Lions vs Packers live stream: how to watch NFL online from anywhere

Lions vs Packers streaming
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Lambeau Field in January for the last game of the regular season. It's a daunting prospect for any visiting club, let alone a Lions team that's hoping to secure a playoff spot for the first time in six years. Both franchises looked dead and buried at the midway point of the season, but they've turned things around spectacularly and a win could be enough for either of them to qualify for the postseason. Read on as we explain how to watch a Lions vs Packers live stream online from anywhere.

Lions vs Packers live stream

Date: Sunday, January 8

Time: 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT / 1.20am GMT / 12.20pm AEDT

Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Live stream: NBC via Sling TV or FREE fuboTV trial or Peacock TV (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sky Sports (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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The Packers are currently down at No.9 in the NFC standings, but they'll definitely go through to the playoffs with a win because they'll have a superior conference record to Detroit and Seattle, who are also in contention for the NFC's No.7 seed. The Lions, meanwhile, have to beat the Packers and hope that the Rams can get the better of the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions' turnaround started with a 9-15 victory over Green Bay in November, in what amounted to a historically bad game for Aaron Rodgers, but this will be a very different affair. It's set to be freezing in Green Bay, and Jared Goff's record in ugly weather makes for even uglier reading.

Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon may be taking the plaudits for the Packers, but the Green and Gold's defense has laid the platform for the team's unexpected playoff push, and they'll be looking to give Goff a Green Bay welcome he'll never forget.

Whatever happens, for at least one of these teams, the season will end here. Follow our guide on how to watch a Lions vs Packers live stream wherever you are.

Lions vs Packers streaming with Sling

Lions vs Packers streaming with Sling
Sling TV is way of getting a barrel load of cable channels without actually having to get cable installed. Choose the Blue package and you'll get access to this game on NBC as well as Fox channels in most major markets and NFL Network. It's $40 per month. Add an extra $15 a month to get ESPN 1, 2 and 3 as well.

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


Fans can watch the Lions vs Packers game on NBC in the US, with kick-off set for 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT on Sunday evening.

If you already have the channel on cable, you'll also be able to live stream Lions vs Packers directly on the NBC website.

How to watch Lions vs Packers without cable

The cheapest option by far is to pick up NBC's standalone streaming service Peacock TV, which starts at $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service. It also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, plus the EPL and plenty more live sports. You also have the option of paying $9.99 a month for commercial-free coverage.

As mentioned above, Sling TV is another way to go and brings with it a larger offering of cable channels which are particularly good for capturing the lion's share of NFL games.

A costlier but even more thorough alternative is fuboTV, which includes NBC, Fox, NFL Network, CBS, 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 Sling TV, fuboTV, Peacock 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 Lions vs Packers 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 a completely different location when the big game is on. 

Use a VPN to live stream Lions vs Packers from anywhere

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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 Lions vs Packers: live stream NFL in Canada

live streaming every single NFL game this season

The Lions vs Packers kicks off at 8.20pm ET / 5.20pm PT on Sunday, 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 Lions vs Packers is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Lions vs Packers 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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Lions vs Packers live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK


The Lions vs Packers game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, but be warned that kick-off is set for 1.20am GMT on Sunday night/Monday morning.

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 £34.99 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 Packers FREE: live stream NFL in Australia


The Lions vs Packers game kicks off at 12.20pm AEDT on Monday, and NFL fans in Australia 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 Packers 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 now priced at $59.99.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order 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.