The home experience for watching NFL games has increased dramatically over the years. From HD television to NFL Redzone, many would argue that watching a game from home is actually better than in person. But you can take that experience even further with apps available on Windows 10 that enhance your NFL experience.

As a reminder, only certain networks have live NFL playoff games so some of these apps will be for watching highlights and stat lines leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.

NFL for Windows

The NFL's first-party app is a content-filled hub for NFL fans. You can select your favorite teams and watch highlights and content that involve your favorite squad. Coverage from the NFL Network and highlights are collected under your favorite team's section and update very quickly. If you can't watch the entire game they update quickly enough for you to see scores and major plays minutes after they happen live.

If you have NFL Gamepass you can also watch games or NFL Redzone directly through the app.

The app can also notify you when a game is about to start so you don't miss kickoff.

If following your fantasy team roster is more important than watching a single game, the app also lets you track your favorite players to make sure you're up to date.

The app also has other goodies like NextGen stats that let you delve deeper into the game and see which players top the measurables charts each week.

NFL for Windows is well laid out and is available for free on Windows 10 powered tablets and PCs, though some content such as Gamepass, requires an additional subscription. The NFL also has a great app on the Xbox One with the same features though it is a separate listing in the Windows Store.

See NFL on Windows in the Windows Store

Sling TV

Sling TV has well built apps available on Windows 10 powered PC and tablets as well as Xbox One. It has a slick layout and if you have the right plan plays very nicely with watching NFL. The games you can watch depend on the plan that you have. If you have Sling's Orange Plan you'll get ESPN and ESPN 2 which will let you watch Monday Night Football and you'll also be able to watch games that are on Fox and NBC.

You'll need Sling Blue to get the NFL Network but getting that plan also lets you add NFL Redzone for $5 per month.

Sling is growing in popularity and if you already use it to watch your favorite TV shows, it's worth taking a look at how it can help you view NFL games no matter where you are in the country. We should note that Sling is region restricted. For example, you can't even view the website while in the UK.

See Sling TV in the Windows Store


If you prefer listening to games or aren't in a situation where you can watch the game, SiriusXM will allow you to listen to local broadcasts of NFL games as well as a plethora of other NFL and sports related content. Like some of the other apps mentioned, it requires a subscription, but that's the reality when it comes to getting some types of NFL content on certain devices.

SiriusXM is available on Windows 10 powered PCs and tablets. It is also restricted to certain regions.

See SiriusXM in the Windows Store


So far, we've gone over apps that 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, video makers, and all sorts of commentary is available on Twitter. Using Tweeten which is available on PCs lets you watch the news and insight roll in live.

Twitter is especially useful for getting updates on injured players and stats. You can also find highlights and gifs to watch from NFL games. The flow of Twitter usually allows you to absorb more content and insight during commercial breaks and keeps you occupied until the action picks back up.

See Tweeten in the Windows Store

Outlook and Cortana

Windows has some great stock apps and features to help you stay up to date on your favorite teams. Outlook is on Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, and even HoloLens. Outlook allows you to easily add the schedule of your favorite teams so you always know when to tune in. Though you'll have to add the calendars online, you can view them on your Outlook calendar within the app.

Cortana is on just about every Windows 10 devices and allows you to add your favorite team so you can see news related to them and getting scoring updates, though remember to only have these updates on if you want to see the scores as they happen! DVR users beware of live push notifications with scoring updates.

These are built in or preinstalled in Windows 10 so you don't need to download them.

Wrapping things up

The NFL has done a good job of getting their product onto a variety of devices. Additionally, there are a number of providers with NFL content available for you to choose from. You can also add insight and depth to your experience by seeing more information streamed live so you can always be up to date on stats, injuries, updates, and your fantasy team.

January 11, 2018: We updated this list for the 2018 NFL playoffs.