It’s pretty easy to watch NFL games online without a cable subscription, and avoid a hefty cable bill every month.
You don’t need to rely on illegal Reddit NFL streams. These days, you can watch NFL games on Roku, iPhone, tablet or PC for free or a lot less money than cable TV. This guide will quickly break down all your options so you can watch NFL games online without cable.
My two top choices for watching live NFL games this year with streaming services are Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV.
Hulu with Live TV has a free 7-day trial, and fuboTV has a free trial that lasts a week, too.
But listen, you don’t have to pay for a streaming service to watch most local games on FOX, CBS, and NBC. I’ll show you how to watch all the games on those networks for absolutely nothing.
NFL divisional round Live Coverage 2019
|Sat., Jan. 12||No. 6 Colts vs. No. 1 Chiefs||4:35 p.m.||NBC/fuboTV|
|Sat., Jan. 12||No. 4 Cowboys vs. No. 2 Rams||8:15 p.m.||Fox/fuboTV|
|Sun., Jan. 13||No. 5 Chargers vs. No. 2 Patriots||1:05 p.m.||CBS/fuboTV|
|Sun., Jan. 13||No. 6 Eagles vs. No. 1 Saints||4:40 p.m.||Fox/fuboTV|
You can watch most games of your local team for free in many parts of the U.S. without paying a dime. All you need is a trusty TV antenna to start watching games on local channels like CBS, FOX and NBC. With the right equipment, you can even pause, rewind and record those same free games coming to you in HD quality.
I spend all year testing out various streaming services and hardware. Setting up a cheaper solution for streaming live NFL games is pretty easy once you learn your options. You may even get a better picture too. I’ll get back to that a little later.
What channels are NFL games on?
Here’s how an average week looks for broadcasting NFL games.
- Sunday Day Football: FOX and CBS
- Sunday Night Football: NBC
- Monday Night Football: ESPN
- Thursday Night Football: NBC and CBS
A TV antenna is the best way to watch NFL games free because you have a one-time cost for equipment.
Any local channels you get – which hopefully include NBC, CBS and FOX – will be yours free for life.
There’s an added benefit too.
By using a decent antenna, you’ll be getting an uncompressed High Definition digital signal that will be either 1080i or 720p. Compare your picture quality to what you got through your cable company and you might be surprised. Cable companies have to compress the digital signal to pipe it into your home through a cable cord. That comes at the expense of picture quality.
You just need to live reasonably close to the broadcast towers for those stations.