The cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have 49ers games is Hulu With Live TV. For more info about Hulu With Live TV and other live stream options, read on below.
With a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo manning the quarterback position and a stout defensive front, the San Francisco 49ers have high hopes that they can return to the postseason in 2019 the first time in six years.
49ers games this year will be on either Fox (12 games–televised in select markets), CBS (1 game–televised in select markets) or ESPN (2 game–nationally televised), while one of the Fox games (Oct. 31 vs Arizona) will also be on Amazon Prime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch 49ers games live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
49ers Channels Included: Fox, CBS, ESPN (Fox and CBS are available live in San Francisco/Oakland and other select markets)
Price: $44.99 per month
Not only is this the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a 49ers game this season, but Hulu With Live TV also comes with Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch 49ers games live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch a game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
49ers Channels Included: Fox, CBS (both available live in San Francisco/Oakland and other select markets), NFL Network, NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on)
Price: $54.99 per month; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus
ESPN isn’t included, but there’s just two 49ers games on ESPN during the season, and otherwise FuboTV is a fantastic option. It comes with 100-plus channels in the main bundle, it includes NFL Network and NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on), it has some Fox games in 4K and it’s largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch 49ers games live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
In-Market & Nationally Televised Games: Sling TV & CBS All Access
Price: $40 per month for Sling Blue + Orange ($25 per month for either bundle separately); $5.99 per month for Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access
This option is $46 per month all together, but it quickly gets more expensive if you want what some of the above streaming services offer, such as DVR ($5 per month) or NFL RedZone ($10 per month). Plus, CBS isn’t included, so there’s the extra hassle of needing to use a second streaming service for those games. But if you just want the Fox games (12 49ers games will be on Fox), “Sling Blue” is a good, cheap option for that.
You can sign up for Sling TV right here, and you can then watch 49ers games live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
For the CBS game, you can watch through either Amazon Prime’s CBS Channel or CBS All-Access:
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which costs $5.99 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the CBS games on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platform rather than Amazon’s.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the CBS games on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on your phone via the NFL Mobile app.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of 49ers games and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Watch Games on Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them later in the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
49ers 2019 Season Preview
After three consecutive postseason appearances from 2011-13 — including a loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII — there have been some lean years around San Francisco. The team’s 8-8 finish in 2014 has served as the high-water mark since.
The 49ers are entering their third year under head coach Kyle Shanahan, who hopes that his offense can find some rhythm if Jimmy Garoppolo can last an entire season under center — something he has been unable to do so far in his NFL career.
Garoppolo carries an 8-2 record as a starter, but has been limited due to injuries, the latest — and most serious — an ACL tear in the team’s third game last season.
There’s little doubt that there is massive pressure on Shanahan to produce wins season, seeing as the 49ers have won 10 games total in his first two seasons and have the second-most losses in the NFL since Jim Harbaugh was let go in 2014.
There’s also pressure on Garoppolo to put up numbers, as he signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension in last offseason.
On the defensive side of the ball, the 49ers’ key additions include edge rusher Dee Ford — who signed a five-year, $85.5 million deal in the offseason — and No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa, a fellow pass-rusher. They join a defensive line that includes former first-round picks DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead.
Other stars to watch will be tight end George Kittle, who broke out last year with a 1,377-yard season, and corner Richard Sherman.
Six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Joe Staley is the only remaining 49er that was around for the team’s last playoff berth and understands that it takes time for a new regime to find its footing.
“You get a new general manager, new head coach in here, it’s going to take a year or two to get people that they want, the system that they want, everybody dialed in,” Staley said. “Last year was the year we really felt like going into the year we had the pieces in the right spots. I think we added a ton more this offseason. It’s time to win.”
There is optimism around the team following a four-win season a year ago. Odds Shark has the 49ers win total listed at 8.5, matching their division rival Seahawks for second most in the NFC West. The Rams — fresh off a Super Bowl appearance against the New England Patriots — are just one of five teams listed with a double-digit win total.
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