The cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Texans game is Hulu With Live TV. For more info about Hulu With Live TV and other live stream options, read on below.
With a reshaped roster for 2019 that’s focused on keeping star quarterback Deshaun Watson upright, the Houston Texans are the favorites to take home a second consecutive AFC South title and their fourth in five years.
Texans games this year will be on either CBS (9 games–televised in select markets), Fox (3 games–televised in select markets), NBC (1 game–nationally televised) or ESPN (1 game–nationally televised), while one of the Fox games (Nov. 21 vs. Indianapolis) will also be on Amazon Prime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Texans games live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Texans Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN (CBS, Fox and NBC are available live in Houston and other select markets)
Price: $44.99 per month
Not only is this the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Texans game this season, but Hulu With Live TV also comes with Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Texans games live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch a game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Texans Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC (all available live in Houston and other select markets), NFL Network, NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on)
Price: $54.99 per month; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus
ESPN isn’t included, but if you can find a different way to watch the one Texans game on ESPN in 2019, FuboTV is a fantastic option. It comes with 100-plus channels in the main bundle, it includes NFL Network and NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on), it has some Fox games in 4K and it’s largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch Texans games live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
If you’re just looking to watch in-market CBS games (there are 9 of them for the Texans this year), and you can find a different way to watch the other games, Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option.
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which 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 the Texans CBS games on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Same as above, this is another good option if you’re just looking to watch in-market CBS games (there are 9 of them for the Texans this year) and can find a different way to watch the other games. This is the same as the Amazon Prime CBS channel, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the Texans CBS games on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on your phone via the NFL Mobile app.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Texans games and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Watch Games on Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them later in the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Texans 2019 Season Preview
There’s so question that the focus of the offseason for the Texans was to bring in some additional protection for star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was sacked a league-high 62 times last season after suffering an ACL injury in 2017.
When healthy, Watson is one of the best in the league at what he does. He was a Pro Bowler in 2018, passing for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He also rushed for 551 and five scores. A good chunk of Watson’s completions have gone to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who’s been an All-Pro the last two seasons. Last season, Hopkins collected 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Texans used two of their top draft picks on offensive lineman Tytus Howard out of Alabama and Northern Illinois’s Max Scharping and acquired offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil just before the season. In the blockbuster deal, the Texans shipped two future first-round picks and a second-rounder to the Dolphins in exchange for Tunsil.
“These moves were part of a plan, something that was well thought out, spent a lot of time on it and tried to execute the plan,” Texans head coach and acting GM Bill O’Brien told reporters. “It’s not just a plan to improve the team for 2019, it’s a plan to improve the roster for years to come, giving us the ability and flexibility to extend our core players while continuing to add and develop talent.”
It was a high price to pay for Tunsil — a first round pick in 2016 — but made more sense than the deal Houston pulled off with Seattle for former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. The team shipped the DE/LB to the Seahawks for a 2020 third-round pick and linebackers Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin after he refused to sign the franchise tag.
Three-time defensive player of the year J.J. Watt is still holding down one side, but there’s no doubt the defense took a hit with the departure of Clowney.
“I understand everybody is going to dissect how we did it and what we received back and what we gave Seattle. In the end we did what we felt was in the best interest of our organization and our team moving forward,” O’Brien said. “We feel like we got a 2020 third-round pick and we also feel like we added two players that are very versatile players. They play hard, they play with great effort, they’re high-character guys and we feel like we did what’s best for the team.”
Odds Shark has Houston’s win total listed at 8.5 for the season, and are the favorite to win the division for a fourth in five years following the retirement of QB Andrew Luck from the Indianapolis Colts.