How to Watch NFL on NBC Online Without Cable in 2017

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NBC is home to 24 NFL regular season games in 2017, and watching a live stream of every one is simple.

While those with a cable log-in can watch games via NBC Sports Live, people who have cut the cable cord–or are looking to do so–can watch a live stream of NBC via an over-the-top streaming service, which provides access to a handful of channels for a monthly fee.

With the rising popularity of these services, there are a number to choose from: Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Fubo TV or PlayStation Vue. They all have different pros and cons, but each offers a free trial, so you can test them out if you want to try different services.

Note that with all of these services, NBC is live in select markets. To see if NBC is available in your city, check the following links for each service:

–Sling TV (“Show My Available Channels”)
–DirecTV Now
–Fubo TV
–PlayStation Vue (Click the city in the top right to enter your zip code).

Here’s a complete rundown of what each of these live streaming services provide, as well as how to sign up to watch the game on your computer, phone or streaming device:


Ongoing Sale: Fubo TV

NBC (check here to see if it’s live in your area) is included with Fubo TV, which is normally $34.99 per month but is currently offering a deal that allows users to sign up for $19.99 per month for the first two months. You can sign up for the deal anytime before September 30.

Here’s the rundown of Fubo TV’s bundle:

Total Channels Included: 65 (You can find the complete channel list here)

Price: $19.99 per month for first two months if you sign up before September 30; $34.99 per month after that

Extras: Watch on two different devices at once; 30 hours of DVR is included

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to sign up and launch your free trial. You’ll need to enter your credit card information when signing up, but if you cancel your subscription before the trial ends, you won’t be charged

2. Return to the Fubo website to watch NBC on your computer. You can also watch the game on your tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app, which is free to download. A full list of compatible devices can be found here

3. You can only watch NFL games on NBC on your phone via the NFL Mobile app, and only if you’re a Verizon customer


Cheapest Long-Term Option: Sling TV

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While Fubo TV’s sale makes it the cheapest current option, Sling TV is the cheapest if you intend to keep your streaming service long term. NBC (check here to see if it’s live in your area) is included in the “Sling Blue” package for $25 per month.

Here’s a rundown of “Sling Blue” and how to sign up for a free trial:

Total Channels Included: 35-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $25 per month

Extras: Watch on one different device at once; 50 hours of cloud DVR is $5 per month extra

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the Sling TV website

2. Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. “Sling Blue” includes NBC

4. Enter your payment information. The “Sling Blue” package costs $25 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Go to the Sling TV website and navigate to NBC to start watching. You can also watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app, which is free to download. A full list of compatible devices can be found here

6. You can only watch NFL games on NBC on your phone via the NFL Mobile app, and only if you’re a Verizon customer


Most Markets: DirecTV Now

NBC (check here to see if it’s live in your area) is included in DirecTV Now’s “Live a Little” bundle at $35 per month.

While it’s a more expensive price point, it does have NBC live in more cities than Fubo or Sling, making it the better option for many people in smaller markets.

Here’s a complete rundown of DirecTV Now’s “Live a Little” bundle and how to start a free trial:

Total Channels Included: 60-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $35 per month

Extras: Watch on two different devices at the same time; DVR is in Beta stage

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2. Click on “Start your free trial now” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. All bundles include NBC. You can add the Roku on the next step if you want

4. Enter your payment information. The “Live a Little” package costs $35 per month, while there are other options at $50, $60 or $70 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching NBC on your desktop. You can also watch on your tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app, which is free to download. A complete list of compatible devices can be found here

6. You can only watch NFL games on NBC on your phone via the NFL Mobile app, and only if you’re a Verizon customer


Most Streams at Once: PlayStation Vue

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NBC (check here to see if it’s live in your area) is included in PlayStation Vue’s “Access” bundle at $39.99. That makes it the most expensive option for NBC, but it does have some compelling advantages, as DVR is included and users can watch on five separate devices at once, which is more than any other streaming device.

Here’s a look at the “Access” bundle:

Total Channels Included: 40-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list here

Price: $39.99 per month

Extras: Watch on five different devices at once; cloud DVR (restrictions with certain channels)

Free Trial: 5 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the PlayStation Vue website

2. Click on “Start Free Trial” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. All options include NBC

4. Enter your payment information. The “Access” package costs $39.99 per month, while there are other options at $44.99, $54.99 or $74.99 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Return to the PlayStation Vue website to start watching NBC on your desktop. You can also watch on your tablet or streaming device via the PlayStation Vue app, which is free to download. A complete list of compatible devices can be found here

6. You can only watch NFL games on NBC on your phone via the NFL Mobile app, and only if you’re a Verizon customer


Watch on Mobile: NFL Mobile

Streaming of prime-time games on smartphones is only available to Verizon wireless customers, who can watch for free via the NFL Mobile app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store

Google Play Store

Microsoft App Store


Watch on Demand: NFL Game Pass

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If you’re fine watching the game on demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch shortly after the conclusion.

Mobile & Other Devices

NFL Game Pass Domestic subscribers can watch a replay of the game on mobile and other streaming devices via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Microsoft App Store (or Xbox One)

PlayStation 4


If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico

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If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in, and you can visit the website for more details.

Mobile & Other Devices

If you have a GamePass International account, you can watch the game on your mobile or tablet device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Microsoft App Store (or Xbox One)

PlayStation 4