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This is How to Watch the NFL on FOX During Blackout on Dish & Sling TV

Jason Gurwin

On Thursday, Fox owned-and-operated locals in 17 markets were dropped by Dish Network and Sling TV, in addition to FS1, FS2, and Big Ten Network.

Some of the biggest markets affected are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington DC — meaning the it will affect fans of the following teams.

While hopefully the two sides will ultimately come to a deal, in the meantime there are still ways to catch NFL on Fox by using a Live TV Streaming Service. The good news is most of them allow you try the services with a 7-Day Free Trial.

Alternatives to Watch NFL on FOX

1. fuboTV

For NFL fans, fuboTV offers Fox in most markets and in the 17 markets that Dish Network no longer carries the channel. Additionally, you will get NFL games on CBS and NFL Network.

In addition, the service carries Big Ten Network, Fox Sports 1 og Fox Sports 2 but also includes Fox Deportes in their $55 Base Plan.

2. Hulu + Live TV

Your cheapest option is to subscribe to Hulu Live TV, which offers local channels as part of their service for $45 a month. There service has one of the widest selection of locals, so they are likely to carry you local FOX and CBS affiliate regardless of your market.

3. PlayStation Vue

If you’re looking for a comprehensive streaming package — PlayStation Vue Core Plan is the best option for NFL fans since they include NFL Network, in addition to FOX.

If you follow other sports, PS Vue also includes ACC Network, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network all as part of their $55 Core Plan.

4. YouTube TV

Similar to the other Live TV Streaming Services, YouTube TV also offer Big Ten Network, Fox, Fox Sports 1 og Fox Sports 2 in their $50 Plan.


If you’re looking for FOX, AT&T TV NOW offers the channel as part of the $50 PLUS plan.

6. Yahoo! & NFL Apps

  • Cost: Free

If you don’t mind streaming on your phone or tablet, Y! Sports and NFL Apps offer free streaming of local games. Unlike Live TV Streaming Services you won’t be able to watch the games on your big screen.

AT&T TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.