How to Get NFL Sunday Ticket Without DirecTV

With the 2017-18 NFL season quickly approaching millions of fans are looking for the best way to watch live and enjoy the upcoming season. Whether you’re on a smartphone or tablet, or at home, the NFL Sunday Ticket remains one of the best options. However, not everyone has DirecTV, nor do they want to sign a 2-year contract.

Here we’ll quickly explain how to get the NFL Sunday Ticket, which is hands-down the best way to enjoy NFL football games, without having to pay over $100 a month for a DirecTV cable subscription. While Thursday games will stream to Amazon Prime this year, the Ticket is still the best route for every other game.

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DirecTV offers standalone packages but they’ve always been extremely overpriced, hard to find, very limited, and somewhat confusing. In 2015 though, the options were greatly expanded and continued in 2016. Streaming options inside computers, smartphones, and tablets. If you don’t have DirecTV or don’t want to spend $300 just to watch football read on for more details.


Before we begin it’s worth mentioning this method isn’t for everyone. Nor will it work for everyone. Keep that in mind. Ahead of the 2015 season AT&T, who now owns DirecTV, announced that almost anyone can get the NFL Sunday Ticket. Even if they aren’t a subscriber to the cable provider. Since then the company confirmed the Sunday Ticket has jumped more than 35% in terms of usage and streaming. It’s big news.

To make things even more enticing, AT&T and DirecTV have a $99 Sunday Ticket package for college students, which we’ll mention below.

How to Get the NFL Sunday Ticket Without DirecTV

What we’re trying to do here is get the NFL Sunday Ticket without paying for DirecTV. Sadly this option isn’t 100% available to everyone, but it should be. Essentially DirecTV will let users buy the Sunday Ticket without a cable subscription only if they live in an area DirecTV isn’t offered. As in a home where installing a Satellite dish isn’t an option. A similar option is available for college campuses. Even if you can get a dish, this method could still work for you.

Let me say that again. If you can’t get DirecTV or don’t have a home that can use a satellite dish, you can still get the Sunday Ticket. College dorms are a good example. However, I have access to DirecTV at my home, yet this standalone package is still available to me. One which I immediately took advantage of. We’ve also heard using a P.O. Box for the address during the online setup will show the location as unavailable, and let users select the stand-alone package. Or at least it did in 2016. Instantly giving you the Sunday ticket. Then sign in on a smartphone, laptop, or streaming device for all the action.

Here are some of the best options, and they have even more on the website. Keep in mind that these will get updated near the end of July for the 2017-18 season.


Shown above are some of the options for eligible participants in 2016. Users will need to head to NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV and put in their address to see if that location is eligible, and if so, choose the package that’s best for you. Something could change with this option for 2017-18, as the website says, “see you in July”. Students can get the Sunday Ticket doing something similar by clicking here.

See, if you don’t have DirecTV you can still get the NFL Sunday Ticket starting at $199. That’s a pretty great deal for NFL fans, not to mention there’s an option to watch it on a smartphone, or through an Xbox for even cheaper. Again, this is only for limited users who can’t get a dish installed. My location wasn’t eligible for a Dish, and in 2015 I was able to sign up for Sunday Ticket To-Go, and watch games on my mobile device over HDMI with a laptop to the TV, or Chromecast. I renewed that plan for 2016.

Sunday Ticket To-Go delivers everything you need for mobile devices only, at $199, or in four payments. This is strictly for mobile devices. It also works with a computer (just use HDMI out and stream it to an HDTV) as well as all smartphones and tablets. Well, with iOS and Android devices.


The same Sunday Ticket TO GO pass mentioned above can be had for even less if you’re in college. It’s only $99 for college students, by signing up with the links mentioned above. That’s a great route for students in dorms. We could see different pricing or a tie-in with AT&T for this upcoming season, so stay tuned.

DirecTV also offers a slightly more expensive “Connected Pass” option that allows access to over 200 regular Sunday NFL games on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and even Roku devices. And finally, NFL Sunday Ticket Max. This is the best route, but also costs an arm and a leg. With MAX $359 covers anything and everything, not to mention any and all devices. If you don’t have DirecTV give one of the choices above a try, although personally GO is the best choice at just $199.

