The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Houston Texans on Thursday starting at 8:15 p.m. ET as the first game of the preseason Week 3.
This is by no means a throw away game. The last remaining preseason contest will go a long way to answer crucial questions before the to tams take the field on opening day.
The Houston Texans hope to build on a promising year where head coach Todd Haley took a 4-12 team and commanded 10 wins and a postseason berth.
For the San Francisco 49ers, Thursday will be all about getting quality reps without hurting the star core that delivered a Super Bowl last year.
What time do the 49ers vs. Texans play?
- Kickoff Time: Thursday, August 25 at 8:15 p.m. ET
- 49ers TV: KPIX 5
- Texans TV: KTRK-TV
- Where: NRG Stadium (Texans City)
If you aren’t around a TV to check out the NFL Network slate, you can stream the games via NFL.com, the NFL Network app, and through NFL Gamepass. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription for these. If you don’t have a cable login, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the games.
How to Watch the Texans vs 49ers Game without Cable?
You still have ways to watch 49ers vs Texans game without cable. Services like FuboTV provide packages like cable. The difference is that streaming services are often more feature-rich, and they cost less. So, you’re going to get a lot of the same things you had with cable (or more), but you’ll be able to save some money! Where streaming services are different is in the way that you connect to them. Cable is hooked up in your home and connects through a cable box. With streaming, you connect through the Internet or Wi-fi and the use of a compatible streaming device. These devices include Roku, mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, and others. This gives you more freedom in when and where you watch TV.
Watch the 49ers vs. Texans without Cable?
FuboTV offers a package that comes with over 105 channels. You’ll be able to watch over 35 sports channels in this package. Local channels are also included. If you miss the Texans vs 49ers live stream you might be able to watch the game on-demand with 3-Day Lookback.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is the more popular options in streaming because it gives you an inexpensive way to replace cable. Not only do you have live TV, Hulu throws in all of their on-demand content, as well.
DIRECTV STREAM: A great option, especially if you upgrade to the Choice plan for $89.99/mo, which also includes a great selection of RSNs so you can watch virtually all the games of your local MLB, NBA, NFL, and MSL teams! See our review for more info.
Sling TV: $30/mo for one package or two packages combined for $50/month. Read the Sling TV review here. Vidgo: $59.95/mo for 100+ channels including NFL Network, ESPN, and more. Learn more in our Vidgo review.
YouTube TV: Over 70 channels from $64.99/month.
Paramount+ CBS live and on-demand for $9.99 per month. Full Paramount+ review.
NFL+: Watch all local and primetime games for $4.99/mo and the complete NFL season on-demand for $9.99/mo. See our NFL+ guide. International viewers should check out NFL Game Pass.
Amazon Prime: You can watch almost all games on Thursday Night Football streaming with Amazon Prime. If you’re a Prime member and want to watch TNF, this is the exclusive way to do it.
Those located in the 49ers vs. Texans metropolitan area will be able to watch all 49ers vs. Texans games on CBS, FOX, ABC, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network. 49ers and Texans fans both situated elsewhere will be able to watch all nationally telecast contests, including all playoff games, but regular-season affairs shown on CBS and FOX will often not be broadcast in their local area. However, a subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket will grant access to those as well.