fIn this article, we will show you How to Watch NFL on Firestick. This guide does not only work for Firestick but also for other Fire TV devices (e.g., 3rd-gen Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Edition smart TVs/soundbars).
NFL (National Football League) is one of the most famous American sports leagues, with millions of viewers around the world. Across all of NFL’s broadcast partner networks in the United States, it reached an average TV viewership of 16.5 million per game in 2019.
The 2020 NFL season brings a lot of hype among American football fans, given that this year has seen several postponements and cancellations of major sports events. Furthermore, it’s the 101st season of the NFL, marking a new era for the American football sport.
Those who haven’t checked the TV schedule for NFL yet, the games will be televised live across five networks: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network. If you are a pay-TV subscriber, you won’t have trouble tuning in to the NFL games.
The same applies to cord-cutters, as several live TV streaming services are now offering the channels in affordable subscription plans. You can use any of your supported devices to stream the NFL games live over an internet connection, including the Amazon Fire TV.
- 1 How to Watch Live NFL on FireStick
- 2 How to Watch NFL on Firestick Without Cable?
- 3 Wrapping Up
How to Watch Live NFL on FireStick
Amazon’s Fire TV is currently one of the most popular streaming platforms in the United States. NFL fans can use it to stream games over the internet as well, thanks to the availability of the TV Everywhere apps and live TV streaming services.
In case you are planning to watch NFL games on Firestick, definitely check out this guide to learn about all the apps and services that are providing the NFL streams. There’s a long list of options below, so you can decide which service to go for on your own.
If you own a Fire TV device, especially the Firestick, then you can continue reading this guide to watch NFL Football on Firestick.
Watch NFL on Firestick with CBS Sports App
ViacomCBS has acquired streaming rights for 90+ NFL games for the 2020 NFL season. Their contract term with NFL will continue until the 2022 NFL season.
Most of the Sunday Afternoon Football games with an AFC home team are scheduled to broadcast on CBS, alongside three divisional rounds, one game from Wild Card weekend, and two games from the Conference Championships. CBS will also televise the 55th Super Bowl on its channel.
With the CBS Sports app, you can stream sports events from both CBS and CBS Sports Network channels. So, NFL fans will be able to stream the NFL games on CBS as well. The post-game highlights and analysis will also be available on a separate CBS Sports HQ stream.
Since the CBS Sports app lets Firestick users rewind a live broadcast, you won’t miss out on legendary plays from your favorite NFL teams. The app even has Alexa integration.
The CBS Sports app on Firestick is a TV Everywhere app, so you will be required to log in with your TV provider details in order to catch up with the NFL game streams live.
Watch NFL on Firestick with FOX Sports App
FOX will continue airing the Sunday Afternoon Football games with an NFC home team. The network will also simulcast Thursday Night Football games alongside the NFL Network.
They have acquired rights for 100+ NFL matches for the 2020 NFL season. It marks the third year for Fox and NFL’s $1.1bn annual broadcasting deal. Note that the NFL Championship is scheduled to air on FOX channels.
Once you sign with your TV provider credentials, you will be able to stream all the NFL games on FOX. The FOX Sports app also serves post-game highlights, personalized news, and the latest scoreboard updates.
You can also update your FOX profile with your favorite NFL teams so that you receive notifications of important matches going live. Recaps and highlights will also be available on-demand.
Watch NFL on Firestick via ESPN for Fire TV App
ESPN has access to 17 Monday Night Football games from NFL 2020, with the first doubleheader of the season.
The broadcasting contract between the network and NFL ends in 2021, which Disney is likely going to extend in the future. The Pro Bowl is also set to be simulcasted on ABC.
You can log in to the ESPN for Fire TV app with your TV provider credentials and get access to the NFL streams. Highlights and scoreboard updates can be accessed as well.
The app also lets users log in with an ESPN+ subscription. It has its own set of exclusive sports events, and you can catch up previously broadcasted NFL games on-demand.
Watch NFL Football on Firestick with NBC Sports App
NBC will continue airing the Sunday Night Football games until 2022, with 18 of them from the 2020 NFL season.
In case you are wondering, NBC will telecast one game from the Wild Card weekend. Two simulcasts for the divisional rounds has also been given to NBC, alongside CBS. Furthermore, NBC has the broadcasting rights for the NFL Kickoff and Thanksgiving games.