It’s worth noting that these standalone packages do have a few disadvantages. For one, you can only stream one game at a time, on one device at a time. This means no sharing the GO plan with friends and using the same login. I tried. Data charges also apply if users stream from a mobile device, which will eat up a 2GB data plan after one NFL game. Meaning you’ll need a WiFi connection or a truly unlimited data plan.

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All said and done, give the link above a try and see if you’re eligible to get the NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV. Most likely your house is able to use a Dish, so this won’t work for everyone. Then again, it can’t hurt to try. If so, enjoy some hard-hitting football all season long. Finally, there are a lot of deals and free Sunday Ticket options for new subscribers, and with AT&T being the owner of DirecTV they have some great wireless and TV bundles. Last but not least, Sling TV is just $20 a month and has NFL Network, Fox, ESPN and NFL Redzone. It isn’t the ticket, but it is close enough.


  1. Chris

    09/03/2015 at 12:02 pm

    worked with a PO Box address


    • Homer Simpson

      09/20/2015 at 10:33 am

      what was the specific address you used?


    • John

      05/01/2016 at 9:08 am

      Like so many others I can’t access the appropriate page to see whether my address falls in the eligible area.
      Since you’ve had success could you supply the exact e-address used. Thanks for your help. John Chase


    • hatmakerlizzette

      12/04/2016 at 8:17 am

      I don’t know how to watch free but for few $ you can watch it on ScreenVariety Tv . There you can watch that game without any blackouts or some other popups


      • NFLHDTV

        08/03/2017 at 12:20 pm

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    • olivia

      08/03/2017 at 2:17 pm

      Watch RED ZONE CHANNEL®, the exclusive DIRECTV FANTASY ZONE™ and LIVE games – only with MAX.
      $48.00/1 Year


  2. Scott

    09/13/2015 at 6:01 am

    Thanks for the links, but you never explained how you got to it to give you the packages even though your address made you ineligible. I’m not a student and directv is available at my address (like you), so how do I score this deal?


    • olivia

      08/03/2017 at 2:19 pm

      Stream all 256 games live throughout the entire season in high definition, including: Preseason, Regular Season, Playoffs, and Super Bowl LII. You can watch here in hd


  3. kayla

    09/13/2015 at 1:03 pm

    yes!! I’m with Scott^^^….please explain how you were able to do this


  4. Harry A. Hole

    10/12/2015 at 3:12 pm

    Cory, you’re an a$$hat.


  5. Watch The NFL live

    10/23/2015 at 10:20 pm

    Watch NFL Football Games Online for Free:


  6. Laouida

    11/07/2015 at 7:18 am

    We have the Roku and unable to get the NFL Sunday Ticket, have talked to DirectTV and ATT&T the only way for us to receive/watch the games is the satellite dish. Apparently we live in the wrong location for it to work on Roku by what DirectTV says.


  7. Craig Smith

    11/10/2015 at 12:56 pm

    Just get NFL GamePass for $99 a year


  8. Josh

    11/22/2015 at 11:48 am

    Do not purchase this App! The picture quality and overall connection are terrible. All it does it buffer constantly. I spend more time staring at the “loading” screen than actually watching football.


    • Johnny Joe Blow

      05/31/2016 at 5:34 am

      Maybe you should move away from dial-up and try broadband.


      • Ubercrew

        07/11/2016 at 1:46 pm

        Having a fast connection won’t really help much if Directv continues to use crappy overloaded servers. I have a decent connection (150 Mbps Down/10 Mbps up) with fairly low latency and still had some issues with NFL Sunday Ticket streaming. The occasional buffering problem, 1 to 2 minute delay between Directv’s feed and the actual live action, and for the first 3 weeks I had issues with games being blacked out that should not have been. They were not local games and were not being shown on any local networks yet they were being blacked out by Directv. Directv eventually admitted it was a mistake on their end and gave me credits for the affected weeks.

        If Directv wants to charge that much for a streaming service they need to provide a better product.


