The 2023 NFC Championship game will be on six live TV streaming services. The game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles airs Sunday, January 29 at 3 p.m. ET on FOX.
You can watch the NFC Championship on:
Cord-cutters can also watch the Eagles face off against the 49ers for free using a TV antenna.
Where to Watch the NFC Championship
The NFC Championship game is happening at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
A number of live TV streaming services carry channel packages that include local broadcast channels (NBC, ABC, and CBS) along with cable networks such as ESPN.
These TV services are supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV (iOS devices), Chromecast and some compatible Smart TVs.
If you are planning on also watching the AFC Championship game that starts at 6 p.m. ET on Jan. 29, then you may want a streaming service that also carries CBS.
Note: Sling TV carries FOX in select markets. (See below.)
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) subscribers has local channels, entertainment channels and a variety of sports networks.
The Entertainment plan has more than 75 TV channels for $74.99 per month. You get local broadcast channels such as ABC and CBS. Cable networks include ESPN, FS1 and TNT.
Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
You get unlimited Cloud DVR for recording sports and TV shows. There are more than 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
You can sign up for a 5-day free trial.
Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, and Cinemax for free before the monthly rates kick in.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets
Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
DIRECTV STREAM shows the different channel lineups and promotions they are currently offering.
fuboTV lets you watch the NFC Championship when you subscribe to its entry-level Pro bundle.
The Pro bundle has about 152 live TV channels with 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage. You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once.
ESPN, Big Ten Network and local channels are included in the Pro channel bundle.
You can watch live TV on three screens at once. A subscription costs $74.99 per month. fuboTV has a library of on-demand movies, and TV shows.
Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Smart TVs all have fuboTV apps so you can watch live sports on TV.
You can get a free 7-day trial with fuboTV, or look over the channel lineup for your area.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has coverage of local FOX stations across the U.S.
The Live TV plan with Hulu includes ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TNT and FOX Sports (FS1).
There are plenty of other live TV channels that you would find on cable TV as well.
You can stream live TV on up to two screens at once. A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with ads.
Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited Cloud DVR so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want.
Hulu’s channel lineup also has local NBC, ABC and FOX stations across the U.S.
You can look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks are available for your area.
Sling TV is an affordable option to live stream the NFC Championship, but only in a number of TV markets.
Sling TV Blue has more than 43 channels, including local FOX stations within its channel lineup in 18 TV markets, or “Designated Market Areas.”
If you live in or around one of these cities, then you should be able to get FOX and watch the NFC Championship using Sling Blue:
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
- Tampa/St. Petersburg
- Washington, DC
Sling Blue includes AMC, History, and NFL Network. The Sling on-demand library is included in each bundle.
The Sling Orange plan has ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, A&E, History and TNT for $35 per month. Sling Orange has about 31 channels total.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. With Sling Orange, you can watch live TV on one screen at a time.
Sling TV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Xbox One and AirTV Player. Use your membership to activate the ESPN app.
When you sign up for Sling TV, there are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. There is no obligation to keep your subscription.
YouTube TV is another option for watching the NFC Championship without a cable or satellite TV service.
A subscription to the Base plan costs $64.99 per month, and carries local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations across the U.S.
The Base plan has 128 TV channels total. Subscribers get ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV, NFL Network, TBS and TNT.
The YouTube Base plan lets you watch live TV on three screens at once. YouTube TV has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Smart TVs powered by Android TV and Google TV.
You can check out the latest offer YouTube TV is making to new and returning customers.
Vidgo supports watching the NFC Championship on FOX.
Vidgo has more than 110 channels in its live TV lineup. ACC Network, ESPN, and PAC-12 Network are among some of Vidgo’s most popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three screens at once.
Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast.
A Vidgo subscription costs $64.95 per month. You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
How to Watch The NFC Championship for Free
There are advantages to owning your own TV antenna, especially during the NFL playoffs and divisional round games. Watching the NFC Championship for free on FOX is one of the great pleasures of free TV.
Using a TV antenna will actually give you a better picture than a cable subscription. Broadcasts from local towers – like your local FOX broadcast – are transmitting signals that are far less compressed HD quality.
You will notice quite a difference in picture quality once you set up your TV antenna and scan for channels. Once the series is over, you can keep watching those channels for free.
Here are a few guides to get you started with using your own TV antenna:
- Review: The Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
How to Watch the NFC Championship without cable FAQs
These are common questions from NFL fans looking for ways to watch the NFC Championship game without a TV provider.
Is the NFC Championship game in 4K?
fuboTV will stream the NFC Championship game in upscaled 4K resolution. You need to sign up to a free trial for the Elite or Premier plan to get select channels in 4K.
Can I watch the NFC Championship on Roku?
Yes. You can use DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling, YouTube TV or Vidgo to get FOX and watch the Philadelphia Eagles vs the San Francisco 49ers.
How to watch the NFC Championship on a Smart TV
Smart TV owners can watch the NFC Championship game for free on FOX by using a TV antenna. You can also sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling, YouTube TV, and Vidgo. Each of these TV streaming service carries FOX.
How to watch NFC Championship on Apple TV
Apple TV owners can use a live TV streaming service to watch the NFC Championship on FOX. DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling, YouTube TV or Vidgo all carry local FOX stations.
Is the NFC Championship on Amazon Prime?
No. The NFC Championship game is airing on the broadcast channel FOX.
FOX Corporation has the rights to broadcast and stream the NFC Championship and the Super Bowl on February 12, 2023.
Is the NFC Championship game on Peacock?
No. The 2023 NFC Championship game is on FOX. Last year, the Super Bowl was on NBC and streamed live on Peacock. But that’s not the case for the 2023 NFL playoffs and Super Bowl.
What is the schedule for NFL conference title games?
The NFC Championship game is Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 3 P.M. ET. The San Francisco 49ers vs the Philadelphia Eagles airs on FOX.
The AFC Championship game is Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 6 P.M. ET. The Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs airs on CBS.
Super Bowl 2023 is Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. on FOX.
What’s the best way to watch the NFC Championship?
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial, 152 live TV channels in the Pro plan and 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. With a subscription, you can watch the NFC Championship and the AFC Championship later in the day.
You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. A subscription costs $74.99 per month, and runs month to month.
Note: This article was published on January 29, 2022, and has been updated with new game information, updated pricing and streaming services.
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