How To Watch NFL Games on NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

By NVIDIA - Fri, Sep 8, 2017

By Chris Brantner from

NVIDIA SHIELD is a fan favorite for anyone who’s looking to watch tons of football this year. There are several apps available on the device that’ll make it incredibly easy for anyone to stream NFL games, whether you have cable or not. Below are some of the best apps for making this the best NFL season ever!

Sling TV

Sling TV lets you live-stream cable TV channels with a monthly subscription that can be much cheaper than many cable packages. Its speciality is providing flexible subscription offerings. You can choose between the $20 per month “Sling Orange” package or the $25 per month “Sling Blue” package. Both will let you watch some football. “Sling Orange” offers ESPN for Monday Night Football and “Sling Blue” includes channels like NBC and FOX in certain areas. There’s a free trial, so you can try the service out for a week at no cost.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is another service that lets SHIELD owners watch cable channels, starting at $40 per month. Depending on your location, you could actually watch every NFL game live with the service. CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN are all available , but the catch is only ESPN is available nationwide. There’s a 5-day free trial, so you can always try it out and see what’s available in your area.


FuboTV is a streaming service that will potentially let you watch the NFL on FOX, CBS, and NBC. All three of these channels are available in select locations, so your access will depend on where you live. The starting costs is $35 per month and also includes a cloud DVR, so you can record any games you can’t catch live.

Amazon Video

You wouldn’t think Amazon would be an option to stream NFL games. But this year, Amazon Prime members will be able to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games on the Amazon Video app. This is just one of the many benefits of a Prime subscription, including free two-day shipping and a huge on-demand streaming library for movies, TV shows, and even music. You can start Prime with a 30-day free trial.


WatchESPN is one of the apps that’ll be helpful for both those with and without cable. You can watch any of the Monday Night Football games on the app by either verifying your cable TV credentials or your subscription to streaming services like Sling TV or PlayStation Vue.

FOX Sports GO

You can also stream games by using FOX Sports GO. You can access the app with either your cable TV or streaming service subscription credentials. You can also stream any games being broadcast on FOX here, so that means a ton of NFC games during the season.

CBS All Access!

With AFC teams primarily featured on CBS, fans of those teams might want to look into CBS All Access! For $5.99 per month, this service allows you to get a live stream of your local CBS affiliate in the majority of the US. This is ideal for Sunday afternoon games and Thursday Night Football.

Watch live, NFL Games Over-the-Air with several apps on SHIELD

NVIDIA SHIELD has a few other live television apps that might be worth checking out during the NFL season. If you need to DVR games, the new Tablo ENGINE app lets you watch and record the games from your antenna to your NVIDIA SHIELD using the Tablo ENGINE app. You can learn more about watching live TV with Tablo here.

Plex offers SHIELD users another way to watch and record live antenna TV. This app allows you to watch in up to 1080p, as well as with surround sound. It’s a great option for those who don’t want to purchase a DVR and are looking for more flexibility in viewing and storage options.

And finally, there’s the native Android TV app, Live Channels. It offers a pretty straightforward user interface that makes it simple to see program guides and get through various channels. It will also allow you to DVR some channels.

Clearly, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from to stream the NFL this season.. grab your NVIDIA SHIELD now to get yourself setup to watch the rest of the year!

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