  9. Steve Vilotti

    05/21/2016 at 8:32 am

    Don’t waste your time with this. It’s a bunch of bull. The only way to get NFL Sunday Ticket is if you have DirecTV, live in an area where you can’t put up a dish, or if the NFL decides to change their licensing agreement and open it up to every provider or provide the service directly. The days of the big cable/satellite companies are coming to an end soon anyway. With services like SlingTV and Playstation Vue, there won’t be a need to pay these outrageous monthly fees for 120 channels of crap you’ll never watch anyway.Cut the cable people and take back control of your TV.


    • Nettie

      06/18/2016 at 10:25 am

      Taking your advice Steve!! Finally cutting the cord, sick of all of these jerks!


  10. Todd Christensen

    08/18/2016 at 9:35 pm

    How to get NFL Sunday Ticket Without DirecTV even when it says you are ineligible (usually due to the fact that DirecTV is available and they want you to buy the whole thing). You can do what I did. I went to NFLSundayTicket.TV but it said I couldn’t get it without DirecTV. So, I called DirecTV and they said the address says eligible for DirecTV. I explained while the address is eligible, I cannot get DirecTV because my house is part of the National Historical Society and there are federal rules about how I can alter the appearance of the home and a dish on the property or the home itself was not permissible (which is all true, BTW). So they made some kind of note in their system which made the address ineligible for DirecTV, at which point I went back to the standalone NFLSundayTicket.TV and just like that, it let me get it as a standalone app. They never checked to verify if what I told them about my house being on the National Historical Society was true (it is, but they never checked, they just took my work for it). So, there you have it. Good luck.


  11. Jeremy

    08/18/2016 at 10:00 pm

    If you get the $199 package will you be able to watch the games on demand or just live? Can you pause, rewind etc?? Thx


  12. Patrick N

    08/26/2016 at 4:09 pm

    199 is with no contract or with a contract?


  13. vandavendel

    08/31/2016 at 7:06 am

    I think if you want to watch NFL online you should go to ScreenVariety website and enjoy your stream


  14. Alan Florence

    09/14/2016 at 11:34 pm

    check out “Rojo directa” this site shows all sports.. football ufc payperviews.. boxing too. any sport all sporting events even wwe…


  15. Jodi

    09/25/2016 at 10:50 am

    Awesome story man, your links are on point. I tried to find your information on my own and it was impossible. Direct TV may literally have the worst website known to the www.


  16. Paul

    11/13/2016 at 10:31 am

    Wouldn’t vendor and customer alike benefit by having Sunday Ticket available on it’s own REGARDLESS of satellite or cable vendor? Example: a Dish customer could order Sunday Ticket from it’s owner, receive full service to be added to the customer’s Dish billing without surcharge or curtailment of service.


  17. VeronicaJack

    12/04/2016 at 8:26 am

    I don’t know how to watch free but for few $ you can watch it on ScreenVariety Tv . There you can watch that game without any blackouts or some other popups


  18. Paul Jose

    07/31/2017 at 11:48 am

    By the way for the 2017-2018 Season, the NFL To Go is now $70/mo or 280$ for the season, a staggering 40% increase greedy freaking NFL….



    08/03/2017 at 12:20 pm

    Last year I paid a lot of money for NFL network. NEVER AGAIN ! Now I am watching NFL online via >>> N F L H D T V .CO M . Probably you already know but I want to remind you that >>> N F L H D T V .CO M has NFL games in their price. It’s only $29/yearly so I suggest to go to >>> NFLHDTV .CO M and buy subscription there. …..


  20. DSDM

    08/10/2017 at 10:03 am

    My daughter is going away to college next year and will be in a dorm. She has absolutely zero interest in the NFL. Could I have her sign up and use her login information? She literally will never use the service.


  21. Bdog

    08/10/2017 at 11:13 am

    The PO Box Address trick does not work here:

    Just says invalid address; but no options to sign up.


  22. Razaul Karam

    07/03/2018 at 11:13 am

    I can see that olympics online on NFLTVHQ .COM and I think it’s the best place to watch olympics this year. Check by yourself if you don’t believe.


  23. Razaul Karam

    07/03/2018 at 11:14 am

    I can see that olympics online on NFLTVHQ .COM and I think it’s the best place to watch olympics this year. Check by yourself if you don’t believe.


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