Finally, NFL Football returns with the new 2020/21 season kicking off on 10th September with the Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl defending champions, battling the Houston Texans. Despite the Covid-19 safety regulations, don’t miss any of these games: all you need is to live stream all the games from the many streaming options. However, these options vary from one option to another. This article will provide you with various information on how you can enjoy the 2020 NFL season.
NFL live streams in the US.
The NFL 2020/21 season schedule is out, and the games will be aired on the NFL Network, ESPN, NBC, FOX, and CBS affiliates. This makes it easy on where to watch the games for the cord-cutters in the US.
NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL Sunday Ticket is one of the best streaming options for watching live out-of-market regular NFL games. The NFL Sunday Ticket is available to both the DIRECTV subscribers, as well as the eligible non-DIRECTV clients. The NFL Playoffs are not included in the Sunday Ticket.
DIRECTV subscribers NFL Sunday Ticket options
The NFL Sunday Ticket is provided to the DIRECTV subscribers in various monthly packages, which include the following.
- The DIRECTV Choice package at $69.99 per month.
- The DIRECTV Ultimate package at $84.99 per month.
- The DIRECTV Xtra package at $79.99 per month.
- The DIRECTV PREMIER package at $134.99 per month.
How to watch without DIRECTV
You can enjoy the NFL Sunday Ticket, by signing up the NFL Sunday Ticket.TV. However, this option requires several eligibility requirements, which include the following.
- You live in certain multi-dwelling residences, for instance, dormitories, within the US where the DIRECTV option is not accessible.
- You live within given areas within certain metropolitan cities.
- Your place of residence is verified as unable to access signals for the DIRECTV satellite TV service.
- You are a college student.
This service provides you with two Sunday Ticket.TV packages: NFLST.TV MAX and NFLST.TV TO GO. The two packages allow you to watch the out-of-market regular NFL games in the season, on your device. However, some specific international games are not included in the two packages.
For the To Go option, you will have to pay $73.49 per month for 4 months, or a total of $293.96 for the whole regular season. It provides you with all out-of-market live games played every Sunday afternoon, all through the regular NFL season.
For the MAX option, you will pay $99.99 per month for 4 months, or a total of $395.99. The MAX option also consists of the DIRECTV Fantasy Zone and the NFL RedZone.
NFL Sunday Ticket student deal
The NFL Sunday Ticket.TV U provides a better deal for students in colleges and universities. This package goes for $24.99 per month for the 4 months or a total of $99.96 for the whole season.
NFL Game Pass
The NFL Network has its own NFL streaming option, known as the NFL Game Pass. It comes with a 7-day free trial. The NFL Game Pass is the best streaming option that allows you to watch all the NFL games, all over the world, without having a US cable subscription. The NFL Game Pass can be accessed all over the world, but with different versions and streaming options.
The US Game Pass version doesn’t permit you to live stream the regular season games. Also, some of the regular games are also blacked out in some European locations. However, the NFL Game Pass allows live streaming of all the NFL games all over the world to non-US and non-selected European areas users. Generally, it is mostly meant for international NFL fans.
The NFL Game Pass consists of two subscriptions: Free and Pro. The Free subscriptions provide you with the NFL Network access for 24/7, content downloads, and all game highlights. The Pro subscription provides you with a variety of services including all regular-season games live, live playoff games, the Super Bowl, live highlights, and RedZone. The Pro subscription goes for £14.99 or £143.99 per week or per year respectively.
This service is available in many countries in the world, except the US and Canada: who do not access the full package. Instead, the US and Canada NFL Game Pass provide you with immediate full game replays for commercial-free games. No live NFL games. This service goes at $99 per year. However, even the non-domestic markets get some blackout games due to restrictions with some of the local TV providers.
NFL Game Pass allows you to watch on your Android and IOS devices, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Apple TV, laptop, among others.
FuboTV is one of the best options that provide complete NFL coverage of all channels, including CBS, NBC, FOX, NFL Network, and ESPN. The FuboTV Family plan subscription goes at $59.99 per month, payable via PayPal and other major debit and credit cards. Also, you can get the NFL RedZone via the Sports Plus add-on, for an extra $11 per month. FuboTV offers you with a 7-day free trial. You can easily access FuboTV on the web, IOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, and Roku devices. It also allows you to stream using two devices at the same time.
