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5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

How to Watch NFL Without Cable

NFL Online, OTA, & on Your Mobile Device

Watching football without a cable TV subscription has never been easier. With a multitude of solutions including: OTA Antennas, Amazon Prime, NFL Mobile from Verizon, DirecTV Now, Sling TV and several more; there is no longer a reason to pay the high price of cable TV. 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the summer heat is slowly gaining, and NFL football has finally returned. For the cord cutting sports fan, it has never been easier to watch your favorite team without having to buy into some expensive package from the cable companies.

To make sure you don’t miss a game this season, here’s how you can watch the NFL without cable.

Oh ya – I dont just have 5 ways to watch football without cable, I have 12!! Sorry if you were expecting the bare minimum. 

But before we get into all the different ways to watch, I will briefly go over TV channel lineups, our NFL Streaming Matrix, weekly key match-ups,  and the Thursday Night Football schedule.


NFL TV Channels

The first thing you need to know is what channels the NFL airs on,  and how it changes based on the day of the week.

  • Sunday Football is on ABC, CBS, and FOX. Plus you have the NFL RedZone channel, which offers nonstop coverage of every red zone drive in real time.
  • Monday Night Football airs exclusively on ESPN
  • Thursday Night Football airs on a few different channels, depending on the week (NFL Network, CBS, NBC, & Amazon Prime). Check out a complete Thursday Night Football TV schedule below.

NFL Streaming Matrix

Below is a Cord Cutting NFL Matrix that will allow you navigate an otherwise confusing list options.

Watch NFL Without Cable TV

Restrictions do a apply, so once you have an idea as to which services you are interested in, keep reading to learn more about the fine print. Continue reading 5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

Sling vs Vue – 2017 Review

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Which Cordcutting Service is Better, Comes Down to What you Value the Most!

When Sling TV first launched in 2015, they were the only kids on the block that allowed you to live stream dozens of television channels without a cable subscription. It was great because there were no contracts, no commitments, and at $20 a month it was dirt cheap compared to the cable alternative.

Not to mention Sling TV gave us ESPN without cable, which is a huge boon to people that love watching sports but hate paying for cable.

But with the launch of PlayStation Vue, Sling TV is no longer the only player in town and now the upstart service is hoping to give Sling TV a run for its money. The question for cord cutters now is which service should they go with, and today we’re going to take a look at each one to see how they compare against one another.

Let’s get started! Continue reading Sling vs Vue – 2017 Review

Watching the 2016 College Football Season without Cable

Watching 2016 College Football Season without Cable

Cord Cutter’s Guide to Watching College Football Online and Over-the-Air

Use this link to read our 2017 Cord Cutting Guide to Watching the NFL.

Pop the tailgates and fire up the marching band, because it’s time for College Football to make it’s return. College football may not have the glamour and glitz of the NFL; but what they lack in pomp and player compensation, they more than make up for it in grit, determination, and school spirit.

For those of you wanting to cut the cord this football season, you may feel a little sad at first glance. Approximately 44 percent of college football occurs on cable television, which would make it appear as if your options are limited. But you will be delighted to know that that assumption is not necessarily true.

If you want to watch college football without cable television this season, you have more options that you know and today we’re going to find out what they are. Let’s get to it! Continue reading Watching the 2016 College Football Season without Cable

How to Watch 2016 NFL Season Without Cable

Ways to Watch 2016 Football Season without Cable

5 Reasons you Don’t need Cable for the 2016 / 2017 NFL Season

It’s that wonderful time of the year where the kids go back to school, the leaves are on the cusp of changing color, and that most glorious sport known as football comes back into our lives. That means it’s time to dust off the old jersey, fill up the cooler, and get ready for the big game. But for those football fans who are looking for a cable TV alternative, it can be a time of uncertainty.

Cable TV is too expensive and too bloated,” I’ve often heard readers say, “but football season is coming up so I think I’m gonna hold off on getting rid of cable.”  For many would-be cord cutters, the choice between their NFL football and being free of cable is no choice at all. But luckily for us, you don’t have to make that choice any more.

Now if you have read articles like this in past years, and think you have heard it all before; Think again. There have never been more ways to watch Football without cable, then there are for the 2016 NFL Season.

RedZone without Cable(Hint: don’t miss the part about the RedZone channel. Probably the most exciting development since I started writing for cord cutters in 2011). 

If you’ve been wondering how to watch NFL football without cable television, then wonder no more. Here are 5 ways to watch NFL football without cable:2016 NFL Season Cord Cutter Continue reading How to Watch 2016 NFL Season Without Cable

How to Watch the NBA Playoffs and Finals Without Cable

Warriors vs Cavaliers without Cable

NBA Playoffs with Sling TV and an OTA Antenna

The NBA Conference Finals are in full swing, and like millions of other Americans I could not be more excited. Making it to the finals are four exceptional teams: The Cleveland Cavaliers, The Golden State Warriors, the Toronto Raptors, and The Oklahoma City Thunder. If you don’t want to spend a single dollar on cable, but you also don’t want to miss a single minute of the action, then I’ve got good news.

Watching the NBA Finals without cable is as simple as 1, 2, 3; and today I’ll show you how. Let’s get started! Continue reading How to Watch the NBA Playoffs and Finals Without Cable

Sling TV new “Multi-Stream” Package

Streaming to multiple devices is no longer an issue with Sling TV’s Multi-Stream package

Sling TV Multi-Stream

One of my favorite online streaming services has to be Sling TV (click here for a free trial).  If you are new to Sling TV, make sure you read our in-depth overview.

As a cord cutting sports fan, I have really appreciated being able to live stream ESPN and sporting events like March Madness without cable. But one thing about Sling TV that’s always bothered me has been the fact that I could only stream it on one device as a time; but that’s about to change.

Earlier this month, Sling TV unveiled a brand new streaming “default” package, appropriately named “Multi-Stream”. There are a few key differences between the Multi and Single stream packages, so let’s do a quick rundown on the changes

*** To learn about last month’s changes to Sling TV’s offering, check out “Whats New With Sling TV“.

First, let’s start with what you’ll get. Continue reading Sling TV new “Multi-Stream” Package

How to Watch the 2016-17 NBA Season Without a Cable Bill

Watch NBA Online and Over-the-Air

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The 2016-17 NBA Season is in full swing and for cord cutting basketball fans it feels like a new day. Despite setbacks in recent years, it has now never been easier for someone to watch basketball without cable; and as time goes on the options keep on getting better.

Today we’re going to talk about some of the cable-free ways to watch basketball so that you can kill the cable bill without losing your favorite sports.

Let’s get Started!
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