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So here you are: You've been waiting all day for Sunday night, and you're ready for some football. But if you don't have cable, the Sunday Night Football broadcast might seem like it's out of your reach. If you're a cord cutter, how can you watch Sunday Night Football without cable? Can you stream it live or catch it over the air?
Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream Sunday Night Football:
The answers to those questions are yes and yes. Read on to find out how to watch Sunday Night Football live, no cable necessary.
Cord cutting veterans know that the best place to get their favorite live events is often still through the very same networks that they enjoyed back before they cut the cord. If we know what channel Sunday Night Football is on, then we can find ways to watch that channel without cable or satellite. Once we know how to do that, we can just tune in and enjoy the show!
Sunday Night Football airs on NBC every Sunday night during the NFL's regular season. Now that we know that we're after NBC, the next steps are pretty simple.
We need to figure out a way to watch NBC without cable so that we can enjoy Sunday Night Football without leaving the cord-cutting fold. As veterans of our How to Watch series will know well, there is one great one to get pretty much any cable TV network without cable — plus one additional great way to get broadcast networks.
The first method that we're talking about here is the live TV streaming service, or “skinny bundle.” These services are cable-like streaming services that improve upon the legacy pay TV model in big ways. Unlike cable or satellite, a live TV streaming service is not going to lock you into a long-term contract or overcharge you for bloated channel bundles full of worthless stuff that you never watch. Plus, live TV streaming services offer their content online and make it available to stream on all of your favorite devices.
Not every live TV streaming service will give you a live feed of NBC, but a few of our favorites will, and we'll kick off the list below with those. Once we're through with those, we'll talk about another option for watching NBC's Sunday Night Football without cable: free over-the-air TV. Read on to learn more!
Stream Sunday Night Football for free with Hulu
Hulu's on-demand streaming service has long been a favorite of cord cutters. But don't forget about the other thing that Hulu offers: A live TV streaming service that boasts a whole lot of great channels, including (for most viewers) a live feed of the nearest NBC affiliate. That means live content from NBC, including Sunday Night Football. Go team!
Stream Sunday Night Football for free with fuboTV
fuboTV is a live TV streaming service with a sports focus. fuboTV's lineup of networks includes lots of great channels for watching sports like soccer, but don't worry: The service will give you access to some of our beloved American football, too. fuboTV offers many customers a live stream of their local NBC affiliate, which means access to NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast.
AT&T TV Now's channel lineup is full of good stuff, and NFL fans will be happy to see NBC on the list. This streaming service is owned by telecom giant AT&T and was formerly known as DirecTV Now.
Tech giant Google offers a lot of different services, so it's no surprise to see them getting in on the live TV streaming game. YouTube TV is a great skinny bundle service that offers a lot of top-notch channels — including NBC and its live Sunday Night Football broadcasts.
Few options for cord cutters are as wonderful or as underrated as free over-the-air TV is. With a cheap antenna a a few minutes of your time, you could set your TV up to receive live broadcasts from stations like ABC, CBS, Fox, and — yes — NBC. Depending on your location, an indoor antenna could be all that you need in order to watch NBC's Sunday Night Football live without cable, for free and forever.
Sunday Night Football is better on the big screen. So how can you get it up there as a cord cutter? Easy: Just use one of the services we listed above and pair it with a smart TV or streaming device running one of the major streaming platforms.
If your streaming platform of choice is Roku, then you have options galore. Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work like a charm on the Roku platform.
More of a Fire TV person? No big deal: Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all work on Fire TV, too.
If you want to watch Sunday Night Football on your Apple TV, then you'll be happy to know that Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV all offer apps for Apple TV.
Google's Android TV platform boasts apps for Hulu, fuboTV, and YouTube TV
You can also cast your Sunday Night Football live stream using Google's Chromecast, thanks to supported apps from each of Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Mobile streaming is an option, too: Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV each offer mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. You can also stream Sunday Night Football on your PC or Mac using the in-browser apps offered by Hulu, fuboTV, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV.
Video gamers have options, too. PlayStation 4 users can stream Sunday Night Football on their gaming console by using Hulu. Xbox One owners can choose between Hulu and YouTube TV.
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