Watch NFC Championship Online or Live Stream
When the New Orleans Saints face the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC Championship on Sunday, we’ll be watching the top two seeds in the division.
Sunday’s game is a long-awaited rematch. The Saints beat the Rams 45-35 during the regular season. But running backs C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley are coming off an impressive showing against the Cowboys.
New Orleans has proven to be well-suited for containing the Rams, especially given that Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdowns the last time around.
If you’re going to live stream Sunday’s game, your best option will be to get a free trial with fuboTV, or Hulu with Live TV. All you need is a decent Internet connection, and a streaming device such as a Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. You can use a iPhone or Android smartphone too.
This is a rare NFC matchup that you don’t want to miss. So here are all your options to watch the NFC Championship 2019 live and for free.
When is the NFC Championship game?
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 20
- Time: 3:05 P.M. ET
- Channel: FOX
- Live Stream: on fuboTV (with free 7-day trial) or Hulu with Live TV (free 7-day trial)
Watch Saints vs Rams free with an antenna
There’s a pretty good chance that you can watch the game on FOX in HD without paying a dime. All you need is a decent antenna. Lately, I’ve been using an Antop Smartpass, which has an amplifier and an LTE filter.
With an antenna, you can also get NBC, ABC, CBS and other channels in HD. The picture will even look better than cable. Type your zip code into a free online tool like AntennaWeb or TV Fool to see if there’s a FOX broadcast tower near you.
The local cable company is essentially taking these same broadcasts, compressing the picture quality and piping them into your home with a cable cord. If you use an antenna instead, the TV signal is uncompressed and looks much better. Look over my guide on how to choose the best TV antenna based on where you live in the U.S.
Top pick: Watch NFC Championship online on fuboTV
fuboTV now carries local FOX affiliates in 94 percent of U.S. households. So there’s an excellent chance that you can use their live streaming platform to watch the game.
Look at their updated roster of FOX affiliates if you want to double check and see if you’re covered.
fuboTV carries a wide selection of national and regional sports channels, but the company has focused on NFL coverage. You’ll find NFL Network along with local CBS, FOX and NBC stations.
Big Ten Network, NFL Network, FS1 and FS2 as part of a 80+ channel bundle. You can quickly look over your local channel lineup. One cool thing about fuboTV is that they are the first live TV streaming service to deliver 4K streaming for select sporting events. There are no plans for 4K streaming with the NFC Championship, but fuboTV has been one of the most innovative streaming services out there.
There are no contracts or obligations to keep fuboTV beyond the free trial that lasts a week. Just be sure to cancel online before the trial expires.
fuboTV costs $44.99 per month, but if you keep the service beyond the free trial, you’ll automatically get $5 off your first month.
fuboTV has a number of entertainment channels such as A&E, History, Travel Channel and HGTV. Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR storage. fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield TV.
You can also use your subscription to tap into dozens of TV Everywhere apps. That means you will have both a FOX live stream in your channel lineup, and full access to the FOX Sports Go app. You can try out fuboTV free for 7-days.
Runner-up: Watch NFC Championship Online with Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV is my runner-up pick this year to watch the Rams vs Saints match-up for a few reasons.
Hulu with Live TV carries the most local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations compared to any online competitor. You get 60+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and premium networks such as ESPN, A&E, FS1 and Big Ten Network.
I’d suggest looking over what local channels will be in your lineup by scrolling to the bottom of Hulu’s screen.
Users can watch on up to two devices at once with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. When you’re not at home, you can use iPhones and Android smart phones.
Subscribers also get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library and Hulu Originals that people pay $7.99 and up for. So you’re essentially getting two streaming services for the price of one. You may even be paying for Hulu on-demand.
A subscription costs $40 per month, but for the NFC Championship, you can just take advantage of the free trial.
Hulu lets you sign in to 35 apps with a Live TV subscription. So you can get extra live streams from some networks like FOX Sports GO.
Try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week.
Watch NFC Championship live stream with Sling TV
To watch a live stream of the NFC game on Sling TV, you’ll need to sign up for the “Sling Blue” package.
That will give you 40+ channels for $25 per month, including FOX in a number of markets. Sling TV has a smaller number of local channels across the U.S. compared to Hulu and fuboTV. Sling TV has an app for just about any streaming device and a number of Smart TVs. By logging into your Sling TV account, you can watch the NFC Championship online too.
Check this local channel search engine to see if there’s a FOX channel in your area. Even if FOX television isn’t offered by Sling TV where you live, you can still use your credentials to sign in to the FOX Sports Go app to watch a live feed of sporting events.
PlayStation Vue will live stream Saints vs Rams
PlayStation Vue will air the Eagles vs Vikings match-up on its entry-level channel bundle. You will get 48+ channels like AMC, FX and National Geographic for $45 per month. You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV or a PC to watch PlayStation Vue channels. You’ll also have access to numerous TV Everywhere apps as long as you have corresponding channels in your subscription.
PlayStation Vue has a 5-day free trial.
Saints vs Rams live stream with DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now offers a FOX live stream on all four of its channel packages. DirecTV Now has approximately 77 local FOX channels across the U.S. And over time, the streaming service has proven to be a reliable option for watching the NFC Championship online.
The “Live a Little” plan, which has 65+ channels, is the cheapest channel bundle at $40 per month. DirecTV Now has a free 7-day trial for new customers.
Get NFC Championship online with YouTube TV
If you use a Chromecast or NVIDIA Shield TV to stream, then YouTube TV is another option to get the NFC Championship live stream.
YouTube TV offers 40+ channels for $35 per month. The streaming platform has a solid web interface that includes FOX. The service is available in roughly half of the U.S. YouTube TV is still expanding its device support, but I thought it was a really solid service when I reviewed it earlier this year. YouTube TV offers a 7 day free trial.
What’s the best way to watch NFC Championship online?
I’ve just thrown a bunch of information at you. So let’s narrow down your choices to my top picks for watching the NFC game this year.
fuboTV offers a pretty attractive channel package for sports fans, especially ones who want Cloud DVR. Aside from getting FOX for the NFC game, you also get regional sports channels from FOX, NBCSN and entertainment channels such as A&E and HGTV. Try out fuboTV free for a week, and see what you think. You can stream your subscription on a smart phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield.
Hulu with Live TV is my runner-up pick because you get local FOX coverage, along with 50 hours of Cloud DVR and Hulu’s on-demand library of shows, movies and Hulu Originals. Try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week.
What’s your favorite way to watch the game online? Tell readers in the comments below.