Week 4 of the NFL season was filled with upsets, starting last Thursday when the Eagles went into Lambeau and beat the Packers. On Sunday, the Browns, Buccaneers, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders and Titans all on the road as underdogs.
Week 5 starts tonight at NFC West between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. Although both teams are sitting at 3-1, Thursday's game finds each coming off a very different week. Tonight's game kicks off at 5:20 p.m. The Seahawks hope to build off a win against the division-worst cardinals while the Rams look to rebound following a wild, high-scoring loss to the Buccaneers.
PT on Fox, the NFL Network, Twitch and Amazon Prime Video. Here's how cord cutters can watch Thursday night football without cable – as well as the rest of the NFL this season's games on Monday nights and Sundays.
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Fox's Thursday Night Broadcast will be available on stream TV streaming services that will carry your local Fox station (as seen below), as well as via antenna, cable or satellite.
New for 2019 is the ability to watch Thursday Night Football in 4K. Traditional cable and satellite companies such as DirecTV, Altice's Optimum, Comcast's Xfinity, Verizon Fios and T-Mobile's TVision will offer all 4K versions of the game if you have a compatible set-top box. In addition, streaming service FuboTV wants to get subscribers watch in the higher resolution on most 4K streaming devices.
The downside? The game itself is not a native 4K stream. Instead, it wants to be produced in 1080p with HDR and then upconverted to 4K HDR.
The Fox Sports app also wants to be streaming the game in 4K on the Apple TV 4K and certain 4K Roku devices, but you need a login from a cable, satellite or live TV streaming service provider to access the stream in the app.
What about Amazon Prime Video?
In addition to Fox and the NFL Network, Amazon wants to stream the game to Prime Video subscribers. You will need to have the Prime Video app, but thankfully that's available on every streaming device, including computers, phones (iOS and Android), game consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), smart TVs and media streamers including Roku, Fire TV , Apple TV and now Chromecast.
Amazon's livestream wants to hear Fox's Joe Buck and Troy's Aikman on the call or switch to a broadcast team of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer. Scottish and Irish broadcasters Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth, who are already calling on ESPN, also want to get an option.
Features like X-Ray, which provides the NFL's Next Gen Stats, will be available on Android, iOS or Fire TV.
Et tu, Twitch?
Those without Prime or a subscription to a video service wants to be able to stream the Fox broadcast of Thursday Night's Football on Twitch for free at the streaming service's / primevideo channel. In addition to the official broadcast, Twitch fans can watch the co-streams with a host of the site's personalities on their own, respectively Twitch channels. A full list of co-streams for each Twitch game can be found on Twitch's blog.
How can I watch my local NFL games in general?
Forums in your local market – Jets and Giants fans in New York, Browns fans in Ohio, and so on – you'll be able to watch your local team's games on a major local network channel.
NBC on Sunday nights, ESPN on Monday Nights and the NFL Network on Thursday nights. Most of the Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox, Amazon Prime and Twitch. [Note that CBS is the parent company of CNET.]
There is also NFL's RedZone to consider, every single one of them afternoon game. It's a great way to watch out-of-market action and essentials for fantasy football GMs.
Which live TV streaming services are best for NFL fans?
The short answer? PlayStation Vue is our No. 1 overall pick for streaming live NFL football.
The Lonely Answer: Many live TV streaming services – including Vue as well as AT & T TV Now FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV – carry one or more local networks (namely CBS, Fox and NBC), so cord cutters who do not want to use over-the-air antenna .
The catch is that not every service carries every local network so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the network you want in your area.
Note CNET may be a share of revenue from the sale of the services featured on this page.
PlayStation Vue offers all NFL games, and you can add the NFL RedZone channel for $ 10 a month extra. NFL fans need — CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and NFL Network – and the $ 10-a-month Sports Pack wants to get you to NFL RedZone. The Core Plan is currently discounted to $ 45 a month for the first two months.
Sling TV Blue subscribers in 17 major markets across the country no longer have access to Fox. Sling TV splits its live NFL options across its $ 25-a-month Blue plan and $ 25-a-month Orange plan, which forces NFL fans into a tricky decision or encourages them to spring for both at $ 40 a month.
Sling Blue includes Thursday and Sunday games on NBC and the NFL Network. Sling Orange includes Monday night games on ESPN. And if you want to add the NFL RedZone, you'll need Sling Blue. Blue – but not orange – subscribers can add the $ 10-a-month Sports Extra package, which includes NFL RedZone. Sling TV does not offer CBS, which carries AFC games on Sunday afternoons.
Sling's packages are discounted 40% for the first month.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not NFL Network or RedZone.
AT & T TV Now includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN but not the NFL Network or RedZone. Its basic, $ 50-a-month Plus package will feature CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN and Thursday Night Football on Fox.
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN, but not NFL Network or RedZone.
FuboTV costs $ 55 a month and includes CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network but not ESPN. You'll be missing out on Monday Night Football on ESPN, but you can not get the games on Sunday afternoons (CBS & Fox), Sunday nights (NBC), and Thursday nights (NFL Network). The $ 9-a-month Sports Plus package adds NFL RedZone.
CBS All Access costs AFC matchups on Sunday afternoons. It makes for a good add-on for Sling TV subscribers, who do not get CBS.
Prime Video wants to stream the Thursday Night Football games this season. The games on Prime Video also wants to be streamed live on the Amazon-owned Twitch, which means you do not need Amazon.
Streaming on your phone with NFL Mobile and Yahoo app
In previous years, only Verizon Wireless subscribers could play live streaming games on their phones using the NFL Mobile app. regardless of carrier. You'll be limited to watching on your local and in-market games and national broadcasts on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.
National and local games also wants to be streamed on the Yahoo and Yahoo Sports app.
Originally published earlier this year. Regularly updated with the latest game details.