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How to Stream New England Patriots Games Live

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the New England Patriots live without cable on the device of your choice, including Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, and more.

How to watch the Patriots live without cable
Table of Contents
  1. What channel is the Patriots game on today?
  2. If you live in New England
  3. Patriots player to watch – #10
  4. How to live stream the Patriots out-of-market
  5. Watching the Patriots FAQ
  6. More NFL Teams

Although several live TV streaming services carry all of the channels you need to watch the Patriots, our top pick is DIRECTV STREAM. DIRECTV STREAM carries WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston for watching the Patriots, NESN for Red Sox games, and NBC Sports Boston for Bruins and Celtics regular season games in-market.

The Patriots army of out-of-market fans can watch the team by adding NFL Sunday Ticket to a YouTube TV subscription for an up charge of $349.


ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, FS1, TBS, TNT, NESN, NBC Sports Boston, and more.

$74.99 / month

Free 5 Day Trial


Full coverage of the Patriots 2023 season for local NFL fans in Boston. NESN and NBC Sports Boston included in base package.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial


Best budget pick. Watch WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston at a great price.

$5.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

NFL Sunday Ticket

Watch the Patriots in-market and out-of-market with NFL Sunday Ticket.

$449 / year

Signup for Sunday Ticket

What channel is the Patriots game on today?

For NFL fans in Boston, most Patriots football games will air on FOX or WBZ-TV CBS 4, with national games appearing on ESPN, NBC, and Amazon Prime. The NFL’s Thursday Night game on Amazon Prime is still available on the local affiliates of the team’s participating in the game.

DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+YouTube TVSling Orange & Blue
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone

If you live in New England

DIRECTV STREAM offers complete coverage of the Patriot’s 2023 season for fans in the Boston metro (outside of Boston, Thursday Night Football will be available only on Amazon Prime).

DIRECTV STREAM has all the channels you need to watch the Patriots 2023-24 season, plus NESN and NBC Sports Boston for Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics games in-market.

College football fans can watch Boston College basketball and BC football by upgrading to DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” which adds ACC Network and the ACC on RSN channels to DTV’s base package.

If unlimited DVR storage is a factor in choosing DIRECTV STREAM, be aware that some in the media have been critical of the fine print surrounding how many episodes of a series can be saved to the DIRECTV STREAM DVR.

YouTube TV offers complete coverage of the Patriot’s 2023 season for fans in the Boston metro (outside of Boston, Thursday Night Football will be available only on Amazon Prime).

Additionally, out-of-market Patriots fans can watch the team on YouTube TV by adding NFL Sunday Ticket as an add-on for $349 per season.

YouTube TV is the most innovative live TV streaming provider boasting a 4K package, as well as Stats View, Key Plays, and a fantasy football integration. YouTube TV also boasts unlimited DVR storage through its library feature.

Fubo is another streaming service that offers full coverage of the Patriots’ 2023 season for local fans in Boston from the preseason through Super Bowl LVIII.

Fubo TV will provide Patriots fans excellent in-market coverage, as well as for nationally televised games. The platform carries WBZ-TV CBS 4, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, as well as NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. The service is easy and fast to setup if you are trying to secure a viewing option right before kickoff.

In addition to excellent NFL coverage, Fubo also offers ACC Network in the base package which allows college sports fans to tune in to Boston College football and basketball, including the ACC on RSN games in most markets.

Like DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo carries NBC Sports Boston for Celtics and Bruins games, and NESN for streaming the Red Sox. We rank DIRECTV STREAM above Fubo for an overall Boston sports streaming option because Fubo lacks TBS and TNT, which means large holes in coverage for the NBA and NHL seasons.

Hulu + Live TV offers full coverage for local Pats fans in Boston.

Hulu + live TV carries CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC, which makes it an excellent choice for in-market Patriots fans. The ESPN+ bundle adds programming from ESPN+, which is the exclusive home of the UFC.

Can I watch the Patriots on Paramount+?

Yes, but only regional in-market games and playoff games.

Paramount+, with its NFL on CBS offering will feature a number of in-market Patriots games. However, the platform lacks FOX, ESPN, and NBC, so there will be holes in coverage. That said, Paramount+ is a great option for fans who want to keep their monthly payments low.

Patriots player to watch – #10

I will be curious to watch the Patriots QB room this season, especially former Alabama standout, #10 Mac Jones. Unlike quarterbacks from some other AFC teams like the Bengals, Ravens, and Titans, Jones’s salary doesn’t take up much cap space at “only” $4,250,000 this season. If Jones has a breakout season, it will make the Patriots front office look like geniuses (again).

How to live stream the Patriots out-of-market

I have many good friends in San Diego who are Patriots fans. Unfortunately, as “out-of-market” fans, they cannot access the regular season New England games on their local CBS and FOX affiliates, which play Chargers and Rams games.

YouTube TV and NFL Sunday Ticket is the best option for the maximum regular season action for these out-of-market fans.

Watching the Patriots FAQ

Can I watch the New England Patriots game on Peacock?

Only when the Pats are playing on Sunday Night Football. Most Patriots games will air on CBS or FOX. However, when the Patriots appear on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, you can watch the Patriots on the Peacock app.

Can I watch the New England Patriots game on Sling TV?

Yes, but it requires buying and installing an air antenna for most games. Sling TV doesn’t carry CBS. In order to get CBS broadcasts on Sling TV you will have to signup for Sling and then buy an air antenna. When the Patriots are on Monday Night Football, you can watch the game on ESPN on Sling Orange with no air antenna.

How can I watch Patriots games for free?

Fubo and YouTube TV offer the longest free trials for watching the NFL at 7 and 14 days, respectively.

What is the best way to stream Patriots games on my phone?

If you live in Boston, NFL+ offers full local coverage of the Patriots season, all the way through the playoffs, for just $40 annually. NFL+ is limited to mobile viewing only, but the platform offers a generous 7 day free trial.

What radio station carries Patriots games?

98.5 The Sports Hub is the Flagship radio station for listening to Patriots games on the radio.

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