Houston Texans vs New England Patriots LIVE in Canada Week 1
As the anticipation for the 2023 NFL season ramps up, the New England Patriots are set to dive into real football action with an exciting face-off against the Houston Texans in the preseason opener. This head-to-head clash promises to set the stage for an electrifying preseason.
Many NFL preseason games are broadcast on local channels, so if you’re looking to catch an in-market game, it may be as simple as turning on your TV (or setting up a digital TV antenna). If you want to watch out-of-market games, a $5 monthly subscription to NFL+ will get you access to every out-of-market-game in the season (and preseason). There will also be a few national broadcast NFL preseason games airing across NBC, ESPN, Fox and CBS (and one streaming on Amazon Prime Video) in the coming weeks. Here’s how to watch every NFL preseason game in 2023.
Best way to watch NFL games on ESPN, NFL Network, Fox, NBC and CBS
Fubo TV gives you access to ESPN, NFL Network, Fox, ABC, CBS and 100+ more live channels. At $75 per month, the live TV streaming service is definitely the priciest option on this list but offers nearly every channel you’ll need to watch the NFL preseason and regular season, but still leaves you with major savings compared to a traditional cable package. Fubo subscribers also get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage. The platform offers a 7-day free trial period.
$75 at Fubo
Stream NFL Thursday Night Football games
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is the exclusive home for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games. On top of Amazon Prime Video, an Amazon Prime subscription includes free shipping, exclusive deals, access to the Prime Day 2023 sale event, Amazon Music, a year of free GrubHub+ and more. A standard Amazon Prime subscription is $15 monthly or $139 annually, but discounts are available for students and those on qualified government assistance. You can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.
$15 at Amazon
Stream out-of-market NFL games
NFL+ allows subscribers to watch live local and primetime regular, pre and postseason games on their phones or tablets. Plus, get live audio of every game all season long. NFL+ starts at just $5 monthly, and you can try the platform free for 7 days.
$NaN at NFL
Watch NFL games on local channels like Fox, CBS and NBC
Channel Master Flatenna Ultra-Thin Indoor TV Antenna
Wait, a flat TV antenna? Aren’t these things supposed to have long, telescoping metal rods (aka rabbit ears)? Nope, this new design (which you’ll see in countless other brands) works just as well, and it’s not meant to sit atop your TV. Rather, you mount it on a wall or window using included sticky pads, with either the black or white side facing in to better match your décor.
The aptly named Flatenna really is flat like a piece of paper. You just screw one end of the 12-foot cord into the bottom and the other end into your TV’s coax input. (Yes, that does mean there’s an ugly cord running down your wall; consider a raceway kit like this to help conceal it.)
Channel Master promises range of up to 35 miles, but of course that depends on a variety of factors. As noted above, optimal placement — as high and unobstructed as possible — makes all the difference.
The big news here is price: At just $29, the Flatenna is quite affordable and a good place to start your antenna journey — assuming you’re OK with a black or white rectangle stuck to your wall or window.
$29 at Amazon
When does football season start?
This year’s NFL season, made up of 272 regular-season games, kicks off on Thursday, September 7, 2023 with a match between the Detroit Lions and the Kansas City Chiefs. The 2023 NFL season will see the first football game on Black Friday, as well as international games in London and Munich.