How to Watch the 2021 NFL Preseason Online Live For Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, & Android – The Streamable

After skipping last year’s preseason due to COVID, the NFL is back with three weeks of action ahead of the regular season in mid-September. While The Hall of Fame game was last week, the NFL preseason officially kicks off this Thursday.

How to Stream the 2021 NFL Preseason Online Without Cable

Which Streaming Service Should I Use for the 2021 NFL Preseason?

While there are a number of options, we suggest you use fuboTV. You will get NFL Network, ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, and can add NFL RedZone (during the regular season). This means you’ll get the widest coverage of both local and nationally televised games for $64.99 a month.

Our Picks

Top Pick

fuboTV

  • CBS, FOX, & NBC
  • ESPN
  • NFL Network
  • NFL RedZone (+$11)

Budget Pick

Sling TV “Blue” Plan

  • NBC & FOX (in select markets)
  • NFL Network
  • ESPN (+$15)
  • NFL RedZone (+$11)

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.

National Games

How to Stream Nationally Televised NFL Preseason Games in 2021

There will be 28 nationally televised games this preseason — mostly on NFL Network, with 1 game on each of the NFL broadcast partners. The games that air on NFL Network, will be blacked out in your local market, if it is also airing on your local affiliate.

Nationally Televised Games

All Live Streaming Options

You can also stream the NFL games with fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, and YouTube TV.

fuboTV

Price: $64.99
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$11)

Hulu Live TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$10)

AT&T TV

Price: $69.99
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, & ESPN

YouTube TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone (+$11)

Sling Blue

Price: $35
Includes: FOX, NBC, NFL Network, ESPN (+$15), NFL RedZone (+$11)

FOX & NBC available in limited markets.

Local Games

How to Stream Local NFL Preseason Games in 2021

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.

Out-of-Market Games

How to Stream Out-of-Market NFL Preseason Games in 2021

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 live online.

During the regular season, you will be able 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.

OTA Telecasts

How to Watch the 2021 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 3 national telecasts and most local preseason telecasts for your favorite team.

If you live within 35 miles of the broadcast signal, you will likely be able to pick up your locals channels with a cheap indoor antenna ($15-30). We suggest the Mohu Leaf 30 (30-mile range) or Mohu Leaf 50 (60-mile range) depending on line of sight.

Additionally, if you live in one of the ~35 markets they cover, you can use donation-based Locast to stream your local CBS, FOX, or NBC affiliate. While you can watch 15 minutes for free at at time, you will need to make a $5.50 a month donation to keep watching.

Our Pick

We suggest the Mohu Leaf 30 (30-mile range) or Mohu Leaf 50 (60-mile range) depending on line of sight.

Mohu Leaf 30

Up to 30 Mile Range

Mohu Leaf 60

Up to 60 Mile Range

You can use TVFool’s “Free TV” tool to see how far each channel signal is from your address. If you live farther away, you might need to consider a (link: http://amzn.to/2wMa485 text: higher-end roof mounted antenna ($60+).

How to Stream NFL Pre-Season Live for Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Five of these providers allow you to watch the NFL games using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web. You can stream it with Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, and Paramount Plus.

All Live TV Streaming Options

Hulu Live TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, CBS, and Fox + 31 Top Cable Channels

Add-on: $10 Sports Add-On
Includes: NFL RedZone

fuboTV

Price: $64.99
Includes: ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, CBS, and Fox + 26 Top Cable Channels

Add-on: $11 Sports Plus
Includes: NFL RedZone

Sling TV

Price: $50
Includes: ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, and Fox + 26 Top Cable Channels

Add-on: $15 Sports Extra
Includes: NFL RedZone

YouTube TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: ESPN, NFL Network, NBC, CBS, and Fox + 30 Top Cable Channels

Add-on: $11 Sports Plus
Includes: NFL RedZone

AT&T TV

Price: $69.99
Includes: ESPN, NBC, CBS, and Fox + 33 Top Cable Channels

Paramount Plus

Price: $9.99
Includes: CBS

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Philadelphia Eagles v. Pittsburgh Steelers

Thu, Aug 12 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
New England Patriots v. Washington Football Team

Thu, Aug 12 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
Atlanta Falcons v. Tennessee Titans

