How to Stream NFL Network Live Without Cable


Stream NFL Network on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV

There are a few ways to stream NFL Network live without cable this season.

Cutting the cord hasn’t always been easy for sports fans. But the good news is that the cheapest option, Sling TV, once again carries NFL Network.

So you don’t need to hand over thousands of dollars a year to Comcast, Spectrum, Dish Network or DIRECTV. Instead, you can live stream NFL Network on a Roku, Amazon Firestick or even an Apple TV. 

My top pick for watching NFL Network without cable this year is with fuboTV

The entry-level fubo plan has 130+ channels, including some key channels for NFL coverage such as ESPN, local FOX, CBS and NBC stations. There are 30 hours of Cloud DVR, and subscribers can activate up to 40 TV everywhere apps on their Roku or supported streaming device.

There are no contracts or hidden fees. And you can cancel whenever you like online. 

Every streaming service offers different channel lineups. In this guide, I’ll break down all your choices for watching NFL Network live, so you can pick what makes the most sense for you.

Is NFL Network on Sling TV? 

Yes. NFL Network just returned to Sling TV. So you can watch NFL Network through the Sling Blue channel bundle.

Due to a contract dispute in June, NFL Network was unavailable on Sling TV for a number of months, but all that has since been worked out. The Sling Blue package has 45+ channels including FS1, and NBCSN. Coverage for local NBC and FOX stations are available in a small number of U.S. cities.

You can sign up for a free three-day trial of Sling TV. But if you know that you’re going to keep Sling TV for an entire season, you might want to prepay for a couple of months so you can get a free streaming device.

Vidgo: Stream NFL Network Without Cable

Vidgo is one of the newest live TV streaming services out there. 

The Core bundle has 68 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, FOX and A&E. Vidgo has apps for Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV. A subscription costs $45 per month. At the moment, Vidgo does not have Cloud DVR so if you’re looking to record a game, look elsewhere. 

That said, the channel lineup is a pretty good value for its price.

Vidgo’s mobile app also lets you chime in on live sports or TV shows with its watch-party feature. You can look over the channel lineup, or sign up for a free 3-day trial.

Does YouTube TV have NFL Network? 

YouTube TV just added NFL Network to its base channel package.

YouTube TV already had 85+ channels, and unlimited Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. New subscribers can sign up for a free 7-day trial.

YouTube TV also added a bundle of 7 sports channels, including NFL RedZone, for $10.99 per month.

The live TV service works with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV.

fuboTV: Top pick for NFL coverage

fuboTV has the most robust channel lineup out of the three choices. Fubo’s basic package has 100+ channels for $64.99 per month. 

And if you have a 4K TV, then you’ll want to catch some of fuboTV’s live sporting events in 4K HDR picture resolution. 

Fubo has NFL Network, and widespread coverage for local NBC, CBS and FOX stations across the U.S. 

ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, NESN, regional NBCSN networks and a broad variety of entertainment and news channels are included. FS1, NBA TV, PAC-12 Networks, A&E, AMC, Hallmark networks and Discovery ID are part of the standard channel bundle. 

fuboTV is aiming to be more of a cable TV replacement. 

Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR and “Look Back”, a unique on-demand feature that has all games that aired in the last 72 hours. With a fuboTV account, subscribers can activate a few dozen apps on streaming devices as well. 

Fubo works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV. There are mobile apps too for iPhone and Android smartphones. 

You can look over fuboTV’s channel lineup, or check out a free 7-day trial

Is NFL Network on Hulu? 

No. Subscribers to Hulu with Live TV can watch NFL games on ESPN, and local NBC, CBS and FOX stations. 

What’s the best way to watch NFL Network without cable? 

The three choices for watching NFL Network without a cable subscription are pretty solid. But here’s a couple of things to keep in mind before you decide to try a streaming service.

Sling TV is the least expensive option at $30 per month. Just be sure to sign up for the Sling Blue channel bundle to make sure NFL Network is in your lineup. You can watch NFL Network free for three days. Be aware that ESPN is in the Orange channel bundle. So if you want ESPN and NFL Network, you’ll need to get the Sling Orange + Blue subscription, which costs $45 per month. 

fuboTV has the most robust channel lineup. Subscribers get 100+ networks including ESPN and 30 hours of Cloud DVR for $64.99 per month. It has the best combination of sports channels, local NBC, CBS and FOX stations and entertainment channels. 

You can see what local and regional sports channels are available in your area. fuboTV has a free trial that lasts one week. 

Vidgo gets you 60+ channels, but has no Cloud DVR. So you can’t record any games or TV shows. The Core channel bundle costs $45 per month. It has ESPN and local ABC and FOX stations. And you can arrange watch parties with friends if you use Vidgo’s mobile app.

Vidgo has a free 3-day trial for new customers. 

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