How to Watch NFL on Apple TV: A Complete Guide

Apple TV gives you flexible and convenient ways to watch your favorite NFL games, whether catching the action live or streaming highlights and replays on-demand.

This article walks you through setting up your Apple TV, downloading the necessary apps, troubleshooting issues, and streaming NFL games across various services.

How to Watch NFL on Apple TV: A Complete Guide
How to Watch NFL on Apple TV: A Complete Guide

Get Started with Apple TV Setup

First, purchase an Apple TV streaming device that fits your budget. Popular models include Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K.

Next, connect your Apple TV box to your TV's HMDI port and make sure both devices are powered on.

When prompted, sign in with your Apple ID or create a new one to access the App Store.

If needed, use onscreen menus to adjust TV display settings.

Download NFL Streaming Apps

Once Apple TV setup completes, browse the App Store for NFL streaming apps. Top options include:

  1. NFL: Offers NFL Network 24/7, NFL RedZone, NFL Films library, live radio streams.
  2. ESPN: Grants access to live Monday Night Football plus analysis programs.
  3. CBS Sports: Streams live CBS NFL games on Sundays.
  4. NBC Sports: Provides Sunday Night Football live streams.
  5. Fox Sports: Allows streaming of Fox's live NFL game coverage.
  6. Yahoo Sports: Delivers live local and primetime game streams.
  7. NFL Game Pass: Provides on-demand access to replay all games.

Select your desired apps and tap Get to download. Apps begin installing automatically.

Troubleshooting Apple TV Issues

Troubleshooting Apple TV Issues
Troubleshooting Apple TV Issues

If you experience technical issues like lagging, buffering or errors, try these fixes:

  1. Check internet speeds and reconnect devices
  2. Restart router and Apple TV device
  3. Update apps if new versions are available
  4. Delete and reinstall problematic apps
  5. Adjust video quality settings downward if needed

Stream NFL Games

With apps set up, you can now:

  1. Stream live national and local NFL game broadcasts
  2. Watch primetime matchups like Sunday Night Football
  3. Catch up on key plays and highlights on-demand
  4. Tune into 24/7 NFL news, analysis and commentary
  5. Personalize your setup with multiple viewing options
  6. Cast games from Apple devices directly to your TV


So you're ready to stream NFL games easily on your Apple TV! Follow the simple steps in this guide for getting set up, downloading top apps, troubleshooting issues, and accessing a comprehensive slate of NFL content.