How to Watch the 2022 NFL Playoffs Online Without Cable
By Danica Creahan
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The 2022 NFL season is well underway with Super Bowl LVI just less than a few weeks ago. No matter how your fantasy football roster is looking at this point, it's a great time to figure out how you’ll be cheering on your favorite team.
Whether you're mainly in it for the game day food and camaraderie or are genuinely a gigantic football fan, snacks and friendship aside, it’s high time you sort out which streaming service you’ll be using to watch the NFL playoffs on the road to the Super Bowl.
From Hulu to Amazon Prime Video to DirecTV's new online TV service, there are plenty of ways to watch that will ensure your game day parties (whether it be a party of one or many) are a total touchdown. Make sure you know the game schedule, so you don't miss your favorite team.
Here's how to watch the rest of the 2022 season of NFL Football.
Channels: NBC; Sports add-on includes NFL RedZone and other channels
If everybody's ready for Sunday night except you, sign up for Peacock. Those who don't have cable can watch Sunday Night Football via Peacock Premium for $5 per month. All NBC Sunday Night Football games, including preseason and playoffs, are available to stream. Most importantly, NBC is home of Super Bowl LVI.
Whether you want to watch live broadcasts of the games or access replays, the Hulu + Live TV package lets you access CBS, NBC, ESPN, ESPN+, FOX and the NFL Network. The NFL Network offers year-round NFL content for subscribers, including live NFL preseason games, exclusive live NFL regular season games, studio shows. You can also opt for the Sports Add-on, which features more channels, including NFL RedZone, Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, MAVTV Motorsports Network, TVG and TVG2, for an extra $10 per month.
If you're a huge sports fan who loves exclusive content, an ESPN+ membership is perfect for you. It gives you access to extra content you can't get on regular ESPN, including Fantasy Focus, NFL Countdown, NFL PrimeTime and NFL Live. It's great for football fans who want to watch live events, original shows and the option to buy UFC pay-per-view events. ESPN+ is $7 monthly or $70 annually; $13 monthly with the Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu bundle.
For $169, the Apple TV 4K has Dolby Vision, a Siri-enabled remote and SharePlay, which makes it easy to enjoy the game with a group of friends. Keep the games coming after you celebrate your favorite team winning with Apple Arcade Gaming.
Already have Alexa helping you out around the house? The Amazon Fire TV Stick will fit in perfectly with its Alexa-controlled remote. It offers 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR and HDR10+ in addition to Dolby Atmos audio. Plus, get access to thousands of channels, some of which are even available for free!