Stream NFL Game Pass from anywhere with a VPN

Published: Aug 9, 2018

How to watch NFL live streams?

Football is back! The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles will open the season against Matt Ryan’s Atlanta Falcons. Elsewhere, Tom Brady, 41 years young, will be gunning for a sixth Super Bowl victory under coach Bill Belichick.

Whether you prefer watching via NFL Game Pass or NFL Mobile, you can use a VPN to stream every game, including NFL RedZone, LIVE from the comfort of your own home.

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Good news! Verizon is letting anyone watch in-market coverage, playoff games, and the Super Bowl at no charge, regardless of mobile carrier.

The catch? Streams are only available on mobile. To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN on Android or iOS
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Download the NFL Mobile app (Android, iOS) or Yahoo Sports app (Android, iOS)
  4. Fire up the app and enjoy!

Watch free NFL streams on Twitch

Want more free streams? Twitch will be broadcasting 11 Thursday Night Football streams free of charge. Twitch is owned by Amazon, but you don’t have to be a Prime member to watch the games.

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to
  4. Tune in to the games!

Avoid blackouts and stream every game live with NFL Game Pass (7 days free)

Price: 240 USD/year

If you’re looking to catch all 256 NFL games this year but don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, NFL Game Pass may be your best option. There’s a 7-day free trial available too!

The U.S. version of NFL Game Pass does not offer regular season streams, so your best bet is to connect to a non-U.S. location and sign up for an international NFL Game Pass subscription. This lets you skirt those pesky blackouts and catch every game.

Here’s how to defeat NFL blackouts with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN on your preferred device
  2. Connect to a non-U.S. location
  3. Go to and sign up for an International Subscription
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

Watch Thursday Night Football free on Amazon (30 days free)

Price: Amazon Prime subscription

While Twitch is offering 11 Thursday Night Football games this year, you can watch every mid-week matchup on Amazon Prime. As with all Amazon Prime plans, there’s a 30-day free trial available.

To get started:

  1. Download ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to Amazon Prime and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Live stream NFL games on DAZN (30 days free)

Price: 20 CAD/month or 150 CAD/year

Looking for more than live games? If you’re looking for NFL Game Pass, NFL RedZone, and the NFL Network all in one package, consider picking up a DAZN subscription. A 30-day free trial is available.

To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a Canadian server location
  3. Head to and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Other ways to watch live NFL games (7 days free)


  • Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, and DirecTV: 40 USD/month
  • PlayStation Vue: 50 USD/month

Each of the five services listed above offer a 7-day free trial, and many also carry NFL RedZone and the NFL Network. Mix and match the channels and you’ll get more than a month of free streams!

To watch:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV, or PlayStation Vue and select a plan
  4. Tune in to the action!

Note: You may need to supply a valid U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10012, 48104)

How to solve NFL Game Pass international streaming problems

Don’t let a troublesome connection knock you out of bounds. If you encounter any issues while streaming the NFL, contact ExpressVPN Support for immediate assistance!

The 2018-19 NFL schedule

As teams around the league are infused with new blood, even Browns vs. Jets will be worth watching this year!

Not sure when matches are happening? No problemo. You can check dates and times for every game on the 2018-19 NFL schedule.

2018-19 NFL awards predictions

Now you know which teams are playing when and how to tune in to the games, who’s going to have a season to remember? The ExpressVPN team decided to peer into the crystal ball:

Most Valuable Player: Aaron Rodgers (QB, Green Bay Packers)
Offensive Player of the Year: Antonio Brown (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers)
Defensive Player of the Year: Chandler Jones (DE, Arizona Cardinals)
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Rashaad Penny (RB, Seattle Seahawks)
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Duke Ejiofor (DE, Houston Texans)
Comeback Player of the Year: Andrew Luck (QB, Indianapolis Colts)
Coach of the Year: Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers)

Did ExpressVPN make a mess of the predictions? Share yours below!

Who’s going to the Super Bowl?

Last season, the Philadelphia Eagles won their first ever Super Bowl by defeating the New England Patriots.

Is this the beginning of an Eagles dynasty? Will the Pats bounce back? Of Philadelphia’s potential challengers, San Francisco could be the most dangerous. Quarterbacked by Tom Brady’s former understudy Jimmy Garoppolo and coached by one of the league’s finest offensive minds in Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers look set to return to their winning ways. Is this San Francisco’s season?

Leave your predictions in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

9 thoughts on “NFL

  1. I want to watch NFL on my Vizio Smart TV and have a Roku player but no cable subscription. Will the purchase of the VPN allow me to use DAZN to stream the games to my TV?

  2. So, are you saying that even with an ExpressVPN account, I will need to have a cable subscription in order to live stream any and all of the events I wish to watch?

    1. Hi Billy,

      Not necessarily. This past season, Yahoo Sports offered free streams for the playoffs. Amazon offered free Thursday Night Football, while services like Sling TV showed regular season games and come with a free trial. With a VPN, a cable subscription is nice but not necessary 🙂

  3. I’m from Philadelphia, but will be in Israel for the Superbowl. The hotel that I’m staying at says that they don’t have Fox Sports, so I need to live stream the event to my devices–my iPhone 7 plus and my pad, which is an Android. For the latter, I was going to use ExpressVPN and YouTube TV, which is what you were saying a few days ago. But now you are saying to download TV player and have a TV license. Do I really need a licence? How do I get one? If I have to download TV Player, do I have to select a UK server thru ExpressVPN? Will the option that you were originally suggesting NOT work, i.e., ExpressVPN, selecting a US server, and using YouTube TV?

    As a back-up, I was going to use ExpressVPN on my cell phone, select a US server, and download the Yahoo Sports app. Will that work?

    Please advise on both matters. Thanks!

    1. Hi there,

      ExpressVPN helps you access the various networks used to watch the NFL. However, you will need a cable subscription in order to watch the actual games. If you need guidance with which ExpressVPN servers to use, please get in touch with the support team at 🙂

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