NFL season is almost starting and we have a business trip to New York. We missed the playoffs and we couldn’t miss more. We decided to show you ELMENS guide to watching NFL while traveling.

For die-hard football fans, missing out on NFL games while traveling can be a disappointing experience. Whether you’re on a business trip, vacation, or simply away from home, staying connected to your favorite teams and keeping up with the latest touchdowns, tackles, and triumphs is essential.

Fortunately, with advancements in technology and streaming services, watching NFL games on the go has never been easier.

In this article, we explore various methods and strategies for enjoying NFL action while traveling, ensuring you never have to miss a moment of the gridiron excitement.

  1. Streaming Services

One of the most convenient ways to watch NFL games while traveling is through streaming services that offer live coverage of games. Platforms such as NFL Game Pass, ESPN+, and fuboTV provide subscribers with access to live broadcasts of NFL games, as well as on-demand replays and highlights.

These services are compatible with a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart TVs, allowing you to watch games from virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

With features like DVR functionality and multi-screen viewing, streaming services offer flexibility and convenience for travelers who want to catch the action on their own schedule.

  1. Mobile Apps

Many broadcasters and sports networks offer dedicated mobile apps that allow users to stream live NFL games on their smartphones or tablets. Apps such as the NFL Mobile app, CBS Sports app, and Yahoo Sports app provide access to live game streams, highlights, scores, and news updates, making it easy to stay connected to the gridiron action while on the move.

Whether you’re waiting for a flight, riding on a train, or relaxing in your hotel room, mobile apps provide a convenient and portable solution for watching NFL games during your travels.

  1. Hotel Amenities

If you’re staying in a hotel or resort during your travels, you may be able to watch NFL games on the property’s television system.

Many hotels offer in-room entertainment packages that include access to sports channels such as ESPN, NFL Network, and local affiliate stations that broadcast NFL games.

Additionally, hotel lounges, bars, and common areas often have large-screen TVs where guests can gather to watch live sports events. Be sure to inquire with the hotel staff about their television offerings and inquire if they have any special arrangements for broadcasting NFL games during your stay.

  1. Satellite TV Services

If you’re traveling by road or RV, satellite TV services such as DIRECTV and DISH Network offer portable satellite dishes that allow you to watch live NFL games on the go. These systems can be mounted on the roof of your vehicle or set up at your campsite, providing access to hundreds of channels, including those that broadcast NFL games.

With a satellite TV subscription and the necessary equipment, you can enjoy crystal-clear HD programming no matter where your travels take you, ensuring you never miss a kickoff, touchdown, or game-winning field goal.

  1. Local Sports Restaurants

For travelers who prefer a more social and communal viewing experience, local sports restaurants are excellent venues for watching NFL games while on the road. Many establishments offer multiple large-screen TVs, a lively atmosphere, and a diverse selection of food and drinks, creating the perfect setting for enjoying the game with fellow fans.

Whether you’re in a bustling city or a small town, chances are you’ll find a sports restaurant that caters to NFL fans and broadcasts live games on their TVs.

Check online review sites or ask locals for recommendations to find the best spots for catching NFL action during your travels.

How ELMENS watched NFL while traveling

Amenities checked!

So we started packing our usual amenities taking care not to leave behind the Chrome cast. Our favorite gadget to cast the playoffs on the hotel TV.

Opened google, search for the Papa John’s Pizza number, an important accessory to any NFL match!

Then opened phone and bookmarked Papa John’s Pizza number and saved the number just in case. Downloaded the ESPN app in case something’s wrong with the Hotel TV.

JFK Terminal 5

We left the house, went to the JFK, checked in the new terminal at T5.

Waiting to board JetBlue

While waiting for boarding, went to the souvenir store for Jersies. It only had the New York Jets merchandise! We were disappointed for with the options.

Thanks to JetBlue we could watch the NFL playoffs on board, noticed the ads of Papa Johns in the background! That made me really hungry.

We then arrived at the Courtyard Marriott hotel and checked in (which usually are big fans of NFL, even the room keys are sponsored by NFL). We got to the room, opened the phone and the Papa John’s App and ordered the pizza and VOILA! Happiness!

Now you can watch the NFL at the hotel while traveling. Enjoy a #FanTastyFootball NFL season!

Watch the whole experience on our Youtube channel here:


In conclusion, watching NFL games while traveling is easier and more accessible than ever before, thanks to advancements in technology and the availability of streaming services, mobile apps, hotel amenities, satellite TV services, and local sports bars and restaurants. Whether you prefer to stream games on your smartphone, watch on your hotel room TV, set up a portable satellite dish, or gather with fellow fans at a sports bar, there are plenty of options for staying connected to the gridiron action while on the go.

With a little planning and resourcefulness, you can ensure that you never have to miss a single play or touchdown, no matter where your travels take you.