Networks & Services Streaming Thursday Night Football This Year

Channel Program Streamed Monthly Cost Free Trial HD Stream Cable Required iOS App Android App
Watch-NBC-Online Thursday Night Football, Local Games Free,
Restricted
Yes with Sling/DTVN Yes Antenna Yes Yes
sling_television-300x150 ALL TNF Games Live! $20 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
DTV-Now-300x127 ALL TNF Games Live! $35 Watch 7 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes
CBS-Streaming-NFL-Watch-300x83 Thursday Night Football, Local Games $6
$10 Ad-Free
Watch 30 Days Free Yes Antenna Yes Yes
Watch-NFL-Network-Streaming-300x90 Thursday Night Football, RedZone Free,
Restricted
Yes with Sling/DTVN Yes Yes, except with Sling/DTVN No No
streaming-amazon-300x86 Some Thursday Night Football $99/Year Watch 30 Days Free Yes No Yes Yes

Thursday Night Football debuted in 2006 as part of the NFL’s Run to the Playoffs program consisting of eight games broadcast on Saturday and Thursday nights. Starting from 2012 the Thursday Night Football program ran through the second week of NFL’s season. The Thanksgiving primetime game was also part of Thursday Night Football until 2011. Starting from 2016, both CBS and NBC would broadcast five games each. CBS usually airs the first five, followed by NBC airing the remaining five games.

Watch Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network

The NFL Network is the home of Thursday Night Football throughout the season. The network is available via cable service operators across the US and can also be accessed by subscribers via the NFL app for smartphones. It is possible to live stream Thursday Night Football if your cable service provider offers live streaming options.

Amazon Prime Members Get Some TNF Games Streaming Live for Free

If you’re an Amazon Prime member you’re in luck because they just inked a deal with the NFL to stream 10 games live. You get 30 days free so check out Amazon Prime now if you’re interested:

Watch on Amazon Prime 30 Days Free

Watch Thursday Night Football on CBS

CBS airs TNF and in particular the first five games of the season. Most pay-tv services list CBS as part of their core entertainment packages. However, it’s also possible for subscribers to stream via the CBS app or the network’s website.

Watch Thursday Night Football on NBC

TNF is one of the more popular NBC sports shows. NBC is available across the US via regular cable service providers. It’s also possible to stream the channel if a cable service provider offers live streaming options.

Stream Thursday Night Football Live Without Cable

Many people don’t want to deal with the hassle of a long-term commitment and the inflexibility of regular cable services. Online streaming services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW make it easier for people to watch or stream live channels like NBC, and the NHL Network live. Incidentally, both services allow for streaming via native apps for iOS and Android devices. Starting at $20 and $35 respectively they also don’t require a long-term commitment like regular cable.

You can try out both services for free using the links below:

Sling (7 Days Free) DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)
 Try Sling TV Try DIRECTV NOW

Illegal online streaming methods for TNF

You probably already know about a couple of free streaming methods. Despite being free, we don’t advocate using those methods since they are illegal and carry severe legal penalties. We only recommend the options mentioned above.