5 Ways to Watch NFL Games Online
So the 2012-2013 football season is here, and you want to know how to watch NFL games online. It is in full swing now, and some of you NFL fan may not want to miss any of those games. So the question of the moment is – how?
I have scoured various resources, and have come up with several options to watch NFL football games online. Some of these tell you how to see NFL games online live while others tell you how to watch recorded games that you may have missed, some are free while other require small payments, some let you watch all NFL games online, while others only cover some. Assess these options and see which one seems most suitable for your needs. (Please note that no representations are being made about the legality or legitimacy of any of these options. This is simply a listing of some of the options currently available.)
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1. NFL’s official site:
NFL’s official site offers several packages for watching NFL games online, with a price for the subscription, of course. I will briefly outline these packages here:
(i) Game Rewind has three options: (a) Season Plus; (b) Season; and (c) Follow your team. The advantages of these packages is that you can watch NFL games online on-demand. So there is no way you are going to miss a game. In terms of the quality of the video, this is as good as it is going to get – the videos are in HD. DVR type controls are also available, as are condensed versions of games if you are short on time. However, it appears that the big issue with this is that the games cannot be seen live. You get access to Coachesville – what the coaches watch when they are analyzing the games! And you know what? These options are actually quite inexpensive (compared with the Sunday ticket for example!), ranging from $34.99 for the “Follow your team” option, to $59.99 for the Season Plus option. Check out the details on NFL’s Game Rewind here. Update on Dec 2: The offerings have now changed, and there are now only two options availaible – the Season Plus Option, and the Weekly option. The prices have not been reduced dramatically, and it is now$9.99 to watch for 7 days, and only $39.99 for the Season Plus option (which includes full replays of each and every 2012 Regular Season and Playoff game including the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII, the Coaches Film for every play in 2012, and any 2009-2012 games through the entire off-season)! What a great deal!
(ii) Audio-Pass lets you listen to NFL games online. Not only can you get every game, but you can also choose between home and away team audio broadcasts. You can even listen in Spanish if you prefer! You get unlimited access through the regular season, and the price you pay is relatively low. Here too, you have a choice between the entire season, or following a single team.
2. NBC sports:
Sunday night football can be watched online at NBC sports for free. But other NFL games cannot be seen here.
3. Download software on your computer:
You can download this software to watch TV on your PC. Once you pay an initial low payment, there are no recurring fees. You don’t need to have cable; you don’t even need to have a TV!
You can apparently watch some live TV here. I am not sure how this works, and how reliable this is. It seems to me that you may be able to catch a game or two here if you are lucky, but it is not something that you can count on.
You can watch many NFL games online at ESPN’s website. However, you have to be a subscriber to cable/satellite, and only a small portion of these have collaborated with ESPN. Only if your cable/satellite provider is on the small list of options provided by ESPN will you be able to watch NFL games online at ESPN’s website.
So that’s it for now people. Now you know how to watch NFL games online. Take your pick from the 5 options outlined above.