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How to Watch Thanksgiving Football on Sling TV

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Thanksgiving is now one of the biggest football days of the year, with back-to-back NFL games broadcast nationwide. This Thursday, November 23 will feature NFL games starting at , , and , and more college football than you can shake a pigskin at. Read on to learn how to watch them all with Sling TV.

In a hurry? Sling Blue provides the channels you need to watch the second and third NFL Thanksgiving Day games. And we’ll show you below how you can integrate a digital antenna with the Sling TV app to watch the first! Sling Orange, on the other hand, has almost all the channels you need to watch NCAA football. Or get both, Sling Orange + Blue!

Thanksgiving NFL Football 2023

Over the decades, Thanksgiving in America has become an NFL football day just as New Year’s Day is an NCAA football day (though there’s still plenty of NCAA football — and basketball — on Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the weekend).

These matchups could be game-changers for the playoffs and ultimately, the Super Bowl. And, apparently, it’s never too early to start predicting who might win MVP.

The Lions and the Cowboys are both making their traditional Thanksgiving Day football appearances, plus a third primetime game on NBC. Unlike Sundays, when football fans have to pick and choose which games they want to watch, the NFL Thanksgiving schedule is set up so you can watch all three games.

Note that despite all these games being on Thursday, none of them are Thursday Night Football games. This week, Thursday Night Football will instead air on Black Friday at a special early kickoff time.

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Thanksgiving College Football 2023

The pros aren’t the only ones scoring Thanksgiving touchdowns. No rest for the NCAA boys — check out this grueling gridiron schedule:

  • Thursday, Nov 23 : Ole Miss @ Mississippi State at the Egg Bowl (ESPN)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Iowa @ Nebraska (CBS)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Memphis @ Temple (ESPN)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Miami (FL) @ Boston College (ABC/ESPN3)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Ohio @ Akron (CBSSN)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : TCU @ Oklahoma (Fox)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Toledo @ Central Michigan (ESPNU)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Utah State @ New Mexico (CBSSN)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : UTSA @ Tulane (ABC/ESPN3)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Air Force @ Boise State (FS1)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Missouri @ Arkansas (CBS/Paramount+)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Penn State vs Michigan State (NBC/Peacock)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Texas Tech @ Texas (ABC/ESPN3)
  • Friday, Nov 24 : Oregon State @ Oregon (Fox)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Virginia Tech vs Virginia (ACCN)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Ohio State vs MichiganViewer’s Guide (Fox)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Texas A&M @ LSU (ESPN)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Southern vs Grambling State at the Bayou Classic (NBC/Peacock)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Alabama vs Auburn at the Iron Bowl (CBS/Paramount+)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Washington State @ Washington at the Apple Bowl (Fox)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Florida State vs Florida (ESPN)
  • Saturday, Nov 25 : Georgia @ Georgia Tech (ABC/ESPN3)

How to Watch Thanksgiving Football With Sling TV

Watching all the Turkey Day matchups is pretty simple with Sling TV. With the Sling Blue plan, you get Fox and NBC in select markets. We have a complete list of the affiliates they provide in our Sling TV Local Channel Guide. Check there.

More generally, Fox allows you to watch Sunday afternoon football and NBC allows you to watch Sunday Night Football.

Sling TV does not offer CBS. So how can you watch the Commanders-Cowboys game? The good news is that Sling TV was designed to deal with this problem. It is the only streaming service that allows you to integrate an HD antenna with your streaming channels.

Sling TV offers the Better Locals Bundle for $74.00 when you sign-up for six months of service. This comes with AirTV Mini, AirTV 2, and an indoor HD antenna. That’s a $204.97 value. And it allows you to watch all your local channels from within the Sling TV app. It’s a great system and an even better deal!

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Your other option is just to sign up with Paramount+, which allows you to watch all CBS Sports broadcasts live for just $4.99/mo. But it comes with a free 7-day trial, so you wouldn’t even need to purchase it.

Other Sling Blue Features

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Android phone with Sling TV and NFL shows.

The Sling Blue plan comes with a total of roughly 40 channels for $40.00/mo. One great thing about Sling is that it doesn’t burden you with a bunch of channels you don’t want. The channel list includes Adult Swim, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, FX, History, National Geographic, Syfy, TBS, TNT, and USA. It also includes NFL Network.

The plan comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. And it allows you to stream on up to three devices at the same time.

The thing Sling TV is most known for is all its channel add-ons. You can read all about them in our Sling TV Packages Guide. But one you may be particularly interested in is the Sports Extra add-on. For $11/mo more, it gives you 11 sports channels including NFL RedZone, MLB Network, NBA TV, and NHL Network.

Sling Orange for NCAA Football

On the other hand, Sling Orange includes ESPN. More specifically, it offers ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 (which simulcasts ABC sports events), and for just $11/mo more, you can get 14 more channels like ESPNU, ESPNews, and the conference specific SEC and ACC Networks.

Sling Orange + Blue

But you, you want to have your college cake and eat some NFL too. You, my friend, want Sling Orange + Blue. This combines the two plans together for an extra $15/mo. Of particular note is that it includes Disney Channel as well as all the ESPNs.

This last channel is particularly important because, through it, you can watch all events that ABC Sports carries. It also allows you to watch every week of Monday Night Football.

Live Streaming Devices for Thanksgiving Football With Sling TV

Sling TV provides excellent support for streaming devices. If you own it, odds are, Sling supports it. See our Sling TV Devices Guide for a complete list but here are the most popular devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV (Firestick)
  • Android mobile
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • iOS (iPhone, iPad)
  • LG TVs
  • Roku
  • Samsung TVs
  • Vizio TVs
  • Web browsers
  • Xbox

Why Sling TV This Thanksgiving

Sling TV isn’t your only choice for watching Thanksgiving football this year. But it is arguably the best:

  • It is simply the least expensive top-level streaming service costing not much more than half what you need to get the base plans of FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV.
  • Arguably the best device support in the industry
  • The only service to provide antenna integration
  • True a la carte channel selection — both as packages and alone
  • Excellent selection of on-demand shows and films.

Wrapping Up

This Thursday will feature three excellent NFL Thanksgiving games, and there is nothing more American than football on Thanksgiving. Watch it all with Sling TV.

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Watch Other NFL Teams With Sling TV

AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West
Buffalo Bills Baltimore Ravens Houston Texans Denver Broncos
Miami Dolphins Cincinnati Bengals Indianapolis Colts Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots Cleveland Browns Jacksonville Jaguars Los Angeles Chargers
New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans Las Vegas Raiders
NFC East NFC North NFC South NFC West
Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears Atlanta Falcons Arizona Cardinals
New York Giants Detroit Lions Carolina Panthers Los Angeles Rams
Philadelphia Eagles Green Bay Packers New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49ers
Washington Commanders Minnesota Vikings Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks

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