Whether you’re tuning in for the game or just to see Justin Timberlake’s halftime show, chances are good you’ll be watching the Super Bowl when it airs Sunday, February 4. If you have a TV (or a friend with one) it’s easy to watch, as it’s airing on NBC and you don’t need cable to access it. But if you’re trying to stream the big game, that’s a little tougher.
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You can stream the Super Bowl thorugh NBC, using its NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple, Android and Windows devices, or through Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung or Xbox. But you have to sign in with the username and password from your TV provider to access it, and it’s only available in the United States.
If you don’t have a cable login, don’t despair. In December, the NFL and Verizon announced they would offer mobile streaming access for games, including the Super Bowl, through the NFL Mobile App, Yahoo Sports and Verizon’s streaming app, go90. But you don’t need to be a Verizon customer to watch the game through these apps.
If you’re in the UK, you can watch live coverage of the Super Bowl on the BBC, or stream it via BBC iPlayer. Australians can watch on Channel 7, or stream via 7Plus. Last year, CTV aired the Super Bowl in Canada and allowed streaming for Canadian viewers, but it’s unclear whether they’ll repeat that for 2018.
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Super Bowl LII will take place at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s the second time the game has been hosted there, and the last time it was in Minneapolis was 1992. Kickoff is usually set for about 6:30 PM EST, though you might want to log on a bit earlier than that to catch Pink singing the National Anthem. (And to get a head start on the best part of the Super Bowl: the commercials.)