How To Get NFL Sunday Ticket Without YouTube TV
Our sports experts compiled four ways to score NFL Sunday Ticket coverage without a YouTube TV subscription.
Since NFL Sunday Ticket moved from DIRECTV to YouTube TV, the out-of-market package is more accessible for cord-cutters. But YouTube TV is not the only way to get NFL Sunday Ticket this season. There are several ways to score out-of-market NFL coverage without signing up for a comprehensive TV plan.
This guide outlines four ways to get NFL Sunday Ticket that don’t involve YouTube TV. Each method has various caveats, but we point those out so you can choose the best option for your viewing setup.
Get a standalone NFL Sunday Ticket subscription
The only way to purchase an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription outside of YouTube TV is through Primetime Channels. Available on YouTube, the Primetime Channels hub is a storefront where you can purchase TV episodes, movies, and standalone streaming subscriptions.
NFL Sunday Ticket is one example of a streaming subscription available through YouTube Primetime Channels. Therefore, you can sign up for the out-of-market package without committing to other recurring fees.
The price is the biggest downside to getting NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube Primetime Channels. You pay $100 more upfront through YouTube Primetime Channels than through YouTube TV. But you still save money in the long run by avoiding YouTube TV’s monthly subscription fee.
Watch NFL games at a bar or restaurant
Even with NFL Sunday Ticket in the hands of YouTube, commercial venues like bars and restaurants can still show out-of-market games. That’s all thanks to a new deal that allows DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS customers to sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket and receive games via satellite.
You can locate the nearest venue with NFL Sunday Ticket by using DIRECTV’s Sports Bar Finder app. Then, enjoy your favorite NFL team far from home for the price of an appetizer. (A soft pretzel sounds good right about now.)
The caveat with this method is that you have to leave your house. But bring some friends along, and you can split the bill on the food and drink.
Stream out-of-market games on demand
If you prefer watching football at home or on the go, NFL+ is an inexpensive viewing option. The streaming service doesn’t have live out-of-market games like NFL Sunday Ticket. But instead, its premium plan allows you to watch every NFL game on demand after the final whistle—regardless of blackouts. It even includes NFL Network and NFL RedZone.
At $14.99 a month, NFL+ Premium is the most affordable way to watch the NFL. You need to be patient for those out-of-market games, so we recommend Ted Mosby’s Sensory Deprivator 5000 if you’re out and about on Sunday afternoons.
Use NFL Game Pass International with a VPN
Our final way to get NFL Sunday Ticket without YouTube TV is to use a virtual private network (VPN) to access NFL Game Pass International. It’s the most difficult NFL Sunday Ticket alternative. But if you can get it to work, you get complete access to every live NFL game—including in-market, out-of-market, and primetime matchups.
NFL Game Pass is the international version of NFL+, so you need a VPN to connect to a server outside the U.S. We recommend connecting to a Brazil VPN server because NFL Game Pass Pro costs less there. However, the issue with using a VPN to watch live games is high latency. Finding the right VPN provider and server can make or break your viewing experience.