Super Bowl LVII is just around the corner, but tickets to the game are hard to come by. In fact, the cheapest tickets to the game are currently going for around $5,000. But you don’t need to pay anything to catch all the action right from your living room, even if you don’t have cable. Here’s everything you need to know about how to stream the Super Bowl for free on your TV, streaming device, smartphone, and computer.
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What Time Does Super Bowl LVII Start?
Super Bowl 57 will take place on Sunday, February 12, at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This year, Fox will air the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, with the kickoff scheduled for 6:30 PM ET (3:30 PM PT).
The Apple Music Halftime Show will start around 8:00 PM ET (5:00 PM PT). Rihanna will headline the event, which usually lasts from 20 to 30 minutes.
How to Watch Super Bowl LVII on a TV for Free
To watch Super Bowl LVII for free, all you need to do is tune in to your local Fox channel with any cable or satellite service. If you don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, you can also use an over-the-air antenna to watch Fox on your TV for free, as long as you are in range.
Over-the-air antennas can pick up your local Fox affiliate station if you are within range of a broadcast tower. You can enter your zip code in the FCC’s DTV Reception Maps to see how strong the Fox signal is in your area.
If you’re not able to watch the Super Bowl on your TV, you can also stream the game for free using a streaming device or your phone, tablet, or computer.
How to Stream the Super Bowl on a Smart TV for Free
Since Fox has the broadcasting rights to the Super Bowl in 2023, you can stream the game with the Fox Sports app for free. However, the app will require you to log in with your cable or satellite provider’s information.
If you don’t have a cable subscription, there are a number of apps you can use to stream the Super Bowl by signing up for a free trial. This year, the best apps to download are FuboTV and YouTube TV because the Super Bowl will be available in 4K and HDR (high dynamic range) through these two distributors, according to Fox Sports.
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Both of these apps give you access to dozens of live TV channels, like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and many more. Once you sign up for a free trial, all you have to do is tune in to Fox to start streaming the Super Bowl live, just like you would with a regular cable TV.
FuboTV offers a free 7-day trial to new users, while YouTube TV offers a free trial that lasts up to 14 days, depending on your location. Both apps will require you to sign up with your credit card, and you will be automatically billed if you do not cancel your subscription before the free trial ends.
To watch the Super Bowl in 4K, you need to sign up for a FuboTV Elite membership, which starts at $85 a month. With YouTube TV, you will have to get the 4K Plus add-on to stream the game in ultra-high resolution, which costs $20 a month on top of the regular $65-a-month subscription fee.
You can also stream the Super Bowl with a free trial by downloading DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and many other apps, but the game will only be available in HD with these distributors.
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Most streaming services also work on smart TVs, streaming devices, smartphones, tablets, and even game consoles. So, you can download these apps on most devices to stream the Super Bowl for free. Just remember to cancel your subscription before the free trial period ends.
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How to Stream the Super Bowl on a Smartphone or Tablet
You can stream the Super Bowl on your smartphone or tablet using the FOX Sports app, as long as you have a cable or satellite subscription. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can use the NFL app, but you will need to pay $4.99 a month for an NFL+ subscription.
How to Stream the Super Bowl on a Computer for Free
You can stream the Super Bowl for free on any computer by going to FoxSports.com. However, this will only work if you already have access to Fox via your TV provider. Then simply sign in with your login credentials to stream the Super Bowl live.
If you do not have a cable subscription, you can always download FuboTV, YouTube TV, or any other streaming service on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Then you just have to sign up for a free trial.
What Do You Need to Stream the Super Bowl?
In order to stream the Super Bowl on your devices, you will need to have a strong, reliable WiFi signal. To stream in high-definition (HD) resolution, you will only need a download speed of at least 5 Mbps (megabits per second). If you want to stream in 4K, you will need at least 25 Mbps.
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