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How can I watch NFL games without Cable TV?

At least 232 out of 256 regular season games will be shown over the air (OTA) for free on FOX, CBS, and NBC to viewers in their local maket. These channels are available with an antenna to approximately 97% of U.S. households. Only the 7 exclusive NFL Network games, and the 17 ESPN exclusive 'Monday Night Football' games can not be viewed with an aerial antenna by all viewers. As a note, many will be able to watch some Monday Night Football games on local OTA channels in several markets. Check out for a list of which markets are getting which games for the coming week.

This year, Verizon no longer has exclusive streaming rights for mobile devices. Not all channels/services have rights to stream games over mobile devices; there is no complete list that I could find at this time.

Here is a list of TV everywhere app support for the major streaming services compiled by /u/rhdelgado

You can find NFL schedules Here

Sunday afternoon games on FOX:

  • DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, Sling TV, Youtube TV, FOX Sports Go app, OTA Antenna.

Sunday afternoon games on CBS:

  • DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, Youtube TV, CBS All Access, OTA Antenna.

Sunday Night Football on NBC:

  • DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, Sling TV, Youtube TV, NBC Sports app, OTA Antenna.

Monday Night Football on ESPN:

  • DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, Sling TV, Youtube TV ESPN app.

Thursday Night Football on FOX / Amazon Prime / Twitch:

  • DirecTV Now, FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PS Vue, Sling TV, Youtube TV, FOX Sports Go app, Amazon Prime, Twitch (Free) , OTA Antenna.

NFL Network:

  • DirecTV Now, FuboTV, PS Vue, Sling TV


  • FuboTV, PS Vue, Sling TV

Radio, Game Pass, Sunday Ticket, Verizon mobile:


SIRIUS XM offers packages that includes every NFL game. TuneIN also offers broadcasts of NFL Games for $7.99 a month. Westwood One Radio is the NFL's radio broadcast partner. You can use this station finder to locate a radio station near you.

Game Pass

NFL Game Pass offers live preseason games and replays of regular season, playoff, and Super Bowl games. U.S. Game Pass subscribers can not watch live regular season NFL games. Game Pass now offers 25% off for military members. Find the link here

NFL Sunday Ticket

NFL Sunday Ticket is another option that is available as a stand alone service for certain people who meet the eligibility criteria (typically because they cannot receive DirecTV at their home). It is also available at half-price to students.

Verizon Mobile

Verizon subscribers again have access to stream in-market games over their Verizon mobile devices this year including the playoffs and Super Bowl.

What devices can I watch each service/channel on?

Set Zoom to about 70% to 90% on PC see full chart - AndroidTV is last entry. This may not work well on mobile devices.

Web Xbox One PS4 iOS Android AppleTV FireTV Roku ChromeCast AndroidTV
DirecTV Now X X X X X X X
FuboTV X X X X X X X X
Hulu w/ Live TV X X X X X X X X
PS Vue X X X X X X X X X
Sling TV X X X X X X X X
Youtube TV X X X X X X X X
Fox Sports Go X X X X X X X X X
CBS All Access X X X X X X X X X
Amazon Prime X X X X X X X X X*
Twitch X X X X X X X X X
NFL Network X X X X X X X X X X
RedZone X X X X X X X X X X
SundayTicket X X X X X X X X X X

*Amazon's Prime Video is available on some Android TV's like NVidia Shield, and many Sony TV's.

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I'm looking for advice on how to cut the cord. Xfinity is just too much, and I barely use it. I already have Netflix, and I think i'll get Hulu as well. Any advice on internet providers? What do you guys use? Thank you.


Does anybody know if any products/services used for cord cutting will be having big sales going into the holidays/Black Friday?

I'm mainly talking about streaming devices (Roku Ultra, Nvidia Shield, Apple 4K TV, etc) and internet live TV (YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, DirecTV Now, etc).

Does anyone know if they (or any other service/product) will have deals and promotions for the season?


I can also submit images of the FCC report.

Looking to install an antenna in our fairly large attic. I have an awesome dead space through which I can run coax to our TVs: I have three that I'd like to run to. I understand the basics of radio waves and TV but not nearly enough to make a good determination for what I'm hoping to be a permanent install. Additionally, if an amplifier is recommended I can install that as well.

My attic is about 20 feet up.

If there's any other information I can provide, let me know. Thanks!

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Trying to figure out if I should go with Verizon or Comcast.

EDIT: So it sounds like that will be enough. Comcast has better pricing for slow speeds, but are they as advertised? Could spring for the gigabit Fios anyway if it means not dealing with Comcast bullshit.


I just noticed that PS4 added the NBC Sports app (think it was sometime this summer). Does anybody know if it has the same streaming quality as the NBC Sports channel on Vue? Because I think on Vue it's 720p60, right? So I'm wondering if the NBC app matches that, or if it can accommodate 1080.


