Watch the Minnesota Vikings live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.
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Most NFL regular season TV broadcasts air regionally, which means the closer you live to the Twin Cities, the more likely you will be able to stream Vikings games every Sunday. For local fans in Minneapolis, most Vikings games will be carried on FOX 9 Minneapolis – St. Paul as well as local CBS and FOX affiliates for surrounding markets in the upper midwest.
While several live TV streaming services carry FOX 9 Minneapolis, our top pick, Fubo, carries the channels you need to watch the Vikings, plus Bally Sports North, which broadcasts Timberwolves, Wild, and Twins games in-market, as well as select Gopher football games in 4K with an upgrade to Fubo Elite.
Watch ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, Big Ten Network, FS1, and more.
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FOX 9 Minneapolis, ABC, CBS, ESPN, FS1, and the option to upgrade for Bally Sports North and Big Ten Network.
$74.99 / month
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Watch the Vikings on FOX 9 Minneapolis only.
$35 / month
The most important channels for Vikings fans
The most important channels for Vikings fans will be WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota, FOX 9 Minneapolis, ESPN, and KARE-TV NBC 11 Minneapolis for when the Vikings appear on Sunday Night Football. These channels will also feature Vikings preseason games, as well as Thursday Night Football broadcasts for local fans in the Twin Cities.
Local affiliates for the Minneapolis TV market by game type:
- FOX 9 Minneapolis: 1pm and 4pm kickoffs, plus NFC Playoffs
- WCCO-TV CBS: 1pm and 4pm regular season games only, plus Super Bowl LVIII
- NBC 11 Minneapolis: Sunday Night Football, some Playoff coverage
- Rotating local affiliates: in the Minneapolis TV market, Viking’s Thursday Night Football appearances will air on local affiliates (Amazon outside of Twin Cities)
How to watch the Minnesota Vikings game today from Minneapolis
Unlike the Packers and Cowboys, the Vikings are more of a regional team as far as TV exposure is concerned. Although they appear on large regional and national broadcasts, most Vikings regular season games air only in Minneapolis, and sections of the Upper Midwest. The live TV streaming services below will all carry Vikings games that air on CBS, FOX, and NBC for local fans, with some offering a free trial.
In the Minneapolis area, you can watch the entirety of the remaining games on the Viking’s schedule with any of these apps. We list the pros and cons of each, below.
Fubo – full local Vikings coverage, Twins, Timberwolves, Gophers
If you live in-market in Minneapolis or the upper midwest, fuboTV has all the channels you need to watch the Vikings live online, including FOX 9.
One of the features we like most is the easy ability to pause a fuboTV subscription in the off-season and pick it back up again when the NFL is back in action. Features like this are a money saver at a time when streaming is becoming unaffordable for many families.
Read our Fubo TV sports review.
Sling TV – watch the Vikings on FOX 9
You can watch the Vikings games that air on FOX 9 with Sling, including NFL playoff games, if you live in-market.
Sling TV Blue will not get you access to ESPN, so Monday Night Football is out, but in Minneapolis / St. Paul, fans get the local FOX affiliate with a Sling TV Blue membership. CBS can be added with a special air antenna, or by subscribing to Paramount+ separately.
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 budget option. One interesting option for budget minded local Vikings fans is to subscribe to Sling TV Blue for FOX 9 broadcasts, and then add NFL+ for the remainder of games. This combo will save more than $500 over most competitors, but do keep in mind that the NFL+ games will be limited to mobile viewing only.
- FOX 9 Minneapolis coverage
- Major holes in coverage
- Lacks ABC, CBS, and NBC in Twin Cities
Read our Sling TV review.
DIRECTV STREAM – full local Vikings coverage, Twins, Timberwolves, Gophers
Yes, you can watch the Vikings on DIRECTV STREAM in-market. DirecTV Stream carries the channels you need to watch the Vikings, but as an added bonus, it also offers Bally Sports North, the local regional sports network for Minnesota sports fans.
Bally Sports North carries a good selection of pro and college teams, including:
- Full local Vkings coverage
- User interface lags behind competition
- Lost NFL Sunday Ticket rights
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
NFL Plus – full local Vikings coverage on mobile
Although the platform is currently limited to tablet and mobile viewing, you can watch local Vikings games, as well as national and playoff games on NFL Plus.
- Full local coverage for Twin Cities fans
- Excellent value for money
- Live audio of NFL games
- Only available on mobile and tablet
Hulu + Live TV – full local Vikings coverage, plus college sports
Yes, you can watch the Vikings on Hulu if you live in Minneapolis or a surrounding region, or if the Vikings appear in a national game, like Sunday Night Football.
Hulu + Live TV offers an interesting package for sports fans in general, and for Vikings fans, all the channels you need for week to week NFL action. Through its ESPN+ bundle, Hulu is the best option for out-of-market NHL action, and MMA fans will love ESPN+’s exclusive coverage of the UFC.
You can watch ESPN+ sporting events live from the Hulu interface without having to login to a separate app. It is also possible to order UFC PPV directly from Hulu.
- Full coverage of NFL channels
- UFC PPV experience on Hulu app is unreliable
- No 4K
Read our full Hulu + Live TV sports review.
YouTube TV – full local Vikings coverage, college sports, 4K add-on
Yes, you can watch the Vikings live without cable on YouTube TV, including CBS games.
With its Stats View and Key Plays features, YouTube TV is the most innovative streaming platform for watching sports, including the NFL.
Vikings player to watch – #87
I will be watching the Vikings at least twice this season because they compete in the NFC North against my hometown team, the Detroit Lions. The player I am most excited to watch is the Vikings star TE, #87 T.J. Hockenson. A former Iowa standout, Hockenson was traded away from Detroit last season, and thrived in the Vikings system.
When the Vikings are on national TV
In addition to the regionally broadcast regular season games, the Vikings will appear in marquee NFL matchups that air, or stream, nationally.
- Monday Night Football – ABC and ESPN
- Thursday Night Football – Amazon Prime and local affiliates in Minneapolis / St. Paul
- Sunday Night Football – NBC
- NFL playoffs – CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC
All of the top picks I list above will also carry the Viking’s national games, as well as in-market regular season games.
How to watch the Vikings out-of-market
For out-of-market Vikings fans, the best bet to get all the Minnesota action is NFL Sunday Ticket. NFL Sunday Ticket allows NFL fans to tune into any 1 pm or 4 pm kickoff regular season game, regardless of region.
Watching the Vikings FAQ
In the Twin Cities, you can tune in to the Vikings radio broadcast on KFAN 100.3. For a complete list of stations in the Vikings radio network, click here.
The Vikings are owned by billionaire real estate investor Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf and the team plays at U.S. Bank Stadium, a fully enclosed stadium designed to protect Vikings games from the frigid Minnesota weather.
Unlike the regular season, NFL playoff games are broadcast nationally. You can watch the entire Vikings playoff run with fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or NFL Plus.