The NFL is back! Reddit NFL Streams may have been your go-to place to stream the NFL Preseason Games. Now that it’s been banned, what are the best alternatives?
The NFL preseason, all things being equal, is not particularly known for its watchability. Sure, you see players on the field, wearing your team’s uniform. It’s a great time to see some names that most likely will disappear during the regular season.
That’s the short version. Want to watch NFL preseason games in 2021? You’ll need a cable plan or streaming service that carries the NFL Network. There are a couple other games that can be had elsewhere, though. Let’s break down what to expect, and how to watch the NFL preseason in 2021.
How to watch the 2021 NFL preseason
Some preseason games will air nationally on networks such as NBC, Fox, CBS and ESPN. NFL Network will also air a record 23 live preseason games. Games on NFL Network will be blacked out in the participating teams’ home markets that are airing the games locally.
NFL preseason 2021 schedule
|Thursday, Aug 12||Washington at Patriots||7:30 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Thursday, Aug 12||Steelers at Eagles||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Aug 13||Titans at Falcons||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday, Aug 13||Bills at Lions||7:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Friday, Aug 13||Cowboys at Cardinals||10:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Dolphins at Bears||1:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Broncos at Vikings||4:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Saints at Ravens||7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Browns at Jaguars||7:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Jets at Giants||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Bengals at Buccaneers||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Texans at Packers||8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Chiefs at 49ers||8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Seahawks at Raiders||9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, Aug 14||Chargers at Rams||10:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Sunday, Aug 15||Panthers at Colts||1:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
The best streaming service for NFL Network
The least expensive way to stream the NFL Network in the United States is with Sling TV. And, specifically, the Sling Blue package. That’s one half of the total Sling TV package. And for just $35 a month you’ll find yourself with some 43 channels, including Comedy Central, NBC, HLN, CNN, TBS, FS1, SYFY, and more.
Watch Here : NFL Live Stream
How to watch NFL preseason Week 1
Everything kicks off Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, when the Washington football team takes on rookie quarterback Mac Jones and the New England Patriots. That game will be shown live on the NFL Network.
Same goes on Friday, Aug. 13, when the Buffalo Bills head to the Detroit Lions at 7 p.m. Eastern — again, on the NFL Network. As a chaser, you’ll also get the Dallas Cowboys at the Arizona Cardinals at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Saturday, Aug. 14, has a smattering of games. You’ll get to see Justin Fields’ debut for the Chicago Bears, who host Miami at 1 p.m. Eastern on the NFL Network. Then there’s the Broncos-Vikings at 4 p.m., and Trevor Lawrence making his NFL debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7 p.m. Saturday night closes out with the Chargers at Rams at 10 p.m.
And the lone game on Sunday, Aug. 15, will find the NFL Network broadcasting the Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts.
Here is the schedule for games not available nationally via the NFL Network. Check your local listings to see where your team may be on.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 7:30 p.m. ET
Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons, 7 p.m. ET
- New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m. ET
- New York Jets vs. New York Giants, 7 p.m. ET
- Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7 p.m. ET
- Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m. ET
- Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers, 8:30 p.m. ET
- Seattle Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 9 p.m. ET
Where to Stream the 2021 NFL Preseason Games ?
Luckily, with the growing trend towards “cord-cutting”, or the movement of television viewers to online platforms, there are various ways to stream tonight’s NFL preseason games.
Other Paid Options with Free Trials
Amazon Prime Video
All Thursday Night Football games can be live-streamed using Amazon prime video. If you already have a prime subscription, you can stream the games at no additional charge.
This year, fans can watch NFL games live with Hulu+LiveTV. The normal Hulu package doesn’t include NFL coverage, but users can watch ESPN, NBC, Fox, and CBS for a fee.
What’s missing?: NFL Redzone and NFL Network
Subscribers will have access to sports channels including ESPN and NFL Network. Additionally, there is an option for a 7 day free trial and for an extra $10.99, you can watch NFL Redzone too.
What’s missing?: ABC
This may be the most comprehensive option for streaming NFL in 2020. With Youtube TV, you can access every channel you need for the NFL (and more). However, you will have to pay an additional $10.99 for Redzone similar to FuboTV.
Both streaming services will be available via mobile apps on Android and IOS. Moreover, fans can watch the games on their TVs using Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Apple TV and Fire TV with both Youtube TV and FuboTV.
What’s missing?: Technically, nothing. You’ll have to pay an additional fee for Redzone, though.
Other Streaming Services
Fans can also stream games on a number of other platforms including Sling, AT&TV Now, Vidgo, and CBS All Access.
Thursday Night Football has also been available for Amazon Prime users since week 4. Not the worst option for casual fans who don’t need a full blown cable replacement.
Finally, DirecTV will offer a non-satellite version of NFL Sunday ticket to people living in apartments or condos. These fans will be able to watch every Sunday afternoon game live.