In Week 18 of the NFL season, Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers from Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara. Here is how to watch the 4:25 PM EST kickoff live without cable on FOX.
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YouTube TV, Sling TV Blue, Hulu, fuboTV, and DIRECTV STREAM all live-stream KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix for watching regional Cardinals games in Arizona. Our top pick for streaming the Cardinals in 2023, Fubo, carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, which gives complete Cardinals coverage locally, plus PAC-12 Network for watching Arizona and Arizona State football.
YouTube TV also offers full Cardinals coverage for local fans, plus an upgrade to NFL Sunday Ticket for fans who want to watch the Arizona Cardinals out-of-market.
Full Cardinals coverage for local fans from the preseason to the playoffs, plus the ability to watch PAC-12 Network.
$84.99 / month
|7 Day Free Trial|
Watch KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix, CBS, ESPN, NBC, and upgrade to Bally Sports Arizona.
$74.99 / month
|Free 5 Day Trial|
COMPLETE COVERAGE ON MOBILE ONLY. Watch every AZ Cardinals game from Phoenix on mobile or tablet.
$29.99 / year
|7 day free trial|
Watch the Arizona Cardinals both in-market and out-of-market with NFL Sunday Ticket ($349 up-charge).
$72.99 / month
|14 Day Free Trial|
Watch the Cardinals on KSAZ-TV FOX 10 Phoenix in-market.
$35 / month
For mobile users. Although the app can only stream regular season games on mobile devices and tablets, NFL+ is a great budget option for watching the Cardinals, offering full local coverage of the 2023 season at a savings of almost $1,000 per year over YouTube TV.
The most important channels for Cardinals games
The most important channels for Arizona Cardinals fans will be CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, and of all these, FOX, the channel with rights for most NFC games through 2033, will be the most important for watching the Cardinals week in and week out. In Phoenix, where the Cardinals are based, the local FOX affiliate is KSAZ-TV, FOX 10.
NFL coverage for each channel:
- CBS – In-market AFC games / some NFL Playoff games
- FOX – In-market NFC Games / some NFL Playoff games / 2024 Super Bowl
- ESPN – Monday Night Football / some NFL Playoff games
- NBC – Sunday Night Football / some NFL playoff games
The table below documents the live TV streaming providers that carry the most important channels for watching the NFL.
|Fubo||DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||Hulu + Live TV||Paramount+||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
$74.99 / month
$99.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$4.99 / month
$35 / month
$72.99 / month
Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.
The best options for local Cardinals fans
Although the services listed below will feature some out-of-market Cardinals games each season, they will offer the most reliable coverage for fans who live closer to Arizona. Each of these services will carry KSAZ-TV, FOX 10 in Phoenix, plus the other channels NFL fans need to watch games.
Fubo – best choice
Fubo carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and the local channels Cardinals fans need to tune into the NFL preseason.
Subscription pause available. The service is one of our top picks for NFL coverage for several reasons, including respect for the rising costs of live TV streaming. Fubo offers football fans the option to pause their subscriptions during the NFL off-season, which is brilliant and right in line with where the market is.
4K streaming supported. Fans with supported devices can upgrade to Fubo Elite to watch FOX sports in 4K.
Limited DVR. Although Fubo lags behind the competition with its relatively limited DVR storage, we have used Fubo for years and never maxed out the DVR.
Best option for PAC-12 fans. In addition, with its inclusion of PAC-12 Network in the “Sports Lite” package the app is the only platform allowing football fans in Arizona to watch the Cardinals and their favorite college teams on the same app. If you are an Apple TV user, the Fubo Multiview feature is a ton of fun for college football fans.
Read our fuboTV review.
NFL+ – budget pick with full coverage on mobile and tablets for local fans
Best choice for watching the Cardinals on mobile. Were it not for the fact that NFL+ only has the mobile TV rights to air regular season Cardinals games on mobile and tablets, the app would be my top pick.
Save $1,000 and get complete coverage locally. Nonetheless, if you are a Cardinals fan who plans to watch the team primarily on your phone, you can save a ton of money by signing up for NFL+. With NFL+, Cardinals fans in Phoenix can watch every regular season game, plus national games, playoff games, and the Super Bowl for a savings of about $1,000 per year over the competition.
Sling TV Blue – budget pick
Gaps in coverage. Although Sling TV Blue does not offer all the channels you need to watch the Cardinals, it will provide KSAZ-TV, FOX 10 in Phoenix, which will get you a lot of games.
