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Stream NFL Game Pass from anywhere with a VPN

Updated: January 20, 2021
Stream NFL Game Pass from anywhere with a VPN

Whether you’re looking to stream NFL playoff games for free, find the best way to watch on NFL Game Pass, or test cord-cutting services that include NFL action, you’ve come to the right place.

On this page you can find information on how to watch the league you love, analyses and predictions for big games coming up, and which team looks like a good bet to win the Super Bowl.

Stream NFL playoff games free with Locast.org

Price: Free

Channels: CBS and FOX

The best way to watch NFL playoff games free is to tune into local American television stations with Locast.org. Log into one of the service’s many available markets and watch the games local to that market on CBS or FOX. You can also find Sunday Night Football on NBC.

To stream the NFL with Locast:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Fire up the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
  3. Connect to a server location in the U.S. that Locast serves. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  4. Go to Locast.org and sign up.
  5. Select the market that corresponds with the server location you’re connected to.
  6. Tune into the local CBS or FOX channel and enjoy the football!

Get NFL Game Pass International and stream every playoff game live without blackouts

Price: 11.50 USD and up for the postseason

If you’re looking to catch all the playoff action this year, but don’t have a U.S. cable subscription, NFL Game Pass is your best option.

You can access NFL Game Pass worldwide, but the U.S. version does not allow live streaming of playoff games. Some games are blacked out in parts of Europe as well. Only users who sign up for Game Pass from a non-U.S. and non-Europe location will have live-streaming access to every game, everywhere.

NFL Game Pass offers a “FREE” or “PRO” subscription. With the free subscription, you get 24/7 access to the NFL Network, as well as content downloads and highlights for every game. Upgrading to the “PRO” subscription gives you all 250+ live NFL games (including the playoffs and the Super Bowl), full game replays, All-22 Coaches Film, and more.

To access NFL Game Pass with a VPN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a non-U.S. location where all games are available. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to NFL Game Pass and sign up.
  4. Sit back and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watch the NFL playoffs live on DAZN Canada

Price: 20 CAD/month or 150 CAD/year

You can tune in to the 2020-21 NFL season live on DAZN.

You may need to provide a valid Canadian credit/debit card and postal code (e.g., G1X 2W1, V9N 9C5). If you don’t have a Canadian bank account, you can subscribe via PayPal, Apple in-app purchase, or (pre-paid) gift card. A 30-day free trial is available for DAZN.

To watch the NFL live on DAZN:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in Canada.
  3. Go to DAZN Canada and sign up.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the DAZN app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching DAZN with ExpressVPN.

Stream the NFL playoffs live on Sling TV

Price: 35 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, Fox, NBC, and NFL Network

Sling TV provides access to every channel that carries NFL playoff games. A three-day free trial is available.

To watch the NFL live on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Los Angeles. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Sling TV and sign up for Sling Orange and Blue.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Sling TV app on Android and iOS.

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Stream the NFL playoffs live online on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Fox, and NBC

YouTube TV gives you all of the networks carrying the NFL, including the Super Bowl, and offers a five-day free trial.

The available games will depend on your location. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10012, 48104) and credit card.

To watch the NFL on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to YouTube TV and sign up.
  4. Kick back and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the YouTube TV app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching YouTube with ExpressVPN.

Stream 2020 NFL playoffs on fuboTV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: CBS, Fox, NBC, and NFL Network

How about another way to catch NFL games? Use the seven-day free trial on fuboTV to watch more football and other sports like MLB and the NHL!

To stream live NFL games with fuboTV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Sign up on fuboTV.
  4. Tune in and enjoy!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the fuboTV app on Android and iOS.

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Live stream the NFL playoffs on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Fox, and NBC

Hulu+Live TV is another way to catch live NFL games and offers a seven-day free trial available. Games shown are subject to regional availability and blackout restrictions. You may need to supply a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10012, 48104) and credit card.

To watch live NFL games with Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Hulu and select a plan.
  4. Tune in to the action!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Hulu app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Watch NFL Sunday Ticket live on AT&T TV Now

Price: 55 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, CBS, ESPN, Fox, and NBC

DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket gives you access to out-of-market NFL games (based on your service address) on ABC, Fox, and CBS.

