Watch Detroit Lions OnlineBy Jeremy Evans / August 15, 2017 / Tags: NFL Football, NFL Teams
Here’s how to watch Detroit Lions online this NFL season.
Use the services in the table below to live stream Detroit Lions games this season. You don’t need a cable or satellite TV subscription to use any of these services. All offer a free trial.
⊕ PRO TIP: You can live stream every Lions game this season with NFL Game Pass International. See how to get NFL Game Pass International in the US.
Take advantage of the free trials to see which streaming service you like best.
* YouTube TV is only available in select cities. See how to get a free trial of YouTube TV in any location.
Note: If you have a streaming service (Sling TV, CBS All Access, etc.) and can’t watch Lions games online in your area, there is a way to bypass the location restrictions and get access. See how here.
What’s The Best Way To Watch Detroit Lions Online?
The best way to watch Detroit Lions online is to use NFL Game Pass International. This is the only service that will let you watch every Detroit Lions game live online.
The US version of NFL Game Pass DOES NOT live stream any regular season games. But, with NFL Game Pass International, you can live stream Lions games from the preseason through the Super Bowl. You can watch on any device, both live and on-demand. You also get access to every other game around the NFL — and can even watch four games at once with NFL Red Zone, included with NFL Game Pass International. This is NFL streaming at its best.
The NFL doesn’t let US fans sign up for Game Pass International. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to get it anyway. See how to get NFL Game Pass International in the US.
NFL Game Pass is a bit pricier than other options though (around $150 for the season). If that’s too much for you, then we recommend fuboTV as the next best way to watch Detroit Lions online. FuboTV will give you access to most Lions live streams throughout the season. That’s because fuboTV will let you live stream all games on FOX, NBC, and CBS. Since the Lions are an NFC team, most of their games will be on FOX. (FOX has broadcast rights to all NFC teams.)
That said, you’ll probably also want a VPN to use with fuboTV. FOX — and thereby fuboTV — blocks access to games depending on where you’re located. With a VPN, you can bypass the geo-blocks and get access to every game, whether it’s in your local market or not.
We recommend NordVPN because it has the fastest streaming speeds and works on all devices. It also has one of the best deals out there — only $3.29/month (limited-time offer). Just follow these 3 steps to unblock NFL games on any site or streaming service:
1. Sign up for a 30-day trial of NordVPN (now for a limited time, get it for just $3/mo)
2. Download the app(s) for the device(s) you want to use
3. Connect to any US server and start watching.
See more about how to unblock sports with a VPN.
How Can I Live Stream Lions Games From Outside Michigan?
If you’re not in the Michigan area, but want to watch Detroit Lions online, you’ll need a VPN. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) with any streaming service or website (Sling TV, fuboTV, CBS.com, etc) to get around location restrictions on games.
See, the networks that broadcast NFL games restrict access based on location. So Lions live streams are only available to people in the Detroit / Greater Michigan market. With a VPN, you can bypass these restrictions.
A VPN works by changing your digital location. So even though you’re outside the Lions local market, with a VPN you can appear to be located anywhere you want. By “tricking” websites and services into “thinking” you’re in Michigan, you can get access to watch Lions online from anywhere.
How Can I Watch Lions Online Without Cable?
To watch Detroit Lions online without cable, just use any of the streaming services in the table above. All these services are available without a cable or satellite TV subscription.
Most will let you live stream Lions games on any device. Many also have a DVR function so you can record games to watch them later. All services offer a free trial, so take advantage of this to check them out, and even watch Lions games online free for a while.
Where Can I Watch Today’s Detroit Lions Live Stream
For today’s Lions live stream, see the table above for the Detroit Lions TV schedule. This has the complete Lions schedule, and all the options to watch each game live online.
The table is also an easy way to see which service will let you watch the most Lions games online this year. You can sign up for a free trial of any service to watch today’s Lions live stream free.
Can I Watch Lions Online Free?
First, you can get a free trial of any/all of the streaming services in the table above. This will let you watch Lions online free for a week or more for each service.
You might be tempted to watch free Lions live steams from various websites that broadcast pirated streams. But after you try this once, you probably won’t be tempted again. You’ll have to play link chase, getting shuffled around to multiple sketchy sites. And you’ll have to deal with lots of ads, poor video quality, and streams that die in the middle of a game.
You might also try using Kodi to watch the day’s Lions live stream free. But as with piracy sites, the Detroit Lions live streams on Kodi are unreliable and will likely cause you more frustration than enjoyable football time.
A final option is to watch Lions free over-the-air. With a decent indoor antenna, you can watch Lions games free on FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC. See the Lions TV schedule above to find the games you can watch free with an antenna. Then see how to choose the right TV antenna for you.