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Packers vs 49ers Live Stream: How to Watch Online in Any Market

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Getty San Francisco's Trey Lance looks to make big strides in year two of his career.

Two storied NFL franchises will show off their respective future quarterbacks when the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers meet in preseason action on Friday, August 12.

The game (6 p.m. ET) will be televised locally on different channels depending on the city: NBC (WGBA-26) in Green Bay, CBS (KPIX-5) in San Francisco, and either ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW or MyTV in other local markets (full list here). It will also be televised on NFL Network for anyone out of market.

If you don’t have cable and you live in market, FuboTV and DirecTV Stream are your best options, as they have all the local channels in most markets and both come with a free trial.

If you live out of market, FuboTV and Sling TV both include NFL Network and are our recommended options.

Here’s a more complete rundown and some other ways you can watch a live stream of the Packers vs 49ers:

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FuboTV: Watch Most Local Channels & NFL Network

You can see what local channels are available in your city here

You can watch a live stream of NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CW, MyTV (all live in most markets), NFL Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV’s “Pro” bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.


Amazon Prime: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas or anywhere the game is on CBS

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of their local CBS station via the Prime Paramount+ channel (“Premium” plan). You can try both Amazon Prime and the Paramount+ Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Prime Paramount+ Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime Paramount+ Channel, you can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the Amazon Video app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


Sling TV: Watch NBC, Fox & NFL Network

You can see what local channels are available in your city here

You can watch a live stream of NBC, Fox (both live in select markets), NFL Network and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package, which you can watch for free through August 20:

Sling TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.


DirecTV Stream: Watch Most Local Channels

You can see what local channels are available in your city here. NFL Network is not included, so this is an in-market option only

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CW and MyTV (all live in most markets) are included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.


Paramount+: Watch CBS

This option is just for those who live in San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas or anywhere the game is on CBS

This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on Paramount’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch your local CBS channel live via Paramount+ (“Premium” plan), which comes with a free trial:

Paramount+ Free Trial

Once signed up for Paramount+, you can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the Paramount+ app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Paramount+ website.


DAZN: Watch in Canada

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every NFL game (preseason, regular season, postseason), NFL Network and NFL RedZone via DAZN, which comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Packers vs 49ers live on the DAZN app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch the game on your computer via the DAZN website.


Packers vs 49ers Preview

Future starting quarterbacks will take center stage for the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers in preseason action on Friday, but signal-callers have vastly different trajectories.

Second-year San Francisco quarterback Trey Lance expects to start this season while third-year signal-caller Jordan Love waits another year in Green Bay. Either way, Love and Lance will take most of the snaps on Friday night.

“I think he’s got a ton of ability,” 49ers tight end George Kittle said via the “Papa & Lund” podcast. “What we could do with some of the run game stuff, we get into the empty and we can run gap scheme power with him running the football, which you don’t really see a lot of teams doing.”

“He’s also got a cannon,” Kittle added. “He can throw deep balls. He’s just gotten better progressively … and we have a nice 16-day block right there after the third preseason game where we can really refine some stuff and see what we want to do with our offense. And I’m really looking forward to that.”

Packers starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers won’t play in the game. Neither will previous 49ers starter Jimmy Garoppolo, the subject of constant trade rumors this year. Rodgers once appeared on the trading block himself, reportedly wanting out in 2020 and 2021, but he doubled down on staying with the Packers for his career this offseason.

Nonetheless, Rodgers sees similarities between Love’s time behind him in Green Bay and the wait behind Brett Favre in the early 2000s. Rodgers sat for three seasons behind Favre before becoming the starter in 2008.

“I think there’s always pressure on a first-round pick. The tracks are looking more similar by the day, [Love] being in his third year and me waiting behind Brett for three years,” Rodgers told the media via WFRV’s Kyle Malzhan. “Something clicks in at some point and the game slows down and you make the plays you know you are capable of making and I look forward to watching him on Friday. And against the Saints, as well.”

“But the most important thing for a quarterback is the confidence and the confidence comes from the consistency and the fundamentals and making plays in practice and feeling good about the offense and all the things that are expected of you,” Rodgers added.

“I think all of us come along at our own pace. I needed the years to get to where I was at. Whether the criticism was equal in ’05, ’06 and ’07 for me as it was for him, I don’t know. Some of that you kinda move past as you’ve had success,” Rodgers continued. “But I’m excited for him this preseason. Think he’s had a really nice camp. Made some good throws. More consistent with his fundamentals. And I hope he goes out and balls out.”

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