How to Stream NFL Games 2021–2022
YouTube TVMonthly price:$64.99/mo.Available channels:85+
fuboTVMonthly price:$64.99–$79.99/mo.Available channels:105-155+
Hulu + Live TVMonthly price:$64.99–$70.99/mo.Available channels:65+
NFL Game PassMonthly price:$99.99/mo.Available channels:N/A
Paramount+Monthly price:$5.99–$9.99/mo.Available channels:N/A
We’ve got a few streaming service suggestions for when you need to stream your favorite NFL team’s games while you’re at work, your daughter’s basketball game, or church. We get it.
You’ll only find the full broadcasts of NFL games on CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. So we’re going to let you know which streaming services have these channels, plus we’ll highlight the services that have the best football channel on earth: the NFL RedZone Channel.
So, we’ll go over live TV streaming services, like YouTube TV and fuboTV, and we’ll also go over network apps such as Fox Sports Go and standalone services like NFL Game Pass.
Whether you’re a committed Cleveland Browns fan or a new Tampa Bay Bucs fan because Tom Brady is your idol, this one’s for you.
Which live TV streaming services are best for NFL games?
We have four suggestions for streaming all NFL games that are broadcast on television. And trust us, all four services are worth it if you don’t want to miss every snap of your favorite team.
If you want all five channels that air NFL games, the NFL RedZone Channel, and access to watch all games on your smart TV, smartphone, and tablet, then you’ll want one of the live TV streaming services.
|Provider||Monthly price||Available channels||Learn more|
|YouTube TV||$64.99*||85||View Plan|
|Hulu + Live TV||$64.99–$70.99*||65||View Plans|
|DIRECTV STREAM||$69.99–$139.99†||140||View Plans|
YouTube TV is the best option for streaming NFL games
YouTube TV is the best live TV streaming service for NFL fans. YouTube TV is the only streaming service with all of the channels that broadcast NFL games: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network.
And it gets better. YouTube TV also lets you add the NFL RedZone Channel to your lineup for the season for $11 per month. If you don’t know what the NFL RedZone Channel is, boy, you’re in for a treat.
You’ll get to watch the exciting red zone moments of every game during the Sunday morning and afternoon games. The NFL Red Zone Channel will jump to whichever team is inside the 20-yard line ready to score, and you’ll also get to see replays of crazy great plays, like pick-6s, one-handed grabs, and Hail Marys.
You’re going to want to find out more about the NFL RedZone Channel in our review and find out more about YouTube TV’s DVR with unlimited storage space. You’ll be able to record all (and I mean all) of the NFL games.
fuboTV is best for sports coverage, but not necessarily complete for NFL
fuboTV has ESPN, FOX, and NFL Network, but it doesn’t have your local CBS or NBC. So you won’t get to watch the Sunday Night Football games on NBC, but you could get Paramount+ for $6 per month for all of the games airing on CBS (more on that later).
fuboTV offers the NFL RedZone Channel in its Sports Plus add-on for $11 per month, the same price as YouTube TV. But fuboTV’s add-on includes 26 sports channels, while YouTube TV’s includes a measly seven.
Hulu + Live TV has four of the five channels NFL fans want
Hulu + Live TV has CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, but it doesn’t have NFL Network, nor does it offer the NFL RedZone Channel.
We’d say Hulu Live is excellent for fans of the National Football League and on-demand content. You’re going to get access to most of the broadcast games, and you’ll get a library full of Hulu’s great originals, TV shows, and movies.
Find out more about Hulu + Live TV’s user interface, DVR, and plans in our full review.
DIRECTV STREAM has all four of your local channels for NFL streaming
Similar to Hulu Live, DIRECTV STREAM has the CBS, ESPN, NBC, and FOX channels, but not NFL Network. And even though it has four different packages, you get all four local channels with the entry-level plan.
We should highlight that the ENTERTAINMENT package ($70/month) is $5 more expensive than YouTube TV, but YouTube TV gives you 20 more channels and an unlimited DVR storage space.
DIRECTV STREAM provides you with a 20-hour Cloud DVR storage, and that’s simply not enough for football season.
We recommend DIRECTV STREAM to sports fans who like a traditional TV feel, but we think your money could be better spent with YouTube TV or fuboTV.
Take a look at our DIRECTV STREAM review to see if it’s the right service for you.
Which non-live TV streaming services are best for streaming NFL games?
If you don’t want a live TV streaming service, we have some standalone streaming services and network app suggestions.
Although we’ll give you network app options that require a cable or satellite TV subscription, we’ll also give you a couple of options that don’t require the traditional TV commitment.
Unlike the live TV streaming services, these services aren’t ranked. They’re just additional options for streaming that may be more convenient or less expensive.
|Paramount+||Streaming service||$4.99-$9.99/mo.||Free Trial|
|NFL Game Pass||Streaming service||$99.99/mo.||Free Trial|
|Amazon Prime Video||Streaming service||$8.99-$12.99/mo.||View Plans|
|Fox Sports Go||Network app||N/A||View App|
|NBC Sports||Network app||N/A||View App|
|WatchESPN||Network app||N/A||View App|
|NFL Mobile||Network app||N/A||View App|
*Data effective 8/5/2021.
