UPDATE: RedZone is now on DIRECTV NOW along with NFL Network! No commitment required. There’s a 7 day free trial so there’s no harm in giving it a go. Channels like AMC, CNN, Syfy and Comedy Central are included free as well. You also get access to Thursday, Monday and Sunday Night football as well. This is actually quite unprecedented as RedZone has been traditionally locked into cable packages. There’s a 7 day free trial so there’s no risk:
It’s that time of year again. Summer is starting to get a little bit boring and those pangs for NFL RedZone in your life start to build. NFL RedZone is unlike any other program on television. It features every scoring play from every NFL game live streaming to your face for eight hours a day. It’s the perfect companion to any Fantasy Football fiend but also a great show to have on in the background as you go through your day.
But if you’re not at home on your comfortable sectional and you still want to watch NFL RedZone is there a way to stream the show online? Watching NFL RedZone online isn’t easy, we’ll break that to you early on. But you do have a couple of solid options so here they are.
Watch RedZone Without Cable Using DIRECTV NOW
DIRECTV NOW is an online version of a cable package but without the commitment or price point. It’s $35 a month for online streaming access to tons of channels including RedZone streaming online. There’s a free trial of the service that gives you a week to check it out. Use it free for opening NFL weekend and see if it gets the job done for you.
Is NFL RedZone on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime?
Nope. Sports haven’t really taken off in the streaming world. All of the major players have yet to figure it out. Needless to say Netflix does not carry NFL RedZone and neither does Hulu. One day a headline like “Amazon Scores NFL RedZone Exclusive” might change the streaming game forever but today is not that day. You’ll have to look elsewhere for your RedZone fix.
Watch Without Cable: RedZone is a $5 Affair on Sling TV
Sling just announced that they’ll have RedZone as an add on for about 5$ and the normal subscription includes a ton of channels including ESPN as well. There’s a 7 day free trial so you’re under no obligation to stick with it if yo only want it for a couple Sundays. Give it a try and swim in the money you’ll be saving versus cable.
NFL RedZone is Now on Playstation Vue
Starting this season, Redzone is also on Playstation Vue! Don’t know what that is? Well it actually doesn’t even require an actual Playstation game console, confusingly. It’s a cable alternative like Sling that gives you access to channels of your choosing. They’re slightly bundled though so that might bother some cord cutters without cable who just want to watch Scott Hansen and the octobox live online.
NFL RedZone is Almost Completely Exclusive to Traditional Cable
We have some bad news for cord cutters. NFL RedZone is almost totally exclusive to cable subscribers. If you visit the official site the first message you’ll receive is a popup asking you to subscribe to Cox, Comcast or Dish to get NFL RedZone online:
As you can see they do offer a free trial period for the preseason so you may want to check that out if you’re interested in trying NFL RedZone online before you buy it for the season.
The good news is that if you do happen to subscribe to Xfinity you can use their streaming app to actually watch NFL RedZone or any other live stream from your cable subscription package.
Get a Rich Friend with NFL Red Zone
This is the ultimate option. What is football without your fellow fans? Find that friend who spent too much on his 60 inch plasma and also has the extra cash to plop down the $50 a month for a cable subscription. Bring a bag of chips to his house and call it even. Just compliment him on his setup and try not to hit on his wife while you’re there and you’re gold.
This isn’t exactly watching NFL RedZone online but it does get the job done.
Watch a Single NFL Game Online Instead of RedZone
Or maybe you just want one game and not RedZone. Here are all of the teams you’ll be looking for. Streaming solutions vary by service region.
|AFC NORTH||AFC SOUTH||AFC EAST||AFC WEST|
|NFC NORTH||NFC SOUTH||NFC EAST||NFC WEST|
Other, Riskier Ways of Watching NFL RedZone Online
There are several live streams of NFL RedZone available online. We won’t link to them here you’ll just have to search for them yourself on Bing or Yahoo. The streams are usually from Russia or Pakistan or some other godforsaken hacker nexus. Chances are the quality is potato definition and their owners are actively trying to infect your computer with a virus but hey– its football and you need your fix! Just not quite enough to pay the extra $30 a month for a cable subscription over and above your Netflix and Hulu accounts. Good luck and get in the game! #GoHawks
Are you ready for the quad-cam? How about the octo-box? Here we go: