The 49ers vs Giants game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT today (Sunday, September 27).
It's on FOX, as a part of Week 3 of the NFL 2020 season.
It's game time as the 49ers vs Giants live stream takes us into week 3 with a classic NFC rivalry. Both teams are fighting injuries, but the visitors might be the worse for wear, even though the Giants (0-2) have the worse record.
That being said, San Francisco has its own concerns with this NFL live stream. This is the second week in a row the Niners have to play on the "sticky" artificial surface of the MetLife Stadium. While they beat the Jets last weekend on this same turf, they left weaker for it.
The 49ers are fighting injuries up and down the lineup, with Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman all out. The Giants are more used to this field, it seems.
That all said, San Francisco is favored to take this game, even with Jimmy Garoppolo injured. Nick Mullens is expected to start in his place. The Giants' two major injuries — Saquon Barkley out for the season with a torn ACL and Sterling Shepard on IR with turf toe — are likely heavily weighing their odd down.
Fortunately for many, this game will be on a major broadcast TV channel, so it won't be as hard to get as the last Thursday Night Football games have been.
Here are the best ways to watch the NFL season start with the 49ers vs Giants game:
How to watch 49ers vs Giants live streams with a VPN
Football fans, if for some reason you've had to leave your own "bubble" — or you can't get the NFL Network where you are for some strange reason — and you can't watch the 49ers vs Giants live streams you want, you're not out of luck.
With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). ExpressVPN offers superb speeds and excellent customer service, and IPVanish's low pricing is shocking.
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49ers vs Giants live streams in the US
In America, 49ers vs Giants is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is included on most cable TV packages and is available on two of our favorite streaming services, fuboTV and Sling TV. The game starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, today (Sunday, Sept. 27).
If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS or NFL RedZone).
The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.
It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.
Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with NBC, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.
If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NFL Network for this game, as well as local NBC and Fox affiliates, and ESPN.
NFL Sunday Ticket: 49ers vs Giants is one of the games that DirecTV subscribers can watch via NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab) (provided that you're not living in the market of either team). Sunday Ticket streams live games in their entirety to televisions, computers, Android and iOS devices, and game consoles.
You can also get NFL Sunday Ticket as a stand-alone service — but only if you live in an area that doesn't get DirecTV service.
49ers vs Giants live streams for free
If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.
With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing 49ers vs Giants.
49ers vs Giants live streams in the UK
Unfortunately, our friends across the pond do not get 49ers vs Giants, as it's not on Sky Sports NFL, the standard method for watching NFL games in the U.K. Sky Sports (opens in new tab) features more than 100 live games this season, just not this one.
If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month (opens in new tab).
If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV (opens in new tab). Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.
49ers vs Giants live streams in Canada
Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch 49ers vs Giants live streams in Canada.
DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here (opens in new tab).