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49ers vs Packers live stream: How to watch NFL Playoffs Divisional game online

(L to R) Jimmy Garoppolo and Aaron Rodgers playing in previous games
(Image credit: Richard Rodriguez and Nic Antaya / Getty)

The 49ers vs Packers live stream is starting soon, and it has Aaron Rodgers looking for his sixth trip to a conference championship game.

Rodgers lost to his Saturday night counterpart, Jimmy Garoppolo, in the 2019 postseason as San Francisco was en route to a Super Bowl appearance. But this is a different and more dominant Packers team in this NFL live stream

49ers vs Packers channel, start time

The 49ers vs Packers live stream is tonight Saturday (Jan. 22).
Time —  8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on FOX via Sling or Fubo.TV                     
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

The 49ers (10-7) are proud owners of the wild card rounds’ only upset victory as they held on to beat the Cowboys, 23-17. The very versatile Deebo Samuel came up with a 26-yard touchdown run that gave San Francisco a 23-7 lead with 3:03 to go in the third quarter. The Niners then survived a late surge from Dallas to clinch the win. Samuel finished with 110 yards from scrimmage.

Despite the late push from the Cowboys, the 49ers’ defense came to play. Charles Omenihu, who had zero sacks through the regular season came up with a sack and half against Dallas. In total, the Niner D brought Dak down five times in the win. San Francisco is waiting to hear word on Nick Bosa who left the wildcard game after suffering a concussion. Bosa was fourth in the NFL with 15.5 sacks.  

The Packers (13-4) are the NFC’s top seed and had the luxury of resting during last week’s opening round. Now they will start their quest in making a third-straight NFC Championship appearance. Green Bay has already been to five conference championship games in Aaron Rodgers’ 14 years as their starting quarterback. They’re just 1-4 in those games.

These teams did play in week three of the regular season with the Packers winning 30-28. Green Bay took a 17-0 lead into halftime before the Niners fought back in the second half and even took a 28-27 lead with :37 left on the clock. Then Rodgers hit Davante Adams twice for a total of 42 yards and that was all Mason Crosby would need to drill the game-winning 51-yard field goal.

The Packers are currently 5.5-point favorites against the 49ers. The over/under is 47. Temperatures in Green Bay Saturday night are expected to be below 10 degrees with wind gusts up to 18 m.p.h.

49ers vs Packers Inactives: 

49ers: Trey Sermon (RB), Jaylon Moore (OL), Maurice Hurst (DL), Marcell Harris (LB), Deommodore Lenoir (DB), Jarrod Wilson (DB), Ambry Thomas (CB)

Packers: Shawn Davis (S), Vernon Scott (S), Jonathan Garvin (LB), David Bakhtiari (T), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (WR)

49ers vs Packers live streams in the US

In the US, 49ers vs Packers 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 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 a.m. PT Saturday (Jan. 22)

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 $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground — and there's a 3-day free trial! The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 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 so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV. For more details check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide.


How to watch 49ers vs Packers from anywhere

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49ers vs Packers live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android 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 Packers.

49ers vs Packers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch 49ers vs Packers on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The 49ers vs Packers live stream starts at 1.15 a.m. GMT Sunday morning. 

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

49ers vs Packers live streams in Canada

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.