Week 3 of the NFL season saw Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs top Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to stay undefeated, while Daniel Jones won in his first NFL start by leading the New York Giants to a comeback win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While you can see all of the Week 3 NFL results here, the biggest upset on Sunday was the Detroit Lions holding on for a 27-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly.
The Eagles don’t have much time to rest, however. They take Lambeau Field tonight to face the undefeated Green Bay Packers, fresh off a 27-16 victory at home against the Denver Broncos.
And there’s more ways than ever to catch the only NFL game in town tonight. Whereas the last two Thursday night games were limited to the NFL Network, tonight’s game between Eagles and Packers kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox, the NFL Network, Twitch and Amazon Prime Video. Here’s how cord cutters can watch Thursday Night Football without cable — as well as the rest of the NFL games this season on Thursday nights and Sundays.
Update: Due to a carriage dispute, Sling TV Blue subscribers in 17 major markets across the country no longer have access to Fox, but can still watch tonight’s game on NFL Network.
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Fox’s Thursday Night Football broadcast will be available to stream onthat carry your local Fox station (see below), as well as via , cable or satellite.
New for 2019 is the ability to watch Thursday Night Football in 4K. Traditional cable and satellite companies such as DirecTV, Altice’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity, Verizon Fios and T-Mobile’s TVision will all offer 4K versions of the game if you have a compatible set-top box. In addition, streaming service FuboTV will let subscribers watch in the higher resolution on most 4K streaming devices.
The downside? The game itself isn’t a native 4K stream. Instead it will be produced in 1080p with HDR and then upconverted to 4K HDR.
The Fox Sports app (not to be confused with the Fox Sports Go app) will also be streaming the game in 4K on theand certain 4K Roku devices, but you need a login from a cable, satellite or live TV streaming service provider to access the stream in the app.
In addition to Fox and the NFL Network, Amazon will be streaming the game live to Prime Video subscribers. You will need to have the Prime Video app, but thankfully that’s available on a host of devices, including:
Prime Video also now supports, for casting from a phone or tablet to a TV.
Amazon’s broadcast will feature the choice of listening to Fox’s Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call or switch to a broadcast team of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer. Scottish and Irish broadcasters Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth, previously heard calling soccer on ESPN, will also be an option.
Features like X-Ray, which provides the NFL’s Next Gen Stats, will be available to those watching on Android, iOS or Fire TV.
Those without Prime or a subscription to a video service will be able to stream the Fox broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Twitch for free at the streaming service’s /primevideo channel. In addition to the official broadcast, Twitch fans can watch the co-streams with a host of the site’s personalities on their own, respective Twitch channels.
A full list of co-streams for each Twitch game can be found on Twitch’s blog.
For teams in your local market — Jets and Giants fans in New York, Cleveland fans in Ohio, and so on — you’ll be able to watch your local team’s games on a major local network channel.
Games are typically broadcast on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, NBC on Sunday nights, ESPN on Monday nights and the NFL Network on Thursday nights (note that CBS is the parent company of CNET). Most of the Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox, Amazon Prime and Twitch.
There is also NFL RedZone to consider, a channel that springs to life each fall and shows live coverage from around the league with the promise to show you every touchdown from every Sunday afternoon game. It’s a great way to watch out-of-market action and essential viewing for fantasy football GMs.
The short answer?for streaming live NFL football.
The longer answer: Many— including Vue as well as , FuboTV, and — carry one or more local networks (namely CBS, Fox and NBC), so they’re the best bet for who don’t want to use an .
The catch is that, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the network you want in your area.
Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:
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PlayStation Vue offers all the networks that show NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for $10 a month extra. The $55 Core plan is the cheapest option that includes the five channels NFL fans need — CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network — and the $10-a-month Sports Pack will get you NFL RedZone. The Core plan is currently discounted to $45 a month for the first two months.
As we mentioned above, as of September 26 Sling no longer carries Fox local stations. When the carriage dispute is resolved we expect Fox to return to Sling, but in the meantime here’s the deal. Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $25-a-month Blue plan and $25-a-month Orange plan, which forces NFL fans into a tricky decision or encourages them to spring for both at $40 a month.
Sling Blue includes Thursday and Sunday games on NBC and the NFL Network. Sling Orange includes Monday night games on ESPN. And if you want to add the NFL RedZone, you’ll need Sling Blue. Blue — but not Orange — subscribers can add the $10-a-month Sports Extra package, which includes NFL RedZone. Sling TV does not offer CBS, which typically carries AFC games on Sunday afternoons.
Sling’s packages are discounted 40% for the first month.