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San Francisco Bay Area football fans can catch the 49ers on CBS, ESPN, Fox, NBC, and the NFL Network. But if you’re a cord-cutter, you’ll have to choose between fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, CBS All Access, YouTube TV or AT&T TV Now. We’ll help you figure out which service is the best way to watch 49ers football.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on fuboTV

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Although a good cable-replacement service — and a great streaming service for sports fans — the absence of ESPN from fuboTV’s channel lineup makes it problematic for 49ers fans.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages 

You have several subscription plans to choose from. Even fuboTV’s cheapest plan comes with nearly 100 channels.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

Learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages here.

fuboTV Channels

Other than ESPN, fuboTV offers a full slate of channels for everyone in the family. Half of the lineup consists of sports channels. The rest are a mix of news, entertainment and lifestyle channels.

Learn more about fuboTV’s channel lineup here.

fuboTV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Almost all of the major networks in the Bay Area as well as the NBC Bay Area regional sports channel stream through fuboTV. In the rest of the country, support for local NBC stations is decent but not so much for local Fox and CBS stations. The streaming service doesn’t carry ABC at all.

Learn more about fuboTV’s local channels here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

The most popular streaming devices have fuboTV apps in their app stores.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Explorer, Safari.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s device support here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

The base subscription plan only lets you stream to two devices at the same time while the premium plans has a three device limit. 

You can learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

When you subscribe at the premium levels, your DVR can hold three hundred hours of content rather than the thirty hours for the base plan.

Learn more about fuboTV’s DVR feature here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

All of the channels provide recent episodes and other content. In addition, fuboTV’s own sports channel has original content as well as sports-themed movies for on-demand viewing.

Learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on Hulu with Live TV

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Not only will Hulu with Live TV replace your cable subscription, its huge on-demand library gives you access to more content than other streaming services.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages 

Competitively priced, a Hulu with Live TV subscription gives you more than sixty channels and lots of on-demand content.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$54.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing and packages here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

The NFL Network is not available in what is an otherwise strong channel lineup.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel lineup here.

Hulu with Live TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Hulu has done a decent job signing up local stations. In the Bay Area, you’ll get the local ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox stations as well as NBC’s regional sports channels.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s local channels here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

The app you may already be using for Hulu on-demand is the same one you use for Hulu with Live TV.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Echo Show and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung, LG and Vizio televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.

For more information about Hulu with TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

Simultaneous streaming is limited to two devices. For a little extra per month, you can use as many devices as your home network can handle plus three mobile devices.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s simultaneous streaming, click here.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

The standard capacity on Hulu’s DVR is fifty hours. Another upgrade will raise that limit to two hundred hours.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s cloud DVR, click here.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Your Live TV subscription gives you access to Hulu’s entire on-demand library. That lets you watch shows that air on more channels than Hulu with Live TV carries.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on Sling TV

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Sling TV isn’t the best option for NFL football because of Sling’s poor local station coverage. If you already get local TV through an HDTV antenna, however, Sling TV is a nice way to get a basic cable lineup. 

Related: How to Cut the Cord Part 7 – Getting Local TV Channels with an Antenna

Sling TV Pricing and Packages 

To get the most football possible, you’ll have to subscribe to the combined Orange + Blue plan.

Sling Orange
Limited time offer
$20.00/ month

30+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Limited time offer$20.00/ month

45+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Limited time offer
$35.00/ month

50+ channels

ESPN

$35 for your first month

4* simultaneous streams

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* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

Learn more about Sling TV’s pricing and packages here.

Sling TV Channels

The reason you have to get the combo subscription is that ESPN is only available when you have Sling Orange and the NFL Network is only available when you have Sling Blue.

Learn more about Sling TV’s channel lineup here.

Sling TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

If local TV is a priority for you, Sling isn’t a great choice. The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the dozen markets where Sling TV customers can watch their local NBC and Fox stations. Most of the country doesn’t even get that.

Learn more about Sling TV’s support for local channels here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has been aggressive about developing streaming apps.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Facebook Portal.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One and Oculus Go.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Edge.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Sling TV’s policies can be confusing. Only one device can access channels on Sling Orange. If someone’s watching Disney XD, nobody can watch ESPN. Channels carried in the Sling Blue plan can be seen on three devices at the same time.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV’s standard DVR only comes with ten hours of recording capacity. A monthly fee raises that to fifty hours.

