How to Get Around NFL Preseason Blackouts on YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, DIRECTV NOW, & More




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The imaginary stadium is modelled and rendered.Yesterday many NFL fans ended up missing their favorite NFL team’s first preseason game because of old streaming contracts that didn’t grant YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and more streaming rights. The good news is there are now ways around these blackouts thanks to fuboTV and Sling TV.

These blackouts are caused by some preseason games still airing under an older contract that did not include streaming rights. This all comes down to the fact that preseason NFL games have different TV contracts than regular-season NFL games. That is why some of them air on networks that typical do not air NFL games.

Now the best way to get around these blackouts is to use an antenna. Local TV stations do not blackout preseason games over the air with an antenna. But some streaming services are doing things to address blackouts.

To address this issue this week Sling TV and fuboTV added the NFL Network alternative feeds. This means if your game is blacked out on your local TV station you can now watch the game on the NFL Network’s alternative feeds through Sling TV and fuboTV. The best part is there is no contract so you can use these services during the preseason and switch to a different one for the regular NFL season if you want to.

Now not all games will have an NFL alternative bu fuboTV has made to show you how to get around the blackouts by listing what channels will offer each game:

8-Aug 7:00 PM New York Jets at New York Giants NFL Network
FOX (WTIC – Hartford, CT)
NBC (WNYT – Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY)
FOX (WFFF-TV – Burlington, VT)
NBC (WNBCDT – New York, NY)
8-Aug 7:00 PM Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills NFL Network Alternate (Where available)
CBS (WROC-Rochester, NY)
NBC (WETM-Elmira (Corning), NY)
NBC (WBGH-Binghamton, NY)
NBC (WTWO-Terre Haute, IN)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins FOX (WBRC-Birmingham, AL)
NBC (WAFF- Huntsville-Decatur, AL)
CBS (WPEC-West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce, FL)
NBC (WALB-Albany, GA)
The CW (WUPA – Atlanta, GA)
CBS (WTOC-Savannah, GA)
NBC (WSFA- Montgomery-Selma, AL)
CBS (WFOR-TV – Miami, FL)
NBC (WBBH-Ft. Myers-Naples, FL)
FOX (WFXG-Augusta, GA)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens NBC (WGAL- Lancaster-Harrisburg-Lebanon-York, PA)
NBC (WBAL- Baltimore, MD)
FOX (WFOX-DT – Jacksonville, FL)
NBC (WSAV-Savannah, GA)
8-Aug 7:30 PM New England Patriots at Detroit Lions CBS (WNEM – Flint-Saginaw-Bay City)
CBS (WBZ-TV – Boston, MA)
FOX (WJBK – Detroit, MI)
FOX (WUPW-Toledo, OH)
NBC (WWLP-Springfield-Holyoke, MA)
FOX (WXMI-TV – Grand Rapids, MI)
CBS (WCAX-Burlington-Plattsburgh, VT)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles NBC (WCAUDT – Philadelphia, PA)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns NBC (WRCDT – Washington, D.C.)
CBS (WTOL – Toledo)
NBC (WSLS- Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA)
CBS (WHIO – Dayton, OH)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears CBS (WFMY – Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem)
CBS (WCSC-Charleston, SC)
NBC (WMBF-Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC)
CBS (WISC – Madison)
FOX (WFLD – Chicago, IL)
8-Aug 7:30 PM Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers NBC (Temple-Waco, TX)
CBS (KGBT-Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville/McAllen, TX)
NBC (KDLT-Sioux Falls-Mitchell, IA)
CBS (KDBC-El Paso, TX)
NBC (WGBA- Green Bay- Appleton, WI)
FOX (KTVI-TV – St. Louis, MO)
NBC (KWWL- Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City, IA)
NBC (Temple-Waco, TX)
NBC (WOAI -San Antonio, TX)
CBS (WMBD-Peoria-Bloomington, IL)
CBS (WHBF-Davenport-Moline, IA)
CBS (KZTV-Corpus Christi, TX)
NBC (KETK-Tyler-Longview, TX)
8-Aug 10:00 PM Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals NFL Network
CBS (KGMB – Honolulu, HI)
NBC (KSEE-Fresno-Visalia)
FOX (KBFX-Bakersfield, CA)
CBS (KFMB – San Diego, CA)
CBS (KLAS-Las Vegas, NV)
NBC (KSNV-Las Vegas, NV)
NBC (KPNX- Phoenix-Prescott, AZ)
8-Aug 10:00 PM Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks NFL Network Alternate (Where available)
CBS (KKTV – Colorado Springs)
FOX (KPTV-Portland, OR)
NBC (KHNL- Honolulu, HI)
9-Aug 7:30 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Network
CBS (KDKA – Pittsburgh, PA)
CBS (WTAJ-Johnstown-Altoona-St College)
NBC (WFLA-Tampa-St. Petersburgh-Sarasota)
CBS (WKBN-Youngstown, OH)
NBC (WESH -Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL)
CBS (WHP-Harrisburg/Lancaster/ Lebanon/York, PA)
NBC (WCMH-Columbus, OH)
9-Aug 7:30 PM Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints NFL Network Alternate (Where available)
CBS (KSLA-Shreveport, LA)
CBS (WKRG-Mobile/Pensacola)
FOX (KVRR-Fargo, ND)
NBC (KPLC- Lake Charles, LA)
CBS (KGAN-Cedar Rapids, IA)
NBC (WDAM- Hattiesburg-Laurel, MS)
FOX (WVUE-DT – New Orleans, LA)
FOX (KMSP – Minneapolis, MN)
FOX (WLAX-TV – La Crosse, WI)
10-Aug 8:00 PM Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders NBC (KSNV-Las Vegas, NV)
CBS (KCBS-TV – Los Angeles, CA)
FOX (KVVU-Las Vegas, NV)
FOX (KTVU – San Francisco, CA)
FOX (KBFX-Bakersfield, CA)
FOX (KSWB-TV – San Diego, CA)
FOX (KKFX-CD – Santa Barbara, CA)
10-Aug 9:00 PM Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Network Alternate (Where available)
CBS (KWCH – Wichita-Hutchinson Plus(Ensign/Goodland/Hays)
CBS (WKRC-Cincinnati, OH)
CBS (KMTV – Omaha, NE)
FOX (WLIO-DT – Lima, OH)
CBS (KCTV – Kansas City, MO)
CBS (KMOV – St. Louis, MO)
FOX (WDRB-TV – Louisville, KY)
10-Aug 9:00 PM Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers NFL Network
CBS (KBAK-Bakersfield, CA)
CBS (KEYE-Austin, TX)
NBC (KRIS- Corpus Christi, TX)
CBS (KOVR – Sacramento, CA)
CBS (KPIX – San Francisco, CA)
CBS (KLAS-Las Vegas, NV)
CBS (KVAL-Eugene, OR)
CBS (KOTV – Tulsa, OK)
NBC (KTAL-Shreveport)
NBC (KSBY- San Luis Obispo-Sta. Barbara-San Marcos, CA)
Telemundo (KXTX-DT – Dallas, TX)

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