How to Watch ‘Thanksgiving Football’ Online Without Cable – Live Stream Anywhere

By Gabriela Vatu / November 28, 2019

It is finally Thanksgiving, and we get to be thankful for yet another day when we get to watch a lot of football. Thanksgiving Football is here, and we are going to watch it all online, so let's see what's the best option out there.

The NFL season is broadcast by a bunch of TV channels, but today the games are going to Fox, CBS, and NBC. Furthermore, they are scheduled throughout the day, and you get to watch them all almost head-to-head, with a little break to actually spend time with your family.

Whether it is the Bears that you're hoping to win, or maybe it's the Saints, later in the evening, we are hoping you'll have a wonderful day with your family, and in front of the TV as your favorite teams win the games.

When and Where to Watch Thanksgiving Football?

It's possible to watch Thanksgiving Football on three different channels, namely Fox, CBS, and NBC. The games are scheduled to take place starting at 12:30 PM and up to 8:20 PM. In fact, here's the schedule below, where you can check exactly which team is playing and what channel are they on at the time.

Time (ET) Channel Teams
12:30 FOX Bears Lions
16:30 CBS Bills Cowboys
8:20 NBC Saints Falcons

How Can I Live Stream Thanksgiving Football?

It's actually going to be pretty easy to watch Thanksgiving Football online because there are so many live TV platforms that are here to help you figure out what's the best way to enjoy TV. These platforms offer a lot of benefits that you won't get otherwise, which is watching even when you are far from home, or stuck at work, as you only need as little as a smartphone. When it comes to watching Thanksgiving Football specifically, we are going to recommend you go for fuboTV, which is a great platform that will allow you to watch all the channels that you need for today, which are Fox, CBS, and NBC. fuboTV only features one bundle of channels, but you will find all the aforementioned networks in the same packet. You can also get extra channel packs if you want, but that's another story. Start your 7-day free trial on fuboTV today!

fuboTV is actually a platform that carries a ton of sports channels, so we are sure you will find a lot more content there that you will enjoy. fuboTV works on a wide range of platforms, including Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, iOS and Android phones and tablets, and more. (Note: Fox, CBS, and NBC are channels that all broadcast in select markets only, so if you are going to watch these games from an area that does not get coverage for these specific channels, you can use a VPN to connect to a server that's located in a city where they are available. Click here to learn how you can use a VPN.)

Here's how you can set up fuboTV for a 7-day free trial:

Other Ways to Watch Thanksgiving Football

Hulu - We have Hulu on the list, and this is a great service that we are sure you will enjoy quite a lot. There is a single bundle of channels available here, and it features Fox, CBS, NBC, and many other networks. If you want more content, you can get it by adding any of the channel packs and premium networks that are available. Start your 7-day free trial on Hulu today! Your live TV subscription on Hulu will also get you access to the video-on-demand library that they have.

Sling TV - The next one is Sling TV, which is a great service that comes with three different bundles, namely Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. On this platform, you will find that Fox and NBC are present in the Blue and the Orange + Blue bundles, but you can't get CBS. Your choice in the bundle will influence how many devices you can watch content on, as Blue subscribers get three single streams, and Orange + Blue subscribers get four of them. Start your Sling TV subscription by saving 40% OFF the first month. There are a ton of channel packs that you can add to your subscription if you want more content, as well as various premium networks.

CBS All Access - We will also mention CBS All Access here because it's a platform that was created by the network to serve fans of its shows and more. On CBS All Access, you will find a live stream for the network, as well as pretty much all the contents they've created so far. Start your 7-day free trial on CBS All Access today! Of course, when it comes to Thanksgiving Football, you will only be able to watch the Bills vs. Cowboys game that's at 4:30 PM.

What Can I Do to Watch Thanksgiving Football If I'm Traveling Outside of the United States?

If you happen to be traveling outside of the United States right on Thanksgiving, then you don't have to worry because there are ways around the blockade. More specifically, you need to know that live TV platforms and streaming services in the United States are blocked once you travel beyond the US border. This can be quite inconvenient, but it's something that happens all the time and is perfectly normal, considering there are licensing deals in place that have to be respected. That being said, you can simply change your IP address so that you appear to be in the United States, which will open up the platforms for you. Unfortunately, you can't do that easily on your own unless you use a VPN, which can do it in just a few seconds. In terms of VPNs, we can recommend you use ExpressVPN, which is easily one of the best on the market, with thousands of servers across the world, including dozens in the United States, and some really great privacy and security features that will keep your data safe.

Here's how you can use ExpressVPN to watch Thanksgiving Football anywhere you may be:

Can I Watch Thanksgiving Football on the Network Websites?

Well, you will be able to watch two of the games on the network's website, namely those that are broadcast by Fox and by NBC, seeing as they are the only networks that have a live stream out of the three. The only way to get to the CBS live stream is through CBS All Access or one of the live TV platforms we mentioned above, such as fuboTV, Hulu, or Sling TV.

The thing you have to do to access the live streams on the Fox and NBC websites is to log into an account by using credentials from your TV provider, which can be a live TV service or a cable company. (Note: If you happen to be traveling abroad, you won't be able to access the Fox or NBC websites, seeing as they are geo-blocked. You will, therefore, need a VPN to help you out. Click here to learn how you can use a VPN for the job.)

Can I Watch Thanksgiving Football With a TV Antenna?

That is something that you will be able to do, seeing as Fox, NBC, and CBS are channels that continue to broadcast over-the-air. This means that a TV antenna will allow you to enjoy all these channels quite easily. These devices are quite popular with cord-cutters because they enable people to enjoy dozens of TV channels for free.

We suggest that you visit a site such as NoCable before buying any devices, because you have to see whether or not these channels are available in your location, by providing your ZIP code. Furthermore, the site will also tell you how far the broadcast stations are, so you can figure out what range you need your device to have. Check the devices above in case any of them has the right range for your needs.

How Can I Watch Thanksgiving Football With an NFL Game Pass?

The NFL has this thing called a Game Pass that will allow people from the United States and many other countries in the world to enjoy football online. The NFL Game Pass comes with a couple of subscription models that won't actually help you out here, because they do not include live games, or the Super Bowl, or anything else that will help you watch Thanksgiving Football today. The Pro subscription, on the other hand, will allow you to watch over 250 games live, including the playoffs, the Super Bowl, and a ton of NFL RedZone content. The subscription will cost you $2 per month or $99.99 for the full year, so you'll have to decide which one you want.

There are NFL Game Pass apps available for most of your devices, so you can check it all out on iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, LG and Samsung Smart TVs, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Find out exactly in which country is the NFL Game Pass available by clicking here.

How to Watch Thanksgiving Football in the UK, Canada, or Australia

NFL broadcasting rights are split between various TV networks across the globe.

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