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Are you ready for some football? If you don’t know how to watch NFL coverage without cable, then you may not be. We’ve spent plenty of time talking about how to watch NFL games without cable, but we know the NFL coverage you crave isn’t limited to live games on major networks and ESPN. You need coverage around the clock from other channels — especially NFL Network — so we’re here to talk about how to watch NFL Network without cable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream NFL Network:

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How to Watch NFL Network Online Without Cable

Watching NFL games without cable isn’t too tough because NFL games frequently air on “broadcast channels” — networks that broadcast their content over the air, making it easy to pick up live content for free with an over-the-air antenna. Things get a little harder when we’re talking about how to watch NFL Network without cable, though, because NFL Network isn’t a broadcast channel. It’s what we call a “network” TV channel.

Network TV channels are available only through multichannel pay TV services, which means you have to pay a subscription fee. Thankfully, times change. Cable and satellite companies are facing very tough competition from a new breed of multichannel pay TV service: skinny bundles, the new live TV streaming services that are changing the way we watch live content.

Not every skinny-bundle service includes NFL Network, but some very good ones do. Here are the skinny bundles that best solve our dilemma: how to watch NFL Network without cable.

Stream NFL Network with AT&T TV

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Live TV streaming service DIRECTV Stream offers huge channel bundles that feel downright cable-like. There are no mandatory long-term contracts with DIRECTV Stream, though, so it doesn’t feel too cable-like. It’s all of the good — like NFL Network — and none of the bad.

Stream NFL Network for free with fuboTV

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fuboTV is a skinny bundle that puts an emphasis on sports. It was initially designed for soccer fans, but now people who love the version of football we have on this side of the pond will dig fuboTV too. There are plenty of channels with NFL coverage on fuboTV, including NFL Network. The price of fuboTV is very reasonable.

Stream NFL Network with Sling TV

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Sling TV’s take on the skinny bundle focuses on customization. With a Sling TV subscription, you grab channels in an almost a la carte fashion. After starting with one (or both) of Sling TV’s base packages, you can choose as many (or as few) “extras” — small, affordable collections of similar channels you can add to your base package — as you want. Sling TV is a great way to get a skinny bundle that specializes in certain types of content — sports coverage, for example — without having to pay for a bunch of other channels in genres you don’t care about.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV, the live TV streaming service owned by Google, is another way to snag NFL Network without cable. To learn more about the service, check out our YouTube TV review.

Can I Watch NFL Network on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

Now you know how to watch NFL Network without cable, but the channel is meant to be enjoyed on your biggest and best TV, right? Let’s talk about getting that sweet NFL Network livestream onto your favorite TV with a major streaming platform. The chart below can tell you how.

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web browser
AT&T TV Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
YouTube TV No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Watch Even More NFL

NFL Network has plenty to offer NFL fans, but if you want to catch every regular-season or playoff game, you’ll need to watch more than just NFL Network. Luckily, we know how to do that. You can use a mix of antenna TV and live TV streaming services to watch the NFL, and we dive into the details in our full guide to watching NFL games without cable.

3 thoughts on “How to Watch NFL Network Without Cable

  1. Anonymous says:

    I am upset that I now have to pay for NFL network to watch the last few weeks of the NFL games and Thurs. nite football during the season. It just doesn’t seem right to have to keep paying additionally for everything you use to get. Fees, resorts fees, get off the plane fees, use the bathroom fees. It is breaking my back.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I’m with you man. now we have to pay a fee to watch the whole season on Thursday Night Football. Its corporate greed at its greediest. I guess $100 billion a year isn’t enough for the owners?

  2. Anonymous says:

    AT&T/Directv Stream does NOT have NFL Network

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