NFL football is the professional league of American football. In 2017, the first game will be held on September 7th, at 8:30 pm, EDT. It will between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the Patriots are the defending champions, the game will probably be a blowout. They have been one of the strongest teams of the last 15 years.
The league’s founding dates back to 1920. Then, the league consisted of 14 teams. Only 2 of those franchises still exist today. Those are Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals). Today, the league consists 32 teams and has a 17 week schedule. There have been many changes since those early days.
There are a few different ways to watch the games. Remember if you are traveling outside the US, be sure to connect to a VPN.
Use Sling TV to stream NFL Football
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race to the Superbowl. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. Games are on several different channels, so you’ll want to check the listings for your favorite team. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Using FuboTV to stream NFL Football
FuboTV is a popular streaming service that primarily targets sports fans. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. That includes channels like NBCSN, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. As with Sling TV, you are allowed to use the login information from your account to access the apps of the channels you have subscribed to. Sign up for their 7-day free trial to get started.
The service may be enjoyed on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Be aware that the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time. However, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR so you can re-watch the game or save it for later.
Using PlayStation Vue to watch NFL Football
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the games.
Use DirecTV Now to stream NFL Football
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV.
Using NFL Sunday Ticket to watch NFL Football
NFL Sunday Ticket is a stand alone Over the top (OTT) streaming service that offers you the ability to stream the most NFL games. You can watch all the games available, providing you are out of the market (or using a VPN). Cost for this service starts at $49.99 a month for 4 months. There are special addons you may get for an additional amount. You also have the option of checking out the NFL Game Pass for an additional amount.
The service is usable on Xbox, Apple TV, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Android. There may be other devices available, so be sure to check the website for more details.
Want to keep up with your favorite football team? If so we have customized streaming guides for each NFL team. Select your favorite to learn more.
- Arizona Cardinals
- Atlanta Falcons
- Baltimore Ravens
- Buffalo Bills
- Carolina Panthers
- Chicago Bears
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Cleveland Browns
- Dallas Cowboys
- Denver Broncos
- Detroit Lions
- Green Bay Packers
- Houston Texans
- Indianapolis Colts
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Los Angeles Rams
- Miami Dolphins
- Minnesota Vikings
- New England Patriots
- New Orleans Saints
- New York Giants
- New York Jets
- Oakland Raiders
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- San Francisco 49ers
- Seattle Seahawks
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Tennessee Titans
- Washington Redskins
Remember that you can always use an OTA antenna to pull local CBS and Fox coverage of NFL games.