For the 2020/2021 NFL season, the NFL channel on Roku gives you access to NFL Game pass, NFL Network, and NFL RedZone. All of those items require a subscription of some kind, but there is also free material, such as free access to NFL Now.
When the channel first goes live, you’ll be asked to sign in with your pay TV provider, NFL Game pass, or CBS All Access. You’ll be able to bypass these logins if you just want the free stuff. Here’s what you’ll find under each of the four choices:
Free NFL Content on Roku
The NFL’s Roku channel is free to add, but you’ll need to subscribe to NFL Game pass, CBS All Access, or a participating pay TV provider to watch much of the content. If you don’t have either of those, the NFL’s Roku channel will only show you game scores, game highlights, and clips from NFL shows if you don’t have any of them. Game Theory, a series of short videos in which NFL Media’s Cynthia Frelund makes game predictions, and Move the Sticks, a podcast hosted by NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah and five-year NFL veteran Bucky Brooks, are two examples of free content. Longer NFL Explained videos are also available, such as this 16-minute look at how the NFL’s rules have changed over the last 100 seasons. Weekly schedules for upcoming games and game results are also available.
NFL Game pass is available on Roku as part of the NFL Channel
Subscribers to NFL Game pass will watch full broadcast replays, condensed games of around 45 minutes, and “All-22” coaches films that display every action. A subscription to NFL Game pass costs $99.99 and lasts until July 31, 2021. This connection will take you to a 7-day free trial of NFL Game Pass. If you change your mind and don’t want to subscribe, you can cancel at any time during your trial.
On Roku, you can watch NFL Network and RedZone
NFL Network is the NFL’s flagship product, broadcasting NFL news, analysis, facts, and events 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. During the NFL season, RedZone broadcasts live coverage of NFL games around the country every Sunday afternoon, including every touchdown from every game.
You must already have NFL Network connectivity via a participating pay-TV provider to stream NFL Network and RedZone on Roku. Some online sites, such as FuboTV and YouTube TV, as well as national and several regional and local cable providers, are among the participants. Steps for Activation
Follow the instructions below on how to mount a Roku to see if your provider allows entry.
Roku users can access NFL Gamepass and the NFL Network via the NFL channel. So, in this article, we’ll go over how to trigger NFL game pass on Roku. To activate NFL Game Pass on Roku, follow these steps:
Step 1: First, go to the Roku channel shop, then go to the sports category to find the channel.
Step 2: Next, use the search option to find the sports channel you want, and then select the option to add the sports channel.
Step 3: Once you’ve completed the channel addition process, look within the channel app for the code.
Step 4: Go to the channel’s official website and enter the channel activation code, which is a crucial part of the channel setup.
Step 5: After choosing the pay-tv subscribers you’ve already enabled, you’ll be prompted to enter the channel provider credentials.
Step 6: Return to Roku TV to see if the channels have been added to the Roku channel list.
Step 7: Double-check that you entered the code correctly and that you followed the on-screen instructions.
Here is some info about some Roku channels that can help you easily stream the game pass:
- Sunday night football games can be shown on the NBC website.
- On Monday nights, you can tune in to ESPN to watch football games.
- On Thursday nights, you can watch football and NFC games on the channel fox sports channel.
- On Roku, you can watch AFC games by turning on the CBS channel.
- You will be able to watch highlights and clips without difficulty from NFL RedZone.
How do we get the NFL Channel on Roku and how do we use it?
Go to Streaming Channels > Search Channels on your Roku’s home screen and type in NFL. Then select NFL, and then Add channel. On your Roku’s home screen, the NFL channel will now be listed as the last channel.
Open the NFL channel on your Roku smartphone, select Settings from the home screen menu, select the account you’d like to sign into, and then follow the instructions below that help which accounts you have.
Visit www.nfl.com/watch/auth, enter the code displayed inside the Roku channel on the website, and log in to your CBS All Access account to watch NFL games broadcast by CBS.
Pay-TV Provider – To gain access to NFL Network and RedZone, go to www.nfl.com/watch/auth, enter the code shown on the Roku channel’s related page, and choose your pay-TV provider from the list or check for it using the search box.
If your provider isn’t mentioned, it’s because they don’t allow their customers to watch NFL Network on Roku. Please note that in order to stream the NFL Network via the Roku NFL channel, you must have a pay-TV subscription that includes the NFL Network.