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Week 9 NFL streaming guide 2021: Watching football games online just got 50% cheaper

Week 9 NFL streaming guide 2021: Watching football games online just got 50% cheaper
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NFL games will be streamed on Paramount+, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, and more streaming services during the 2021 season, although not all services will be offered for all games.

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NFL week 9 was supposed To highlight a quarterback match between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes, but then Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. Despite this development, there is still plenty of drama in the Green Bay Packers-Kansas City Chiefs, including Jordan Love, Rodgers’ presumptive heir, making him the start of his NFL career. With so much on the line, you need a game plan to see all the action. And with a new NFL Game Pass subscription deal, your options are even better and cheaper.

The NFL Game Pass provides streaming access to replays of every regular season game in the NFL, as well as original NFL and NFL programming. Normally at $100 per NFL season, you can now sign up for an NFL Game Pass for just $50. It’s a great option for those looking to watch every possible game in the NFL this season.

As you know, many NFL games are broadcast on cable TV. But if you’ve already cut the wire or don’t want to miss a single play while you’re away from home, NFL streaming is the way to go.

No matter your NFL watching needs, getting the right streaming service can change the rules of the game. CBS Essentials has brought together all the streaming services that will feature NFL games in 2021, including Paramount+, Hulu, NFL Game Pass, YouTube TV, and Prime Video, as well as devices that can help you watch every NFL game live on TV.

Get your NFL TV ready with Roku Express 4K Plus

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Roku Express 4K Plus brings a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to NFL streaming tools. Among the streaming device giants, the $29 Roku has the most options and apps, including Hulu, Prime Video, and Apple TV. It’s also compatible with Apple AirPlay, allowing you to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV. (You can Learn more about Roku here.)

Roku Express 4K Plus, $29 (under $40)

NFL streaming box for Apple fans: Apple TV 4K


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Apple fans, or anyone with an Apple One subscription package, should consider watching the NFL live stream on their Apple TV 4K. The updated device is equipped with Dolby Vision, a new and improved remote control with Siri and SharePlay technology, which enables you to enjoy the game with a group of friends. After the games are over, you can take advantage of Apple Arcade games or stream a movie from your favorite streaming service.

Apple TV 4K, $169 (down from $179)

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K



The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a streaming device that will appeal to anyone with an Alexa-enabled home. Say goodbye to streaming through channel lists. You can switch between games using the device’s voice remote control (“Alexa, turn on Sunday Night Football”). It offers 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10+ as well as Dolby Atmos audio, as well as access to thousands of channels (some of which are free).

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, $38 (under $50)

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A must have indoor HD digital TV antenna


If you want to watch NFL games without paying for a cable or streaming subscription, the indoor HD digital TV antenna is the way to go. For a flat $30, you’ll offer any NFL games streaming live in your area, including playoffs and Superbowl games – plus all the other on-air content available in your area. Simply connect the antenna to your device and watch. It is the experience of watching 20th century TV with 21st century technology.

Not to complicate matters, but keep in mind that the reason cable TV has become a thing is that some areas don’t get very good TV reception. Today’s digital antennas are much better than Bunny ears from the past, but even they can’t do much unless your home is facing reception challenges.

And one more thing: As mentioned above, Live TV programs cannot guarantee that you will get all the local TV stations. If you live in an area where your YouTube TV subscription would be, for example Not Including Fox, you need a digital antenna (hopefully) to catch the free TV channel.

A Must Have Indoor HD Digital TV Antenna, $30

Here’s where to watch NFL football online in 2021

There are a number of streaming services that offer NFL football, although not every service will offer every game. Here you can watch NFL matches during the 2021-22 season.

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NFL Game Pass is something many die-hard soccer fans don’t even think about. Priced at $100 at the start of the season, the NFL Game Pass is now available for $50 for the remainder of the 2021 campaign (or $10 per month). The package provides streaming access to replays of every regular season game in the NFL, as well as original NFL and NFL programming.

NFL Game Pass, $50 per year

Paramount +


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Paramount+ provides limited access to the NFL. A Paramount+ Premium subscription includes direct access to your local CBS station to watch Sunday afternoon games.

(CBS Essentials and Paramount + are both subsidiaries of ViacomCBS.)

Parmount + Premium Subscription, $10 per month



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A Hulu Live TV subscription provides unlimited access to all local and national NFL games. Last month, the streaming service announced that a $65 per month plan now gives subscribers access to the NFL Network – a channel that contains football content all year round. Watch live NFL pre-season games, exclusive live NFL regular games, studio shows and a variety of NFL-focused original series.

For an additional $10 per month, sports fans get the Hulu Sports Add-on Package with NFL RedZone. It offers seven hours of Sunday Night Football action each week.

Hulu Live TV, starting at $65 a month

YouTube TV


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YouTube TV offers NFL streaming coverage similar to that of Hulu, with the added bonus of easy-to-use DVR capabilities. Pricing and packages are also similar to Hulu, with the basic $65 package (including the NFL Network) and the option to add the NFL RedZone, as part of their Sports Plus package, for an additional $11 per month.

YouTube TV, starting at $65 per month



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FuboTV is a sports-focused option with access to every NFL game, all season long.

In addition to soccer, FuboTV also offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer matches. A la YouTube TV, Roku, and NFL Network are included in the basic package, while NFL RedZone costs an additional $11 per month.

FuboTV, starting at $65 a month

Amazon Prime Video


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The 2021 season is an excellent time to start streaming NFL games Thursday on Amazon — in 2022, Amazon Prime Video will be the home of Thursday night football coverage. Over-the-air TV stations will still carry their home teams’ matches, and the NFL Game Pass will continue to broadcast all regular season matches.

Amazon Prime Video, $119 per year

sling tv


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Sling TV, which is a low-priced collection of local TV channels and cable channels offered via broadcast, has some limited NFL streaming capabilities. NFL games broadcast on local FOX or NBC channels and Monday Night Football on ESPN are included in the basic package.

Sling TV, $35 per month

DirecTV Stream


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Formerly known as AT&T TV, DirecTV Stream broadcasts all NFL games shown on local channels, CBS, and Monday night games on ESPN. Thursday and Sunday night games in select NBC local markets can only be streamed on a tablet or computer.

DirecTV Stream, $70 a month

NFL app


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Want to watch NFL live stream for free online? Download the free official NFL app and enjoy live local games and primetime games on your smartphone, plus highlights, breaking news and more.

NFL App, Free

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