Carries NFL Network. As an added bonus, Sling TV Blue carries NFL Network for watching some preseason games, and the NFL’s growing lineup of international games.
Lacks most local channels. The downside is you can’t get NBC, ABC, or CBS without an air antenna. For an extra $4.99 per month in monthly cost, Cardinals fans could add Paramount+ to get access to CBS.
Read our Sling TV review for sports fans.
Complete coverage in base package. NFL fans in Phoenix can watch the Cardinals’ entire 2023 season with DIRECTV STREAM in the base package.
Unlimited DVR. DIRECTV STREAM offers unlimited DVR in all of its packages, which is a plus for football fans who want to record games.
Regional sports network lineup less attractive. With the Suns announcing they will drop Bally Sports Arizona and broadcast games instead locally, sports fans in Phoenix have less incentive to add DTV STREAM, a platform long known for its regional sports network lineup.
Lacking NFL Sunday Ticket. New for 2023, YouTube TV is the new home of NFL Sunday Ticket after DIRECTV STREAM lost rights to the NFL’s out-of-market package.
Can I watch the Arizona Cardinals on Hulu + Live TV?
Yes, Hulu + Live TV has the channels you need to watch the Cardinals.
Offers full Cardinals coverage locally. The advantage of Hulu + Live TV for Cardinal fans is the app carries all the channels fans need to watch the entire season from one streaming service, plus unlimited DVR.
Comes with the ESPN+ bundle. As a bonus, UFC fans can stream Fight Night and PPV events directly from the Hulu app with the ESPN+ bundle. This is why I currently use Hulu + Live TV, for the convenience of being able to watch football and MMA without toggling over to the ESPN app, which can be notoriously buggy for ordering UFC PPV.
Read our Hulu + Live TV review for sports fans.
Can I watch the Arizona Cardinals on YouTube TV?
Watch the Cardinals from anywhere. Yes, YouTube TV carries the channels you need to watch the Arizona Cardinals, both in-market and out-of-state now that YouTube TV has the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket.
Innovative sports features. We give YouTube TV major props as an innovator in the live TV sports streaming space. Fantasy football fans will delight at the mobile-only fantasy football integration with the YouTube TV mobile app. The fantasy integration is for NFL.com fantasy teams only.
Excellent 4K upgrade. Like Fubo, YouTube TV offers an excellent 4K upgrade that is currently available to new subscribers at a bargain price.
Read our YouTube TV sports review.
Arizona Cardinals Player to Watch in 2023 – Paris Johnson, Jr.
Our player to watch for Arizona this season is the team’s first round draft pick, OT, Paris Johnson, Jr.
As a huge Ohio State football fan, I followed Paris Johnson Jr.’s career starting at left tackle for the Buckeyes, and watched every game he played in over the last 3 seasons, including his dominant performance last season against Georgia in the Peach Bowl. Since I live in Wyoming, I will get some regional Cardinals games this season, and I can’t wait to watch Paris as a starter on the Cardinals offensive line.
How to watch the Cardinals out-of-market
For fans that live far away from Arizona, but still want to watch the Cardinals every week, you have two options.
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to watch the Arizona Cardinals out-of-state in 2023
- Option one: wait for the Cardinals to appear on national TV or in the playoffs
Wait for the Cardinals to be on national TV, or hybrid regional games. We estimate these options would cover 4-5 games a year.
- Option two: add NFL Sunday Ticket to a YouTube TV account
NFL Sunday Ticket is now available exclusively on YouTube TV. NFL fans can buy NFL Sunday Ticket to guarantee access to Cardinals broadcasts every Sunday. For 2023, streaming NFL Sunday Ticket will cost $349 plus the cost of a YouTube TV subscription.
Here is the signup link.
Watching the Cardinals FAQ
Some sports fans who cut the cord and ditch cable are surprised to learn that the NFL’s regional TV rules still apply even when you watch games online.
When you sign up for a live TV streaming service to watch sports, the games you get will still be heavily influenced by zip code. Although the Arizona Cardinals will play a handful of times each season on nationally televised games, or on regional games that are broadcast to large segments of the nation, for the most part the Cardinals are a regional team that is most reliably on TV in Arizona and some surrounding western markets.
Based on NFL TV maps compiled by 506 Sports, we estimate these cities will be the most reliably in-market for Cardinals games:
Having said that, as a west coast NFC franchise, the Cardinals are often featured on a late Sunday kickoff on FOX, which increases the number of times larger segments of the country will get to see their games.