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How to Watch NFL on Vizio Smart TV (2024)

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Prepare for the 104th NFL season – an exciting spectacle that will captivate the nation with unprecedented excitement. The stage is set for an epic journey, filled with tense atmospheres and palpable anticipation.

In September, the Kansas City Chiefs, reigning champions of Super Bowl LVII, will face off against the Detroit Lions in the opening NFL match, marking the beginning of an exhilarating season packed with unforgettable moments.

Weekly, teams engage in fierce on-field battles, exerting maximum effort to secure victories and edge closer to the coveted goal: a spot in the playoffs. Following a sequence of exhilarating playoff rounds, the culmination arrives with the grand finale – Super Bowl LVIII, the championship spectacle that captivates millions of viewers.

Football conquers the nation with its intensity, from crushing tackles to miraculous interceptions and thrilling matchups. What adds an extra kick? You have the opportunity to witness every pivotal moment in the game on your Vizio Smart TV, regardless of whether you subscribe to cable or opt for the liberating choice of cord-cutting.

Football fans, get ready for an unforgettable journey. The approaching NFL 2024 season is just around the corner, and your Vizio TV serves as the portal to an enthralling realm of sports events. This guide has everything you need to know to watch the NFL on your Vizio Smart TV. So, let the games begin!

NFL 2024 Broadcasting Companies in the USA

 The NFL regular season in 2024 includes 272 games over eighteen weeks, as in previous years. Football broadcasting this year encompasses a range of channels, including ESPN/ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and the NFL Network. This exciting coverage will continue throughout the 2033 season, thanks to new media rights agreements.

 For the 2024season, the NFL implemented a flexible scheduling system to broaden coverage. Notably, Monday night football games are now included in this system, marking a significant change. Additionally, cross-flexing is developed, allowing flexible scheduling of Sunday daytime games between CBS and Fox.

 Both networks can protect a limited number of games featuring specific AFC or NFC teams under these new media agreements. NBC’s Sunday evening football broadcasts remain unchanged. NFL Network ensures fans won’t miss the exciting action, including Saturday end-of-season games and four captivating International Series matches.

  Where to Watch NFL on Vizio Smart TV?

 Traditional sports leagues, such as the National Football League, have historically been synonymous with cable television. However, amid the streaming wars, the league has formed new alliances, expanding its reach across various cord-cutting services.

 Regardless of whether you are still subscribed to cable or satellite television or have embraced cord-cutting, the following sections outline all possible options to watch NFL 2024 on your Vizio Smart TV.

 For Cable and Satellite TV Users

 In addition to using your cable or satellite set-top box to watch NFL broadcasts, you can stream them live directly on your Vizio TV through several streaming apps that offer authentication with your TV provider – provided that your subscription plan includes channels airing the games.

 For example, through the ESPN and NBC apps, you can watch AFC local team matches on CBS Sports, NFC team games on FOX Sports, and Monday Night Football on ESPN and NBC.

 The downside is that, initially, Vizio SmartCast TVs only have FOX Sports and NBC apps available. The good news? Smart TVs from 2016 onwards support Chromecast and AirPlay protocols, allowing you to cast live football streams to the big screen easily with just a few taps on your phone or tablet.

 Download any of the mentioned TV Everywhere apps to your Android or iOS device, follow the app instructions to log in with your cable or satellite provider, choose the live channel stream, then tap the Chromecast or AirPlay icon and select your Vizio TV. Within seconds, you’ll be watching the scheduled NFL game.

 The mentioned TV Everywhere apps are available for download on the Play Store and App Store, support casting, and allow you to log in with an extensive list of providers, including streaming ones, as described below.

 For Cord-Cutters

 No cable? No problem! Easily stream NFL games on your Vizio Smart TV. You can keep up with all the action without committing to a hefty long-term TV contract thanks to streaming services such as Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling, and FuboTV.

