The NFL season is reaching its conclusion with the playoffs seeing the top 12 teams battle it out for a place in the Super Bowl. There are multiple ways to watch and live stream NFL in the UK so here are your options to catch all the action.
This is the NFL’s 100th season and thanks to all the technology we have around us, you can live stream the game wherever you are on a wide range of devices including phones and laptops.
When is the NFL season 2019?
The 2019/2020 season kicks off on 5 September with the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears – the NFL’s oldest rivalry. The Super Bowl for 2020 will take place on 2 Feb.
Which NFL games are on TV?
These are the Playoff Divisional Round games being shown on Sky Sports and Game Pass (all UK times), with the second team playing at home:
Sun 19 January
- AFC Championship – Titans vs Chiefs – 20:05
- NFC Championship – Packers vs 49ers – 23:40
Watch NFL on Sky Sports
As usual, Sky is a key place to go if you want to watch NFL in the UK. Sky Sports is showing more games than ever with over 100 live during the 2019 season.
Every Sunday there are are two games starting at 6pm UK time and you can also catch Thursday and Monday night games on Sky Sports. The best way to see which games are being broadcast each week is to check the schedule on NFL UK and look for the Sky Sports logo.
You can also catch a mid-week review show at 9pm on Sky Sports Action as well as a highlights show at 7am on Mondays, repeated again at 9pm.
This season Sky will also air NBC’s Pro Football Talk every Monday-Friday at 7pm on Sky Sports Action (note the show may be moved for other live sports coverage). Plus after every Sunday late game coverage will turn over to Football Night in America.
If you’re a Sky customer with sports channels then you can use Sky Go to watch live coverage of games. The Sky Go app is available on various devices.
If you’re not a Sky customer then don’t worry because you can get Sky Sports coverage with Now TV which is also available on a large range of devices or simply a web browser.
You’ll need to buy a Sky Sports Day pass for £9.99 on the day of a game or you can get weekly or monthly passes for £14.99 and £33.99 respectively. There’s also a Mobile Pass £5.99 a month which includes the Sky Sports Action channel you need for NFL. View all the Now TV passes here.
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Watch NFL on BBC
The BBC isn’t showing live games other than the London International Series, but does have a weekly highlights show called NFL This Week which you can watch on BBC Two every Tuesday at 11:15pm (technically Wednesday).
It also has The NFL Show which is on Saturday night (early Sunday morning) and provides highlights of the Thursday night game. It’s on BBC One.
BBC coverage is hosted by Mark Chapman, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell.
You can watch both on BBC iPlayer.
Live Stream NFL on Game Pass
The NFL Game Pass is the official online streaming service – a bit like Netflix just for American Football. It allows you to watch games live or on-demand throughout the season and available on the web or via various devices with the app.
Just bear in mind that regular season Sunday games (6pm and 9pm kickoffs) shown live on Sky will be blacked out on Game Pass. You can still watch them on-demand 24 hours afterwards though.
There’s a main Pro subscription for the Game Pass which covers everything for £149.99 (or £14.99 for 7 day access). You can also pay the annual fee in four installments.
You can also opt for the Essential plan which is £39.99 for the year but it only includes things like the NFL RedZone Live and game hightlights so is more suitable for the casual fan.
Now the season is in full swing, those prices have been reduced to £99 and £29.99. There’s also a free option which provides 5 minute game highlights and NFL Network Live.
Subscribe to the NFL Game Pass and also make use of the free 7 day trial.
Services like Sky Go are geo-restricted outside the UK, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the NFL when you’re overseas.
All you need do is download and use VPN service such as NordVPN that will mask your IP address and make it appear to the app that you are in fact in the UK. You can then browse Sky’s services in your web browser and watch whatever you like.
Read our guide to what a VPN is and what the best VPNs are.
NFL London games dates and start times UK
The NFL International Series for 2019 features four games with two at Wembley and two at Tottenham Hotspur. This was supposed to be the situation last year but delays to the new Spurs stadium meant there were only three, all at Wembley.
The remaining game will be available to watch on BBC Two and Game Pass.
You can see all the dates, teams and kick-off times. The ‘home team’ is on the right.
- Chicago Bears @ Oakland Raiders | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | 6 Oct | 6pm BST
- Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | 13 Oct | 2:30pm BST
- Cincinnati Bengals @ Los Angeles Rams | Wembley Stadium | 27 Oct | Kickoff 5pm GMT
- Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars | Wembley Stadium | 3 Nov | Kickoff 2:30pm GMT