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How 49ers fans in the Bay Area can watch tonight’s game on TV

How 49ers fans in the Bay Area can watch tonight’s game on TV

For most Thursday Night Football games this season, Bay Area NFL fans will need Amazon Prime in order to stream the game.

But with the 49ers set to host the New York Giants, tonight’s game will be on regular television, too.

In the San Francisco television market, KTVU (FOX, Ch. 2) will simulcast the 49ers’ home opener, with coverage starting on the network at 5 p.m. and kickoff set for 5:15 p.m.

KTVU won’t show Amazon’s pregame coverage but will have a postgame show. Fans looking for a pregame show can turn to NBC Sports Bay Area, which will broadcast its weekly “49ers Pregame” show from 4-5 p.m.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s usual “49ers Postgame” show will be televised live on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus after the game because the Giants-Dodgers game will be airing on the main channel. The “49ers Postgame” show replayed on the main channel after Giants coverage ends.

The game against the New York Giants will be the first of two Thursday games for the 49ers this season. The next one will take place on Thanksgiving night, when the 49ers travel to Seattle and take on their NFC West rival Seahawks, and will be a nationally televised game on NBC.

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The 49ers are playing two Monday Night Football games this season, and each will air on ABC: Oct. 23 at the Minnesota Vikings will be an ESPN/ABC simulcast, while the Christmas night game hosting the Baltimore Ravens will be an ABC exclusive.

With those telecasts and this week’s FOX simulcast, it means all 16 currently scheduled 49ers games will air on network television, so even those with just an antenna can still watch each and every 49ers game.