How to Watch Sunday Night Football in 2023

By Jim Kimble / Published September 8, 2023

You can watch all 18 Sunday Night Football matchups along with 21 NFL regular-season games live on NBC and Peacock.

There are seven streaming services that let you watch regular season NFL games without a cable TV subscription. You can also watch Sunday Night Football games for free by using a TV antenna.

How to watch Sunday Night Football Live Without cable

Cord-cutters only need the Peacock Premium plan to watch NFL games on NBC during the 2023 season. You can sign up, pay only $5.99 per month, and cancel whenever you want.

Peacock will have two Wild Card playoff games and one Divisional playoff game. The streaming service will be the exclusive home to one regular season game during Week 16, and a third Wild Card playoff game later in the 2023 season.

If you want a broader selection of channels including ESPN, then you can subscribe to a streaming service that primarily carries live TV.

DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo (formerly fubo TV), Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV have comprehensive channel lineups similar to a cable package. All of these services have key broadcast networks such as CBS and FOX for the 2023 regular season and NFL playoffs. 

These streaming services are more expensive, but carry other key sports channels, including NFL Network, NFL RedZone, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ACC Network (ACCN), Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, FS1, FS2, and SEC Network.

Subscribers can watch their favorite NFL matchups on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV, NVIDIA Shield and Xfinity Flex.

You can watch NFL games on Smart TVs by Hisense, LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. Smart TVs running on Android TV and Google TV are likewise supported. Game consoles including XBox and PlayStation support watching live sports as well. 

Sports fans can watch on more than just your TV. 

You can use iPhones and iPads with current iOS. Android mobile devices and tablets are supported.

With all of the above devices, you just need to take the following steps: 

1) Sign up for Peacock Premium or a live TV streaming service online

2) Download the the app of the streaming service from the app hub of your Smart TV or streaming device

3) Launch the app on your TV, and sign in with your account

Fans using a PC, Chromebook and Mac computer to watch games can watch their subscription through a current web browser.

What channel is Sunday Night Football on?

Sunday Night Football is on NBC. But you don’t need a cable or satellite subscription to watch these weekly NFL games. A number of streaming services carry local NBC stations, and same cable channels that are available on popular TV providers such as Spectrum and Xfinity. 

Sling TV (Orange+Blue)$55ESPN, ABC, NBC, and FOX (in select markets)
Fubo$74.99ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX
Hulu Live TV$69.99ESPN, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC
Vidgo$69.99ESPN, ABC and FOX
YouTube TV$74,99ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX

Note: Sling Orange has ESPN, but only Sling Blue carries local channels in select markets. 

For a Spanish language simulcast, you can read my guide on how to watch Telemundo without cable. Some streaming services require a Spanish-language add-on or plan.

How to watch Sunday Night Football for free in 2023

Cord-cutters using a TV antenna can get their local NBC station for free. But you won’t just get Sunday Night Football games for free.

A TV antenna can get you other major broadcasters including ABC, CBS and FOX, which carries NFL games on Sunday afternoons.

How to Watch Sunday Night Football FAQs

These are questions NFL fans ask when researching ways to watch Sunday Night Football without a TV provider.

Do I need Peacock Premium to watch Sunday Night Football?

Yes. Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game that airs on NBC.

The Premium plan costs $5.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. Peacock live streams Sunday Night Football for 18 weeks between September 2023 and January 2024. 

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of Peacock’s Premium plan to start watching NFL games. The Premium plan costs $4.99 per month.

Peacock also streams live Notre Dame and Big Ten football games during the college football season.

Is Sunday Night Football on Paramount Plus?

Paramount Plus streams live NFL games airing on CBS during Sunday afternoon, not Sunday night. The service is the cheapest way to stream all NFL games on CBS without cable TV.

A subscription to the Essential plan costs $5.99 per month. There is a free trial for new customers. You get access to live NFL games once the game starts by heading over to the “Live TV” tab under the main menu.

For more live sports on Paramount Plus including college football, you will need to sign up for the Premium plan. The Premium Plan costs $9.99 per month following a free trial.

Can I watch Sunday Night Football on NFL Plus?

The new streaming service NFL+ lets you watch local, in-market games, but only on a smartphone or tablet. A basic subscription costs $6.99 per month.

Subscribers also get to live stream NFL Network, and listen to live audio of games outside of their homes. There are also on-demand football programs. NFL+ Premium is $14.99 per month, and includes full game replays, coaches film and NFL RedZone.

You can try NFL+ free for a week before getting billed. There are no contracts and you can cancel the service anytime.

Can I watch Sunday Night Football on Roku?

You can watch Sunday Night Football on Roku with a live TV streaming service.

The cheapest option is to subscribe to a Premium plan of Peacock for $5.99 per month. Subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game on their Roku during the 2023 regular season.

DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV also carry local NBC stations, which air SNF. You can also watch games on the NBC Sports app when you sign in with a pay-tv subscription.

Can I watch Sunday Night Football on Amazon Fire TV Stick?

You can watch Sunday Night Football on Roku with a live TV streaming service.

The Peacock Premium plan ($5.99 per month) lets you watch every Sunday Night Football game on Amazon Fire TV Stick during the 2023 NFL season.

DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV also carry local NBC stations, which air SNF.

Can I watch Sunday Night Football on Apple TV?

Yes. You just need to pick a live TV streaming service to watch Sunday Night Football on Apple TV.

DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV also carry local NBC stations, which air Sunday Night Football. You can also sign up for a Premium plan on Peacock to watch Sunday night games.

How to watch replays of Sunday Night Football?

The best way to watch replays of Sunday Night Football is by recording the game. Live TV streaming services offer a Cloud DVR feature that allows you to record any live sporting event including Sunday Night Football.

2023 Sunday Night Football Schedule

Thurs. Sept. 7NFL Kickoff Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs
Sun. Sept. 10Week 1  Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Sun. Sept. 17Week 2  Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Sun. Sept. 24Week 3  Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders
Sun. Oct. 1Week 4Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets
*Sun. Oct. 8Week 5  Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Oct. 15Week 6New York Giants at Buffalo Bills
*Sun. Oct. 22Week 7Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 29Week 8Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Nov. 5Week 9Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals
*Sun. Nov. 12Week 10New York Jets at Las Vegas Raiders
*Sun. Nov. 19Week 11 Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos
**Thurs. Nov. 23Week 12San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Nov. 26Week 12Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 3Week 13Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 10Week 14Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Dec. 17Week 15Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sat. Dec. 23 (4:30 p.m. ET)Week 16Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
***Sat. Dec. 23 (8 p.m. ET)Week 16Buffalo Bills at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 31Week 17Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
*Sun. Jan. 8Week 18TBD

Where to Watch Sunday Night Football on TV

Peacock Premium plan subscribers can watch Sunday Night Football games. A subscription is $5.99 per month. The Premium plan has hit movies, popular TV shows from NBC, Hallmark Channel, Bravo shows and originals such as Poker Face and Twisted Metal.

DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo (formerly fuboTV), Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV have comprehensive channel lineups that carry every NFL matchup for the 2023-24 season including SNF games.

You can watch most NFL games on CBS, NBC and FOX for free with a TV antenna. But if a TV antenna doesn’t work for you, then you can stream Sunday Night Football on Peacock. 

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Note: This article was written September 9, 2022, and has been updated.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.