How to Watch the NFL on Chromecast Streaming Devices

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Watch NFL on Chromecast

If you’re like me, you have been waiting for many long months for the return of football glory. Well, it’s finally back – 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 – and you can too! Curious about how to watch NFL on Chromecast? Keep reading to find out.

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 computer. Use your smartphone, Chromecast and one of the services listed below to watch NFL on Google Chromecast.


How to Watch NFL on Chromecast

  1. Sign up for one of services described below (free 7-day trial of Hulu with Live TV)
  2. Watch on your computer or laptop, and cast to Chromecast
  3. You should use a computer; mobile casting to Chromecast will not always 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 all of the services described below. However, it may not work for live NFL games, because the NFL does not allow you to watch NFL games on mobile devices via most services, besides the NFL Mobile app. The workaround is to simply stream on your computer/laptop, and cast from there.


Get the Chromecast NFL Stream via Hulu Live


Hulu with Live TV is a popular streaming service that offers an excellent way to watch the NFL Chromecast stream for just about every game of the season. The service covers ESPN and NFL Network, and in the majority of markets also carries NBC, FOX and CBS.

Hulu Live costs $40 a month, and comes with over 40 channels. It also includes an extensive on-demand library for 24/7 entertainment.

Hulu (review here) works on Chromecast, as well as most other devices. It’s affordable, and available without a contract. You can try it out for free for 7 days by clicking here.


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 $40 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!


Stream Chromecast NFL Games on fuboTV

fuboTV is a sports streaming service that provides 75+ channels for live streaming. Most of these networks cover sports, although some general news/entertainment channels are also included. For football fans, the most important networks are NBC, FOX, and CBS, which fuboTV carries in most markets.

Check out our fuboTV review to learn more, or read through the full fuboTV channel list.

You can also start a FREE 7-day trial of fuboTV today!


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!


Use YouTube TV on Chromecast to Stream NFL Games

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a $40/mo, no-contract-required streaming service that offers another good way to watch NFL games on your Chromecast. The service offers 50+ networks, including NBC, FOX, CBS and ESPN.

To learn more, read through our YouTube TV review. You can also start things off with a free 7 day trial!


Stream NFL on Google Chromecast via PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is another option for football fans. It includes the most important networks, icluding ESPN, NFL Network, NBC/CBS/FOX in select areas, and more.

Despite the name, PlayStation Vue does not require the use of a PlayStation device. It works on most streaming devices, including Chromecast. Note: While Vue does technically work on Chromecast, many people have experienced issues with it not working properly in the past.

Read our PS Vue review to find out more, or get started with a FREE 5-day trial today!


Watch Chromecast NFL Games via CBS All Access (CBS-Hosted Games Only)

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CBS All Access is a way to watch some games on your Chromecast and other devices. The service includes the CBS live stream, so all games that air on CBS will be covered.

So, it’s a limited option. That said, the service only costs $5.99 per month, so it’s quite affordable. It also includes tons of on-demand content from CBS. Check our CBS All Access review to learn more.

Click here to try a free 7-day trial!


Watch NFL on Chromecast via NFL Game Pass (On-Demand Replays Only)NFL-Game-Pass

NFL Game Pass is the league’s official streaming service. It costs $100 for the season, and covers every single game from every single team in the NFL. The downside is that it’s only for on-demand replays, and live streaming is not possible. Curious? Learn more in our NFL Game Pass review, or click here to start a free trial!


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

Austin Meadows

Author Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows is a cord-cutting reporter living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West. Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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