This guide will show you how to watch NFL football live on iPhone and iPad. We’ll walk through the options to watch the most NFL games live on your iPhone and iPad without subscribing to any extra premium services. We’ll also show you how to stay on top of your team’s news for the 2015 – 2016 NFL Season.
The first live NFL games are in swing now and you can watch your favorite teams on the small screen, and not on the big screen, with your iPhone or iPad.
We all love to watch the live NFL games on the big screen, but commitments, work and other events tend to get in the way of watching Sunday afternoon football and even more so Sunday Night Football. You can use this guide to watch NFL Football live on iPhone and iPad on Sunday, during Monday Night Football and even Thursday Night Football.
There are more options than we’ve seen in the past for watching NFL Football live on iPhone or iPad. If you arrived on this page and you own an Android device, check out this in-depth guide to watch NFL live on Android.
How to Watch NFL Live on iPhone and iPad
The absolute best way to watch the NFL live is with a NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, specifically the Sunday Ticket Max option, which is an extra step up and allows you to watch on your iPhone and iPad. The downside to this option is that it is expensive. In the past you needed a DirecTV subscription to get NFL Sunday Ticket, but that is not the case anymore.
You can use this guide to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. There are several options, including a mobile and computer only package for 4 payments of $49.99 or you can opt for NFL Sunday Ticket Max to get your HDTV and on your iPhone and iPad.
New DirecTV subscribers can get Sunday Ticket free, but even current DirecTV Subscribers can score a deal. Call DirecTV and ask for a free upgrade for your loyalty and often you’ll get it. You don’t need to be mean or threaten to cancel, just ask nicely.
I use NFL Sunday Ticket Max on DirecTV to watch the Miami Dolphins each week, even when I cannot be at home.
The NFL Mobile app is an excellent way to watch the evening NFL games live on iPhone and iPad. This app offers live NFL games on Verizon devices, including Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
You’ll need to be a Verizon customer to use this app, and you cannot watch every game like you can with NFL Sunday Ticket, but this will offer access to much of the game.
If you are on a Share Everything Plan this is included and it may also be free with the New Verizon Plan.
Watch Sunday Night Football Live on iPhone
The best way to watch Sunday Night Football live on iPhone is to use the NBC Sports Live Extra app. This app will stream all Sunday Night Football games live to iPhone and iPad. You may need to sign in with a cable account to make this work, but we had success watching without signing up.
Watch Sunday NFL Games on Fox
Fox Sports Go is another must have app on your iPhone and iPad to watch Sunday NFL Games on Fox live. This app requires a cable sign in so you will need to make sure that your subscription is supported. If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription this will not help you.
Your Cable or Satellite Apps
Unfortunately you cannot watch every channel from your home TV on every cable or satellite subscriber using their iPhone or iPad app, but there are a growing number of companies who allow users to watch the NFL Live on your mobile device using the cable login you use to pay your bills. You’ll have to find the app for your cable company to make sure this works for you.