The 2021 NFL season is in full swing and we have arrived at week 7 of Sunday soccer games kicking off across the country. starting today at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET. Whether you have cable or not, there are plenty of options you might want to know about – free and paid platforms – in order to watch NFL RedZone and more NFL games live for the rest of the season.
• Watch NFL RedZone Week 7 right now for free with fuboTV (free try)
Best options for paid streaming services (some with free trial periods), ranked
Pay TV streaming services often have the best and most reliable live streams for college football games, so if you don’t have cable and don’t want to worry about finding a new pirate-infested live stream of pop-up ads and low-quality output on your computer every week, your best bet might be to sign up for one of the following paid services. Several websites like Reviews.org, The Streamable, and PC Magazine have already ranked these paid services for 2021 and determined which are best for college football and sports fans. But we’re just going to give you our top two picks as the best options for Pacific Northwest fans that include NFL RedZone. Currently, fuboTV and Sling are the only services that carry the Pac-12 network, which will bring you the most Pac-12 college sporting events. Both services offer a free trial or discounts for new registrations. These two services can also be watched through your Smart TV, or on a standard HDTV using a streaming device like a Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, etc., or also on your computer or your cell phone: Pricing This may sound similar to a wired plan, but remember you can take the service with you on your phone or tablet and if you have a friend or family member who is willing to share the monthly membership fee with you, both services allow you to have at least 2 simultaneous live broadcasts. This means that at least you and one other person can use the service at the same time. Depending on the versatility of what your local cable or satellite provider offers, this may prove to be a good deal for you.
No. 1 – fuboTV (7-day free trial, then $ 64.99 / month)
Not only does fuboTV air all the games in your local market on NFL Sundays – games for FOX and CBS depend on what region you are in – so you can watch your favorite team, they now also have ESPN. than the RedZone channel. RedZone lets fantasy football and action junkies get their fix every Sunday with nothing but touchdown highlights and the best games of the day from 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET until ‘at Sunday Night Football.
FuboTV also happens to be the only streaming service listed here that lets you stream certain games in 4K, especially FOX shows. Everyone is playing catch-up, so if it’s important to your viewing experience, there really isn’t any other option that can beat this platform.
Although this is the most expensive of the three options, fuboTV allows a maximum of two people to use the same account simultaneously. This means that you and a friend or family member can share the cost of the monthly fee and each use the service at the same time to watch RedZone, other NFL games, or whatever you want to listen to. Cutting the cost in half this way makes it by far the best deal if you can redeem it.
• Try fuboTV with a 7-day free trial starting this Sunday then watch all the games and see if that works for you.
No. 2 – Sling TV Blue Package ($ 25 off the first month, then $ 46 / month if you add the “Sports Extra” package which includes NFL RedZone and more)
Despite being the cheapest of the three options listed here, Sling ranks second due to its pay-per-view pricing system. They have two shots that split sports channels, making it hard to decide what would be best for the football fan. However, Sling has NFL RedZone, but it will be an add-on and cost you a bit more. If you want to get all sports channels, you will have to spend extra to get the full “Orange and Blue” package ($ 50 / month) as well as the addition of the “Additional Sports” package ($ 15 / month). If you want the cheaper option, NFL RedZone is only included in the Sports Extra package when purchased with the “Blue” plan, which is an additional $ 11. If you choose the “Orange” package, NFL RedZone is not included in the Sports Extra extension. To get the best value for money including NFL RedZone, get the Sling Blue + Sports Extra package for $ 46 / month. There are no long term contracts and you can cancel the service at any time. The quality and reliability of the stream is not up to what fubo TV offers, but still a great option at this price. You can also supplement with a live HDTV antenna to expand your streaming options for big game broadcasts in your local market.
Do you have an Amazon Prime subscription? You can watch most Thursday night football games for free
If you have an Amazon Prime membership or want to sign up, you can watch most Thursday night NFL football games for free on your mobile device, computer, or even TV. The next game available on Prime is next week, Week 8, when the Green Bay Packers visit the Arizona Cardinals on October 28. Here is the full program:
- Week 8 (October 28): Green Bay, Arizona (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 9 (November 4): New York Jets to Indianapolis (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 10 (November 11): Baltimore to Miami (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 11 (November 18): New England in Atlanta (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 13 (December 2): Dallas in New Orleans (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 14 (December 9): Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 15 (December 16): Kansas City at Los Angeles Chargers (5:20 p.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
- Week 16 (Saturday December 25): Cleveland to Green Bay (10:30 a.m. PT on FOX, Prime Video, and NFL Network)
Want to watch your local CBS affiliate broadcast NFL games for free? Try Paramount +
If you don’t have cable and don’t want to purchase a paid live TV streaming service like the ones described above, there is another option to get at least two Sunday games for free this week and then continue to watch them on the cheap go ahead. Paramount Plus, CBS’s new on-demand streaming service, has a few live channels to watch through the app as well as tons of on-demand content like movies, TV shows and more. These live channels include your local CBS affiliate, which almost always broadcasts a morning and afternoon game live nationwide. If you want to try it, Paramount + offers a free one-week trial, and then the service costs $ 10 / month thereafter. Cancel free of charge after trial if you think the service isn’t working for you. Here’s a look at the upcoming NFL games that CBS will air each week of the season.
• Try Paramount + for free (free trial)
HD antenna is the best way to watch NFL games for FREE
If you don’t already have one, another way to watch a few games for free this season, including all Sunday Night Football games, is to buy an HD antenna. It’s a one-time upfront cost and an HDTV antenna will get you those Sunday night games. It will also allow you to broadcast all games on Sunday afternoons in your local market on local channels CBS and FOX.
A solid, well-rated HDTV antenna can be purchased for under $ 30. This Gesobyte brand HDTV antenna is currently the best-selling HDTV antenna product on Amazon and is under $ 30 and ships fast with Prime. So if you have a Prime account, you should be able to get it and watch NFL games as soon as it arrives.
– Tim Brown, The Oregonian / OregonLive | @timfs brown
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