NFL RedZone Channel Review 2020

Want to see the best moments of Sunday’s NFL games? This channel is your answer.

If you’re like us, you’re ecstatic for the 2020 NFL season (that’s an understatement). The pandemic can’t take our football away.

So what’s the best way to watch all of the exciting moments of each Sunday NFL game? The NFL RedZone Channel, of course.

How do you get NFL RedZone? We’ll tell you, and we’ll help you decide which service is the best for you.

But as of right now, there are only three providers to choose from to access this channel. So what interests you more for your home? A live TV streaming service or satellite TV provider?

How can I watch the NFL RedZone Channel?
ProviderMonthly priceAvailable channelsDetails
fuboTV$64.99–$79.99105–155View Plans
YouTube TV$64.9985+View Plans
DIRECTV$64.99–$134.99*160–330+View Plans

Data effective 9/17/2020. Offers are subject to change.
*For 12 months with a 2-yr contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.

What is the NFL RedZone Channel?

RedZone snaps between the best red zone plays happening at the moment

The NFL RedZone Channel shows you just that: when a team is in the red zone.

This channel will jump to whichever team is inside the 20-yard line with a chance to score, and most times, they’ll also show replays of outstanding pick-6s, tackles, one-handed grabs, and Hail Marys.

So you’re guaranteed to see the most exciting plays of the game with NFL RedZone.

RedZone will show you these best moments during the Sunday morning and afternoon games (so not the Sunday Night Football game).

It’s also commercial-free, which means you get hours of football without interruption.

If this sounds like a dream come true, you’ll want to go to the next section to find out how to get this channel on your TV or streaming device.

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What's the difference between the NFL RedZone Channel and DIRECTV's RED ZONE CHANNEL?
Nothing really. DIRECTV calls their version of the NFL RedZone Channel the RED ZONE CHANNEL. The two channels are completely separate productions, but they have almost identical content and formats. Different names, same great NFL highlights.

How can I get the NFL RedZone Channel?

Which TV providers have NFL RedZone? For the 2020 season, this channel is only available with three providers: fuboTV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV.

fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with a pretty solid combination of sports, kids, lifestyle, and news channels. fuboTV is high up on our list for best streaming services for sports because you can get over 50 sports channels.

Just like the other two providers, you’ll have to get a base package and then get an add-on to access NFL RedZone. In fuboTV’s case, you’ll want the Sports Plus add-on for $10.99 per month.

If you get the Family plan and the Sports Plus add-on, it’ll be the same price as YouTube TV and its Sports Plus add-on. But fuboTV’s Sports Plus add-on comes with 29 channels whereas YouTube TV’s comes with seven.

If you want to know more about fuboTV’s channel lineup, DVR, and which devices you can stream on, check out our fuboTV Review.

How much are fuboTV’s NFL RedZone plans?
PlanMonthly priceChannelsDetails
Family$64.99/mo.105+7-Day Trial
Elite$79.99/mo.1557-Day Trial
Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on$10.99/mo.N/A7-Day Trial

Data effective 9/17/2020. Offers are subject to change.

YouTube TV finally added NFL Network to its channel lineup, just one week before the start of the 2020 NFL season.

With that, YouTube TV added a Sports Plus add-on with the NFL RedZone channel!

The Sports Plus add-on also includes Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and Stadium. YouTube TV’s channel lineup is also on our best streaming services for sports list because it has NBA TV and MLB Network.

So YouTube TV has all of your major sports covered, along with a Disney Channel for the little ones and HGTV and Lifetime for the spouse. Check out more info about the channels and unlimited DVR storage space in our YouTube TV Review.

How much are YouTube TV's NFL RedZone Channel plans?
PlanMonthly priceChannelsDetails
YouTube TV$64.99/mo.85+View Plan
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.7View Plan

Data effective 9/17/2020. Offers are subject to change.

With DIRECTV, you’ll get their version of NFL RedZone—called the RED ZONE CHANNEL, as we mentioned—included in your NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX package. What’s NFL SUNDAY TICKET, you ask?

It’s a channel package for the die-hard football fans. It gives you all out-of-market NFL games (games not broadcasted on your local channels) straight to your TV.

It comes at a high price of about $400 for the season or $66 per month, but you do get a free season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX as a new customer.

How much are DIRECTV’s NFL RED ZONE CHANNEL plans?
PlanMonthly priceChannelsDetails
CHOICE and above$64.99–$134.99/mo.*160–330+View Plans
NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX$66.00/mo.N/AView Plans

Data effective 9/3/2020. Offers are subject to change.
*For 12 months with a 2-yr contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.

If you need help deciding which package to get with DIRECTV, check out our in-depth review to find out which channel lineup is best for you and your family.

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How can I get NFL RedZone without cable or satellite TV?

Unfortunately, you can’t. You can watch NFL RedZone and NFL Network through the NFL app, but you’ll have to sign in with your TV provider.

As of right now, there’s no other provider besides DIRECTVfuboTV, and YouTube TV offering NFL RedZone. But hopefully, we’ll see more providers on this list before the 2020 NFL season starts.

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Does your home have enough bandwidth for streaming?
We should also mention that fuboTV suggests you have at least a 20 Mbps internet connection for a smooth stream while using the app. (Not sure what internet speed you have? Test it out with our tool.)

If you need a new, faster internet provider, check out our top internet providers for seamless streaming.

Is NFL RedZone worth it?

Is drafting Patrick Mahomes worth it?

NFL RedZone is worth it if you want to see the best moments of Sunday’s NFL games, if you want to keep up on your fantasy team, and if you’re a “player’s person.” If this sounds like you, we recommend fuboTV or YouTube TV.

NFL RedZone is not for you if you want to watch all Kansas City Chiefs games from start to finish. If you sign up for NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX, you’ll get the best of all football worlds because you can watch the NFL RED ZONE CHANNEL and every Chiefs game.

Maybe one Sunday you’ll just want to see the red zone action, and another Sunday, you’ll want to watch the entire Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs game. If this sounds like you, get the NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX with the NFL RED ZONE CHANNEL through DIRECTV.

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