Stream Bucs Preseason Games

August 1st, 2019

Very cool news coming out of One Buc Palace this morning.

Joe understands some people do not have TVs in their homes. Or that people don’t have cable or a satellite dish. This concept is foreign to Joe.

The Bucs will stream all four preseason games on as well as the team’s official app, that can be accessible for Bucs fans in select TV markets. The game broadcast will be produced by WFLA-TV Channel 8. For those without a dish or cable TV, or for those Bucs fans who live outside the Tampa Bay region but within the state of Florida, this is right up your alley.

There are also two out-of-state TV markets where the stream can be accessed, both in Alabama.

To find out if you live where you can stream the game free, you can click here for additional details.

Watch every Bucs road game with Sage columnist Ira Kaufman. The Buffalo Wild Wings schedule is below. Ira will have 20 gift cards to give fans who join him Friday, Aug. 9, for the preseason opener in Wesley Chapel.

28 Responses to “Stream Bucs Preseason Games”

  1. HFXBUC Says:

    [Sorry, Joe cannot be a source to provide information on illegally watching Bucs games or any other NFL content. There may be other sites that permit that, Joe can’t nor won’t. — Joe]

  2. D-Rome Says:

    Joe understands some people do not have TVs in their homes. Or that people don’t have cable or a satellite dish. This concept is foreign to Joe.

    Get with the times, Joe. Cable/satellite is a dying industry. The future is streaming, legal or otherwise.

  3. Joe Says:

    Cable/satellite is a dying industry

    When Joe can watch college and NFL football online without any hiccups in crystal clear HD, he might go that route. Until then, not interested.

    As far as letting people post how to illegally watch NFL games online, Joe can lose his NFL credentials for allowing that which would be a major hit to his revenue. That’s not an option for Joe, sorry.

    Viva la NFL Sunday Ticket!

  4. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Why does the receiver in the TV streaming ad have the hands of a 50-something year old caucasian man? Is Wayne Chrebet still in the league?

  5. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Cable and Satellite TV is dying

  6. Joe Says:

    Cable and Satellite TV is dying

    Can’t get college football without a verified cable/dish subscription to BSPN/FOX. Until then, cable and satalite is not dead to Joe.

    Can’t get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV.

    Until then, Joe is wedded to DirecTV.

    Cable/dish may be dead someday. Someday is not yet here.

  7. D-Rome Says:

    Can’t get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV.

    I don’t think this is true in an absolute sense anymore. I’m certain one can get NFL Sunday Ticket through DirectTV without being a full on subscriber to DirectTV. For example, I can install Sunday Ticket on my phone and pay for Sunday Ticket without having a dish on my property. I can beam from my phone to my TV. I can also get Sunday Ticket through the PS4. All that said, I suppose for your job you really need the convenience to switch back and forth between games so paying for these services make sense. For me, I like saving $100 a month. More beer money.

  8. EvolvingBucsFan Says:

    Great news, always good to have options.

  9. Kalind Says:

    Why can’t they stream it everywhere? I’m in NOVA. What’s the big deal? If they can get it in AL they can get it up here. Free the Preseason!!!

  10. Defense Rules Says:

    @TheBucsAnthem … “Cable and Satellite TV is dying”. I get tickled when folks say that Anthem. It really doesn’t matter how the ‘content’ is transmitted to you; someone has to pay for it (football owners expect to make profits I hear & players expect to be paid it seems). Some ‘methods of transmission’ are more expensive than others, but none are truly free over time.

    A ‘for instance’ … Cable TV & Internet purchased together as a ‘package’ may cost say $100 a month. Do away with the Cable TV and that same internet won’t cost you half (say $50); it’ll be more like $75-$80 (or more with some providers). Of course then you’ll need Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Sling TV or whatever to replace the Cable TV content that you just lost. You MIGHT be able to save some money, depending on how much TV you ‘consume’ each week or month.

    What’s interesting to me is that most consumers pay a LOT more for Cable TV/internet packages than they should. It’s not that hard to negotiate providers down to a package price that’s a better deal than cord-cutting (as long as you’re willing to play ‘hard-ball’ & not bluff). For those who have cut-the-cord BTW, there’s an excellent (free) resource found at that’s REALLY helpful.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Joe

    Look at statistics for cable cutting……this year it is estimated to be higher than 19 Million here in the USA

    People are tired of paying almost $200 a month for TV they watch 5% off.

