If you’re fond of on-demand video streaming services and don’t use Cable TV anymore, you can still watch your favorite live shows and sports, including NFL.
For this, you will need access to a VoD that offers live sports broadcasting. Some streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+, CBS All Access, and HBO Max don’t stream live sports.
So, you need to subscribe to a streaming service offering channels that can broadcast live sports for you, and that’s what we will be discussing in this article today.
Broadcasting Schedules for NFL
Typically, NFL games have four different schedules during the regular season, and their playoff is split between ESPN, NBC, CBS, FOX, and the NFL Network.
- Monday Night Football: Broadcasted on ESPN
- Thursday Night Football: Broadcasted on NFL Network, FOX, and Prime Video
- Sunday Afternoon Football: Broadcasted on FOX and CBS
- Sunday Night Football: Broadcasted on NBC
1. Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV features all the local and national sports channels you need to broadcast live sports in the US, including ESPN, NBC, FOX, and CBS. Although NFL Network is not in the channels list, there is no necessity for it as most sports broadcast simultaneously on FOX.
Other sports channels include ACC Network, BTN, Golf Channel, and FS1. Hulu is also best for general audiences, with coverage of 65+ channels and a library of over 80,000 TV films and episodes. You can also get a bundle with ESPN+ and Disney+ to get additional entertainment at your home.
Officially Hulu is only available in the US, but the authorities have confirmed their intention of launching its services in other regions of the world. Until then, the only way to get access to the VoDs shows and live TV is by unblocking Hulu with a VPN.
2. YouTube TV
YouTube TV lets you stream news, shows, live local and national sports from more than 85 channels, including NFL broadcasting channels like NBC, Fox, CBS, and ESPN. Recently YouTube TV has added NFL Network to its library for die-hard NFL fans. Moreover, you can add NFL RedZone with sports plus tier for an additional $11 a month.
Except for Amazon Fire TV, You can stream YouTube TV on almost any device, including Android devices, iOS devices, Roku, and Chromecast. Other sports channels include the Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV, Olympic Channel, and Tennis Channel for binge sports watchers.
FuboTV is the best option if you binge-watch sports all day, as it offers 100+ channels with more than 90 channels focusing primarily on sports. It covers all the sports channels broadcasting NFL like CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network.
On August 1, 2020, FuboTV launched Disney’s sports, news and entertainment channels from Walt Disney Television and ESPN. After this launch, FuboTV has become a one-stop broadcasting service for the NFL and other premier national and international sports.
4. Prime Video
Here is the deal if you’re looking for the budget option and don’t want to miss watching games of your favorite teams in the NFL. With just $8.99 per month, you can get a Prime Video subscription and watch 2020 NFL matches on Thursday nights.
For the 2020 NFL season, Prime Video has set up an exclusive deal with NFL Network and is streaming 11 games every Thursday. With a CBS All Access video ad-on, you could be covered with Sunday and Thursday NFL games.
5. NFL Game Pass
NFL Game Pass is another alternative where you can watch pretty much all the current NFL season games, plus a big library of games from previous seasons. But you can see the most recent games after their original broadcast is over.
You can watch NFL Game Pass on almost every smart device, including Android, iPhones, Tablets, iPads, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Computers, Chromecast, PlayStation, and Xbox game consoles. You can get an NFL Game Pass with a one-time price of $100 or divide the cost into four installments of $30 each.
If you don’t like watching cable TV and cut-off its cord, you can still watch your favorite NFL games on a variety of on-demand streaming services. Based on your streaming behavior and choices, you can go for a budget option to stream all matches from the current NFL season, or maybe you want complete NFL season coverage with a lot of additional content on sports, news, and shows.
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