J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans defense take on two San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks battling for a starting job in a marquee preseason matchup. We’re here to help you watch the Texans vs. 49ers live stream, which kicks off at 7 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 14.
You can watch this game and all of the other preseason games without having a cable TV subscription. Here’s how to legally enjoy the Texans vs. 49ers live stream.
Texans vs. 49ers Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass
Good news football fans: The NFL wants us to watch more games and by discontinuing its Game Rewind streaming service and replacing it with NFL Game Pass.
The new streaming service provides access to all regular season NFL games on demand and also offers an NFL preseason streaming option to stream games live. Some pros of the service: Game Pass streams all out-of-market preseason games live, excluding games televised in your local market or on national television. So, if you’re a Texans fan in Houston, you can’t stream the game live on Game Pass, but one of the many other options listed below might be able to help you out. Those games not included on the Game Pass NFL preseason live stream, however, will be made available on demand shortly after the game. So, if you can turn off the score notifications on your smartphone, you can still enjoy the excitement of this first preseason game.
It might be a little pricy for some fans. Game Pass costs $99 for the entire season, but there is a 7-day free trial now by clicking here. An added bonus with the subscription is that every NFL game since 2009 is available to stream on-demand.
Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.
Watch Texans vs. 49ers with an OTA antenna
When it comes to the NFL, contracts wit the major broadcast networks still reign supreme. If you want to follow your favorite, hometown team (and still live in that home market, of course), you can’t go wrong with an old-fashioned, but extremely effective, over-the-air antenna.
For the Texans vs. 49ers matchup, the CBS affiliates in Houston and San Francisco are airing the broadcast, which is also why this game isn’t available on Sling TV.
The remaining NFL Preseason schedule
Saturday, August 13
8 p.m. ET – Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Rams (ESPN)
Thursday, August 25
8 p.m. ET – Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (NBC)
Friday, August 26
8 p.m. ET – Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
Saturday, August 27
8 p.m. Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Sunday, August 28
1 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
4 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans (FOX)
8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)
More scheduling information can be found here.
And make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.