This Sunday marks one of the biggest sports traditions of the year, the Super Bowl. This year, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In terms of broadcasting, the Super Bowl rotates between NBC, Fox, and CBS. This year, it’s NBC’s turn to broadcast the big game. But what options do you have for streaming? Read on to find out..
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Watch Super Bowl LII on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV:
In a somewhat generous move, NBC is streaming the Super Bowl to everyone for free – regardless of whether or not you have a cable login. All you have to do is download the NBC or NBC Sports application from the tvOS or iOS App Store and start streaming. This works on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Mac users can stream via the NBC website.
If you have issues streaming via the NBC app, whether it be bugs with the application or issues with the server or stream quality, there are other options.
While in past years, mobile iPhone streaming of the Super Bowl was limited to Verizon customers. That exclusivity period ended this year, however, so this year you can stream the Super Bowl directly on your iPhone via the Yahoo Sports application.
Furthermore, you can stream the game via the official NFL application on iPhone and iPad.
Last but not least, the Super Bowl will also be streaming on the host of streaming TV services, including DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Hulu with live TV, and others. These services offer free trials if you’d like to sign up purely for streaming the Super Bowl:
- Sling TV – Free 7-day trial
- DirecTV Now – Free 7-day trial
- YouTube TV – Free 7-day trial
- Hulu with Live TV – Free 30-day trial
All in all, this year marks the most open year for streaming the Super Bowl. The game is easily accessible via iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV – without carrier restrictions of any sort. Here’s hoping this becomes a trend moving forward.
Here are all of the details for Super Bowl LII, so you can get up-to-date before the big party:
- Teams: New England Patriots vs Philidelphia Eagles
- Where: Minneapolis, MN
- When: February 4th, 3:30PM PT/6:30PM ET
- Halftime Performer: Justin Timberlake
Will you be tuning in? Let us know down in the comments!