How to Watch the NFL on Chromecast Streaming Devices

Watch NFL on Chromecast

It’s finally come – the 2017 NFL season is underway at last! If you’re like me, you have been waiting for many long months for the return of football glory. And this season, I have one more reason to be excited: I have learned how to watch NFL on Chromecast, without having to pay for cable! I’m saving a bundle, while still enjoying live football.

If you’d like to join the ranks of cord-cutters who have ditched cable for good, keep reading to learn how you can stream NFL on Chromecast devices. Note: as you likely know, Chromecast needs to be controlled by a compatible mobile device, such as a smartphone. Use your smartphone, Chromecast and one of the services listed below to watch NFL on Google Chromecast.


How to Watch NFL on Google Chromecast

  1. Sign up for one of services described below (free 7-day trial of DIRECTV NOW)
  2. Watch on your computer or laptop, and cast to Chromecast
  3. You must use a computer; mobile casting to Chromecast will not work for NFL
  4. Tune in at game time, and enjoy!

As you likely know, most Chromecast users will cast from their mobile devices to their TV. This works with both of the services described below. However, it won’t work for live NFL games, because the NFL does not allow you to watch NFL games on mobile devices via any service besides the NFL Mobile app. The workaround is to simply stream on your computer/laptop, and cast from there.


Watch NFL on Chromecast via DIRECTV NOW


DIRECTV NOW provides a great way to watch the NFL on Chromecast and many other streaming devices. The service is an easy way to watch live TV without cable, on all your favorite devices. Starting at $35 a month, DIRECTV NOW presents a fantastic and affordable solution to cable-free streaming.

For live football streaming on Chromecast, DIRECTV NOW offers several useful channels, including ESPN nationwide and NBC/FOX/CBS in many areas. These networks cover tons of NFL games. You can use DIRECTV NOW on your computer via a web browser, and cast to your Chromecast from there. See our DIRECTV NOW review to learn more.

Want to watch NFL on Chromecast for free? Try out a free 7-day trial!


Watch Football on Chromecast Devices via Sling TV

Sling TV is another great option for Chromecast NFL streaming. The service provides many useful channels, including ESPN, NFL Network, NBC/FOX in select areas, and more. You can stream NFL on Chromecast by watching Sling TV on your computer via Google Chrome, and casting from your Chromecast.

Keep in mind that Sling TV is much more than a way to watch NFL games on Chromecast. You can also enjoy networks like TNT, TBS, Comedy Central and many more – our Sling TV review has the full channel list.

Start a free 7-day trial today!


For more information, check out our NFL streaming guide for answers to all your questions.

Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows is a cord-cutting reporter living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West.
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