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If you’ve cut the cord and plan to watch the 49ers and the Chiefs tip-off for the NFL Super Bowl game, there are several ways to stream the game live. Whether you plan to watch it on the big screen in your living room with your friends and family or on your phone while you’re on the go, you can catch the action on any device with a little preparation.
Super Bowl 54 airs live starting at 6:30 pm EST on FOX on Sunday, February 2, but you can get started with the pregame show at 2:00 pm. The Kansas City Chiefs face off against the San Francisco 49ers to compete for the Lombardi Trophy. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call the game, with sideline reporting from Erin Andrews and Chris Myers. Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and others are scheduled to appear in the halftime show.
The easiest and cheapest way to watch the Super Bowl is on your local FOX affiliate, which is free with an over-the-air antenna. If you haven’t taken the leap to watch over-the-air TV with an antenna, you’re missing out. You’ll get an HD signal with a better picture and sound quality than the compressed signal you have with a cable provider. Modern antennas are small, easy to install and cost less than $50.
Most people who live near a major urban television market can access local network broadcasts for free. See what channels you receive by entering your home address at NoCable. Your free report will show a list of stations, antenna recommendations, and directional tips for setting up your device.
It’s easy to stream the Super Bowl on your subscription streaming service, but if you’re not already subscribed, it’s a good time to start a free trial! To make Super Bowl viewing easy, make sure that whichever service you choose includes the local FOX affiliate.
Sling TV is the least expensive skinny bundle that carries sports, and it also has the most subscribers. Sling TV’s Blue package costs $30 per month after introductory pricing and includes local FOX affiliates in some locations. With this setup, you’ll also get the NFL Network so you can get the most up to date analysis and news coverage before and after the game.
Sling TV works with major internet streaming devices like Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, smart TVs, iOS and Android devices, and more.
The sports-centric streaming service is $54.99 per month after a one-week free trial and broadcasts some local affiliates. fuboTV works with all of the most common streaming devices, like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV, Android and iOS devices, and standard browsers. The service includes a cloud-based DVR with 30 hours of storage, upgradable to 500 hours.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu’s live TV service includes more local channels than most other streaming services, so there’s a good chance you’ll have the local FOX affiliate. Take advantage of the one-week free trial to get coverage in your area.
Hulu + Live TV works with all of the most common streaming devices, like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. The service includes a cloud-based DVR with 50 hours of storage and unlimited access to Hulu’s extensive on-demand library for $54.99/month.
YouTube TV is widely available to television markets across the country for $49.99 per month after a free trial. The service is compatible with all popular internet streaming devices, like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, smart TVs, Android and iOS devices, and web browsers. YouTube TV includes an unlimited DVR, 70 channels, and provides local FOX coverage in 90% of U.S. markets.
If you have a 4K HDR setup, create a FOX Sports profile to stream the Super Bowl live for free in 4K HDR the FOX Sports app. Download the FOX Sports app for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and other common internet streaming devices. You can also livestream the game for free on FOXSports.com without authentication.
Stream the Super Bowl for free in the Yahoo! Sports app or NFL mobile app. No subscription is required if you don’t mind watching on the small screen; viewing is limited to mobile devices only so you can’t AirPlay or Chromecast the game. You must enable location permissions to watch. Are you ready for some football?
Super Bowl parties usually boast an elaborate audio/visual setup and the best selection of food you can find. You’ll need an organized plan to make sure your entertainment setup is as good as your favorite team.
Cordcutting has completely transformed the way we watch TV, with a wide variety of options for streaming or watching the games over the air. Live broadcast coverage of the biggest game of the year is easy to add on to streaming services like Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV.
You can’t control whether your team wins or loses, but you can control whether or not you have a signal. No matter what streaming service you use, invest in an HD antenna as a backup plan. It’s an inexpensive insurance policy that can save you from having to pack up and go to the neighbor’s house.
Megan Southard is a writer, mom, technology enthusiast, and movie junkie. She dreads the day her kids have to explain gadgets to her and is old enough to say, "I was the remote for our TV growing up."
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