Cut the cord a number of months ago, currently have playstation vue. Being that I essentially live in a valley, i've been told no non-roof antenna's are going to get me really anything.

If anyone has an antenna suggestion they could link me too - if one even exists - if they could link it here that would be great.

Thanks for the help!


I know unfortunately Hulu Live doesn't carry BBC America, but will the episodes be available the next day on demand or is it totally out?


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Hoping someone here can help me out. I purchased the AirTV 2 over a month ago and integrated it with my Sling account. It works great and I get over 100 OTA channels, many of them in clear HD, but I'm having a problem where the majority of OTA channels show the wrong channel information. For example, CBS is listed as the CW and NBC is listed as a Spanish channel. When you select the channel, the correct channel appears but it is still listed as the other channel and program. This occurs on my Roku app and phone app.

I called AirTV and they originally told me this would be fixed with a future software update. It had been over a month and a half so I called them again yesterday and they had no solution. I have done hard resets, rescanned channels, and reinstalled the Sling app multiple times and I'm still having this issue. I've looked online and I can't find any instances in which other people were having this problem.

I know the software is up to date because I was successfully able to add a hard drive for the OTA DVR. Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.


I live in a decent-sized city. It's not huge, but it's a state capitol. However, our only options for internet and TV are Comcast and Verizon. Right now, we have the internet and TV bundle through Comcast for $80 a month, about 90 after fees. It includes plenty of non HD channels as well as a 100Mb internet connection. We also have Netflix. In total, we're paying about $100/mo.

We dont watch much that we couldn't find online. My dilemma is that Comcasts internet offering for the same speed is the same price as what we're paying now. With the TV always on, and multiple devices online at any given time, I dont want to opt for a slower speed to save money. Especially since wed be doing even more streaming if we cancelled cable.

Sorry for the lengthy prologue, but my question is, are you guys actually saving money, or is it about something else? I dislike Comcast on an ethical level, but can't afford Verizon, and am having a hard time seeing cost benefits once I start adding on streaming services. $10 here and there adds up.


Since Cartoon Network officially removed there online streaming It was my only way to watch the new episodes of shows like Steven Universe on eastern time server once they air so I can't find any other streaming service that shows real time live stream of cartoon network on eastern time. does anyone have any links to a live stream of eastern time of Cartoon Network.

p.s this is extremely difficult for me because I live in pacific time zone.


TV Fool report:

Because I live in a very rural area in a small valley I have low expectations, but what I want most is PBS. I've read through a lot of the guides and was thinking I'd go with this antenna and pre-amp since the closest PBS is in the 2-edge path:

My question is: it seems like this setup would likely get me the PBS station, but is it overkill considering I'm not really trying to get any of the stations in grey?

More channels would be great if possible, but I don't want to spend too much money over-shooting since I essentially want the PBS. If the grey channels are a possibility with a different setup at similar cost, that would be good to know beforehand.

Overall goal is cancelling DirecTV and using an antenna + DVR setup. We are also stuck with slow satellite internet, so most streaming options are off the table. Netflix works OK most of the time, after it buffers. But Amazon Video hiccups constantly, as do most broadcast station websites.


I’ve got a weird situation.

My CBS, Fox, and NBC stations are right next to each other.

They all have about the same max ERP.

On my Vizio P Series, I get the CBS (WBTV) and NBC (WCNC) affiliate just fine, but the Fox (WJZY) affiliate barely comes in at all. Completely unwatchable.

If I plug the same antenna (CM-4228HD) into a HDHomeRun, they are all fine. I find this infuriating.

The only difference I can think of with these channels is that the Fox affiliate is a shared signal

Is this something that could impact things?

Here’s the TV Fool:

The antenna is at the top of the attic in a 2 story house. It has a 6 ft run to a powered splitter with 15’ runs to the tv and the HDHomeRun.

Any ideas? I’m at my wits end.


I just tuned in for the first time to the new OTA network StartTV. I started watching Joan Of Arcadia and immediately noticed the "Soap Opera Effect". But the thing is, my TV doesn't even have motion smoothing. So StartTV is somehow broadcasting that show with the Soap Opera Effect. Have any of you ever see a network do that? How do they do it?


I just called to cancel my Directv account. It was surprisingly fast and easy. Perhaps too fast and easy? The rep told me that they aren't sending out shipping labels and boxes anymore, and to just take the equipment to UPS and "they'll know where to send it." Super sketchy.

Anyone experience this? Any tips to avoid getting screwed over somehow?

Thank you r/cordcutters for helping me take this plunge!


Love this station!

What years of Carson do they show? Broad range or just a limited best of?


I’m heavily considering dropping Netflix and going with Hulu Pro and Amazon, is there a list showing available titles online?

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