Eagles vs Packers Live:The Philadelphia Eagles fly to Wisconsin to face the undefeated Green Bay Packers in Week 4’s edition of Thursday Night Football. Both teams head into their matchup on two different paths. Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field and will be broadcast on FOX. Live streams of the game itself isn’t a native 4K stream. Instead it will be produced in 1080p with HDR and then upconverted to 4K HDR.
Week 3 of the NFL season saw Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs top Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens to stay undefeated, while Daniel Jones won in his first NFL start by leading the New York Giants to a comeback win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While you can see all of the Week 3 NFL results here, the biggest upset on Sunday was the Detroit Lions holding on for a 27-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly.
The Eagles don’t have much time to rest, however. They take Lambeau Field tonight to face the undefeated Green Bay Packers, fresh off a 27-16 victory at home against the Denver Broncos.
And there’s more ways than ever to catch the only NFL game in town tonight. Whereas the last two Thursday night games were limited to the NFL Network, tonight’s game between Eagles and Packers kicks off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox, the NFL Network, Twitch and Amazon Prime Video. Here’s how cord cutters can watch Thursday Night Football without cable — as well as the rest of the NFL games this season on Thursday nights and Sundays.
How to watch on Fox (and how to get 4K)
Fox’s Thursday Night Football broadcast will be available to stream on live TV streaming services that carry your local Fox station (see below), as well as via antenna, cable or satellite.
New for 2019 is the ability to watch Thursday Night Football in 4K. Traditional cable and satellite companies such as DirecTV, Altice’s Optimum, Comcast’s Xfinity, Verizon Fios and T-Mobile’s TVision will all offer 4K versions of the game if you have a compatible set-top box. In addition, streaming service FuboTV will let subscribers watch in the higher resolution on most 4K streaming devices.
The downside? The game itself isn’t a native 4K stream. Instead it will be produced in 1080p with HDR and then upconverted to 4K HDR.
The Fox Sports app (not to be confused with the Fox Sports Go app) will also be streaming the game in 4K on the Apple TV 4K and certain 4K Roku devices, but you need a login from a cable, satellite or live TV streaming service provider to access the stream in the app.
What about Amazon Prime Video?
In addition to Fox and the NFL Network, Amazon will be streaming the game live to Prime Video subscribers. You will need to have the Prime Video app, but thankfully that’s available on a host of devices, including:
Fire TV and TV Sticks
Smart TVs (Vizio, LG, Samsung)
Game consoles such as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4
iOS and Android phones and tablets
Prime Video also now supports Chromecast, for casting from a phone or tablet to a TV. Amazon’s broadcast will feature the choice of listening to Fox’s Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call or switch to a broadcast team of Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer. Scottish and Irish broadcasters Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth, previously heard calling soccer on ESPN, will also be an option.
Features like X-Ray, which provides the NFL’s Next Gen Stats, will be available to those watching on Android, iOS or Fire TV.
Et tu, Twitch?
Those without Prime or a subscription to a video service will be able to stream the Fox broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Twitch for free at the streaming service’s /primevideo channel. In addition to the official broadcast, Twitch fans can watch the co-streams with a host of the site’s personalities on their own, respective Twitch channels.
A full list of co-streams for each Twitch game can be found on Twitch’s blog.
How can I watch my local team’s NFL games in general?
For teams in your local market — Jets and Giants fans in New York, Cleveland fans in Ohio, and so on — you’ll be able to watch your local team’s games on a major local network channel.
Games are typically broadcast on CBS and Fox on Sunday afternoons, NBC on Sunday nights, ESPN on Monday nights and the NFL Network on Thursday nights (note that CBS is the parent company of CNET). Most of the Thursday night games are simulcast on Fox, Amazon Prime and Twitch.
There is also NFL RedZone to consider, a channel that springs to life each fall and shows live coverage from around the league with the promise to show you every touchdown from every Sunday afternoon game. It’s a great way to watch out-of-market action and essential viewing for fantasy football GMs.
Which live TV streaming services are best for NFL fans?
The short answer? PlayStation Vue is our No. 1 overall pick for streaming live NFL football.
Read more: Best ways to watch football live without cable
The longer answer: Many live TV streaming services — including Vue as well as AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV — carry one or more local networks (namely CBS, Fox and NBC), so they’re the best bet for cord cutters who don’t want to use an over-the-air antenna.
The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries the network you want in your area.
AT&T TV Now
Hulu with Live TV (click “View channels in your area”)
PlayStation Vue (choose your location)
Sling TV Blue
Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:
You’ll need a solid internet connection.
You can watch any of them on TV as long as your smart TV has the service’s app. You can also watch on your TV using a media streamer, such as a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast.
You can also watch on iPhones ($999 at Amazon), Android phones, tablets and computer browsers.
You can sign up and cancel anytime, no contract required.
All of them offer free trial periods, so you can sign up to watch and then cancel.