Football is back! The season-opening game between the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions will be held at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday (Sept. 7).
Grammy-nominated recording artist Natalie Grant will sing the national anthem.
For those who plan to watch from home or remotely, read on for details on when and where to stream tonight’s NFL kickoff game.
How to Stream the NFL Kickoff Game From Anywhere
The 2023 NFL kickoff game between the Chiefs and Lions will air on NBC and stream live on Peacock. If you don’t have access to NBC, you can try a TV antenna (Amazon Prime members get same-day delivery on select items), or subscribe to Peacock.
Streaming subscriptions start at $6/month, but you’ll need Peacock Premium Plus to stream NBC live. The streaming platform also offers student discounts and annual plans.
A subscription to Peacock gets you instant access to the NFL kickoff and other football games, in addition to thousands of hours of movies and TV shows, including Peacock Originals such as Twisted Metal, Killing It, Poker Face, Hart to Hart, Based on a True Story, Bel-Air and more.
For those streaming from outside the U.S., ExpressVPN lets you access Peacock and other networks internationally.
Tonight’s opening game of the 2023-24 NFL season will kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT. Subsequent games throughout the season will be spread out across NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX, as well as Paramount+, Peacock and Prime Video. Select games, such as the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, available on ESPN and ESPN+.
Although this year’s NFL kickoff will stream on Peacock (the game will also be available on NFL+) tonight, in addition to airing on NBC, Thursday Night Football games will stream exclusively on Prime Video beginning next Thursday, Sept. 14.
Below, find more details on how to watch the rest of the 2023-24 NFL season games on TV or online.
If you have a cable package (from Verizon, Cox, Xfinity, etc.), you’ll be able to watch all the NFL games on TV from home or on any compatible device. Charter and Spectrum customers who need access to ABC, ESPN and other Disney channels can join subscribe to a streaming platform as an alternative (more options below).
Another way to watch NFL games: purchase a digital antenna (we like this one from Amazon), which will pick up NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and all your local channels within a 250-mile range. This Gesobyte digital TV antenna is on sale for $24 at Amazon; it has a 4.3-star (out of five) review from more than 37,000 reviewers online. Get it now on Amazon and have it in time for the weekend to watch the NFL on TV.
Looking for more ways to stream the NFL kickoff and games throughout the season? Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, SlingTV and DirecTV Stream are some of the better options that offer price discounts and free trials in some cases. Keep reading for additional details.
How to Stream NFL Games for Free
Want to watch games for free? To stream all the NFL games online, you’ll need a live TV streaming service that gets you CBS, NBC, FOX and ABC, as well as the NFL Network and ESPN. To make things easer, we rounded up pricing for a few streaming options below.
1. Watch Football on Hulu + Live TV
One of the better live streaming service for football is Hulu + Live TV, which lets you stream NFL games on NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NFL Network. With a subscription to Hulu + Live TV, you can watch NFL football games live, or use the DVR function to record the games to watch later.
2. Watch Football on fuboTV
Another great way to watch the NFL online is through fuboTV. Fubo gets you all the major cable networks, plus the NFL Network and ESPN. Your fuboTV deal also includes NBCSN and FOX Sports for post-game analysis.
A subscription to fuboTV also gets you 500+ hours of Cloud DVR Plus, to record any games or shows you want to re-watch. Fubo currently has a 7-day free trial offer that you can use to stream the NFL online for free. Plans start at $75/month after that, and includes more than 100 other channels for sports, news and entertainment. See more at fubo.tv.
3. Watch Football on DirecTV Stream
Curious about DirecTV Stream? The streamer offers an affordable way to watch NFL games and more, you’ll get free Max, Starz and other channels with select streaming packages. Currently, DirecTV Stream starts at $65/ month (reg. $75/month) for the first three months. Click here for more details.
4. Watch Football on NFL+
Stream live local, primetime regular and postseason games, along with live game audio, NFL films and more with NFL+. You’ll get a free trial for the first week and plans start at just $6.99/month for the basic subscription or $14.99/month for NFL+ Premium, which includes NFL Redzone. With NFL+, you can stream games from your phone, tablet, TV, computer and other devices. Find more details here.