What channel is 49ers vs. Cardinals on today? Time, TV schedule for Saturday NFL game

Kyler Murray plays Saturday against the 49ers, but it won’t be a typical viewership experience for NFL fans. 

The Cardinals (8-6) host the 49ers (5-9) at State Farm Stadium at 4:30 p.m. ET in Week 16, but the game won’t be broadcast on standard television. Instead, it’s an exclusive broadcast on Amazon Prime Video as Amazon positions itself for a piece of the NFL’s broadcast rights pie in the next round of negotiations. 

This will be the middle of three Saturday games in the NFL in Week 16. The other two are on NFL Network, but this game will only be on Prime Video, forcing fans of these teams to potentially step outside their normal viewing comfort zone to watch. 

Below is everything you need to know about how to watch Saturday’s game in Arizona, plus a look at the complete Week 16 NFL schedule.

What channel is 49ers vs. Cardinals on today?

  • Game: 49ers at Cardinals
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 26
  • TV channel/live stream: Amazon Prime Video | DAZN (in Canada)

Unlike the other Saturday games this season, 49ers vs. Cardinals will be broadcast exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. It’s the only such broadcast of the 2020 NFL season, although Prime Video has broadcast “Thursday Night Football” alongside Fox and NFL Network since Week 5.

Amazon will likely have a bigger chunk of the broadcast rights selection in the next round of contracts, but for now, it’s just this game that Amazon has for itself.

In the teams’ home markets, 49ers vs. Cardinals will be available for traditional broadcast. In San Francisco, the game can be seen on NBC affiliate KNTV, while in Arizona, it’ll be on local Fox affiliate KSAZ. In those markets, those channels can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

What time is the 49ers vs. Cardinals game?

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 26
  • Kickoff time: 4:30 p.m. ET

This will be the middle of three games on Saturday. It’s just five minutes after the standard late-afternoon kickoff time on Sundays, which is 4:25 p.m. ET.

In Arizona, this game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. local time, while fans in San Francisco will be tuning in at 1:30 p.m. local time.

NFL live stream for 49ers vs. Cardinals

Since this is an exclusive broadcast to Amazon Prime Video, the streaming options are more limited than usual. Any member of Amazon Prime should be able to view the game here. 

Below are all of the live streaming options for Saturday’s game.

NFL schedule Week 16

Friday, Dec. 25

Game
Kickoff time
TV channel
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints
4:30 p.m. ET
FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Saturday, Dec. 26

Game
Kickoff time
TV channel
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions
1 p.m. ET
NFL Network
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
4:30 p.m. ET
Amazon Prime Video
Miami Dolphins at Las Vegas Raiders
8:15 p.m. ET
NFL Network

Sunday, Dec. 27

Game
Kickoff time
TV channel
New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens
1 p.m. ET
Fox
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans
1 p.m. ET
CBS
Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars
1 p.m. ET
Fox
Atlanta Falcons at Kansas City Chiefs
1 p.m. ET
Fox
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
1 p.m. ET
CBS
Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
1 p.m. ET
CBS
Carolina Panthers at Washington Football Team
4:05 p.m. ET
CBS
Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers
4:05 p.m. ET
CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
4:25 p.m. ET
Fox
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
4:25 p.m. ET
Fox
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
8:20 p.m. ET
NBC

Monday, Dec. 28

Game
Kickoff time
TV channel
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
8:15 p.m. ET
ESPN