How to Watch the Entire 2018 NFL Preseason Online without Cable
How to Stream the 2018 NFL Preseason Online
While the NFL regular season does not kickoff until mid-September, the NFL preseason starts this Thursday with the Hall of Fame Game between the Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens.
There are now 6 providers fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Playstation Vue, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and YouTube TV that offer live TV online without cable. Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream both local and nationally television NFL preseason games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.
Using one of these services is the only way to watch all 65 NFL Preseason games without cable.
Which Streaming Service Should I Use for the 2018 NFL Preseason?
This means you’ll get the widest coverage of both local and nationally televised games for under $50.
You’ll get NFL Network, CBS, FOX, NBC, and NFL RedZone.
All Live Streaming Options
Includes: CBS, FOX, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$9)
Includes: ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC
Includes: FOX, NBC, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$10), ESPN (must add Sling Orange +$15)
FOX is available in 17 markets.
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$10)
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN
How to Stream Nationally Televised NFL Preseason Games
There will be 23 nationally televised games this preseason — mostly on NFL Network, with 2 games on each of the NFL broadcast partners.
Nationally Televised Games
|AT&T NOW||fuboTV||Hulu||Philo||Sling TV||YouTube|
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|NFL RedZone||-||^ $11||-||-||-||^ $10||-|
NFL Preseason National TV Schedule
|Hall of Fame Game||8/2/2018||8:00 PM||Chicago vs. Baltimore||NBC|
|Week 1||8/9/2018||7:00 PM||Cleveland @ N.Y. Giants||NFL Network|
|Week 1||8/9/2018||10:00 PM||Dallas @ San Francisco||NFL Network|
|Week 1||8/10/2018||7:30 PM||Atlanta @ N.Y. Jets||NFL Network|
|Week 1||8/10/2018||10:30 PM||Detroit @ Oakland||NFL Network|
|Week 1||8/11/2018||9:00 PM||Minnesota @ Denver||NFL Network|
|Week 2||8/16/2018||8:00 PM||N.Y. Jets @ Washington||ESPN|
|Week 2||8/17/2018||7:30 PM||Buffalo @ Cleveland||NFL Network|
|Week 2||8/18/2018||1:00 PM||Jacksonville @ Minnesota||NFL Network|
|Week 2||8/18/2018||4:00 PM||Oakland @ L.A. Rams||NFL Network|
|Week 2||8/18/2018||7:00 PM||Cincinnati @ Dallas||NFL Network|
|Week 2||8/18/2018||10:00 PM||Seattle @ L.A. Chargers||NFL Network|
|Week 3||8/20/2018||8:00 PM||Baltimore @ Indianapolis||ESPN|
|Week 3||8/23/2018||8:00 PM||Philadelphia @ Cleveland||FOX|
|Week 3||8/24/2018||8:00 PM||Detroit @ Tampa Bay||CBS|
|Week 3||8/24/2018||10:30 PM||Green Bay @ Oakland (JIP)||NFL Network|
|Week 3||8/25/2018||1:00 PM||Kansas City @ Chicago||NFL Network|
|Week 3||8/25/2018||4:00 PM||Tennessee @ Pittsburgh||NFL Network|
|Week 3||8/25/2018||8:00 PM||New Orleans @ L.A. Chargers||CBS|
|Week 3||8/26/2018||4:00 PM||Cincinnati @ Buffalo||FOX|
|Week 3||8/26/2018||8:00 PM||Arizona @ Dallas||NBC|
|Week 4||8/30/2018||7:00 PM||Cleveland @ Detroit||NFL Network|
|Week 4||8/30/2018||10:00 PM||Denver @ Arizona||NFL Network|
How to Stream Local NFL Preseason Games
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.
|Team||Network||Games||DIRECTV||fuboTV||Hulu||PS Vue||Sling TV||YouTube|
|Arizona Cardinals||KPNX (NBC)||3||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Atlanta Falcons||WUPA (CW)||4||•||•||•||•|
|Baltimore Ravens||WBAL (NBC)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Buffalo Bills||WKBW (ABC)||3||•||•||•|
|Chicago Bears||WFLD (FOX)||4||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Denver Broncos||KUSA (NBC)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Detroit Lions||WJBK (FOX)||3||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Green Bay Packers||PTV||4|
|Houston Texans||KTRK (ABC)||4||•||•||•||•|
|Indianapolis Colts||WXIN (FOX)||3||•||•||•||•|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||WFOX/WJAX (FOX/CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Kansas City Chiefs||KCTV (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Los Angeles Chargers||KABC (ABC)||3||•||•||•||•|
|Los Angeles Rams||KCBS (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Miami Dolphins||WFOR (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Minnesota Vikings||KMSP (FOX)||4||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|New England Patriots||WBZ (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|New Orleans Saints||WVUE (FOX)||3||•||•||•||•||•|
|New York Giants||WNBC (NBC)||4||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|New York Jets||WCBS (CBS)||3||•||•||•||•||•|
|Philadelphia Eagles||WCAU (NBC)||3||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||KDKA (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|San Francisco 49ers||KPIX (CBS)||4||•||•||•||•||•|
|Seattle Seahawks||KCPQ (FOX)||4||•||•||•||•|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WFLA (NBC)||3||•||•|
|Tennessee Titans||WKRN (ABC)||4||•|
|Washington Redskins||WRC (NBC)||3||•||•||•||•||•||•|
How to Stream Out-of-Market NFL Preseason Games
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 (except the Raiders and 49ers).
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 2018 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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NFL Preseason Streaming Schedule