The 2023 NFL season is here! This guide covers the details of how you can watch every game this NFL Season regardless of where you live.
Generally, if you live in your team’s region of the country, you will need access to your local network channels, and ESPN to watch games every week. DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV are your best options. However, there are exceptions like Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime and a handful of games broadcast on NFL Network this season.
If you live out of your team’s region of the country, you may want to look at other options. Read on for all the details and where you can watch your favorite NFL teams this week and all season long.
How To Watch Each NFL Team
I put together a guide specific to each team. The articles below will explain how to watch that team for fans living inside and outside that team’s TV market.
Read on for more details on ways you can watch the 2023-2024 season without cable.
NFL Week 3 TV Schedule
The table below shows the NFL games this week, and the Regional/National channel the games air on. Those channels (ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, and ESPN) are available for you to stream live with a 5-day free trial to DIRECTV STREAM. You can also stream these networks on fuboTV (free trial,) Hulu Live TV (sign up,) or YouTube TV (free trial.) Thursday night Games on Amazon stream live on Amazon Prime Video
If you live in an area not showing the regional game you want to watch, check the section of this article titled "How To Watch Each NFL Team" to learn how to watch that specific teams games this week.
|Thursday, September 21||8:15 PM||49ers vs. Giants||Prime Video|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Ravens vs. Colts||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Browns vs. Titans||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Lions vs. Falcons||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Packers vs. Saints||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Jaguars vs. Texans||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Dolphins vs. Broncos||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Vikings vs. Chargers||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Jets vs. Patriots||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||1:00 PM||Commanders vs. Bills||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||4:05 PM||Seahawks vs. Panthers||CBS|
|Sunday, September 24||4:25 PM||Cardinals vs. Cowboys||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||4:25 PM||Chiefs vs. Bears||Fox|
|Sunday, September 24||8:20 PM||Raiders vs. Steelers||NBC|
|Monday, September 25||7:15 PM||Buccaneers vs. Eagles||ABC|
|Monday, September 25||8:15 PM||Bengals vs. Rams||ESPN|
Watching The Regular Season
You can watch any NFL team, every week, even if you live outside that team’s TV market. You can even stream nationally televised games like Thursday, Sunday, and Monday Night Football. What you need to watch the NFL each week will depend on what you want to watch and where you live. While I explain this in detail within this article, my basic advice is:
If You live in the TV Market of your Favorite Team
You will need 5 different TV networks to watch your favorite NFL team each week: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN. The streaming services that provide all 5 of these are DIRECTV STREAM, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV.
Four Monday Night Games will air on ABC, but each of those streaming services carries ABC. Amazon Prime Video will stream Thursday Night Football this season, but those games will be simulcast on the in-market local TV affiliate for both teams playing.
Five games this season will be featured on NFL Network. That channel isn’t carried by DIRECTV STREAM, so if your hometown team is featured in any of the games below, you will want to go with FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, or YouTube TV.
- Games on NFL Network
- Sunday, October 08 – Bills vs. Jaguars
- Sunday, October 15 – Titans vs. Ravens
- Sunday, November 05 – Chiefs vs. Dolphins
- Sunday, November 12 – Patriots vs. Colts
- Sunday, December 24 – Broncos vs. Patriots
If You Want to Watch Teams Outside of Your TV Market
Check the article for how to watch the specific NFL team below. If you want to watch more than one team this season or all the games, then check out the How to Watch Out of Market NFL Games section below.
Best Options to Watch NFL Games Live
To know which live streaming service is the best for watching the NFL, we need to consider NFL games air on the following channels:
- Sunday local market day games will air on Fox and CBS.
- Sunday Night Football will air on NBC.
- Monday Night Football will be on ESPN. ABC will typically carry a simulcast of the game in the local market of each team.
- Thursday Night Football games are exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this season. If you live in the market of either team playing the game will also air on your local affiliate network. Check out our article, how to watch Thursday Night Football for more information.
- NFL Network will carry 5 regular-season games this year.
