Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube

NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube Primetime Channels brings you Sunday afternoon regular season NFL games not carried on local broadcasts in your area without buying a YouTube TV Base Plan subscription. Learn more about how to get NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube.

Watch NFL Sunday Ticket Games on YouTube - US Only

With the NFL Sunday Ticket Primetime Channel, you can watch regular season Sunday afternoon out-of-market NFL games carried on CBS and FOX on channels not available in your local area. NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube does not include Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN, select digital-only games and international games, and preseason and postseason games. Regular season games start streaming on Sunday, September 10.

In this article, you can learn where to find games, how to stream them on your smart TV, including how to record, and more.

Watch NFL Sunday Ticket on your smart TV or streaming device

Before you watch NFL Sunday Ticket on your smart TV or streaming device, make sure: 

To start watching on your smart TV or streaming device:

  1. Open the YouTube app and then sign in with the Google Account that you used to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket. Learn how to download and sign in to the YouTube app on your TV.
  2. Live and upcoming NFL games available in your area will show up on the Home  tab and on the NFL channel page. You can find the NFL channel page by entering “NFL” in the search bar.
    1. If the game is live, select the game to start watching.
    2. If the game is scheduled for later, select the game and then select Notify me to get an alert on your phone when the game is live.
Confirm your playback area to watch NFL Sunday Ticket
 
You may be asked to confirm your playback area when watching. To do this, you must make sure that the mobile device and mobile web browser you intend to use to verify have Location Sharing turned on. Learn how to turn on Location Sharing on your mobile device.

Control the game on your smart TV or streaming device

Use your device remote to control the game:

  • To pause, press Select.
  • To rewind, press Left on the directional pad. You can only rewind to the point where you started watching. If you switch between games, the point where you can rewind to will reset.
  • To fast-forward, press Right on the directional pad. Fast-forward is only available to catch up to live programming, on DVR recorded games (available on the YouTube TV app), and previously aired on-demand games.

Watch multiple NFL games at once

Attention: NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers without NFL RedZone.
 
If you purchased NFL Sunday Ticket without NFL RedZone, you may still see multiview options that include NFL RedZone. Choosing these multiviews won't work without an NFL RedZone subscription.

Multiview allows you to watch up to four preselected NFL games at the same time on a smart TV or streaming device. You’ll see multiview options about 20 mins before the start of a game on YouTube.

The quickest way to find the multiview for a select combination of games is to:

  1. Start watching one of your favorite team’s games.
  2. Press down on your remote until you see predefined multiview combinations.
  3. Select your preferred game combination.
    Note: In some cases, you can choose specific games to help find the combination you're looking for.

You can find multiviews on the Home  tab, on the NFL channel page, and as watch next recommendations when you’re watching live games. Learn more about multiviews on YouTube.

Record NFL games

You get unlimited digital video recording (DVR) storage with NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube. But to record games and watch your recordings, you need to go to the YouTube TV app. DVR is available for NFL Sunday Ticket Primetime Channel subscribers through YouTube TV, even without a monthly YouTube TV Base Plan subscription.

Here’s how to get started on your smart TV or streaming device:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app and then sign in with the Google Account that you used to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket. Learn how to download and sign in to the YouTube TV app on your TV.
  2. Set your home location:
    1. On your computer or mobile browser, go to tv.youtube.com and then select SIGN IN.
    2. Once you’re signed in, select NOT NOW on the "Welcome to YouTube TV" page and then enter your zip code if prompted.
  3. Once you’ve signed in and verified your location on your computer or mobile device, you can add teams and the NFL to your YouTube TV Library. Adding the NFL to your Library will record current and future airings of NFL games available to you through the NFL Sunday Ticket Primetime Channel. Learn more about how to record on YouTube TV.

Recordings are automatically added to your YouTube TV Library, so you can watch them on the YouTube TV app on your TV, mobile device, or on tv.youtube.com from a computer. Recordings aren't stored on your device, so they won’t take up any device memory, but you do need to have an internet connection to watch them.

Download NFL games on your mobile device

To watch your recordings offline on your mobile device, you can download them in the YouTube TV app:

  1. Open the YouTube TV app and then sign in with the Google Account that you used to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Find the game that you want to download and then tap Download .

Completed downloads will show up in your Library under the “Downloads” tab.

Watch previously aired NFL games on demand (VOD)

All games available through NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube will be available to you at midnight Eastern Standard Time after the games air. These games will remain available to watch on demand through the subsequent Wednesday at 11:59 PM PT as condensed replays that are approximately 45 minutes long with ads and downtime between plays removed.

To find VOD games, go to the NFL channel page. You can also find the NFL channel page by entering “NFL” in the search bar.

Learn about watching NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube

I have questions about available NFL games & my location.

The games you see depend on your current playback area. If a game is available in the market you’re located in on a local channel, you will see the game listed as “Unavailable.” NFL Sunday Ticket only includes out-of-market NFL games. NFL Sunday Ticket does not include Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN, select digital-only games and international games, and preseason and postseason games.

