The Houston Texans are one of the NFL’s newer teams, having come into existence in 2002. Even though the franchise has had an overall losing record during that time, the fans in football-mad Houston love their team.
During their short tenure, the Texans have appeared in the playoffs six times, the last in 2019, where they lost in the divisional round. Nevertheless, Houston fans love watching their hometown team, even when they move or work far away from southern Texas.
In a hurry? US fans can watch out-of-market Texans games through YouTube and YouTube TV. Fortunately, there are more options watch the games:
- ExpressVPN: Get the games you want to watch no matter where you are with private browsing and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Fubo: Watch all local and primetime games as well as all the action Sunday afternoon with NFL RedZone. Sign up for a free trial!
- NFL Sunday Ticket: Available through YouTube and YouTube TV.
- DAZN Canada is streaming every NFL game live, which means preseason, regular games, playoff games, and of course the Super Bowl.
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This Week’s Houston Texans Game
- Sun Dec 10 : @ New York Jets (CBS)
How to Watch Out-of-Market Houston Texans Games
Football fans, especially those following the NFL, generally have it easy. You’ll usually only have a single live game to watch each week and spend the rest catching up on team news.
Games usually happen on Sundays, except when your heroes appear on one of the special weeknight broadcasts. However, the football fan’s life becomes more complicated when you move away from Houston or spend considerable time in another area. That’s because Fox and CBS, the two networks that broadcast Sunday NFL games, regionalize their broadcasts.
Wherever you go, you’ll only see two Sunday games on each network for a total of four. When you’re in the Houston broadcast market, that’s no problem, as the local affiliate will broadcast the Texans game, but when you’re away, you may be out of luck. Other local affiliates may not show the Texans contest, instead showing what they believe will appeal to viewers in that market. For example, if you’re in New York, you’ll probably get the Jets and the Giants but rarely see the Texans.
Other professional sports leagues have found a solution to this problem. Professional soccer and hockey fans can turn to ESPN+, while basketball fans can find their team on the court with NBA League Pass. Those who follow baseball turn to MLB. TV. The best solution for Houston Texan fans is NFL Sunday Ticket, but with one caveat: it’s only available from YouTube and YouTube TV.
What Channels Do I Need to Watch Out-of-Market Houston Texans Games?
Houston Texans fans have several options to watch their favorite football team. Consider the following choices.
- NFL Sunday Ticket: Watch any NFL football game regardless of location. You can get it alone with YouTube for $500 or as an add-on with YouTube TV for $350.
- NFL+ Premium: Listen to every Washington Commanders game and catch all the exciting video replays for just $9.99/mo. (NFL+ review)
- NFL RedZone: This service enables fans to watch all the broadcast Sunday afternoon games simultaneously. Regional programming limits apply at other times, though. (NFL RedZone Out-of-Market)
- VPN: Using a VPN, fans can stream games by routing their internet traffic through the Washington DC region, making it appear they are local. (Watch Out-of-Market NFL Games With a VPN)
- SiriusXM: This satellite radio platform offers audio broadcasts of all the games, much like NFL+ Premium.
- Sports Bar: Fitted with several flat-screen TVs and NFL Sunday Ticket, sports bars are another option for fans to watch the Washington Commanders for the cost of a few beers.
Use a VPN to Watch Houston Texans Games Out of Market
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Watch the Texans on NFL RedZone
Most streaming services carry NFL RedZone, so you’re in luck as long as you have a strong internet connection. Be aware that this service usually has an additional fee.
NFL RedZone is widely available through live TV streaming services like DIRECTV STREAM: DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice plan costs :directv-price-price:. It has 100+ channels including NFL Network, unlimited cloud DVR, and streaming on unlimited devices. NFL RedZone is included in the Sports Plus add-on. (See our full DIRECTV STREAM review.)
Read our NFL RedZone page for more details.
Devices to Live Stream Out-of-Market Houston Texans Games
Choose from several brands and devices to watch Houston Texans games. Roku is the most popular brand, but its devices cannot support VPNs, as you must set up that service on your router. You must set it up on your router via subscriber instructions to use a VPN. Other options include Amazon Fire TV/Firestick, Apple TV, Apple and Android devices, Chromecast, and Samsung Smart TVs.
Many out-of-market options are available to Houston Texans fans during the NFL season. If you don’t have access to YouTube or YouTube TV with NFL Sunday Ticket, evaluate your options with Sling TV or Fubo and the NFL RedZone add-on.
What radio stations are the Houston Texans on?
The Houston Texans are available on their flagship radio stations KILT 610 AM (SportsRadio 610) and KILT 100.3 FM (The Bull) in Houston, along with affiliate stations in the respective region. Alternatively, Texans game audio can be streamed online from anywhere through Audacy, Houston Texans Mobile App, and Sirius XM NFL Radio.
Do Houston Texans games sell out?
At times, Houston Texans games sell out. However, local fans always have the option of watching the games on TV or other devices without worrying about sell-out status. The NFL does not impose its blackout rule anymore, meaning that all in-market games are shown locally.
How do I watch out-of-market games other than the Houston Texans?
You’ll find everything you need to know about any NFL team on HotDog. Just start with our main NFL page and branch out from there. We cover everything from the preseason to the draft as well as every game throughout the season, all the way through the Super Bowl.
We’ve got individual viewer’s guides for watching out-of-market NFL games for each team:
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