For the first time this summer, the 49ers’ four preseason games will be made available live on the team’s official website for viewers in the Bay Area and most of Northern California.

The 49ers became the first NFL team to activate streaming rights with their local broadcast partner (KPIX, Ch. 5) for the exhibition season. The NFL this month sent a memo to all teams outlining guidelines for working with their local broadcast partner to expand digital distribution of the preseason games. The 49ers on Thursday became the first team to announce it will provide live-streaming of each of its preseason games.

The games will not be available for Internet users nationally or internationally. The games can be accessed free of charge on 49ers.com in the 49ers' primary and secondary markets.

The 49ers open the preseason on Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers will also play travel to Houston and Indianapolis for games on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 25, respectively. The 49ers close out the preseason on Thursday, Aug. 30, at home against the Los Angeles Chargers.

The KPIX preseason telecasts feature the 49ers’ radio broadcast team of Ted Robinson and Tim Ryan in the booth with KPIX sports director Dennis O’Donnell as the sideline reporter.