How to Watch NFL Games on Firestick: Free or Paid (and All Legal)

This guide shows you how to use the NFL Fire Stick app plus tells you which streaming services offer cheap NFL content and how to watch the NFL for free

What to Know

  • Go to the NFL app page in a browser. Select your Fire Stick > Get App. Open the NFL app on your Fire Stick.
  • To unlock more content, select the profile icon in the top-right corner.
  • Use the NFL official app for the Amazon Fire Stic or get NFL content on Sling, fuboTV, ESPN+, and YouTube TV.

This articles explains several methods for watching NFL broadcasts and on-demand content on Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube.

How to Watch NFL on Fire TV Stick With the NFL App

The easiest way to watch NFL content on an Amazon Fire TV Stick is to use the official NFL app. The app is free to download on Fire Sticks and offers a variety of free and paid viewing options.

  1. Open the NFL app page in a web browser.

    You can also download the app directly on your Fire Stick though using your browser on a tablet or computer is much easier and faster.

    NFL Fire Stick app on Amazon website.
  2. Select the name of your Fire Stick from the dropdown menu on the right.

    The device drop-down menu on the NFL app page on the Amazon website.
  3. Select Get App.

    The Get App button highlighted on the NFL app page on the Amazon website.
  4. The NFL app will now begin installing on your connected Fire Stick.

    NFL app purchase confirmation screen on the Amazon website.
  5. On your Fire Stick, open the NFL app.

    If you can't see the NHL app, select the icon with the three squares to open it from the Your Apps & Channels page.

    Amazon Fire TV Stick home screen with NFL app selected.
  6. You should now have access to various free NFL clips and shows in the NFL Fire Stick app. To unlock more content, select the profile icon in the top-right corner.

    Fire Stick NFL app with profile icon highlighted.
  7. Select TV Provider to log in with your cable, internet, or mobile account and unlock the rest of the content. It will only work if NFL is part of your current plan.

    On this screen, you can also unlock content by logging in with Paramount+.

    NFL Fire Stick app TV Provider screen.
  8. If the above two login options didn't work and you want to unlock the other NFL content in the app, select Subscriptions to sign up for NFL Game Pass, NFL's premium subscription service.

    You can also sign up for NFL Game Pass on the NFL website if you want.

    Annual subscriptions cost $99.99, but they also offer a 7-day free trial that lets you watch all NFL content on your Fire Stick for free.

    NFL Fire Stick app Subscriptions page.

How to Watch NFL on Fire Stick With Other Streaming Apps

The official NFL app isn’t the only way to watch NFL content on Amazon’s Fire TV Sticks. The NFL organization has several broadcast and streaming deals with many partners that offer NFL live streams and on-demand video to their viewers.

You may already have access to a streaming service or app that offers NFL content via your cable, internet, or mobile provider. Check your plan details before signing up for a new service.

Here are some of the more popular NFL partner services worth checking out on your Fire Stick.

  • Watch NFL with ESPN+. ESPN+ is one of the best streaming services for dedicated sports content and only costs $5.99 per month to use. ESPN+ is also available in the Disney Bundle with Disney Plus and Hulu for $13.99 per month. No free trial for either option is available.
  • Watch NFL with fuboTV. The fuboTV app offers over 100 cable channels, including NFL, with plans starting at $64.99 per month. A 7-day free trial is available. It takes only a few steps to get fuboTV on your Firestick.
  • Watch NFL with Sling. Sling is similar to fuboTV in that it also offers access to many cable streaming services as part of a single subscription. ESPN and several other channels are available in the Orange plan, which costs $35 per month. There’s no free trial but the first month is only $10.
  • Watch NFL with YouTube TV. YouTube TV includes both NFL and ESPN in its list of 70+ channels. YouTube TV does cost around $64.99 per month, but it also offers a 14-day free trial.

Cast NFL Games to Your Fire Stick

Having trouble watching NFL content on your Amazon Fire Stick? Don’t forget that you can also cast video from apps and websites on your smartphone, tablet, and laptop to your Fire Stick to watch them on your TV.

Fire TV Stick Display Mirroring screen.

For example, if the NFL app on your Fire Stick keeps freezing or buffering, open the NFL app on your Android smartphone, start watching a video, and then mirror your phone on your Fire Stick.

How Much Is NFL on Firestick?

The cost of watching NFL on Fire Stick streaming sticks depends on which app or service you’re using. As shown above, there is a set price for streaming content from the NFL app directly, but some alternative options let you watch the NFL for a lower price. 

How Can I Watch NFL for Free on Firestick?

While a good chunk of NFL content is locked behind premium subscriptions and cable plans, there are some ways to watch NFL for free on your Fire Stick.

The Twitch streaming service, which has an official Fire Stick app, has offered a couple of authorized NFL broadcast options, both on the Twitch Sports and official NFL channels, over the years. Content ranges from live broadcasts of NFL matches to post and pre-match discussion panels and even exclusive shows like Move the Sticks.

Another free option is Tubi which offers ad-supported live streams of NFL, Fox Sports, and other sports channels via its Fire TV app. You won’t find much in the way of NFL on-demand and replay features with Tubi, but if you want to watch NFL games as they happen, it’s an excellent free option.

Don’t Forget About Amazon Prime Video’s NFL Streams

If you have an Amazon Prime user, you can watch live broadcasts of NFL matches and other sporting events on your Fire Stick as a perk of your subscription. The easiest way to do this is to browse the Sports on Prime Video web page to find games you’re interested in, hover your mouse over their tile, and select Add to Watchlist.

Amazon Prime Video NFL sports web page with the Add to Watchlist option highlighted.

Once the game starts at its scheduled time, it should appear on your Fire Stick’s main screen, ready to view.

  • How do I get NFL RedZone on a Fire Stick?

    Open the NFL app on your Fire Stick and log in with your cable provider or Game Pass account. To try RedZone for free, sign up for a trial through other services on your Fire Stick, such as fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling, and YouTube TV. Find details on the NFL RedZone information page.

  • How do I get NFL Sunday Ticket on my Fire Stick?

    Go to the NFL Sunday Ticket Amazon app web page to add the app to your Fire Stick or download NFL Sunday Ticket from the Fire TV Appstore. Open the app on your Fire Stick and sign in to your DIRECTV account. If you don't have a subscription, go to the DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket sign-up page for Amazon Fire TV.

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