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How to stream NFL playoffs games: TV and live stream schedule for NFL Championship Weekend

Check out this week's NFL schedule.

Jan 27, 2021, 6:44 am*

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Phil West

Ready to stream NFL playoff games? The Championship Weekend schedule includes a Sunday doubleheader: Buccaneers vs. Packers and Bills vs. Chiefs.

Championship Weekend Schedule: How to stream the NFL Championship Weekend games

Here’s the NFL Championship Weekend TV schedule:

Sunday, Jan. 24

3:05pm ET

6:40pm ET

Best NFL games this week

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs.
Green Bay Packers
Sunday, Jan. 24, 3:05pm ET
Fox, Fox Deportes
Buffalo Bills vs.
Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, Jan. 24, 6:40pm ET
CBS, ESPN Deportes
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What channels carry NFL games?

To stream NFL games, you’ll need a streaming service that accesses CBS, Fox, and NBC, for starters. The first two handle the Sunday 1pm, 4:05pm, and 4:25pm ET games, while NBC’s got this year’s season opener and the increasingly-popular Sunday night contest.

Monday Night Football is a longstanding American tradition. You’ll want ESPN for that—and for football coverage throughout the season.

You’ll also want NFL Network to catch the bulk of the Thursday night games. Later in the season, you’ll be able to access Thursday Night Football via Fox and Amazon Prime Video. The Week 2 through Week 4 games, however, are exclusive to NFL Network.

There’s another way to watch Sunday games: NFL RedZone. Rather than sticking with one game, it jumps from game to game, giving viewers commercial-free live action. For fantasy football players, it’s essential. A number of streaming services carry it, and you can also watch it using Amazon Prime Video.

There’s another way to watch multiple games on Sunday: NFL Sunday Ticket. It’s a service giving you access to all the out-of-market games. It’s essential if you’re a fan of a team that isn’t typically carried by your local CBS or Fox channel. It gives you the ability to choose which game you’re watching.

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How to stream NFL games: What streaming services carry the NFL?

The following streaming services let you stream NFL games.

Hulu Live TV

Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.

Hulu Live TV’s sports coverage includes the full suite of ESPN channels (including ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, and ESPN College Extra). It also has CBS, Fox, and NBC for live streaming NFL games, FS1 and FS2, NBSCN, the Olympic Channel, and the Big Ten Network. Hulu’s also got you covered for news and entertainment in its nearly 70-channel package.

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Hulu Live TV $64.99
Hulu Live TV
(no ads on
Hulu content)
$70.99

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

There’s also a Sports Extras option for Orange + Blue subscribers, with MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network part of the plan. There’s also a Sports Extra add-on for the Sling Blue package, and another one for the Sling Orange package.

Sling Blue, with NBC and Fox in select markets, is your better bet for NFL coverage, though Sling Orange sets you up on Monday nights. If you’re going Sling, you’ll want to consider what AirTV brings to the equation.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge your NBC affiliate and other local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

AirTV has no monthly fee. And once everything’s set up, Sling users can access their local channels to complement the Sling package of their choice.


FuboTV

FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s since evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. It starts at $54.99 a month, and depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. Fubo can entertain you with Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 at even Fubo’s most basic tier.

The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. Fubo added the ESPN suite of channels in an agreement that also brought ABC and the Disney Channel. It’s also got NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and local channels for streaming the whole slate of games each week. Pretty much every sports channel you could think of is available through Fubo, including BeIN Sports, CBS Sports Network, and TUDN. If you want to access all the sports Fubo delivers, get Fubo Elite plus the $10.99 per month Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on.

Fubo TV packages
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99


AT&T TV Now

If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month.

At its most basic Plus tier, you can find sports staples like ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Considering that AT&TV TV Now plans include the loaded Ultimate and Premier tiers, as well as the Spanish-language Optimo Mas package, you can find whatever sports channel you’re seeking in at least one of the AT&T TV Now plans. AT&T TV Now definitely covers you on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday.

at&t TV Now
Plus$55
Max$80
Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels and sports channels; you can stream the NFL in its entirety with it.

It’s got plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

It’s a great option for sports fans. It comes with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBCSN at the ready. Deeper sports cuts, like NBA TV, MLB Network, CBS Sports Network, and ESPNU are also part of the YouTube TV plan. For $10.99 more a month, upgrade to the Sports Plus plan to get NFL RedZone and six additional sports channels.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99
Sports Plus$10.99/mo.

Vidgo

For under $40 a month, Vidgo brings more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package. Vidgo channels include ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), NFL Network, and it’s one of the few streaming services that carries BeIN Sports. Like Fubo, it started out for streaming sports but carries a lot more now. There’s even a Social TV platform that allows you to chat with other Vidgo viewers about what you’re watching.

Vidgo has two Latino options featuring ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, and TyC sports at both levels. At the Plus level on the English side, you get NFL RedZone and all the Pac-12 Network regional options.

Vidgo
Core$40
Plus$45
Latino$15
Latino Mas$25

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*First Published: Jan 16, 2021, 8:00 am