Whether you want to watch out-of-market NFL games or are trying to keep tabs on your favorite fantasy stars, the Amazon Fire TV Stick (AKA Firestick) has some great options out there for catching every NFL game.
Here are some of the best ways we’ve found for streaming NFL on your Firestick both officially and unofficially.
Best Official Ways to Watch NFL on Fire TV
Thursday Night Football with Amazon Prime
Even with its decline in ratings lately, the NFL’s popularity still dwarfs every other professional sports league in the United States. This fact is what made it so important for Amazon to break off a piece of the action, and in 2017 paid big money for rights to stream Thursday Night Football to its Amazon Prime members.
How It Works
As long as there is a Thursday Night Football game on, Amazon Prime members should see the game featured on their home screen. While this is likely, it’s always possible that you might not see it. In this case, you can use the Fire TV search console. Alternatively, if you have Alexa you can summon the game by saying something like “Alexa, watch Thursday Night Football on Fire TV”.
While Thursday Night Football on is a welcome perk for Prime members, it still leaves Non-Prime Members out in the cold. It also begs the question of where are we supposed to catch all the Sunday and Monday NFL game action?
When prompted, enter your Direct TV credentials into the app
You should be redirected to NFL Sunday Ticket menu, which will allow you to watch any NFL game regardless of where you live. It also allows you to watch NFL Rewind which lets you watch cut down versions of NFL games after they have aired.
While it does run between $15-20 monthly, Gear TV has been worth every penny for sports lovers.
You get access to over 500+ live streaming channels with over 100 of them dedicated to live sports.
It can be installed on any device including phones, tablets, as well as Windows and Mac computers. The streams are fast, with minimal lag time, and most popular sports channels are available in true 1080p HD, as well as lower quality streams for slower devices and internet connections.
Not only do you get all the NFL games, you will also have access to a huge variety of other programming as well. With this one app, you can truly cut the live TV cord.
How Watch NFL for Free On Firestick
The truly free options on our list are ad-supported streaming apps. In our experience, the ads didn’t distract all that much from the live streaming experience.
Because they don’t offer the true NFL Sunday Ticket experience the way Gear TV or the NFL Sunday Ticket app do, you may have to do some sleuthing as to where to find the best streams of your favorite NFL teams.
With our last three choices, we found that we could access most games via the Sky Sports channels out of the UK. The games are the same as what is aired in the US except that there are much fewer commercials. Other excellent free choices include Sports Devil, NetStreams SportsHub
YOUR PRIVACY IS NO LONGER SAFE WITHOUT A VPN
Streaming is becoming riskier every day. The NSA collects over 40 Billion internet records every month. Content creators are employing advanced anti-piracy tools to track you down, collect evidence on you for legal purposes, block you and send you cease and desist letters leading to further action.
It’s only a matter of time. They are very determined to throttle your freedoms and the end result is the same – they want your money.
But with a VPN you are invisible to all of them. Not even your ISP will be able to see any of your online activity. The government, the NSA, they will all be blind.
US-based IPVanish boasts many excellent qualities that we look for in a VPN: it’s fast, and has about 1,000 server locations spread across the globe. This is an old stand-by for us that we still heartily recommend.
Private Internet Access is a great VPN service for someone looking for something a bit more affordable. It’s just about the cheapest option out there, but still has a respectable amount of functionality.
VyprVPN is a solid VPN choice with few drawbacks. This Swiss service operates about 700 servers, with a great spread of about 70 countries. The “Chameleon Protocol” it offers for premium subscribers is nice, but some customers may be turned off by the limited number of devices they can connect.
TunnelBear is a quirky Canadian VPN service that may be a good choice if you are just looking for something reasonably priced and extremely user-friendly. This company clearly prides itself on it’s colorful, intuitive layout that virtually anyone should be able to figure out right away.
TorGuard is a US-based VPN provider with a lot going for it, despite it’s relatively high price. As the name suggests, this service is built for torrenting, so if that’s your game, TorGuard might be the one for you.
The irreverently-named Hide My Ass is a popular VPN service with what is probably the broadest range of servers of any company out there. Based in England, it operates over 800 servers out of an impressive 220+ countries. However, it’s logging policy has left some users concerned about how safe their privacy really is.
While not technically free, Gears TV is an app with 500+ live TV channels. It includes league passes for live streaming every NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB games as well as all PPV events for only $15 a month.
In our experience, Gears TV was the app that felt the most like a real replacement for cable. It collects all of the popular channels and major sports in one place and provides reliable, high-quality streams for a fraction of the price. Reliable streaming in an easy to use app has quickly made Gears TV the number one choice for Sports Fans with Fire TVs.
You can click here to sign up and see for yourself!
No jailbroken Firestick is complete without Mobdro, a free ad-supported IPTV app that allows you to freely stream most channels you would expect to find in a premium cable package. While it doesn’t have a true way to watch NFL Sunday ticket, you will be able to find each game as long as you know where to search for it. We recommend the Sky Sports streams of the games as they have much fewer commercials than the American versions.
The Following Kodi Addons have proved to be helpful when streaming NFL in the 2018 season. To install Kodi on your Fire TV device, first visit our installation guide here
Netstreams Sports Hub
Netstream Sports Hub is a fairly recent addition to the Kodi sports addon universe, but has quickly become indispensable. The menu contains many different easy-to-search categories, including football. You are sure to find a reliable stream for all the big games with this addon. Highly recommended.
SportsDevil is one of the longest-running Kodi add-ons dedicated to sports. This add-on is best for live streaming. It does not provide much on-demand content, so you will usually need to tune in while the event is broadcasting. It should provide links to all the major networks, and will be a great resource during the 2018/2019 NFL season.
cCloud TV has been around for a long time, particularly for the constantly-changing world of Kodi add-ons. Despite some of the recent issues it has struggled with, cCloud TV is still a great source for streaming IPTV and live sports on Kodi. This cloud-based add-on features tons of great streaming live TV from around the world, so if you are looking for a particular pro football game, cCloud TV should definitely be an option for you.
Project Mayhem is a dedicated Kodi add-on for streaming live sports from the makers of MaverickTV. This add-on is stable and frequently updated, making it a must-have for sports fans. The layout is simple and easy to browse, making it easy to find the NFL games you are looking for. For high-quality IPTV on Kodi, Project Mayhem is definitely one of the best options
Sport365 is an excellent source for watching sports on Kodi. This program finds multiple sources for each live streaming sports event, so you are sure to find a working link. This Kodi addon is very well organized and easy to use. The wide range of content makes Sport365 one of the best addons for 2018.