Welcome sports fans, to a new era in televised football. Contracts are up, NBC is trying to replace the legendary MNF with a sharp-looking new SNF and things will not be the way they were before. NBC will be fielding a bus of an analyst (Jerome Bettis), the insightful ex-wide receiver Cris Collinsworth and the imperturbable Bob Costas. It might also be worth mentioning that they will be featuring the tried and true, heavy-hitting commentating power of Al Michaels and John Madden. Throw in the power, speed and strength of the NFL’s top teams and Sundays should prove to be an exciting night of big hits, hard falls, and spectacular football.


Sports fans have more options than ever to live stream NFL games for free during the NFL season. Among the possibilities: You can watch many “Sunday Night Football” games online for free on Amazon Prime, starting with the all matchup between the Online Broadcast.

The NFL and Amazon have a partnership for the NFL season that allows the tech giant to live stream “Sunday Night Football” games on Amazon Prime. Here are all the details you need for watching “Sunday Night Football” — online or on TV, for free.

There are a lot of different ways to stream Sunday Night Football online, and NBC’s other prime time games, so if there are weeks where you won’t be able to get to your TV, there’s no reason to miss out on any of the action.

Streaming services like fuboTV, Sling TV, and others also include NBC in most packages. However, NBC isn’t available to stream in every market. So if you find yourself with no other options, you may need to look into unofficial streaming options like Ace Stream.

How to Watch the Official NBC Sunday Night Football Livestream

NBCUniversal has the sole rights to broadcast Sunday Night Football, which includes streaming it online. That means the only way to watch an official stream of any of these exciting games is if you have a qualifying cable or satellite subscription. If you live in a qualifying geographic area, you can also watch through streaming services like Sling TV.

If you have a qualifying cable or satellite subscription, here’s how you can stream Sunday Night Football online:

  1. Use your favorite web browser to navigate to nbcsports/sunday-night-football.
  2. Locate your television provider and click on it. If you don’t see your provider, type it into the search box and hit enter.
  3. When prompted, enter the username and password for your cable or satellite provider and click Login. Depending on which provider you have, this step may be automated.
  4. If you have a valid cable or satellite subscription plan, you will be able to return on game day to watch Sunday Night Football.

Sunday Night Football Game How to Watch Online

The NFL games on “Sunday Night Football” season arrived with new options for fans who want to live stream NFL games for free, even if they don’t have cable or a streaming TV service. But the new services that let you watch the NFL online have also created frustrations for fans — largely it has been tough to figure out exactly how and under what circumstances live streams are available for free.

Live Stream: You can stream the game on fuboTV. fuboTV now features NFL Redzone as well as SI TV, available on the Sports Plus package. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

Sunday Night Football Dates, Times and Channel:

Date: Every Sunday 
Channel: NBC
Official Stream: NBC Sports
Week: 5
Date: Sunday, October 7
Teem Name Time Watch Live
Titans at Bills 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Falcons at Steelers 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Broncos at Jets 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Jaguars at Chiefs 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Packers at Lions 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Ravens at Browns 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Giants at Panthers 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Dolphins at Bengals 1:00 PM ET Watch the game
Raiders at Chargers 4:05 PM ET Watch the game
Cardinals at 49ers 4:25 PM ET Watch the game
Vikings at Eagles 4:25 PM ET Watch the game
Rams at Seahawks 4:25 PM ET Watch the game
Cowboys at Texans 8:20 PM ET Watch the game

National Football League (NFL)

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football League (AFL) in 1966, and the first Super Bowl was held at the end of that season; the merger was completed in 1970. Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance (67,591) of any professional sports league in the world and is the most popular sports league in the United States. The Super Bowl is among the biggest club sporting events in the world and individual Super Bowl games account for many of the most watched television programs in American history, all occupying the Nielsen’s Top 5 tally of the all-time most watched U.S. television broadcasts by 2015. The NFL’s executive officer is the commissioner, who has broad authority in governing the league.

The team with the most NFL championships is the Green Bay Packers with thirteen (nine NFL titles before the Super Bowl era, and four Super Bowl championships afterwards); the team with the most Super Bowl championships is the Pittsburgh Steelers with six. The current NFL champions are the Philadelphia Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, their first Super Bowl championship after winning three NFL titles before the Super Bowl era.

