NFL RedZone Channel Review 2022

Want to see the best moments of Sunday’s NFL games? This channel is your answer.  
fuboTV
Fubo
Fubo
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.75
Starting from
$32.99
/mo
Monthly price
$32.99$79.99
Available channels
160
DISH TV
DISH
DISH
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starting from
$69.99
/mo
Monthly price
$69.99$104.99
Available channels
290
Xfinity TV
Xfinity TV
Xfinity TV
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
Starting from
$49.99
/mo
Monthly price
$49.99$59.99
Available channels
185
Sling TV
Sling
Sling
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starting from
$35.00
/mo
Monthly price
$35$50
Available channels
50
DIRECTV
DIRECTV
DIRECTV
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
Starting from
$74.99
/mo
Monthly price
$74.99$149.99
Available channels
330
Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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January 17, 2022
6 min read

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—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.

What's the difference between the NFL RedZone Channel and DIRECTV's RED ZONE CHANNEL?
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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? This channel is available with six providers that we recommend: fuboTV, DISH TV, Xfinity TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV.

How much are fuboTV’s NFL RedZone plans?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Elite$79.99/mo.*160+
Sports Plus with NFL RedZone$10.99/mo.*26
Data as of 04/28/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

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 Starter 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 26 channels whereas YouTube TV's comes with seven.

Some of the channels included in fuboTV's Sports Plus add-on are the following:

  • NFL RedZone
  • NBA TV
  • MLB Network
  • MLB Network Strike Zone
  • NHL Network
  • Tennis Channel
  • ESPN U
  • PAC-12 Network
  • PAC-12 Networks (six regional)
  • Stadium (four channels)
How much are DISH's TV plans for the RedZone Channel?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
America's Top 120$69.99/mo.190
America's Top 120+$84.99/mo.190+
America's Top 200$94.99/mo.^240+
America's Top 250$104.99/mo.°290+
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
for 24. months. Everyday Price $104.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
for 24. months. Everyday Price $109.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
^ for 24. months. Everyday Price $119.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
° for 24. months. Everyday Price $129.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.

DISH not only comes in second place for the NFL RedZone Channel, but it also took the second place trophy on our Best Sports Packages list.

We’ve named DISH as the best for college sports fans, and you can get a total of 34 sports channels with DISH’s America’s Top 200 plan.

DISH also offers a Multi-sports Pack for $13.99 per month, which promises 35 major sports networks. You’ll have to at least order DISH’s America’s Top 120+ to get the sports add-on, and then you’ll have access to an excellent sports-watching experience.

DISH’s multi-sports pack includes the following channels:

  • NFL RedZone Channel
  • NFL Network
  • NBA TV
  • MLB Network Strike Zone
  • ESPN Goal Line
  • ESPN Buzzer Beater
  • NHL Network
  • Tennis Channel
  • ACC Network (ACCN)
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • Longhorn Network
  • PAC-12 Network
  • SEC Network
  • FS2
  • beIn Sports
  • beIN Sports en Español
  • Olympic Channel
  • Outside TV

Although DISH doesn’t list out all 35 channels in the Multi-sports pack, it promises niche coverage for tennis, rugby, and MMA.

View Plans | Read Full DISH Review

How much are Xfinity's TV plans for the RedZone Channel?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Popular TV$49.99/mo.**125+
Ultimate TV$59.99/mo.**185+
Data effective 02/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
** for the first 12 mos with 1-Year Agreement. Includes $10/mo. automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

Xfinity TV offers 15 sports channels in Ultimate TV package, and you can get even more by ordering the More Sports & Entertainment add-on for $9.99 per month.

Watch a Saturday college football game, watch your Fantasy Football points go up while watching the NFL RedZone Channel on Sunday, and then enjoy an MLB game during the week.

Xfinity’s More Sports & Entertainment add-on gives you the following channels:

  • NFL RedZone Channel
  • NFL Network
  • NBA TV
  • MLB TV
  • NHL Network
  • PAC-12 Network
  • Big Ten Network (BTN)
  • ESPNU
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
How much are Sling's TV plans for the RedZone Channel?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
Sling Orange$35.00/mo.*31
Sling Blue$35.00/mo.*45+
Sling Orange + Sling Blue Services$50.00/mo.*50
Data as of 05/09/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Sling is known as an excellent budget pick, but that also means you won’t be getting a big channel lineup with this live TV streaming service.

For $35, you can get 30–45 channels, with 5–6 of those being sports channels.

Sling may not offer enough sports channels for the regular sports fan, but it does offer a fantastic Sports Extra add-on for $15 per month.

Sling’s Sports Extra add-on includes the following 17 channels:

  • NFL RedZone Channel
  • Fox College Sports
  • GolTV
  • Fox Soccer Plus
  • Stadium
  • MAVTV Motorsports Network
  • TVG / TVG2
How much are YouTube TV's NFL RedZone Channel plans?
Provider
Price
TV channel count
Details
$64.99/mo.*85+
Data as of 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

YouTube TV has a Sports Plus add-on with the NFL RedZone channel! But as you can see, it's at the bottom of our list because the $11/month add-on only includes seven sports channels.

YouTube TV's Sports Plus includes the following:

  • NFL RedZone Channel
  • Fox College Sports
  • GolTV
  • Fox Soccer Plus
  • Stadium
  • MAVTV Motorsports Network
  • TVG / TVG2

But YouTube TV's channel lineup is on our best streaming services for sports list because it has NFL Network, NBA TV, and MLB Network.

It's the only live TV streaming service that gives you the three major sports networks for $65/month.

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.

View Plans | Read Full YouTube TV Review

Data as of 10/28/20. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
° Compatible device and internet connection required. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
How much are DIRECTV’s NFL RedZone Channel plans?
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Details
$79.99/mo.††185+
$99.99/mo.††250+
$149.99/mo.††330+
Data effective 11/11/21. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
†† w/24-mo. agmt. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies

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. (And you know that price is cheaper than a ticket for one seat at one football game).

View PlansRead Full DIRECTV Review

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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.

Sling TV will be the most inexpensive way to stream the NFL RedZone Channel at a price of $50/month ($35 for the TV plan and $15 for the Sports Extra add-on).

Does your home have enough bandwidth for streaming?
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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.

Recap: Is the NFL RedZone Channel worth it?

NFL RedZone is worth it if you want to see the best moments of Sunday’s NFL games, you want to keep up on your fantasy team, and you’re a “player's person.”

If this sounds like you (of course it does), we recommend these TV providers:

  • fuboTVfuboTV gives you up to 50 sports channels in your channel lineup, and you can order the Sports Extra add-on for $11/month to get the NFL RedZone Channel plus 26 sports channels.
  • DISH TV: DISH has the best add-on in its Multi-sports Pack with 35 sports channels, including the NFL RedZone Channel. This satellite TV provider is the second-best when it comes to sports coverage, and its a great option if you're not looking for a live TV streaming service.
  • Xfinity TV: Xfinity’s More Sports & Entertainment add-on gives you the NFL RedZone Channel and at least 10 other sports or entertainment channels for $10/month. We recommend ordering Xfinity's Ultimate TV plan to have access to 15 sports channels on top of the add-on.
  • YouTube TVYouTube TV is the only live TV streaming service that gives you NFL Network, NBA TV, and MLB Network for the price of $65/month. You can get the NFL RedZone Channel with its Sports Plus add-on for $11/month.
  • DIRECTV: If you sign up for NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX with DIRECTV, you'll get the best of all football worlds because you can watch the NFL RED ZONE CHANNEL and every out-of-market Seattle Seahawks game from start to finish.
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Chantel Buchi
Written by
Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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