NFL Live Streams: How to stream NFL games free in 2021

As cord-cutting continues to grow in popularity, finding places to stream live NFL games, ideally to watch for free, has become increasingly important to consumers. Let’s take a look at which widely available streaming services allow you to stream NFL games and whether any of them allow you to do so for free.

How to stream NFL games for free

There are several options to stream live NFL games, with many offering the option of a free trial that can be used to watch a small selection of games. Some streaming services also offer free streams of live NFL games for viewers with certain cable subscriptions. The various services provide streams of local market games. However, further games may be available, depending on the network broadcasting that particular game.

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NFL live streams

Below is a breakdown of how you can stream live NFL games on different days of the week and what options come free with your cable subscription.

Live stream Sunday NFL games

AT&T TV Now | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($70/month)  – Offers a free trial.

Bally Sports | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes  – Only offer the games broadcast by FOX in your market (replaced the Fox Sports Go app)

CBS All Access (Paramount+) | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($4.99/month)  – Only offer the games broadcast by CBS in your market. Offers a free trial.

fuboTV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

Hulu Plus Live TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

Locast | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($5/month)

NFL app | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

NFL Sunday Ticket | Cable subscription required?: Location dependent | Free?: No ($293.94/season)  – Student discounts available

Sling TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($35/month) – $10 for the first month

Yahoo Sports App | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

YouTube TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial. NFL RedZone is also available through a sports add-on package

NFL Gamepass offers replays of all Sunday games but does not offer live coverage.

Thursday Night Football live streams

Amazon Prime Video | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($8.99/month)

Bally Sports | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes  – Only offer the games broadcast by FOX in your market (replaced the Fox Sports Go app)

NFL app | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

Yahoo Sports App | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

YouTube TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

NFL Gamepass offers replays of all Thursday Night Football games but does not offer live coverage.

Sunday Night Football live streams

AT&T TV Now | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($70/month)  – Offers a free trial.

fuboTV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

Hulu Plus Live TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

Locast | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($5/month)

NFL app | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

Sling TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($35/month) – $10 for the first month

Yahoo Sports App | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

YouTube TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

NFL Gamepass offers replays of all Sunday Night Football games but does not offer live coverage.

Monday Night Football live streams

AT&T TV Now | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($70/month)  – Offers a free trial.

ESPN.com/ESPN App | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

fuboTV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

Hulu Plus Live TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

NFL app | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

Sling TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($35/month) – $10 for the first month

Yahoo Sports App | Cable subscription required?: Yes | Free?: Yes

YouTube TV | Cable subscription required?: No | Free?: No ($65/month) – Offers a free trial.

NFL Gamepass offers replays of all Monday Night Football games but does not offer live coverage.

Where can I stream NFL games without cable?

There are several different services that allow fans to stream live NFL games, with many offering a free trial to allow people to watch select games. However, the combination of games available can differ from service to service.

AT&T TV Now

The service costs $69.99 per month and allows access to multiple NFL games. All Sunday games are available, as well as Monday Night Football. Thursday Night Football or NFL RedZone are not available through this service.

fuboTV

The service costs $64.99 per month and allows access to multiple NFL games. All Sunday games are available, as well as NFL RedZone and Monday Night Football. Only Thursday Night Football is not available through this service.

Hulu

The service costs $64.99 per month and allows access to multiple NFL games. All Sunday games are available, as well as Monday Night Football. Thursday Night Football or NFL RedZone are not available through this service.

Locast

The service costs $5 per month and allows access to multiple NFL games. All Sunday games are available. Thursday Night Football, NFL RedZone, and Monday Night Football are not available through this service.

Sling TV

The service costs $35 per plan per month or $50/month with the bundle package and allows access to multiple NFL games. Sunday games broadcast on FOX and NBC are available, as well as Monday Night Football. Thursday Night Football, NFL RedZone, and games broadcast on CBS are not available through this service.

YoutubeTV

The service costs $64.99 per month and allows access to multiple NFL games. All Sunday games are available, as well as NFL RedZone, Thursday Night Football, and Monday Night Football.

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