The NFL season is right around the corner. The schedules are out, and if you’re a total millennial and have a streaming service (and lazy AF), going to numerous different network sites trying to figure out what package you need to watch your team is not happening. I break it down by each package and streaming service below. There are no start times, I’m a millennial and I’m too lazy to include it.

Thursday Night Football

There are a few ways to watch Thursday Night Football this season, depending on your cord-cutting status. And as you are probably aware, the NFL Network came to terms to simulcast most of the TNF games on Amazon Prime for this season (no more Twitter). Here’s the schedule below.

Sept 28: Bears @ Packers

Oct 5: Patriots @ Buccaneers

Oct 12: Eagles @ Panthers

Oct 19: Chiefs @ Raiders

Oct 26: Dolphins @ Ravens

Nov 9: Seahawks @ Cardinals

Nov 16: Titans @ Steelers

Nov 30: Redskins @ Cowboys

Dec 7: Saints @ Falcons

Dec 14: Broncos @ Colts

Dec 25: Steelers @ Texans

To get NFL Network and all TNF games, here are the packages you’ll need to ask for, along with the full schedule. If you’re a DirecTV Now or a new Hulu LIVE subscriber, NFL Network is currently not available.

Package needed: Sling TV (Blue), Playstation Vue (Core Slim)

Sept 14: Texans @ Bengals

Sept 21: Rams @ 49ers

Sept 28: Bears @ Packers

Oct 5: Patriots @ Buccaneers

Oct 12: Eagles @ Panthers

Oct 19: Chiefs @ Raiders

Oct 26: Dolphins @ Ravens

Oct 29: Vikings @ Browns

Nov 2: Bills @ Jets

Nov 9: Seahawks @ Cardinals

Nov 16: Titans @ Steelers

Nov 30: Redskins @ Cowboys

Dec 7: Saints @ Falcons

Dec 14: Broncos @ Colts

Dec 16: Bears @ Lions

Dec 16: Chargers @ Chiefs

Dec 25: Steelers @ Texans

Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football games can be seen all on ESPN, of course. ESPN is available on most basic streaming service packages. Here’s what you’ll need to purchase, along with the full schedule.

Package needed: Sling TV (Orange), Playstation Vue (Access Slim), DirecTV NOW (Live a Little), HULU LIVE

Sept 11: Saints @ Vikings

Sept 18: Lions @ Giants

Sept 25: Cowboys @ Cardinals

Oct 2: Redskins @ Chiefs

Oct 9: Vikings @ Bears

Oct 16: Colts @ Titans

Oct 23: Redskins @ Eagles

Oct 30: Broncos @ Chiefs

Nov 6: Lions @ Packers

Nov 13: Dolphins @ Panthers

Nov 20: Falcons @ Seahawks

Nov 27: Texans @ Ravens

Dec 4: Steelers @ Bengals

Dec 11: Patriots @ Dolphins

Dec 18: Falcons @ Buccaneers

Dec 25: Raiders @ Eagles

NFL Sunday

CBS, FOX, NBC

You’ll have to check your local broadcast channel availability on your streaming service, as it varies. By logging in with your streaming service subscription, you have access to NFL games if your local broadcast affiliate has a deal with your provider. (Remember, just because it’s a FOX affiliate doesn’t mean it’s owned by FOX, for example).

And the bigger the city, the better chance you have to see your team play. For instance, in Cleveland I only have access to the local stations’ on demand content with Hulu LIVE, but in New York and LA, those stations are available. And you can of course get away with an HD antenna if you’re a true cord cutter. This can be searched with your zip code on the streaming sites. And like I mentioned above, CBS is currently the only major network that has not finalized a deal with the DirecTV Now, but safe to say this will be finalized before the regular season begins, along with other premium networks (like the NFL Network).

Now that I put this together, I can’t wait to watch the Browns lose on so many different platforms.

About Holly Wetzel

Holly has spent the majority of her career in affiliate distribution negotiating contracts with content providers across the US. She covers the media landscape of rights fees, retransmission consent, carriage disputes, and the regional sports network business.
She's a Cleveland native and graduate of The University of Mount Union and constantly wishes she was still a student. Since that's never happening, she compensates for it over wine, cooking, sports, not working out, and any Turner Classic movie. Holly can be followed on twitter @HollyanneLiz

  • DCBobv2point0

    or you can steal it online like everyone else does

    • Rey Henry

      exactly.

      • teknada

        but the pix-elation and the constant threat of the feed going down.

        • whittx

          At least the software is better now than it used to be and doesn’t have all the spam and malware that goes with it.