So the NFL is back! With the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs winning their first game, the season promises to be entertaining. But with the year 2020 came COVID-19 and the social distancing practices put in place, which means going to the games in person isn’t an option. However, you can still catch all the action by streaming NFL on Firestick from the comfort of your home.

How To Watch NFL On Firestick

Firestick is a compact-sized streaming device that lets you stream unlimited content on your smart TV. It’s very affordable with zero monthly fees, and you have access to free and paid apps to stream all types of shows and movies with. Watching NFL games live is not a hassle with Firestick as there are multiple options.

There are two ways to watch NFL on Firestick: the paid method and the free method.

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The NFL has official platforms where people can stream live matches for a fee. Some of these are NBC, DirecTV, NFL Network, YouTube TV, Fox Sports, and ESPN. With your Firestick, you can get access to these platforms by simply downloading them.

How to Watch NFL on Firestick via NFL Network

This is the most officially-sanctioned way to watch NFL on Firestick. If you are subscribed to the NFL Network, you have complete access to live matches and  you can get it on your Firestick by:

  1. On your Firestick home screen, locate the Search tab
  2. Type in “NFL” and search
  3. Click on the NFL app icon
  4. Select the Get button to install it
  5. After installation, click Open to start watching
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How To Watch NFL on Firestick via YouTube TV

The NFL recently teamed up with YouTube TV to give viewers access to live matches on the platform. If you are subscribed to YouTube TV, you can get some games on their NFL Network. But for the complete experience, you would have to pay a little extra for the NFL Red Zone. 

To watch it on your Firestick:

  1. Go to the Search tab on your Firestick Home screen
  2. Type in YouTube TV
  3. Click on YouTube TV in the search results
  4. Select the YouTube TV app icon
  5. Click the Get or Download option
  6. Open the app and sign in 

However, if you are outside the US, you may not be able to get or use the app due to Geo-restrictions. But there’s a way around it. You only need to get a VPN to browse as though you are in the US, which gives you access to watch NFL on Firestick once again.

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How To Watch NFL on Firestick via Hulu

Hulu is one of the more popular apps for streaming content and it also gives coverage of NFL on its Live TV. If you are already subscribed to Hulu, you will be able to catch the NFL action on ESPN, CBS, NBC, and FOX stations.

To download Hulu on Firestick, you:

  1. Go to the Search tab on your Firestick Home screen
  2. Type in Hulu
  3. Click on Hulu in the search results
  4. Click the Get or Download option
  5. Open the app and sign in 

Right now Hulu is only available in the US, but we have a guide on how to watch Hulu in the UK (or any other country).

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How To Watch NFL on Firestick via FuboTV

This is one of the top picks for watching NFL on Firestick. FuboTV is a live TV app that has over a hundred channels on its basic package, among which is NFL Network. In addition to the NFL Network, it also has local channels such as CBS, FOX, NBC, and so on, which gives you coverage of the NFL. Its basic package costs $64.99 per month.

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To download FuboTV on Firestick:

  1. Go to the Search tab on your Firestick Home screen
  2. Type in FuboTV
  3. Click on FuboTV in the search results
  4. Click the Get or Download option
  5. Open the app and sign in 
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How To Watch NFL on Firestick via DirecTV

DirecTV is a budget-friendly streaming service that provides live TV channels and on-demand services including NFL on Firestick.

To download DirecTV on Firestick, simply:

  1. Go to the Search tab on your Firestick Home screen
  2. Type in DirecTV
  3. Click on DirecTV in the search results
  4. Click the Get option
  5. Open the app and sign in 
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Important: Please note that access to these platforms is restricted to the United States. If you do not have a US credit card to pay for them, you won’t be able to legally subscribe to them. However, if you are already subscribed to the platforms and you are not in the US, it will give you a Geo-restriction error after downloading. Don’t fret, though, there’s a way around this! 

