With the highly anticipated 2023 NFL season kicking off on Thursday, September 7, football enthusiasts may be wondering about the best ways to watch live games without the constraints of cable subscriptions. We’re here to provide you with a breakdown of where you can stream all the NFL action and identify which streaming services are worth your consideration this season.
For comprehensive coverage of NFL games, your best options lie within live TV streaming services that offer access to the following four essential channels:
- NBC: Home to 17 Sunday Night Football games and the inaugural kickoff game featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions.
- ESPN: The primary broadcaster of the majority of Monday Night Football games.
- CBS: Your gateway to AFC games.
- Fox: The channel that brings local NFC games to your screen.
Additionally, avid football fans should keep an eye on the NFL Network, which offers exclusive broadcasts, including eight regular-season games, four international matchups, and the Thanksgiving tripleheader, among other exciting content.
If you’re looking to maximize your NFL viewing experience without a cable subscription, here are some streaming options to consider:
Offers in-market games, including all four essential channels, as well as ABC, which will air four exclusive Monday Night Football games. Keep in mind that this option is among the more expensive ones.
Sling TV is a budget-friendly alternative. To access comprehensive coverage, you’ll need to subscribe to the Orange and Blue plan for $60 per month, with the NFL RedZone channel available as part of the Sports Extra add-on for $11 per month.
Hulu Live TV
Priced at $69.99 per month, it grants you access to CBS, Fox, ESPN, and NBC for local team games. To add NFL Network and NFL Red Zone, you’ll need the sports add-on, although Hulu Live TV does not offer a free trial.
Previously known as FuboTV, it offers all local and primetime games at $70 per month with an $11/month sports add-on for NFL RedZone. Fubo stands out by providing 4K viewing, which may appeal to certain viewers.
Priced at $72.99 per month, it includes access to NFL games, including those scheduled on the NFL Network, Fox, CBS, ESPN, and NBC. For NFL RedZone, consider the Sports Plus package at an additional $11/month.
For fans seeking out-of-market Sunday afternoon games, NFL Sunday Ticket is the solution, exclusively available as a YouTube TV add-on or a standalone subscription on YouTube Primetime Channels for $349 per season.
Other options include:
The NFL’s exclusive streaming service within the NFL app, priced at $6.99/month, offering live local and primetime regular-season games, NFL Network access, and NFL Redzone for Premium subscribers (note: livestreams are limited to mobile devices).
Amazon Prime Video
Hosting Thursday Night Football games for the second consecutive year, with a monthly cost of $14.99.
Serving as the streaming home for all NBC Sunday Night Football games and presenting an exclusive NFL regular season game on December 23. You can access NFL coverage by subscribing to the $5.99 premium plan.
Offers access to local CBS stations for live CBS-aired NFL games, including additional CBS sports programming. Paramount+ Essential is $5.99/month, and Paramount+ with Showtime is $11.99/month.
These streaming options provide a variety of choices to cater to your specific preferences for enjoying the NFL action during the upcoming season.