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How to Watch the NFC Championship in 2024

Watch the upstart Lions take on the 49ers on your favorite streaming service.

NFL: NFC Championship-Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
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This post was written in partnership with DISH.

The NFL playoffs have been thrilling so far, and the conference championships promise to keep the excitement going. In the NFC, the Detroit Lions are making only their second-ever appearance in the conference final. To keep their storybook season going, they’ll have to topple the Super Bowl favorite San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship.

It won’t be an easy task for the Lions, but it should make for great entertainment. The big game kicks off at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 28. Here’s a look at where you can watch it.

Where to watch the NFC Championship

The NFC Championship will air on Fox, which is available via major live TV streaming services like Sling TV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM. Streaming services offer a cheaper alternative to cable with the flexibility to watch on your TV, tablet, cellphone, or laptop.

*Local channels only available in select locations

Watch on DISH (Our preferred streaming alternative)

This season, DISH is making it easy for those who prefer a more traditional satellite TV service to watch pro live network games. You can watch live coverage of many pro football games, including most on Wild Card Weekend, on your local channels, where you’ll find coverage for your local team. For a limited time, when new customers purchase America’s top 120 Plus, 200 or 250 packages, you’ll also get access to the Multi-Sport package with NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more channels for sports coverage.


DIRECTV STREAM is a great option for all kinds of live sports, including the NFC Championship. To watch, you’ll only need the basic Entertainment plan, which costs $79.99 a month. That will also get you the AFC Championship on CBS, plus key sports networks like ESPN, ESPN2, and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). You’ll also have unlimited cloud DVR storage and no cap on simultaneous streams at home.

DIRECTV STREAM offers much more than that to satisfy sports fans, though. The platform’s Choice plan is one of the best sports-streaming options around. For $108.99 a month, it will get you regional sports networks (RSNs), plus over 15 major national sports networks like ESPNU, ACCN, SEC Network, TBS, and TNT. You can add even more sports and entertainment with the top-tier plans for $119.99 to $164.99 per month. You can even watch the NFC Championship at no charge with a five-day free trial.

Watch on Fubo

Fubo was built for sports lovers, and that hasn’t changed as the platform has added more content. Even now, Fubo’s basic Pro plan is one of the best values when it comes to sports streaming services. For $79.99 a month (plus a regional sports fee of up to $14.99), you’ll have over 30 sports networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, and beIN Sports. You’ll be able to watch the NFC and AFC Championships, along with your favorite local teams on RSNs. Fubo plans also include 1,000 hours of cloud DVR, and you can stream on up to 10 devices at once at home.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to live sports on Fubo. The platform offers a range of upgrades and add-ons, and you can expand your sports coverage with dozens of additional networks. The big downside? Fubo doesn’t offer a few major sports networks, namely TBS, TNT, and TruTV, so you’d have to opt for another service or supplement your plan with the new B/R Sports Add-on for Max. Fubo offers a free trial of up to seven days.

Watch on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is our top pick for cord-cutters who want everything in one place. For $76.99 a month, you’ll get 90 live TV channels, including Fox and CBS for the big championship games. What’s more, Hulu + Live TV includes access to Disney Plus and Hulu’s on-demand library, plus loads of extra live and on-demand sports content on ESPN Plus. No other platform offers this mix of live and on-demand programming.

Hulu + Live TV’s biggest weakness is its slim regional sports coverage — RSNs are only available in a few markets. However, it does include around a dozen of the top national sports channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, NFL Network, and CBS Sports Network. There are a few additional sports channels available as an add-on, and your subscription comes with unlimited cloud DVR storage. Unlike some of the other options featured here, Hulu + Live TV doesn’t offer a free trial.

Watch on Sling TV

Sling TV offers three packages, ranging in price from $40 to $55 per month, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious streamers. While Sling Orange and Sling Blue offer slightly different channel selections, the Orange & Blue package offers the complete network list from both plans. Both the Blue and Orange & Blue plans give access to Fox networks in select markets, so Sling may allow you to watch the NFC Championship from anywhere. Enter your ZIP code on Sling’s website to see if your plan includes Fox and other local channels. 

All Sling Orange & Blue plans include live sports on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, NFL Network, FS1, TBS, TNT, and TruTV. For even more live action, you can opt for the Sports Extra add-on, which costs an additional $15 per month. Although there’s no Sling TV free trial, the platform offers 50% off your first month. Note that Sling doesn’t include any RSNs for keeping up with your local teams.

Watch on YouTube TV

YouTube TV’s channel lineup is the opposite of Sling TV, offering the broadest selection of the most popular cable channels of any entry-level live TV streaming option. The base plan features over 110 of the most popular sports, news, and entertainment channels for $72.99 a month. Local channels like Fox and CBS are included, giving you access to the NFC and AFC Championship games. Not only that, but you’ll also find more sports on channels like FS1, ESPN, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, and TNT. 

Unlike DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo, YouTube TV doesn’t offer RSNs, so you’ll have to explore over-the-top options for watching your local teams. However, its solid channel lineup and a huge selection of add-ons for more sports will satisfy many fans. All YouTube TV plans include unlimited cloud DVR storage and up to three simultaneous streams. Still not sure? You can try it for free for up to two weeks, starting with Championship Weekend.


Can I watch the NFC Championship on Hulu?

You can watch the 2024 NFC Championship with a subscription to Hulu + Live TV, which includes your local Fox affiliate. A basic Hulu subscription does not include live TV channels.

What network is covering the NFC Championship Game?

Fox has broadcast rights to the NFC Championship in 2024. You can watch over the air or with a subscription to a live TV streaming service, cable, or satellite TV.

Can I watch the NFC Championship on the Fox app?

The NFC Championship will also be available on TVs and mobile devices in the Fox Sports app. You’ll need to log in with your TV provider to stream the game in this way.

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