Stream NFL Game Pass from anywhere with a VPN

Published: Dec 8, 2018

How to watch NFL live streams?

The New Orleans Saints came back to earth after a humbling loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

With a trip to 5-7 Tampa Bay next on the docket, can the Saints get to winning ways?

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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Stream every game live without blackouts with NFL Game Pass (7 days free)

Price: 115 USD/year for all games; 75 USD/year for a “favorite team” package

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!

You can access NFL Game Pass around the world, but the U.S. version does not allow live streaming of regular-season games, and some games will be blacked out in Europe as well. Only users who sign up for Game Pass from a non-U.S., non-European server location will have live-streaming access to every game, everywhere.

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 where all games are available
  3. Go to and sign up for Season Plus (for all games)
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

How to stream NFL games free

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 where the game is being televised
  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!

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 in Canada 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 Sunday Ticket, 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 offers 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)

NFL blackouts: International Game Pass vs. U.S. Game Pass

What’s the difference between watching NFL Game Pass in Germany, Australia, Canada, or the U.S.? NFL Game Pass is available both inside and outside the United States. However, there are key differences every fan needs to know:

The U.S. NFL Game Pass does not offer live streaming of regular season or postseason games. It offers streams of preseason games, on-demand replays of every regular season game, and the all-22 coaches film. A 7-day free trial is available. In most other markets, such as Mexico and EU countries, the international NFL Game Pass offers all 256 games plus the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. (Users trying to watch the NFL in the UK or Ireland may be subject to blackouts on some games, and for viewers who want to stream the NFL in Canada, Game Pass is available exclusively through DAZN.)

Most international Game Pass subscribers get access to NFL RedZone, the NFL Network, and all NFL Films programming. If you only want to watch the games for a single team, there’s a “Follow Your Team” offering that shows the pre-season and regular season games of your chosen team. The “Follow Your Team” package also includes access to NFL RedZone, the NFL Network, and NFL Films. A 7-day free trial is available for the all-games package only.

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 (now Hue Jackson-free) vs. Jets (Todd Bowles-free soon?) will be worth watching this year!

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

2018-19 NFL awards predictions

Now that 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?

After putting on a defensive clinic against the Saints, the Dallas Cowboys are sitting pretty at the top of the NFC East. With a tricky run of games against the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next, can the Cowboys run the table and solidify their playoff resume?

Over in the AFC, the Kansas City Chiefs take on a struggling Baltimore Ravens side. Expect the Chiefs to run up the score as they try to keep up with the Los Angeles Rams for the title of the best team in the NFL.

What are your predictions for this week’s games? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

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  1. My husband is an avid Steelers fan. We live in Virginia so are subjected to plenty of blackouts on the season games. We have a full cable package on Comcast so are not limited by that source. We don’t have a smart TV but do have Samsung S9 phones on Verizon. What is our best option to see the games live?

  2. I have now become a little confused. I am in NJ and only want to watch the Packers’ games. How hard is it to / how do you / change-over to an in-market TV station for Wisconsin? THX in advance.

    1. Hi Ken,

      Which streaming method are you using? If you’re using the international version of NFL Game Pass, you will have access to all games and won’t face blackouts. If you’re using a domestic stream, try connecting to a non-Wisconsin location before you watch a game.

      For any further issues, please contact Support:

      p.s. Go Pack Go! 😉

  3. Just signed up for game pass via Germany server. Looks like I’m good to go with streaming live. Question: will I nerd to install expressvpn at the router level to use the NFL app on my Xbox one now that my international account is active? Like, will it black out a game if it knows my Xbox is stateside?

    1. Hi Gil,

      You can try NFL Game Pass’s “Follow Your Team” package. For the best prices, connect to a VPN location in Asia and then purchase/access the international Game Pass. Get the “Follow Your Team” package and select the Eagles. If you need guidance on which locations to use, please speak to Support:

    1. Hi Zeke,

      For Game Pass, connect to a VPN location in Asia and then purchase/access the international Game Pass. If you only want to follow the Dolphins, you can select the “Follow Your Team” package and save some money. If you need guidance on which locations to use, please speak to Support:

      Another option to check out is NFL Sunday Ticket. DirecTV offers NFL Sunday Ticket as a standalone product, but you’ll need to prove that your address doesn’t support DirecTV or that you live in a multi-unit residence (like an apartment).

      Hope that helps!

  4. Hello,

    I’m from Germany and would like to watch all of the NFL games. Can I access the Gamepass with all of the live games from Germany?


  5. Want to watch the Washington Redskins from Florida, however, it is out-of-market . I downloaded ExpressVPN. Since it’s out-of-market, I have to select a Location that is not in the US, correct? I selected Canada based on the speed test. Is that correct? Now, what is the next step? Thank you.

    1. Hi Celeste,

      Which streaming package are you using? Please try connecting to a location where Redskins games are part of the in-market coverage e.g. the Washington DC locations.

  6. Hi there,

    I want to know more about watching NFL game pass from Canada. Any other options besides DAZN? What’s the game pass price?


    1. Hi Brooke,

      Outside of DAZN, you can watch the games for free on mobile by downloading the NFL Mobile app or the Yahoo Sports app. Be sure to connect to a U.S. location before watching.

      Otherwise, you can connect to an overseas location to purchase the international game pass. Good locations to try are Australia, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.

  7. Why is it necessary to use the Browser extension when watching a game? I have been using Express VPN without the Browser extension on my computer for some time now, am I exposing my location by doing so??

    1. Hi Jimmy,

      Some content and stream providers have started to block content based on the geolocation of users. The ExpressVPN browser extension prevents your browser from revealing your location and can help you access streams with privacy, no matter where you are.

      Using the browser extension is not necessary for many sites, but for others, this will ensure an interruption-free streaming experience.

  8. I recently purchased NFL Game Pass, to watch the Kansas City Chiefs games while overseas. I didn’t realize the restrictions on watching overseas, so I just bought ExpressVPN, hoping that I can make it look like I’m still in the US. However, when I try to access the games, I am still having issues. In theory, should I be able to use ExpressVPN to watch the games outside of the US? If so, do you know what might be going wrong?

    1. Hi Garrett,

      Which device are you trying to watch the games on? If you’re trying to watch on Windows or Mac, make sure you’re connected to the VPN and are using the ExpressVPN browser extension. If you’re on mobile, make sure you’re connected to the VPN and try to disable location sharing.

      If you have further issues, please contact Support at

    1. Hi Steve,

      To watch in the UK, try watching the games via the NFL app or the Yahoo Sports app. Remember to connect to a location in the U.S. before downloading the apps and make sure you’re still connected when watching the games.

    1. Hi Allie,

      You can try watching the games using the Verizon or Yahoo Sports apps. Due to in-market restrictions, make sure you’re connected to a VPN location that’s showing the game or the nearest available location.

  9. I want to watch all NFL games via from my laptop or phone while I’m at work. If I purchase one of the 3 packages this will allow me to watch any and all NFL games? I especially only want to watch my Eagles. Please help!! Ty

    1. Hi Jade,

      It depends on where you are. Verizon (via the NFL Mobile and Yahoo Sports apps) offers free streams, but you’ll need to check if the Eagles are an in-market game for where you are. Otherwise, you can sign up for any of the other paid packages, just be sure to cancel before the free trial ends and catch any other games you’re missing on Twitch (for free!)

  10. 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?

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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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