The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl will take place on January 27 at 12PM PST (3PM EST / 8PM GMT). Don’t worry if you can’t make it in person: Florida’s Camping World Stadium seats 65,000 fans but millions more will be watching online and below, we’ll explain how you can be one of them.
You should note that this post will only recommend official sources. Although unlicensed streams are almost inevitable for major sporting events, there’s no reason to use them. Firstly, they usually only offer low-resolution video, and there’s a good chance it’ll be laggy or on a delay. Also, the NFL will be taking down unofficial streams (and links to them) as the game progresses, so you may not even get to see who wins.
Most popular streaming services geo-block their content, preventing it from being accessed from countries outside of their broadcast area. To watch the NFL Pro Bowl outside the US, you’ll need a VPN.
How to watch the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl free online
Unblocking geo-blocked content from abroad is actually fairly straightforward. Follow the steps below and you’ll be able to watch the NFL Pro Bowl internationally:
- Start by signing up for a suitable VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN but both NordVPN and CyberGhost are strong, affordable alternatives.
- Install the VPN app, making sure to download the correct version for your operating system.
- Decide which service you’d like to use and connect to a server in the appropriate location. For example, you’d need a US server to unblock ESPN or a UK one for Sky Sports.
- Try to access your chosen service. It should load almost immediately but if it doesn’t, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies, then refreshing the page.
As this is a live event, it’s important to make sure your VPN works beforehand. This reduces the risk of you missing any of the action and ensures that you’ll still have time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team if anything goes wrong.
How to watch the Pro Bowl for free on US TV
ABC is streaming the entire event live and best of all, you can watch it for free. Just sign in with your cable TV provider details and you’ll be able to follow along live. You can also access ABC with YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, or Hulu with Live TV, so there’s no reason to miss one of the biggest matches of the year just because you don’t have cable.
Each of these over-the-top services includes a free trial (seven days for YouTube TV and Hulu, five days for PlayStation Vue). This means that if you sign up and cancel before the trial ends, you can effectively watch the 2019 Pro Bowl for free.
Having trouble accessing ABC? This platform has stronger geo-restriction measures than most, but don’t worry: the same subscription services listed above also allow you to log in and stream the game live and at no added cost on DisneyNow.
ESPN will also be showing the Pro Bowl. If it’s included in your cable package, you can watch at no extra charge, but if not, you can sign up to ESPN+ instead. This usually costs $4.99 USD per month but it includes a seven-day trial so you can get your money back, making this another free option.
Finally, you can stream the Pro Bowl with the NFL Game Pass. This costs $49.99 per season and comes with a seven-day trial. However, trial account holders can’t watch matches live and must wait 72 hours in order to stream them on-demand. Unless you’re already a paying subscriber and as such, able to watch live content, we don’t recommend using the NFL Game Pass.
If you are abroad (outside the US), you can still watch the game by connecting to a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN includes a 30 day money-back guarantee so you can receive a full refund after the game if you do not want to keep it.
Where else can I stream the NFL Pro Bowl online?
While the majority of NFL viewers are in America, we have some good news for international fans: the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl will be broadcast live in several different countries.
In the UK, the NFL Pro Bowl will be streamed live on Sky Sports. Existing Sky customers can use the Sky Go app to watch online, but you need to have cable TV with Sky first, so high prices and lengthy installation times prevent new subscribers from being able to watch the Pro Bowl this way.
Instead, you can simply purchase a Sky Sports pass on Now TV. These cost £7.99 per day or £33.99 per month and as a bonus, you don’t have to pay Now TV’s monthly fee on top. You should note that Now TV doesn’t show every NFL game, but it will have the Pro Bowl and 2019 Super Bowl.
If you watch the NFL regularly, the best option is likely the NFL Game Pass. The relevant package costs £9.99 per month, but you could opt for the £21.99 season pass, which allows you to watch playoff games, regular games, and the draft too. All of the above services are geo-blocked, so you’ll have to be in the UK or connected to a British VPN server to use them.
Football fans in Canada have two choices: they can either watch on TSN or DAZN. If you have cable TV, TSN allows you to stream the entire Pro Bowl free of charge. If not, it also offers an over-the-top subscription which costs $24.99 CAD per month. Unfortunately, though, this doesn’t include a free trial.
