NFL 2021 streaming: How to watch football, RedZone this season without having cable

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After a break of several months, a new NFL season has begun. With Thursday’s opener now behind us, it’s time to focus on another aspect of NFL prep: Finding out how to see all tasks on Sunday.

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As always, paying for cable is usually the easiest solution. For cord-cutter Who wants save some moneyHowever, the NFL football streaming options tend to be a bit more complicated. Your best bet is a . to subscribe to live tv streaming service, but the number of channels broadcasting live games — Local CBS, NBC and Fox Channels, as well as national feeds from the NFL Network and ESPN — which means you’ll either have to get a relatively expensive service or compromise and possibly miss a few games each week.

The only way to get the full football experience is to have a complete list of channels from your TV provider. Sunday NFC games are largely on Fox, AFC games are on CBS and Sunday Night Football is on NBC. Monday Night Football is only on ESPN. Although most of Fox has Thursday night games (with additional streaming on Amazon Prime Video), there are many that are only available on the NFL Network.


With all that in mind, we present our recommendations for the best way to watch the NFL without cable.

YouTube TV vs Hulu vs Sling TV vs Philo vs Fubo TV vs AT&T TV: 100 Channels in Comparison

Best for Everything: YouTube TV ($65)

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Our picks from last year remain our picks for 2021.

at $65 per month each, FuboTV Starter Planhandjob hulu plus live tv And youtube tv Check all NFL boxes. Local channels CBS, NBC and Fox are included in many markets, as are ESPN and the NFL Network, so you can watch Sunday, Monday nights, and Thursday nights.

Want RedZone to follow your fantasy team? It is available on all three services as part of add-ons. YouTube TV users can add the Sports Plus add-on for $11 per month by clicking on your profile and then going to the Subscriptions tab. FuboTV users can go to My Profile and select Manage add-ons for Sports Plus with NFL RedZone offering for $11 per month.

Later Adding NFL Network in JulyHulu users can now connect RedZone with their sports add-on for $10 a month.

YouTube TV and FuboTV both allow up to three people to watch simultaneously (Hulu allows for two live streams) and all three have access to almost every mobile device and major streaming platforms including Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Roku and Apple TV. There are apps on.

While all three are largely similar, we like YouTube TV for its better DVR (unlimited storage compared to 250 hours on FuboTV and 50 hours on Hulu) and that, unlike Fubo, it includes Turner channels.

YouTube TV and FuboTV will both stream the Thursday Night Football game in 4K, but only Fubo includes high-quality broadcasts with its base package. to see in 4K on YouTube TV Will Cost You Another $20 Per Month.

Worth noting: YouTube TV and Hulu are each ongoing promotions that reduce their respective $65 monthly prices to $55 per month for the first three months for new users. This should get you through the NFL regular season before the pricing jumps to $10 per month.

DirecTV Streams AT&T TV (formerly) AT&T TV) offers most of the main broadcast channels, but starts at $70 per month and lacks NFL Network and RedZone.

sling tv Orange and Blue plans for $50 per month get you ESPN and NFL Network, and Select major markets, Fox and/or NBC, but you’ll still lack CBS. You can also add RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on for $15 per month.

The Cheapest Way to Stream NFL RedZone


A frequent fan-favorite way to follow all the NFL action, RedZone is a way to catch every major game around the league. The cheapest road to RedZone is to get Sling TV Blue for $35 per month and add sports extra add-ons for $11 per month.

This option can also be streamed on multiple devices including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and web browsers.

Sling is currently offering a discount on the first month of Sling Blue, dropping the price to $10 for the main package.

Note: You won’t be able to get RedZone in Sports Extras if you only subscribe to Sling’s Orange package. Your base package needs to be either Sling Blue or its larger Sling Blue Plus Orange bundle to be able to get RedZone as an add-on. If you do the latter, the Sports Extra add-on is $15 per month because you’ll also get additional channels like the SEC Network, ACC Network, and PAC 12 Network.

Budget options for NFC fans in big cities: Sling Blue ($35) or an antenna ($10 or free)

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Those looking to save some cash will want to check out Sling Blue for $35 per month. Although it lacks ESPN, which means you’ll miss out on Monday Night Football, in select markets You’ll be able to get Fox and NBC. The catch is that those markets are primarily in larger cities, so if you live outside of one of those areas, Sling Blue may not be for you.

You can also add RedZone through the company’s $11 per month Sports Extra add-on.

Of course, Fox broadcasts most NFC and Thursday night games (among others on the NFL Network and/or Amazon Prime Video), while NBC has Sunday Night Football. CBS, which broadcasts the bulk of AFC games, isn’t involved on Sling at all. but one Antenna can fill those local channel gaps.

Local and prime-time games will also be available to watch for free through the Yahoo Sports app on your iOS or Android phone or tablet. However, you can’t cast this feed on your big screen.

Budget Option for AFC Fans: Paramount Plus (or an Antenna)


There are a few apps that offer live CBS’s Sunday AFC games, including Paramount Plus’ premium tier for $10 per month. Depending on where you live, your local CBS station (and those NFL games) may not be available. CBS provides livestreaming services in several markets; You can check yourself if there is live CBS streaming in your area. Here.

An antenna is another option for receiving CBS, as seen on the Yahoo Sports app. And as we mentioned above, an over-the-air antenna attached to your TV provides another free option, no streaming required, as long as you’re welcome.

Thursday Night Football: NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime

NFL Network 2021 Schedule

NFL Network Games 2021 Schedule.

Thursday Night Football is probably the most complicated part of the NFL streaming schedule. Most of the games will be available on NFL Network, Fox, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch.

However, a handful of games are also being shown exclusively on NFL Network, including the Week 5 London game between the Jets and the Falcons and the Week 15 Saturday doubleheader with matchups that have yet to be announced.

As mentioned above, if you want NFL Network you’ll need FuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV Blue or YouTube TV, or use the Yahoo Sports app.

What about Sunday Ticket?

NFL Sunday Ticket is still largely limited to DirecTV satellite subscribers, although those who live in buildings that can’t add a satellite dish get to watch football for their To Go packages starting at $294. A streaming version can be found, or $396 for the Max package. The RedZone channel is included (a student version is also available at a discount). You can do this Check Your Address on the Sunday Ticket Site.

The problem here, however, is that even if you’re eligible, it doesn’t include your local sports. You can only watch Sunday sports that aren’t airing in your area on CBS, Fox, or NBC.

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