You can still get these apps on your Firestick by using a VPN. Choosing a VPN can be a bit daunting, but our favorite VPN service for this purpose is IPVanish. You can download and use it by:

  1. Using any device, go to IPVanish and create an account. Use our link to get an exclusive discount for KFire readers. It helps us keep writing articles, and saves you money!
  2. Now on your Firestick, go to the Home screen
  3. Click on the Search tab
  4. Type in IPVanish 
  5. Select it from the search results
  6. Click on the IPVanish app icon 
  7. Click on the Get button or the Download button
  8. Open the app and enter your credentials
  9. Once logged in, select the country of your choice (US), and use the best default for both city and server
  10. Click Connect

Now you are browsing as though you are in the US, follow the given instructions to download any of the aforementioned apps, and you’ll be on your way to enjoying the NFL on Firestick. 

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Free Method – How To Watch NFL on Firestick for Free

If for one reason or the other, you can’t pay or you don’t want to pay the subscription fees for access to live NFL games, there are alternatives watch NFL on Firestick for free. In this case free might not necessarily be entirely legal, so we recommend you use a VPN like IPVanish when you’re streaming NFL on Firestick fore free regardless of your location.

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In this free method, you can watch the NFL on Firestick using the Amazon Silk browser or a few third-party apps.

How to Watch NFL on Firestick via Amazon Silk Browser

Live streaming NFL matches on the Amazon Silk browser involves accessing it using a link. On your Firestick, the Amazon Silk browser comes pre-installed but if you have deleted it, just re-download it.

To watch the NFL on your Firestick simply

  1. Open your Firestick Home screen
  2. Click on the Search icon on the top left corner
  3. Type in Amazon Silk Browser
  4. Open the browser and type in usTVgo.TV/category/sports
  5. After the website opens, click on the NFL game you want to watch
  6. Start streaming

Note: If the link doesn’t work for you, try liveTV.sx/enx or crackstreams.com

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How to Watch NFL on Firestick via Ola TV

This is a live TV app that provides users with hundreds of cable TV channels both national and local, as well as some channels from foreign countries.

Since this is a third-party app, you will need to permit your Firestick to download it. If you have already downloaded a third-party app before, then go ahead and get the Ola TV app from step 8. If you haven’t,

  1. Go to Settings on your Firestick
  2. Click on My Fire TV
  3. Select Developer Options
  4. Enable Apps from Unknown Sources by clicking on Turn On
  5. Go back to your Firestick Home screen
  6. On the Search menu, type in Downloader
  7. Select Downloader and click on Get / Download
  8. Open it and type in the URL bit.ly/ola-fire-TV 
  9. Install the app when it’s done downloading
  10. After installation, select Done, then Delete the APK
  11. Hold the Home button on your Firestick remote
  12. Select Applications
  13. Click on the Ola TV app
  14. Surf through the channels and select NBC
  15. Enjoy the NFL live on Firestick

One of these methods should you get you ready to watch NFL on Firestick. If you start having problems downloading the apps, it should be easily resolved. We laid out some of the most common issues and their solutions below.

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Common Problems Installing NFL on Firestick Apps

Internet Connection And Restrictions

Accessing NFL outside the US is restricted and there are IP trackers put in place to keep people from outside the country from getting it. Also, Firestick is owned by Amazon and the only allowed way (officially) to download apps on your Firestick is through the Amazon app store. This might be one of the reasons why you are unable to download it.

If you’re trying to use an app the restricts content based on geography, connect to a VPN before you start the process of downloading or viewing.

If you’re having trouble with your internet check out our Firestick WiFi not working guide.

Low Storage Space

The Firestick often has storage space issues which cause it to lag, freeze, overheat, as well as prevent downloads. You can delete apps to free up space, but if you don’t want to do that, there’s another option. The accumulated cache in your Firestick should be cleared to create space for new downloads. 

  1. Go to your Firestick Home menu
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Select Applications
  4. Choose Manage Installed Applications
  5. Browse through your apps and select one of them
  6. Click on Clear Cache
  7. Repeat until there’s enough space to download new apps.

Conclusion

With the NFL resuming the season amidst the pandemic, you don’t have to miss all the action. Stream the games live from your comfort zone using the Amazon Firestick.

So follow the above guidelines and enjoy watching the NFL on your Firestick.

P.S Don’t forget to use your VPN when browsing.