UPDATE 2017/2018: The Raiders games on broadcast networks NBC, FOX and ESPN are now available on DIRECTV NOW this year, no cable required. If you’re an AT&T Wireless customer you’ll save a ton of money as well. Sign up for their seven day free trial to see if it’s for you:
The Oakland Raiders began playing back in the 1960s as members of the American Football League before joining the NFL in 1970. The Raiders are known for their die hard, extensive fan base which is as diverse as the Bronx in New York City. They’ll become the Las Vegas Raiders next season so enjoy them while you can, Cali! They share the AFC West with Denver, KC and Los Angeles.
If you are one of those die hard Oakland Raiders fans, who are fans for life and don’t mind the team considering a move to Nevada, then here is how to stream the Oakland Raiders for free.
Live Stream the Oakland Raiders with Sling TV
Sling TV allows subscribers to stream a number of cable channels including numerous sports channels directly on your mobile device. $20 for the basic package gets you ESPN 1&2 which means that you can at least stream the Oakland Raiders through the preseason. Though we would personally advise that you get the more expensive package if you’re a sports fan, that way you’ll also get Fox Sports 1&2. However, regardless of the package you get don’t forget to download the Sling TV app to your mobile device. It works on Apple TV and Roku as well, though.
Watch Raiders Games Live Without Cable with DIRECTV NOW
Tired of pirating Raiders games? Of course you’re not! But here’s another legal alternative. Similar to Sling, DIRECTV Now’s service is gives you all the cable you’ll ever need without really being cable. ESPN, Disney XD and of course you’ll be able to stream SNF, TNF and MNF online as well. You get a 7 day free trial so even the cheapest Oakland fan can afford it.
Watch The Oakland Raiders via Their Official Website
The official website of the Oakland Raiders is free for both generation X and millennials alike. It has everything that a Raiders fan would ever want to know about the team i.e. when they are playing, against whom, their latest stats and most of all who is not playing. There are also videos, and you can check a live scoreboard when they are playing. Though there is no live streaming option you can, however, opt for an official NFL Game Pass, something we discuss in detail below.
Stream the Raiders with the NFL Game Pass
You cannot go wrong with the NFL Game Pass. If you’re not subscribed to the NFL network via your cable service provider, then the Game Pass is the next best thing. $100 buys you the privilege to stream the Raiders on just about any mobile device in existence. The NFL is also throwing in a 7-day free trial, and this is the best time to get it!
Other Ways of Streaming the Oakland Raiders
- Verizon has a mobile app that gives you access to special nightly games the Radiers are in like MNF, TNF and SNF. It’s free for mobile subscribers.
- Playstation Vue is similar to Sling where it gives you lots of channels streaming for a low cost including ones that play the Raiders.
- Comcast, DirectTV and Cox all have streaming apps that feature Raiders’ games but you’ll have to pay a hefty price to get cable.
Amazon now has Thursday Night Football online streaming rights so check out the Raiders there if you’re a Prime member. If not there’s a trial:
Avoiding Piracy and Supporting the Oakland Raiders
There are many other ways of streaming the Oakland Raiders live, but they are not official or legal for that matter. Since we are sticklers for rules we are firmly advise against pirating all types of content, so stay away from so called free streaming websites which could land you in prison. But seriously, you’ll more likely just get a computer virus. The wife won’t like that on her Macbook Air!