How to Live Stream the NFL Thanksgiving Day Games for Free

Thanksgiving Day NFL viewing guide for cord-cutters and cord-nevers

Last Updated: November 23, 2018 @ 3:10 PM

This Thanksgiving Day, footballs fans will be able enjoy three NFL games: The Chicago Bears vs. the Detroit Lions at 9:30 a.m. PT, 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS; the Washington Redskins v.s. the Dallas Cowboys at 1:30 p.m. PT, 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox; and the Atlanta Falcons v.s. the New Orleans Saints at 5:20 p.m. PT., 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

If you want to watch the games for free you have a couple of options. The NFL app streams all NFL games, and the Yahoo Sports: Scores & News app streams CBS, Fox and NBC games (covering all of the league’s Thanksgiving slate), plus exclusive analysis and commentary.

However, both apps are only available on your smartphones, not via Wi-Fi, so check your data plans.

But if you’re willing to pay, there’s plenty of TV-compatible options for cord-cutters.

Sports-centric service FuboTV is the most robust, with live-streamed games from CBS, NBC, Fox, NFL Network and NFL RedZone.

NFL Network, NBC, and Fox are all also available on Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, and PlayStation Vue, all of which provide free trials for people who haven’t previously signed up.

Cable customers can also watch games on the Fox Sports Go and the NBC app, using their service provider login.

And the CBS game will of course be streamed on CBS All Access, which also offers a free trial, as well as DirectTV now, YouTube TV and PS Vue, but not Sling.