How to Stream Live Football Games

Not all football games are shown on television in every market. The only way to view these football games is to stream them online. While many streaming options are unreliable or illegal, you can stream live college and professional football games over the Internet legally using ESPN3 or the NFL's Game Rewind service.

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Streaming live football games is an easy way to see games that are playing outside your market.

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Check the ESPN3 website (see Resources) to find out if your Internet service provider (ISP) is supported by ESPN3's free streaming service. If not, proceed to Step 3.

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Sign up for a free account on the ESPN3 website if your ISP is eligible. The website gives you access to NCAA, CFL, NFL, high school and Pop Warner football games. You also will have the ability to view older games and replay them at will.

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Sign up for a paid account on the NFL's website (see Resources). The NFL's Game Rewind service gives you access to every NFL game played throughout the season. The broadcasts are free of commercials and streamed in HD.