Patriots vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL online and on TV today

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Patriots vs Bills live stream
Kick-off: Sunday, January 8, 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm GMT
TV channel: CBS
Live stream: Paramount+ (US) | DAZN (CAN) | Sky (UK) | Kayo Sports (AUS)
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Patriots vs Bills live stream: game preview

Uncomfortable and insensitive as it may be, the show goes on. At the time of writing Bills safety Damar Hamlin has regained the ability to breathe and speak after suffering a cardiac arrest on the field of play earlier this week, and everybody at Highmark Stadium will be with him in spirit as the Patriots come to town, hoping to secure a victory that would take them into the playoffs. It's absolutely freezing in Buffalo, and you can read on as we explain how to watch a Patriots vs Bills live stream online from anywhere.

This was supposed to be coronation day for the Bills, who had been front-runners for the AFC's No.1 seed, ahead of the Chiefs and Bengals. Instead, that spot has gone to the Chiefs and the Hamlin situation has rendered all things football a footnote. Whether Sean McDermott's men win or lose on the field, their thoughts will be elsewhere. The important news is that Hamlin's condition has been improving, and it's understood that he'll be watching from his Cincinnati hospital bed today.

The Patriots have been left in a deeply unenviable position too. Bill Belichick will have spent the past few weeks geeing his players up for this all-AFC East playoff decider. Now, though, every play they make is likely to be tinged with at least a little bit of guilt and unfair criticism. 

If they lose, they'll still make it to the playoffs if the Jets beat the Dolphins and the Browns beat the Steelers, but to call those two results unlikely would be a major understatement. The Pats need to go for the win. Follow our guide on how to watch a Patriots vs Bills live stream wherever you are.

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


Fans can watch the Patriots vs Bills game on CBS in the US, with kick-off set for 1pm ET / 10am PT on Sunday.

How to watch Patriots vs Bills 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 $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 Patriots vs Bills and possibly 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 Patriots vs Bills 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. 

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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 Patriots vs Bills: live stream NFL in Canada

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The Patriots vs Bills kicks off at 1pm ET / 10am 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 Patriots vs Bills is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Patriots vs Bills 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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Patriots vs Bills live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK


The Patriots vs Bills game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 6pm GMT on Sunday evening.

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 Bills vs Patriots FREE: live stream NFL in Australia


The Patriots vs Bills game kicks off at 5am AEDT on Monday morning, and NFL fans in Australia who don't mind the early start 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 Patriots 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 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.