NFC Championship Game online

The NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions is scheduled for 6:30 PM ET (3:30 PM PT/ 11:30 PM GMT) on Sunday, January 28. That’s not all that’s on, though: the AFC Championship (Baltimore Ravens vs Kansas City Chiefs) starts the day off at 3 PM ET. Want to catch all of the action from the comfort of home? Keep reading: below, we’ll let you know how you can watch the NFC Championship Game online, from anywhere in the world.

Note: this article will only recommend official sources. Although unlicensed streams will almost inevitably be available, they come with several major disadvantages. First and foremost, the quality is often very poor, with low-resolution video that stutters or is delayed. Secondly, these streams are prone to being taken offline, and you may not even see the end of the game. With so many legitimate ways to watch, there’s nothing to gain by using unlicensed streams.

Many of the channels streaming this event will not work abroad. If you are traveling abroad and looking to access your usual services in countries with no official broadcaster, you will need a VPN.

How to live stream the NFC Championship Game online abroad

Looking to watch the 2024 NFC Championship Game abroad? It’s easier than you might think — just follow the steps below and you’ll be streaming in no time.

Here’s how to watch the 2024 NFC championship Game from anywhere:

  1. Start by signing up for a suitable VPN service. We recommend NordVPN but Surfshark and ExpressVPN are both strong alternatives.
  2. Download and install the appropriate version for your device.
  3. Connect to a server in the country of the service you’d like to use. For instance, you’d need a US server to unblock Fox or an Australian server for Foxtel.
  4. Try accessing a geo-locked site or service. It should load immediately but you might have to clear your cache and cookies first.

Remember: the NFC Championship will be broadcast live. This means that if your VPN doesn’t work as expected, you could miss part of the match. To prevent this, we recommend testing your service in advance with the steps above. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to contact customer support if you run into any problems.

How to watch the NFC Championship Game live online

While watching the NFL is often considered a solely American pastime, the league actually has fans in countries all over the world. Below, we’ll explain how you can live stream the NFC Championship Game no matter where you are.


NFC Championship Game in the US

Predictably, American football fans have the most options for watching the 49ers vs Lions game online. First, it’ll air on Fox. If you already get this channel as part of your cable package, you’ll be able to watch at no added cost.

Looking to stream the NFC Championship Game without cable? Fubo ($79.99/month), Hulu + Live TV ($76.99/month), Sling TV ($40/month), and YouTube TV ($72.99/month) all let you watch Fox online. With the exception of Hulu, all of these TV streaming services offer free trials. As such, if you cancel once the game is over, you’ll be able to watch the NFC Championship Game online for free

All of these services are geo-blocked, so if you’re in a country without an official NFL broadcaster, you’ll need a VPN to watch. NordVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, allowing you to watch risk-free and claim a full refund if you’re unsatisfied.


NFC Championship Game in the UK

There are two ways to watch if you’re in the UK. If you’re already a Sky Sports subscriber, you can stream the championship at 11:30 PM GMT directly on the Sky Sports website or via the Sky Go app. If not, there’s a far less expensive, much quicker way to gain access: purchasing a Sky Sports pass on Now TV.

It’s worth noting that Now TV doesn’t show every NFL game, but it is broadcasting both the NFC and AFC Championships. It costs £11.99 for a day pass, but a monthly pass (£34.99) is available if you’d like to watch other sporting content as well.

If you are traveling abroad (outside the UK) you will need to use a VPN to access Sky Go as well as Now TV.


NFC Championship Game in Canada

This year, DAZN will be showing the NFC Championship, which makes it very easy to watch online. This service usually costs $29.99 CAD per month.

If you’d prefer, you can also watch this match live on CTV.  Unfortunately, though, you’ll need a cable TV subscription to access the live stream.

If you’d prefer to watch this match with French commentary, you can sign up to RDS instead. This service costs $7.99 CAD per day or $19.99 per month but unfortunately does not include any kind of trial period.

All of these services are region-locked, so if you are abroad (outside Canada), you will need a use VPN to access them.


NFC Championship Game in Australia

Australian football fans can stream the NFC Championship on Monday, January 29 at 9:30 AEST on ESPN. If you’d like to watch the game online and you’re a Foxtel customer, you can just log into Foxtel Go. Otherwise, Foxtel Now comes with a ten-day trial, during which you’ll have access to every channel (including ESPN).

Note that Kayo Sports also carries ESPN. Subscriptions start from $25 a month although it comes with a 7-day free trial so you can watch the NFC Championship Game for free.

Don’t have cable TV? In that case, you can stream it for free on Channel 7 via 7plus. All you need to do is register for a free account and you’ll be good to go.

Regardless of the way you choose to watch, you’ll need to use a VPN if you want to continue streaming when traveling abroad (outside Australia).


NFC Championship Game

Don’t see your country listed above? Don’t worry! You can watch the NFC Championship Game in any country (with the exception of the US and China) on NFL Game Pass on DAZN. Subscription prices vary by country but DAZN is currently running a special offer with which you can watch the NFC Championship Game, AFC Championship Game, and Super Bowl LVIII for as little as $10.

If you’re traveling overseas, you’ll still be able to watch DAZN. It’s just that you’ll be redirected to your current country’s version. While it’s possible to securely access your home version from abroad, DAZN does block VPN IP addresses. As such, accessing it can be a challenge and usually involves some trial and error.

Which team is favorite to win?

The San Francisco 49ers are the current favorites to win the NFC Championship Game and progress to Super Bowl LVIII. The 49ers have the home advantage as well as extensive playoff experience in recent years (this is the team’s third consecutive appearance in the NFC Championship Game). Despite this, both teams finished the regular season with the same record of 12-5.

The 49ers boast a formidable offense which includes Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel. However, the Lions have a very dangerous offense of their own, featuring Amon-Ra St. Brown as well as rookies Jahmyr Gibbs and Sam LaPorta. Teams have struggled to contain both of these offenses this season so a high-scoring shootout isn’t out of the question.