The Sling TV provides its NFL coverage via two plans: Orange and Blue plan, which goes for $30 each per month. To get the full NFL coverage, you have to get the two plans combined for $45 per month, which includes the following channels ESPN, CBS, NBC, FOX, and NFL Network. However, you require to have an antenna set up, to watch games aired on CBS. Watch on up to 4 devices at the same time with the Orange and Blue plans. You can access Sling TV on your phone, web, streaming device, and Xbox consoles, except PlayStation.
Hulu + Live TV is another streaming option with full NFL coverage. This subscription goes for $54.99 per month, which includes FOX, ESPN, NBC, and CBS. However, it lacks the NFL Network. You can also enhance Hulu’s technical capabilities using the Unlimited Screens package or the Enhanced Cloud DVR, with each going for an extra $9.99 per month or both for $14.99 per month. Hulu allows you to watch games on most devices including phone and laptop. However, the games provided are subject to blackout restrictions.
YouTube TV provides NFL coverage in the following channels, ESPN, CBS, NBC, and FOX, for $64.99 per month. It lacks the NFL Network. YouTube TV offers unlimited cloud DVR storage, 3 devices streaming, 6 user accounts, and 1080p of live channel streaming. However, the games provided are subject to location blackouts.
Amazon Prime Video
For NFL coverage, Amazon Prime Video only offers the Thursday Night NFL games at $8.99 per month or $120 per year. It allows up to 3 devices streaming, simultaneously. You access Amazon Prime Video on Android, IOS, web, Fire devices, smart TVs, game consoles, and streaming devices.
CBS All Access
CBS All Access allows you to live stream the content on the local CBS broadcast channel, as an inclusive of your subscription. This allows you to live stream the NFL games on the local CBS affiliate. This subscription goes for $5.99 per month. You can access CBS All Access on your smartphone, game consoles, and streaming devices. It allows up to 2 devices streaming.
AT&T TV Now, previously called DirecTV Now, offers NFL channels coverage for $55 per month, which consists of the following channels, CBS, FOX, ABC, ESPN, and NBC. NFL Network is not included. Select games are subject to blackouts. The Lookback and Rewind capabilities allow you to watch up to 72 hours previously aired games as well as to restart live streams respectively. However, these features are not available for all channels. AT&T TV also provides 20-hours DVR storage and allows 2-device simultaneous default streaming. Watch AT&T TV on a smartphone, computer, and more.
You can access ESPN+ through the ESPN app on various devices including mobile phones, streaming devices, smart TVs, and more. The subscription goes for $5.99 per month or $49.99 per year. However, no live NFL games. Watch historic NFL games full replay with Watch ESPN on-demand.
National vs. Local Broadcast
Generally, the local broadcasts have very little say on which games to broadcast, unlike national broadcasts. Usually, the local broadcast takes the Sunday afternoon games, while the Sunday night and all the other games over the week are taken by the national broadcast. The local broadcasts are subject to blackout restrictions, just like the cable broadcasts, while the national broadcast allows you to watch regardless of your area. Both the Super Bowl and the playoff games are taken by the national broadcast.
How to bypass NFL Game Pass blackouts with a VPN
The following are the steps of how to bypass the NFL Game Pass blackouts for UK and Ireland users, using a VPN.
- Find a fast VPN with server locations outside the UK, Ireland, and the US.
- Download and install the VPN on your device.
- Connect to a server outside the above countries.
- Go to the website https://gamepass.nfl.com.
- Log in and enjoy the game.
For US users
The steps are similar to those for UK users, except for the last step. Instead, open a new account, and buy a streaming option available for the server location you choose and start streaming.
NFL live streams in the UK
Generally, there are two options for streaming the NFL in the UK: Sky Sports, and Now TV. Sky Sports offers NFL games via Sky Sports NFL channel, Sky Sports Main Event channel, and the Sky Go app. However, you can purchase all the channels for £39 per month. Sky Sports provides you with up to six live games in a week, as well as the live RedZone highlights.
For a cheaper option, then go for the Now TV with a monthly subscription of £25, for Sky Sports Monthly Pass. Also, Now TV offers a 24-hour pass for £9.99.
NFL live streams in Canada
DAZN is the best option for Canadian NFL fans. The DAZN package provides all games in the 2020/21 NFL regular season, for CA$20 or $150 per month or year respectively.