While nationally televised games are on the same channel nationwide (Sunday Night Football on NBC, Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, and Monday Nigth Football on ESPN and ABC,) most games will vary based on region. If you live in your favorite team’s market, you just need your local affiliate. However, there will be regional games Sunday afternoon that will air on CBS and Fox depending on where you live. If you live outside the US, you may want to consider using NFL Game Pass on DAZN, which I cover later in the article. The NFL has also launched NFL Plus, which will allow you to watch games on TV in your area, but on your mobile device. So based on that information, here are the best TV streaming services to watch the NFL this season:
DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that carries ESPN, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS, and NFL Network which will let you watch NFL games. ESPN, Fox, CBS, NBC, and ABC are available in DIRECTV STREAM’s “Entertainment” channel plan for $74.99 per month. NFL Network is on their “Choice” plan which is an upgraded channel package for $99.99 per month. However, only 5 games air on NFL Network throughout the entire season. You can sign up for a 5-day free trial. They don’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel at any time.
The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home. DIRECTV STREAM is supported on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
YouTube TV also offers ESPN, Fox, NBC, CBS, and NFL Network so that you can watch nationally televised games along with regional games on Sunday afternoons. The service costs $72.99 a month. The live streaming service also includes a DVR and supports a host of streaming devices. YouTube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. Like the other services, YouTube TV offers a free trial, cloud DVR, local broadcast channels, and many other features. Youtube TV is also the home of NFL Sunday Ticket, which lets you watch out-of-market, games on Sunday Afternoon as long as they aren’t part of a national broadcast.
Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details on their service. YouTube TV
FuboTV will be the best option for most football fans to watch their home team and nationally televised games. They recently added ESPN to their lineup covering Monday Night football. They also carry live local Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS in every NFL team’s home market. FuboTV provides the means to watch your home team on their local affiliate and regional games on CBS and Fox while watching Sunday Night Football on NBC. In short, with a FuboTV subscription, you can watch
- Carries local broadcast networks for your local NFL Teams affiliate.
- Regional afternoon games on Fox and CBS
- All Sunday Night Football on NBC
- All Monday Night Football on ESPN
FuboTV offers a 1-week free trial. There is no contract, and you can cancel anytime. After the trial period, the cost of the Standard package is $74.99. Fubo is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and more. See our full review of FuboTV for more information.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu has NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox in nearly all TV markets in the country. They also have ESPN and NFL Network in their lineup. Therefore, Hulu Live TV provides the following NFL games:
- Your local NFL teams affiliate network.
- Sunday regional day games on Fox and CBS
- Sunday Night Football on NBC
- Monday Night Football on ESPN
- Games played in London and Munich Games on NFL Network
You can try out Hulu Live TV by signing up here. Hulu costs $69.99. Hulu is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. Check out our full review of Hulu Live TV for more information on their service.
Watch NFL Games for Free
Your local NFL team’s games will be available to watch for free, over the air most Sundays during the day on their local affiliate Network. Regional games will also air on CBS and Fox on Sunday. That means you just need a TV antenna. Furthermore, Sunday Night Football is on NBC.
That means the only games you will miss are on Monday Night Football, which airs on ESPN, and Thursday Night Games which air on Amazon Prime Video. Of course, if your local Market team is playing on Monday Night Football or Thursday Night Football, the game is typically syndicated on your local broadcast affiliate. You can also pick up a 30-day-free trial to Prime Video that week and get some free Thursday Night Football games in.
Ultimately, you can watch quite a bit of football for free with an antenna. Whether your local NFL team is playing home or away, your local affiliate should be broadcasting the game over the air on Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football, or Sunday Night Football (OTA). I’ve written a guide so you can choose the best TV antenna for your needs.
Additionally, since broadcast TV is less compressed, the picture will be of much higher quality than what you are used to with cable and satellite TV. I’d much rather watch football OTA. Watching on cable or satellite feels grainy by comparison. You can read our HD antenna guide for more information on choosing an antenna.
Watch Out of Market NFL Games
There are two ways to watch out-of-market games this season, YouTube TV with NFL Sunday Ticket if you live in the US, or access the international version of NFL Game Pass on DAZN if you live outside the US.
