With the 2018 NFL season kicking off, check below for the best way to see the most action this season.


What services and channels do I need to watch NFL Football?


If you're new to Sling TV this season, NFL Football is available on select channels in both our Sling Orange and Sling Blue services. With games on Sunday afternoons, Sunday nights, Thursday nights, and Monday nights, keep reading for the easiest way to catch the most action each day.


Sunday regional NFL games


Sunday afternoon regional NFL games are broadcast on either CBS or FOX. While CBS is not available on Sling TV, FOX is available in select cities with our Sling Blue service. 


If you're not in a FOX market, the best way to see the most games on both CBS and FOX for free is with an over-the-air antenna. Click here to see if CBS and FOX are available over the air in your area. 


Don't forget that regardless of where you live, you can catch every touchdown every Sunday with NFL RedZone!


Channels:


Sling Blue:

  • FOX (in select cities)

Sling Blue + Sports Extra


Note: While NFL RedZone will cut to live games when teams get inside the 20-yard-line, the channel will not show games in their entirety.


Sunday Night Football


Sunday Night Football is broadcast on NBC, which is available in select cities with Sling Blue.


If you're not in an NBC market, the best way to see the most games on NBC for free is with an over-the-air antenna. Click here to see if NBC is available over the air in your area. 


Channels:


Sling Blue:

  • NBC (in select cities)


Monday Night Football


Monday Night Football is broadcast on ESPN. ESPN is available to all customers with our Sling Orange service. Games available on ESPN can also be viewed on ESPN3, which is also available with Sling Orange.


Channels:


Sling Orange:


Thursday Night Football


Thursday Night Football is broadcast on NFL Network, or broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network. NFL Network is available to all Sling Blue customers, while FOX is available in select cities with Sling Blue.


Games broadcast on NFL Network only will be available to all Sling Blue subscribers.


Thursday Night Football games broadcast on FOX and NFL Network will only be available to customers that receive FOX with Sling TV. If you aren't receiving FOX in your viewing location and try to view these games on NFL Network, you'll see an on-screen blackout message. See Will games be blacked out? below for more information.


Be sure to check out Game Finder for the best way to watch each week.


Channels:


Sling Blue: 




If you already have Sling TV, to see the most action, you can add additional services to your subscription right through your Sling TV app on select devices. Click here for details. Or, to make changes to your account at sling.com, click My Account in the top corner of this page. On mobile, tap the Menu button, then tap My Account.



Check below for additional questions about watching NFL Football on Sling TV:


What devices can I watch NFL Football on?


NFL games on Sling TV can be viewed on all compatible devices, including your TV, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Click here to see all the devices that you can use to watch Sling TV.


Ready to watch right now? Visit watch.sling.com and start watching right from your Google Chrome browser on PC or MAC!


Note: If you'd like to view NFL Football games on Sling TV from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, for the best viewing experience, make sure to enable location services:


Enable location services on iOS
Enable location services on Android
  • From the device home screen, tap Settings
  • Select Privacy > Location Services > Sling TV
  • Make sure that While Using the App has a check mark next to it
  • From the device home screen, tap the Settings icon
  • Select Location > Google Location Reporting > Location Reporting
  • Toggle the switch to ON


How does NFL RedZone work?


NFL RedZone from NFL Network brings you the most exciting moments from every matchup each week, switching between games every time a team gets inside the 20-yard line.


Get NFL RedZone in our Sports Extra add-on when you subscribe to Sling Blue.


If you'd like to add Sports Extra to your account, you can do so from the Sling TV app on select devices. Click here for instructions, or log in to your account at sling.com to change your subscription there.


How do OTA antennas work?


An over-the-air (OTA) digital antenna is the easiest way to get your local programming for free. Most antennas are small, lightweight, and easy to set up. Click here for more information. 


Will games be blacked out?


Blackout rules are determined by the leagues, sports associations, content owners, and networks that purchase the rights to broadcasts.


  • Thursday Night Football games broadcast on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network will be unavailable on NFL for those customers not in a FOX market.
    • For customers not in FOX markets, the easiest way to view these select games is with an over-the-air antenna, however, these games will also be available to watch on Amazon Prime.

For more information, or if you believe you may be receiving a blackout message in error, click here


I'm missing a channel, what can I do?


There are several reasons why a channel may not be showing up in your guide. Before troubleshooting, make sure you have the right service or add-on to get that channel by clicking here

  • If you're missing a national channel such as ESPN or NFL Network, click here
  • If you're missing a local or regional channel, such as FOX or NBC, click here


How do I find my game? 


For the easiest way to find the most games available in your area each week, check out Game Finder by clicking hereYou can also visit our blog here for a full schedule of each week's action.