NFL live stream: How to watch every 2022 NFL game online

Our guide for how to watch NFL live streams anywhere.

Football is back, as the NFL live streams returned with the start of the regular season, which saw plenty of lopsided games.

Earlier in Week 2, we saw Prime Video become a must-have, as the Chiefs narrowly beat the Chargers. Then, on Sunday, the Cowboys — even without Dak — managed to beat the lowly Bengals by 3 points. A more lopsided affair at Lambeau Field saw the Packers wallop the Bears. 

Thanks to multiple streaming options, you have a wide array of ways to watch these NFL games. We’ve got everything you need to stream this NFL season from a phone, laptop, set-top box or anything in-between. And if you only want local games on your phone, well, NFL Plus may be of interest.

The methods for watching NFL games change often as the league signs new contracts and streaming services change their policies, so we’re always updating this guide with the latest broadcast info, as well as the current week’s schedule.

With so many good games, you’re probably looking for a way to catch the action online. Here are the best ways to live stream NFL games.

How to watch NFL live streams with a VPN

Football fans, if for some reason you’ve had to leave your own “bubble” — or you’ve been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can’t watch the NFL live streams you want, you’re not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won’t hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We’ve tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you’ve got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

ExpressVPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, Yahoo or another website and watch the game.

NFL live streams in the US

Looking at the NFL 2021-22 schedule, you can see that games will air on a wide range of services and channels, including old standbys like ESPN, NFL Network and your local FOX, NBC and CBS affiliates. 

Just like last season, ESPN has Monday Night Football and NBC will have Sunday Night Football. CBS gets AFC games on Sunday afternoons, and FOX will have the NFC games. Amazon Prime Video has some Thursday Night Football games, while the NFL Network will continue to offer a bunch of games throughout the year. 

The newest competitor for streams this season is NFL Plus, but it’s just for mobile devices and tablets. But if watching solely on your mobile device is OK, then this $4.99 per month service allows you to watch live games on your phone or tablet. During the regular season, local and primetime games will be included in NFL Plus.

So, that makes it really easy to recommend where cord-cutters should turn to watch the NFL season: Fubo TV. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all three of those local broadcasters, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That’s why it’s one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV is another popular option, but it’s a case of “you get what you pay for” as Sling Orange & Blue (which you’d need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

Oh, and if you’re OK with just watching the Broncos vs Seahawks live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it’s also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

Fubo TV

The best streaming service for getting 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don’t want to go without. It’s got a 7-day free trial so you don’t need to pay up front.

Sling TV

If you don’t need all of the NFL games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has Fox, NBC and ESPN.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus is another ideal option for watching games online. In addition to a back catalog of CBS shows, plus some streaming-only shows like Star Trek: Picard, this service also lets you watch your local CBS station and that channel’s games in your market as they air live.

You’ll want the Premium package for Paramount Plus, which costs $9.99 per month and includes local CBS stations (which the $4.99 per month Basic package does not).

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. For $9.99 per month, get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.

Amazon: Amazon jumped into the sports streaming market and nabbed the contract for Thursday Night Football, with a few exceptions will only be on the NFL Network. As long as you have Amazon Prime Video, you can watch Thursday Night Football on Prime Video without ever needing to pay extra. The 15 TNF games can be streamed through Prime Video and Twitch, and they will also be the exclusive streamer for a Saturday regular season game in the second half of the season.

NFL RedZone: If you have a cable TV subscription, NFL RedZone lets you watch a football game’s most exciting moments. The service broadcasts live coverage from every game on a given Sunday, but only when a team is in the “red zone,” or about to potentially score a touchdown. Because it also gives you real-time fantasy stats and extended highlights, it’s especially useful for fantasy-football fans.

NFL RedZone games air between 1 p.m. ET and the end of the late-afternoon games on Sundays during the NFL season. You can watch RedZone from your cable or satellite provider’s streaming service or on a variety of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected devices like Apple TV and PlayStation 4. You can also watch games in a web browser.

RedZone is included as a pat of add-on packages for Sling TV, Fubo and Hulu with Live TV. 

NFL Sunday Ticket: DirecTV subscribers have one of the simplest paths to streaming full NFL games in NFL Sunday Ticket. This service streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles. 

That said, we’ve got all the details on how to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. Provided you live in an area that doesn’t get DirecTV service.

