The cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have Panthers games is FuboTV. For more info about FuboTV and other live stream options, read on below.
The Carolina Panthers won just seven games last season, but if their recent “odd year” trend continues, they’ll be back to double-digit victories in 2019. They certainly have the offensive firepower to make that happen.
Panthers games this year will be on either Fox (11 games–televised in select markets), CBS (3 games–televised in select markets) or NFL Network (2 games–nationally televised).
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Panthers 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:
Panthers Channels Included: Fox, CBS, (both available live in Charlotte and other select markets), NFL Network, NFL RedZone (Sports Plus)
Price: $54.99 per month; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus
Not only is this the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Panthers game this season, but FuboTV is just a fantastic option overall. It comes with 100-plus channels in the main bundle, it has an option for 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 Panthers 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.
Panthers Channels Included: Fox, CBS (both are available live in Charlotte and other select markets)
Price: $44.99 per month
NFL Network isn’t included, but this is the cheapest streaming service for the other 14 Panthers games this season, plus 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 Panthers 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.
In-Market & Nationally Televised Games: Sling TV & CBS All Access
Price: $25 per month for Sling Blue; $5.99 per month for Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access
This option is $31 per month all together, so it’s the cheapest overall, but it quickly gets more expensive if you want what some of the above streaming services offer, such as DVR ($5 per month) or NFL RedZone ($10 per month). Plus, CBS isn’t included, so there’s the extra hassle of needing to use a second streaming service for those games. But if you just want the Fox and NFL Network games (13 Panthers games will be on those channels), “Sling Blue” is a great, cheap option for that.
You can sign up for Sling TV right here, and you can then watch Panthers games live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
For the CBS games, you can watch through either Amazon Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access:
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 costs $5.99 per month and 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 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.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platform rather than Amazon’s.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the 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 Panthers 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.
Panthers 2019 Season Preview
Coming off an 11-5 season in 2017, the Panthers disappointed last year en route to a 7-9 record.
Carolina ranked eighth in yards per drive and 11th in points per drive.
Quarterback and 2015 MVP Cam Newton completed 67.9 percent of his passes for 3,395 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions before a back injury kept him out of the team’s final two contests.
Running back Christian McCaffrey, in his second season, amassed 1,965 yards from scrimmage, the third-most in the league, to go with 13 touchdowns.
In August, head coach Ron Rivera compared McCaffrey to Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson.
“LT’s a good comparison,” Rivera said, according to The Charlotte Observer. “It really is. LT was such a strong runner and such a great threat out of the backfield, and you see that with Christian. So that’s really kind of cool to watch.”
McCaffrey will have a pair of rookies behind him on the depth chart: Jordan Scarlett, a fifth-round pick in April, and the undrafted Reggie Bonnafon.
“They both have different skill sets,” general manager Marty Hurney said, according to Panthers.com. “They are both going to be used in different ways. It would be unfair to say one is two, one is three. Obviously Reggie’s receiving skills are very good, but he’s gotten much better as a runner. He cut off 10 or 12 pounds in the offseason and he is a guy that you point to. Came in as a rookie free agent, worked hard, changes his body and has really become a factor for us at that position. Jordan is more of an inside type of runner but he can bounce it outside. He breaks a lot of tackles.”
Only seven teams surrendered more points per drive and only eight conceded more yards per drive in 2018. Over the offseason, the Panthers signed defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, defensive end Bruce Irvin, and safety Tre Boston to shore up their defense.
“You definitely need reps,” Boston said of adjusting to new teammates, according to Panthers.com. “Me and [fellow safety Eric Reid] love to talk to each other each play because we might see things differently. We want to know how we’re both seeing it. We want to get to a point where we don’t even have to talk.
“Right now we have to talk everything out. But if you can eliminate a second of talking and focus more on playing the game inside the game knowing what the offense is doing, that can help us out a little more. But it does take time. That takes trust and you have to build that.”