Fri, Aug 13 at 7:00 PM
Detroit Lions v. Buffalo Bills

Fri, Aug 13 at 7:00 PM
Arizona Cardinals v. Dallas Cowboys

Fri, Aug 13 at 10:00 PM
$9.99
Chicago Bears v. Miami Dolphins

Sat, Aug 14 at 1:00 PM
$9.99
Minnesota Vikings v. Denver Broncos

Sat, Aug 14 at 4:00 PM
Baltimore Ravens v. New Orleans Saints

Sat, Aug 14 at 7:00 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars v. Cleveland Browns

Sat, Aug 14 at 7:00 PM
$9.99
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. Cincinnati Bengals

Sat, Aug 14 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
New York Giants v. New York Jets

Sat, Aug 14 at 7:30 PM
WNBC (NBC)
Green Bay Packers v. Houston Texans

Sat, Aug 14 at 8:00 PM
San Francisco 49ers v. Kansas City Chiefs

Sat, Aug 14 at 8:30 PM
$9.99
Las Vegas Raiders v. Seattle Seahawks

Sat, Aug 14 at 9:00 PM
Los Angeles Rams v. Los Angeles Chargers

Sat, Aug 14 at 10:00 PM
$9.99
Indianapolis Colts v. Carolina Panthers

Sun, Aug 15 at 1:00 PM
Philadelphia Eagles v. New England Patriots

Thu, Aug 19 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
Arizona Cardinals v. Kansas City Chiefs

Fri, Aug 20 at 8:00 PM
ESPN
Washington Football Team v. Cincinnati Bengals

Fri, Aug 20 at 8:00 PM
$9.99
Chicago Bears v. Buffalo Bills

Sat, Aug 21 at 1:00 PM
Green Bay Packers v. New York Jets

Sat, Aug 21 at 4:25 PM
$9.99
Carolina Panthers v. Baltimore Ravens

Sat, Aug 21 at 7:00 PM
Miami Dolphins v. Atlanta Falcons

Sat, Aug 21 at 7:00 PM
$9.99
Pittsburgh Steelers v. Detroit Lions

Sat, Aug 21 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
Tampa Bay Buccaneers v. Tennessee Titans

Sat, Aug 21 at 7:30 PM
Minnesota Vikings v. Indianapolis Colts

Sat, Aug 21 at 8:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys v. Houston Texans

Sat, Aug 21 at 8:00 PM
$9.99
Seattle Seahawks v. Denver Broncos

Sat, Aug 21 at 10:00 PM
Los Angeles Rams v. Las Vegas Raiders

Sat, Aug 21 at 10:00 PM
$9.99
Cleveland Browns v. New York Giants

Sun, Aug 22 at 1:00 PM
Los Angeles Chargers v. San Francisco 49ers

Sun, Aug 22 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
New Orleans Saints v. Jacksonville Jaguars

Mon, Aug 23 at 8:00 PM
ESPN
Detroit Lions v. Indianapolis Colts

Fri, Aug 27 at 7:00 PM
New York Jets v. Philadelphia Eagles

Fri, Aug 27 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
Carolina Panthers v. Pittsburgh Steelers

Fri, Aug 27 at 7:30 PM
$9.99
Kansas City Chiefs v. Minnesota Vikings

Fri, Aug 27 at 8:00 PM
Buffalo Bills v. Green Bay Packers

Sat, Aug 28 at 1:00 PM
Washington Football Team v. Baltimore Ravens

Sat, Aug 28 at 6:00 PM
Tennessee Titans v. Chicago Bears

Sat, Aug 28 at 7:00 PM
Houston Texans v. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sat, Aug 28 at 8:00 PM
New Orleans Saints v. Arizona Cardinals

Sat, Aug 28 at 8:00 PM
Denver Broncos v. Los Angeles Rams

Sat, Aug 28 at 9:05 PM
$9.99
Seattle Seahawks v. Los Angeles Chargers

Sat, Aug 28 at 10:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys v. Jacksonville Jaguars

Sun, Aug 29 at 1:00 PM
$9.99
San Francisco 49ers v. Las Vegas Raiders

Sun, Aug 29 at 4:00 PM
$9.99
Cincinnati Bengals v. Miami Dolphins

Sun, Aug 29 at 4:00 PM
CBS $9.99
New York Giants v. New England Patriots

Sun, Aug 29 at 6:00 PM
$9.99
Atlanta Falcons v. Cleveland Browns

Sun, Aug 29 at 8:00 PM
NBC

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