Bills vs Lions live stream: how to watch NFL Thanksgiving football online and on TV from anywhere today

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With a short week for both teams, the Bills and Lions get Thanksgiving Day football underway at Ford Field, which might just be feeling like home for Buffalo after they snapped their two-game losing streak there this past weekend. The Lions, however, are one of the NFL's hottest teams right now, and hopes are high for a happy Thanksgiving in Motor City today. It's a pretty balmy day in Detroit, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a Bills vs Lions live stream online from anywhere.

Bills vs Lions live stream

Date: Thursday, November 24

Time: 12.30pm ET / 9.30am PT / 5.30pm BST / 4.30am AEDT

Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Live stream: Paramount Plus FREE trial / CBS via FREE fuboTV trial (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sky Sports (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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Dan Campbell's men have turned their season around with three wins in a row, but they're not quite in the playoff picture yet. If they keep this momentum up though, that could change quickly. Jamaal Williams was unstoppable during their 31–18 victory over the Giants last weekend, with Detroit's running back stealing the show with three touchdowns.

However, it was far from a one-man show. Jared Goff was well-looked after throughout, and the Lions' defense changed the entire course of the game with a pair of interceptions. Josh Allen wasn't exactly electric during the Bills' 31–23 victory over the Browns on Sunday, though, but for the first time in more than a month he got through a game without turning the ball over.

His confidence has taken such a battering lately that that represents a step in the right direction, and it'll be interesting to see if Sean McDermott sets Allen loose or hands the keys to the Bills offense over to running back James Cook again.

This should be a cracking start to the Thanksgiving festivities, so follow our guide on how to watch a Bills vs Lions live stream wherever you are today.

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Bills vs Lions live stream: how to watch NFL in the US without cable


Fans can watch the Bills vs Lions game on CBS in the US, with kick-off set for 12.30pm ET / 9.30am PT on Thursday.

How to watch Bills vs Lions without cable

If you haven't got CBS as part of a cable package, you should know that it's also available on a streaming-only basis via Paramount Plus.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial, meaning new customers can live stream Bills vs Lions and at least another game or two for nothing. 

Alternatively, FuboTV is one of the best ways to watch NFL games without cable this season, as it includes CBS, NFL Network, Fox, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season. 

Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

If you subscribe to Paramount Plus, FuboTV or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch Bills vs Lions from outside your country

If you've mismatched a holiday, or you're away on business, and you want to watch your country's coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.

A VPN is generally perfect for this, as it allows you to change your IP address, so you appear to be in an entirely different location when the big game is on. 

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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

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How to watch Bills vs Lions: live stream NFL in Canada

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The Bills vs Lions kicks off at 12.30pm ET / 9.30am PT on Thursday, and is being shown on DAZN, which is live-streaming every single NFL game this season.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.

Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

The Bills vs Lions is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Bills vs Lions on TSN Direct, with a subscription costing CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year. CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only sub.

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Bills vs Lions live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK


The Bills vs Lions game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 5.30pm GMT on Thursday afternoon.

The network shows up to six NFL games live each week on its dedicated Sky Sports NFL channel, as well as the live RedZone highlights show each Sunday.

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Hardcore NFL fans may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £49.99 for the rest of the season and shows every single game live.

Not in the UK, but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.

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How to watch Lions vs Bills FREE: live stream NFL in Australia


The Lions vs Bills game kicks off at 4.30am AEDT on Friday morning, and if you're willing to get up that early you can tune in via ESPN, which is available through Foxtel. You can also stream the action on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app.

That means streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the Lions vs Bills too, and is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 7-day trial.

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NHL, MLB, cricket, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

If you're only interested in watching the NFL, the NFL Game Pass is showing every remaining game of the season live, with a subscription priced at $97.99.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, to tap into your domestic coverage.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.