Blog This simple hack lets you stream NFL games live without cable
Alex Lloyd August 10, 2018

This simple hack lets you stream NFL games live without cable

NFL football is back, and if you’re like many of us, you’ll be itching to watch your favorite teams duke it out live. The problem, however, is that you’ll likely only have access to local games in your area. So if you’re a Colts fan living in San Francisco, for instance, you won’t be able to watch your favorite NFL games live. So, it begs the question: How to watch NFL live stream without cable?

Easy, use this simple hack.

How to live stream NFL Game Pass with a VPN

Looking to avoid blackouts and stream NFL games live? NFL Game Pass, while pricey, is great in that it allows you to watch any game throughout the league. The catch, however, is that you can only watch your local, in-market games live. For the other games happening throughout the league, they are only available to watch after the games have concluded.

The problem with this is that if you’re watching your local game on TV while you wait for your Game Pass stream to unlock, you’re almost certain to catch the score and, thus, spoil the enjoyment.

So what do you do? How do you avoid blackouts and stream NFL Game Pass live with a VPN?

Hotspot Shield VPN can perform a trick that lets you access all the NFL games on Game Pass live, regardless of where you live. This means no more waiting until the game is finished, and no more trying desperately to avoid finding out the score.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app for free.
Step 2: Sign up for a Hotspot Shield Premium account (7-day free trial). Premium gives you the ability to change server location to a different country.
Step 3: Press “connect” from within the Hotspot Shield app.
Step 4: Select a server location from outside the U.S. For example, the United Kingdom.
Step 5: Go to NFL Game Pass. The site will now think you’re located in the U.K.
Step 6: Sign up for NFL Game Pass International. This lets you watch any game live.
Step 7: Live stream NFL football from anywhere with Hotspot Shield VPN.

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The gist of it is this: Hotspot Shield VPN allows you to route your internet traffic through our secure servers. By selecting a server that’s located outside of the U.S., it tricks the site you’re visiting into thinking you’re located abroad. In the case of NFL Game Pass, this gives you the option to purchase its “International” package. This lets you watch any game live.

NFL live stream free without cable

What if you only want to watch your local games live but you don’t have cable? Verizon is letting anyone watch their local coverage, all playoff games, and of course the Super Bowl, for free—even if you don’t have an account with Verizon.

The catch is that it only works on mobile via the NFL Mobile app or the Yahoo Sports app.

It also only works if you’re located in the U.S. So if you live abroad, or you’re away on business and still want to watch the game, you’ll need to use Hotspot Shield VPN to ‘spoof’ your location and provide unrestricted access.

Step 1: Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app for free.
Step 2: Open the Hotspot Shield app and press “connect.”
Step 3: Chose the server located in the United States.
Step 4: Open up your NFL Mobile app and enjoy restriction-free games.

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Watch NFL football for free on Twitch

Twitch will be streaming 11 Thursday Night Football games live. Again, these will only be available to residents in the U.S. Follow the same steps above using Hotspot Shield VPN to ensure you’re connected through our secure U.S. server.

NFL live stream Reddit

Reddit is filled with awesome content, from crazy cats to thoughtful AMAs. It provides an easy way to find NFL live stream. On game day, you can check Reddit and fellow users will post their streaming links. But remember, be super careful when clicking on random links in forums. You don’t know whether the links are legit or if you’re being targeted with malware. Always use Hotspot Shield VPN to prevent malware and mask your IP address. Just click “connect” from within the Hotspot Shield app and your device is instantly secure.

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About Alex Lloyd

Alex Lloyd heads AnchorFree's content department. Before joining the team, he was a former professional race car driver—competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times—and has spent the past decade writing content for major publications such as Yahoo and CNN.

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