How to Watch Detroit Lions Games Without Cable 2021

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Getty Jared Goff will take the reins for the Detroit Lions in 2021.

The Detroit Lions begin the Dan Campbell era this year after a disappointing 2020 season saw them finish at the bottom of the NFC North with a 5-11 record.

In 2021, Lions games will be televised on Fox (14 games), CBS (2 games) or ESPN (1 game).

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of every Lions game online:

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If You’re in the Lions Market

Note: Any nationally televised games are considered “in-market” for everyone in the United States

FuboTV

Lions Channels Included: Fox, Fox 4K, CBS, ESPN (Fox and CBS are live in most, but not all, markets)

Other NFL Channels Included: NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (RedZone is in the “Sports Plus” add-on)

You can watch a live stream of every Lions game with a subscription to FuboTV’s “Starter” package (100+ total channels). If you also want NFL RedZone, both the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on can be included in your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Lions games live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games (not those on ESPN) on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.


DirecTV Stream

Lions Channels Included: Fox, CBS, ESPN (Fox and CBS are live in most, but not all, markets)

Other NFL Channels Included: NBC

You can watch every Lions game with a subscription to DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV). Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN are included in every channel bundle, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Lions games live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Vidgo

Lions Channels Included: Fox, ESPN (Fox is only live in some select markets)

Other NFL Channels Included: NFL Network, NFL RedZone

You can watch a live stream of most Lions games (no CBS) with a subscription to Vidgo (95+ total channels). This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with NFL RedZone, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Lions games live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.


Hulu With Live TV

Lions Channels Included: Fox, CBS, ESPN (Fox and CBS are live in most, but not all, markets)

Other NFL Channels Included: NBC, NFL Network

You can watch a live stream of every Lions game with a subscription to Hulu With Live TV (65+ total channels). It comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Lions games live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Sling TV

Lions Channels Included: Fox, ESPN (Fox is only live in some select markets)

Other NFL Channels Included: NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (RedZone is in the “Sports Extra” add-on)

You can watch a live stream of most Lions games (no CBS) with a subscription to Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Blue” channel package (45+ total channels). If you also want NFL RedZone, you’ll need to add the “Sports Extra” add-on. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for $20 (Orange + Blue) or $35 (with Sports Extra):

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Lions games live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


Games on CBS: Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of their local CBS station via the Prime Paramount+ channel (“Premium” plan). You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Prime Paramount+ Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch in-market NFL CBS games live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


If You’re out of the Lions Market

SundayTicket.TV

You can watch a live stream of every out-of-market, non-nationally televised NFL game via SundayTicket.TV. Unfortunately, the service is only available for people who live in residences where DirecTV satellite isn’t available (apartments, condos, etc.), residents of a few select metropolitan cities or college students. You can check your eligibilty and sign up here:

SundayTicket.TV

Once signed up, out-of-market fans can watch Lions games live on the NFL Sunday Ticket app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website.


DirecTV

Note that this is different from “DirecTV Stream,” which is a live-streaming service that comes with no contract and doesn’t offer SundayTicket in any of its packages.

DirecTV is a cable option, which comes with a contract, but it’s worth mentioning here since it’s the only other way to get SundayTicket and watch live out-of-market games in the United States. Plus, DirecTV is currently offering SundayTicket included at no extra cost with their “Choice” ($69.99 per month) and above TV bundles:

SundayTicket on DirecTV

Once signed up for DirecTV, you can watch Lions games live on the DirecTV app on your iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV website.


If You’re in Canada

DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every regular season and postseason NFL game via DAZN, which comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch Lions games live on the DAZN app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game on your computer via the DAZN website.


Lions 2021 Season Preview

Will Jared Goff be able to produce the same way Matthew Stafford did last season? That’s the key question surrounding the Lions in 2021.

Detroit netted 350.2 yards per game and 23.6 points per contest last season with Stafford under center. Goff completed 67% of his passes for 3,952 yards, 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions with the Rams last year, and he says he’s focused on how he can excel with his new weapons in Detroit.

“Just focus on myself,” Goff said about succeeding Stafford, via ESPN. “He had a tremendous career here and has done a great job throughout his career, but focus on myself. Do the best I can every day and get better. Usually that ends up working out.”

On defense, Detroit allowed opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of 112.4 on the year in 2020. The Lions managed to get just 24 sacks on the season, and they ranked dead last in the league in points allowed, surrendering 32.4 points and 419.8 yards per contest, both of which were the ranked dead last in the NFL. They’ll need some big-time improvements, and new DC Aaron Glenn will be tasked with making them.

The Lions haven’t had a winning season since 2017, and many are counting them out already — but Campbell isn’t concerned about that in the slightest.

“That drives you a little bit, but man, the focus has to be on doing your freaking job. Every one of us, man. Coaches, players, you got a job to do, and let’s go do it, man. You focus on that, and give it your full attention, and don’t worry about anything else. I think that’s got to be what we’re focused on,” Campbell said.

Here’s a look at the Lions’ 2021 schedule. All times are Eastern Standard:

  • Week 1: Sep. 12 San Francisco 49ers 1:00 PM
  • Week 2: Sep. 20 at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 8:15 PM
  • Week 3: Sep. 26 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM
  • Week 4: Oct. 3 at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM
  • Week 5: Oct. 10 at Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM
  • Week 6: Oct. 17 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM
  • Week 7: Oct. 24 at Los Angeles Rams 4:05 PM
  • Week 8: Oct. 31 Philadelphia Eagles 1:00 PM
  • Week 9: BYE
  • Week 10: Nov. 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM
  • Week 11: Nov. 21 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM
  • Week 12: Nov. 25 Chicago Bears (Thanksgiving) 12:30 PM
  • Week 13: Dec. 5 Minnesota Vikings 1:00 PM
  • Week 14: Dec. 12 at Denver Broncos 4:05 PM
  • Week 15: Dec. 19 Arizona Cardinals 1:00 PM
  • Week 16: Dec. 26 at Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM
  • Week 17: Jan. 2 at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 PM
  • Week 18: Jan. 9 Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM

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