less money.

Streaming NFL football on Fubo TV

Fubo TV is a great all-rounder when it comes to streaming US sports channels, but perhaps not the best for the NFL. At $55 US/month, it still works out to be a reasonably priced option for watching a multitude of sport.

For an additional $10.99 US/month, you can at least access the Sports Plus add-on that delivers the much-craved NFL RedZone channel.

If you’ve already subscribed to take advantage of the masses of other entertainment and sports viewing, then you’ll get ESPN, FOX, and the NFL Network for the games they stream. What you won’t have is CBC or NBC.

For an additional $6 US/month, you can pick up CBS All Access for their games, but you’ll have to find something else to watch on a Sunday night, as you’ll still be missing out on NBC.

Streaming NFL football on Sling TV

Sling TV will get you ESPNFOX, and NBC live. Although you’ll have access to quite a few games, there’s probably going to be just as many that you can’t watch as you can. It's not a great option unless you’re already paying a subscription to take advantage of their wide selection of other channels.

Sling TV is only $30 US/month, though, so it’s an affordable option if you’re mixing it up with your other streaming TV needs. And once again, you can pick up NFL RedZone on Sling with a $10 US/month Sports Extra add-on.

Streaming Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime US

It’s not a must-have, but if you’ve got access to Amazon Prime US, you like to dip in and out of the NFL, and have Thursday nights free, then Prime US shows all the Thursday night games over a subscription that you probably already have.

Catching the latest NFL football from your sofa never looked so good

With our suggestions and our smart-hub, you shouldn’t be far from having an endless stream of football streamed into your TV with the least amount of fuss. If you’re having problems connecting to any of our supported services, get in touch, and we’ll sort things out for you—it’s what we’re here for, after all.

There’s no reason at all to miss the football now—whichever day or night your favorite teams are playing, or wherever you around the globe. And who wouldn’t want to throw a huge Super Bowl party each year? Grab me a beer and a burger, will you?