NFL live stream: How to watch every 2024 NFL game online

NFL live stream: How to watch every NFL game online
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The 2023-24 NFL live streams come to an end this week with Super Bowl 2024. The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are facing off in Las Vegas for the Lombardi Trophy, and I — a Niners fan — am definitely not stressing over the Big Game. 

Nope, not at all. It's not consuming my entire existence whatsoever.

NFL live streams: 2023-24 season cheat sheet

• Next game: Super Bowl LVIII: San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs
US channels: Watch on CBS via Fubo (4K) or Paramount Plus (1080p HD)
UK channels: Watch on Sky Sports or NFL Game Pass
Canada channels: Watch on DAZN
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free 

That's right, this is the end of the season. 18 weeks of the regular season have come and gone as have the three playoff rounds to determine our two conference champions. Even the Pro Bowl Games have passed us by. 

We're in the endgame now. Either my 49ers will win thanks to superior talent on both sides of the ball and the remarkable play of surprise star Brock Purdy. Or, the Chiefs will remain as they have been since they beat the Niners back in Super Bowl LIV in 2020 — inevitable. Despite some stumbles and a lack of receiving talent, Patrick Mahomes and a surprisingly excellent defense have Kansas City on the brink of a third championship in five years, which would officially create the NFL's next dynasty.

Thanks to multiple streaming options, there's a wide array of ways to watch NFL games this season. For those in the U.S., NFL Sunday Ticket will get you just about everything, though it's on a break for the playoffs. For those who just want the highlights, there's NFL RedZone, though it too is done for the year. And if you only want local games on your phone, well, NFL Plus may be of interest.

But if you're looking to stream a specific game, we've got everything you need to stream this NFL season from a phone, laptop, set-top box or anything in between. And with so many games to choose from, we even highlight a few that we think are particularly worth watching. Here are the best ways to live stream NFL games from anywhere. 

Note: The methods for watching NFL games change often as the league signs new contracts and streaming services change their policies, so we're always updating this guide with the latest broadcast info, as well as the current week's schedule. 

How to watch NFL live streams with a VPN

Football fans, if for some reason you've had to go out of town — or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can't watch the NFL live streams you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your hometown (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access NFL live streams. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service.


We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, Fubo or another website and watch the game.

NFL live streams by country

NFL live streams in the US

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Looking at the NFL 2023-24 schedule, you'll see that games air on a wide range of services and channels. Most of these are familiar sights, including ESPN, NFL Network and your local FOX, NBC and CBS affiliates. Just like last season, on Sundays, CBS and Fox will show games on Sunday afternoons. CBS will also simulcast NFL games on Paramount Plus, though you need a Paramount Plus with Showtime subscription to access games through your local CBS station on Paramount Plus.

Based on where you are located, one of these two networks will show two games and the other will only show one. Also, typically CBS shows AFC games and FOX shows NFC games, but there are exceptions to that rule.

Then in primetime, NBC will return for another season of Sunday Night Football, with Peacock also providing simulcast coverage. NBC also gets the entire slate of Saturday games in Week 16, including a Saturday Night Football game that will be exclusive to Peacock.

Then on Monday nights, ESPN will be bringing you Monday Night Football to round out the NFL week. Some Monday Night Football games will be shown on your local ABC affiliate either instead of ESPN, though this is rare. Similarly, some Monday Night Football games will be shown on ESPN Plus, though again, this is rare. Week 16's Monday Night Football game won't even air on ESPN, instead, it will air on ABC and ESPN Plus.

Here's where things really change though. This year, NBC gets the Week 1 Thursday Night Football game. Amazon Prime Video then will show the remaining slate of Thursday Night Football games in Weeks 2 through 17. Amazon Prime also broadcast a new special Black Friday game as well. Previously, NFL Network had aired some of the Thursday Night Football games.

But the NFL Network is still going to be airing some games despite losing Thursday Night Football. This year, almost all the Sunday morning NFL International Series games have aired on NFL Network. NFL Network also showed Sunday Night Football in Week 16 due to NBC getting the entire Saturday slate that week.

NFL live streams in US via cable alternatives

If you've cut the cord and are looking to watch NFL live streams this season, you're in luck. While the Amazon Prime Video games will require using the Prime Video app, many of the other NFL live streams can be watched via one of our best cable TV alternatives.

One option is YouTube TV. YouTube TV has ESPN and NFL Network, as well as local CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC affiliates, starting at just $62.99 a month for the first three months and then $72.99 a month after that. 

And if you want just about every NFL game — even the out-of-market ones — you can even add an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription starting at $39 for the rest of the season.

Or, if you don't care about NFL Sunday Ticket, consider Fubo. This cable TV alternative is great for cord-cutters who love all things sports, and Fubo has all the broadcast channels, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV: The best streaming service for getting 2023 NFL live streams, YouTube TV has all of the right network channels and lets you add NFL Sunday Ticket at a discounted rate. And for a limited time, you can get it for just $62.99 a month for the first three months.

