The new-look Tennessee Titans will have to wait another week to debut their new look in its entirety, as they prepare to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 of NFL Preseason action.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, here’s a rundown of all your live stream options, which vary depending on if the game is televised in your market or not:
If The Game is Televised in Your Market
First, check to see what local channel the game is on in your area–it will be either ABC, CBS, CW, Fox or NBC. Then, if you sign up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, you’ll be able to watch a live stream of one, some, or all of those channels, depending on the service.
Here’s a rundown of all the streaming services, what they include, and how to sign up and watch:
(Note that local channels are available live in select markets)
Local channels included: ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
In addition to its massive Netflix-like library of on-demand movies and TV shows, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, which includes ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of any of those channels on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Local channels included: CBS, CW, Fox, NBC
A streaming service that is largely tailored towards sports fans, FuboTV includes CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of those channels on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch the game live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games and shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them. The main FuboTV channel package also comes with NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game.
Local channels included: CBS
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of your local CBS channel on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Local channels included: Fox, NBC
Fox and NBC are both included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of either channel on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on. “Sling Blue” also comes with the NFL Network, which will air a replay of every preseason game, so you can also watch that way if you miss it live.
If The Game is Not Televised in Your Market
You can watch every out-of-market preseason NFL game online via NFL Game Pass, which costs $99.99 for the season (or four installments of $29.99). Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL app.
The Titans may be without Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker after he sustained a lower-body injury in practice Thursday.
Walker is reportedly out with a toe injury, but it is minor and expected to be ready for Week 1 regardless.
Wide receiver Rishard Matthews, however, remains out with an undisclosed injury, and is not likely to play. Matthews has not practiced at all this summer, and his assumed role as a starter is up in the air as September inches closer.
This will give second-year wideout Corey Davis an early opportunity to prove his worth.
Davis is on target to make his much-anticipated preseason debut on Saturday. He will likely have to avoid double teams and prove his worth on the field as the Titans’ lone, legitimate receiving threat. Tennessee’s offense is still in a transition phase and will likely not have all the pieces of the puzzle together until Week 1 next month.
The Buccaneers opened preseason strongly last week with a 26-24 victory against the Miami Dolphins, but major questions are still surrounding this offense.
Tampa Bay’s receiving core remains strong with the trio of Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and second-year tight end O.J. Howard, but running back is a major concern.
Third-year running back Peyton Barber did just enough (four rushes, 21 yards, touchdown; two receptions, -1 yards) against Miami to hold down the No. 1 spot on the depth chart for another week as he competes with rookie Ronald Jones for lead duties.
Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, who is a likely “hot seat” candidate entering this season, will continue to encourage competition for that spot:
“Again, we’ve got three more preseason games. Let’s just let it sort out a little more.”