Paramount+ gives you access to AFC games
This streaming service gives you access to all of the games aired on CBS and this season’s Super Bowl LV (for $5 per month!).
With Paramount+, you’ll get to watch about three to six regular-season games per weekend, the Houston and Detroit Thanksgiving game, AFC Wild Card and divisional AFC Playoffs, and the AFC Championship Game. (There will also be a few NFC games in the mix.)
We know we like services with channels that air post-regular season games (they can be hard to come by).
Check out our Paramount+ Review to find out if your streaming devices are compatible with this streaming service.
NFL Game Pass gives you on-demand full and condensed games
NFL Game Pass is a service for those who don’t mind watching the full or 45-minute condensed game after it’s aired.
So you can watch all of your Green Bay Packers games even if you live in Washington and can’t get the game on your local broadcast channels.
Not only does this standalone streaming service give you complete pre-season and regular-season game replays (as well as previous season’s games), but NFL Game Pass also has one feature you can’t find anywhere else: access to all-22 angle coaches film to break down film like the pros. (Now, that’s fun.)
Amazon Prime Video lets you watch every TNF game
If you want to watch the Thursday Night Football game and you have an Amazon Prime Video membership, then you have the keys in your hands.
You’ll get every TNF game with Amazon Prime Video, along with free shopping, for the price of one takeout meal. Take our money.
Find out more about Amazon Prime Video in our review to see if it’s perfect for you (especially during the holiday season).
Use the Fox Sports Go app to watch FOX games on-the-go
If you want to watch an NFL game aired on FOX while you’re sitting in the long grocery store line, get the Fox Sports Go app and sign in with your cable or satellite TV provider.
Sign in, and then you can open up the app to watch the current game, which could be your Dallas Cowboys or New York Giants (and hopefully not disappointing you like the first few weeks of the season).
Watch all SNF games with the NBC Sports app
NBC often gets the best matchups for their primetime slots. Watch the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints game on Thanksgiving Day through the NBC Sports app, as well as all Sunday Night Football games.
Sign in with your cable or satellite TV provider, and watch the game on your smartphone under the table during Thanksgiving dinner (we won’t tell).
Get MNF games with the WatchESPN app
Stream all 2021 Monday Night Football games on the WatchESPN app by signing in with your TV provider. You’ll also be able to stream up to 10 ESPN channels.
You’re not going to want to miss the NFC East battle in Week 3 when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Dallas Cowboys.
The NFL Mobile app is the one you need for the SB
Sign in with your TV provider on the NFL Mobile app and get local market games, some primetime games, playoff games, and the Super Bowl.
Keep in mind, you won’t be able to stream Sunday afternoon out-of-market games with the NFL Mobile app, but you’ll be able to watch national games, like when the Kansas City Chiefs play the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 15 on TNF.
Recap: What’s the best way to stream all NFL games?
We found the best streaming options for you, whether you want to cut the cord and subscribe to a live TV streaming service or want to stream through your cable or satellite TV provider. (I mean, maybe this opens up the option to grab your parents’ sign-in details for Xfinity or DISH.)
Overall, we can say this about each of the streaming picks for watching NFL games this 2021 season:
- YouTube TV: YouTube TV is the best live TV streaming option for all NFL football fans at $65 per month. You’ll get CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. Not only will you get all of the channels for the full broadcasts, but YouTube TV also offers the NFL RedZone Channel in its Sports Plus add-on for $11 per month.
- fuboTV: fuboTV has ESPN, FOX, NFL Network, and offers the NFL RedZone Channel. fuboTV ($65-$80/month) is also the best pick for sports because it has the most sports channels in the industry.
- Hulu + Live TV: Both Hulu Live and DIRECTV STREAM have CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, but Hulu Live gives you 50 hours of DVR storage while DIRECTV STREAM gives you 20. Hulu Live also has lots of on-demand content, and you can choose to get the limited ads plan for $65 per month or no ads for $71 per month.
- DIRECTV STREAM: DIRECTV STREAM has the four local channels you need in all four of its packages, but we only recommend this service to those who want a traditional TV feel. Otherwise, we think you will get more for your buck if you go with YouTube TV or fuboTV.
- Paramount+: Get access to all of the games aired on CBS, as well as AFC Wild Card, playoff, and Championship games for $5-$10 per month. Oh, and don’t forget! You can also stream the 2021 Super Bowl with Paramount+.
- NFL Game Pass: For $100 for the season, get NFL Game Pass for full or condensed pre- and regular-season games after they’ve aired. You’ll also get access to all-22 angle coaches films.
- Amazon Prime Video: When you subscribe as an Amazon Prime member, you’ll get access to Amazon Prime Video and free rapid shipping. That means you can watch the full broadcast of all TNF games while shopping on your smartphone.
- Fox Sports Go app: Watch all games aired on FOX on the go with this app when you sign in with your TV provider.
- NBC Sports app: Sign in with your cable or satellite TV provider to watch the evening Thanksgiving NFL game, as well as all 2021 Sunday Night Football games.
- WatchESPN app: You can watch all of the Monday Night Football games and 10 ESPN channels with this app when you sign in with your TV provider.
- NFL Mobile app: This is the app you’ll want if you want to stream Super Bowl LVI. Sign in with your TV provider and get local games, some primetime games, and playoff games on your smartphone.