Fuboa 7-day free trial

Fubo: One of the best streaming services with CBS, and the top pick for watching NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront, and our Fubo promo codes could help you save on a monthly plan.

If you're okay with missing out on CBS games, Sling is a great option that's a little friendlier on your wallet. With Sling Blue, you can get access to NFL Network, in addition to local network affiliates from ABC, FOX and NBC (availability varies by market). Sling Orange doesn't have these channels, but it does give you ESPN and ESPN 2. Both are $40 a month separately, but you can combine them for just $55 a month. Usually, there is a discount on your first month, often as much as 50% off!

Sling TV

Sling TV provides a way to watch most NFL games. Sling Blue starts at $40/month and streams your local ABC, FOX and NBC channels (availability varies by market) as well as NFL Network. Sling Orange has ESPN and you can combine both plans for just $55. Usually, there is a discount on your first month, often as much as 50% off!

NFL live streams in US via streaming services

Aside from these options, there are a couple of other ways to catch NFL live streams in the U.S. First, there's NFL Sunday Ticket, which gives you access to every out-of-market regular season Sunday afternoon (ET) game. If you want to learn more, check out our guide on how to get NFL Sunday Ticket online.

Then there is NFL Plus, the official streaming service from the NFL. This service gives you access to live local and primetime games in both the regular season and the postseason. The catch is you can only watch on your phone or tablet. NFL Plus starts at $6.99 a month and also offers a Premium tier with access to NFL RedZone on your TV.

Aside from these two NFL-centric options, some of our favorite streaming services also offer some NFL live streams.

Paramount Plus shows select CBS Sunday afternoon games through both an NFL on CBS channel and your local CBS channel, though you need a Paramount Plus with Showtime subscription to access games through your local CBS station on Paramount Plus. Similarly, Peacock offers all the Sunday Night Football games from NBC and ESPN Plus offers select Monday Night Football games from ESPN.

The only streaming service you need to subscribe to is Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video is the home to Thursday Night Football during Weeks 2 to 17 and is also showing a Black Friday game that is new to this season. Even if you pass on the other streaming service, you may not want to skip Prime Video if you need some weekday football.

Prime Video

Prime Video is the home to every Thursday Night Football game this season except Week 1. And, you get access to a new, special Black Friday football game. On top of all this football, a Prime Video subscription gets you access to tons of TV shows and movies. Start your 30-day free trial today.

NFL live streams for free in US via TV antenna

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch select NFL live streams over the air for free. Or, you could make your own stream, with a service such as Channel Master or Tablo, connected to your antenna and a DVR box. This allows you to broadcast the stream — either live or recorded — to a set-top box, mobile device or computer just about anywhere in the world. 

The cost varies depending on the HD antenna you get and the service you use, but the local channels themselves are free, and you wonꞌt have to jump through any NFL-sponsored hoops.

NFL live streams in the UK

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Sky Sports is one of the official homes of NFL live streams in the U.K. The Sky Sports NFL channel and Sky Sports Main Event are the primary destinations for your viewing pleasure, though occasionally other channels get a game. It also gets all NFL playoff games.

Sky Sports NFL will pack a lot of content. Specifically, expect at least 5 live games per week and every Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football game. It's also getting NFL RedZone, and NFL Network programming, including Good Morning Football and Total Access.

To get access to Sky Sports NFL, you'll need to sign up for a Sky Stream subscription for £26 per month with an 18-month contract or £29 per month as a 31-day rolling subscription that can be canceled with a month’s notice.

Another option for U.K. NFL fans is to opt for NFL Game Pass on DAZN. This gives you access to more than 200 regular and postseason games, Super Bowl coverage, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, the 2024 NFL Draft, and more. NFL Game Pass costs It costs £151 per year — payable in four installments of £37.75.

NFL live streams in Canada

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In Canada, you can either watch games via streaming or via a television broadcast. Select games, including the Week 1 NFL Kickoff matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs, are available through Bell Media networks TSN, CTV and RDS (French language).

But for streaming, you'll want DAZN to watch the NFL 2023-24 season. A monthly DAZN subscription costs $24.99 and includes regular season games and the Super Bowl in addition to other sports. If you want to save some money, you can save 50% with a $199.99 annual subscription. To get the most games possible, add NFL Game Pass to your existing DAZN subscription.

NFL games in Australia

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Aussies will find NFL live streams in a couple of different locations. Kayo Sports or Foxtel will give you ESPN coverage of a few games a week. You'll also be able to watch selected NFL games for free on the 7 Network, which will broadcast games on TV on 7mate and stream them on 7Plus.

Alternatively, those living in Australia can also access NFL Game Pass service through DAZN. This offers the most comprehensive NFL streaming package available in Australia and is priced at AU$280 for the full season, or AU$29 a week.

NFL weekly schedule

2023-24 NFL live streams Pro Bowl schedule

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Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.

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  • Bill from.PA
    I'm curious why Fubo TV was selected as the best option for streaming the NFL. YouTube TV has CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network available. I believe Hulu with Live TV also has the same channels available. I also believe that for the longest time Fubo did NOT have ESPN. So, why is it better for streaming NFL?