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How to Watch Rams vs Chargers Preseason Game Online for Free

Matthew Stafford

Getty Matthew Stafford looks to lead the Rams to back-to-back Super Bowl wins this season.

The NFL’s Los Angeles squads collide when the Rams and Chargers meet in preseason action on Saturday, August 13.

The game (10 p.m. ET) will be televised locally on different channels depending on the city: both ABC (KABC-7) and CBS (KCBS-2) in Los Angeles, and either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other local markets (full list here).

If you don’t have cable and you live in market, FuboTV and DirecTV Stream are your best options, as they have all the local channels in most markets and both come with a free trial.

If you live out of market, you can watch on NFL+.

Here’s a more complete rundown and some other ways you can watch a live stream of the Rams vs Chargers:

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FuboTV: Watch Most Local Channels

You can see what local channels are available in your city here

You can watch a live stream of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, MyTV (all live in most markets), NFL Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV’s “Pro” bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.


Amazon Prime: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, or anywhere the game is on CBS

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of their local CBS station via the Prime Paramount+ channel (“Premium” plan). You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Prime Paramount+ Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


DirecTV Stream: Watch Most Local Channels

You can see what local channels are available in your city here

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW and MyTV (all live in most markets) are included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.


Sling TV: Watch NBC or Fox

You can see what local channels are available in your city here

You can watch a live stream of NBC, Fox (both live in select markets) and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package, which you can watch for free through August 20:

Sling TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.


Paramount+: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield, or anywhere the game is on CBS

This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch your local CBS channel live via Paramount+ (“Premium” plan), which comes with a free trial:

Paramount+ Free Trial

Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the Paramount+ app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.


NFL+: Watch Out-of-Market

You can watch every out-of-market, non-primetime preseason NFL game via NFL+, which comes with a free seven-day trial and then costs $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year after that:

NFL+ Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for NFL+, you can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the NFL app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the NFL website.


DAZN: Watch in Canada

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every NFL game (preseason, regular season, postseason), NFL Network and NFL RedZone via DAZN, which comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Rams vs Chargers live on the DAZN app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch the game on your computer via the DAZN website.


Rams vs Chargers Preview

The Los Angeles Rams enter 2022 loaded for another Super Bowl run while the Los Angeles Chargers look built to steal the show near Hollywood.

Rams starters will sit for the preseason, but backups and aspiring players will get their chance to shine. Third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins looks to secure a roster spot behind backup John Wolford.

“I’ve been very pleased with him,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said via Sports Illustrated’s Rams Digest. “He’s got a great way about himself and all the reps that he’s getting out here is going to serve him well. I think you’re going to see that reflected in the way he plays in the preseason. It’s great.”

Rams starter Matthew Stafford will sit out for the game as will Chargers starter Justin Herbert. Chargers backup quarterbacks Easton Stick and Chase Daniel will play ample snaps against the Rams. All three Chargers quarterbacks were together in 2021, a rarity in the league.

“It’s fun to be apart of because you know it’s not like that everywhere. It’s been fun,” Stick said via Chargers.com. “Especially our second year together, that’s rare to have the same group of guys so it’s been a lot of fun. We know each other really well now; we spent a lot of time together last year and you just kind of pick up where you left off.”

The Chargers have a key position battle in the backfield for the No. 2 running back after Austin Ekeler. Isaiah Spiller, Joshua Kelley, and Larry Rountree III will continue that competition on Saturday night.

“I’m attacking this mindset of competition,” Kelley said via Chargers.com. “I know what it is. I’m not gonna shy away from it and act like it’s not there. That No. 2 spot is up for grabs.”

“For me, it’s about how can I get better? But I know what the deal is. We’re in the NFL. So I’m locked in,” he added.

For the Rams, wide receiver Tutu Atwell looks to show his value in the receiver room this season. Atwell returns form injury with a renewed focus.

“They brought me here for a reason, and that’s to take the top off and do whatever it takes on special teams,” Atwell said via the Los Angeles Times’ Gary Klein. “When my number is called, I have to show them they can rely on me.”

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