Select international games are subject to blackouts. You will need to provide a valid U.S. address and credit card.

To watch NFL games on AT&T TV Now:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as San Francisco. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to AT&T TV Now and sign up.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the AT&T TV Now app on your Android or iOS device.

Learn more about watching AT&T TV Now with ExpressVPN.

Watch NFL replays and highlights on Pluto TV

Price: Free

Pluto TV and NFL partnered up and launched a new channel for watching NFL replays called the NFL Channel. There’s no need to sign up, and the content is available for free.

To watch NFL games on Pluto TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Pluto TV.
  4. Enjoy watching!

Watching on a computer? For the best streaming experience, use the ExpressVPN browser extension for ChromeFirefox, or Edge.

Watching on mobile? Fire up the Pluto TV app on your Android or iOS device.

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 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 provides streams of out-of-market preseason games, on-demand replays of every regular-season game, and the NFL Films archive. There are no blackouts of regular-season games (because none are shown live at all). A seven-day free trial is available.

In most other markets, such as Mexico and most EU countries, the international NFL Game Pass offers all 256 regular-season games plus the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. Users trying to watch the NFL in the UK or Ireland are 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. There’s a seven-day free trial available.

Is NFL Game Pass UK the same as the international Game Pass?

In a word, no. Regional broadcasting rights in the UK and the Republic of Ireland mean certain games are subject to blackout restrictions.

This applies even if a subscriber from the UK or Ireland is in another part of the EU. Existing EU Portability Regulations require UK and Ireland blackout restrictions to apply no matter where in the EU the subscriber is.

Can I watch NFL Game Pass in Europe?

EU viewers who subscribe to NFL Game Pass from most locations other than the UK or Ireland should have access to all games live, although limited blackouts may apply if such users try to watch from the UK or Ireland.

Where is the cheapest location to get NFL international Game Pass?

NFL international Game Pass prices vary from region to region, but South American locations tend to offer the lowest prices. For information about specific countries, contact ExpressVPN Support.

Subscription refunds are valid up to seven days from the purchase date. Free trial refunds are valid up to three days after the trial ends. More details can be found on the NFL Digital Care site.

Which devices can I watch International NFL Game Pass on?

NFL Game Pass works on the following devices. To set up ExpressVPN on your device, follow the corresponding link below:

What’s the difference between NFL Game Pass and NFL Sunday Ticket?

NFL Game Pass is the NFL’s streaming service. It is different from NFL Sunday Ticket, which is exclusive to AT&T TV Now.

NFL Game Pass comes in two flavors. The domestic Game Pass only shows out-of-market preseason games, regular-season game replays, and the full range of NFL Films. The international Game Pass shows every live regular season and playoff game, including the Super Bowl. Read more about the nuances of NFL Game Pass.

NFL Sunday Ticket is only available to U.S. with a valid service address. Sunday Ticket shows out-of-market games only and excludes select international games. In particular, games broadcast by your local Fox or CBS affiliate will not be available for streaming.

NFL Sunday Ticket starts at 73.50 USD/month for four months. If you live in the U.S. and don’t mind missing a portion of the games, NFL Sunday Ticket might be worth considering. The international version of NFL Game Pass costs at least 125 USD/season but gives you access to every game and a wide range of extras.

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.

NFC Championship

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers [Jan 24, 3:00 p.m. ET]

Channel: Fox

The Buccaneers are the only underdog to make it to the NFL’s final four, but it’s hard to consider them much of a longshot when they’re loaded with talent and led by legendary quarterback Tom Brady. In their upset win over the New Orleans Saints they proved they could win with their defense, but that will be harder to do against probable MVP Aaron Rodgers and a Packers team that scored a league-best 509 points during the regular season.

