How To Watch the Super Bowl Online
It used to be that the only way to catch the big game was on the big screen – and that meant camping out in the living room or four hours at a local sports bar. But times have changed and so have our viewing options for Super Bowl Sunday. This year, virtually anyone with a laptop, tablet or smartphone can catch the game. All you need is a good network connection.
So, if you have to work this coming Sunday, or watching the game with 20 other hollering fans is just not your thing, then grab that laptop or mobile device and head for a quiet corner. Here are your 3 streaming choices:
As well as carrying the game on live TV, Fox Sports is streaming the whole game on its web site free of charge. Just log on to FoxSports.com from 2:00 pm ET on Sunday to catch the pregame, followed by game itself (6:30 pm ET), and the inevitable postgame wrap-up (10:00 pm ET).
Fox Sports GO
If you have an iPad or iPod touch – and you have the right TV provider – you can catch the game via the Fox Sports GO app. The app usually features live action and other sports shows from Fox Sports, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. This year, the Super Bowl has been added to a line-up that includes regular NFL games, NASCAR, NCAA Football and Basketball, and UEFA Champions League Soccer. (Due to restrictions, NFL games are not available on the iPhone.)
The app is free to download but you must be a subscriber with one of the Fox Sports GO partners. The current list includes AT&T U-verse, Cablevision Optimum, and Comcast XFINITY.
If you are planning on watching the game on your phone and you’re a Verizon customer, then you’re in luck. Download the free NFL Mobile app and subscribe to the $5 per month premium service, which includes full live streaming of Super Bowl XLVIII. Of course, it’s a little late in the season to take advantage of all the other live NFL programming and the huge video archive but it will give you a taste of one of the best sports apps currently available.
Note: Streaming video to a smartphone or cellular connected tablet can consume as much as 350MB of data per hour. Better to switch to Wi-Fi, so you can leave that data plan untouched!