How to Watch the 2019 NFL Preseason Online Live For Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, & Android
While the NFL regular season does not kickoff until mid-September, after The Hall of Fame game last week, the NFL preseason officially kicks off this Thursday.
How to Stream the 2019 NFL Preseason Online Without Cable
Which Streaming Service Should I Use for the 2019 NFL Preseason?
While there are a number of options, we suggest you use PlayStation Vue. You will get NFL Network, ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, and can add NFL RedZone. This means you’ll get the widest coverage of both local and nationally televised games for $50.
You’ll get ESPN, NFL Network, CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL RedZone (+$9).
Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream both local and nationally televised NFL preseason games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.
Depending on whether you want to watch your local team, nationally televised games, or out-of-market, we’ve got you covered with the best way to stream your favorite team.
How to Stream Nationally Televised NFL Preseason Games in 2019
There will be 22 nationally televised games this preseason — mostly on NFL Network, with 2 games on each of the NFL broadcast partners. The games that air on NFL Network, will be blacked out in your local market, if you it also airing on your local affiliate.
Nationally Televised Games
All Live Streaming Options
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$9)
Includes: CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, & NFL RedZone (+$9)
Includes: NBC, FOX, & ESPN
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, & ESPN
Includes: FOX, NBC, NFL Network, & ESPN (+$15)
FOX & NBC available in limited markets.
How to Stream Local NFL Preseason Games in 2019
During the Regular Season, AFC teams mostly air on CBS, while NFC teams mostly air on FOX. It’s slightly different during the preseason where each team partners with a local affiliate to air their preseason games.
Since each service offers a different set of local channels, we reviewed which service gets the most local games for each team. Even if a service gets a channel, not every local affiliate has the rights to stream pre-season NFL games. If it doesn’t stream on one service, it won’t stream on any of them.
How to Stream Out-of-Market NFL Preseason Games in 2019
NFL GamePass is an option for fans that live away from their favorite teams. While you won’t be able to watch telecasts airing in your local market, you will be able to watch all out-of-market preseason games.
During the regular season, you will be ale to watch all games on demand after they air, as well as live radio broadcast. If you want out-of-market regular season games, you’ll need NFL Sunday Ticket.
You can get a 7-Day Free Trial or $99.99 for the entire season.
Learn more by visiting NFL GamePass.
How to Watch the 2019 NFL Preseason for Free with an Antenna
Even if you don’t subscribe to a streaming service, you can still pick up local channels like CBS, FOX, and NBC with an antenna for free.
You will be able to watch 6 national telecasts and most local preseason telecasts for your favorite team.
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2019 NFL Preseason Streaming Schedule
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Includes: NFL Network, NBC, CBS, and Fox + 29 Top Cable Channels
Add-on: $11 Sports Plus
Includes: NFL RedZone
Includes: ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, and Fox + 27 Top Cable Channels
Add-on: $15 Sports Extra
Includes: NFL RedZone