If you’re a football fan, chances are you’ve dedicated three hours tonight to the much-anticipated NFL season opener between the Seahawks and Packers. But if you don’t happen to have a TV, or can’t make your way to the local sports bar, there’s another option for those of you that have Internet.
NBC is live-streaming the game online for free to viewers in the U.S. Yep, that’s right — you don’t need a cable subscription to access the stream. To be sure, we just spoke with this NBC Sports Group Communications Vice President Chris McCloskey, who confirmed that the feed is free to anyone.
NBC requires a cable subscription to stream its NBCSports Network content, but for events that are broadcast on NBC, that isn’t the case.
Last year, NBC did something similar when it streamed a few playoff games for free. On the contrary, FOX announced on Wednesday that it will stream 101 games this season — but you’ll need a cable subscription to access those feeds.
Tonight’s game in Seattle should be a good one, pitting the defending champion Seahawks against a talented Green Bay squad. If tonight’s match-up is as exciting as the last time these two teams met, well, we should be in for another classic.