Where to watch NFL 19 Sunday Night Football in Australia
The NFL season is now in full swing, with Sunday Night Football once again expected to draw in millions of viewers.
Sunday Night Football is a hugely popular TV event in the US. While there are several NFL games broadcast on Sunday, there’s only one headline game every week, which generally packs enough excitement and drama to set record ratings.
This season's Sunday Night Football is full of must-see match-ups, including three appearances by Tom Brady – the first scheduled for Week 3, when the New England Patriots face off with the Detroit Lions. All in all, it’s shaping up to be an action-packed season and passionate Aussie NFL fans can easily keep up with their favourite teams. The only drawback? You’ll have to tune in Monday morning to watch live – but since it’s easy to stream the games to a mobile device, that shouldn’t be a problem.
This week, the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers. Tune in Monday, 10 September, from 10:15 AM AEST.
How to watch Sunday Night Football in Australia
Option 1: 7MATE
Three live games per week, including the Sunday Night Football headline game, are broadcast on free-to-air and available to watch on 7MATE. In other words, you don’t have to break your budget to enjoy the Sunday action live.
Option 2: ESPN
Sunday Night Football also airs on ESPN, the network carrying up to three games per week as well. You can watch on TV with a Foxtel subscription with the Sports Pack or stream the match to your mobile device with the Foxtel app. It’s free with your Foxtel subscription.
Alternatively, you can also watch ESPN via the Internet with Foxtel Now, which gives you access to Foxtel channels live, as well as the chance to catch up with content on demand. You’ll need the Sports Pack, priced at $29/month. This is a Premium Pack, so you need to add a Starter Pack to your subscription to gain access to it. Choose between Drama, Pop, Kids, Docos and Lifestyle, with prices starting at $10/month each. In total, your Foxtel Now subscription with Sports will cost from $39/month.
Foxtel Now works on a variety of devices, including computers, smartphones/tablets, Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now Box. A 10-day free trial is available for new clients. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.
ESPN is also available with Fetch TV as part of the Vibe Pack. The channel pack is only $6/month, but the total price of your subscription will depend on whether you buy a Fetch box outright or purchase it through a broadband provider.
Option 3: NFL Game Pass
While 7MATE and ESPN are great if you’re only keen on watching Sunday Night Football, fans who want access to everything NFL has to offer should go for an NFL Game Pass subscription. The streaming service is a must if you’re a serious NFL fan since it enables you to watch over 250 games live and on-demand throughout the season.
The cost is pretty steep at US$199.99 (one payment of 4 x $50.00 instalments)/year, but you gain access to every game live, including Sunday Night Football, plus news, statistics, replays and more. You can also get a weekly pass for US$22.99. There’s a one-week trial for new customers. The service works on computers, mobile devices, Apple TV and more.
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