NFL live stream: How to watch every 2023 NFL game online

 NFL live stream: How to watch every NFL game online.
NFL live stream: How to watch every NFL game online.

NFL live streams head into Week 4 after an insane Week 3. Going into Week 3 we had nine undefeated teams and nine teams without a win. Now, we're just down to three of each. One of those remaining undefeated teams, the Miami Dolphins, also put up a historic 70 points against the Denver Broncos.

NFL live streams: 2023-24 season cheat sheet

• Next game: Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars
US channels: Watch on ESPN Plus
UK channels: Watch on DAZN
Canada channels: Watch on DAZN, TSN1 and RDS2
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Luckily for the Broncos, they should get a good opportunity to bounce back — and finally record their first win — against the Chicago Bears this week. Despite getting beat down in historic fashion, the Broncos are arguably better than the hapless Bears. Of course, it'd be apt if this simply ended in a tie given the fortunes of both teams this season.

Adding insult to injury for the Bears, their division rivals the Detroit Lions already got a big win this week against fellow NFC North foe the Green Bay Packers. Outside of an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Lions have looked good so far this season and sit in the driver's seat for the division title through four weeks.

One other thing to keep an eye on is this week is the first week with an NFL International Series game. The NFL is going to Wembley Stadium as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Confusingly, this game is showing on ESPN Plus despite the subsequent International games being shown on NFL Network.

Oh, I almost forgot — Taylor Swift should be in attendance for the Sunday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Jets. So football fans and Swifties should definitely tune in via NBC or Peacock for that one.

Thanks to multiple streaming options, there's a wide array of ways to watch NFL games this season. For those in the U.S., NFL Sunday Ticket will get you just about everything, though for an eyewatering price. For those who just want the highlights, there's NFL RedZone. And if you only want local games on your phone, well, NFL Plus may be of interest.

But if you're looking to stream a specific game, we've got everything you need to stream this NFL season from a phone, laptop, set-top box or anything in between. And with so many games to choose from, we even highlight a few that we think are particularly worth watching. Here are the best ways to live stream NFL games from anywhere.

Note: The methods for watching NFL games change often as the league signs new contracts and streaming services change their policies, so we're always updating this guide with the latest broadcast info, as well as the current week's schedule.

How to watch NFL live streams with a VPN

Football fans, if for some reason you've had to go out of town — or you've been hit by a dreaded local blackout — and you can't watch the NFL live streams you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your hometown (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access NFL live streams.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Sling, Fubo or another website and watch the game.

NFL live streams by country

NFL live streams in the US

The upper third of the US flag
The upper third of the US flag

Looking at the NFL 2023-24 schedule, you'll see that games air on a wide range of services and channels. Most of these are familiar sights, including ESPN, NFL Network and your local FOX, NBC and CBS affiliates. Just like last season, on Sundays, CBS and Fox will show games on Sunday afternoons. CBS will also simulcast NFL games on Paramount Plus, though you need a Paramount Plus with Showtime subscription to access games through your local CBS station on Paramount Plus.

Based on where you are located, one of these two networks will show two games and the other will only show one. Also, typically CBS shows AFC games and FOX shows NFC games, but there are exceptions to that rule.

Then in primetime, NBC will return for another season of Sunday Night Football, with Peacock also providing simulcast coverage. Then on Monday nights, ESPN will be bringing you Monday Night Football to round out the NFL week. Some Monday Night Football games will be shown on your local ABC affiliate either instead of ESPN, though this is rare. Similarly, some Monday Night Football games will be shown on ESPN Plus, though again, this is rare.

Speaking of Monday Night Football, due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, Disney has decided to show Monday Night Football on ESPN and ABC this season when there is only one Monday night game. This is expected to be a move to provide content on ABC as shows are on hold while actors strike in an effort to obtain better pay and working conditions rather than a permanent change.

Here's where things really change though. This year, NBC gets the Week 1 Thursday Night Football game. Amazon Prime Video then will show the remaining slate of Thursday Night Football games in Weeks 2 through 17. Amazon Prime also is getting a new special Black Friday game as well. Previously, NFL Network had aired some of the Thursday Night Football games.

But the NFL Network is still going to be airing some games despite losing Thursday Night Football. This year, almost all the Sunday morning NFL International Series games will air on NFL Network.

However, the first one of these games comes in Week 4 when the Atlanta Falcons take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on October 1 and it's showing on ESPN Plus (yes, that is confusing). Week 5's International Series game between the Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills will be on NFL Network though, as will the remaining three international games.

NFL live streams in US via cable alternatives

If you've cut the cord and are looking to watch NFL live streams this season, you're in luck. While the Amazon Prime Video games will require using the Prime Video app, many of the other NFL live streams can be watched via one of our best cable TV alternatives.

One option is YouTube TV. YouTube TV has ESPN and NFL Network, as well as local CBS, FOX, NBC and ABC affiliates, starting at just $64.99 a month for the first three months and then $72.99 a month after that.

And if you want just about every NFL game — even the out-of-market ones — you can even add an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription for $299, which is $50 off. That price goes up to $349 on September 19.

Or, if you don't care about NFL Sunday Ticket, consider Fubo. This cable TV alternative is great for cord-cutters who love all things sports, and Fubo has all the broadcast channels, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

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Fubo: One of the best streaming services with CBS, and the top pick for watching NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay upfront, and our FuboTV promo codes could help you save on a monthly plan.

