By Jim Kimble / Published July 10, 2023
You can watch Buffalo Bills games without cable on six live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV carry the necessary channels to watch NFL games live without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Buffalo Bills games are on ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC during the 2023 regular season.
There are 15 plans that carry NFL games within those six streaming streaming services.
You can jump down to the summary of how to watch Buffalo Bills games without cable. I also cover ways to watch games free and through standalone channel options.
Savvy cord-cutters know that you can watch games on local broadcast channels ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX for free with a TV antenna. That means you can watch most Buffalo Bills games for free on local channels. The only exception is Monday Night Football games on ESPN.
And there are standalone streaming options:
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch Buffalo Bills during Sunday Night Football on NBC. You can sign up for Peacock Premium, and pay $4.99 per month.
- Paramount Plus essential subscribers can stream games airing on CBS during the 2023 season. The Paramount Plus essential plan costs $5.99 per month when you sign up.
- Amazon Prime has the rights to Thursday Night Football. A subscription to Amazon Prime costs $14.99 per month. Amazon Prime Video subscribers can watch games for $8.99 per month.
- NFL+ streams live in-market games during the 2023 regular season on smartphones and tablets. A basic subscription costs $4.99 per month, and includes a live stream NFL Network. NFL+ is the new iteration of NFL Game Pass.
- NFL Sunday Ticket can be bundled with a YouTube TV subscription or purchased as a standalone Primetime Channel on YouTube. The YouTube TV NFL Sunday Ticket Add-On is $299. The Primetime Channel NFL Sunday Ticket (without YouTube TV) is $399. You can read more details and prices of NFL Sunday Ticket from YouTube TV.
How to Watch Buffalo Bills games live
You can watch NFL games live on just about any screen, including a Smart TV, through a streaming device, on a P.C., Mac computer, iPhone or iPad.
Gamers can use an XBox or PlayStation console with most live TV streaming services.
An internet-connected Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV gives you the ability to start streaming local and cable TV channels. Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia and LG support most live TV services.
If you are a sports fan in search of your ideal streaming service that has local football games, chances are you want other sports channels too.
Some of these services have a free trial that lasts a week without any obligation. Just remember to cancel before the trial ends if you decide that the streaming service isn’t for you.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has all local and sports channels needed to watch NFL games in its entry-level channel package.
The Entertainment package has over 75 live TV channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN. A&E, C-SPAN, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, History and HGTV are part of the channel package. A subscription is $74.99 per month.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial on every plan without any obligations. New customers get $10 off the prices listed below for the first three months of service.
The Choice package has a wide selection of 40 regional sports channels, including Bally Sports networks, and NBC Sports. Choice subscribers get more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month.
The Ultimate package has more than 140 channels, including locals, and sports channels such as NHL Network. The Ultimate package is $109.99 per month.
The Premier Package has over 150 channels, including premium channels such as HBO, Cinemax and Showtime. A subscription is $154.99 per month.
Subscribers to Entertainment, Choice or Ultimate can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in.
All subscribers get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
You can watch live TV on unlimited screens within your home.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can use apps on supported Smart TVs running on Google TV and Android TV. Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
fubo (formerly fuboTV) carries ESPN, and local channels so you will be covered for every in-market Buffalo Bills game.
fubo offers three plans with in-market NFL games. fubo Pro, Elite and Premium.
The Pro channel package has more than 160 channels, including news, entertainment and local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations.
HGTV, Big Ten Network and Comedy Central are part of the Pro bundle. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage.
You can watch live TV on 10 screens at once. If you miss a game, you can use fubo’s “look back” feature to watch sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month. fubo has a free 7-day trial. A regional sports fee is included, and costs between $10.99 to $13.99 per month.
The Elite plan is $84.99 per month, and has 65 more sports, news and entertainment channels. The Premier plan has 231 channels, including Showtime, for $94.99 per month
fubo has a library of on-demand content, including movies and TV shows. Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Smart TVs all carry the fubo app.
The fuboTV Elite package adds 60 more channels, including Pac-12 Networks.
Fubo has mobile apps for iPhone and Android so you can watch football games live on your smartphone. Subscribers can watch live TV through their web browser.
You can look over the channel lineup for your area.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live TV channels, including ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.
Hulu Live TV has only one plan. You can watch live TV on up to two screens at once.
Hulu with Live TV comes with unlimited DVR storage so you can record sports, news, movies or whatever else you want. A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV, but you can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Sling TV is the cheapest option to watch NFL games live.
The Sling Orange plan includes 32 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2 and entertainment networks like AMC, A&E and History. A subscription to Sling Orange costs $40 per month.
You can combine Sling Blue with Sling Orange for $55 per month.
All subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage. Sling is currently offering half off for the first month of service.
Sling TV works on just about any streaming device: Roku, Firestick, Apple TV and even an Xbox. It is supported by Samsung Smart TVs and Smart TVs operating on Android TV or Google TV. Sling TV supports mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Sling TV has the Sports Extra add-on channel package at $11 per month. That adds networks such as NBA TV, SEC Network and MLB Network.
There are no hidden fees or contracts if you decide to keep the service. You can look over the latest offer Sling TV has for new and returning customers.
YouTube TV has 128 channels, including ESPN, NFL Network, and local ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC stations for $72.99 per month.
YouTube TV only has one base plan, but now offers an option for NFL Sunday Ticket for $299.
The YouTube TV base plan carries other key sports channels for fans such as TNT, TBS, SEC Network, ACC Network, FS1, and FS2. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included with a subscription. And you can create up to 6 profiles for a household per account.
The YouTube TV app is available on most Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
Vidgo lets you live stream NFL games on three different plans.
The Vidgo Plus plan is $69.99 per month, and comes with 110 channels, including ESPN and NFL Network. Local ABC and FOX channels are available in a number of markets across the U.S.
The Premium package adds 40 more channels, and costs $84.99 per month. The Ultimate plan has more than 200 channels, and has all 45 Spanish-language channels.
Vidgo works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and iPhone. You can look over the channel packages before deciding whether to sign up.
How to Watch Buffalo Bills games free with a TV antenna
If you don’t want to pay for a streaming service, you can watch games on NBC, CBS, FOX and ABC for free by using a TV antenna.
People living within 30 to 40 miles of local broadcast towers have an excellent shot at getting local broadcast channels with a quality TV antenna.
You can use the free tool at AntennasDirect to see which local channels are available in your area. If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- How to Choose 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 Buffalo Bills games without cable FAQs
Here are some questions that sports fans ask when searching for ways to watch Buffalo Bills games without cable.
Can I watch the Buffalo Bills on Amazon Prime?
Yes, you can watch the Buffalo Bills when games are on Thursday Night Football. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, and pay $14.99 per month. Prime Video subscribers can watch TNF games for a little less at $8.99 per month.
Can you watch Buffalo Bills on Peacock?
You can sign up for Peacock Premium for $4.99 per month and start streaming Buffalo Bills games that air on NBC. Peacock Premium Plus costs $9.99 per month, and adds a local NBC live stream.
How can I watch the Buffalo Bills game for free?
You can sign up for a free trial to DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, or YouTube TV to watch the Buffalo Bills games on ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. But the better long term way is through a TV antenna.
Where to watch the Buffalo Bills game live
DIRECTV STREAM will be the best bet for most people because it has comprehensive coverage of Buffalo Bills games throughout the regular season. The entry-level package carries popular cable TV channels, regional sports networks and local channels.
Subscribers pay on a month-to-month basis, so there are no long term commitments. The service has a free 5-day trial. A subscription costs $74.99 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR storage for recordings. Take a look at the channel lineup to see if it’s a good fit.
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble