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Cord-cutters can watch Thursday Night Football games live without cable using one of the following options: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. Amazon Prime Video also carries Thursday Night Football games for those with a subscription to Amazon Prime, or the standalone Prime Video service.

In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best to watch Thursday Night Football games online. Let’s get started.

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Watch Thursday Night Football on FuboTV

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A sports-centric streaming service that’s completely unique on the market, fuboTV offers exactly what you need to get Thursday Night Football games each year, including for the remainder of 2018. The service carries NFL Network, and may also carry a local FOX broadcast in your area.

FuboTV Pricing and Packages

FuboTV carries anywhere between 90+ channels, depending on which streaming package you choose, and where you live. The service also carries local FOX affiliates and NFL Network, which together provide complete coverage for Thursday Night Football without cable.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

FuboTV Channels

If you do find that FOX is available through fuboTV for you, you’ll only need to use their lower-cost “Fubo Standard” package. For $54.99 per month, you’ll get FOX as well as a large number of must-have entertainment channels, such as AMC, SYFY, TNT, TBS, HGTV and more.

Can’t find FOX broadcasts in your area through fuboTV? No problem! NFL Network is also available through the service, and also in the “Fubo Standard” package. As a result, fuboTV is an excellent option for pretty much anyone looking to get Thursday Night Football matches as well as a large number of other NFL games throughout the year.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

FuboTV Supported Devices

You can download the service on a large number of devices. iOS and Android devices are supported, as are popular streaming devices like the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and Chromecast. You can also stream directly over the web through your browser.

The full list of apps includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick (1st gen and up), Chromecast and Roku (2, 3 and 4)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (4.4 and up)
  • Game consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

FuboTV Simultaneous Streams

For the price of your subscription, fuboTV throws in two device streams per account. That’s great if you want to watch Thursday Night Football while a family member or friend watches something on HGTV. If two streams aren’t enough, you can add a third stream using fuboTV’s Family Share add-on, which costs $5.99/month. Other FuboTV packages include Family Share with the price of the subscription. 

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

FuboTV DVR

The service also comes with a rather healthy 30-hour cloud DVR. If that seems small to you, you can up that to a rather impressive 500-hour storage limit using fuboTV’s Cloud DVR Plus add-on, which costs $10/month. Both options allow you to keep your videos indefinitely, so you can record and come back to whenever you want. 

As with the boosted streams, some of FuboTV’s higher-tier packages offer the increased storage space.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

FuboTV On-Demand Library

You won’t find an advertised on-demand library size. However, this service carries a mixture of TV episodes (recent and past seasons), movies, and previously-aired sports content. There’s also a 72-hour rewind feature that makes newly-aired content available for 3 days and won’t add to your DVR.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

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Watch Thursday Night Football on Hulu With Live TV

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As long as you can get a local FOX broadcaster through Hulu with Live TV, this service is going to be a good option, especially due to its features, great channel selection and simplified user experience.

Hulu With Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu has one core package available to new subscribers. You can get Hulu with Live TV for just $44.99 per month. For that price, you’ll get between 60+ channels, including FOX.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing, click here.

Hulu With Live TV Channels

Did you luck out and find that Hulu offers FOX in your area? Then you’re in for a treat, as this service has great features which make it great for watching Thursday Night Football without cable. Your package also comes with major entertainment networks, like AMC, A&R, HGTV, and History Channel, as well as other sports networks, like ESPN, FOX Sports, and NBC Sports.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel options.

Hulu With Live TV Supported Devices

You can try Hulu with Live TV for free for 7 days, and stream the service on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox (One and 360), Nintendo Switch, select LG and Samsung smart TVs, and your web browser.

The full list of devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV and TV Stick, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (select models), Samsung TV (select models), Android TV and Roku TV
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers
  • Smart home devices: Amazon Echo Show (video and voice controls)
  • Desktop operating systems: Windows 10 (dedicated app)

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s supported devices, click here.

Hulu With Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Hulu with Live TV offers 2 simultaneous streams per account, which is on the lower end. However, you can upgrade that to an unlimited number of streams on the same account while using the same WiFi network, and also stream on up to 3 devices outside of your home network with the Unlimited Screens add-on. This feature costs $9.99 per month extra.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming policy, click here.

Hulu With Live TV DVR

This service comes with a fairly generous 50-hour cloud DVR. If that’s not enough, however, you can up that to 200 hours with Enhanced Cloud DVR for $9.99 per month.

To learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR storage options, click here.

Hulu With Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV also rolls the entire Hulu on-demand catalog into your account. Combined with the Live TV on-demand library, and you’ll have over 85,000 TV show episodes and movies to watch at any time.

You can learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library by checking here.

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Watch Thursday Night Football on Sling TV

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One of the oldest OTT internet TV streaming services on the market, Sling TV offers everything you need to get Thursday Night Football games. Both FOX and NFL Network are available and at a low price.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV has 3 subscription packages to offer up. The two lowest-cost ones, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, are both $25 per month. The third option is to combine both Sling Orange + Blue and receive all of the channels offered in both packages.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

SIGN UP
Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

For Thursday Night Football fans, your best option is Sling Blue. Sling Blue offers around 45 channels, depending on where you live, and is the option to use if you want FOX (where available) and NFL Network.

You can use Sling TV’s local channel lookup tool to see if a FOX broadcaster is available to you through their service. Even if it’s not available, however, you can still use Sling TV to get access to NFL Network at a low cost and watch Thursday Night Football without cable.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has apps available for iOS and Android, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, select LG and Samsung Smart TVs, and even the Xbox One.

The full list of options includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV,
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV,
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up), iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome on Mac and Windows recommended

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Since you’ll be opting for Sling Blue to watch the NFL, you’ll get 3 simultaneous streams per account. That’s a better deal than the single stream that comes with Sling Orange. 

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

While you don’t get a DVR as part of your subscription with Sling TV’s packages, you can add a 50-hour cloud DVR for just $5 per month. Even with that addon, you’ll still be paying less than you would with fuboTV, although you will have far fewer channels.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Almost every channel available through Sling TV provides both new and past-season episodes of its content. And where movies are available through these channels, you may find a decent selection of new and older-released movies across number of genres. Most sports channels available through Sling also provide some previously-aired events.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch Thursday Night Football on AT&T TV Now

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Similarly to PlayStation Vue, AT&T TV Now is a variable option, but its features leave a lot to be desired.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages

You can choose between half a dozen channel packages with AT&T TV Now, but you’ll only need to consider the lowest-priced options for Thursday Night Football.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
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*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages, click here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

This service carries FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, and many other networks. You’ll also get ESPN for more NFL action. However, you won’t get NFL Network in any of the service’s streaming packages, making its “PLUS” package the best option. “PLUS” also includes HBO.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channels.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

You can use AT&T TV Now on almost any device on every major TV streaming device, select Samsung TVs, and on Chrome and Safari web browsers.

Here’s a full list of available apps:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up, 5th gen and up for 4K), Amazon Fire TV (2nd gen and up, 1st gen for Cube), Chromecast (2nd gen and up), Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Samsung TV (2017 and 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV (7000X), Mi TV, Amazon Fire TV Edition smart TV (2nd gen and up), Chromecast Built-in TV
  • Gaming consoles: None
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (10 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets)
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari recommended

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s supported devices.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

There are two device streams per account with AT&T TV Now. That’s about even with most of the other services, and you can add a third stream for an extra $5 per month, which is a nice option to have.

To learn more about AT&T TV Now’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

Through this service, you’ll get a 20-hour cloud DVR with an additional 30-day limit on videos before they expire.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

You can stream a large amount of content on-demand with this service, especially through the “Plus” package. With HBO handy, you’ll get every bit of content that that channel offers. Every other channel in the package also has some content available on-demand, to include new and past-season TV show episodes and sporting events.

Check here to learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch Thursday Night Football on YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is one of the best services on the market, and it has improved by leaps and bounds since it first was offered in early 2017. It offers FOX in most areas where available, making it a good option for Thursday Night Football without cable.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV offers one of the simplest package options on the market for anyone looking to watch Thursday Night Football without cable. You can subscribe to the service for just $49.99 per month, and get 70+ channels, depending on where you live. 

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

You’ll get access to a local FOX broadcast affiliate, depending on your location. YouTube TV has a channel lookup tool on its main website. There’s no NFL Network available through here, but you can get other major sports networks, such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. 

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channels, check here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

YouTube TV recently improved its device coverage, though it still lags behind some competitors like Hulu With Live TV. You can use the service on most web browsers, iOS, Android, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, and a handful of smart TVs.

The full list of supported devices includes: 

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku (most models)
  • Smart TVs: Android TV (select models), Samsung TV (2016+ models only), LG TV (2016+ models only), Vizio (select SmartCast models), Hisense (select models), Sharp (select models)
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (5.0 and up),  iOS (9.1 and up)
  • Game consoles: Xbox One (all versions)
  • Desktop browsers: Most Mac and PC browsers

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s supported devices here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV offers users 3 device streams per account and lets you create 6 user profiles per account.

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s streaming policy here.

YouTube TV DVR

You’ll get an unlimited cloud DVR with videos that don’t expire for 9 months. Even better, each individual user profile gets their own cloud DVR.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR storage, check here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

Almost every channel on offer provides new and older-released TV show episodes on-demand through this service. You’ll also find a wide selection of movies, and access to YouTube Original content typically only available through a YouTube Premium account.

You can learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

Watch Thursday Night Football on PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is one of the most loved cord-cutting options on the market. It’s on the pricey side for anyone who wants Thursday Night Football without cable, but it’s also feature-rich and packed with channels.

PlayStation Vue Pricing and Packages

Through PlayStation Vue, you’ll be able to pick from four different channel packages:

  • Access: 45+ channels for $49.99 per month
  • Core: 60+ channels for $54.99 per month
  • Elite: 90+ channels for $64.99 per month
  • Ultra: 90+ channels for $84.99 per month, including premium networks (HBO, Showtime).

You can learn more about PlayStation Vue’s pricing and packages here.

PlayStation Vue Channels

If all you want is FOX, and PlayStation Vue carries FOX in your area, you’ll find the Access package serves you well. However, if you want NFL Network or even primary option, you’ll need to use the Core package, which throws in NFL Network as well as a few other sports and entertainment channels.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s channels, check here.

PlayStation Vue Supported Devices

Device coverage for PS Vue is extensive. Despite the name, you don’t need a PlayStation console to use the service, although it does certainly work natively with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. However, you can also use the service straight from a web browser, or through dedicated apps for Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, and even Amazon Fire tablets.

The full list of PlayStation Vue supported devices includes:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Android TV (all gens), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick (all gens), Chromecast (1st gen and up) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up)
  • Smart TVs: Amazon Fire TV (all gens), Android TV (all gens) and Roku (firmware 8.0 and up).
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android OS 5.0 and up, iOS 9 and up, and Amazon Fire HD6 tablets and up
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge are recommended (most recent versions will work)

You can learn more about PlayStation Vue supported devices here.

PlayStation Vue Simultaneous Streams

You can stream on up to 5 different devices on one account. That’s far more than any other service on our list without having to pay any extra fees.

To learn more about PlayStation Vue’s streaming policy, check here.

PlayStation Vue DVR

This service has a somewhat limited 28-day DVR but does allow you to record an unlimited amount of shows during that time.

Learn more about PlayStation Vue’s DVR option here.

PlayStation Vue On-Demand Library

There’s no exact library count with this service. Nevertheless, it’s large channel packages offer a huge range of content. As well, you’ll get movies from some of Sony’s unique channels, and a fairly large amount of Disney programming thanks to a special contract between Disney and Sony.

Get a more detailed breakdown of PlayStation Vue’s on-demand library here.

How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch Thursday Night Football games live without cable on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. Amazon Prime Video, which carries 11 Thursday Night Football games this year, comes pre-installed with your Fire TV device. The other apps are also readily available through the Amazon App Store. 

How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Roku

You can watch Thursday Night Football games live on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and Amazon Prime Video. You’ll find each app in the Roku Channels Store with a 0-5 star rating assigned by app users.

How to Watch Thursday Night Football Games Live on Apple TV

You can watch Thursday Night Football games Live on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV NowYouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and Amazon Prime Video. You can download each of these apps and review their app ratings and written user reviews in the App Store.

Watch Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video renewed its contract with the NFL for 2019-2020. You can watch Thursday Night Football without cable through Prime Video for the lowest price: $8.99 per month. That also includes all of the thousands of TV show episodes and movies available through Prime Video. You also have access to Thursday Night Football and Prime Video if you already have an Amazon Prime Account.

Note that Prime Video does carry some other live TV options, but not natively like the other services. For example, you can get CBS through CBS All Access, but you have to pay extra.

What Channels Are Thursday Night Football Games On?

Different broadcasters fight to secure streaming rights every year. This year, there were three broadcasters that secured those rights:

  • FOX – 11 games per season (contracted for 2018-2022)
  • Amazon Prime – 11 games (2019-2020 season)
  • NFL Network – Every Thursday night game (contracted for 2018-2022)

Amazon Prime is its own, standalone streaming service. You can easily sign from Amazon.com and get Thursday Night Football games as another perk to using the service.

However, if you want access to FOX and NFL Network, you have three choices: either use traditional cable at a high cost (pass!), use a digital over-the-air antenna (great option, but results may vary), or use an extremely low-cost and easy-to-setup streaming service like Sling TV, fuboTV or another such internet TV “skinny bundle.”

Stream Thursday Night Football Games With An OTA Antenna

Not convinced a streaming service is what you want? You can stream directly from your TV with an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. Major broadcasters such as FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS are required to broadcast their channels using digital signals that can be picked up for free by digital antennas.

If that’s the option you want, you can purchase and set up a digital antenna and receiver for a one-time purchase. To learn more about this, check out our article:

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