NFL streams Reddit may be a thing of the past, but cord-cutters will have more ways to watch the NFL free than ever before in 2021.
In recent years, the NFL has expanded its mobile offerings. Now, the NFL App and the Yahoo! Sports App both stream local games on a weekly basis free of charge. Additionally, the major live TV streaming services in the United States carry most of the major networks that broadcast NFL games.
There are plenty of options for how to watch games, but are there ways to do so free? All of the five major streaming services charge a monthly fee, but they also all come with free trials. So, if you plan accordingly, you’ll be able to catch a good chunk of NFL action this season without paying.
The services provide access to all locally broadcasted NFL games; meanwhile, other live streaming options depend on which network is broadcasting the game.
Below is a complete breakdown of live streaming options for all NFL games on Thursday, Sundays and Mondays.
NFL live streams
Live streams for Sunday NFL games
Below are all of the live streaming options that give you access to NFL games being shown in your local market. There are usually three games shown locally on any given Sunday.
Fox Sports Go will allow viewers access to games airing on Fox while the CBS-owned Paramount Plus will, naturally, let viewers watch CBS’ games.
‘Thursday Night Football’ live streams
“Thursday Night Football” will be broadcast on three networks this year: NFL Network, Fox and Amazon Prime Video. It can also be streamed via the following services.
However, it must be noted that the first three Thursday night games of the year will be broadcast exclusively on NFL Network. Only a few services will provide streaming access to those matchups.
‘Sunday Night Football’ live streams
“Sunday Night Football” will once again be broadcast on NBC, so NBC Sports will offer multiple live-streaming options for the game.
Below are the rest of the ways that viewers can stream “Sunday Night Football” in 2021.
‘Monday Night Football’ live streams
ESPN will broadcast “Monday Night Football” for another season in 2021. Viewers will be able to stream the game on ESPN’s website and app and also by using the streaming services below.
How to watch NFL games for free without cable
One of the best ways to stream NFL games for free is via the Yahoo! Sports App. Yahoo allows users to stream all local market and national TV games —Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football — free of charge. This streaming option is especially good for those viewing on mobile devices.
The major live TV streaming services in the United States also carry most NFL games. Streamers can choose to use AT&T TV Now, fuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV, as most include the major networks where games will be shown: Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN.
All five of the live TV streaming services offer free trials as well. So, streamers will have the option of using all the free trials and unsubscribing before they end to keep the experience free.
Can I watch NFL games on YouTube TV?
Yes. YouTube TV includes all of the four major networks: Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, so all local-market games will be available for streamers to view. YouTube TV also carries NFL Network, so users will be able to stream the NFL Network-exclusive games using YouTube TV.
YouTube TV also includes a package that contains NFL Redzone.
Can I watch NFL games on Hulu?
Yes. Hulu includes Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, so streamers will be able to view all local-market and national games with Hulu. Hulu has also added NFL Network to its rotation, so it contains most of the same watch options as YouTube TV.
Can I watch NFL games on Sling TV?
Yes, but not all of them. Sling TV has two separate packages — Orange and Blue — and the streaming service has Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network included within those packages. However, they don’t have CBS. So, if you use Sling TV, just know you won’t be able to view the local-market games that are on CBS through the service.
Can I watch NFL games on AT&T TV Now?
Yes. AT&T TV Now carries Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, so streamers can watch all local-market and almost all nationally broadcast games. AT&T TV Now doesn’t carry NFL Network, however, so streamers won’t be able to see the first three “Thursday Night Football” games of the season with this service.
Can I watch NFL games on fuboTV?
Yes. FuboTV carries Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, but like AT&T Now, they don’t have NFL Network. However, fuboTV has a package that includes NFL Redzone, which provides live look-ins at every Sunday afternoon game from 1-8 p.m. ET.
How to live stream NFL games in Canada
All NFL games can be streamed live in Canada using DAZN. The streaming service is accessible on all smart TVs, mobile devices, computers and game consoles.
In Canada, DAZN comes with access to NFL Redzone and NFL Game Pass. That means viewers will be able to stream seven hours of commercial-free football live on Sundays and also will be able to watch replays live on demand with Game Pass.