Summer may still be providing sunny beach days and scorching temperatures, but football is getting ready to heat up action on the field. All 32 NFL teams are in training camps, but the only way to get ready for game speed is with live game action. Fans can tune up for the regular season too, and watch NFL preseason games streaming online.
The NFL Preseason gives everyone the opportunity to see what has changed from one season to the next. Fans will be evaluating new head coaches in Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Green Bay, Miami, Tampa Bay, and the New York Jets. Coaches will be measuring new players, especially rookies getting their first taste of NFL game speed. How draft picks like Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, and Josh Allen deal with facing long time Pros can give us all a hint on who can have a huge impact this season.
Stream the NFL Preseason
You can watch the NFL Preseason, including the NFL Hall of Fame Game, as part of a live streaming service. There will be eight nationally broadcast games, with CBS, NBC, Fox and ESPN each airing two national games. Also, there will be local broadcasts of preseason games in each NFL home market. It will vary depending on the city, but most will be on a local network channel.
If you need even more NFL Preseason football, the NFL Network will carry fourteen additional live preseason games, and have replays of all 65 preseason games. That will be the best option if you don't live close to your favorite team, but absolutely have to see them get ready for the regular season.
Here is a breakdown of the streaming services that offer everything you need to stream NFL Preseason games, including the NFL Hall of Fame Game. The schedule for live preseason games is below.
Sling TV - Sling Orange + Blue
- The cost: $40 a month after your first month for $25
- Watch Sling TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, LG, or Samsung smart TVs, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire tablets, browsers and more
- Local channels on Sling TV: NBC and Fox on Sling Blue. Find your local channels here.
- NFL Preseason on Sling TV: With Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network, Sling TV will stream 20 live NFL preseason games, and offer the full replays of all preseason games.
Sling TV has flexible plans to appeal to all kinds of customers. The service also has the lowest base price among live streaming services. It has a long list of extra channel packs to add on too, but you won't need any for the NFL Preseason. Sling TV is the best value to get ESPN and the NFL Network. If your NBC local is included, you will get the Hall of Fame Game. With support for nearly every streaming device and smart TV, it is no surprise Sling TV is the biggest live TV streaming service right now
More on Sling TV:
Hulu with Live TV
- The cost: $45 a month after a one week free trial
- Watch Hulu on: Apple TV, Android TV Coming Soon, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and browsers
- Local channels on Hulu: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and others. Find your local channels here.
- NFL Preseason on Hulu - Hulu with Live TV has the channels you need to see the eight nationally broadcast NFL Preseason games, including the Hall of Fame Game.
Hulu and Hulu with Live TV has become one of the fastest growing live streaming services. It combines a catalog of shows and original content like Veronica Mars with a long list of entertainment and sports channels, plus local channels. With your local CBS, Fox and NBC along with ESPN, Hulu will kickoff the eight national NFL Preseason broadcasts. Hulu also has the option for a number of premium add-ons, so you can watch big name movies when your team falls way behind.
More on Hulu with Live TV:
- The cost: $55 a month after a one week trial
- Watch Fubo TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers
- Local channels on Fubo TV: CBS, Fox, NBC and CW. Find your locals here.
- NFL Preseason on Fubo TV: You will have what you need to see twenty live NFL Preseason games live, and get replays of every preseason game.
Fubo TV began as a sports-focused live streaming TV service, but it offers so much more now. Fubo still has sports channels galore, including the NFL Network, as well as add on packages for more college or international sports coverage. Fubo also is the only streaming TV service offering NFL games streaming in 4K later this year. This makes Fubo TV a great option for anyone who needs the highest picture quality available.
More on Fubo TV:
PlayStation Vue - Core Plan
- The cost: $55 a month after a free trial
- Watch PlayStation Vue on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation 3 and 4, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and web browsers
- Local channels on PlayStation Vue: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- NFL Preseason on PlayStation Vue: Vue has every channel you need to watch every live NFL Preseason game, including the Hall of Fame Game.
PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service with a huge list of available channels. You should know that PS Vue doesn't require a PlayStation to subscribe, but it works on almost every streaming device available. It has a cable-like interface and experience, and offers tiered plans for those who want more channels. Choose the Core Plan to get every channel needed to see all twenty-two live NFL Preseason games, and replays of every game on the NFL Network.