NFL live streams in US via streaming services

Aside from these options, there are a couple of other ways to catch NFL live streams in the U.S. First, there's NFL Sunday Ticket, which gives you access to every out-of-market regular season Sunday afternoon (ET) game. If you want to learn more, check out our guide on how to get NFL Sunday Ticket online.

Then there is NFL Plus, the official streaming service from the NFL. This service gives you access to live local and primetime games in both the regular season and the postseason. The catch is you can only watch on your phone or tablet. NFL Plus starts at $6.99 a month and also offers a Premium tier with access to NFL RedZone on your TV.

Aside from these two NFL-centric options, some of our favorite streaming services also offer some NFL live streams.

Paramount Plus shows select CBS Sunday afternoon games through both an NFL on CBS channel and your local CBS channel, though you need a Paramount Plus with Showtime subscription to access games through your local CBS station on Paramount Plus. Similarly, Peacock offers all the Sunday Night Football games from NBC and ESPN Plus offers select Monday Night Football games from ESPN.

The only streaming service you need to subscribe to is Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video is the home to Thursday Night Football during Weeks 2 to 17 and is also showing a Black Friday game that is new to this season. Even if you pass on the other streaming service, you may not want to skip Prime Video if you need some weekday football.

Prime Video is the home to every Thursday Night Football game this season except Week 1. And, you get access to a new, special Black Friday football game. On top of all this football, a Prime Video subscription gets you access to tons of TV shows and movies. Start your 30-day free trial today.View Deal

NFL live streams for free in US via TV antenna

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch select NFL live streams over the air for free. Or, you could make your own stream, with a service such as Channel Master or Tablo, connected to your antenna and a DVR box. This allows you to broadcast the stream — either live or recorded — to a set-top box, mobile device or computer just about anywhere in the world.

The cost varies depending on the HD antenna you get and the service you use, but the local channels themselves are free, and you wonꞌt have to jump through any NFL-sponsored hoops.

NFL live streams in the UK

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The upper third of the British flag

Sky Sports is one of the official homes of NFL live streams in the U.K. The Sky Sports NFL channel and Sky Sports Main Event are the primary destinations for your viewing pleasure, though occasionally other channels get a game. It also gets all NFL playoff games.

Sky Sports NFL will pack a lot of content. Specifically, expect at least 5 live games per week and every Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football game. It's also getting NFL RedZone, and NFL Network programming, including Good Morning Football and Total Access.

To get access to Sky Sports NFL, you'll need to sign up for a Sky Stream subscription for £26 per month with an 18-month contract or £29 per month as a 31-day rolling subscription that can be canceled with a month’s notice.

Another option for U.K. NFL fans is to opt for NFL Game Pass on DAZN. This gives you access to more than 200 regular and postseason games, Super Bowl coverage, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, the 2024 NFL Draft, and more. NFL Game Pass costs It costs £151 per year — payable in four installments of £37.75.

NFL live streams in Canada

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The upper third of the Canadian Flag

In Canada, you can either watch games via streaming or via a television broadcast. Select games, including the Week 1 NFL Kickoff matchup between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs, are available through Bell Media networks TSN, CTV and RDS (French language).

But for streaming, you'll want DAZN to watch the NFL 2023-24 season. A monthly DAZN subscription costs $24.99 and includes regular season games and the Super Bowl in addition to other sports. If you want to save some money, you can save 50% with a $199.99 annual subscription. To get the most games possible, add NFL Game Pass to your existing DAZN subscription.

NFL games in Australia

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Australia flag

Aussies will find NFL live streams in a couple of different locations. Kayo Sports or Foxtel will give you ESPN coverage of a few games a week. You'll also be able to watch selected NFL games for free on the 7 Network, which will broadcast games on TV on 7mate and stream them on 7Plus.

Alternatively, those living in Australia can also access NFL Game Pass service through DAZN. This offers the most comprehensive NFL streaming package available in Australia and is priced at AU$280 for the full season, or AU$29 a week.

NFL weekly schedule

2023 NFL live streams schedule

All games in Eastern Time.

Thursday, September 28

  • Thursday Night Football: Detroit Lions vs Green Bay Packers: Detroit Lions 34 - Green Bay Packers 20

Sunday, October 1

  • NFL International Series (London): Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars @ 9:30 a.m. (ESPN Plus)

  • Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills @ 1 p.m. ET (CBS/Paramount Plus)

  • Minnesota Vikings vs Carolina Panthers @ 1 p.m. (FOX)

  • Denver Broncos vs Chicago Bears @ 1 p.m. (CBS/Paramount Plus)

  • Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns @ 1 p.m. (CBS/Paramount Plus)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers vs Houston Texans @ 1 p.m. (CBS/Paramount Plus)

  • Los Angeles Rams vs Indianapolis Colts @ 1 p.m. (FOX)

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints @ 1 p.m. (FOX)

  • Washington Commanders vs Philadelphia Eagles @ 1 p.m. (FOX)

  • Cincinnati Bengals cs Tennessee Titans @ 1 p.m. (FOX)

  • Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers @ 4:05 p.m. (CBS/Paramount Plus)

  • New England Patriots vs Dallas Cowboys @ 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

  • Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers @ 4:25 p.m. (FOX)

  • Sunday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs vs New York Jets @ 8:20 p.m (NBC/Peacock)

Monday, October 2

  • Monday Night Football: Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants @ 8:15 p.m. ET (ABC/ESPN)

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