A young and up-and-coming Oakland Raiders team looks to test out its offense against an Arizona Cardinals team that made some noise in the playoffs last year. We’re here to help you watch the Raiders vs. Cardinals live stream, which kicks off at 10 p.m. EST 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 Raiders vs. Cardinals live stream.
Raiders vs. Cardinals Live Stream on Sling TV
Sling TV (Yes, there’s still a free, 7-day trial offer) is a perfect option for watching games like the Raiders vs. Cardinals live stream. The game will be airing live on NFL Network August 12 at 10 p.m. ET, available to everyone who lives outside of the local team’s markets. Sling TV carries the NFL Network in its Blue package.
Sling TV (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 if you live in Oakland and Arizona? Recent updates with Sling allow access to some live broadcasts in select markets. They carry KTVU in the Oakland area, which will let you watch the game live in that market. However, Cardinals fans will not have access to their live local affiliate with Sling TV.
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.
Raiders vs. Cardinals Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass
Much like the Oakland offense, the NFL is still figuring things out when it comes to letting fans stream games. They’re getting better, though. Introducing NFL Game Pass, a great new service that replaces the old Game Rewind. You can now stream all 256 regular season games on-demand. Some are even 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 Cardinals fan in Phoenix, 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.
Watch Raiders-Cardinals with an OTA antenna
Plug it in, tune your TV and your off. An antenna is pretty magical.
When it comes to the NFL, contracts wit the major broadcast networks still reign supreme. If you want to follow your favorite, hometown team (and still live in that home market, of course), you can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned, but extremely effective, over-the-air 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.