Seahawks vs 49ers live stream: How to watch Wild Card game of the NFL Playoffs online right now

(L to R) Geno Smith and Brock Purdy will face off in the Seahawks vs 49ers live stream
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It is time for the Seahawks vs 49ers live stream, which features two NFC West rivals facing off in the NFL Wild Card round. Watch a revived Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks try and take down rookie quarterback Brock Purdy and the dominant San Francisco 49ers in this NFL live stream

Seahawks vs 49ers channel, start time

The Seahawks vs 49ers live stream airs today (Saturday, Jan. 14).
Time — 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. GMT / 8:30 a.m. AEDT (Jan. 15)
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or Sling TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
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Seahawks vs 49ers gave us a trilogy of games between these heated division rivals this NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks are the lowest-ranked NFC team in this year's NFL playoffs, stumbling across the finish line with a 9-8 record and only clinching a spot thanks to an overtime win over the Los Angeles Rams. Still, making the playoffs felt like a stretch for this team when the season kicked off, especially after trading away Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson. But new starting quarterback Geno Smith has revived his career and has given his team a chance, so don't count them out.

The San Francisco 49ers meanwhile have been borderline unstoppable. Despite losing starting quarterback Trey Lance in Week 2 against these same Seahawks, they finished the season as the second-best team in the NFC. In fact, they haven't lost in their past 10 games, the last six of which featured rookie quarterback Brock Purdy under center. Purdy, who was the last player taken in the 2022 NFL Draft has been unstoppable under center since taking over for injured second-string quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, though he's had help from an elite defense and some excellent offensive weapons.

Despite being outmatched on paper, there is still some hope for this underdog Seahawks team. It is difficult to beat the same team three times in one year — though if the team going for the sweep is a favored home team (like the 49ers are) it gets a bit easier. Another stat working in favor of the Seahawks is that only three rookie starting quarterbacks since 2011 have won their first playoff game. 

Here are the official inactive lists for this game:

Seattle Seahawks: CB Artie Burns, CB Xavier Crawford, WR Penny Hart, OG Phil Haynes, RB Tony Jones, LB Vi Jones, LB Joshua Onujiogu

San Francisco 49ers: RB Tevin Coleman, RB Tyrion Davis-Price, TE Ross Dwelley, QB Jimmy Garoppolo, DE Drake Jackson, CB Ambry Thomas, OT Nick Zakelj

Despite these potential advantages, the Action Network (opens in new tab) has the 49ers as a huge 9.5-point home favorite against the Seahawks, with a -110 moneyline. As mentioned, the 49ers won both matchups against the Seahawks in the regular season and Vegas expects it to be a three-peat. 

Will Purdy's lack of post-season experience give the Seahawks a chance? Let's find out.

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Seahawks vs 49ers live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Seahawks vs 49ers live stream is going to be broadcast on FOX, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV.

The game starts at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on Saturday (Jan. 14).

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, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

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 $55 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Seahawks vs 49ers live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2023 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.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab) — Sunday Ticket is over for the season.Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

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Seahawks vs 49ers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Seahawks vs 49ers on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Seahawks vs 49ers live stream starts at 10:30 p.m. GMT today.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Seahawks vs 49ers live streams in Canada

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Seahawks vs 49ers live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Seahawks vs 49ers live stream via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offers a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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Malcolm McMillan
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Malcolm McMillan is a News Writer for Tom's Guide, writing about the latest in tech, gaming and entertainment with a particular focus on phones and virtual reality. Before writing for Tom's Guide, he worked many retail jobs and many Black Fridays, including a stint for Microsoft so he knows all about finding the best prices for the latest tech. Malcolm had also been a fantasy football analyst for several years prior to his time with Tom's Guide. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.