Hulu + Live TV ($70 per month) offers the same as FuboTV’s basic tier, with NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox Sports, NFL Network, and ESPN giving you access to almost any game on Sunday, Monday, and Saturday. You can also get access to NFL RedZone by paying an extra $10 per month for Sports Add-ons. Included with live TV is access to regular old Hulu, which is one of the favorite streaming service thanks to the day’s access to new shows (such as Atlanta), exclusive (such as The Handmaid’s Tale)and an impressive library of movies for movie buffs. Note that the monthly price will increase to $75 as of December 8, 2022. If you will be using the bundled Hulu, choose this instead of FuboTV. Otherwise, save $5 a month (as of December) and use FuboTV.
Sling TV ($35 per month) there are two separate plans, Blue and Orange, both of which cost $35 per month and offer different channels. Blue has Fox Sports, NBC, and NFL Network games, while Orange has ESPN games. If you want to watch as many NFL games as possible, you’ll have to sign up for both at a discounted rate of $50 per month. However, the No Sling TV bundle features CBS games, so you’ll miss out on those that are shown exclusively on CBS. The Extras Sports More for another $11 per month gives you access to NFL RedZone. This is the plan for you if you want to save money and don’t want to watch all the best games—or if you’re not often at home in front of the TV on Sunday afternoons when CBS is on the air.
YouTube TV ($65 per month) are slightly more affordable than its best competitors, FuboTV and Hulu + Live TV, and offer many of the same live broadcast channels as they do: CBS, NBC, Fox Sports, and NFL Network . It also regained ABC and ESPN after briefly losing them late last year. It will cost extra to activate one Add-ons 4K, However; YouTube TV just says the price is different. NFL RedZone is also available for an extra $11 per month as an add-on. If there is another, reasons unrelated to sports to consider YouTube TV, it will also allow you to watch the majority of NFL games well. However, if you shop just to watch football, FuboTV beats you.
DirecTV Stream ($70 per month) does not require a traditional DirecTV subscription and does not lock you into any kind of contract. The entry level, called Entertainment, gives you local ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC games. You have to upgrade to the Ultimate tier for $105 per month to add CBS and Fox Sports 2. NFL Network is also missing. In my opinion, there is no need to spend that much on DirecTV Stream. Instead, use one of the other options.
With just one app
Want to cut the cord, get rid of traditional TV providers completely, and still not nearly $100 a year off a live streaming service like YouTube TV or Sling TV? There are cheaper options, but none will offer as many games as the live TV package. That said, even if you pick one of the options above, you’ll still need one or more of the apps below to watch the NFL’s full regular season.
NFL+ ($5 per month or $50 per year) replaced the NFL Game Pass this past summer. There are some major bugs to NFL+ that make it incomplete. For $5 a month or $40 a year, NFL+ lets you stream regular and post-season games locally and prime time only on mobile and tablet. That means you can’t watch it on your computer or TV. “Local” games are the ones that are available on TV in your local market, so if you are an exiled fan living far from your home team, you may be in luck often. There is at least a seven-day free trial for new subscribers. Upgrading to NFL + Premium for $10 a month or $80 a year lets you replay old games ad-free. That’s double the cost not double the value.