This is the first ever playoff matchup between Brady and Rodgers as both plied their trade in separate conferences for their cumulative 37 NFL seasons until this season. Some might think this duel is too little, too late considering the two Hall of Fame locks have a combined age of 80, but both are at the top of their respective games. Rodgers led the league in touchdown passes (48) and passer rating (121.5) this season, while Brady’s passing yards (4,633) and touchdown (40) totals were in the top three. As far as quarterback matchups go, it doesn’t get much better.

During the regular season, the Buccaneers dismantled the Packers to the tune of a 38-10 blowout, by far the worst loss Green Bay suffered all season. History could repeat itself, but it’s tough to bet against the Packers offense and the Bucs just proved that regular season results aren’t the be-all and end-all by sending home a Saints team that beat them in two prior meetings this season.

AFC Championship

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs [Jan 24, 6:30 p.m. ET]

Channel: CBS

Expect constant updates on Patrick Mahomes and his recovery from a concussion he suffered against the Cleveland Browns. The health of the Chiefs’ franchise player will be crucial to how this game plays out. If he’s unavailable, it will be borderline-impossible for backup Chad Henne to lead the defending champs past a Bills team that’s dropped just one game since a two-game skid in mid-October.

Assuming Mahomes is good to go, we could be looking at a classic. Both teams run intricate modern offenses that emphasize early down passing and are driven by extremely talented mobile quarterbacks with improvisational flair. Each defense will be stretched to its limit. It’s not hard to imagine a MahomesJosh Allen duel coming down to the final possession, with the last team to possess the ball in the driver’s seat.

When these teams met on October 19, the Chiefs won 26-17 behind an efficient performance from a massive 162-yard rushing day from Clyde Edwards-Helaire and an outstanding defensive effort that led to Allen passing for just 122 yards. That’s a recipe for success that Kansas City will be unlikely to replicate considering Edwards-Helaire is hobbled and Allen is too good to be bottled up that thoroughly twice. That means the Chiefs will have to go with their usual strategy of lighting up the scoreboard with an explosive passing attack — as long as Mahomes is OK.

Who’s going to win Super Bowl LV

With the Mahomes health caveat, the Chiefs should remain favorites to retain their title. Andy Reid’s offense is well-crafted and the club’s skill position players have incredible speed, making them a nightmare to defend. On defense they create turnovers and get after the quarterback at a respectable clip, making life difficult for opposing passing attacks. They are far from perfect, but they are well-coached, talented, and consistent.

The Bills might be the second-best team in the field thanks to the rapid improvement Allen has displayed as a dual-threat quarterback and red-zone virtuoso. Buffalo is probably a little more talented than Kansas City on the defensive side of the ball—particularly in the secondary—but the club also relies on putting up massive point totals and defending leads. That’s been a winning formula for them. If it weren’t for a miraculous Kyler Murray Hail Mary, they’d be riding a 12-game winning streak into this game.

While the NFC isn’t as strong as the AFC, the Packers are no joke. No team has gotten better quarterback play this season, and they run the ball effectively enough that their play action passes are extremely effective. The Packers are adept at playing bully ball against less physical defenses, too. Green Bay’s defense isn’t anything to write home about, but the same can be said about the Bills and Chiefs as well. This is an offense-first remaining field, and the Packers can score with the best of them.

Rounding out the final four as the biggest underdog are the Buccaneers. Although Tampa Bay was inconsistent during the season, they’ve won five straight games (including two playoff victories) and put up at least 30 points each time out. Their defense is the strongest of the remaining four teams, which could tip the scales at a critical moment, and Brady’s playoff record speaks for itself. This team is on a quest to be the first to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium and it wouldn’t be a shock to see that happen.

FiveThirtyEight’s championship probabilities are as follows

TeamSuper Bowl Odds
Packers29%
Chiefs27%
Bills 26%
Buccaneers18%

The biggest dates of the 2020-21 NFL season

NFL 2020/21 season dates
NameDateLocation
Regular seasonSeptember 10, 2020 –  January 3, 2021U.S.
PlayoffsStart date: January 9, 2021U.S.
Super Bowl LVFebruary 7, 2021Tampa, Florida

Who are you picking to make Super Bowl LV? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and don’t forget to sign up for your VPN!

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