An easy guide to finding the Super Bowl online, with links to popular streaming apps
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ET, live from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. While you can always tun into the network broadcast on FOX 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 smart TV, phone, or laptop. Whatever the reason, we're here to give you some options.
Hopefully you've figured it out by now, but Yahoo Sports has been broadcasting every NFL game for free on their mobile app. That continues in the playoffs, so you can watch the Super Bowl directly from your smartphone.
As has been the case for the past decade-plus, most NFL games were split between the FOX and CBS, with ESPN and NBC getting a few primetime. But FOX wins the big prize from the NFL by airing Super Bowl LIV. Fans can stream the Super Bowl on FOX and watch it live on desktop and streaming media players. You will need a cable log-in to use FOX Sports Live, though, so keep that in mind.
This package can be a little pricy at $54.99 per month, but it's an excellent value with Hulu's catalog of TV shows, movies, and original content. If you're already interested in getting ESPN+ and Disney+, you can bundle those for an even better deal. But if you only want to watch the Super Bowl, they do include a one-week free trial to watch the Niners and Chiefs at no cost.
This live streaming service has all the mainstream local channels available: NBC, ABC, CBS, and yes, FOX, which is airing Super Bowl LIV. That means the Super Bowl is yours to watch on Feb. 2. It costs $49.99 per month, but they offer a free trial. YouTubeTV allows you to watch it on your mobile devices, computer, and TV via streaming apps.
This option is more costly than YouTubeTV at a monthly expense of $54.99, but it also includes a one-week free trial in case you want to watch for free but already used a free trial elsewhere.
This service, which starts at $50 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, CBS, FS1, ABC, NBCSN and FOX, which is airing Super Bowl LIV. But it's not cheap.
This is the most old-school option, but TV antenna technology has come a long way. Most areas of the US can pick up more than a dozen channels including NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX in 1080p HD. There's no recurring fee for using it — unlike a cable subscription — and you can find many online for as low as $20.