With the NFL Sunday Ticket Primetime Channel, you can watch regular season Sunday afternoon out-of-market NFL games carried on CBS and FOX on channels not available in your local area. Live and upcoming NFL games available in your area will show up on the Home  tab and on the NFL channel page. You can find the NFL channel page by entering “NFL” in the search bar.

If you're wondering what NFL games are considered In-Market for a given weekend, check this map.

How to verify your current playback area

How to Turn on Location Sharing to Watch Primetime Channels on your TV

To watch NFL games on YouTube, there are 2 steps necessary to verifying your location:

  1. You need to turn on Location Sharing on your mobile device and mobile web browser.
  2. You need to use the YouTube app on your TV to verify your location.

1. Turn on Location Sharing on your mobile web browser

In order to verify your current playback area, you must first turn on Location Sharing on your mobile device and mobile web browser. The steps to turn on Location Sharing vary by device, but you can find them here:

2. Verify playback area on your smart TV or streaming device

When you select a program to watch that requires location verification, like a live or upcoming game on NFL Sunday Ticket, you’ll see a prompt instructing you to verify your location using a mobile device. Make sure Location Sharing on your mobile device is turned on before you try to verify your location. When prompted, follow these steps:

  1. Go to youtube.com/locate from a mobile browser and then sign in to the same Google Account you used to purchase NFL Sunday Ticket and sign in to the YouTube app on your TV or streaming device. Tip: Your account's email address should be shown on your TV screen.
  2. Once signed in, you should see a popup to turn on Location Sharing for your browser. Tap NEXT and then tap Allow.
  3. Refresh the youtube.com/locate page on your mobile device and then quit and reopen the app on your TV.

If you're still not seeing your location updated on your TV, double check that you're signed in to the correct Google Account on both your mobile browser and on your TV. Then, try closing and reopening the app on your TV.

Learn more about how to turn on Location Sharing and verify your playback area.

What devices can I use to watch NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube?
Game consoles
  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One X
  • Xbox One S
  • Xbox One
Smart displays
  • Nest Hub Max
  • Nest Hub
Smartphones & tablets Phones & tablets running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later
iPhones & iPads running iOS 12 or later
Smart TVs Hisense Smart TVs (select models)
LG smart TVs (2016+ models only)
Roku TVs (all models)
Samsung smart TVs (2017+ models only)
Sharp smart TVs (select models)
Sony smart TVs (select models)
Vizio SmartCast TVs (select models)
Select TVs with Android TV built-in and NVIDIA Shield
Select Fire TV Edition smart TVs
Streaming devices Apple TV (4th generation & 4K)
Chromecast with Google TV
  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick Lite
  • Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Fire TV Cube
  • Fire TV Cube (1st Gen)
Select cable TV devices (such as Xfinity X1)

I have questions about or issues with streaming limits.

NFL Sunday Ticket Student Plan subscribers are limited to one signed-in device and one concurrent stream at a time. Learn more.

There’s no limit to the number of streams that you get while watching NFL Sunday Ticket at your home. For example, you can tune in on your living room TV, while a family member watches on their tablet from a different room, and another member watches at the same time on their phone connected to your home Wi-Fi. There's no limit to the number of devices that you can use to sign in.

Outside your home, you can watch on up to two separate streams.

Set a home network

If you’ve moved or you’re having trouble with unlimited in-home streams, make sure you “Set a Home Network” using the YouTube TV app to enjoy unlimited streams.

Note: YouTube TV is separate from the YouTube app. Look for “YouTube TV” on your smart TV or streaming device’s app menu. Once you successfully set your home network using the YouTube TV app you can enjoy unlimited NFL Sunday Ticket streams on this network regardless of which app/website you use (YouTube or YouTube TV).

You can set up your home network on smart TVs only. To set your current Wi-Fi network as your YouTube TV home network, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Connect the smart TV to your home Wi-Fi.
  2. Download and open the YouTube TV app on the smart TV.
  3. Sign in to the YouTube TV app.
  4. Select your profile photo and then Settings and then Streaming limits.
  5. At the bottom, select Set current network as home.
  6. Confirm that you are seeing the green tick that says "Connected to Home Network."
Note: If you have access via a family group, only the family manager can set the current network as home. Other family members can’t see this option.

If you can’t see the “Set Home Network”, or “Connected to Home Network” option:

  • Ensure you're using the right app (YouTube TV and not YouTube) and accessing that app on a smart TV, not a mobile device or computer.
  • Check if you're logged into the right account that has an NFL Sunday Ticket membership.
  • Check if you're outside your home location. You should just follow these steps if you're at home and connected to your preferred home Wi-Fi network.

If you can’t see the green tick, or see an error message that says “Couldn't update. Try again”, repeat the above steps.

I want to share NFL Sunday Ticket with my family.

The NFL Sunday Ticket Student Plan does not include family sharing. Learn more.

Yes. When you create a Google family group, you can share access to Primetime Channels, like NFL Sunday Ticket, with up to 5 other members of your household at no extra cost.

Important: You can't start or join a Google family group using a Google Workspace account. To share NFL Sunday Ticket with your family group, create or sign in to your regular Google Account.

Want to know more about family sharing? Learn more about:

Was this helpful?

How can we improve it?
Search
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu