What’s better than having the weekend off, relaxing on the couch and winding down after a long week at work? How about doing all that, while watching football? Uh, yup, that’s better. Sunday Night Football has long been a favorite of sports fans worldwide – the perfect way to relax on the weekend while watching your favorite teams play. But if you don’t have cable TV, you may be wondering how to watch Sunday Night Football live stream without cable. Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Sunday Night Football is hosted every week by NBC. You may be thinking – don’t I need cable to watch NBC? Nope – not any more! Whether you’ve recently cancelled cable, or you’re just looking for a way to access a Sunday Night Football stream while you’re not at home, the solutions are found in the services below. It’s now quite easy to watch Sunday Night Football online – here’s how:
Use Sling TV to Watch Sunday Night Football Live Stream (in Select Markets)
Currently, one of the best ways to access a Sunday Night Football live stream is by using Sling TV. This powerful new streaming service supplies a complete replacement for expensive cable TV. By giving you access to many of your favorite channels, without requiring cable, Sling TV is truly changing the future of TV.
As mentioned, every week the Sunday Night Football live stream airs on NBC. NBC is included in Sling Blue, one of Sling TV’s packages. Sling Blue is $25 a month, with 40+ channels. However, there is a catch: NBC streaming is only available in these areas:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Hartford/New Haven, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
If you live in one of these areas, you’ll be able to access the Sunday Night Football live stream on NBC every week. If you don’t live in those areas, you won’t get NBC on Sling TV. However, Sling is rapidly expanding and plans to roll out NBC in new areas in the near future, so stay tuned for more options to enjoy a Sunday Night Football live stream.
And, don’t forget that Sling Blue offers a lot more than NBC. In fact, it offers 40+ channels, all but a few of which are available nationwide. You can watch news on CNN, live sports on NBCSN and FS1, dramas on TNT, comedies on Comedy Central, and more. In all, you get 40+ channels for only $25 a month – quite a bargain! See the full Sling TV channel list for details.
With Sling TV, you can watch Sunday Night Football on Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One, Chromecast, smart TVs, mobile devices, computers and more. If you’re willing to sign up for 3 months in advance, Sling TV will throw in a free Roku 2 (a $70 value!) or a hefty discount on an Apple TV. These deals change from time to time, but there is always some sort of free/discounted device offer.
Also, if you’re considering signing up for Sling, you should try it out for free first. You can actually watch Sunday Night Football online free for a full week, with Sling’s free 7-day trial.
Use PlayStation Vue to Watch Sunday Night Football Online (Select Markets)
Another option to watch Sunday Night Football without cable is PlayStation Vue. This service is fairly similar to Sling TV, in that it offers many popular TV channels without a cable subscription.
Vue has plans starting at $30 a month. All the plans include NBC, although it’s important to note that only select markets have NBC live stream. Vue does offer NBC on-demand nationwide, however, so regardless of where you live you’ll get NBC on-demand access. However, sporting events like Sunday Night Football are not available on demand.
There’s also a free trial offered by Vue, which you can use to watch the Sunday Night Football live stream free (if you live in a market that NBC is offered live). You can read our review of PlayStation Vue for additional details.
Use an Antenna to Watch Sunday Night Football Online Free
Believe it or not, you can actually access NBC, and therefore Sunday Night Football, using an antenna. This is because NBC is an over-the-air channel. If you have a good OTA antenna, you’ll be able to pick up NBC over the air, for free – without any sort of cable subscription.
For further convenience, you can use an OTA DVR (check our comparison guide to find the best one) to record the game and watch on your own schedule. Either way, once you have the equipment, you can watch for free!
2016 Sunday Night Football Schedule
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How to Watch Football Online
Okay, so now you know about Sunday Night Football streaming, but what about all the other football events? Head over to our NFL streaming guide to learn all the ins and outs!