What Time Is “Sunday Night Football”?

“Sunday Night Football” kickoffs are always scheduled for 1:00 a.m. ET. If you wondering what channel “Sunsday Night Football” is on, the games are being broadcast on TV on a mix of NBC and the NFL Network.

Amazon has the rights to live stream all games airing on NBC. While the NBC TV broadcast features Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as announcers, the Amazon Prime Video online stream will be called by Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm as the first all-female cast to broadcast an NFL game.

NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC Sunday Night Football (abbreviated as SNF) is a weekly television broadcast of National Football League (NFL) games on NBC in the United States. It began airing on August 6, 2006 with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, which opened that year’s preseason. NBC took over the rights to the Sunday prime time game telecasts from ESPN, which carried the broadcasts from 1987 to 2005 (concurrently with NBC assuming the rights to Sunday evening regular-season games, ESPN took over the broadcast rights to Monday Night Football from sister network ABC beginning with the 2006 season). Previously, NBC had aired American Football League (AFL), and later American Football Conference (AFC), games from 1960 until 1998, when CBS took over those rights.

During the 2011–12 season, Sunday Night Football became the first live sports competition to hold the position as Nielsen’s most-watched program on U.S. network television during the year, beating American Idol, which held that honor for eight consecutive seasons beginning in 2004; Sunday Night Football repeated this feat three years running, beginning with the 2013–14 season.

As of 2018, Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer for the broadcasts, with Cris Collinsworth as the color commentator and Michele Tafoya as the sideline reporter. Upon NBC’s assumption of the Sunday prime time game rights, Fred Gaudelli and Drew Esocoff, who serve as the respective lead producer and director, joined Sunday Night Football in the same positions they held during the latter portion of the ABC era of Monday Night Football. John Madden, the color commentator for the first three years of the program, retired prior to the 2009 season; he was succeeded in that role by Collinsworth.

Since 2014, sister cable channel NBC Universo has carried Spanish-language simulcasts of select games, after years of aborted attempts to simulcast the games on Telemundo; as with the NFL’s other television partners, NBC provides Spanish-language audio feed of the game broadcasts via second audio program (SAP), formerly noted as being “provided by Telemundo” before the rebranding of that entity’s sports division to NBC Deportes. With the former mun2’s relaunch on February 1, 2015, NBC Universo simulcast Super Bowl XLIX with NBC, with the channel expected to carry Spanish-language simulcasts of NFL games and NBC Sports properties.

Sunday Night Football Studio show?

NBC’s broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time with its pre-game show Football Night in America, which runs until kickoff (which usually occurs around 8:20 p.m. Eastern). The show serves the same purpose as NFL Primetime did for ESPN, offering recaps of the early action as well as a preview of the game to come. The show emanates from the NBC Sports studios in Connecticut as well as at the game site. Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King and Mike Florio broadcast from the studio while Liam McHugh reports from the game (though he will act in this role but Tirico was promoted to the studio show unless he does another assignment elsewhere). Michaels, Collinsworth, and Tafoya will also appear.

ESPN Sunday Night Football

ESPN Sunday Night Football was the ESPN cable network’s weekly television broadcasts of Sunday evening National Football League (NFL) games. The first ESPN Sunday night broadcast occurred on November 8, 1987, while the last one aired on January 1, 2006.

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue credits ESPN with raising the “profile” of the league, by turning “a potential six- or seven-hour television experience into a twelve-hour television experience,” factoring in both Sunday Night Football and the network’s pregame show Sunday NFL Countdown.

Sunday NFL Countdown

unday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. The official name is Sunday NFL Countdown presented by Snickers. The show airs on ESPN, ESPN HD, TSN and TSN HD from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time every Sunday during the National Football League regular season. In Europe it is aired by ESPN America.

It is very similar to The NFL Today on CBS and Fox NFL Sunday, which airs on Fox. The show’s former names include NFL GameDay from 1985 to 1995, NFL Countdown from 1996 to 1997, and since 1998, Sunday NFL Countdown (to demarcate from the Monday night version of the series). In 2006, the program introduced new graphics and a new logo to resemble the network’s Monday Night Football logo.

