Streaming Streaming TV, Movies, & More How to Watch The Preakness Stakes Live Stream Don't miss the second leg in the Triple Crown of live horse racing By Jeremy Laukkonen Writer Jeremy Laukkonen is tech writer and the creator of a popular blog and video game startup. He also ghostwrites articles for numerous major trade publications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Jeremy Laukkonen Updated March 23, 2020 Streaming TV, Movies, & More Favorite Events Netflix Hulu Disney+ Prime Video Apple TV+ Tweet Share Email The Preakness Stakes is on NBC, which means you can tune in for free if you have an antenna and a local NBC station. Other options, both free and paid, are available for cord-cutters and anyone else who just prefers to stream the race over the internet. Please be aware that the dates for the Preakness Stakes are likely to change for 2020. While no official declaration of suspension or rescheduling has yet occurred, we will monitor the situation and update this article to keep you informed as things change. The official NBC Sports stream of the Preakness Stakes provides a free trial viewing period, and the race is also available through streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. For more information about how to use these and other options to stream live horse racing, read on. Race Details Date: May 16, 2020Time: 5:00 PM ETPost Time: 6:20 PM ET (Approximately)Location: Pimlico Race CourseStream: NBC, NBC Sports How to Stream the Preakness Stakes from NBC The Preakness Stakes is broadcast over the air by your local NBC station, so you can tune in for free if you have a television, an antenna, and a nearby NBC affiliate. If you haven't cut the cord, and you have a valid cable subscription, or you can borrow one, you can also stream the full event through the NBC Sports website. In addition to the NBC Sports website, you can also download an NBC Sports app for your phone, streaming device, or even game console. The NBC Sports site provides a free trial viewing period, but it only lasts a few minutes. You can watch for those few minutes if you want, or remove the restriction with valid login information for a cable or satellite provider. Since your free trial may run out during the race if you don't log in, this isn't a good method for cord-cutters. For a longer trial, look at services like Hulu or fuboTV. Here's how to stream the Preakness Stakes through NBC Sports: Navigate to the NBC Preakness Stakes streaming site. The player will load, and Preakness Stakes coverage will be available when the event goes live. NBC Sports only allows you to watch a short live preview by default. Users with valid cable or satellite subscriptions can remove this time limit. If your limited preview expires, and you either have or can borrow a cable login, scroll down and click VERIFY NOW. Select your cable or satellite provider. Log into your cable or satellite account. If you provide valid login information, the time limit will be removed, and you'll be able to watch the entire event. What Streaming Services Include the Preakness? The best way for cord-cutters to stream the Preakness Stakes is through an internet streaming service. These services are like cable, and they provide access to the same exact live content you get from cable, but they work through your high speed internet connection. Each streaming service signs deals with networks and TV stations, which is how they get the rights to broadcast live television. That's why some streaming services are able to provide you with a live stream of NBC, and others aren't. It's all based on where you live, and whether or not the service has a deal with your local NBC affiliate. Hulu with Live TV: This service provides the widest access to NBC. If it isn't available in your area, try a different one.Try Hulu free for up to one month.YouTube TV: NBC is available in most major markets, and a lot of smaller markets, though this service.DirecTV Now: This service also has decent NBC coverage.Sling TV: NBC is only available in select major markets through this service, but it's a very affordable option if your area is covered.fuboTV: This sports-focused streaming service has limited NBC coverage, but it's still worth checking out in case your area is included.Get a week of fuboTV free. Streaming the Preakness on Mobile, Streaming Device and Consoles In addition to streaming through a web browser on your computer, you can also stream the Preakness Stakes on your phone, tablet, streaming device, and even game console if you have the right app. NBC Sports has apps for most major devices, but you still need a valid cable or satellite subscription to log in. If you decided to use one of the services from the previous section, they all have apps as well. Here are the apps you'll need to stream the Preakness Stakes through NBC Sports: Android: NBC SportsiOS: NBC SportsAmazon devices: NBC SportsRoku: NBC SportsPS4: NBC SportsXbox One: NBC Sports How to Stream the Preakness Audio For Free NBC Sports radio covers the Preakness Stakes, just like the NBC and NBC Sports television networks. That means you can listen for free if you have a local NBC Sports radio station. Most local stations also have an option to listen online. If you don't have a local NBC Sports radio station, you can use a radio streaming site to listen in on a station from another geographic area. The other option is to tune in through the Horse Racing Radio Network. This site carries a lot of the biggest races, including the whole Triple Crown. Here's how to stream the Preakness Stakes on Horse Racing Radio Network for free: Navigate to horseracingradio.net. Click the Play button. The live radio page on this site includes a Flash player and a lot of banner advertisements. If you have difficulty finding the player, look for the black and yellow HRRN logo with a play button in the center. Audio from the race should play when you click the play button. If it doesn't, or you don't see a play button at all, check to see if your Flash player is updated. Is There Any Other Way to Stream Live Horse Racing for Free? The other way to catch a free live stream of the Preakness Stakes is through a sports betting site. These sites don't give you access to the official NBC Sports stream, so you don't get to watch any of the festivities or other events leading up to the races. Instead, they usually provide a live feed of the track. This isn't a good option if you want to sit down and watch the full Preakness Stakes coverage from NBC, but it is an option if you just want to see the results of the race live.