How to watch, live stream NFL games online for the 2021 season


The NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys on the books and there are plenty of ways for NFL fans to follow the rest of the season. Most of the streaming options available have beefed up the ways in which fans can catch games.

Streaming options include FuboTV (7 day free trial), Hulu + Live TV, Sling and more.

CBS owns the broadcast rights to AFC games and generally broadcasts two games each Sunday.

FOX typically broadcasts two NFC matches on Sunday afternoon as they own the rights to the NFC matches. The network will also broadcast “Thursday Night Football” matches from week 4.

ESPN will broadcast all 17 “MNF” games, while Amazon Prime will broadcast 11 Thursday night games starting in week 4.

The NFL Network and NFL Redzone announced that the channels will be available to stream on YouTube TV last season. Both channels are part of YouTube TV’s new add-on package, Sports Plus, and are said to give subscribers access to exclusive games live in the studio.

Fans will also be able to stream all Sunday Night Football games broadcast on NBC on its streaming platform, peacock, if they do not have access to the channel through their cable company. This includes Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13, 2022, as well as three postseason games and a preseason contest. NBC’s Thanksgiving game will also be available.

Other options available include:

FuboTV (7 day free trial) – $ 64.99

Includes CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, and a variety of other sports networks. Subscribers can get NFL Red Zone in the Sports Plus level for $ 10.99. Plus, you get a 7-day free trial. Subscribe to FuboTV

Hulu + Live TV – $ 64.99

Includes, ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN as well as regional sports networks. Additionally, subscribers will have access to Hulu’s library of shows and movies. This season, Hulu added NFL Network to its channel list so they can watch Thursday night football games from week 2 until the end of the season (except Thanksgiving Day). Subscribe to Hulu + Live TV

Sling – $ 35

Subscribers will have to choose between Sling Blue or Sling Orange to access the games this season. Sling Blue includes the NFL Network where viewers can watch Thursday Night Football, as well as 40 additional channels. While Sling Orange includes ESPN and Monday Night Football and 30 additional channels. Subscribe to Sling

Paramount + – $ 4.99

Starting this season, fans who subscribe to Paramount + can stream the games from their local CBS affiliate. Paramount + has the option to watch CBS live, which means you’ll be able to watch your home team, all national broadcasts, the CBS Thanksgiving game, and the London game, all with your Paramount + account. Subscribe to Paramount +.

Amazon Prime Video – $ 8.99 / month (Prime Video ONLY), $ 12.99 / month, $ 119 / year

Amazon Prime will broadcast 11 Thursday night games starting October 7 with Game of Week 5 between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. This will be the last season Prime Video shares the Thursday night football package with FOX and the NFL network. Starting next season, Prime Video will broadcast 15 exclusives Thursday night football games per year and one preseason game per year through season 2032. Plus, subscribers get access to free two-day, same-day, or even two-hour discounts on Whole Foods. Subscribe to Amazon Prime

NFL Match Pass – $ 100

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to watch games live, check out NFL Match Pass. Subscribers will be able to stream all NFL games, even non-market games, right after the live broadcast ends. Fans will also be able to view condensed 45-minute versions of each game and the all-22 angle gives a unique view of the game. Subscribe to the NFL Game Pass

YouTube TV – $ 64.99

YouTube TV has the four main networks: Fox, CBS, NBC, and ESPN, so streamers can watch all the games in the local market. It also carries NFL Network, so subscribers can stream exclusive NFL Network games using YouTube TV.

YouTube TV also includes a package containing NFL Redzone. Subscribe to YouTube TV.

AT&T TV now – $ 69.99

AT&T TV Now owns the NFL’s four major broadcasters – Fox, CBS, NBC, and ESPN – so streamers can watch every game in the local market and almost every game that is broadcast nationwide. This service does not offer the NFL network, so streamers will not be able to watch the first three Thursday Night Football games of the season with this service. Subscribe to AT&T TV now.

peacock – $ 4.99

Every Sunday night football game will air on NBC and air simultaneously on Peacock. This includes Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13, 2022, as well as three postseason games and a preseason contest.


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