It’s fall, and NFL Football is finally back.
If you’re an NFL fan you know that there is nothing more fun than kicking back and watching the NFL RedZone channel on Sundays and watching every big play from every team.
But how do you watch NFL RedZone if you don’t have cable?
Don’t worry, there are a few services that include a streaming version of the NFL RedZone channel, and it’s pretty simple to set it up. Most options aren’t free, but some are reasonably priced and much cheaper than cable.
In this post we’ll walk you through the services that offer NFL RedZone online, tell you which packages you need to buy and how to set it all up.
The Free Option – NFL App (If you already have cable)
If you’re reading this post then this option most likely does not apply to you, but I need to mention it anyway.
If you have a cable subscription that includes the NFL RedZone channel then you can access it online through the official NFL app by logging in through your cable provider.
Don’t have cable but your friend does? Invite them over for the game!
Since this option most likely does not apply to most of us, let’s take a look at some of the paid streaming options.
Paid streaming services that offer NFL RedZone
To watch RedZone without cable you’ll need to subscribe to one of the following services to gain access:
- Sling TV – $40/mo for Sling Orange package + $15/mo Sports Extra add-on
- YouTube TV – $64.99/mo for the base plan + $10.99/mo for Sports Plus add-on
- Hulu with Live TV – $69.99/mo for the base plan + $9.99/mo for Sports add-on
- fuboTV – $69.99/mo for base plan + $10.99/mo for Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on
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Unfortunately streaming services know we want the NFL RedZone channel so most of them do not include it in their base packages and require you to purchase an add-on package for an additional fee.
On the plus side, most services don’t require a contract so you can pay for it only during the NFL season and cancel in the off-season.
Let’s take a look at each of these options in more detail…
Cheapest Streaming Option – Sling TV
The cheapest way to watch NFL RedZone without cable is through the SlingTV Orange package ($40 per month) plus the Sports Extra add-on package ($15 per month) which includes NFL RedZone along with a handful of other sports channels including MLB Network, NBA TV and NHL Network. This allows you to watch RedZone on your TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV and most other smart streaming devices.
The reason we suggest Sling Orange instead of Sling Blue is that Sling Orange includes ESPN, which airs Monday Night Football. Unfortunately it does not include NFL Network, which is featured on the Sling Blue package. If you’re concerned about watching NFL Network you may want to consider the Sling Orange + Blue package which includes their full lineup of channels for $55 per month, or $70 per month with the Sports Extra Add-On.
One very important note about Sling TV – it does not include local channels in most markets. Since the NFL broadcasts the majority of Sunday games on local channels you’ll most likely need a digital antenna to receive coverage of these games.
For more information on the packages they offer, be sure to check out our full Sling TV review.
Most Complete Option – YouTube TV
If you’re looking for a simpler, more complete option that includes the channels most of us are looking for all in one place then YouTube TV may be a better option for you. Unlike Sling, YouTube TV has just one package including ESPN and other sports channels for a more expensive $65 per month.
To get NFL RedZone you’ll need to add on the SportsPlus add-on package for an additional $10.99. The Sports Plus package also includes:
- Fox Soccer Plus
- Fox College Sports
While YouTube TV is a more expensive option than SlingTV, it includes a simpler package, with sports channels such as ESPN, MLB Network and NBA TV already included, plus an unlimited cloud DVR. Depending on your needs it may be worth the additional cost.
Best For Sports Fans – fuboTV
If you can’t get enough sports then you may want to consider the lesser known fuboTV, which is a streaming sports fan’s dream come true. Similarly to Sling and YouTube TV, NFL RedZone requires The Sports Plus with NFL Redzone add-on package for an additional $10.99 on top of one of their other sports filled packages, starting at $64.99.
What sets fuboTV apart is that they skew their package heavily to sports fans. In addition to the national sports channels included by most services, FUBO includes channels targeted toward College sports, International Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Motor Sports and Esports.
Best for ESPN/Disney Fans – Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV now includes NFL RedZone in their channel lineup (with the sports add-on package). While their plan looks a bit pricier than the competition at $69.99 + $9.99 for the sports add-on, it includes both ESPN+ and Disney+, which would cost $17.98 more per month if you bought them individually. If you’re a Disney or ESPN fan and would buy their package separately this is a great deal.
Hulu with Live TV comes with over 75 channels, including sports channels like ESPN, FS1/FS2 and NFL Network. It also comes with unlimited DVR so you can record all your games when you’re not able to watch live.
Hulu is also running a special offer right now where you can score their base package for $20 off per month ($49.99/mo) for the first 3 months, so it’s definitely worth trying out at that price.
Streaming services that do NOT offer NFL RedZone at this time
Unfortunately not every streaming TV service includes NFL RedZone as an available option. The services that do not include RedZone in their plans are:
Which Devices Can I Watch NFL RedZone On?
Fortunately Sling TV, YouTube TV and fuboTV are all available on most major streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast, as well as iOS and Andoird phones and tablets.
How To Stream NFL RedZone On Roku
To stream NFL RedZone on Roku simply visit Roku’s channel store and add the channel for the service you plan on watching. We recommend using the “search channels” option to find it faster. Once you find it, click Add Channel and once it’s added you simply need to log in to the service.
To watch NFL RedZone without cable you’ll need to subscribe to Sling TV, YouTube TV or fuboTV.
The cheapest we’ve been able to find it is $46 per month through Sling TV’s blue package plus sports plus add on.
If you’re a sports fan looking for other ways to watch your favorite teams, be sure to check out our article on How To Watch NBA Games Without Cable too!
What do you think? Is NFL RedZone worth adding a monthly subscription? Have you found a cheaper way to stream NFL RedZone? Let us know in the comments!