Why watch NFL games online?
Let’s consider some facts…
If there’s 2 things that Americans love, it’s watching TV and NFL football.
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So yes, the NFL is insanely popular on TV… well, at least it was, before the national anthem protests began.
But these days, we’re not just watching TV - we’re streaming it. About 23% of U.S. homes own a digital streaming device, such as Apple TV or Chromecast.
And although we still view video content 82% of the time on our living room/big screen TV, it’s not the ball and chain it once was.
Yet, despite these changes, cable TV prices continue to rise. Is it any wonder that more and more people are cutting the cord? While the desire to save money is probably the chief motivation for cord cutters, there are other good…
If any or all of the above categories describe you, here are some options to consider, unless you want to end up watching Cleveland Browns games or reruns of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
|NFL Mobile App||In-market||Yes||See list||$1.99|
|Sling TV||In-market, ESPN, NFL Network||Yes||See list||$50/month|
|FuboTV||In-market, NFL Network||Yes||See list||$44/month|
|NFL Game Pass||All||No||See list||$99|
|*Includes Red Zone|
1. NFL Mobile App. Pros: Free. Cons: Verizon customers only, no out-of-market games. Yes, you can’t beat free, but this app is only for Verizon subscribers. Also, for the regular season you can only get local and broadcast games.
2. NFL Sunday Ticket To Go. Pros: Every out-of-market game live. Mobile streaming, RedZone Channel, replays & condensed games. Cons: Price. Condensed game replays only available from Monday to Wednesday.
Sunday Ticket is still the ultimate TV package for NFL fans, but comes with a hefty price tag. $300 in and of itself may not be that much, but it seems like a hell of a lot more when piled on top of other expenses, and you still need a DirecTV subscription.
If you want to watch NFL football online, DirecTV offers NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV for non-customers which costs $50 ($380 if you want the Red Zone Channel) less, but it is only available in select areas.
So while Sunday Ticket may be the ultimate, it’s not suitable for those of you with limited spare time (I mean, how many live games can you possibly watch?) and is not available in Europe or Asia, among other places.
3. Sling TV. Pros: All local broadcast games on ESPN, NBC, & Fox. Available on most streaming media and mobile devices. Cons: No out of market games, no Thursday Night Football.
The Sling TV Orange package is $20, and the Blue package adds NFL Thursday Night games for $5 more. If you want both packages plus NFL Red Zone, it will cost you $50.
4. FuboTV. Pros: Includes all in-market games on CBS, Fox, NBC, & NFL Network. Compatible with most mobile devices. $6/month cheaper than Sling TV. Cons: No out-of-market games. No ESPN/Monday Night Football. Not supported on gaming consoles.
FuboTV Premier is $35 per month. If you want NFL Red Zone, it’s $9 more for the Sports Plus add-on pack.
5. NFL Game Pass. Pros: Access to every game, including past seasons. Price. Available internationally. Cons: No live games**. You need a 3rd-party app or device (such as Chromecast) in order to watch the games on your TV.
It’s like getting Sunday Ticket for one-third the price, the major drawback being that you can’t stream NFL games live. Other than that, it covers all the bases… not only can you watch any game (immediately after it ends) at any time, you can watch more games than you ever imagined with the 30-minute, commercial and interruption free, condensed replays. And if you’re a transplant now living in, let’s say, Italy, well Game Pass International has got you covered.
**Live streaming is offered with Game Pass International only.
For most people Sling TV or FuboTV will do. But if your team is not in your local market, and you can’t see forking over $300+ monthly, then without question, NFL Game Pass is the best way to watch NFL games online.
For convenience, portability, availability, & features, it just can’t be beat… especially since it’s one-third the cost of NFL Sunday Ticket and half the price of SundayTicket.TV.
If you're still unwilling, or unable, to fork over 100 bucks, here's how you can watch NFL football online absolutely free.
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