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How to watch 2019 NFL live stream with a VPN

The 2019-2020 NFL football season is here. But how do you watch NFL live stream online, whether at home or abroad, and avoid NFL blackouts? Download Hotspot Shield VPN to never miss a touchdown.

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Why watch NFL online with a VPN

A VPN enables you to switch out your real IP address to one from a different location. Why is this important? Because sometimes the NFL live stream you want to watch is restricted due to your geographical location — be it a local NFL blackout, you’re traveling abroad and can’t access your typical streaming service, or an NFL live stream is not available in your country.

By using a VPN, you’re routing your internet traffic through the VPN’s secure servers, making the site you’re visiting think you’re located elsewhere. With Hotspot Shield VPN, you’ll have access to NFL live games on demand, wherever you are — all while ensuring super-fast streaming with no buffering.

How to watch NFL live stream

Follow the simple steps below to watch live football. Download the best NFL VPN today.

  • Step 1


    Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app on your mobile or desktop device

  • Step 2


    Open up the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click the “Connect” button

  • Step 3

    Select location

    Make sure Hotspot Shield’s VPN server location is set to “United States”

  • Step 4

    You’re all set

    Head to your preferred NFL streaming site and enjoy the game!

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  • 70+ VPN server locations

    With 3,200+ VPN servers in 70+ locations around the world — including US cities — it’s never been easier to stream NFL online.

  • Watch NFL on any device

    Link up to 5 devices on all popular desktops, smartphones, and tablets. Watch NFL on the device you want, when you want it.

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    Our patented technology is verified as the #1 VPN for speed and security, providing super-fast NFL streaming with no buffering.

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Watch live out-of-market games with NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass, while pricey, allows you to watch any game throughout the league. The catch, however, is that US residents can only watch their local, in-market games live. Other games are only available to watch after the live games have concluded. So how can you stream NFL Game Pass live with a VPN?

To watch every game live, regardless of where you live, you need NFL Game Pass International (a product only available to those who live outside the US). Here’s how the NFL Game Pass hack works:

  • Step 1

    Open up the Hotspot Shield app and connect to a VPN server located outside of the United States (“Mexico,” for example)

  • Step 2

    Head to the NFL Games Pass website. You’ll now be able to purchase “NFL Game Pass International”

  • Step 3

    With NFL Game Pass International, you can watch any NFL game live. Never wait to watch out-of-market games again

NFL blackout: Get the cheapest price for NFL Game Pass

NFL Game Pass offers different pricing depending on what country you live in. For example, residents in Asia Pacific tend to pay lower prices than those in the United States. By switching between Hotspot Shield’s 70+ VPN server locations, you can compare prices and find the cheapest deal.

Be aware, however, that NFL Game Pass can be different depending on what international pass you purchase. As mentioned, the US NFL Game Pass does not show games live. Some games are blacked out in the United Kingdom, too (the UK hosts a handful of NFL games during the season). In Mexico, or in most EU countries, all games, including the Playoffs and Super Bowl, are streamed live, so you can select the game you want to watch.

Most NFL Game Pass International subscribers also get access to the NFL Network, NFL RedZone, and NFL Films, so you’ll get an endless supply of football content to enjoy throughout the 2019-2020 season.

How to watch NFL live stream from abroad

If you live outside of the US, or regularly travel abroad, you’ll find that watching an NFL live stream is difficult due to streaming services being restricted. Most of the live stream options are only available to people within the United States.

To combat these restrictions and unblock NFL, fans can use Hotspot Shield VPN. Simply connect to the “United States” VPN server location and the NFL stream you’re trying to use will think you’re located within the US, even though you’re not. This enables you to watch your preferred NFL live stream without restrictions.

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How to stream NFL without cable

In today’s online world, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to ditch cable in favor of various streaming services. When doing so, you’ll need to find a viable NFL live stream to watch the games without restrictions. If the streaming service you wish to use is restricted in your area, you can use Hotspot Shield VPN and select a non-restricted VPN server location.

Here are ways you can watch 2019-2020 NFL season live online

  • Watch NFL on Twitch

    Twitch will again be streaming 11 Thursday Night Football games live in 2019. These will only be available to residents in the US, so you’ll need to use Hotspot Shield VPN to ensure you’re connected through our USA VPN server.

  • Stream NFL on PlayStation Vue

    A PlayStation Vue subscription costs $45 per month and features most of the channels you’ll need to watch the 2019 NFL live stream. You also get a 5-day free trial to try before you buy.

  • Watch NFL on Hulu

    Hulu Live TV costs $45 per month. You’ll get all the games on CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN, but you won’t be able to access the NFL Network. Still, with access to other great shows offered by Hulu, this remains a solid option for football fans.

  • Watch NFL live on DirectTV

    DirectTV, at $50 per month, is perfect to watch NFL games live as all local channels are included. You can also opt to include the NFL Sunday Ticket via DirectTV, which provides access to every game live via the NFL RedZone channel. This is perhaps the most comprehensive NFL coverage available.

  • Watch NFL live on YouTube TV

    YouTube TV carries the networks that show all NFL games. The subscription is $40 per month and arrives with a 7-day free trial. Make sure Hotspot Shield is connected to the “United States” VPN server to ensure restriction-free action.

  • Stream NFL on Kodi

    Kodi is becoming an increasingly popular streaming media player. The catch is that you need to add the content yourself. To watch NFL on Kodi you’ll need to find what’s called an ‘add-on’. There are numerous add-ons available online that will let you stream NFL.

How to stream NFL for free on mobile

Thanks to the NFL’s partnership with Verizon, you can stream the entire 2019-2020 NFL season for free. Better still, you don’t even need to be a Verizon customer to take advantage of it.

The catch, however, is that you can only stream on mobile. To watch NFL live stream on your mobile device, simply download the Yahoo! Sports app (Verizon owns Yahoo!) and make sure your Hotspot Shield VPN is connected to the “United States” server location.

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Why watch NFL with Hotspot Shield VPN

Fastest VPN on the market

Hotspot Shield is the fastest VPN service on the market, as verified independently by third-party sources. Unlike other VPN providers, which all use the same basic OpenVPN technology, our patented Hydra protocol delivers unrivaled speed and performance, ensuring seamless streaming with no buffering, even when connected to countries half the world away.

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Access from anywhere

Hotspot Shield Premium is our fastest VPN offering and unlocks over 70+ VPN server locations and 20+ US cities. This enables unrivaled flexibility when it comes to streaming your favorite sporting events, like MLB, NFL, NBA, and more. As an added bonus, our servers have a built-in malware database to protect you from over 57 million malicious sites a day, so you can stream with the peace of mind that your devices are secure.

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