YouTube TV and NFL Sunday Ticket
YouTube TV carries ABC, ESPN, Fox, NBC, CBS, and NFL Network so that you can watch nationally televised games along with regional games on Sunday afternoons. Those channels are all available in YouTube TV’s channel lineup for $72.99 a month. YouTube is also the exclusive home to NFL Sunday Ticket which carries every out-of-market game except those airing Nationally or regionally on the channels already available on YouTube TV. Pricing options for adding NFL Sunday Ticket are as follows:
- $299 for the NFL Sunday Ticket season if you sign up before September 19th
- $339 if you add the NFL RedZone channel and sign up before September 19th
- $349 for NFL Sunday Ticket if you sign up after September 19th
- $389 if you sign up after September 19th and add NFL RedZone
Watch The NFL Outside the US on DAZN
In 2022 NFL Game Pass International provided live and on-demand coverage of NFL Games if you live outside the US. In 2023 and beyond, NFL Game Pass International is accessed through a streaming service called DAZN. The beauty of NFL Game Pass is it provides you access to every NFL game if it’s accessed from outside the US.
In Canada, DAZN carries the NFL as part of your standard subscription. However, it’s considered an add-on package in most other countries. Currently, NFL Game Pass on DAZN will be available on iPad, iPhone, Android Tablets and Phones, Xbox, Roku, Apple TV, and more. NFL Game Pass will provide the following functionality and more.
- The ability to connect to multiple devices
- Turn scores on and off to avoid spoilers
- Condensed game versions that are about 30 minutes long
- Full replay of every game from 2009 until the present day
- Coaches Film
- DVR Controls
While Game Pass could be accessed from within the US using a VPN in the past, that is no longer recommended. DAZN has become very good at blocking VPNs and verifying your location through other means. If you’re in the US, then Sunday Ticket on YouTube seems to be your best bet for games outside your region. You can learn more about NFL Game Pass on the DAZN website or in this DAZN support article.
Watch Monday Night Football Online
Monday Night Football airs on ESPN. If you are solely interested in watching Monday Night Football, the services below offer ESPN.
- Sling TV Orange
- DIRECTV STREAM
- Hulu with Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Yahoo Sports App (Mobile Only explained below)
Watch Sunday Night Football Online
Watch Thursday Night Football Online
Amazon Prime will show all the Thursday Night Football games exclusively on their Prime Video App. They will also be streaming these games.
NFL On Mobile Devices
The 2023 NFL season has two options for watching games on mobile devices, NFL+ and Yahoo Sports.
The NFL has launched a mobile service called “NFL+” (pronounced NFL Plus) which allows fans to watch regional, local, and nationally televised games that air on TV in their market. NFL+ has two service plans, NFL Plus for $4.99 / month ($39.99 / year) and NFL Plus Premium, for $9.99 / month ($79.99 / year). You can find the NFL+ on the NFL app in the Apple App Store for iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, and in the Google Play Store for android mobile devices.
Below are the highlights of both plans:
- Live local and primetime games on mobile and tablet devices
- Live out-of-market preseason games across all devices
- Live game audio (home, away and national calls) for every game of the season
- NFL library programming on-demand (ad-free)
- $4.99/month or $39.99/year
- NFL+ Premium(includes features of product formerly known as NFL Game Pass)
- All features of NFL+
- Full game replays across devices (ad-free)
- Condensed game replays across devices (ad-free)
- Coaches Film including All-22 (ad-free)
- $9.99/month or $79.99/year
See our coverage of NFL+ for more details.
NFL Live On Yahoo Sports
“NFL Live” through the Yahoo! Sports app is a free way to watch local and primetime Games through the Yahoo Sports app, but only on mobile devices.
The Yahoo! Sports app provides access to all of the below NFL material:
- In-game highlights
- Game Previews
- Preseason live videos
- Regular season live videos, including Sunday afternoon in-market local games (there’s no access to out-of-market games) and Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games.
- All 11 playoff games
- Super Bowl
- The Pro Bowl
The Yahoo Sports app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Unfortunately, this app currently only works on mobile devices. The app shuts down when attempting to mirror your phone to Apple TV or Roku.
NFL Live through the Yahoo Sports App also has a feature called “Watch Together,” which lets fans watch live local/primetime games with up to four family and friends on their phones during a synchronized Livestream
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