The good news is that there are lots of ways for football fans to watch Sunday’s NFL playoff games on the internet. The bad news is that your choices are limited by: where you live, what device you use, whether you have a cable subscription, which phone carrier you have and which game you want to see.
Here’s a guide to where to find the games. A preliminary note: it’s easier to see the AFC game than the NFC one, and those with access to Aereo can watch either game on any device.
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos 3pmET/12pmPT
CBS will be streaming the game on cbssports.com: you don’t need to provide a cable or satellite password.
You can watch via CBS on any computer, laptop or tablet device but not on your mobile phone.
Only Verizon customers who pay $5 for NFL Mobile can watch on any cell phone. The exception are those in New York, Boston and other cities (sorry west coast) with access to Aereo, which streams to any device.
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks 6:30pmET/3:30pmPT
Your options are more limited. Fox is streaming the game but with a lot of restrictions.
You can see the game at FoxSportsGo.com if you subscribe to certain cable or satellite providers (Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Cablevision, WOW, Midcontinent, Suddenlink). Subscribers can also see the game via the Fox Go app on iOS — but not Android — tablets.
Verizon customers and those with Aereo availability: you have the same options as above.
Like we said, it’s complicated. If you’re a Verizon customer in the east, you have multiple options; if you’re a cord-cutter on the west coast who doesn’t use Verizon, you might have to head to a sports bar.