The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers meet up in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET and the game will air on GB WGBA-TV in Green Bay and SF KPIX5 in San Francisco. Given that this is the preseason, we’ll see plenty of unknown and lesser-known faces on the rosters. To keep track of who you’re watching, check out the Packers roster and the 49ers roster.
The Packers entered the offseason wondering whether or not quarterback Aaron Rodgers would retire or not. Rogers is back, but they lost wide receiver Devante Adams in the offseason. There is a lot of buzz right now surrounding wide receiver Allen Lazard being WR1 for the Packers this season.
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The 49ers have turned the keys over to second-year quarterback Trey Lance after deciding to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo. The backfield is healthy, and the 49ers seem ready to make another run at the NFC Championship game. Rodgers won’t play this week, and Jordan Love will get the start. Lance will get the start for the 49ers as he seeks as many reps as possible before the season begins.
Here’s how to watch the Green Bay Packers vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Preseason Game 2022 live stream free on Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus from anywhere in the world.
Packers vs. 49ers
- Date: Friday, August 12
- Start time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- Packers local broadcast: GB WGBA-TV
- 49ers local broadcast: SF KPIX5
- TV channel: NFL Network
If you aren’t around a TV to check out the national broadcast of this preseason contest, you can live stream the game via NFL Network or the NFL app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access NFL Network for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Watch 49ers vs Packers Live without cable
You can access select NFL games without a cable subscription via streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Paramount Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock Premium, and NFL Sunday Ticket. You can also watch local NFL games with an HDTV antenna.
The 2022 NFL regular season begins on September 9. During the regular season, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will air on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will air on CBS.
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Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and Thursday Night Football will broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Select Thursday Night Football games will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime and Twitch Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN.
Additionally, you can stream all your local in-market games on your mobile device for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app.
Here’s a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.
49ers vs Packers Live on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime members can watch 11 “Thursday Night Football” games this season. The games will be simulcast on Fox and the NFL Network, and you can also see them on Amazon’s Twitch channel. (Starting in 2022, Amazon Prime will become the exclusive home for “NFL Thursday Night Football”; the games won’t be available on Fox and the NFL Network.)
The agreement, which covers 15 games next year, is part of a long-term deal that runs through 2032. Each game will also be televised free in the participating teams’ home markets. Amazon will also air one preseason game per year.
We expect that, like last year, Amazon will get one or two exclusive late-season games, and will show a wild-card playoff game that’s also on other networks.
49ers vs Packers Live on AT&T TV
AT&T is spinning off the company’s TV and video businesses, including DirecTV and AT&T TV, into a company called New DirecTV.
AT&T TV plans start at $70 per month for a package with about 65 channels. You can watch NFL games on all four broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC—in most markets, plus ESPN. The only games you won’t get are the exclusive “Thursday Night Football” games on NFL Network.
There’s no longer an option, even with pricier plans, to get the NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, or NFL Sunday Ticket. However, AT&T TV subscribers can get NFLSundayTicket.TV if they are unable to get satellite where they live. With this service, you can stream live, out-of-market NFL regular season games every Sunday.
Meanwhile, AT&T TV Now and AT&T TV will soon be folded into a single brand called DirecTV Stream.
49ers vs Packers Live on FuboTV
The sports-centric FuboTV, one of the few places to watch NFL games in 4K with HDR (from Fox), costs $65 a month. With it, you get games on CBS, Fox, and NBC in many markets.
Thanks to a long-awaited deal with ESPN, FuboTV also gives you access to “Monday Night Football,” plus the NFL Network to stream “Thursday Night Football” games. (Some of those are also available on Amazon and Fox.)
NFL RedZone, with game highlights and replays from every Sunday game, can be added as part of FuboTV’s $11-per-month Sports Plus add-on pack.
49ers vs Packers Live on Hulu + Live TV
Priced at $65 per month, Hulu’s live TV service, called Hulu + Live TV, provides access to ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC local broadcasts in many markets.
You can also get CBS Sports, ESPN, and Fox Sports. But the big news for 2022 is that Hulu reached a deal for the NFL Network to be available on Hulu + Live TV. That’s important to sports fans, because the NFL Network has eight exclusive “Thursday Night Football” games that aren’t available on Amazon or Fox.
For an additional $10 per month, you can get a sports add-on pack that includes NFL RedZone, which includes 7 hours of “Sunday Night Football” action every Sunday afternoon, all season long.
49ers vs Packers Live on Network Apps
If you subscribe to a pay-TV service, you may be able to watch football when you’re on the go by using a network’s mobile app. The following apps all require authentication, meaning that you need to be a cable or satellite subscriber.
- CBS Sports: In addition to those who get Paramount+, the network is letting “authenticated ” CBS viewers—meaning those who get CBS through a pay-TV service—stream games via the CBS Sports app, and online at CBS.com.
- Fox Sports: The Fox TV Everywhere app offers live coverage of local-market games and regional sports networks. You can also access the games through most cable-style streaming services, such as FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV. You can watch NFL games via FoxSports.com on your laptop or tablet and some streaming devices—including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
- NBC Sports: NBC will stream every 2022 “Sunday Night Football” game live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Both require authentication that you have a cable, satellite, or live streaming TV subscription, and both will let you watch football on an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, a computer, a Samsung smart TV, many streaming players, and Xbox game consoles. The games will also be available on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service (see below).
- WatchESPN: ESPN’s mobile app delivers “Monday Night Football,” along with shows such as “SportsCenter,” to your computer, smartphone, tablet, Xbox game console, and streaming players, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Roku. The newer $5-a-month ESPN+ streaming service doesn’t have live “Monday Night Football” games, though they are coming in 2023. ESPN+ will have one exclusive game (a regular season international game) starting in the 2022 season.
How to watch the Packers-49ers preseason game live on any device
At $35 a month after a free trial, Sling Blue is the cheapest live TV streaming service that includes The NFL Network. There are others, like Vidgo’s “Plus” plan ($59.95 a month), the even more comprehensive YouTube TV ($64.99 a month), FuboTV ($69.99 a month), or Hulu with Live TV ($69.99 a month with ads, or $75.99 a month ad-free).
The advantage of live TV streaming services is that after you fork over that eye-watering monthly fee for this one game, they’ll keep the gridiron action streaming to your TV for as long as you’re subscribed by simply letting you stream your local network affiliates like NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX (though read the fine print to see which of these they do and don’t have), along with channels like ESPN and NFL Network in some cases. YouTube TV in particular might be the clear center of the NFL-streaming universe soon if it scores a deal to allow users access to 13 additional games per week by winning the bidding war for NFL Sunday Ticket.
How to stream the Packers-49ers game in the UK
Whether you’re a British NFL fan, or an American who moved to the UK simply to stream NFL games for much, much less money than you could across the pond, congratulations: NFL Game Pass, which is unavailable in the US, is the envy of all American NFL fans stuck on native soil. Packers-49ers game is available live to those who pay for the Game Pass “Essential” tier, which costs £42.99 annually, or about £3.58 a month. Unlike preseason games, most games are replays at this tier, and for £150.99 annually (£12.58 a month) you can watch the Packers-49ers game at the same time as fans across the pond, and then tune in live from now until the Super Bowl. I just hope you enjoy staying up late.