NFL live stream: how to watch every 2023 football game – Championship Sunday

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NFL free live streams 2023/24

Looking for a free NFL live stream? Every remaining game of the season will be shown for free on 7Plus in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual NFL live stream from abroad. Full details on how to watch NFL from anywhere just below.

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NFL 2023 season dates: Thu, Sep 7 – Sun, Feb 11
Watch free: 7Plus (AUS)
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NFL Championship Sunday preview

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Baltimore Ravens for the Lamar Hunt Trophy before the Detroit Lions face the San Francisco 49ers for the George Halas Trophy on Championship Sunday, the day that determines which teams get to contest the Super Bowl. 

To the annoyance of plenty of NFL fans, that means there's a chance the Super Bowl logo theory could come true for the third year running... or the big game could end up being overshadowed by Eminem and Taylor Swift. 

Of the two, the AFC Championship Game is the most eye-catching not just because it's a clash between playoff secialist Patrick Mahomes and MVP front-runner Lamar Jackson, but also due to the Chiefs and Ravens possessing two of the meanest defences in the NFL.

The Lions' bid to reach the Super Bowl for the first time ever has been the biggest story of the playoffs, but to do so they're going to have to get the better of the overall favorites. The 49ers are the most complete team in the league, though they lost both of their only previous games without Deebo Samuel, who's struggling with a shoulder injury.

You can read as we explain how to watch NFL live streams from anywhere in the world, including ways to watch for free on 7Plus, plus free trials you can take advantage of and the best-value streaming services that have it all.

NFL Championship Sunday TV schedule

(All times ET)

Use FuboTV or Paramount Plus for CBS games without cable.
Sling or FuboTV for Fox and ESPN games without cable.
Sling, FuboTV or Peacock for NBC games without cable.

Sunday, January 28
3pm: Chiefs vs Ravens (CBS, Paramount +) – FREE on 7Mate (AU)
6.30pm: Lions vs 49ers (Fox) – FREE on 7Mate (AU)

How to watch NFL for FREE: live stream in Australia

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NFL fans in Australia are amongst the luckiest in the world, because 7Mate is showing every single game of the NFL playoffs for FREE.

NOT IN AUSTRALIA RIGHT NOW? USE A VPN if you're abroad, in order to tap into your home coverage.

That means viewers can also fire up a free NFL live stream on the 7Plus streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.

They'll also be shown live on ESPN and Kayo Sports. While ESPN is available via a Foxtel subscription, Kayo Sports is an ideal option if you don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

But why pay if you can watch the NFL playoffs for free?

Well, Kayo Sports is really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts. It lets you stream on one device with its $25 per month One plan, two devices with its $30 per month Basic plan, and three devices with its $35 Premium plan.

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

NFL Game Pass is showing every remaining game live too, with a subscription available for AU$23.99 for the rest of the season.

How to watch NFL from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream NFL games in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

You can get around these digital borders by using one of the best VPNs, which can also offer robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're really easy to use too.

Use a VPN to live stream NFL from anywhere:

ExpressVPN is the world's top VPN right now

ExpressVPN is the world's top VPN right now
We've taken the time to try out all the biggest VPN providers and we found ExpressVPN to be the pick of the bunch. It works with lots of devices and offers super fast connections across its many servers. 

Throw in its robust set of security features and ExpressVPN is the best all-round VPN for streaming - and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money back guarantee plus 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year.

Access ExpressVPN via your laptop, iPhone, tablet, Android phone, PlayStation, Xbox and plenty more. Express is a do-it-all service that also benefits from 24/7 customer support.

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How to use a VPN to watch the NFL

Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three...

1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'Australia' for 7Plus.

3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - 7Plus for Aussies abroad.

NFL live stream: watch in the US without cable

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Coverage of the 2023/24 NFL season is available through a dizzying array of TV channels and streaming services, including NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN, ESPN 3/ABC, Prime Video, NFL Network, Peacock TV, Paramount Plus and Twitch.

Hard as it may be to believe, covering all your bases isn't quite as tricky as it looks, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable.

The best ways to watch NFL without cable:

Sling TV is an OTT service that's especially good for NFL fans.

The Sling Blue package offers local NBC and Fox channels in most major markets, as well as NFL Network, thereby covering a large number of NFL games including both primetime and local broadcasts. The usual cost is $45 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get a discount on your first month.

An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle adds access to ESPN 1, 2 and 3 to your NFL viewing arsenal - as well as a raft of other premium channels.

A costlier but even more thorough alternative is FuboTV, which includes CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC and NFL Network - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season. 

Prices start at $79.99 a month but new users get a 7-day FREE trial.

How to watch NFL games from abroad

Don't forget, you can take your favorite NFL streaming coverage with you wherever you are with the help of a good VPN – try the best around, ExpressVPN 100% risk-free for 30-days.

NFL live stream in Canada

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NFL fans in Canada have it pretty good, as streaming service DAZN provides coverage of every single game of the 2023/24 season, including the Super Bowl.

DAZN costs CA$29.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch NFL on DAZN while abroad.

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). 

TV coverage of select games is also available on linear Canadian TV, via CTV and TSN.

NFL live stream in the UK

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NFL Game Pass costs £13.99 for the rest of season and shows every game live.

Every playoff game is also being shown live on Sky Sports. Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

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

Want Sky but 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 £11.98.

Away from the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL on your usual services as if you were at home.

Should you buy NFL Game Pass for 2024?

DAZN NFL Game Pass pricing

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NFL Game Pass is the National Football League's own dedicated streaming service, which allows die-hard football fans to watch every single game. It is now managed by DAZN worldwide.

Game Pass is geared towards international fans. In most of the NFL's main international markets, a subscription will give you access to every preseason, regular season and playoff game live, plus the Super Bowl and the league's live highlights show, RedZone. 

Prices vary from country to country. For instance, at the time of writing, access for the rest of the 2023/24 season costs £13.99 in the UK (which is much cheaper than the alternatives) and AU$23.99 in Australia (where every playoff game is being shown on free TV).

The only caveat for non-domestic markets (e.g. the UK) is that some games are subject to blackout restrictions due to deals with local pay TV providers (e.g. Sky). 

Relatively new to the landscape is NFL Plus, which is essentially a rebranded version of Game Pass for fans based in the US. It lets you live stream select in-market regular season games and watch full-game replays right after they've finished, albeit only on phones and tablets.

An NFL Plus subscription starts at $6.99 per month, making it one of the cheapest ways to watch the NFL this season.

When is Super Bowl 58?

Super Bowl 58 (also known as Super Bowl 2024 and Super Bowl LVIII) is set for Sunday, Feb 11, and will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the home of the Raiders, who didn't make the playoffs.

The game will be televised nationally by CBS and Nickelodeon in the US, and live streamed on Paramount Plus.

New head coaches

  • Broncos – Sean Payton
  • Cardinals – Jonathan Gannon
  • Colts – Shane Steichen
  • Panthers – Frank Reich
  • Texans – DeMeco Ryans

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.