According to ranker.com, American Football and its league NFL (National Football League) is one of the most popular sports in the US. As the games are already here, many NFL fans (especially from the US) are looking for ways how to stream NFL playoffs outside their country. It is not a secret that many streaming platform providers have geo-restrictions and you can’t just simply access any content you like. This is a very simple guide on how to stream NFL playoffs from anywhere in the World.
As previously there were no geo-restrictions, NFL, as well as some other sports leagues (as NBA, UEFA), are currently putting more and more efforts to block the access to their streaming services if you are not living in a specific region or country.
However, it does not mean that you can’t stream your favorite team games because of that. There is a very simple online tool that allows you to unblock any geo-restricted content (Youtube videos, Netflix, Disney+, etc.). If you want to watch NFL playoffs – simply use a VPN. If you are a very new user and you don’t know what these three letters stand for – here is a full VPN guide.
If you are already familiar with what a VPN stands for, here is a very short guide on how to watch NFL playoffs on a few different platforms:
Stream NFL playoffs on Hulu+
1) Get yourself a VPN subscription. We recommend using ExpressVPN or NordVPN.
2) Download a client depending on the device/OS you use.
3) Log-in to your VPN service and connect to the US server.
4) Subscribe for the Hulu+ Live TV service.
5) Log-in to your account with a VPN connection on and that’s it.
NOTE: You will not be able to subscribe to Hulu+ Live TV service without a US-registered credit card. However, the same as for Disney+, there is a simple workaround for that: simply buy a gift card here and you will be able to buy the subscription without any issues.
What is the best VPN for NFL streaming?
We already rated NordVPN as #1 VPN overall. This particular VPN provider is also our first option when it comes to NFL playoffs streaming. With its extremely good server infrastructure, speeds, and quality of the service, you are able to stream hottest NFL games.
NordVPN is compatible with a huge variety of operating systems and devices: Windows (from Windows 7 and up), macOS, iOs, Android and Linux. While connected to NordVPN, you can use Double VPN or Onion over VPN features. Onion over VPN gives you all the advantages of The Onion Router combined with the extra security of a VPN tunnel. Double VPN simply means that your internet connection and history goes through two different servers. However, if you are willing to use the “Double VPN” feature you will not be able to watch any preferred content – it will simply lag.
Huge variety of servers and countries (5800+ servers in 60 countries)
Kill switch feature
No data logging at all
P2P (torrenting) is allowed
Unblocks Netflix US as well as other major streaming platforms
24/7 customer support (in English, German and French)
30-day money-back guarantee
Option to pay in BTC, ETH, TRX
Discounts are for longer subscriptions only
Has a limited amount of allowed simultaneous connections
NordVPN pricing starts from $3.49 a month for a 3-Y plan. We think that the pricing is truly decent for quality service like NordVPN.
Although Surfshark is a VPN market newcomer (founded in 2018), it truly is a premium service for a very good price. In our opinion, it is a great budget deal for people who want to watch American (or any other) Netflix libraries.
Surfshark completely bypasses geo-restrictions and works with all major streaming services including US Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer. However, their variety of servers and countries (800 servers in 50 countries) is a little bit poor at the moment. We believe that the number of different locations will soon improve.
Surfshark is working on every popular device and OS: Windows, macOS, iOs, Android, Linux and, of course, Android TV.
Surfshark is 100% worth the price. It is way cheaper than the biggest players such as NordVPN or ExpressVPN, but it does not yield any features. Great customer support, nice speeds and decent service which allows you to enjoy all the content you want.
+ No logs
+ Unblocks US Netflix
+ Torrenting allowed
+ HackLock™ and BlindSearch™ features
+ Camouflage mode
– 6 simultaneous connections
– A small number of servers compared to competitors
Surfshark has three different plan options: 1 month, 1 year and 2-year subscriptions. 1 month plan costs $11.95, 1 year plan is $71.88 (5.99 USD/mo) and the 2 year package is available for $47.76 (1.99 USD/mo).
ExpressVPN does allow torrenting and offers users complete privacy with their no-logging policies. On top of that, ExpressVPN has a huge variety of US servers (94 different locations Worldwide) so you will be able to see any library you prefer.
It is also worth to mention that ExpressVPN is currently the fastest VPN in the market. That will allow you to stream and enjoy any content without lag or buffering, which is super important when you pay such price (starting $6.67/mo).
+ No logs
+ Huge number of servers and countries
+ Works with Netflix US
+ Very fast connection speeds
+ Kill switch
+ 24/7 customer support
+ Huge variety of supported devices
– No discounts and long plans
1-month plan can be purchased for $12.95, while their 1-year plan is $8.32/mo ($99.95/y).