How to stream NFL games (and other US TV) live with a VPN

Price: 240 USD/year for all games; 155 USD/year for a “favorite team” package

If you’re looking to catch all 256 NFL games this year but don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, NFL Game Pass may be your best option. There’s a 7-day free trial available too!

You can access NFL Game Pass around the world, but the U.S. version does not allow live streaming of regular-season games, and some games will be blacked out in Europe as well. Only users who sign up for Game Pass from a non-U.S., non-European server location will have live-streaming access to every game, everywhere.

Here’s how to defeat NFL blackouts with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your preferred device
  2. Connect to a non-U.S. location where all games are available
  3. Go to https://gamepass.nfl.com/ and sign up for Season Plus (for all games)
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

How to stream NFL games free

Good news! Verizon is letting anyone watch in-market coverage, playoff games, and the Super Bowl at no chargeregardless of mobile carrier.

The catch? Streams are only available on mobile. To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN on Android or iOS
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location where the game is being televised
  3. Download the NFL Mobile app (AndroidiOS) or Yahoo Sports app (AndroidiOS)
  4. Fire up the app and enjoy!

Watch free NFL streams on Twitch

Want more free streams? Twitch will be broadcasting 11 Thursday Night Football streams free of charge. Twitch is owned by Amazon, but you don’t have to be a Prime member to watch the games.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to https://www.twitch.tv/
  4. Tune in to the games!

Watch Thursday Night Football free on Amazon (30 days free)

Price: Amazon Prime subscription

While Twitch is offering 11 Thursday Night Football games this year, you can watch every mid-week matchup on Amazon Prime. As with all Amazon Prime plans, there’s a 30-day free trialavailable.

To get started:

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to Amazon Prime and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Live stream NFL in Canada on DAZN (30 days free)

Price: 20 CAD/month or 150 CAD/year

Looking for more than live games? If you’re looking for NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL RedZone, and the NFL Network all in one package, consider picking up a DAZN subscription. A 30-day free trial is available.

To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a Canadian server location
  3. Head to https://watch.dazn.com/en-CA/nfl/ and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Other ways to watch live NFL games (7 days free)

Price:

  • Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and DirecTV: 40 USD/month
  • PlayStation Vue: 50 USD/month

Each of the five services listed above offers a 7-day free trial, and many also carry NFL RedZone and the NFL Network. Mix and match the channels and you’ll get more than a month of free streams!

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to HuluYouTube TVSling TVDirecTV, or PlayStation Vue and select a plan
  4. Tune in to the action!

Note: You may need to supply a valid U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10012, 48104)

NFL blackouts: International Game Pass vs. U.S. Game Pass

What’s the difference between watching NFL Game Pass in Germany, Australia, Canada, or the U.S.? NFL Game Pass is available both inside and outside the States. However, there are key differences every fan needs to know:

The U.S. NFL Game Pass does not offer live streaming of regular season or postseason games. It offers streams of preseason games, on-demand replays of every regular season game, and the all-22 coaches film. A 7-day free trial is available. In most other markets, such as Mexico and EU countries, the international NFL Game Pass offers all 256 games plus the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. (Users trying to watch the NFL in the UK or Ireland may be subject to blackouts on some games, and for viewers who want to stream the NFL in Canada, Game Pass is available exclusively through DAZN.)

Most international Game Pass subscribers get access to NFL RedZone, the NFL Network, and all NFL Films programming. If you only want to watch the games for a single team, there’s a “Follow Your Team” offering that shows the pre-season and regular season games of your chosen team. The “Follow Your Team” package also includes access to NFL RedZone, the NFL Network, and NFL Films. A 7-day free trial is available for the all-games package only.

How to solve NFL Game Pass international streaming problems

Don’t let a troublesome connection knock you out of bounds. If you encounter any issues while streaming the NFL, contact ExpressVPN Support for immediate assistance!

The 2018-19 NFL schedule

As teams around the league are infused with new blood, even Browns vs. Jets will be worth watching this year!

Not sure when matches are happening? No problemo. You can check dates and times for every game on the 2018-19 NFL schedule.

2018-19 NFL awards predictions

Now that you know which teams are playing when and how to tune in to the games, who’s going to have a season to remember? The ExpressVPN team decided to peer into the crystal ball:

Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers (QB, Green Bay Packers)
Offensive Player of the Year: Antonio Brown (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Defensive Player of the Year: Chandler Jones (DE, Arizona Cardinals)
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Rashaad Penny (RB, Seattle Seahawks)
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Duke Ejiofor (DE, Houston Texans)
Comeback Player of the Year: Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts)
Coach of the Year: Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers)

Did ExpressVPN make a mess of the predictions? Share yours below!

Who’s going to the Super Bowl?

Where were you when the New York Jets destroyed the Detroit Lions?

It’s too early to call this the dawn of a Jets dynasty, but Gang Green ruthlessly dispatched the Lions and could spring a few surprises in the AFC East. Elsewhere, Ryan Pitzpatrick(!) led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to an upset of the New Orleans Saints. What’s going on?

With the Jets and Bucs netting wins and the Browns breaking their losing streak (by drawing), will this season go down as the battiest NFL regular season ever?

Leave your predictions in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

EJ Ward

EJ manages all news content for Panda Radio in the UK, and prepares news for other stations in our radio group. Experienced in news reporting, and specialising in breaking news and political reporting, as well as on-the-ground reporting from major UK incidents. EJ is always on the hunt for hard news, specifically content relating to the UK, Europe and China. Find him on Twitter @EJWardNews