Here's what football fans need to know about following all the action during the 2022 NFL season.
The 2022 NFL season is in full swing and the Cincinnati Bengals play the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 on Thursday, September 29. If you're looking to watch or stream the Bengals vs. Dolphins today, here's how to watch the football game, plus all other NFL matchups this season.
How to watch Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals Thursday Game
The Miami Dolphins-Cincinnati Bengals game airs on Amazon Prime Video nationally and will also be available to watch through the NFL mobile app via NFL+. Amazon Prime members already have full access to all of Prime Video's offerings for no additional fees, but if you are not a member yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial and begin watching immediately.
The 3-0 Dolphins take on the Bengals at the Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pregame coverage starts at 7 p.m ET with a live edition of TNF Tonight, followed by Thursday Night Football Kickoff at 8 p.m.
'Thursday Night Football' on Prime Video
Thursday Night Football will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Play-by-play legend Al Michaels and ESPN's College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit will have the calls.
If you want to watch NFL games exclusively on your mobile device or tablet, NFL+ has you covered. Starting at $5 per month or $30 annually, an NFL+ subscription gives you mobile or tablet access to live local and primetime regular season and postseason games, live game audio for every game and more. You'll also get live out-of-market preseason games across a broader range of devices.
For Monday and Sunday night NFL games, keep reading to check out our rundown of where you can watch each and every NFL game this year — from streaming services you probably already subscribe to like Amazon Prime Video and Paramount+ to live TV packages including DirecTV Stream and Fubo TV.
Where to watch the 2022 NFL season online
There are a number of streaming services that offer NFL games this season, including Amazon Prime Video, NFL+, Paramount+, FuboTV and more. Here's what you need to know about watching NFL games in 2022.
'Sunday Night Football' on NBC and Peacock
Sunday Night Football will air weekly on NBC, and simultaneously stream live on Peacock. (You can also stream NBC via a live-TV streaming app, like DirecTV Stream.)
The SNF schedule kicks off with the Bills-Rams season-opener on September 8, 2022, which is, technically, a Thursday (and not a Sunday) night.
An important streaming heads-up: While Peacock offers plenty of great ad-supported shows and movies for free, if you want access to Peacock's premium content, including Sunday Night Football, you need a subscription. There are two Peacock subscription options. For $5 per month, you can get ad-supported access to premium content, or go ad-free for $10 per month.
DirecTV Stream isn't cheap, but it streams all the networks you'll need for the 2022 NFL season. DirecTV Stream's least-expensive tier, called "Entertainment," offers CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN for $70 a month. But get this: Subscribers to the "Choice" tier and above get CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN, plus your regional sports networks and no-extra-cost access to 2022 NFL Sunday Ticket Max, a plan that streams every live out-of-market Sunday game (and usually runs $395).
Right now, DirectTV Stream is offering $20 off your first two months of any package.
A Paramount+ subscription includes access to the Masters live stream. Paramount+ has two subscriber tiers available — the $5 per month "Essential Plan," a budget-minded tier with ads, and the $10 per month "Premium Plan," which costs more but is ad-free. Paramount+ also offers a one-week free-trial period, so if you were thinking of trying the platform, you can catch a few rounds of golf first.
FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to all kinds of sporting events, including rounds of the U.S. Open. Packages include NBC, Fox, CBS, ESPN, the Golf Channel and more. In addition to these, FuboTV also offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games.
Since the Super Bowl will be streamed on Fox, new users will want to subscribe to either Sling Blue — which, in select markets, includes Fox — or Sling Orange & Blue, if you want to enjoy even more sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3. Sling is now offering new users 50% off their first month of any package.
Hulu + Live TV
Not only will you be able to watch the Super Bowl with this subscription, but a $70 monthly subscription to Hulu+ Live TV also offers access to all the platforms airing and streaming 2023 NFL games — except Amazon Prime Video, which must be purchased separately.
YouTube TV offers streaming coverage and pricing similar to Hulu+ Live TV's, with the added bonus of a cable TV-esque channel grid. A basic subscription costs $65 a month. It's currently being offered (to new users only) for $55 a month for the first three months.
During the 2022 NFL season, ESPN+ will exclusively broadcast one single game: Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on October 30. The game will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England at 9:30 a.m. ET. This means, if you truly want to the ability to stream every single game of the season, you'll need access to ESPN+ for the month of October. The $7 per month streaming service does not currently offer a free trial.
Another way you can gain access to ESPN+ is through the Disney+ bundle, which includes Disney+, Hulu's most basic ad-supported plan and ESPN+ for $14 a month.
U Must Have Amplified HD Digital TV Antenna
Don't want to pay a monthly fee to catch NFL games on NBC? An inexpensive HD antenna will let you watch football and everything else broadcast on the major over-the-air networks.
Best streaming devices for watching the 2022 NFL season
Roku Express 4K+
Among the streaming hardware giants, the Roku Express 4K+ boasts the most options and apps, including NFL-friendly streaming services such as Hulu, YouTubeTV and FuboTV. It's Apple AirPlay compatible as well, enabling you to connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV. (You can learn more about Roku here.)
Apple TV 4K
Apple devotees, or anyone with an Apple One subscription bundle, should consider watching NFL live streams on an Apple TV 4K. The device is equipped with Dolby Vision, a new-and-improved Siri-enabled remote and SharePlay, which enables you to enjoy the game with a group of pals. After the games wrap, you can take advantage of Apple Arcade gaming or stream a movie from your favorite streaming service.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K is a streaming device that will appeal to anyone with an Alexa-enabled home. Say goodbye to pouring through channel menus. You can switch back and forth between games with the device's voice remote ("Alexa, turn on the AFC Championship..."). It offers 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+ in addition to Dolby Atmos audio, plus access to thousands of channels, some of which are free.