How to watch 2024 NFL playoffs: online and TV options

Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes (Image credit: Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

We've watched 18 weeks of regular season football and the Wild Card round now as the 2024 NFL playoffs are under way. 

Eight teams still have a chance to play in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. Whether your favorite team is still in the mix or not, you're not going to want to miss a second of the action, so we've got all the details you need to know about how to watch the 2024 NFL playoffs.

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The good news is that most of what you need to watch NFL playoff action isn't going to be any different than it was in the regular season. The NFL on CBS and NFL on Fox are still going to carry games, while ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast team and NBC's Sunday Night Football setup are going to feature games. However, there are going to be some firsts for the NFL playoffs this year, including the first-ever streaming-only playoff game.

Read on to get all the info you need to watch the 2024 NFL playoffs, as well as the complete NFL playoff TV schedule.

How to watch NFL playoffs in the US

The NFL playoffs are going to air across multiple networks, as well as being available on a range of streaming services.

However, to make sure you can watch NFL playoff action from Wild Card weekend to Super Bowl LVIII, you absolutely must have access to CBS, which is airing the big game this year. The good news is that anyone with a traditional pay-TV subscription, a TV antenna that can receive local stations or a live TV streaming service that carries CBS (i.e. Fubo, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV) already has access to the broadcast network.

If you have cut the cord on live TV and made the move entirely to streaming, you can still watch the NFL on CBS playoff action live if you subscribe to Paramount Plus. Both the Paramount Plus Essential and Paramount Plus with Showtime plans allow you to watch NFL games on Paramount Plus.

ABC, ESPN, Fox and NBC are other broadcast TV networks that are going to be airing NFL playoff games. Like CBS, the trio of ABC, Fox and NBC are available through traditional pay-TV options, TV antennas or live TV streaming services (Fubo, Hulu with live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV). ESPN is a cable channel, so it is not available if you only have a TV antenna, but the sports network is carried by just about all traditional pay-TV providers and the live TV streaming services mentioned above.

Like how Paramount Plus is providing live streams of CBS NFL playoff games, a few other streaming services can help you watch playoff action. ESPN Plus is going to stream the all games that air on ABC/ESPN. Meanwhile, Peacock is going to live stream any game that airs on NBC. It did also exclusively stream the Wild Card round game between the Dolphins and Chiefs, but that was the only playoff game exclusively streaming on Peacock this year. The NFL also has its own streaming service that will allow subscribers to watch most of the playoff games, NFL Plus.

How to watch NFL Playoffs in the UK

UK fans of the NFL can watch every NFL playoff game on Sky Sports. Of course, you must be a Sky TV subscriber if you want to watch the games.

For the complete NFL playoff game schedule, visit the Sky Sports website.

NFL playoffs TV schedule

There are three rounds of NFL playoff games before we get to the Super Bowl: the Wild Card Round, the Divisional Round and the Conference Championships. 

The Wild Card round is complete, with the Divisional Round games up next for the weekend of January 20-21. Find the complete TV schedule for these games directly below.

NFL Wild Card Round: January 13-15

Saturday, January 13

  • Cleveland Browns 14, Houston Texans 45
  • Miami Dolphins 7, Kansas City Chiefs 26

Sunday, January 14

  • Green Bay Packers 48, Dallas Cowboys 32
  • Los Angeles Rams 23, Detroit Lions 24

Monday, January 15

  • Pittsburgh Steelers 17, Buffalo Bills 31
  • Philadelphia Eagles 9, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32

NFL Divisional Round: January 20-21

Saturday, January 20

  • Houston Texans 10, Baltimore Ravens 34
  • Green Bay Packers 21, San Francisco 49ers 24

Sunday, January 21

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23, Detroit Lions 31
  • Kansas City Chiefs 27, Buffalo Bills 24

NFL Conference Championships: January 28

  • AFC Championship: Kansas City Chiefs 17, Baltimore Ravens 10
  • NFC Championship: Detroit Lions 31, San Francisco 49ers 34

Super Bowl LVIII: February 11

  • Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers, 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT, CBS

NFL playoffs teams

These 14 teams advanced to the postseason with the opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl. Only eight currently remain

AFC playoff teams

Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson (Image credit: G Fiume/Getty Images)
  1. Baltimore Ravens (eliminated)
  2. Buffalo Bills (eliminated)
  3. Kansas City Chiefs (AFC West champ)
  4. Houston Texans (elimiated)
  5. Cleveland Browns (eliminated)
  6. Miami Dolphins (eliminated)
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers (eliminated)

NFC playoff teams 

Detroit Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown

Detroit Lions' Amon-Ra St. Brown (Image credit: Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
  1. San Francisco 49ers (NFC West champ)
  2. Dallas Cowboys (eliminated)
  3. Detroit Lions (eliminated)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (eliminated)
  5. Philadelphia Eagles (eliminated)
  6. Los Angeles Rams (eliminated)
  7. Green Bay Packers (eliminated)

Important info

Who is the favorite to reach Super Bowl LVIII?

Here are the current odds for the NFL playoff teams to win the Super Bowl, per BetMGM:

1. San Francisco 49ers (-110)
4. Kansas City Chiefs (+110)

Where is Super Bowl LVIII being played?

Super Bowl LVIII is taking place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The stadium is home to the Las Vegas Raiders. It is the first time that the Super Bowl is being held at Allegiant Stadium.

What time is Super Bowl LVIII?

Super Bowl LVIII kicks off at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT on Sunday, February 11. In the UK, the game begins at 11:30 pm local time.

What channel is Super Bowl LVIII on?

This year the Super Bowl is being broadcast on CBS in the US. 

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.