The NFL is the most-watched sports league in the United States among the likes of MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS. And with the 104th season of the National Football League nearly at the doorstep, we football fans couldn’t get any more excited.
Much of the 18-week game schedule of the regular season is broadcast across six primary TV networks, which include CBS, FOX, ESPN/ABC, NBC, and the NFL Network. It makes the NFL the most accessible sport on American television, and now with its presence on streaming services, one can watch football without cable.
Odds are you have a Samsung Smart TV or a Galaxy smartphone/tablet, wondering whether you can catch the NFL on TV Plus, Samsung’s free ad-supported streaming service. “What channel is NFL on Samsung TV Plus?” you ask. We have the answer.
What Channel is NFL on Samsung TV Plus?
Similar to Pluto, Crackle, and Tubi, TV Plus is Samsung’s rendition of an ad-supported video-on-demand platform, with 1000s of on-demand films and series available to be streamed for free. It also has themed FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) channels, offering viewers a linear television experience.
As good as it all sounds, Samsung TV Plus sadly doesn’t offer any NFL channels, and even though it has some sports channels, none of them air any big-ticket games or events. That makes a lot of sense when considering the service’s free-to-view model. Still, you can catch the latest NFL news and highlights on the following TV Plus channels:
- CBS News (1005)
- LiveNOW from FOX (1006)
- ABC News Live (1007)
- NBC News NOW (1008)
- CBS Sports HQ (1152)
Additionally, TV Plus provides access to local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC news channels in select markets. Also, note the availability of the above channels may vary depending on your location.
How to Access Samsung TV Plus?
Almost every Samsung Smart TV released in 2016 or after comes with TV Plus. If your TV is connected online via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, you can access the streaming channels directly from the Home or Smart Hub screen.
Similarly, Samsung Galaxy device users (running Android 8.0 and above) can enjoy TV Plus. Download the Samsung TV Plus app from the Galaxy Store or Play Store and explore its wide range of live channels and on-demand titles even without logging in with a Samsung account. You can also seamlessly cast TV Plus content to Chromecast-equipped devices via the app.
Interested viewers with a non-Samsung device can enjoy Samsung TV Plus through the web version. Simply visit samsungtvplus.com using your preferred web browser and access its streaming offerings.
Other Ways to Watch the NFL on Samsung TV
Our comprehensive guide to watching NFL on Samsung TV covers a lot of ground if you want to learn more. In summary, there are several streaming options via which you can enjoy all-around coverage of the regular football season and the playoffs.
It includes Hulu + Live TV, Sling, and YouTube TV among other subscription-based cable TV replacement services, and over-the-top platforms like Prime Video, ESPN+, Peacock, and Paramount+.
Some even offer limited-time free trials, so you could watch that one upcoming NFL game for free if you sign up at the correct time and promptly cancel the plan afterward. And if you’re smart with emails and virtual cards, you can continue watching football via the following streamer apps at no cost.
No NFL on Samsung TV Plus? No worries. Install and set up a digital TV antenna with your Samsung TV and catch most of the NFL season on your local ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC broadcast channels, including next year’s Super Bowl, without paying a single penny! (Of course, you’ll still be buying the antenna, but that too only once.)
For Samsung Galaxy Devices
Those with a Samsung phone or tablet can sign up for an NFL+ Premium subscription to stream every local and primetime regular season and playoff game (plus out-of-market games on-demand) on the go via the official NFL app. There’s also a 7-day free trial on the monthly plan for new users.
At the time of writing, there aren’t any NFL channels on Samsung TV Plus (and will probably never be). But you can keep up with the latest football news and updates via the service’s local news channels. Be sure to also read through the free and premium NFL streaming alternatives we’ve provided for Samsung TVs above.