More on PlayStation Vue:
AT&T TV Now - Plus Plan
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch AT&T TV Now on: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, and browsers
- Local channels on AT&T TV Now: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- NFL Preseason on AT&T TV Now: With all of the broadcast networks and ESPN, you will get all eight national NFL Preseason games.
AT&T TV Now was until recently called DirecTV Now. The service has a new name, new plans, and new apps coming soon. Choose the new Plus Plan to include the ESPN along with CBS, Fox, and NBC if you want to see many of the NFL Preseason games.
More on AT&T TV Now:
- The cost: $50 a month after a free trial
- Watch YouTube TV on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV Coming Soon, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung, LG, HiSense or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android and browsers
- Local channels on YouTube TV: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and more. Find your locals here.
- NFL Preseason on YouTube TV: With all of the broadcast networks and ESPN, you will get all eight national NFL Preseason games.
YouTube TV is easy to understand, and easier to use. Live streaming channels are available on one simple plan from YouTube TV. The service offers premium channels to add on if you want, but the main plan has a long list of channels to keep users entertained. That includes ESPN, and almost every local channel in every market so you are sure to have all you need to see the Hall of Fame game and eight live NFL Preseason games with YouTube TV.
More on YouTube TV:
CBS All Access
- The cost: $6 a month or $10 a month for commercial free plan after a one week free trial
- Watch CBS All Access on: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung or Vizio smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers and more
- Local channels on CBS All Access: Many local CBS stations are available to stream live. Find your local CBS station here.
- NFL Preseason on CBS All Access: With two preseason games live, CBS All Access makes an affordable combo with Sling TV to get every NFL Preseason game.
CBS All Access is a standalone streaming service dedicated to the broadcast network, and it adds tons of additional content. It has big name originals shows like Star Trek Discovery, The Twilight Zone and the new Picard series. The service also has sports, including live broadcasts of your local CBS and on-demand replays, so CBS All Access is a great way to watch NFL games, including two preseason games live.
More on CBS All Access:
Watch the NFL Preseason over the air
A good antenna can open a world of free TV stations for CordCutters, including the Hall of Fame game on NBC and a total of six national preseason games. Once you hook up an antenna to your TV tuner, you can turn to your local CBS, NBC or Fox affiliate to watch live NFL Preseason games. Also, if you want to use your antenna with a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device, you can consider buying an over-the-air streaming box.
Here is the schedule for the NFL Preseason national games
- Thursday, Aug 1, 8 p.m., Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons, NBC, Hall of Fame Game
- Thursday, Aug 15, 4 p.m., Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals, ESPN
- Sunday, Aug 18, 8 p.m., New Orleans Saints at LA Chargers, CBS
- Sunday, Aug 18, 8 p.m., Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings, FOX
- Monday, Aug 19, 8 p.m., San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos, ESPN
- Thursday, Aug 22, 8 p.m., Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins, FOX
- Friday, Aug 23, 8 p.m., Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions, CBS
- Sunday, Aug 25, 8 p.m., Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans, NBC
Here is the schedule for NFL Preseason games on NFL Network
- Thursday, Aug 8, 7 p.m., New York Jets vs. New York Giants
- Thursday, Aug 8, 10 p.m., Los Angeles Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals
- Friday, Aug 9, 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Saturday, Aug 10, 9 p.m., Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
- Friday, Aug 16, 7:30 p.m., Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants
- Saturday, Aug 17, 4 p.m., Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
- Saturday, Aug 17, 7:30 p.m., Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
- Saturday, Aug 17, 10 p.m., Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Rams, Live from Hawaii
- Friday, Aug 23, 7:30 p.m., Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Saturday, Aug 24, 1 p.m., Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings
- Saturday, Aug 24, 7 p.m., Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys
- Saturday, Aug 24, 10 p.m., Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- Thursday, Aug 29, 7 p.m., Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Carolina Panthers
- Thursday, Aug 29, 10 p.m., Los Angeles Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
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