Fox NFL Sunday Football

Fox NFL Sunday is an American sports television program on Fox that debuted on September 4, 1994, and serves as the pre-game show for the network’s National Football League game telecasts under the Fox NFL brand. An audio simulcast of the program airs on sister radio network Fox Sports Radio, which is distributed by Premiere Radio Networks. As of 2014, the program has won four Emmy Awards.

National Football League on television

The television rights to broadcast National Football League (NFL) games are the most lucrative and expensive rights of any American sport. Television brought professional football into prominence in the modern era after World War II. Since then, National Football League broadcasts have become among the most-watched programs on American television, and the financial fortunes of entire networks have rested on owning NFL broadcasting rights. This has raised questions about the impartiality of the networks’ coverage of games and whether they can criticize the NFL without fear of losing the rights and their income.

Since the 1960s, all regular season and playoff games broadcast in the United States have been aired by national television networks. Until the broadcast contract ended in 2013, the terrestrial television networks CBS ($3.73B), NBC ($3.6B) and Fox ($4.27B) — as well as cable television’s ESPN ($8.8B) — paid a combined total of US$20.4 billion to broadcast NFL games. From 2014 to 2022, the same networks will pay $39.6 billion for exactly the same broadcast rights. The NFL thus holds broadcast contracts with four companies (CBS Corporation, Comcast, 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company/Hearst Corporation, respectively) that control a combined vast majority of the country’s television product. League-owned NFL Network, on cable television, also broadcasts a selected number of games nationally. In 2017, the NFL games attracted the top three rates for a 30-second advertisement: $699,602 for NBC Sunday Night Football, $550,709 for Thursday Night Football (NBC), and $549,791 for Thursday Night Football (CBS).

The Super Bowl often ranks among the most watched shows of the year. Four of Nielsen Media Research’s top 10 programs of all time are Super Bowls.[4] Networks have purchased a share of the broadcasting rights to the NFL as a means of raising the entire network’s profile.

Under the current television contracts, which began during the 2014 season, regular season games are broadcast on five networks: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and the NFL Network.

Watch on a streaming TV service. Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV all include local networks like Fox in their packages in most of the country, and all of these services come with free trial periods of five to seven days for new subscribers.

Live Stream NBC Sunday Night Football on Your Phone

In addition to watching Sunday Night Football directly on NBC’s website, the network also uses TV Anywhere to offer live streaming via its mobile apps. These apps are available for both Android and iOS, but they require a valid cable or satellite subscription if you want to watch live television. Otherwise, you are stuck with clips and video on demand (VOD) content.

Stream Sunday Night Football Without A Cable Or Satellite Subscription

Since NBCUniversal has the sole rights to broadcast and stream Sunday Night Football, the only way you can officially watch or stream Sunday Night Football is through NBC.

For most cord cutters without cable or satellite subscriptions, there are still ways to watch an official stream. In the cases where those aren’t options either, there are also unofficial ways to watch Sunday Night Football that should work for everyone.

Here are three ways you can stream Sunday Night Football without a cable or satellite subscription:

1. Subscribe to a live television streaming service that includes your local NBC channel.
2. Use Ace Stream to watch individual games.
3. Watch unofficial streams on sports stream aggregator sites.

Which Television Streaming Services Include Sunday Night Football?

Live streaming television sites are a less expensive alternative to cable and satellite television for cord cutters. Most of these services include the major networks, like ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. However, the availability of live network television is limited on a geographic basis.

Most streaming services include NBC, with some exceptions like Sling Orange, so check the channel lineup before signing up.

If you live in an area where the local NBC station has partnered with online streaming services, here are your options:

Free Online Sports Sites to Stream Sunday Night Football

If you still haven’t found a good Sunday Night Football stream after exhausting all the other options, then the last course of action is to look for an unofficial stream on an aggregator site. These sites don’t have official rights to stream games, but they do gather streams that are rebroadcast by regular viewers.

Here are some of the sites you might want to check out if you’re looking for free Sunday Night Football streams:

  • Stream2Watch
  • FromHot
  • Bosscast
  • Cricfree

How to Live Stream NFL Games for Free With Yahoo Live or the NFL App

As we’ve explained in previous stories, the NFL Week 1-17 season marks the first time that fans can live stream many NFL games for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL App. The apps should work with whatever wireless provider you have, with no requirement that you log in with a satellite or cable TV account.