UPDATED on May 13. 2021
How to Watch NFL Network on a Fire TV Stick or Roku
NFL Network is available on a few live TV streaming services, including Sling TV, fuboTV, Vidgo and YouTube TV.
These services provide live TV channels on a Fire TV Stick or Cube, Roku, Google Chromecast and Apple TV.
Stream NFL Network on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV
There are a few ways to stream NFL Network live without cable this season.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. And if you like the service, it costs $35 per month.
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 runner-up 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 250 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 Sling TV and pay month to month. 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.
This live TV service has an 85+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, ESPN2, Big Ten Network and History channel are among some of Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
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 120+ 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 250 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.
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 $35 per month. Just be sure to sign up for the Sling Blue channel bundle to make sure NFL Network is in your lineup. 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 $50 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.
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