Watch ESPN: If you subscribe to a cable package that includes ESPN, and most do, you can stream live ESPN programming from just about any device. Simply use your computer, smartphone, set-top box, game console or another connected device to download the ESPN app, then sign in with your cable provider’s information. When ESPN airs Monday Night Football, log into the app and enjoy the game.

NFL live streams for free

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live. Or, you could make your own stream, with a service such as Channel Master or Tablo, connected to your antenna and a DVR box. This allows you to broadcast the stream — either live or recorded — to a set-top box, mobile device or computer just about anywhere in the world. 

The cost varies depending on the HD antenna you get and the service you use, but the local channels themselves are free, and you wonꞌt have to jump through any NFL-sponsored hoops.

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NFL live streams in the UK

You’re going to want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. The Sky Sports NFL channel (which will feature more than 100 live games this season) and Sky Sports Main Event are the primary destinations for your viewing pleasure.

Sky Sports NFL will pack a lot of content. Specifically, expect at least 5 live games per week, with “first-pick exclusive games … in the 6pm and 9pm slot every Sunday” (according to Sky) and every Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football game. It’s also getting NFL RedZone, and NFL Network programming, including Good Morning Football and Total Access.

Also expect documentaries “and other content” via NFL Films and NBC Sports, and original Sky Sports programming about the NFL.

If you’re an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month. 

If you’re not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

NFL live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we’re going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch the NFL 2021-22 season. DAZN is trying to get GamePass rights, but that has not been announced yet.

How to watch NFL live stream games for free without cable

12 Best NFL Streaming Sites for 2022

NFL games are available almost everywhere — from basic cable television channels, to online platforms (like FuboTV and SlingTV), to free streaming sites (like USTVGO and 123TV). However, international NFL fans will find that many streams are only available to viewers from the U.S.

To access geo-restricted content, you need a U.S. IP address. We recommend ExpressVPN for unblocking sports streams, as it has fast USA-based servers and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Using a VPN will also protect your privacy while letting you securely access free streaming sites for watching the NFL, such as:

  1. USTV GO
  2. 123 TV
  3. Live Soccer TV
  4. Live TV
  5. Stream2Watch
  6. StreamNFL
  7. NFLBites
  8. NFLWebcast
  9. SportLemonTV
  10. CricFreeTV
  11. BuffStreams
  12. BossCast

Can I watch NFL live stream on YouTube TV?

Yes. YouTube TV includes all of the four major networks: Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN. YouTube TV also carries NFL Network, so users will be able to stream the NFL Network-exclusive games using YouTube TV.

YouTube TV also includes a package that contains NFL Redzone.

Can I watch NFL live stream on Hulu?

Yes. Hulu includes Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, so streamers will be able to view all local-market and national games with Hulu. Hulu has also added NFL Network to its rotation, so it contains most of the same watch options as YouTube TV.

Can I watch NFL games on Sling TV?

Yes, but not all of them. Sling TV has two separate packages — Orange and Blue — and the streaming service has Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network included within those packages. However, they don’t have CBS. So, if you use Sling TV, just know you won’t be able to view the local-market games that are on CBS through the service.

Can I watch NFL games on AT&T TV Now?

Yes. AT&T TV Now carries Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, so streamers can watch almost all nationally broadcast games.

Can I watch NFL games on fuboTV?

Yes. FuboTV carries Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, but like AT&T Now, they don’t have NFL Network. However, fuboTV has a package that includes NFL Redzone, which provides live look-ins at every Sunday afternoon game from 1-8 p.m. ET.

How to live stream NFL games in the United States

One of the best ways to stream NFL games for free is via the Yahoo! Sports App. Yahoo allows users to stream all local market and national TV games free of charge. This streaming option is especially good for those viewing on mobile devices.

The major live TV streaming services in the United States also carry most NFL games. Streamers can choose to use AT&T TV Now, fuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV, as most include the major networks where games will be shown: Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN.

All five of the live TV streaming services offer free trials as well. So, streamers will have the option of using all the free trials and unsubscribing before they end to keep the experience free.

How to live stream NFL games in Canada

All NFL games can be streamed live in Canada using DAZN. The streaming service is accessible on all smart TVs, mobile devices, computers and game consoles.

In Canada, DAZN comes with access to NFL Redzone and NFL Game Pass. That means viewers will be able to stream seven hours of commercial-free football live on Sundays and also will be able to watch replays live on demand with Game Pass.

Source: tomsguide.com

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