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How to Stream NFL Games with NFL Network on Hulu

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Are you ready for some football? Because after a season of uncertainty, COVID tests, and empty stadiums—NFL football is back with a vengeance. 

So, here’s the game plan: the 2021 season kicks off on Thursday, September 9 and there’s a good chance you’re wondering—am I going to be able to live stream NFL games this season without cable? Hulu’s got you covered.*

We’re breaking down everything you need to know about the 2021 season opener, how to live stream NFL games, and how to unlock more great NFL content on Hulu.

Let’s do it.

*Live TV plan required. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

Does Hulu have NFL Network?

The short answer? Yes, NFL Network is available to all Hulu + Live TV* subscribers.

Hulu added NFL Network to its live TV line-up in July 2021, bringing year-round NFL content to fans with Thursday Night Football. Monday Night Football airs on ESPN and Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, respectively.

With Hulu + Live TV, you can watch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (like NFL Total Access and the Emmy®-nominated show Good Morning Football), and lots more. 

*Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply. 

How to Watch Live Sports on Hulu

Ready to start streaming NFL games? Here’s how to get started with a 7-day free trial* of Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Sign up or login with your Hulu credentials if you’re already subscribed (current Hulu subscribers can switch to Live TV**).
  2. Set up any Live TV supported devices such as Android, Apple, Chromecast, Fire TV, LG TV, Mac and PC browsers, Playstation, Roku, Samsung TV, VIZIO, Xbox, and more.
  3. Enter your zip code to find local live TV availability for channels carrying and streaming NFL games and other live sports.

*Free trials for Live TV and add-ons available for new and eligible returning subscribers.

**Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.

Record NFL Games with Hulu’s Cloud DVR

Too busy for an NFL live stream? No Problem. With Hulu’s Cloud DVR, you won’t miss a single play. Here’s how:

  1. Find what you want to watch using the Live Guide.
  2. Click record from the Guide, or navigate to the details page and find the record icon.
  3. That’s it, you’re recording!
  4. And, for later, here’s how to manage your Cloud DVR recordings.

NFL Season Opener 2021

When is NFL kickoff?

The 2021 NFL season will kick off on Thursday, September 9 at 8:20PM ET on NBC.

Who is playing in the NFL season opener?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys will kick off the 2021 NFL season, facing off at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

Check out the 2021 NFL Season Schedule

Get More NFL on Hulu 

Sports Add-On on Hulu.

NFL RedZone on Hulu

Can’t fathom football season without seven straight hours of Scott Hanson breaking down the live action on NFL RedZone? 

Luckily for you, Hulu + Live TV subscribers with the Sports Add-On can enjoy NFL RedZone and other live sports networks, like the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, MAVTV Motorsports Network, TVG, and TVG2.

Explore the Hulu + Live TV Sports Add-On Package

ESPN+ on Hulu

With ESPN+ on Hulu,* you can gain access to even more live events (including college football), game replays, sports exclusives, and ESPN originals like Peyton’s Places and the award-winning 30 for 30 sports documentary library. 

You’ll also have the ability to purchase and stream ESPN+ PPV events within the Hulu app on supported devices.

See more Perks of ESPN+ on Hulu

*Access ESPN+ content via Hulu and ESPN+; select content only available via ESPN app and espn.com. Terms apply.

Football Movies on Hulu

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Need a little extra entertainment to fill in the nights without live games? Hulu + Live TV subscribers (well, all Hulu subscribers for that matter) can access Hulu’s full streaming library, including thousands of popular shows, movies, and Hulu Originals. 

Check out some of our favorite football movies streaming now, like Rudy, Brian Banks, and Catching Faith

Discover Football Movies & Shows on Hulu

Ready to watch every game of the season, from the kick-off to the Super Bowl? Visit our Help Center for more information about NFL Network on Hulu.

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