Learn more about Sling TV’s DVR here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Each content provider populates Sling TV’s on-demand library with recent episodes and movies.

Learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on CBS All Access

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In addition to original content, CBS All Access will let you live stream your local CBS station. This makes it a good choice for people whose preferred streaming service doesn’t include CBS.

CBS All Access Pricing and Packages 

The monthly subscription plan comes in two configuration, one with and one without ads in on-demand videos.

Limited Commercials
7-Day Free Trial
$5.99/ month

10K+ episodes on-demand

CBS All Access Originals

Watch CBS & CBSN live

2 Simultaneous streams

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Commercial Free
7-Day Free Trial
$9.99/ month

10K+ episodes on-demand

CBS All Access Originals

Watch CBS & CBSN live

2 simultaneous streams

No commercials

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Learn more about CBS All Access pricing here.

CBS All Access Channels

You can use CBS All Access to watch the live stream from CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live.

CBS All Access Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Just about every TV market in the country can stream their local CBS station.

CBS All Access Supported Devices

CBS has created apps for most streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, iOS and Windows 10.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari.

You can learn more about CBS All Access device support here.

CBS All Access Simultaneous Streams

CBS All Access limits simultaneous streaming to three devices.

Learn more about CBS All Access simultaneous streaming here.

CBS All Access DVR

You won’t be able to record CBS’ broadcasts of the 49ers because CBS All Access does not have a DVR.

Learn more about CBS All Access’ DVR feature here.

CBS All Access On-Demand Library

You get a large library of classic TV from CBS’ decades of broadcasting.

Learn more about CBS All Access’ on-demand library here.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on YouTube TV

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YouTube isn’t just an on-demand streaming service. You can watch dozens of live TV channels with YouTube TV.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages 

The single subscription plan includes more than seventy channels.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

The NFL Network isn’t available with YouTube TV so you won’t be able to watch as much football as you can with other services.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

YouTube TV made its name by getting the most local stations signed up. All of the Bay Area network affiliates are available.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s local channels here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

With the recent addition of Amazon’s Fire TV platform, YouTube TV supports most streaming devices.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung, Sharp and Vizio as well as televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s device support here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV limits simultaneous streaming to three devices.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on YouTube TV here.

YouTube TV DVR

Not only doesn’t YouTube TV’s cloud DVR limit the number of recordings, it gives each member of the family (up to six) their own library. The recordins will remain on file for nine months.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s cloud DVR features here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

As you’d expect, you get access to YouTube Originals and on-demand content.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the San Francisco 49ers on AT&T TV Now

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Once known as DirecTV Now, the renamed AT&T TV Now has one of the industry’s largest channel lineups. However, you will pay a price for that selection.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages 

Football fans can choose any one of AT&T TV Now’s subscription plans and get the major broadcast networks as well as ESPN.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
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*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

The number of channels in AT&T TV Now’s listing varies from about 45 to more than 125, depending on which plan you choose. Of the channels that carry NFL games, the only one AT&T TV Now doesn’t carry is the NFL Network.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channel lineup here.

AT&T TV Now Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

You might be able to watch your local network affiliate stations, but the only way to find out is to sign up for the free trial. AT&T TV Now’s zip code lookup tool hasn’t worked for months.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s local channels here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

AT&T TV Now’s developers have created apps for many streaming platforms. In early 2020, Roku yanked the AT&T TV Now app from the Roku Channel Store due to failed contract negotiations.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

You can learn more about AT&T TV Now’s device support here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

As long as you pay more than $65 per month for your AT&T TV Now subscription, you can use up to three devices at the same time. Those who pay less can only use two devices simultaneously.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on AT&T TV Now here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

The same $65 threshold applies to the cloud DVR’s recording capacity. Those who pay more can save up to five hundred hours of content while those who pay less can only record twenty hours.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR feature here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

Each channel provides content to the on-demand library.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library here.

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How to Watch the San Francisco 49ers on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the San Francisco 49ers on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, CBS All AccessYouTube TV or AT&T TV Now.

How to Watch the San Francisco 49ers on Roku

You can watch the San Francisco 49ers on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, CBS All Access or YouTube TV.

How to Watch the San Francisco 49ers on Apple TV

You can watch the San Francisco 49ers on Apple TV with one of these streaming services:  fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, CBS All AccessYouTube TV or AT&T TV Now.

Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.