 If you want comprehensive coverage of the NFL regular season and playoffs, subscribing to YouTube TV is your best bet. Here’s why:

  • YouTube TV’s base plan includes over 100 channels featuring all the national NFL broadcasting companies: ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, NBC, and NFL Network, all under one monthly subscription.
  • Previously available as a premium add-on with DirecTV, avid football fans can now subscribe to the NFL Sunday Ticket through YouTube TV. Consider purchasing a season pass for those eager to watch Sunday daytime games not broadcast on local CBS and Fox channels.
  • You can purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket with or without NFL RedZone, ensuring live coverage of all the day’s scoring plays.
  • The NFL Sunday Ticket is also available as a standalone channel on YouTube Primetime, separate from YouTube TV.
  • Schedule recordings of highly anticipated NFL games and watch them on-demand – all thanks to YouTube TV’s unlimited cloud DVR. 
  • Use your YouTube TV subscription to watch the NFL simultaneously on two additional screens in addition to your Vizio TV.

If you’re not interested in live football broadcasts, Hulu + Live TV is an excellent choice. It covers the same lineup of NFL broadcasting channels as YouTube TV, offers unlimited DVR, and allows two simultaneous streams. Additionally, you get more on-demand content with access to Hulu and Disney+ libraries and more Monday football game broadcasts on ESPN+.

For those seeking an affordable streaming plan to watch NFL 2024 games on their Vizio TV, Sling TV’s Orange plan is a great choice. The drawback is that you won’t have access to CBS and NFL Network, meaning you’ll miss part of their NFL coverage.

ProviderCBSFOXABC / ESPNNBCNFL NetworkSuggested Plan
YT TVBase Plan
HuluHulu + Live TV

* CBS is currently available on Sling in select markets.

** NFL Network is available with the Sling Blue and combined Orange & Blue packages.

Note: Before subscribing, we recommend checking channel availability in your region. Visit the provider’s website, confirm your zip code, and review the list of available channels.

 FAQs :  Can I watch NFL games in 4K on my Vizio TV?

Fox is the only U.S. network offering 4K HDR (1080p resolution) broadcasts for selected NFL games, at least at the time of writing.

FuboTV and YouTube TV are the only two live streaming channels supporting UHD playback so that you can watch Fox NFL games in all their crystal-clear glory on your compatible Vizio 4K TV. This is provided you are willing to pay for the more expensive FuboTV Elite or Premier plans or add the YouTube TV 4K Plus supplement to the regular base plan.

 Watch NFL on Vizio TV with Other Services

If the mentioned cord-cutting services aren’t to your liking, consider the following streaming options to watch NFL on your Vizio Smart TV:

  • Continuing its series, Amazon Prime Video will once again showcase Thursday night football. Get ready for an exciting weekly NFL event, as 15 games kick off every new week.
  • After its stint on ABC, ESPN has proudly been the home of Monday Night Football for almost two decades. With an ESPN+ subscription, you can watch selected games live and all MNF broadcasts on-demand. 
  • Use the ESPN mobile app to subscribe to ESPN Plus and stream football broadcasts to your Vizio TV via Chromecast or AirPlay. 
  • Peacock broadcasts Sunday NBC football games, and the Saturday evening Wild-Card game of the 2024/25 NFL season is exclusively broadcast for Peacock Premium subscribers. 
  • Watch every NFL game live on your local CBS channel through Paramount+. Super Bowl LVIII of the 2024/25 NFL season will also be broadcast here.

Watch NFL on Vizio Smart TV for Free

The NFL is among the few American sports leagues broadcast on all major nationwide TV channels.

With a digital antenna installed on your Vizio TV, you can tune in to local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC channels and watch their broadcasts of the NFL regular season and playoffs in high resolution. This is free and doesn’t require ongoing payment.

Use the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) channel search tool to check channel availability in your region. Assuming you receive those broadcasting NFL, purchase a Mohu Leaf 30 or similar TV antenna, connect it to the coaxial port of your Vizio TV, and perform the channel setup process.

 Bonus Tip

The National Football League is now broadcast on several TV channels and streaming services, giving you a wide range of options to watch the most exciting games of the NFL season on your Vizio TV. We’ve delved into each of them, but the final choice is yours. Of course, you have ample time to figure it out before the season starts, so no pressure!