If you’re a football fan who doesn’t want to miss any big plays in 2023, NFL RedZone is a must-have channel.
NFL fans who want to see all of the action have a decision to make:
Option 1: They can pay hundreds of dollars for the NFL Sunday Ticket package, which is now available via YouTube TV. This gives subscribers access to full-game broadcasts of every out-of-market game on Sunday afternoons.
Option 2: They can watch the NFL RedZone channel to see a seven-hour “live look” at all of the scoring action around the league on Sunday afternoons.
In the past, Option 2 required a cable subscription. But that’s no longer the case. It’s easier — and cheaper — to watch NFL RedZone in 2023 than ever before. You don’t even need a live TV streaming service subscription anymore!
Let’s look at seven ways you can stream the NFL RedZone channel without paying for NFL Sunday Ticket or a cable subscription.
This article was updated in August 2023 and I review it every 12 months. Detailed notes on all updates can be found here.
New for 2023: Access NFL RedZone Channel via NFL+ Streaming Service
NFL+, which is a football-only streaming service that was launched in 2022, now offers access to the NFL RedZone channel via its Premium subscription tier in 2023.
For $14.99 per month, or $79.99 for an annual subscription, you can get access to the NFL RedZone channel without paying for cable or live TV streaming.
In addition to NFL RedZone, an NFL+ Premium subscription gives you access to the following:
- Livestream of the NFL Network
- Full, condensed and all-22 coaches film replays, all ad-free
- Live local and primetime regular and postseason games via phone or tablet
- Live out-of-market preseason games
- Streaming access to radio broadcasts of games
- NFL Films on-demand content
6 More Ways To Stream NFL RedZone Without Cable
If you’re already paying for live TV streaming, you may find that adding NFL+ Premium to your subscription list is a little too much extra cost for your streaming budget.
Not to worry. There are six live TV streaming services that offer NFL RedZone to subscribers in 2023.
However, each of them requires that you pay for an add-on package that goes beyond their standard subscription prices.
Let’s start with the most affordable option.
Sling TV — Blue
Monthly Price: $40.00
Channels: 42 (Full list)
Free Trial: None
Cloud DVR Hours: 50
Simultaneous Streams: 3
Local Channels: FOX, NBC and ABC in select markets
Regional Sports: None
Sling TV offers the cheapest monthly fee for streaming NFL RedZone in 2023.
To get NFL RedZone for the lowest price, select Sling Blue and the Sports Extra add-on for a total of $51 per month.
- Sling Blue: $40/month
- Sports Extra: $11/month
However, Sling Blue may not be your best streaming option for watching all NFL games. While it does include NBC and FOX local channels in select markets, it does not include CBS. You’d need an antenna or a Paramount+ subscription to stream games on that channel.
And you’d need to upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue ($55 per month) to get ESPN included for Monday Night Football.
You can read more about the pros and cons to Sling TV and review its full channel menu in Team Clark’s Sling TV review.
Though YouTube TV now is the home of NFL Sunday Ticket, it still offers RedZone in the Sports Plus add-on package.
If you combine the base subscription and Sports Plus add-on, you’ll pay roughly $84 per month before taxes and fees.
- YouTube TV Base Plan: $72.99
- Sports Plus: $10.99
On the bright side, this monthly fee should also get you access to every channel that will carry live NFL games this season. You’ll have NBC, ABC, ESPN, FOX, CBS and NFL Network as a part of the package.
You can read more about the pros and cons to YouTube TV and review its full channel menu in Team Clark’s YouTube TV review. If you’re having trouble deciding between this and Sling TV, I have compared the two popular services.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is a robust livestreaming TV service that started offering the NFL RedZone channel in 2021.
RedZone is included in the Sports Add-on package.
If you combine the base subscription and Sports Add-on, you’ll pay roughly $80 per month before taxes and fees.
- Hulu + Live TV Base Plan: $69.99
- Sports Add-on: $9.99
Much like YouTube TV, this monthly fee should also get you access to every channel that will carry live NFL games this season. You’ll have NBC, ABC, ESPN, FOX, CBS and NFL Network as a part of the package.
And Hulu + Live TV subscribers now also receive access to streaming platforms Disney+ and ESPN+ as part of the subscription. But be aware that Hulu plans to up the subscription price on its services in October.
You can read more about the pros and cons to Hulu + Live TV and review its full channel menu in Team Clark’s Hulu +Live TV review. If you’re having trouble deciding between this and YouTube TV, I have compared the two popular services.
Monthly Price: $84.99
Channels: 140 (Full list)
Free Trial: None
Cloud DVR Hours: 20
Simultaneous Streams: 3
Local Channels: ABC and FOX
Regional Sports: None
Vidgo, which is one of the newer live TV streaming options on the market, offers NFL RedZone on its Premium package.
There is no add-on package required, but you will have to pay $85 per month for the Premium subscription tier.
You can read more about the pros and cons of Vidgo in my review of the product.
In previous football seasons, Fubo has been one of the more affordable options for streaming NFL RedZone without cable.
That’s no longer the case. Fubo is one of the more expensive options among its live TV streaming counterparts in 2023.
With Fubo cheapest monthly plan and the Sports Plus add-on package, you’ll be paying at least $86 per month before taxes and fees to stream RedZone.
- Fubo Pro: $74.99 per month
- Sports Plus: $10.99 per month
Much like YouTube TV, this monthly fee should also get you access to every channel that is broadcasting live NFL games this season. You’ll have NBC, ABC, ESPN, FOX, CBS and NFL Network as a part of the package.
You can read more about the pros and cons to fuboTV and review its full channel menu in Team Clark’s fuboTV review. If you’re having trouble choosing between fuboTV and YouTube TV, read my comparison here.
For years, DIRECTV owned the exclusive rights to the popular NFL Sunday Ticket package. Now that honor rests with YouTube TV, so DIRECTV finds itself trying to sell NFL RedZone in an add-on package as its best option for football fanatics.
You’ll need to pay for the Sports Pack, which is a $15 add-on to your monthly subscription. That means the cheapest you could get NFL RedZone with DIRECTV STREAM would be $90 per month before taxes and fees.
- DIRECTV STREAM Entertainment Package: $74.99 per month
- Sports Pack: $15 per month
If you want the regional sports networks that come with DIRECTV STREAM, you’d need to upgrade to the Choice package at $99.99 per month.
You can read my full review of DIRECTV STREAM here.
What Is NFL RedZone?
Football fans love to refer to this service as “seven hours of uninterrupted football.”
The NFL RedZone channel is a broadcast that begins at 1 p.m. Eastern each Sunday of the NFL regular season and brings you live look-ins at every game played on that afternoon’s slate.
The premise is to take you from one high-leverage situation to the next across the league without you having to pick up your television’s remote control. There are no commercial breaks. If one game goes to a break, the coverage simply shifts to another game.
NFL.com describes what you get with this product:
Scott Hanson kicks off your Sunday with 7 straight hours of live football, featuring up to 8 games at once within the octobox. NFL RedZone brings you every touchdown from every game, every Sunday afternoon during the regular season and acts as the perfect Fantasy Football companion. Watch from anywhere across NFL.com, NFL Mobile, and other connected devices.
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- August 2023: Added new information for streaming on NFL+ Premium. Also added DIRECTV STREAM and Vidgo as live TV streaming options for NFL RedZone. Updated information to reflect that NFL Sunday Ticket has moved from DIRECTV to YouTube TV for the 2023 NFL season.