The NFL Network is owned by the National Football League which is also part of NFL Media, NFL Now, NFL Mobile, and NFL RedZone. The channel is dedicated to football which includes live games, specials, documentaries and analysis programs. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it broadcasts internationally as well. While the NFL Network used to air college football, today it does not, except for the Senior Bowl which is on the network owing to the NFL’s ties with the game.

Channel Sports Games Streamed Monthly Cost Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
 NFL Games Free with Sling/DTVN Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes, except with Sling Yes Yes
sling_television ALL NFL Games Live! $20 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
DTV-Now N/A $35 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes

Watch the NFL Network Without Cable

The NFL Network is available via most cable service providers as part of their sports package. However, conventional cable television can be a hassle and with most services requiring a long-term commitment it something people try to avoid. Online streaming services like Sling TV stream dozens of channels including the NFL Network live. That said as of this writing the NFL Network is only available via Sling TV, though there are rumors that DIRECTV NOW will also start streaming the channel. Sling TV starts at $20 a month with DIRECTV NOW costing $35. Both services give people the option to stream via native apps for iOS and Android devices.

You can try out both services for free using the links below:

Sling (7 Days Free) DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)
 Try Sling TV Try DIRECTV NOW

 Streaming the NFL Network with the Official App

The official NFL app is meant for people who are already subscribers to the channel. The app live streams all the games on iOS and Android-based mobile devices. Alternatively, the NFL Network also allows subscribers to stream via their web browser by logging into the website.

The NFL Network also has an option called Game Pass, which costs $199.99 a season. The Game Pass gives subscribers access to 256 regular seasons and 65 preseason games which are streamed to most smart devices. This service does not require you to be a subscriber to the channel.

Which Sports Events are Streamed on by the NFL Network?

The NFL Network streams all preseason and season games. A complete list of games can be found on the NFL’s website.