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How to Watch NFL Live Stream Online Without Cable

If you are like most football fans, you would obviously love watching football on the screen.  Unfortunately, as many know, the NFL is tough to stream onto your TV, laptop or smartphone. Fans being fans, they won’t get the actual enjoyment of the game until they see it NFL live stream.

There has been a continuously increasing trend of people doing away with their respective cable services and turning to online video streaming. This applies to the United States as well as globally. With such services, the viewers usually pay much less than they do for cable, yet keep many popular networks on their screen.

‘Screens’ no longer means just television. Now that viewers are opting for smart viewing, they can view live streams on the mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as smart TVs, laptops, and computers. Plus, the video streaming services are usually all legal and above-board, so there is nothing to fear from the authorities.  

So, what does a fan that doesn’t have cable must do to watch NFL live? It is now possible to Watch NFL Live Online using a few tried and tested methods.  Read on below to find out how to watch the NFL 2017 playoffs with ease and convenience!


Directv now

DIRECTV NOW is a service from the known name of AT&T. This allows its users to benefit from the satellite service even if they have cut the cord. At just $35 per month, DIRECTTV NOW gives you over 60 channels.  If you live in the right area, you will get access to live TV and can stream the NFL from the comfort of your home.

There is even an ongoing deal that gives more than a hundred channels for the same price. The price will remain the same no matter how long you stick with the package, so you don’t have to worry about paying more in the future.

The price of this service might seem a bit steep, but considering the quality of its packages and its features, the price is worth it.  A bonus, DIRECTV NOW also offers special deals, such as a free Amazon Fire TV stick or even a free Apple TV if you pay enough in advance. And don’t forget, there is a 7-day trial free, so you get to see what you’re paying for.


2. Sling TV

Siling TV

This service offers not only NFL streaming but also a Sling Blue package. The latter means that certain customers would be able to watch Sunday games on FOX and can tune into NBC for the NFL live broadcast.

Sling also offers local Comcast SportsNet and FOX sports network, depending on where you are. The whole thing has a price tag of about $25 per month.

Another attractive feature of this package is that it allows you to stream other programs at the same time.  This means that even non-football fans would be able to watch their shows that go on at the same time as the NFL.

Sling TV can be installed on both Roku and Apple TV, and also offer special deals on these devices. Again, a 7-day free trial is also available.

 You can easily watch Monday Night Football, Sunday Football and Thursday Night Football on your televisions, mobile devices and tablet and computers as well.

The simplest package of Sling TV includes ESPN Livestream, ESPN2, TNT and scores of other popular networks, especially when it comes to sports. For T-Mobile users, there is a whopping 30% discount when they use Sling TV. This makes Sling TV the best option regarding cost.

3. CBS All Access

CBS All Access


This is an app that works all by itself, without connecting to a larger program or service on a laptop or smart TV. Only costing $5.99, this app would get you all the NFL games and stream them live.

Additionally, the app will also give you a huge library (when connected to the internet) that contains videos of games, shows, and other entertainment. You can browse videos at your leisure even when on the go.

This new venture by CBS All Access is available for almost all of America, with the area increasing day by day. It works with several kinds of phones or streaming devices.

Not only will you be able to stream NFL games, but you will also have access to a vast on-demand library, and new

CBS is available for about 80% of the country and growing its streaming. It also works with a variety of mobile and streaming devices.

4. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue

PlayStation Vue, like Sling TV and other services, allows you to stream the NFL in selected cities. It begins a $29.99 per month or around 40 dollars a month. It provides live and local channels, including NBC, FOX, and CBS. Such networks are only available in about seven locations, of which two are Philadelphia and Miami.

PlayStation Vue’s attraction is that it can be used to view the NFL on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, as well as any Android and iOS devices. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Chromecast are on the list of PlayStation Vue’s accepted devices as well. Unfortunately, there is no support for Apple TV in these areas yet.

However, it is just as well to know the limitations of Vue. The account is limited to the home location of the user. Plus, even with the linked mobile apps, this service will restrict you from watching NFL games live while on the go. This is because Sony has levied many legal restrictions on this service.

If all you want is to stay at home with a huge pile of snacks, dips, and drinks, then this is a right choice for you. If, however, you need to watch the 2017 NFL playoff while rushing around town doing errands, or commuting to and from work, then it is suggested that you give this option a pass.

5. NFL Sunday Ticket Online

NFL Subday Ticket Online

At first, Sunday Ticket was only available if one already had a DirecTV subscription. However, now this service that boasts the highest amount of NFL coverage is available online. If someone is unable to use DirecTV, that is. If your location doesn’t allow you to use certain satellite services, like with college of university students, then you can avail the opportunity of Sunday Ticket NFL coverage without DirecTV.

A subscription for four months is about $50. One can upgrade to the NFL Sunday Ticket Max for about $ 75, meaning that you get extra features such as the Red Zone or the Fantasy Zone. However, just the $50 membership allows you to watch games, track players simultaneously, and have replays of games you may have missed out on or want to resist. There are also numerous devices on which Sunday Ticket can be streamed, including, but not limited to XBOX, Kindle, any tablets, and PlayStation.

6. Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless allows you to view your favorite games live even when you are out of the house. There is an NFL mobile app that can be downloaded on any phone with Verizon Wireless. The streams will work only on a smartphone or tablet, but one can rest assured that the video and audio quality is excellent. This is surely the best way for a busy fan to keep up with the latest football news. You can see what your favorite teams are doing anywhere, anytime, without compromising on the viewing experience.


Most of the options on this list cater to most American viewers and are limited to locations in the United States. What are UK fans to do, then? Fortunately, Sky is now offering NFL viewing in the UK, with a service called NOW TV. Over a hundred live NFL games can be streamed using this service from the Sky Sports Channels. You will be able to watch Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Thursday Night Football, all with the utmost ease and excitement. This is in addition to the NFL playoff games and tournaments like the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl.

The subscriptions to NOW TV have many options for NFL Game pass. You can get a Day Pas, Week Pass, or a Month Pass, according to your wishes and requirements. The prices can go from around seven pounds to over thirty pounds per pass.


If you don’t have cable or satellite services for whatever reason, you shouldn’t be deprived of watching your favorite NFL games or any of the features available to recap them. NFL fans are not limited to just Europe or America but are spread all over the world.

It is high time that their need for watching the NFL is considered and NFL live streaming is made available online. In case you, like many others, have decided to ‘cut the cord’ and do away with cable, you can still access your NFL games and NFL playoffs using any one of the services listed above.

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