The Super Bowl has progressively grown in popularity to become one of the world’s most celebrated sporting events, with hundreds of millions of viewers each year. This football game pulls in a wide range of viewers, including those who enjoy the game, those who cannot tell the difference between a running back and cornerback, and those who just enjoy the halftime show or Super Cowl commercials. In the past, fans had limited viewing options, being forced to either attend the live event at the stadium or catch it on their local TV network. Fortunately, this is no longer the case, as you can watch SuperBowl online, even if you do not have a TV.
For those without access to awesome HDTVs and/or live game broadcasts, and cord cutters, you can access the Super Bowl live stream from your Macs, PCs, or mobile devices, while at home, the office, or travelling. The following are some places to watch the Super Bowl online for free.
Fox was the official home of the 2014 super bowl live stream, in addition to broadcasting the football game on the Fox network. In 2014, Fox offered the SuperBowl live stream on its FOXSportsGo website. Typically, this platform requires the user to have an authentication from their cable provider, but for the 2014 Super Bowl coverage, the network suspended that requirement, giving live access to all users without having to sign in. PC users could watch the Super Bowl online at FOXSports.com, while mobile device users accessed the stream via the FOX Sports app.
FOX coverage is availed in both English and Spanish languages, courtesy of Fox Deportes. The FOX Sports app is feature packed to offer you all the sports and news you need. Some of its features include live scores, top news, detailed stats, local coverage, GameTrax, personalized scoreboard, exclusive commentary, and FOX Sports radio. Unfortunately, the FOX app is an iPad-only feature, which means that iPhones and other smartphones, including all Android devices, cannot stream the game from FOX, owing to the NFL agreement with Verizon for streaming on mobile devices.
NFL Mobile on Verizon
The deal between NFL and Verizon makes the latter the only cellular provider that can stream the football game on smartphones. This basically means that you must be subscribed to Verizon Wireless, and then upgrade to the NFL Premium Features package, which costs 5 USD per month, to watch the Super Bowl on your tablet or smartphone. Upon subscribing to the Premium features, you can use any of the NFL mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows phone, and Blackberry, to live-stream the action.
Ustream.tv is an online platform that hosts content put up by their subscribers, which means that whether or not you will be able to watch the Super Bowl on this site will come down to if one of the users decides to broadcast it. Odds are that several users will, but the quality of the stream depends on the host’s broadcasting equipment and internet connection. There are many variables with this option, but some of the best things about it are that the user interface is simple and very easy to use, and that you don’t have to put up with annoying pop-ups during the feed.
My Peer-to-Peer (MyP2P)
This is an international, free sport streams style platform that allows users from around the world to view any live event by simply clicking on the game’s link without any problems or hassles. You will, however, have to get used to multiple ads for sportsbooks that keep interrupting the stream, unless you install solid pop up blockers for your browser. MyP2P has a massive list of sporting events from all over the globe, including multiple Super Bowl streams. It is a great place to tune into your favorite game, especially when you encounter problems on other sites due to heavy traffic.
First Row Sports
First Row Sports features numerous streams for live sporting events, including those for streaming the Super Bowl online. While there are multiple links for any particular event, the streams are not equal, which means that you will have to hop between streams to find the one that plays, sounds, and looks the best. You will have to get used to the numerous ads, pop-ups, and other annoyances during the stream, but you can install an ad blocker for your browser to enjoy an uninterrupted viewing.
Are there other options to watch the SuperBowl online?
There are many other sites like Ustream and FirstRowSports where you can watch the Super Bowl online for free, if you do not want to use the NFL and FOX apps, as well as some other options like:
Aereo: this is a good choice for fans with a TV, but no cable subscription. Aereo is an internet-based antenna service, which allows users to stream local TV channels, such as FOX, on their TV or mobile devices. Unfortunately, the company’s coverage area is quite small, so you should first check if it is available near you.
Slingbox: this is a streaming media device that connects to your TV, giving you the capability to remotely watch and control programs on your PC, tablet, or smartphone, provided there is an internet connection. This is an awesome product, though it is quite expensive, retaining for between $180 and $300.
So, there are many ways to watch the Super Bowl online, some for free, and others at a price, but whichever your choice, you need a good internet connection for fast and continuous feed. If you have a slow internet connection, or cannot access the live stream for some reason, you can still keep track of the Super Bowl via ESPN, NFL.com, or NFL Network.
ESPN offers a lot of pre-game info, video clips, and analysis online and via their Xbox app. Wiziwig.tv.