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After beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFL Divisional Round Playoffs, the Detroit Lions move on to play the San Francisco 49ers (who defeated the Green Bay Packers) for the NFC Championship. The winner goes on to Super Bowl LVIII.
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The Lions battle the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sunday, with kickoff at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET. The NFC Championship Game airs live on Fox.
Cord-cutters can watch the Lions-49ers game through any live TV streaming service that carries Fox, such as DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and others. Those who want to livestream the game for free can sign up for a free trial from DirecTV Stream or Fubo, which offer seven- and five-day trials, respectively.
All web-based services are accessible on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.
Keep reading to find out how to watch the Lions-49ers game with and without a cable subscription, including more details on how to watch the game for free. Additionally, you can find where to buy last-minute tickets.
How to Watch Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Without Cable
Since the game wil be broadcast on Fox, the Lions-49ers game can also be streamed on internet-based streaming cable services, some of which even offer free trials. If you act fast and sign up now, you can watch the game online for free.
BEST STREAMING SERVICE OVERALL
Packages from $64.99 per month
Watch the Lions-49ers game on Fox with DirecTV Stream. Fox is offered on all of the cable alternative’s packages, while the service includes more than 75 other channels — such as NBC, ABC, CBS, AMC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel, ESPN and much more.
Most importantly, the streaming service has a five-day free trial available, which should be more than enough time to watch the NFC championship football game for free. At the end of the trial period, you can cancel or keep the service with prices starting as low as $69.99 for the entry-level Entertainment package. In addition, other plans offer between 105-150 channels with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.
New subscribers can receive a Visa rewards card worth up to $200 for a limited time. Learn more about the offer here.
Packages from $74.99 per month
If you’d like to watch the Lions vs. 49ers game live on Fox — along with more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels, like the NFL Network — go with a subscription to Fubo. The streaming service starts at $79.99 per month, while you can record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more. Fubo is available to watch on your smartphone, tablet or TV too.
Additionally, other plans include the Elite package (with more than 250 channels for $89.99 per month) and the Premier tier that comes with nearly 300 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 per month.
If you want to watch the NFC Championship game for free, the online TV streaming service offers a five-day free trial for new subscribers.
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Hulu + Live TV
Packages from $76.99
You can also livestream the Lions-49ers game on Fox online without cable with a subscription to Hulu + Live TV. It has access to more than 90 live channels — like AMC, BET, CNN, ESPN, Food Network and others — starting at $76.99 per month. The service also comes with Hulu’s entire streaming library, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ at no additional cost.
With a subscription, Hulu + Live TV users can watch originals from Hulu, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilms (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), The Muppets Studio and Pixar Animation. Subscribers can also watch ESPN+ for original sports programming and live sports from Formula 1 as well as the NHL, MLB and other sports leagues. It includes unlimited cloud DVR too.
Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a free trial at this time.
BEST FOR DIE-HARD NFL FANS
Starting at $6.99
Do you know the NFL has their own streaming service? NFL+ gets you the most comprehensive coverage online with prices starting at $6.99 per month (or $49.99 per year). The service offers live out-of-market preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games — including playoff games, including the Lions vs. 49ers, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl — as well as local and national radio game broadcasts, the NFL Network and the NFL Films archive.
Moreover, NFL+ Premium has everything NFL+ offers, but also includes full game replays, condensed game replays, coaches’ film sessions and NFL Red Zone for $14.99 per month (or $99.99 per year).
Please note: NFL games are only accessible on smartphones and tablets and not available on smart TVs.
How to Watch Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers on TV
The Lions-49ers game broadcasts live on Fox. This means you can watch the NFC Championship Game on TV through your cable TV provider, on FoxSports.com or with the Fox Sports mobile apps with your cable TV account credentials.
Where to Buy Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers Tickets Online
If you’d like to watch the NFC Championship Game in person, then you’ll find options for last-minute tickets to watch the Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Ticket prices vary, depending on where you’d like to sit in the stadium at Ticketmaster, Vivid Seats, StubHub, Ticket Liquidator, GameTime and Ticket Network.
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