There are two solid ways to watch the 2022 NFC Championship on FOX for free without cable.
Either hook up a TV antenna and enjoy your local FOX station for free like an old school cord-cutter.
Option number two is to try out a free trial of a live TV streaming service.
With a live TV streaming service, you will be able to watch the San Francisco 49ers play the Los Angeles Rams live on a Smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch NFC Rams vs 49ers
- TV Antenna: Watch Rams vs 49ers
- How to Stream the 49ers vs Rams for free
- Is the NFC Championship on Sling TV?
- What’s the best way to watch the NFC Championship online?
How to Watch NFC Rams vs 49ers
DIRECTV STREAM does not have a free trial, but the company will give you a full refund if you cancel online within 14 days of signing up for service.
When you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM, you also have the option of getting three months of Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free.
(The regular rate for those three channels will kick in if you don’t cancel the service before the free trial ends.)
TV Antenna: Watch Rams vs 49ers
There’s a pretty good chance that you can watch the game on FOX in High Definition for free by using a TV antenna.
If you have a TV antenna handy, but haven’t used it in a while, plug it into your television’s coax port and scan for channels.
People living within 30 to 40 miles of local broadcast towers have an excellent shot at getting local broadcast channels with a quality TV antenna.
You can use the free tool at AntennasDirect to see whether FOX is available in your area. Local channels broadcast digital signals in 1080i or 720p, which is High Definition.
If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
How to Stream the 49ers vs Rams for free
There are a number of live TV streaming services that offer the same channels as a cable TV subscription.
To get started, you just need an internet connection. Most live TV services offer a free trial that you can sign up for online.
After you sign up, download the app for the streaming service to your Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast or Apple TV. Sign in with your username and password to start watching live TV.
You can also easily cancel online whenever you want. Here’s a quick look at each of these live streaming services.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, and includes 250 hours of Cloud DVR. You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
You can quickly look over the local channel lineup in your area. There are no contracts or obligations with fuboTV.
fuboTV has apps for just about any streaming device, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV, and Smart TVs.
You can also use your subscription to activate about 40 TV Everywhere apps. That means you will be able to stream FOX live in your channel lineup, and activate the FOX Sports Go app.
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial without any obligations or contracts.
A DIRECTV STREAM subscription includes FOX in its entry-level channel bundle.
The Entertainment plan has 65+ channels for $69.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
A&E, ESPN and ESPN2 are included in the channel lineup. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers get three months of Showtime, STARZ, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Smart TVs, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t have a free trial, but you can cancel online within 14 days and get a full refund.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV carries local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations across the U.S.
You get 75+ live channels, 50 hours of Cloud DVR, and premium networks such as ESPN, CNN and Discovery.
A subscription costs $69.99 per month, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+. You can stream live TV on up to two screens at once.
I suggest looking over what local channels will be in your lineup by scrolling to the bottom of Hulu’s screen. Hulu works with Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
Vidgo carries FOX as part of its core channel bundle.
Subscribers get 95+ channels, including ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ABC, FOX and FS1. A subscription costs $55 per month. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
You can watch live TV on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast. And Vidgo also has a ‘watch party’ feature on its mobile app.
YouTube TV carries more than 85 live TV channels, including local FOX stations across the U.S.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, YouTube TV subscribers unlimited Cloud DVR and up to six profiles for family members or people in your household.
You can watch live TV on up to three screens at once.
YouTube TV supports Amazon Fire TV, Roku Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Smart TVs, and viewing on a PC.
New subscribers can get three months of YouTube TV for $54.99 per month. Subscriptions run month to month, and there are no contracts or other obligations. You can get a free 7-day trial.
Is the NFC Championship on Sling TV?
Sling TV offers local FOX stations in roughly 18 cities across the U.S.
Sling Blue has 47+ channels for $30 per month, including FOX in a number of markets.
Be aware that Sling TV has a smaller number of local channels across the U.S. So it’s really important to check that local listing that I mentioned above before signing up for a free trial.
This interactive map shows where Sling TV carries local FOX and NBC stations.
Sling TV has an app for just a number of Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV,,
Sling TV has a free 3-day trial.
What’s the best way to watch the NFC Championship online?
I’ve just thrown a bunch of information at you. So let’s narrow down your choices to my top picks for watching the NFC Championship game this year.
fuboTV gives you the most channels – more than 120 – for the least amount of money among all the live TV streaming services.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month, and there is a 7-day free trial without any obligations. You can watch live TV on three screens at once.
fuboTV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield.
DIRECTV STREAM has more than 65 channels, and you can watch live TV on 20 screens at once. There is no free trial, but you can cancel online within 14 days for a full refund.
When you sign up, you can also opt to get a free trial of Showtime, STARZ, EPIX and Cinemax that lasts for three months before the billing kicks in.
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