The Super Bowl is upon us, and that entails the Kansas City Chiefs will play San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. (CNN) The Kansas City Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV next month. If you are not interest to either of those teams, you ll probably watch anyway, or maybe you be more excited about the crazy commercials, the Puppy Bowl, the Kitten Bowl, or Justin Timberlake half-time show.
Regardless which present tickles your imagination, it sometimes tough to figure out how to stream it without a cable subscription. Were here to help, loyal readers. Below is the Wired guide to streaming all three 2020 Bowls.
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What Time Do All These Events Start?
The Super Bowl LIV 2020 is scheduled to be played on February 2, 2020 will be at 6:30 PM at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, marking the seventh different decade for the Super Bowl.
How to Stream All The Bowls
For a complete day of baby animal cuteness and Super Bowl lunacy, youd commonly require a cable subscription so you get the NBC, Animal Planet, and Hallmark channels. Luckily, there are now a lot of Live TV streaming services that replicate cable for cheaper, and often have free trials.
DirecTV Now appears to be the only live TV service that has all three channels. Its “Live a Little” bundle has all three channels for $35 a month, along with 60 or so others. We recommend you use the free 7-day trial to your advantage.
There is one catch. To get NBC live, you must live in an area supported by a local NBC channel( details here ). If you encounter issues, use the free NBC Sports appor website. If prompted, prefer DirecTV Now as your Tv Provider. PS4 does not have this app .
How to Stream the Kitten Bowl
There are three purr fect services that will let you watch the Kitten Bowl. DirecTV is the service that has all three, so its still our picking for kitten devotees, but there are a couple more options.
If you dont care about the Puppy Bowl at all, best available Live TV service is Sling TV. Order the standard $ 20 Orange bundle( with a 7-day free trial) and add on the$ 5 Lifestyle package to get the Hallmark channel. If youd like to watch the Super Bowl too( and dont want to fiddle with the free NBC Sports app ), buy the $25 Blue bundle and add the Lifestyle package to it instead. Sling TV is compatible with most devices.
Fubo TV is an alternative to Sling. It comes with a larger $45 price tag, but has 80 channels including Hallmark and NBC–and a free 7-day trial.
If you run into difficulty watching the Super Bowl on any of these services, use the NBC Sports app or website instead. If prompted, create an account by selecting Fubo, Sling, or DirecTV as your TV provider. PS4 does not have these apps .
How to Stream the Puppy Bowl
You scarcely belong on the internet if you hate cats, but skipping the Kitten Bowl does open your streaming alternatives up. DirecTV Nows 7-day free trial is still your best option, but there is one more.
PlayStation Vue carries NBC and Animal Planet on its “Access” plan for $ 40 per month and has a 5-day free trial. Just browse to Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl and NBC for the Super Bowl. Vue is available on PS4, PS3, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, and on the web at psvue.com/ watch.
Be sure to check to make sure youre in one of the cities with live NBC coverage to make sure you can stream the Super Bowl. Test NBC in the app in advance to know if it will work.
If the Super Bowl river isnt working, use the NBC Sports app or website. They should be free, but if inspired, create a login with PlayStation Vue or DirecTV Now as your TV Provider. PS4 proprietors will need to use Vue .
How to Stream the Super Bowl
If you arent feeling cuddly and want to get straight to over-analyzing Tom Bradys hand injury, well, there are a lot of options for you.
Watch Free Without Logging In
NBC is offering free online livestreaming beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET with the Super Bowl pre-game show, right through the end of the game. You should not have to log in to access the feed upon web browsers, iPhone/ iPad, or Android. The mobile apps are Chromecast enabled, which is a $35 device that enable streaming on your TV.
Unlike previous years, the NFL put out a press release claiming you can also keep watching the Super Bowl live on Verizons apps, even if you arent a Verizon Wireless subscriber. This info is contradicted in a FAQ, but were still hopeful. These include iPhone/ iPad and Android support for the NFL App, Yahoo Sports app, and Go9 0.
PS4 owneds should use the live TV streaming service, PlayStation Vue. Theres a chance that the NFL app will show the game for free, and may have on-demand via GamePass, but its unclear .
Watch It On a Live TV Service with a Free Trial
Nearly every Live TV service has NBC and a free trial. Sling Tv is our favourite. Its $25 for the Blue package with NBC and free for 7 days( make sure the Super Bowl is available in your zipcode ). Sling has a massive list of supported devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android telephones, iPhone, iPad, Android TV, Samsung smart TVs, LG smart TVs, Fire Tablets, and Xbox One. You can also Chromecast it from an iPad, Android device, iPhone, or Chrome Browser.
Sling isn &# x27; t your only option. DirecTV Now is $35 and free for 7 days, PlayStation Vue is $40 and free for 5 days( only option for PS4 owneds ), Hulu Live is $40 and free for 7 days, YouTube TV is $35 and free for 7 days, and FuboTV is $45 per month and free for 7 days. CordCutterNews has a great device compatibility listing for every service.
Watch Free Using a Digital Antenna
If you think you might live close enough to pick up a live NBC broadcast, you can purchase a digital indoor TV antenna. We &# x27; ve had good luck with flat window antennas. This $ 26 antenna looks like a solid picking and has good scope. Just stick it right on your window, aimed in the general direction of the stations youre hoping to reach, if at all possible, and go to ANT in your TVs input list.
A decent antenna from Winegard are published via Amazon Prime Now same-day delivery in some areas, as well.
Watch the Super Bowl Later, On Demand
The NFL GamePass will let you watch the game starting Monday( 12 a.m. ET midnight) at your convenience on most major devices, and it also has a free trial. Just be sure to put your phone away and stay away from every screen and person you know until you watch it.
You Can Also Listen to the Super Bowl
If none of these solutions run, I can only imagine you need a new Tv or a new Tv streaming box( simply buy a Roku ). Or maybe only bite the bullet and order cable. It would be tragic to miss all the puppies, kittens, Eagles, and Patriots this Sunday.
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