In Week 18 of the NFL season, the Detroit Lions take on the Green Bay Packers from Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football. Here is how to watch the action live without cable on NBC.
Table of Contents
- How to watch today’s Detroit Lions game
- The most important channels for Lions fans
- Can I watch the Detroit Lions on fuboTV?
- Can I watch the Detroit Lions on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Detroit Lions on Sling TV?
- Can I watch the Detroit Lions on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Detroit Lions on YouTube TV?
- How to Watch the Detroit Lions out-of-market
- Watching the Detroit Lions FAQ
- Find Your NFL Team By Conference
Paying for cable isn’t necessary if you want to watch the Lions on Sundays. You can live stream Detroit Lions games.
Although several live TV streaming services carry WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, including fuboTV and YouTube TV, the best choice for Detroit sports fans to watch the Lions, as well as the Red Wings, Pistons, and Tigers, is DIRECTV STREAM.
With DIRECTV STREAM, Lions fans get FOX, Big Ten Network, CBS, ESPN, NBC, and FS1, as well as the option to upgrade to get access to Bally Sports Detroit.
Watch WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, CBS, ESPN, FS1, NBC, and upgrade for Bally Sports Detroit.
$74.99 / month
|Free 5 Day Trial|
Watch the Lions in-market on WJBK FOX 2 Detroit.
$35 / month
How to watch today’s Detroit Lions game
What channel is the Detroit Lions game on today? We list the Detroit Lions TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The most important channels for Lions fans
The most important channels for Lions 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 Lions.
The table below documents the live TV streaming providers that carry the most important channels for watching the NFL.
|Fubo||DIRECTV STREAM||Hulu + Live TV||Paramount+||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$4.99 / month
$35 / month
$72.99 / month
Note: Sling TV features FOX and NBC, but only in select markets.
These are the best options for Lions fans near the Detroit TV market.
Can I watch the Detroit Lions on fuboTV?
Although a basic Fubo TV subscription will get you access to CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, all the channels you need for watching Lions games, Fubo Sports Plus offers a premium selection of sports channels, including NFL Red Zone, a fun feature for Lions fans to tune into in case the Lions game is, well, less than competitive.
Read our full Fubo TV sports review for other options and packages.
Can I watch the Detroit Lions on DIRECTV STREAM?
I chose DirecTV Stream for a top spot here because, in addition to the channels you need to watch NFL games, this platform is the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Detroit, the regional sports network that broadcasts the Red Wings, Tigers, and Pistons. Detroit sports fans aren’t often casual. Most want to have access to all their hometown teams, and DirecTV Stream is the best option for year round Detroit sports viewing. Unfortunately, subscribing to the more expensive Choice package will be necessary to get Bally Sports Detroit.
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
Can I watch the Detroit Lions on Sling TV?
Note: Sling TV only carries FOX and NBC in select markets, and does not have ESPN. CBS and ABC are only available with a streaming antenna.
However, Detroit is one of the markets that Sling TV offers FOX, but not NBC. This means a lot of Lions regular season games will be available on Sling Blue.
Even though Sling Blue doesn’t offer total NFL coverage, we recommend it here because, with the cost of streaming services rising, some fans will want a more budget friendly option.
Read our Sling TV review.
Can I watch the Detroit Lions on Hulu + Live TV?
Hulu + Live TV will give Lions fans the channels they need to watch the games every Sunday. The ESPN+ bundle opens up an important avenue of additional sports options, including the UFC and out-of-market NHL action.
Read our Hulu + Live TV review.
Can I watch the Detroit Lions on YouTube TV?
Yes, you can watch Detroit Lions games on YouTube TV. I really enjoy YouTube TV for watching football, but be aware a Google account is required to sign up. YouTube TV has an impressive 4K package.
Read our full YouTube TV review.
How to Watch the Detroit Lions out-of-market
If you don’t live in the Detroit area, you will be considered an out-of-market fan, and the best bet for watching Lions games, other than when they are on national TV as with Thanksgiving, will be NFL Sunday Ticket.
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Watching the Detroit Lions FAQ
The old Fox Sports Detroit is now called Bally Sports Detroit, and you cannot watch NFL games on the channel. Neither FOX Sports Detroit nor Bally Sports Detroit has the TV rights to air NFL games. However, you can watch in-market broadcasts for the Tigers, Pistons, and Red Wings on Bally Sports Detroit.
Every selection listed above, including our top pick DIRECTV STREAM, offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android for watching NFL games, including Detroit Lions games. Sign up for the live TV streaming service of your choice, make note of the login and PW, go to the app store, and download the app for your preferred streaming service. Then, login to your account on mobile, and you are ready to watch the Lions game if you are an in-market fan.
If you are in-market for the game, or if the Lions are on national TV, you can watch the game for free by signing up for a live TV streaming service in a free trial. See our live TV streaming services page for the latest free trials.
Another option is the NFL app. For national and prime time Lions games, you can watch free of charge on mobile just by downloading the app. This makes the NFL app a rare good bargain in an increasingly expensive streaming landscape. The NFL app is available for both Android and iOS users.