|Kick-off: Saturday, January 14, 4.35pm ET / 1.35pm PT / 9.35pm GMT|
|TV channel: Fox|
|Live stream: DAZN (CA) | Sky (UK) | 7Plus (AU)|
|Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream|
Seahawks vs 49ers live stream: game preview
This season has been a dream for both Geno Smith and Brock Purdy, but for one of them reality will bite today, as the Seahawks visit the 49ers in the first game of Wild Card Weekend. Seattle has faced San Fran twice and lost twice already this campaign, but the intensity goes up when the playoffs start. The Santa Clara weather is absolutely terrible right now, and the wind and rain isn't expected to let up anytime soon. Read on as we explain how to watch a Seahawks vs 49ers live stream online from anywhere.
The 49ers had a chance to complete a three-game sweep of the Rams during last year's playoffs, but they lost the game that mattered most and Los Angeles went on to win the Super Bowl. Rookie quarterback Purdy has been exceptional since coming into the team, but Kyle Shanahan is unlikely to leave anything to chance, and the Niners will almost certainly lean heavily on their run game against one of the weakest rushing defenses in the NFL.
Only two teams have allowed more rushing yards than the Hawks this season, and Christian McCaffrey is one of the last players Pete Carroll would have wanted to cross paths with. Even if they do manage to get to grips with Run CMC, Purdy will have George Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk to look to. Geno Smith has been the best quarterback in the league for mid-range touchdown passes, and he'll need to be on it today.
Follow our guide on how to watch a Seahawks vs 49ers live stream wherever you are.
Seahawks vs 49ers streaming with Sling discount
Sling TV is an affordable way to watch most of this season's nationally televised NFL games, as its Blue package includes local Fox and NBC channels in most major markets, as well as NFL Network. It costs $40 a month. An extra $15 a month adds ESPN 1, 2 and 3 to the mix.
How to watch 49ers vs Seahawks FREE: live stream NFL in Australia
The 49ers vs Seahawks game kicks off at 8.35am AEDT on Sunday morning, and NFL fans in Australia can tune in for FREE via Channel 7, which is showing every single game of the playoffs live.
That means viewers can also fire up a free 49ers vs Seahawks live stream on the 7Plus streaming service, which is compatible with most smart devices.
Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.
How to watch Seahawks vs 49ers from outside your country
If you've mismatched a holiday or you're away on business and you want to watch your country's coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.
A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on.
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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.
Seahawks vs 49ers live stream: how to watch NFL in the US without cable
Fans can watch the Seahawks vs 49ers game on Fox in the US, with kick-off set for 4.35pm ET / 1.35pm PT on Sunday afternoon.
If you're already a subscriber, you can also live stream Seahawks vs 49ers directly through the Fox website.
How to watch Seahawks vs 49ers without cable
A cheaper alternative is Sling TV. Its Blue plan offers local Fox and NBC channels in most major markets, as well as NFL Network, and normally costs $40 per month. But if you're new to the service you can get your first month half-price.
An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle adds access to ESPN 1, 2 and 3 to your NFL viewing arsenal - as well as a raft of other premium channels.
If you subscribe to Sling TV, fuboTV or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
How to watch Seahawks vs 49ers: live stream NFL in Canada
The Seahawks vs 49ers kicks off at 4.35pm ET / 1.35pm PT on Saturday, and is being shown on DAZN, which is live streaming every single NFL game this season.
And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.
Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!
It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
The Seahawks vs 49ers is also being televised by both TSN and CTV. If you don't have cable, you can live stream Titans vs Jaguars on TSN Direct, with a subscription costing CA$19.99 a month or CA$199.90 per year. CTV doesn't offer a streaming-only sub.
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Seahawks vs 49ers live stream: how to watch NFL online in the UK
The Seahawks vs 49ers game is being aired in the UK on Sky Sports, with kick-off set for 9.35pm GMT on Saturday night.
The network is showing each and every game of the NFL playoffs, including the Super Bowl. If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Alternatively, you may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £38.99 for the rest of the season and shows every remaining game live.
Not in the UK, but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream the NFL as if you were at home.
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