It's Super Sunday! Super Bowl 53 (LIII) kicks off today at 6:30 p.m. ET, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams.
Super Bowl 53: New England vs. Los Angeles
Kickoff: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (Atlanta)
Spread: Patriots -2.5
And while you can always tune into the network broadcast on CBS, or listen to the big game on radio via Westwood One, you may be looking for other options to watch it, like streaming it on your mobile device, laptop, or smart TV. Here are some other options.
This season, most NFL games were split between the Fox and CBS networks, with ESPN and NBC getting a few games here and there. But CBS wins the big prize from the NFL by airing Super Bowl 53. Fans can stream the Super Bowl on CBS and watch it live on desktop and streaming media players. It costs $6 a month to use the service. However, if you're only interested in watching the big game, but don't want to use their service the rest of the year, CBS is allowing users to try it out for one free week. So, sign up, watch the game, and drop it.
CBS All Access App
When in doubt, go directly to the broadcaster for Super Bowl 53. According to their website, CBSSports.com will be streaming the game live Feb. 3 for free.
The good news for Verizon customer this season is that you could watch local football games for free as well as nationally televised matches, including the playoffs and the Super Bowl. But, of course, you'll need an app to do so, and this is only available on your mobile device. Fans will be able to stream games on the NFL Mobile app.
NFL Mobile App
This live streaming service has all the mainstream local channels available: NBC, ABC, FOX, and yes, CBS, which is airing Super Bowl 53. That means the Super Bowl is yours to watch on Feb. 3. The cost is $40 per month, but they offer a free trail. YouTubeTV allows you to watch it on your mobile devices, computer and TV via streaming apps.
This service, which starts at $40 per month (but again there's a free trial option), allows you to stream TV on your smartphone, computer, or big screen with a compatible streaming device. Available channels include ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports 1, ABC, NBCSN and CBS, which is airing Super Bowl 53. But it's not cheap.
What you need to know about Super Bowl 53.
The Patriots are playing in their third straight Super Bowl with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady looking for their sixth ring. The Rams have a chance to bring home a world championship to Los Angeles for the first time since the Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII back in 1983. This also serves as a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI that took place 17 years. Back then the Patriots were the young, upstart team led by a head coach who has yet to fully prove himself on the big stage and a quarterback who was finishing up his first season as the starter. New England was the underdog against Rams, who were in St. Louis, and featured the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense. The Patriots stymied the high-flying Rams and won 20-17 on a 48-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri with no time remaning.