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How to watch New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers Live Streaming Options

Written by Derek Fleming

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

Watch the Saints live today
NOLA Saints viewing guide
Table of Contents
  1. Important channels
  2. Top picks
  3. Out-of-market
  4. Saints player to watch – #12
  5. FAQ
  6. Find Your NFL Team By Conference

It’s easy to watch the Saints game today from your smart TV or phone, and you don’t need cable.

Although several live TV streaming services carry WVUE-TV, FOX 8 NOLA, our top pick for watching the Saints, Fubo, offers CBS, FOX, ESPN, and NBC in the base package, plus Bally Sports New Orleans, the regional sports network that broadcasts in-market Pelicans games.

Fubo

Watch WVUE-TV, FOX 8 NOLA, CBS, ESPN, NBC, SEC Network, and Bally Sports NOLA.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Get FOX, ABC, CBS, ESPN, NBC, SEC Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

Important channels

The most important channels for Saints fans to access today’s game 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 Saints.

NFL coverage for each channel:

  • CBS – In-market AFC games / some NFL Playoff games
  • FOX – In-market NFC Games / some NFL Playoff games / 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.

FuboFubo Sports Plus with NFL RedZoneParamount+Sling Orange & BlueDIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceHulu + Live TVYouTube TV
ABC ABC
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
FOX FOX
NBC NBC
NFL Network NFL Network
NFL RedZone NFL RedZone
SEC Network SEC Network

Note: Sling TV carries FOX and NBC, but only in select markets. Unfortunately, Sling TV does not offer FOX or NBC in New Orleans.

Top picks

The Saints are a winning franchise that is on national TV and in the playoffs quite often. However, it is still local fans, and fans nearby New Orleans, that will see the most regular season Saints games. Below are my top picks for in-market Saints fans.

Fubo is our top pick for watching most NFL teams, including the Saints. The platform carries all the channels you need to watch both national, and regional, NFL games.

Pros

Cons

  • Lacks TNT and TBS
  • Lags behind competition on cloud DVR storage

Read our fuboTV sports review.


By signing up for DirecTV Stream, Saints fans can also get WVUE-TV, FOX 8, as well as CBS, ESPN, and NBC.

Pros

  • Full local coverage for Saints fans in NOLA in the base package, including Thursday Night Football on local affiliates
  • DirecTV Stream’s “Choice” package is a great option for New Orleans sports fans as the service carries Bally Sports New Orleans. With Bally Sports New Orleans, you can stream the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • In addition, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” offers full coverage of the LSU football season, including games that air on SEC Network.

Cons

  • Lost the rights to Sunday Ticket
  • Upgrade required to access SEC Network
  • No 4K option

Read our DirecTV Stream review.


Yes, Hulu + Live TV carries CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC, all the channels you need for watching the Saints live without cable from NOLA.

The reason I continue to use Hulu + Live TV as one of my go-to streaming apps is the ability to watch UFC events on ESPN+ directly on the Hulu app. This is the advantage of the ESPN+ bundle, and it is an especially big carrot for MMA fans in LA. Louisiana is home to two of the UFC’s biggest legends, Daniel Cormier and Dustin Poirier. Saints fans who also want to watch the UFC will be well served signing up for Hulu + Live TV.

Pros

Cons

  • No 4K option
  • No Pelicans games in-market

Read our Hulu + Live TV review for sports fans.


YouTube TV is another great option for local Saints fans. The service is the most innovative of the live TV streaming providers, but a Google account is required to signup, which can be time consuming and more than some cord cutters will want to do.

Pros

  • Full local Saints coverage from NOLA
  • Upgrade for NFL Sunday Ticket
  • 4K upgrade for NFL playoff games on FOX
  • Innovative features like Stats View and Key Plays
  • Best for Super Bowl LVIII, including for Super Bowl parties
  • Full coverage of LSU football season

Cons

  • Google account required to signup
  • Lacks Pelican games in-market

Read our YouTube TV sports review.

Out-of-market

For fans that live far away from Louisiana, but still want to watch the Saints every week, you have two options.

  1. Wait for the Saints to be on national TV, or hybrid regional games. We estimate these options would cover 6-10 games a year.
  2. Buy NFL Sunday Ticket to guarantee access to Saints broadcasts every Sunday

YouTube TV is the new home of NFL Sunday Ticket for the new season. Saints fans outside of New Orleans can stream games out-of-market with NFL Sunday Ticket.

Saints player to watch – #12

This is an easy one for me, when I watch the Saints this season, I will be watching WR Chris Olave on the perimeter. As an Ohio State fan, I watched every one of Olave’s games with the Buckeyes, and time and again saw him come up huge in the biggest games. Olave even blocked a punt against Michigan in his freshman season while playing on special teams. Saints fans should keep an eye on #12 when the game is on the line in the 4th quarter.

FAQ

How can I watch the New Orleans Saints game today for free?

If you are in-market for the game, or if the Saints 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 Saints 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.

Which cities are in-market for Saints games?

Saints fans take note: NFL TV coverage is regional for most regular season games. This means that only New Orleans, and some markets close by, will reliably get the Saints game every week on their local FOX affiliate. In New Orleans, the local FOX affiliate is WVUE-TV, FOX 8. Based on TV coverage maps published by 506 Sports, we estimate the following markets will get the Saints games regularly, and be considered in-market for many Saints games:

New Orleans, LA
Baton Rough, LA
Shreveport, LA
Mobile, AL
Montgomery, AL
Birmingham, AL
Tupelo, MS
Jackson, MS
Memphis, TN
Little Rock, AR
Memphis, TN
Far eastern Texas


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