Did you know that the Arizona Cardinals are the oldest professional football team in the United States? The team was formed in 1898 and was originally based on Chicago before moving to St. Louis. It wasn’t until 1988 that they found their home in the Arizona desert. If you knew this information you might be among the biggest Cardinals fans, so you’re probably not willing to miss a single game. In order to watch an Arizona Cardinals live stream, read our guide below!
Arizona fans are all over the country, and if you’ve cut cable or you’re no longer in the local broadcast market, you’ll need to find a new way to watch the games this season. Thankfully, there are many great legal ways you can watch the Arizona Cardinals online. Don’t miss the action in the 2016-17 season just because you don’t have cable.
The Preseason spans mid-August to mid-September, and you won’t want to miss it. See our NFL Preseason streaming guide for details, and below, the best ways to access Arizona Cardinals streaming:
Use Sling TV to Enjoy Arizona Cardinals Live Stream
Sling TV will be a very useful service to have during the 2016 preseason. Actually, it will also be very useful during the regular season, but more on that later.
Sling TV is an online streaming service that lets you watch many popular TV networks live. Most notable for NFL fans are channels like ESPN, NFL Network, NBC and FOX. You can watch on most streaming devices, smart TVs, computers, phones, etc.
For the preseason, the most important channel is definitely NFL Network, which actually hosts every single preseason game this year! Not all the games are live, but still, every game is covered! Note that local blackouts may apply in some areas.
Watch the Arizona Cardinals Online Live during the Preseason with NFL Game Pass
For watching the Cardinals online during the preseason, there’s not really a better option than NFL Game Pass (full review here). The league’s streaming service offers live out-of-market preseason games to subscribers. As long as the game isn’t airing on TV in your area, you can stream it live. If it is airing in your local market, you’ll have to wait until after the game to stream it on demand.
At only $99 per year, NFL Game Pass is a great investment. They also offer all 256 regular season game replays on demand, but more on that later. You can try a free 7-day trial so you can determine if the service is right for you. It’s available across several platforms including mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox, Chromecast, and directly to your computer. More devices are expected to be added soon.
The regular season is the real bread-and-butter for NFL fans. Our NFL streaming guide has all the details, and below, find Cardinals-specific info to help you watch your favorite team online all season long!
Watch the Arizona Cardinals Live Stream with Sling TV
Sling TV will be an excellent way to watch the Cardinals online this season, as well as your other favorite teams – plus movies, TV shows, news and more on some of TV’s best channels!
US Subscribers to Sling TV get access to 25-60+ channels (depending on the package you choose). All of the channels are delivered over the internet to your TV (using a streaming player), tablet, phone, or computer. You don’t have to sign a contract and it starts at $20 per month. You can cancel at any time. Click here to read my full Sling TV review.
For Cardinals fans, here are the most noteworthy channels:
- ESPN – lets you watch Monday Night Football online, plus covers tons of sports news, analysis and more
- NFL Network – lets you watch Thursday Night Football every week, and offers tons of other NFL content
- NBC (in select markets) – lets you watch many local NFL games and a whole lot more
- FOX – lets you watch tons of local games (see the Arizona Cardinals TV schedule below)
- Up to 60+ other channels, from AMC to CNN to Comedy Central to TBS and much, much more!
A current special from Sling TV offers 3 months of service along with a free Roku 2 or you can get a big discount on an Apple TV. If your goal is to keep up with the Cardinals throughout the 2016 season, this is an economic solution.
You can also sign up for the free 7-day trial for Sing TV so you don’t have to miss another Arizona game!
NFL Sunday Ticket Offers Live Cardinals Games
If watching games after they’re played or just catching a few games a year leaves you with a sense of impending doom, there are other options available. NFL Sunday Ticket is one such service. Offered by DirecTV as part of their satellite subscriptions, this service provides live access to all out-of-market Sunday NFL games from all teams.
NFL Sunday Ticket online is a new service from DirecTV that offers fans access to all of the games without requiring a satellite subscription. However, there are some qualifications you have to meet to get the Sunday Ticket streaming service.
Areas unable to get DirecTV’s satellite service, such as an apartment complex or your college dorm room, may now qualify for the new streaming service of Sunday Ticket. It starts at just $49.99 per month just for the season, and you will be able to watch not only the Arizona Cardinals online but also keep up with every other team in the league. Keep in mind that local blackouts may still apply.
A discount is available for those currently enrolled in a participating college. NFL Sunday Ticket U is offered at a discounted rate and gives students a chance to keep up with their hometown team no matter how far away they are from home. NFL Sunday Ticket U is only $24.99 per month.
Want to find out if you qualify for NFL Sunday Ticket streaming service? Call 888-648-7389 now to speak to a DirecTV representative.
NFL Game Pass Offers Cardinals Regular Season Games On Demand
If you want to watch all regular season games but aren’t worried about catching them live, NFL Game Pass offers the ability to view each game on-demand. Full game replays are made available shortly after the live broadcast is over, typically on the same day. The service is ideal for those who work on Sundays or can’t catch the games live for whatever reason.
For U.S. and US territory customers, Game Pass also provides an option to watch 30-minute condensed versions of each Arizona Cardinals game. This allows you to skip breaks, commercials, and additional commentary so all you get are the actual plays. A fun feature also allows you to access exclusive camera angles via Game Pass’ Coaches Film. See our Game Pass review for details.
With NFL Game Pass Domestic, you can also watch older Cardinals games, all the way back to the 2009 season. And a Super Bowl archive gives you access to the big games from prior years.
Game Pass is $99 a year, but you can try it free for 7 days to see if you like it.
Enjoy Arizona Cardinals Live Stream via PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is another service that will be useful for Arizona Cardinals streaming. The service is now available nationwide, and gives you live access to 50+ cable channels, without a cable subscription!
As far as NFL-hosting channels go, Vue is the same as Sling. Both offer ESPN, NFL Network, and NBC/FOX in some areas. So, since Vue is a bit more expensive, we typically recommend Sling TV as a better overall option. Read our Vue review to learn more.
Antenna Could Let You Watch Local and Nationally-Aired Arizona Games
If you’re still in the Phoenix area, you may have another inexpensive option to catch Cardinals games live. Each game of the regular season will be available for free over-the-air in the immediate broadcast area. Tune into your local station by using an antenna. If you don’t already have one, I recommend checking out our best antennas guide.
Did you know you can also stream the games online to your connected devices no matter where you go? If you have an advanced DVR, not only can you record the games so you don’t miss them, but you can also pair your devices with the DVR and stream both your recordings and live antenna TV anywhere you go. Click here to learn more about the different DVRs that are out there.
For international streaming, here are your best options:
NFL Game Pass International Offers Live Streams Outside the US
If you’re living outside of the United States or US territories, you can still access the games through NFL Game Pass International. With this service, you can watch all Arizona Cardinals games live in HD throughout the season. This is a great perk for ex-pats who still want to catch their favorite team from abroad. There are DVR and on-demand options available as well. In some cases, a blackout may still apply so be sure to look at the schedule.
2016 Arizona Cardinals TV Schedule
*You can watch every Arizona Cardinals game online on replay with NFL Game Pass
*You can watch Arizona Cardinals live stream for most games on Sling TV