Robert Griffin III and the new-look Cleveland Browns meet up with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in an early NFL preseason matchup. We’re here to help you watch the Browns vs. Packers live stream, which kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
It’s good news for cord-cutters: You can watch this game and all of the other preseason games without having a cable TV subscription. Here’s how to legally enjoy the Browns vs. Packers live stream.
Browns vs. Packers Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass
Don’t get caught scrambling like RGIII on the field when it comes to finding ways to watch NFL games online. The NFL is getting better and has a new service called NFL Game Pass, which replaces its Game Rewind streaming service. Game Pass gives you access to all 256 regular NFL games. All are eventually on-demand. Some are available live.
Game Pass streams all out-of-market preseason games live, excluding games televised in your local market or on national television. So, if you’re a Browns fan in Cleveland, you can’t stream the game live on Game Pass, but one of the many other options listed below might be able to help you out. Those games not included on the Game Pass NFL preseason live stream, however, will be made available on demand shortly after the game. So, if you can turn off the score notifications on your smartphone, you can still enjoy the excitement of this first preseason game.
Game Pass is $99 for the season, but there is a 7-day free trial now by clicking here. An added bonus with the subscription is that every NFL game since 2009 is available to stream on-demand.
Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.
Browns vs. Packers Live Stream on Sling TV
We’re guessing you’ve heard of Sling TV — which continues to offer a free, 7-day trial offer. It’s a wonderful option for watching some of the nationally-broadcast NFL preseason games online. Some of the bigger national games, like the Colts-Packers matchup on ESPN, is available without any issues on Sling.
Sling TV, a live streaming service from Dish Network (review here), allows subscribers to watch ESPN and ESPN2 live using their internet connection. The service is just $20 a month with no contract, and it includes over 25 other popular channels like AMC, TBS, TNT, HGTV, CNN, and more. You can watch Sling TV on your TV (using a streaming player like the Roku or Apple TV), smart TV, phone, tablet, or computer.
But what about games on local broadcasts? Recent updates with Sling allow access to some live NBC and Fox broadcasts in select markets.
If you’ve never subscribed to Sling before, there is a special offer that might be touchdown of a deal for NFL fans. If you sign up for three months of service, you can get a free Roku 2 for your TV. This is valuable because ESPN has Monday Night Football for another season, meaning those games will be available on Sling, allowing you stream it at a low monthly price.
Watch Browns-Packers with an OTA antenna
Remember watching TV at grandma’s house? It was a little fuzzy, but it got the job done. Antennas and over-the-air broadcasting has come a long ways since then, though, and now you can watch all of your hometown NFL games in the market for free with an antenna.
The remaining NFL Preseason schedule
Saturday, August 13
8 p.m. ET – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams (ESPN)
Thursday, August 25
8 p.m. ET – Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (NBC)
Friday, August 26
8 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Saturday, August 27
8 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Sunday, August 28
1 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
4 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans (FOX)
8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)
More scheduling information can be found here.
And make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.