You certainly can’t complain about the quality of any of the four teams in this year’s NFL conference championship games. Regardless of who makes it to Super Bowl LVII, there are strong arguments that they deserve it.
This weekend’s pair of games sees two of the best defensive teams in the league, the 49ers and Eagles, battle it out, and there really aren’t many weak spots. Meanwhile, the Chiefs and Bengals are both 11-0 when they score first (and the Bengals are in the midst of a 10-game winning streak).
The winners of the two games, of course, will meet in two weeks in Arizona — and interest in both games is high, with ticket demand equaling last year’s 49ers-Rams NFC Championship, which was the top-selling NFL game in 2022 .StubHub outside of the Super Bowl.
Of course, not everyone can attend in person. If you’re figuring out the best way to watch or won’t be near a TV, here’s the best way to watch the games.
Which NFL teams are playing this week? And which channels are broadcasting the games?
It depends on the last two playoff games. (The home team is listed second.)
Sunday, January 29
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 3 p.m. ET on Fox
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS
How can I watch the NFL playoffs for free – even if I’m out of the market?
The best way to watch any network programs for free on the big screen is with a good HD antenna. And since the conference championships are broadcast on broadcast networks, you’ll be able to watch even if you don’t have a cable subscription. To make sure you’re getting the most reliable signal, be sure to test the antenna in multiple locations around your home.
Can I live stream the NFL playoffs online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
yes Try one of these services…
NBC’s streaming service will give you access to several games, including all Sunday night games. You can get a seven-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $5 or $10. (Peacock’s free version does not include live sports.)
The CBS streaming service will give you access to games broadcast on that network. You can get a one-week free trial, followed by a $5 or $10 monthly fee.
Disney’s bundle of Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ no longer has a free trial, so you’ll have to pay $13.99 a month for the three combined (or $19.99 a month without ads on Hulu). Including live TV in the package increases the price to $70 per month ($76 without ads).
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial period of this service is also no longer available. It will cost you $70 per month.
After up to a two-week trial, you can expect monthly fees of $65.
Dish Network’s Sling recently increased its prices. The lower-tier Orange plan will now cost you $40 per month. Adding the more comprehensive Blue plan increases the cost to $55 per month. (A $5 per month increase for each.) The seven-day free trial is gone with the price increase, but the cord-cutting service is offering 50% off the first month’s bill.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renamed streaming service will cost you $70 per month and up after the free trial option.
This sports-oriented cord-cutting service carries broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $70 to $100, depending on the channels you choose.
Can I watch the NFL playoffs on Amazon?
you can’t The streaming service only had rights to Thursday night regular-season games.
Does the NFL offer any viewing packages to watch the games I want?
The NFL app will allow you to stream games that are being broadcast locally in your market on Sundays. If you want to watch an “out-of-market” game, you have two choices.
Watch live local and out-of-market games and (with the premium subscription) replays. There is a seven-day free trial, after which you expect to be charged $30 per season. ($80 for premium.)
NFL Sunday Ticket
DirecTV customers can access it, but (if you’re eligible by living in an apartment complex or some area where you can’t get DirecTV), you can also sign up for an online version that lets you watch every game on NFL live this season. There’s a one-week trial period, after which you’re looking at monthly fees of $73.49 per month for a four-month period, or $293.36 for the entire season (or $99 for four months, or $396).
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