The NBC Sports app on Firestick offers live streams for all major sports events from NBC, NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold, and other NBC channels. As expected, NFL fans can log in with their TV provider details and have access to the Sunday Night Football games on NBC.
With the addition of on-demand video clips, post-match highlights, and upcoming NFL games schedule, the NBC Sports app has a lot to offer. Exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of NFL games will be available on-demand.
How to Watch NFL on Firestick Without Cable?
Although you can stream this season’s NFL games on Firestick with the CBS Sports, FOX Sports, ESPN for Fire TV, and the NBC Sports app, one common thing across all these TV Everywhere services is that you have to sign with your cable/satellite television provider account.
If you have cut your cable connection, then you won’t be able to access these services. However, there are a few subscription-based live TV streaming services that will let you watch CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network channels. As previously mentioned, these TV channels are the official broadcasters of 2021 NFL season (until 2022).
If you want to watch NFL on Firestick without cable, then be sure to check out the list of services below. We have discussed all of them in detail.
If you don’t have a cable subscription, then YouTube TV is an excellent option. It currently offers 85+ top channels of entertainment, news, kids, lifestyle, sports, and many more. It also provides a complete NFL coverage, as it has CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports at its disposal.
As a bonus, YouTube TV also provides unlimited storage for cloud DVR, which is quite useful in case you want to record a game and watch it later. As YouTube TV offers three simultaneous streams, you can add your friends or family members to your subscription so that they can also enjoy YouTube TV.
A YouTube TV subscription will cost you $64.99/month which is quite a deal considering that you are getting a broader sports coverage and unlimited DVR space.
Hulu Live TV
Streaming giant Hulu does offer a Hulu + Live TV subscription for $54.99/month. It has 65+ channels to offer to its subscribers, which does include all the channels that will broadcast Monday, Thursday, and Sunday Night Football games this year.
Similar to YouTube TV, it doesn’t have the NFL Network channel. But, you do get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage with the Hulu + Live TV subscription plan. While 50 hours isn’t enough for multiple game recordings, you can upgrade the DVR storage to 200 hours with the Enhanced Cloud DVR (+$9.99/month) add-on.
Simultaneous streaming is also limited to two devices, but you can remove the limit for devices on the same home network and up to three devices on different networks with the Unlimited Screens (+$9.99/month) add-on. Note that you can get both of the feature add-ons for an additional $14.99 subscription price.
fuboTV has recently added Disney’s lineup of entertainment, news, and sports channels to its list. Now that you are getting CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, and NFL Network with the $64.99 monthly Family plan, fuboTV is an excellent choice for streaming the NFL games.
Select NFL games are supposedly going to be streamed in 4K on fuboTV, making it the only service that offers high-resolution live TV broadcasts. With the Family Plan, you also get 500 hours of Cloud DVR storage and up to three device streams at once.
If you want to stream Thursday and Saturday Primetime NFL games on a budget, then Sling is your best bet. The $30 Sling Blue plan includes not only the NFL Network but also FOX and NBC channels. At the same $30 price, the Sling Orange plan does offer ESPN’s set of channels.
Sling doesn’t offer CBS with any of the plans, so you do miss out on a big chunk of NFL games from this season. However, you can have the best of both Sling’s $30 plans with the Sling Orange + Blue plan for only $45/month.
In addition, you can record 10 hours of NFL games (or additional programming) and watch Sling on up to four screens at the same time with the Sling Orange + Blue plan.
Amazon Prime Video
This year, Amazon renewed its streaming rights to Thursday Night Football games through the 2022 NFL season, which primarily includes 11 simulcasts on Prime Video and Twitch from the FOX Network.
With an Amazon Prime subscription $12.99/month, you will be able to tune in to the TNF simulcasts live on your Firestick, as well as every other compatible device. If you are a new user, you will get 30 days of an Amazon Prime free trial.
In this detailed guide to watching NFL on Firestick, all the ‘TV Everywhere’ apps and OTT live TV streaming services we have mentioned here are available to download on the Amazon Appstore for Fire TV devices.
We didn’t include NFL Game Pass in this list of services as it only gives you access to live NFL pre-season matches and offers replays of past regular-season games on-demand.