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How to Watch NFL Football Games Live Without Cable in 2023

Updated on Jason Gurwin

Best Way to Watch Every NFL Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for each NFL team so you won’t miss a single play. The best way to choose a live sports streaming services is to check our streaming guide for your favorite NFL team.

How to Watch Local & National NFL Games

Most National Football League (NFL) telecasts will air on CBS for AFC teams and FOX for NFC teams. Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, Monday Night Football airs on ESPN, and Thursday Night Football will now air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

In 2022, NFL Network will air three exclusively international games (London and Munich), while ESPN+ will carry an exclusive game from Wembley Stadium.

To watch NFL on CBS, NFL on FOX, Monday Night Football on ESPN, and NFL Network online without cable, you will need a subscription to one of the major Live TV Streaming Services.

You can choose between fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial 50% OFF Sign Up
$74.99 $74.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
CBS - - -
Fox - -
NBC - -
ESPN - -
NFL Network - - -

Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream your local NFL games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.

Not every live streaming service has locals in every market. Fortunately, at least one streaming service includes the main CBS or FOX affiliate in the local market of every NFL team.

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up 50% OFF Sign Up
$74.99 $74.99 $69.99 $40 $40 $64.99
Arizona Cardinals
Fox
-
Atlanta Falcons
Fox
-
Baltimore Ravens
CBS
- -
Buffalo Bills
CBS
- -
Carolina Panthers
Fox
- *
Chicago Bears
Fox
-
Cincinnati Bengals
CBS
- -
Cleveland Browns
CBS
- -
Dallas Cowboys
Fox
-
Denver Broncos
CBS
- -
Detroit Lions
Fox
-
Green Bay Packers
Fox
-
Houston Texans
CBS
- -
Indianapolis Colts
CBS
- -
Jacksonville Jaguars
CBS
- -
Kansas City Chiefs
CBS
- -
Las Vegas Raiders
CBS
- -
Los Angeles Chargers
CBS
- -
Los Angeles Rams
Fox
-
Miami Dolphins
CBS
- -
Minnesota Vikings
Fox
-
New England Patriots
CBS
- -
New Orleans Saints
Fox
- *
New York Giants
Fox
-
New York Jets
CBS
- -
Philadelphia Eagles
Fox
-
Pittsburgh Steelers
CBS
- -
San Francisco 49ers
Fox
-
Seattle Seahawks
Fox
-
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fox
-
Tennessee Titans
CBS
- -
Washington Commanders
Fox
-

Amazon Prime Video

If you want to stream Thursday Night Football, it will be streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which is available with a 30-Day Free Trial. If the teams are playing in your local market, the game will also be simulcast on a local affiliate, which can be watch via antenna or on a Live TV Streaming Service.


Paramount+

Additionally, Paramount+ provides an option for AFC fans to get their local CBS games for only $4.99 / month. This is the cheapest option to get some games of your favorite AFC team.


Peacock

If you want to stream Sunday Night Football, it will be simulcast on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month (free for Xfinity subscribers).


NFL+

NFL+ is a new streaming service that combines the features of NFL GamePass and mobile streaming of live local telecasts.

With a subscription to NFL+, you will be able to watch all regular season and playoff games available in your local market on your mobile phone and tablet. NFL+ also includes live radio broadcast and NFL library programming on-demand, ad-free.

If you upgrade to NFL+ Premium, you will also get all NFL games on-demand, immediately after they air, which can be viewed across all devices including Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, and your Smart TV.

During the preseason, with both plans, you can watch all out-of-market games with NFL+, but if you want out-of-market regular season games, you’ll need NFL Sunday Ticket.

NFL+ is $4.99 a month, after 7-Day Free Trial or $29.99 for the entire season. If you upgrade to NFL+ Premium, it is $9.99 a month, or $79.99/year.


OTA Antenna

Since most games are on local TV, you also have the option of just using an OTA antenna to get CBS, FOX, and NBC. We suggest the Mohu Leaf 30 (30-mile range) or Mohu Leaf 50 (60-mile range).

Mohu Leaf 30

Up to 30 Mile Range

Mohu Leaf 50

Up to 60 Mile Range

How to Watch NFL RedZone Channel

NFL RedZone

One of football fans favorite channels is NFL RedZone. Instead of showing an entire telecast of a single game, it switches around between every game to show those with the most action.

fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV, all offer NFL RedZone, as part of a $10-11 Sports add-on.

With both fuboTV and Sling TV you will also get NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and NHL Network.

You can also get the channel in the NFL App for $35 per season, but it only works on mobile and tablets (you can’t Cast the stream to your TV).

DTV STREAM fuboTV Hulu Philo Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial 50% OFF Sign Up
$74.99 $74.99 $69.99 $25 $40 $40 $64.99
NFL RedZone - ^ $11 ^ $10 - - ^ $11 ^ $11

How to Watch Out-of-Market Broadcasts

NFL Sunday Ticket Online

If you live away from your favorite team, you may be able to subscribe to SundayTicket.TV to stream out-of-market games online. To be eligible you have to be in an house or apartment that cannot receive DirecTV, or be a student or recent graduate. Starting next season, NFL Sunday Ticket will likely go to a streaming service.

If you can get DirecTV, new subscribers can get NFL Sunday Ticket for free as part of their satellite plan.

NFLSundayTicket.TV offers two plans: TO GO: $73.49/mo. ($293.96/season) and MAX: $99.99/mo. ($395.99/season). While both offer the ability to stream out-of-market NFL broadcasts online, the main difference is that the MAX plans includes NFL RedZone and NFL Fantasy Zone.

If you are a student or recent graduate you can get a discount on NFL Sunday Ticket Online. For students, you can get the MAX plan for a discounted $29.99/mo. ($120/season). Those who graduated in the last 18 months can get it for $100 off the regular pricing, meaning that TO GO is ~$200, while MAX is $300.

Learn more by visiting SundayTicket.TV.

2023 NFL TV Schedule

2023 NFL Playoffs
AT&T TV fuboTV Hulu Paramount+ Sling TV YouTube
Sign Up Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial 50% OFF Sign Up
$69.99 $74.99 $69.99 $4.99 $40 $40 $64.99

NFC Championship

Philadelphia Eagles v. San Francisco 49ers
Sun, Jan 29 at 3:00 PM
Fox - -

AFC Championship

Kansas City Chiefs v. Cincinnati Bengals
Sun, Jan 29 at 6:30 PM
CBS - -

Super Bowl

TBD v. TBD
Sun, Feb 12 at 6:30 PM
Fox - -

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

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

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

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

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

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