Networks & Services Streaming NFL Preseason in 2017
The NFL preseason is scheduled for August each year, and in 2017 it’s no different. The 65-game preseason will kick off with the NFL Network’s live preseason broadcast of the Texans versus Carolina Panthers in a Hall of Fame game on August 9th. It will mark the return of the annual HOF game which was canceled in 2016 owing to safety concerns. Later on, the 26th the Chargers will take on the Rams. Week 2 of the preseason in 2017 will have overall pick Myles Garrett hosting the New York Giants at the FirstEnergy Stadium. This will mark his second home game since debuting in Week 1 against the Saints. This year only sixteen games are expected to be televised live on the NFL Network with eight games on national television.
|Sport||Channels streaming||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|NFL Network, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Fox Sports.||Yes, with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes, except with Sling/DTVN||Yes||Yes|
Watch the NFL Preseason on the NFL Network
The NFL Network will broadcast the vast majority of preseason games. Preseason games can be live streamed via the network’s mobile app on the go. Though a Verizon subscription is required for it to work. The app works on the Xbox one, 360, iOS, Android, etc. Those who are not Verizon subscribers can use the Game Pass to stream preseason games for $99.99.
Watch the NFL Preseason Without Cable
Many people don’t want to bother with the hassle of cable tv with some not wanting to make a long-term commitment. Cord cutting services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW don’t require a long-term commitment with subscribers being able to pay on the go. Also, the service’s apps for a number of different devices like iPhones and Android devices ensures that football fans can stream from just about anywhere. Both services live stream an array of sports channels. Though the NFL Network is only available with a Sling TV subscription for now.
Sling TV starts at $20 a month and DIRECTV NOW will set you back $35 each month though the latter includes free data for streaming. Try both services for free by clicking on the buttons below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try DIRECTV NOW|
Which Channels Broadcast NFL Preseason Games
NFL Preseason games are broadcast by various networks including the NFL Network, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and Fox Sports. You can refer to the complete preseason schedule here.