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How to add every NFL team schedule to your Google Calendar

We know the NFL season has already started, but it's not too late to start following along. If you want to casually keep up with the NFL and at least know what teams are playing every week, it's easy to add the schedule of your favorite team to Google Calendar. Or if you're a diehard fan, you can add and follow every single team in the league — we won't judge. It's a simple process either way, and we're going to show you how to do it.

Google doesn't yet give you the ability to manage calendars like this in its mobile apps, so you'll need to do this calendar management on the web. Any changes you make there will show up on your phones shortly thereafter, though. Here's the process:

Google Calendar

  • Open up calendar.google.com and click on the arrow to the right of the "Other calendars" area on the left panel.
  • In the expanded window, click "Browse Interesting Calendars."
  • In the top-left corner of the page, click the "Sports" tab, then "Football," then "National Football League - NFL."

  • Click "Subscribe" on any of the teams you wish to follow. Each one will be given its own color and listing in your calendar.
  • Once you're done selecting the calendars, click "back to calendar" at the top of the page to see your new calendars.
  • Your new NFL calendars will show up on the left side of the interface under "shared calendars" — click each one for details and to set its color manually.

Give it a few minutes, and head to your phone or tablet with the Google Calendar app installed. You'll then need to go to the settings and check the boxes for the new calendars that you wish to have synced to your mobile devices. In short order you'll have the full schedule of every game the teams are playing.

After these few quick steps, you'll never miss an NFL game again this season.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

