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Bills vs. Dolphins Livestream: How to Watch NFL Week 3 From Anywhere in the US

Looking to watch the Miami Dolphins take on the Buffalo Bills? Here's everything you need to watch Sunday's 1 p.m. ET game that airs on CBS.

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are 2-0, and so are Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins. Both AFC East teams had impressive wins last week (particularly the Dolphins, who shocked the Ravens with a 28-point fourth quarter) and they will meet up on Sunday in South Florida for a Week 3 tilt. 

The game will be shown on CBS in the Miami and Buffalo areas on live TV streaming services, but there may be cases where you're blocked because of an internet location glitch or just want an added layer of privacy for streaming. There's an option that doesn't require subscribing to something like NFL Sunday Ticket or NFL Plus, or searching the internet for a sketchy website: a virtual private network, or VPN.

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Here's how you can watch the game from anywhere in the US with a VPN. 

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Tua Tagovailoa in the white and turquoise uniform of the Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will look to stay undefeated on Sunday. 

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Bills vs. Dolphins: When and where?

For Week 3 of the NFL season, the Dolphins are hosting the Bills at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). The game is set to take place in Miami at Hard Rock Stadium. 

How to watch the Bills vs. Dolphins game online from anywhere using a VPN

If you find yourself unable to view the game locally due to incorrectly applied blackout restrictions, you may need a different way to watch the game and that's where using a VPN can come in handy. A VPN is also the best way to stop your ISP from throttling your speeds on game day by encrypting your traffic, and it's also a great idea for when you're traveling and find yourself connected to a Wi-Fi network, and you want to add an extra layer of privacy for your devices and logins.

With a VPN, you're able to virtually change your location on your phone, tablet or laptop to get access to the game. So if your internet provider or mobile carrier has stuck you with an IP address that incorrectly shows your location in a blackout zone, a VPN can correct that problem by giving you an IP address in your correct, nonblackout area. Most VPNs, like our Editors' Choice, ExpressVPN, make it really easy to do this.

Using a VPN to watch or stream sports is legal in any country where VPNs are legal, including the US and Canada, as long as you've got a legitimate subscription to the service you're streaming. You should be sure your VPN is set up correctly to prevent leaks: Even where VPNs are legal, the streaming service may terminate the account of anyone it deems to be circumventing correctly applied blackout restrictions.

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ExpressVPN is our current best VPN pick for people who want a reliable and safe VPN, and it works on a variety of devices. It's normally $13 per month, and you can sign up for ExpressVPN and save 49% plus get three months of access for free -- the equivalent of $6.67 per month -- if you get an annual subscription. 

Note that ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Livestream the Bills vs. Dolphins game in the US

This week's Bills vs. Dolphins game is on CBS, so in addition to a VPN you'll need a live TV streaming service that carries a local CBS affiliate that is broadcasting the game. The least expensive such service is Paramount Plus. You'll need to be subscribed to Paramount Plus' Essential or Premium plans to be able to watch the game (or an older "limited commercials" plan), and you'll need to switch your VPN to the Miami or Buffalo areas. 

Paramount Plus has two main options: Essential for $5 per month ($50 per year if paying annually) and Premium for $10 per month ($100 per year if paying annually). Both offer live NFL games, though the cheaper Essential option lacks live CBS feeds, ad-free content for on-demand streaming or the ability to download shows to watch offline later. 

Since either option works for the NFL games, if all you want is football, the cheaper Essential option would be the way to go. 

Read our Paramount Plus review.

 

Numerous other live TV streaming services carry local CBS stations as well, namely YouTube TV, Hulu Plus Live TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV. They all cost more than Paramount Plus, but they also carry more channels, including football-specific channels like Fox, ESPN, NFL Network and/or RedZone. Check out our live TV streaming channel guide for details.

Quick tips

A listing in Miami for the Bills vs. Dolphins game.

The Bills vs. Dolphins game will air in Miami.

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  • With three variables at play -- your ISP, video streaming provider and VPN -- experience and success may vary. 
  • Express VPN offers two servers in Miami to choose from and this game will also air on CBS in Atlanta and Tampa, per 506 SportsSurfshark, another VPN option, offers connection points for both Miami and Buffalo.
  • If you don't see your desired location as a default option for ExpressVPN, try using the "search for city or country" option.