Hey Everyone, Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season is finally here! The 2019 season opens with Packers and Bears on Thursday Night Football this week on September 5th!
Want to see how you can stream your favorite games? See the full NFL Week 1 schedule below or find your team below to see their schedule and which services will be streaming their game.
Week 1 NFL Schedule and How To Watch
NFL Games Online By Team
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How to Watch the Week 1 of the NFL Online
Anyone can watch football games live on a Smart TV, computer, or mobile device. The NFL has spread viewing rights all over the place and on all different channels and even social media platforms. The key to watching your favorite team online is knowing which channel they are on each week and picking the service with those channels. Picking a streaming service with live local channels as well as ESPN and the NFL Network gives you the best chance in catching all your teams games online.
NFL On Streaming TV Apps
Sling TV can be easily accessed on most streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV. Although Sling TV has two different NFL packages with different features and benefits, it is possible to pay for both. Sling Orange ($25/mo) has ESPN for your Monday Night Games and Sling Blue ($25/mo) has the NFL Network for Thursday Night Football. Get both for $40/mo saving you $10/mo plus Sling has a deal now with a free trial and where you can get both for $25 for your first month.
Sling TV is a good option if you do not want to be tied down to a contract. You get full access to ESPN and NFL and have the liberty of canceling your subscription at the end of the season. Make sure you have good access to the Internet to stream content via the Sling TV app. Local channels on Sling depends on where you live, you can check which local channels are available in your area here.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is different than Hulu but is very competitive in pricing especially when it comes to sports channels and live local channels so you won’t miss your team play this week. Hulu + Live TV only offers one package which is $44.99/mo and includes your NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC local channels (depending on where you live) and ESPN (Monday Night Football). Hulu Live doesn’t offer the NFL Network so you’ll need to watch your Thursday Night game on your local network.
Hulu with Live TV offers your first week free and then is $44.99/mo after.
fuboTV started as being the cornerstone for online sports viewing. They started but have now shifted to all forms of entertainment channels still with a huge selection of sports channels available.
The fubo standard package is $54.99/mo and is great for a ton of sports, especially college football, MLB, soccer and more but it is not so great for watching NFL games online. With no ESPN or NFL Network in its package, you would have to watch your local NFL team on your live local streaming channels like NBC, Fox and CBS. If that isn’t an issue for you, fuboTV is a great option for lovers of ALL types of sports and local channels.
Recently, DirecTV Now re-branded under its new name, AT&T Now. While not the most cost-effective options for streaming, they offer several television packages with many channels starting at $50/mo all the way to $135/mo. This streaming service is the closest you will get to a full cable/satellite TV experience from a streaming television provider.
Like the other services mentioned above, AT&T Now offers live local streaming channels (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) where available. It also has ESPN so you won’t miss the Monday Night Football game but there is no NFL Network, so you will need to watch your local team on your live local station. Live local stations and ESPN come in all their packages which start at $50/mo – you can view and compare the packages here.
The biggest benefit of trying AT&T Now is that they give you the ability to add/bundle internet with your streaming package. So you if you looking at trying to save money on your internet, you may pay more for the streaming packages but could potentially save more by switching your internet to them. Something to consider.
CBS All Access
Less of a full-service cord cutting option and more of a add-on option, CBS All Access gives you access to live CBS feeds as well as the full CBS on demand library. If you games are mostly on CBS (AFC games) – this may be worth the $5.99/mo after a 7 day free trial.
Thursday Night Football for Week 1
For 2019, Thursday Night Football games are often aired on three channels: NFL Network, Fox and Amazon Prime Video. The exception is the season opener with the Packers vs. Bears, which will be on NBC.
If you don’t have access to live local streaming channels or your tram is playing on Thursday Night but you want to watch the game anyways, finding a streaming service with the NFL network is your best bet.
Sunday Night Football for Week 1
The Sunday Night Football games often have playoff implications. Playoffs games can be watched online via NBC Sports website. Fans can watch the games online in high definition with multiple camera angles and DVR controls when watching on a mobile device. Sunday night football games are also streamed with accurate close caption support.
On the other hand, there may be some limitations for those watching Sunday Night Football on Direct TV. According to Direct TV regulations, fans may not watch live games that are played or broadcast live in their local areas. This means that you are likely to experience an interrupted streaming of games on Direct TV.
Week 1 Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football games are available to anyone with a valid subscription to the ESPN channel or streaming service with ESPN as part of their package like Sling or Hulu Live. Additionally, Monday night football games are also available on the Yahoo Sports app, or NFL App.