88 Comments
  • This has been available for years. Also works with College Football teams and other sports.
  • Yes it has, and for YEARS it has really annoyed me that I have use my PC and can't do it on mobile.
    It's ridiculous! Posted via my Note 4 on Cricket
  • NHL? >I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • Lots of sports. Including NHL.
  • Thanks >I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.
  • If I can put shows like the walking dead on like this that would be amazing
  • Google Now sort of allows this Posted via Android Central App
  • Sidereel calendar Posted via Android Central App
  • https://www.papaly.com/TVShows They have about 30 different top tv series with streams including The Walking Dead.
  • Thanks, very cool that I can do this Posted via Android Central App with my Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Cool. I didn't know about this. Posted via Android Central App
  • Sweet, I didn't know about this. Thanks for the info! (go Chargers)
  • I also didn't knew about this, and yes, LET'S GO CHARGERS!!! Posted via Android Central App of an HTC One M7
  • Tried to post a lightning bolt! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sweet. Go giants! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not a sports fan. Would like to see it for popular TV series though. Posted with my Note 3 via Android Central App
  • Just use http://www.sidereel.com/ it will email you when the shows are coming on that you track and allows for you to mark episodes as seen.
  • Orrrrr... As is said every time this post comes up, Sports Calendar is a much better alternative. Posted via Android Central App
  • Does Sports Calendar show which if any channel the game would be playing on?
  • It does indeed. And the interface is great! Posted via Android Central App
  • I love Sports Calendar. Been using it since the webOS days... Posted via Android Central App
  • Two words, Google Now.
  • A bunch of words: Half the time Google Now doesn't show me info for the team i'm interested in. For example, I search for the Dallas Cowboys because i'm hoping to see that Jerry Jones died, and I start getting score updates for them when i'm a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers. That gets irritating expecting Google Now to understand what i'm wanting. I know it's not hard to tell Google Now that i'm not interested in Cowboys games, but when I search the next day again to see if Jones died, it brings up their schedule all over again.
  • Did JJ rape your dog or something?
  • I don't have a dog but he might have if I did. He's just really old and he sexually assaults people. Not a fan of old men stumbling around assaulting others. Also he's a moron.
  • What if your planning something a month or more from now? Do you look at your calendar or use google now? G Now is great and I use it daily, but a quick glance at my calendar has all my "not so near future" mapped out.
  • Time changes and scores are added after the fact of these "live calendars" too. Very handy, for selective teams/sports, rather than being bombarded with EVERYTHING.
  • It also shows the final score on the calendar. I know the info is available on Google Now, but it's super easy to check the score from a specific date on your calendar. Posted via Android Central App
  • Not sure why a casual fan would clutter up their calendar like that when http://espn.go.com/nfl/schedule or http://www.nfl.com/schedules should suffice. Now if you're a hardcore fan; you're already well aware of team schedules or already have an app/method of keeping up! NFL Sunday Ticket!!! :)
  • Because it's a shared calendar that you can just turn on or off at any time. Or that some people may like it. Or that going to a browser every time and looking up a specific team isn't as efficient. Or that this is something that can be stored offline. Or any other reason I can't think of. Just because you "don't know why" doesn't mean there aren't lots of valid reasons that other people might want this. Posted via Android Central App
  • Extremely well said Dude! Posted via a Republic Wireless Moto X using the Android Central App
  • I think a casual fan isn't going to be going to the ESPN or NFL pages on a regular basis to check up on the league. Having it in the calendar means they can just glance at it when they want and see the games upcoming.
  • Good point! At the same time though, I have a hard time believing a casual fan is going to add these schedules to their calendar.
  • Go Chargers! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Go Broncos! ;D
  • This is a clear example of what Apple is definitely scared about and can't compete with "Google Now". That's exactly why Tim Cook took a swing at Google the other day, stating they don't scan your emails and so on. Google Now is the future... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Err, this isn't a google now thing. Posted via Android Central App
  • It sure is a Google Now thing. Calendar events is one thing. But having the information when you needed it without asking for it is definitively a Google Now thing. . Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wouldn't having your teams schedule in you calendar automatically trigger a google now card to remind you that your team is playing?
    It all ties together Posted via Android Central App
  • No because this is a shared calendar, not your own. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is awesome Posted via Android Central App
  • Seahawks @ Who? LOL, at least we know you aren't a leftist.
    Or perhaps you are, and the screen shot above was an accident... P.S. Redskins! :^P
  • Probably more due to the fact the "team from DC" is who the Hawks play next, and he lives where the Seattle teams are prominent, thereby showing on screen shots from his devices. Just a guess. Posted via Android Central App
  • google! I love you!
  • Google Now automatically takes care of that for me weekly
  • Google Now tells you who your team plays on November 9th? How did you get it to do that?
  • I said "When are(My Team) playing"... Posted via Serenity
  • Thank you for this post! Have had this on the web version of Google calendar for a while but didn't know how to sync it with the calendar on my device. And the updated scores is a great feature - didn't notice that before. Posted via Android Central App
  • I can understand your team. Who wants EVERY TEAM??? Posted via...The One
  • The only thing that would make this even better is if they gave more accurate information about where to watch the game-- yes, CBS or Fox may have the game, but that's not what is showing in my region. I guess it would be too much extra work to track if I had a specific cable system vs satellite vs OTA vs Sunday Ticket, but it would be awesome if I could tell from my calendar if I was getting the game that day or not, and if so, which channel it was on.
  • Yea while I wouldn't say that it would be impossible to do the reality is that it would probably be too hard to do accurately and reliably enough to be feasible. Posted via Android Central App
  • Just go to http://506sports.com/nfl.php?yr=2014&wk=4 Change the week to the week in question and you can see the map of what game is going to be aired when and where. Doesn't help with your calendar, but it is the method I have used for the last several years to see which non-home team games I will get to see in my region.
  • Nice, I'll bookmark that. Thanks!
  • Thanks for posting this. Go Gators and Who Dey! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great Tip Andrew, I've had "Big Blue" on my calendar for years, I would guess your a Seahawks fan, that was a hell of a game last night against Denver.
  • Does it work with NASCAR? That's the one downer I have with Google Now. No freaking NASCAR! Posted via Android Central App on the Moto X
  • I bring in the NASCAR schedule from www.wideworldoftech.blogspot.com. You can download an iCal into Google to have the races show on your calendar. Posted via Android Central App
  • Cool tip.
    Added the Formula 1 schedule.
  • That is one I will use. Posted via Android Central App
  • "OK, Google Now! When is the Falcon's next game?" Then it tells me and remembers I like to know next time after that too. Easy as pie.
  • Go falcons!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nice tip. Thanks! Posted via Android Central App
  • Nice Tip. I added Steelers and Alabama Crimsom Tide. They have NCAA teams too.
  • Great tip I used the NHL, let's go Rangers instead. it's amazing what features you can find when you actually look around. LOL
  • How about the NHL? Posted via Android Central App
  • Really useful. I knew it was something like that but I'd never thought it was so many options and so much reliable.
    Thanks! Posted via Android Central App
  • I use it to keep track of what CFL team plays next. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awesome thanks! Never even knew this existed lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • theScore's app has the same feature.
  • Yeah, The Score is my go to sports app. Very easy to add schedules to your calendar. Posted via the Android Central App
  • the score is hands down the best app for quick scores
  • Never knew this was possible... and college football is supported! This made my day
  • True fans don't need their teams schedule on the calendar but it's a nice thing for folks who are into betting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Let's Go Big Blue! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was going to set it up for my beloved Bears, but then I imagined me throwing my phone for the next several weeks Posted via the Android Central App
  • You would more than likely throw m9re completions and fewer ints than cutler Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • Haha Posted via the Android Central App
  • Why does Cutler always have that look on his face? Like he has something stinky under his nose. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I find it easier just to set up my Google Now cards to send me info about my teams. I also use yahoo sports notifications. There is no way I'm going to make my calendar any more cluttered LoL Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah you and me both. If I am betting on games it could be a bit different but that doesn't come into play much since my bookie retired. Why the hell would a bookie retire? How frigging hard is it. Check out the new Nexus! https://youtu.be/u3uFOavLo_w, not a Rick roll
  • LoL Donald Trump probably offered him a better job. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It would be cool if they had one for all nationally televised games, be it all encompassing, or broken down into SNF on NBC, MNF on ESPN, ThNF on CBS/NFLN, and the playoffs. Would make it much easier to look at the calendar and know what the main TV game is -- though usually the playoffs we know, but still, we can add them in.
  • any fan knows exactly when and where their NFL team is playing. most can probably recite their favorite teams entire schedule. I guess this could be useful for a casual fan, but then again, why would a casual fan care? only useful thing I can see is setting an alarm for NFL/college games with the line ... just a friendly reminder to call your bookie
  • Git a spare laying around? My bookie retired S-Pen goes *** click ***
  • It's not just for casual fans, it's for all fans. Sometimes, you like to look ahead and speculate, as a MMQB type will do. Sometimes, you have to check to see your game time -- especially in the new NFL TV era of flexing not only to SNF, but you can cross-flex from FOX to CBS and vice versa, as those things aren't announced until usually about 12-14 days beforehand. And some people, even diehards, still like the satisfaction of having the schedule easily accessible without having to load up a few pages on a sports website. So to write this off as a casual fan only thing, as I have essentially inferred, I have to respectfully disagree.
  • I Live in Australia and I can not add local AFL teams. We don't all live in the US Google. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is awesome thank you! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I want to add the NFL schedule, but if you select every team, it doubles the amount of entries. If the Ravens play the Bills, it shows it twice.