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How To Get NFL Sunday Ticket Without DIRECTV

What alternatives exist for watching out-of-market NFL games? We’ve lined up your options.

Can I get Sunday Ticket without DIRECTV?

Yes, you can get NFL Sunday Ticket without DIRECTV by signing up through YouTube TV or YouTube Primetime Channels.

Following the 2022 NFL season, NFL Sunday Ticket left DIRECTV for YouTube. The out-of-market package will stay with YouTube through at least 2030. Sports logo featuring animated athlete with raised hands.

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NFL Sunday Ticket streaming package

With NFL Sunday Ticket now on YouTube, streaming is the only way to watch live out-of-market NFL games. That’s great for cord-cutters, but anyone without fast and reliable internet will miss out. Though, you could always try finding a local bar or restaurant for NFL Sunday Ticket access.

NFL Sunday Ticket at bars and restaurants

You can juke an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription altogether and still watch your favorite out-of-market NFL teams. All you must do is belly up to your nearest bar or restaurant with NFL Sunday Ticket coverage.

DIRECTV has a nifty Sports Bar Finder app that tracks down the nearest venues showing crucial sports matchups. While the app won’t display NFL Sunday Ticket locations in 2023, we hope the NFL releases a similar tool in the coming months.

NFL Sunday Ticket for students

Previously, the NFL and DIRECTV offered a massively discounted NFL Sunday Ticket student package called NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U. YouTube hasn’t revealed if there will be a separate student plan or discount during the 2023 season. But we’ll keep this page updated as the season approaches.

Only want access to NFL RedZone?

Other TV providers carry NFL RedZone if you want the channel without the price tag of NFL Sunday Ticket. Sling TV’s Blue plan ($40.00/mo.) with the Sports Extra add-on package ($11.00/mo.) will get you NFL RedZone, plus several other sports channels like NFL Network, Big 10 Network, and Pac-12 Network.

NFL Plus: out-of-market games on demand

The NFL launched its NFL+ streaming service last year—replacing NFL Games Pass in the US. If you’re still not keen on the pricing for NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL+ Premium is the next best option for out-of-market game access.

The premium plan costs $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year. But the catch with NFL+ is that out-of-market games are available only on demand, so you can’t start watching them until after they end in real time.

If you don’t mind not watching games live, NFL+ is the perfect way to skip NFL Sunday Ticket altogether. It even carries live local and primetime games for mobile viewing.

Ultimately, you may want to pair NFL+ with a live TV streaming service like fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, or YouTube TV. Then you can watch Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football matchups on a larger screen. The same goes for watching the NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl.

Pro tip: Don’t miss your favorite NFL teams in action. Check out our NFL Schedule This Week page for upcoming matchups and channel listings.

NFL Game Pass International (with a VPN)

NFL Game Pass is still an active service in most countries and territories outside the U.S., and you can still access it stateside. The international service offers every NFL game live and on demand. All you need to do is use a virtual private network (VPN) (that’s not blocked by the NFL) to sign up and watch games on NFL Game Pass International.

When using a VPN with NFL Game Pass, you must connect to a server outside the U.S. and Canada. You’ll also need to select Game Pass’s Pro plan to get live game access. The pricing may vary depending on your server location, but it’ll be much cheaper than NFL Sunday Ticket. And you’ll have the option to pay with a credit card or use PayPal.

If you’re new to the VPN world, our Best VPN Services guide is a great place to browse quality VPNs.

NFL Sunday Ticket without DIRECTV FAQ

Can you get NFL Sunday Ticket without DIRECTV or DISH?

Yes, you can get NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV and YouTube Primetime Channels. Both options require a strong internet connection for the best playback results.

Can I watch NFL Sunday Ticket on Amazon Prime Video?

No, you can’t get NFL Sunday Ticket on Amazon Prime Video. But you can stream NFL Sunday Ticket games through the YouTube and YouTube TV apps on Amazon Fire devices.

Can you get NFL Sunday Ticket on Hulu?

No, NFL Sunday Ticket is not available on Hulu. But you can get NFL RedZone on Hulu + Live TV (starting at $69.99/mo.) with the Sports add-on ($9.99/mo.).

Does NFL Sunday Ticket have a free trial?

No, NFL Sunday Ticket doesn’t offer a free trial. But YouTube TV may provide a free preview of NFL Sunday Ticket during the first Sunday of the NFL regular season—similar to what DIRECTV did in years past.

How much is NFL Sunday Ticket on Roku?

To stream NFL Sunday Ticket games on a Roku device, you must sign up through YouTube TV (starting at $349/season) or YouTube Primetime Channels (starting at $449/season).

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