49ers vs. Chargers Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

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49ers vs. Chargers Live Stream: It's a classic California battle in the final week of the NFL preseason as San Francisco takes on San Diego. Here's how you can watch this game online:

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There’s plenty of turmoil with the San Francisco 49ers right now, while the San Diego Chargers are hoping to prove that they belong back in the postseason this year. We can see both teams workout the cobwebs in the final week of the NFL preseason. And while choices are limited because the game is aired on CBS, you can still watch the 49ers vs. Charger live stream online.

The game kicks off at 10 p.m. EST in San Diego. Here’s how you can watch the 49ers vs. Chargers live stream:

49ers vs. Chargers Live Stream On Demand with NFL Game Pass

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A lot of NFL preseason games this year were streaming on Sling TV, but because this game is being broadcast on CBS, there aren’t a whole lot of live streaming options. Thankfully, the NFL has our back this preseason.

A new service called NFL Game Pass (it replaces the old Game Rewind service) is giving customers live streaming access to every single preseason game this year, including the 49ers vs. Chargers live stream.

Game Pass costs $99 for the season, but there is a 7-day free trial. So, you could realistically just try it out this week and cancel later if you’re not impressed. If you like it, though, you’ll get on demand streaming access to all 256 regular season games. So, if you can get into a habit of not watching games live, this could be a great service for you.

Also, as a Game Pass member, you get on demand access to every single game dating back to the 2009 season.


Blackout rules do apply for all games, so if you’re a 49ers fan in San Francisco, you won’t be able to stream the game live. But it will be available on demand once the game wraps up.

Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.


Watch 49ers vs. Chargers Live Stream with an Antenna

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As mentioned above, CBS is broadcasting this game. That means you can watch it for free if you have an antenna hooked up to your television.

If you don’t have one, here are some of our favorites. Once you purchase it, plug it into your TV and tune her up. You should get more than a dozen channels, all of which are delivering crystal-clear high definition signals. That includes ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.


Oh, and if you’re not around, but want to watch the game later, there are DVR systems to record games and watch later.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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All games of week four of the NFL preseason are being played on Thursday, Sept. 1, due to Labor Day weekend.

Here’s a complete schedule with times.

Make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.

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