Super Bowl LVI is airing this Sunday, February 13th. Whether looking forward to the game itself or simply the commercials, many people are wondering how to see the big game. In this day and age, cable isn’t as popular as it used to be, and many families have opted not to renew their cable subscriptions. There are plenty of great sports streaming services and streaming devices out there, but which ones are the best for streaming the game? Luckily, football fans have several choices to choose from, ensuring they don’t miss out on Sunday’s festivities.
Peacock has quickly become a heavy hitter in the world of streaming. From original movies such as the heartwarming Psych 3 to being the home for shows such as The Office, it is no surprise. NBC owns Peacock, which means sports fans can watch Super Bowl LVI on the site. Peacock offers several tiers, and the premium tier offers live TV. If users have this tier, they will be able to stream the game. Peacock premium is also cheap, being only $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. After the game, users can enjoy a wide variety of shows and movies for this low price. Peacock is also the new home for WWE, making it an excellent sports streaming site.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV is part of Hulu’s premium plan. Through it, users can stream live tv from a large variety of stations, including NBC and ESPN. With this subscription, it is a breeze for fans to stream the game. The premium subscription is $6.99 a month. While this is a bit more expensive than Peacock, Hulu has a much more extensive selection of great tv shows and movies to stream afterward. Hulu is very user-friendly and remains one of the top streaming services, so fans can rest assured knowing they will have a great experience with the site. Hulu can be watched on practically any device that allows streaming, making it a great way to watch the game if one doesn’t have cable.
Fubo TV is one of the pricier streaming services, but it is the site other sports streaming sites wish they were. The site has 120 sports channels and hundreds of hours of Cloud DVR storage just on the basic plan. Fans can stream live games and enjoy a large selection of older games on an easy-to-use site. The basic plan has a hefty fee of $64.99 a month, but the ridiculous amount of sports content could make it worth it for hardcore fans. If the price tag is too much just to watch Super Bowl LVI, the site offers a seven-day free trial that can be canceled at any time, meaning Sunday is the perfect test run. Fubo TV is the Netflix of sports, even if the price is relatively high.
Youtube TV is, to many, the best cable alternative out there. The service is $64.99 a month, but this is way cheaper than cable, and one gets just as much if not more content depending on the plan. Youtube TV offers NBC, meaning that the game can be streamed. Similar to Fubo TV, users can do a trial period, so they don’t have to pay the hefty price tag just for one day. Youtube TV does have ads depending on the tier, but when it comes to the Super Bowl, the commercials are just as important as the game. Youtube TV is available on most devices, making it easy to watch the game on the go or on the big screen.
NFL Mobile App
Watching the game in the official NFL app has two big pros and cons. The pro is fans can watch the game free of charge. Every second of Super Bowl LVI will be available, from the game to the halftime show. The con is it can only be watched on mobile devices such as phones or tablets. To some, this may not be a big issue. Others may want to opt for a sports streaming app that is viewable on their TV. Still, watching the Super Bowl for free, including any of the trailers that air during it is something many people will sacrifice a big screen for.
DIRECTV is a cable giant, and they have put their hat in the streaming ring. Combining with AT&T TV, DIRECTV Now has a large selection of channels to watch live and an even bigger selection of on-demand titles. The bottom tier is $40 a month and offers 60 channels, including NBC, where the game will be shown. Unlike standard DIRECTV, there is no contract meaning users can cancel whenever they want. As usual, there is a trial so fans can watch the game and then cancel their subscription should they wish.
Super Bowl LVI will air on NBC, so it is fitting the official NBC app will allow users to watch the game. The app is free to download, and no subscription is unnecessary. Just enter cable info from a package that includes the channel, and the game is available to stream. NBC Sports and Peacock are the most official ways to watch the game. This is because it is coming straight from the source. The app can be viewed on any mobile device. NBC Sports is a great way to watch the Super Bowl for free.