How to stream Sunday Night Football

If you want to know how to stream Sunday Night Football, you’re going to need access to NBC. But you don’t have to bust out the bunny ears or invest in an HD antenna. Most live TV services will be able to provide a Sunday Night Football live stream, but they vary significantly in terms of their free trials, other channel offerings, and pricing, which is important if you’re looking to stream other NFL games as well. Here’s everything you need to know watch Sunday Night Football online and the complete schedule for the 2018 season.

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How to watch Sunday Night Football: 6 ways to live stream

All six major live TV streaming services offer some variation of local channels, so there’s a good chance you can stream Sunday Night Football on your local NBC affiliate. But don’t sweat it either way. All six also offer NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), which streams Sunday Night Football live. We’ve ordered your options below based on cost.

1) Sling TV

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Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, and iOS and Android devices

Sling TV offers three packages—Sling Orange ($25 per month), Sling Blue ($25 per month), and Sling Orange + Blue ($40 per month)—and the first two frustratingly split the baby when it comes to sports. Sling Orange offers ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3, but Sling Blue has all of the other sports content you want, including NFL Network, FS1, FS2, and most importantly, NBCSN. That’s why you’ll likely want the combination Sling Orange + Blue package so you get the best of both. Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.

For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.

Game-changing feature: Price. Sling TV offers the most football for the least amount of money.

TRY SLING TV

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the 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 those 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.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $40 per month (after free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: Yes (Check your local availability here.)
  • NFL Network: No
  • NFL RedZone: No

Hulu with Live TV is exactly what’s advertised: everything you love about Hulu’s on-demand content coupled with 40 channels of live TV. You don’t just get NBCSN here—you also get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, and ESPNU, along with FS1 and FS2. The only thing you might miss from your cable package is AMC. For an extra $4 per month, you can upgrade to Hulu with No Commercials. Here’s a complete guide to Hulu Live TV channels.  

Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)

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3) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $39.99 for your first month and $44.99-$54.99 per month thereafter (with a seven-day free trial)
  • Devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: Yes (Check local availability here.)
  • NFL Network: Yes
  • NFL RedZone: Yes (FuboTV + Sports Plus)

Technically, FuboTV is cheaper than YouTube TV and DirecTV Now, but that’s only for the first month (and after a seven-day free trial). Then the price jumps to $44.99 per month. But for that price, you’re getting more than 80 channels and a comprehensive sports package that offers a way to stream Sunday Night Football as well as premium offerings like NBA TV, NFL Network, and more international soccer than you can handle. The one glaring omission: ESPN. Here’s a complete guide to FuboTV channels.

Game-changing feature: Three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR.

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4) PlayStation Vue

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  • Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after 7-day trial)
  • Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: Yes (Enter your ZIP code here to check your availability.)
  • NFL Network: Yes (PlayStation Vue Core and above)
  • NFL RedZone: Yes (PlayStation Vue Sports Pack)

There are four tiers of PlayStation Vue channels, from $44.99 for 45-plus channels to its massive Ultra package at $79.99 per month, which includes Showtime and HBO. To stream Sunday Night Football, you can get away with the bare minimum Core package (seen below). That said, as of Sept. 11, 2018, PlayStation Vue is discounting its Core to $39.99 per month for the first two months before returning to $49.99 per month. That package includes NFL Network and other goodies. Worth noting: With Core and above, PlayStation Vue’s Sports Pack offers five regional channels of NBC Sports. That’s five different ways to stream Sunday Night Football.

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5) AT&T Now

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  • Cost: $50-$135 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

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6) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV offers one of the strongest live sports packages around. The YouTube channel lineup obviously includes NBCSN and ESPN, but it also offers FS1, MLB Network, and NBA TV, along with a couple of college sports networks (SEC Network, Big Ten Network), and three channels for MLS teams. Here’s a complete guide to YouTube TV channels.

Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

TRY YOUTUBE TV


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7) NBC Sports app

Devices: Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and Fire TV, Xbox, iOS, and Android devices

If you have cable, or one of the aforementioned live TV streaming services, you can download the NBC Sports app and watch Sunday Night Football there in HD. If you’re using a web browser, you may need to install the latest version of Adobe Flash and your browser will need to be current enough to support HTML5 Media Source Extensions. You’ll also need a minimum internet connection of 10-plus Mbps. (Here are some tips for faster WiFi.)

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2019 Sunday Night Football schedule

All games kickoff at 8:20pm ET.

Week 1 Sept. 8
Steelers at Patriots
Week 2 Sept. 15
Eagles at Falcons
Week 3 Sept. 22 Rams at Browns
Week 4 Sept. 29
Cowboys at Saints
Week 5 Oct. 6 Colts at Chiefs
Week 6 Oct. 13
Steelers at Chargers
Week 7 Oct. 20
Eagles at Cowboys
Week 8 Oct. 27
Packers at Chiefs
Week 9 Nov. 3
Patriots at Ravens
Week 10 Nov. 10
Vikings at Cowboys
Week 11 Nov. 17 Bears at Rams
Week 12 Nov. 24
Seahawks at Eagles
Week 13 Dec. 1
Patriots at Texans
Week 14 Dec. 8
Seahawks at Rams
Week 15 Dec. 15
Vikings at Chargers
Week 16 Dec. 22 Chiefs at Bears
Week 17 Dec. 29 TBD

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.