What Is NFL (National Football League)
Last Modified on : November 2, 2021 by Tony Young | Category(s) : Sports
What is NFL? Why is it important for sports enthusiasts know? In this post, you will learn everything about the National Football League.
The NFL 2021 season has begun. People from various walks of life stay glued to their TV screens (if they don’t make it to the stadium) and cheer for their team. If you don’t know what it is and how to watch your favorite match without cable, read through the post to know everything about the biggest football carnival in America.
What Is NFL?
The National Football League was formed in 1920 as APFA (the American Professional Football Association).
It is a professional American football league comprised of 32 teams – divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. NFL is the highest professional level of American football in the world.
The National Football League has an official app that supports all the leading digital media platforms, game consoles, and smart devices like mobile phones and tablets.
Ensure you install the latest version of the app and sign in to your NFL account to activate it on the official page – nfl.com/activate/.
Once activated, tap into the app to watch exciting highlights, Live, Local and Primetime games, and replay every game.
|Note: You will have an NFL Game Pass subscription.|
How to Watch NFL Football Games?
Various channels and Internet service providers have the official rights to fetch all the actions of the football matches.
The interesting thing is – whether you have a cable connection or have cut the cords, you can still watch your favorite matches right on your TV screen through connected devices, smartphones, and gaming consoles, like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox, iOS, and Android devices.
Throughout the regular season, you can catch the games on various networks.
The games are generally available on four-time slots –
- Sunday Afternoon (air on FOX and CBS)
- Thursday Night Football (on NFL Network)
- Monday Night Football (on ESPN)
- Sunday Night Football (on NBC)
Watch NFL without Cable
If you recently cut the cords and wonder how to watch the NFL games without cable, check the following services.
The best way to create a stadium-like atmosphere at home is to grab one of the packages.
Here’s a glance at some of the service providers that let you watch the NFL football games on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox, etc., at the best comforts of your living room.
So, how do you know if you have the right service to enjoy Sunday afternoon games on Fox and CBS, “Monday Night Football” on ESPN, or “Sunday Night Football” on NBC?
Here’s a sneak peek into your most preferred service providers.
- Amazon Prime: If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get to watch 11 “Thursday Night Football” games this 2021 NFL season. It is believed that starting in 2022, “NFL Thursday Night Football” will exclusively be available on Amazon Prime.
- AT&T TV: The basic package of AT&T TV has about 65 channels, including NBC, FOX, CBS, and ABC – that broadcast NFL matches.
- DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket: If you have to watch every Sunday afternoon match, DirecTV owns exclusive rights to broadcast NFL Sunday Ticket. This is an excellent service for people who can’t access a satellite service to watch the football matches. College students and people living in townhouses or apartments where an obstruction prevents satellite TV reception will be benefited. DirecTV has some discounts for college students. Go to the website to check the prices.
- FuboTV: FuboTV is one of the most-sought sports-centric services in the United States. At just $65 per month, you get to access channels like NBC, FOX, and CBS that broadcast most of the matches. The diehard football lovers watch “Thursday Night Football” and “Monday Night Football” games. You may also opt for adding NFL RedZone as part of the Sports Plus add-on pack. Well, that would come at $11 per month.
- Hulu + Live TV: How can you ignore Hulu? Hulu’s live TV service offers Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS channels to watch your favorite teams in the stadium.
Apart from these top-notch service providers, you may also opt for NFL Game Pass to enjoy any game once the original broadcast is over.
You may go for this plan if you are on a shoestring budget.