September is a season of hope for NFL fans. All teams are 0-0, and a full offseason of acquisitions and training has lifted the hopes of NFL fans everywhere. In this day and age, you don't just consume the NFL on a TV. You can get injury updates, fantasy scores, and more through apps and the web. You can even watch games on the go depending on your subscriptions and which company is broadcasting the game you want to see. Here are the must-have apps for the NFL season.

Facts and highlights: Tweeten

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The rest of the apps in this collection allow you to watch or listen to content on Internet-connected devices, but if you want to add depth to the games you watch, you need to use Twitter. Reporters, bloggers, and video makers are all on Twitter and active during NFL games and throughout the week. Using Tweeten, which is available on PCs, lets you watch the news and insight roll in live.

Free at Microsoft

Listen up: TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio allows you to listen to a wide range of content, from music to sports. If you subscribe to TuneIn Premium, you gain access to live play-by-play broadcasts of every NFL game. You also get the same broadcasts for NBA, NHL, and MLB games in addition to removing display ads.

$10/mo. at TuneIn

Eyes on the action: Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV allows you to watch a wide variety of live content, including some NFL games. While a large number of viewers will have access to games through Hulu with Live TV, it's worth confirming that you'll get in in your area before subscribing by checking Hulu's website. Hulu's Windows 10 app is a progressive web app which supports live TV, but you can also view it from your web browser.

$40/mo. at Hulu

Watching your team: Sling TV

Sling TV is very popular with cord-cutters and has an excellent app on Windows 10. Sling TV has a guide on how to watch football with Sling TV, including NFL RedZone, ESPN, FS1, and the NFL Network. The Blue+Sports Extra package is recommended for NFL fans, but there are several other combinations you can choose. If you also love college football, you can get Sling Orange+Sling Blue+Sports Extra.

From $25/mo. at Sling

Using the web: Your browser of choice

While there are many great apps for consuming NFL content, the best way to view some things is directly through a browser. Whether it's through YouTube TV or CBS's stream of games, you'll want to have a browser handy. Any good browser will do, but I like Vivaldi for its handy picture-in-picture mode.

Free at Vivaldi

Look at the schedule: Outlook Calendar

Sports panelist Woody Paige always emphasizes that you "look at the schedule!" when talking about sports. The same holds true for watching the NFL. Outlook Calendar lets you subscribe to calendars, including the NFL's calendar, to make sure that you never miss a big game. You'll have to set this up on Outlook.com and then can view them in the Mail and Calendar app.

Free at Microsoft

The start of the NFL season is an exciting time every year, and you won't want to miss any of the action. While most of these apps will help you watch games live, one of the best ways to enhance your NFL experience is to use Tweeten. The Tweetdeck client will make sure that you're up to date on the game as well as any trending topics. You never know when a player will break a record or an upset will happen. Using Tweeten will ensure that you get all the NFL coverage that you'd like.

The app that you should use to watch NFL games depends largely on if you already have a subscription to a service and which games you'd like to watch. But if you're starting from scratch or you just cut the cord, Sling TV is an excellent option. The Sling Blue+Sports Extra is a nice package of channels for NFL fans, and if you just love football and want to watch college games as well, you can pick the Sling Orange+Sling Blue+Sports Extra package.

In addition to providing NFL-related content, Tweeten and Sling TV are both excellent apps on Windows 10. They'll work well with your Windows 10 desktop, laptop, 2-in-1, or tablet.

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