How to Watch the Super Bowl Online

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The Super Bowl is the biggest game of the year in the National Football League (NFL). Watch the Super Bowl online by live streaming. Live streaming is watching a show or event in real-time through the internet instead of using a digital antenna or paid TV service, such as cable or satellite.

What Channel is the Super Bowl On?

For Super Bowl LIII (53), NBC is the network selected to broadcast the game, which will take place on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. CBS is expected to broadcast the game through the CBS Sports app and on the internet at CBSSports.com, in addition to their over-the-air standard broadcast.

The NFL selects a network broadcaster for the Super Bowl on a year-by-year basis, so the primary broadcast network is often different each year. Fox, NBC, and CBS will rotate coverage through the end of the 2022 season. CBS will carry Super Bowl LIII in 2019 and Super Bowl LVI (56) in 2022.

Watch the Super Bowl CBS Broadcast

For most sports events, both the CBS Sports app and CBSSports.com require a paid cable or satellite TV provider log-in to watch, however, the NFL has requested that online broadcasts of the game are network-neutral so it’s likely CBS will waive the paid provider login requirement for the game. Watch for CBS to release more information on how and where to watch as game day approaches. Here is a list of the expected options to watch the Super Bowl CBS broadcast:

  • Standard TV broadcast on your local CBS station
  • CBS Sports app [iOSAndroid]
  • CBSSports.com
  • Sling TV (CBS live stream only offered in select markets through Sling)
  • Playstation Vue (CBS live stream only offered in select markets through Vue)
  • DIRECTV NOW (CBS live stream only offered in select markets through DIRECTV NOW)
  • Fubo TV (CBS live stream only offered in select markets through Fubo TV; get a free trial of the service here)
  • Hulu (requires the Live TV plan)

Options to Live Stream the Super Bowl Verizon Broadcast

Verizon Wireless has a (non-exclusive) agreement with the NFL to live stream regular season games, playoff games, and the Super Bowl. Verizon-provided live streams of NFL games were previously limited to Verizon customers, however, the company has announced they will provide a free live stream of Super Bowl LII available to anyone with an internet connection, no matter who the service provider is.

Watch for more detail from Verizon on which apps and online options they’ll use for the online stream as the game gets closer. Verizon owns AOL, Yahoo, and Yahoo Sports — any of which might offer access to a free live stream of the game. Verizon also frequently live streams special events on their YouTube channel, often with special features for YouTube viewers. Here is a list of possible options to watch the Super Bowl online free broadcast from Verizon:

More Options to Stream the Super Bowl

Considering the non-exclusive nature of Verizon’s current agreement with the NFL, there are a few more options that might offer a free live stream of the Super Bowl. Watch for updates in the two weeks or so leading up to the game to confirm if a free live stream will be offered by these additional options:

Watch the Super Bowl Outside of the United States

Not in the U.S.? You can watch, too! While not all of the networks in non-U.S. countries who will broadcast the game have been announced, the game often airs on the same networks internationally more consistently than in the States. Here are the most likely options for our friends in Canada and the United Kingdom:

  • Canada: CTV, CTV Two, TSN, and the CTV Go app
  • United Kingdom: BBC One, BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports NFL, and the Sky Go app

The website TotalSPORTEK often posts a full list of countries and channels planning to air the Super Bowl about a week before game day.

NFL fans outside of the U.S. can also set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access live streams through many of the options offered within the U.S. listed above.

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