    I cut my cable 5 months ago and I couldn’t be happier. I am glad I am here locally so I can watch the bucs.

    I hook up a TV antenna for local OTA channels that broadcast in HD and I have up to 20 channels.

    Sorry, but times are changing for the TV industry, hence all the online subscription services.

  12. Bradentonbuc Says:

    Hey Joe’s, any idea where Ira will be for the Bradenton date?

  13. Joe Says:


    This may all be true but simple fact is, Joe cannot get all his football games without a subscription to various cable networks/services. Until that changes, Joe is wedded to DirecTV. Not interested in substandard, unreliable, virus- and malware-loaded illegal streams.

    The future is not here yet.

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe Says:
    “When Joe can watch college and NFL football online without any hiccups in crystal clear HD, he might go that route. Until then, not interested.”

    That can be done now. You can watch 4K through streaming these days. Roku does it for sure.

    I can watch NBC live on it in HD. I don’t have a 4K tv myself though, but I watch in 1080p with no issues at all. For some reason the newer Rokus a re 5x faster than anything else. Even hard wired.

  15. CalBucsFan Says:

    Like Joe, i’ve been married to DirecTV since it’s inception so I could see all of Bucs games after moving from Tampa in ‘78. Geez, now that I think about it, I’ve been married to DTV longer than I was to my last 2 wives (12 yrs.) and am now about to start divorce proceedings again on my 3rd of 11 yrs!!

    Between alimony payments and DTV NFL Package Fees, it’s no wonder I’m can’t retire & still going broke! Sure hope Arians is the answer since this might be the last year I can afford the package. LET’S GO BUCS!

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    FYI…Spectrum offers a special deal on their streaming app for 25 per month…all the local channels along with 10 channels of your choice. And you can then install the network apps on your roku or streaming device…even for the networks you do not get through the spectrum app.

    We pay for internet, the spectrum app and Hulu.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, and so far as illegal streaming? Spectrum does not tolerate it. They turn off internet access if they catch you. NOT worth it.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    Watching training camp live during my lunch break on my phone streaming is where it’s at

  19. Cobraboy Says:

    US television and streaming is unavailable here in the Dominican Republic.

    I buy the NFL Game Pass to stream every NFL game, and watch coaches film that is archived.

    Best $125 I spend every year…

  20. Dem Says:

    Streaming trading camp live during lunch break on my phone. Joe get with the times Not permitted by the Bucs. –Joe

  21. Mort Says:

    Not helpful. Good thing reddit exists.

  22. DB55 Says:

    Dish no longer airs channel 8. Ain’t that a Gerald McCoy.

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    There are several others sources to watch Buc games other than Direct TV. Trust me as a Native Tampa resident who lives way out west, I know all of’em. I pay like 45 bucks a year for a sports streaming service and watch Sports from other countries including all baseball, NBA basketball and NFL games. Just utilize the internet guys. And be patient. There are services from other countries for NFL games as well..Cheap. Now as for the legality of these services?…Movin right along…This though is great for folks to see Buc pre-season games
    via the Bucs website.

  24. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    The free stream is available in the Tampa-St. Pete, Ft. Myers-Naples, Gainesville, Huntsville, Mobile, Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne, Panama City, Pensacola and Tallahassee-Thomasville markets.

    This is great as Direc Tv doesn’t have NBC right now

  25. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    Literally need all sports live from your mobile device that would be amazing !

  26. Jeffbuc Says:

    Joe do you know if this will work for all of us in Tampa nbc viewing area. Because as I just found out trying to watch hall of fame game tonight direct tv and nbc don’t have a contract so I don’t get nbc right now. I don’t want to have to drive to my buddies house who has spectrum to watch preseason games.

  27. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:


    Read my post

    You are good for the app in Tampa

  28. orlbucfan Says:

    Long-time Bucs Radio fan here. I get it right off the Bucs site/Bucs Radio Network via streaming. All legit, too.