How to watch 49ers games in 2023 with and without cable television

Unless you're planning on attending every 49ers game on the road and at home this season, you'll be doing some form of screen-watching.
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Niner Noise informs all of you how to tune into 49ers games this 2023 NFL season, and it'll vary if you have cable television or are choosing to stream games instead.

The San Francisco 49ers' 2023 NFL campaign is just around the corner, and you probably have already planned out your late summer and fall calendars centered around Niners gamedays.

In case you missed it, here is San Francisco's upcoming full schedule.

If you're fortunate enough to attend each of the 49ers' games in person this season, that's awesome. Have fun (and enjoy the frequent-flier mileage, since the Niners travel a lot this year).

For the rest of us, you'll either be tuning in on television or streaming to your favorite devices.

There are a few nuances you'll want to know, and we've got you covered.

How to watch 49ers games on cable television in 2023

The two primary broadcast partners for Sunday day games are Fox and CBS, and you'll need to check your local provider to see what channel both networks are on.

Sunday Night Football is broadcast on NBC, while most Monday Night Football games are broadcast on ESPN and ABC.

Some MNF games will only be on ESPN, though.

Thursday Night Football is carried by Amazon Prime, meaning you'll need to have an Amazon Prime account to watch the game unless you are within the Niners' local market.

To determine television broadcast areas for gameday, this resource can show which games will be broadcast in your area, which might be helpful if you're away from Northern California.

How to stream 49ers games in 2023

For fans who can't watch on cable, there are a number of options to stream San Francisco's games this upcoming season.

In-market fans can either download the official 49ers app or can visit to live stream the game. NFL Network also has Game Pass in which fans can watch live preseason games and replays of games the day after the game has been played. The NFL mobile app also allows in-market fans to watch their local teams, too.

Additionally, fuboTV offers a free seven-day trial for first-time users, and fans can stream Niners games as if they were checking out their cable television's guide section.

Hulu and YouTube TV are also other streaming services that will carry games, while Paramount+, ESPN+ and Peacock will carry certain affiliate's games, too.

What is the 49ers schedule for 2023?

San Francisco will have the maximum of five primetime games this season, and the rest are to be played on Sundays (with the possibility of a late-season Saturday flex game):

  • Week 1 -- 49ers @ Steelers: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 2 -- 49ers @ Rams: Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Week 3 -- Giants @ 49ers: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 8:15 p.m. ET (Thursday Night Football)
  • Week 4 -- Cardinals @ 49ers: Sunday, Oct. 1 at 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 5 -- Cowboys @ 49ers: Sunday, Oct. 8 at 8:20 p.m. ET (Sunday Night Football)
  • Week 6 -- 49ers @ Browns: Sunday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 7 -- 49ers @ Vikings: Monday, Oct. 23 at 8:15 p.m. ET (Monday Night Football)
  • Week 8 -- Bengals @ 49ers: Sunday, Oct. 29 at 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 9 -- BYE
  • Week 10 -- 49ers @ Jaguars: Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 11 -- Buccaneers @ 49ers: Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Week 12 -- 49ers @ Seahawks: Thursday, Nov. 23 at 8:15 p.m. ET (Thursday Night Football)
  • Week 13 -- 49ers @ Eagles: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Week 14 -- Seahawks @ 49ers: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Week 15 -- 49ers @ Cardinals: Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET
  • Week 16 -- Ravens @ 49ers: Monday, Dec. 25 at 8:15 p.m. ET (Monday Night Football)
  • Week 17 -- 49ers @ Commanders: Sunday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m. ET
  • Week 18 -- Rams @ 49ers: Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 6 or 7

You can also check out how to watch every NFL game this season right here.

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