DAZN, on the other hand, costs $20 CAD per month and comes with a one-month trial period. This makes it the obvious choice for streaming the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl without cable since you can just cancel after the game ends to avoid being charged.
Both TSN and DAZN are regionally restricted, so if you’re outside of Canada, you’ll have to connect to one of your VPN’s Canadian servers in order to watch.
ESPN is broadcasting the Pro Bowl in Australia. If you already have cable TV with Foxtel or Fetch, you can stream it live online using Foxtel Go or the Fetch app. Foxtel offers an over-the-top solution called Foxtel Now for those without a cable subscription.
The base package and sports addon normally cost $54 AUD per month, but there’s a 10-day trial during which you’ll have access to every channel. This means you can watch the Pro Bowl for free as long as you remember to cancel afterwards.
The 2019 Pro Bowl will air at 7AM AEDT on January 28. Foxtel and Fetch are both geo-blocked, but Australians in other countries can access them with an Australian VPN server.
While the NFL used to keep a list of its international broadcasters, it hasn’t been updated since 2005 and as a result, can’t be relied upon. However, Wikipedia does have an up-to-date list.
There is one caveat: these are broadcasters that show some NFL content, not necessarily the Pro Bowl. As such, you’ll have to first find your country’s broadcasters in the list, then look up their schedule to see if they’re actually airing the game or not. Finally, while not all of these services will offer an online live stream, it should give you some indication of where you can actually watch this match.
What does the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl roster look like?
2019’s NFL Pro Bowl roster has plenty of recognizable names in each division, so it’s sure to be a spectacular match. Take a look below to see the full lineup for the NFC and AFC squads:
|AFC||Patrick Mahomes||Quarterback||Kansas City Chiefs|
|James Conner||Running back||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Anthony Sherman||Fullback||Kansas City Chiefs|
|DeAndre Hopkins||Wide receiver||Houston Texans|
|Tyreek Hill||Wide receiver||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Travis Kelce||Tight end||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Taylor Lewan||Offensive tackle||Tennessee Titans|
|Alejandro Villanueva||Offensive tackle||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|David DeCastro||Offensive guard||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Marshal Yanda||Offensive guard||Baltimore Ravens|
|Maurkice Pouncey||Center||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|J. J. Watt||Defensive end||Houston Texans|
|Myles Garrett||Defensive end||Cleveland Browns|
|Geno Atkins||Defensive tackle||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Jurrell Casey||Defensive tackle||Tennessee Titans|
|Von Miller||Outside linebacker||Denver Broncos|
|Jadeveon Clowney||Outside linebacker||Houston Texans|
|C. J. Mosley||Inside linebacker||Baltimore Ravens|
|Xavien Howard||Cornerback||Miami Dolphins|
|Jalen Ramsey||Cornerback||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Derwin James||Free safety||LA Chargers|
|Jamal Adams||Strong safety||NY Jets|
|NFC||Drew Brees||Quarterback||New Orleans Saints|
|Ezekiel Elliott||Running back||Dallas Cowboys|
|Kyle Juszczyk||Fullback||San Francisco 49ers|
|Michael Thomas||Wide receiver||New Orleans Saints|
|Julio Jones||Wide receiver||Atlanta Falcons|
|Zach Ertz||Tight end||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Terron Armstead||Offensive tackle||New Orleans Saints|
|Tyron Smith||Offensive tackle||Dallas Cowboys|
|Brandon Brooks||Offensive guard||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Zack Martin||Offensive guard||Dallas Cowboys|
|Alex Mack||Center||Atlanta Falcons|
|Cameron Jordan||Defensive end||New Orleans Saints|
|DeMarcus Lawrence||Defensive end||Dallas Cowboys|
|Aaron Donald||Defensive tackle||LA Rams|
|Fletcher Cox||Defensive tackle||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Khalil Mack||Outside linebacker||Chicago Bears|
|Ryan Kerrigan||Outside linebacker||Washington Redskins|
|Luke Kuechly||Inside linebacker||Carolina Panthers|
|Kyle Fuller||Cornerback||Chicago Bears|
|Patrick Peterson||Cornerback||Arizona Cardinals|
|Eddie Jackson||Free safety||Chicago Bears|
|Landon Collins||Strong safety||NY Giants|