The National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is the premier Rodeo event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The NFR showcases the talents of the PRCA’s top 15 money-winners in the season for each event. The 2022 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will occur between December 1-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. A delightful news for Roku using NFR fans is it is possible to watch NFR on Roku live.
The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV are the official broadcasters of the 2022 National Finals Rodeo (NFR). To watch NFR on Roku through these two channels, there are 2 primary ways. There are:
- Through cable/satellite connection
- Through their Roku channels
Watch NFR Using Cable/Satellite Connection
Both are 24-hour television networks distributed through cable/satellite services and have millions of viewers. So getting a cable or satellite connection will help you watch NFR events on your Roku device.
The Cowboy Channel is the first TV network dedicated to western sports and the western lifestyle, with distribution on 42 million homes.
Programs: ProRodeo, bull riding, roping, reining, barrel racing, and other western sports genres, along with western fashion and music.
Major Cable/satellite providers: Altice, Charter Spectrum, DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Verizon FIOS TV, and many other rural cable systems.
RFD-TV is the first 24-hour television network featuring programs focused on rural lifestyles. More than 52 million homes enjoy the network.
Programs: Agribusiness, equine, and rural lifestyles, along with traditional country music and entertainment.
Major Cable providers: DISH, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and many other rural cable systems.
You can contact any of the above service providers directly or online, or through phone calls and get their service after paying them as per their instructions. But remember, cable/ satellite connections are too costly and have limited flexibility. So opt for them wisely, as you can have other fruitful sources to watch NFR on Roku, which you shall know by reading further.
How to Subscribe to NFR
There are separate channels on Roku for The Cowboy Channel+ and RFD-TV. So adding these channels to your Roku will do you the needy. But as they are paid channels, you can watch NFR only after subscribing. So first subscribing to them is necessary before adding their channel.
 Have a look at available subscription plans on their websites.
 Choose NFR Streaming Pass on The Cowboy Channel or an Annual Recurring Subscription with NFR on RFD-TV and sign up with the required details.
 Proceed with entering your card details and subscribing to your selected package on the payments page.
 After a successful payment, you’ll receive The Cowboy Channel Plus or RFD-TV credentials through email.
How to Watch NFR on Roku Using Roku Channel Store
 Now turn on your Roku device and go to the Streaming Channels option.
 Scroll down to the Search Channels option and search for The Cowboy Channel Plus or RFD-TV.
 Click Add Channel option and add the channel to your Roku.
 Then click Go to Channel option and launch it.
 Now sign in to your The Cowboy Channel Plus channel+ or RFD-TV account using the provided credentials.
 Then select NFR from suggestions on the home page or categories and stream the Rodeo events on Roku.
Alternate Sources to Stream NFR on Roku
Apart from cable/satellite and dedicated Roku channels, The Cowboy Channel+ and RFD-TV are also available on certain streaming platforms, which will help you watch NFR. Subscribing to such streaming platforms is profitable as they provide thousands of channels, on-demand content, and many impressive features with various plans. The best streaming platforms to watch NFR on Roku are listed below.
DirecTV Stream is a popular streaming service with many popular live TV and on-demand content. It carries The Cowboy Channel within its Entertainment channel plan and 65+ channels. You can even record your favorite programs with cloud DVR storage. Hence you can enjoy NFR shows later and also watch missed events.
Cost: $69.99/month (Entertainment Plan)
Free trial period: 5 days
Tip: Subscribe to DirecTV Stream now and use this 5-day free trial period to watch most of the NFR events for free.
If you want to watch NFR on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV at an affordable price, then pick Sling TV. Sling TV provides both channels when you add the Heartland Extra channel pack ($6/ month) to the Sling Blue or Sling Orange‘s base plan. Moreover, you can get a $20 discount for the first month if you sign up for a new one.
Cost: Sling Orange – $30/ month; Sling Blue – $30/ month; Orange+Blue – $45/ month
Free trial period: 7 days