Networks & Services Streaming NFL Games in 2017

The NFL might be nearly a century old institution but in recent years they’ve been at the forefront of streaming technology along with their technology partners and networks. Below are all of the official, legal options for watching NFL games online, live and often free online. Some require cable while several other methods for live streaming NFL games do not. Choose the service with the right features, price and NFL streaming options for you and your family.

Streaming
Service
# of NFL Games Monthly Cost Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
sling_television ALL NFL Games Live! $20 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
espn-streaming-nfl Monday Night Football No Standalone App Option Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTV-Now ALL NFL Games Live! $35 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
nbc-nfl-games-online Local Games,
Sunday Night Football
Free,
Restricted
Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Antenna Yes Yes
cbs-streaming-nfl-watch Local Games,
Thursday Night Football
$6
$10 Ad-Free
Watch 30 Days Free Yes Antenna Yes Yes
nfl-on-fox-stream Local Games, Superbowl Free,
Restricted
Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Antenna Yes Yes
ALL Normal NFL Games Live! $5 with Sling Add-on Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Not with Sling/DTVN No No
Thursday Night Football, RedZone No Standalone App Option Yes, with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes No No
watch-nfl-live-twitter Thursday Night Football Free Always Free! Yes No Yes Yes

Cable Alternatives: Watch NFL Games Without Cable

More and more football fans are “cutting the cord” which just means they’ve decided to ditch cable. There a a few different new options for streaming NFL games online without a cable subscription. Sling and DIRECTV NOW will allow you to stream every NFL game this season and offer seven day free trials so you can be sure they meets your needs. You can cancel anytime and don’t need cable at all to sign up and start watching NFL games online from anywhere. These two are a great option because you know you’ll have access to ALL NFL games instead of just those that happen to be playing on one network or another. You can even watch a show like HBO’s Hard Knocks online live with either of these services.

Sling starts at just $20 per month while DIRECTV NOW’s smallest package is $35. Give one of them a try today:

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

Find NFL Games Streaming by Team

Often your home NFL team will be found only on a local network. Use our NFL team streaming guides to determine which channel is streaming your game:

AFC NORTH AFC SOUTH AFC EAST AFC WEST
Bengals
Ravens
Steelers
Browns
Titans
Jaguars
Colts
Texans
Patriots
Jets
Dolphins
Bills
Broncos
Chiefs
Chargers
Raiders
NFC NORTH NFC SOUTH NFC EAST NFC WEST
Packers
Vikings
Lions
Bears
Saints
Falcons
Buccaneers
Panthers
Giants
Cowboys
Redskins
Eagles
Seahawks
49ers
Rams
Cardinals

Other Special NFL Games (Monday, Thursday and Sunday Night Football)

There are currently three NFL game types that fall outside the normal streaming schedule: Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football. Each is on a different channel so check out our guides to make sure you’re up to date. MNF is typically on ESPN, TNF on NFL Network while SNF is on NBC this year.

Official Network Streaming Apps that Stream NFL Games

Several networks such as ESPN, CBS, NBC and FOX all have their own apps that allow you to stream NFL action online whenever those games happen to be on one of those channels. They all have restrictions based on your location and some of them even require you to subscribe to cable (ESPN and NFL Network, for example). So be sure to search your app store for a network app corresponding to the game you’re trying to watch. You might get blacked-out by the NFL’s restrictive rules but most of the network apps are actually free. Good luck!

‘Free’, Illegal NFL Live Streams

You may feel like giving up and resorting to one of those sketchy NFL live streams you found on an internet forum. We encourage you to try one of the legitimate NFL streaming options below as their revenues support the players, teams and stadiums you love. You’ll also avoid any run-ins with law enforcement as all NFL property is copyrighted and not to be rebroadcast or stolen in any form.

We will update this NFL Streaming Guide as facts change. Contact us if you see an error or have an addition.