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Texans vs Rams Preseason Live Stream: How to Watch for Free

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Getty Texans quarterback Jeff Driskel looks to build on first preseason game when visiting Los Angeles on Friday.

The Houston Texans take on the Los Angeles Rams in preseason action on Friday at SoFi Stadium on Friday, August 19.

The game (10 p.m. ET) will be televised locally on different channels depending on the city: ABC (KTRK-13) in Houston, ABC (KABC-7) in Los Angeles, and either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other local markets (full list here). It will also be televised on NFL Network for anyone out of market.

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, FuboTV and Sling TV both include NFL Network and are our recommended options.

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

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FuboTV: Watch Most Local Channels & NFL Network

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

You can watch a live stream of NBC, CBS, ABC, 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 Texans vs Rams 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.


DirecTV Stream: Watch Most Local Channels

You can see what local channels are available in your city here. NFL Network is not included, so this is an in-market option only

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC, CBS, ABC, 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 Texans vs Rams 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, Fox & NFL Network

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), NFL Network and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package. It doesn’t come with a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with NFL Network, and you can get your first month for half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Texans vs Rams 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.


Amazon Prime: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Palm Springs 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 Texans vs Rams 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.


Paramount+: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Palm Springs 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 Texans vs Rams 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.


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 Texans vs Rams 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.


Texans vs Rams Preview

The Houston Texans (1-0) and Los Angeles Rams (1-0) look to build on solid starts to the preseason when the two clash on Friday.

Houston edged New Orleans 17-13 as backup quarterback Jeff Driskel threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns versus three interceptions on 16-26 passing. Starter Davis Mills threw only three passes in the game, and main backup Kyle Allen didn’t throw any passes. Driskel, as the third quarterback, looks to carve out a role for 2022.

“Everybody in our building is here to help the Houston Texans win games — no matter how that is,” Driskel told the media on August 13. “It doesn’t matter. Go out and do what you’re asked to do and do it at a high level. I’m going to keep doing what I’m asked to do and, you know, keep competing and try to win games.”

The Los Angeles Rams looked to backups the whole game in pulling out a 29-22 win in the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Rams backup quarterback Bryce Perkins led the way with 10-17 passing for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Perkins, who played the whole game, also rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.

“I was really pleased with Bryce Perkins, his ability to be able to make plays off schedule, be able to get in and out of the huddle,” Rams head coach Sean McVay told reporters on August 13. “How the heck did he get out of a couple of those? He’s a playmaker. Being able to allow guys to play within their skillset when things do break down, that’s an elite trait that he has – an ability to be able to break tackles.”

Perkins will play in the second half against the Texans, but Rams backup John Wolford will start, McVay confirmed on Wednesday, August 17. Wolford, who has been with the Rams since 2019, started a regular season game during the 2020 season and helped the Rams win 18-7 against the Arizona Cardinals on January 3, 2021.

Rams starter Matthew Stafford and fellow starters won’t play again in the upcoming preseason game. Stafford has bee taking care of an elbow injury since last season.

“I’m just going out there, doing my work [and] trusting the process that we have,” Stafford told reporters on Wednesday, August 17. “I know that I’m able to go out there and function at a high level right now. So whatever it feels like, hopefully, continues to keep getting better as it has.

“But I know that functionally, I feel like I can do everything I need to do. So just trying to continue on that road.”

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