The fifty-third Super Bowl is set to take place on February 3, from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. It'll be the AFC Champion New England Patriots versus the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. This is actually going to be a rematch of Super Bowl 36, in which New England beat the, then St. Louis Rams. That marked the beginning of the dynasty that the Patriots have become.
Super Bowls usually rotate around various networks each year, between CBS, Fox and NBC. This year, it'll be broadcast on CBS. If you have cable, you'll be able to watch it without any fuss. But for the cordcutters out there, it might be a bit tougher to watch the biggest sporting event of the year (for the US at least).
CBSSports.com & CBS All Access
Believe it or not, you can actually watch the Super Bowl for free, without having to watch some shady stream you found in a forum or on Reddit. CBS will be streaming the Super Bowl on its sports website at CBSSports.com. The reason for it being available for free online, is because CBS and the NFL are already raking in a ton of money from the ads and want as many people watching as possible.
The CBS Sports apps on Android, Android TV, iOS, Roku and many other platforms will also stream the game for free. There may be a slight delay, however, compared to watching it via an over-the-air antenna.
If you have CBS All Access, then you'll also be able to watch the Super Bowl on your smart TV, smartphone or any other device. The streaming service starts at $5.99 for "limited commercials" and jumps to $9.99 for commercial-free. You'll find all of your favorite shows from CBS past and present on this streaming service, so it's actually worth it, if you have watch a lot of shows from CBS.
Watching via an Over-The-Air Antenna
For cordcutters, you should definitely have an OTA antenna at your home. This is going to allow you to get a handful of local channels for free, without paying for a streaming service. This includes ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, and much more. And if you pick one up, you'll be able to watch the Super Bowl on your big, beautiful TV, without having to watch it on a laptop. Which is a good option.
If you don't have an OTA antenna already, you can pick one up from Amazon pretty inexpensively. 1byone offers a pretty good OTA Antenna that is good for up to 80 miles. It also has some pretty strong reception, so even if you can't get it right in front of the window, it should still get you a good signal, regardless. You can pick it up from Amazon for around $25.
If you've cut the cord, but still want to watch sports like the Super Bowl, Fubo TV is likely the best bet for doing so. Fubo TV is geared towards sports, and the majority of its channels are sports channels. It does have CBS included, allowing you to watch the Super Bowl with Fubo TV. It also has regional sports networks like Fox and NBC. As well as NBC Sports, NFL Network, NBA TV and much more.
Fubo TV is actually pretty cheap, for what it offers. For 80 channels, you'll pay $45 per month, and if you want a few more sports channels you can upgrade to the $50 per month plan which has over 100 channels available. There is also cloud DVR included in the more expensive plan. So if you are a big sports fan, this is definitely the streaming TV service to check out. And you can also sign up for a free seven-day trial using the link down below.
NFL Mobile App
Say you're working or won't be home during the Super Bowl. You have another option for watching the game on your phone. And that's with the NFL Mobile app. This is going to allow you to watch the game on your smartphone or tablet for free. However, you won't be able to Cast it to your TV to watch on the big screen. But it is another way to watch the game for free, which is nice to have.
Recently, DIRECTV NOW has added CBS in most of the markets around the country. So it's another way to watch the game if you are a cordcutter. Of course, you'll want to check your zip code to be sure that you do actually get CBS in your area.
DIRECTV NOW's plans start at just $40 per month. That gets you about 65 channels, including all of your locals and a few other popular channels like CNN, Fox, FS1, History and USA to name a few. There are other plans that are priced at $55, $65 and $75 per month with 85, 105 and 125 channels respectively. With DIRECTV NOW, you can get Cloud DVR as well – though it's worth noting that this is still in beta for now.
As with most of the cordcutting services available, DIRECTV NOW does offer a free seven-day trial. Now if you have already signed up, or used your trial, you won't be able to use it again. But you can sign up at the link below for a free trial of DIRECTV NOW.
Here's another option for the cordcutters out there that still want to watch live TV. YouTube TV, which just recently announced that it is now available across the entire US – instead of just specific markets. YouTube TV does not feature different plans, it's one plan for all the channels that it offers, keeping it simplified. It's $40 per month for over 70 channels.
YouTube TV does of course have CBS available on its service, and it is now available in all markets. But you will still want to make sure that it is available in your market before you sign up, to watch the Super Bowl. With YouTube TV, you are able to DVR just about anything you want. YouTube TV offers unlimited Cloud DVR, so you can literally "record" everything and watch it anywhere.
Surprisingly, YouTube TV does give you a month-long trial. So you can really try out the service before you plunk down $40 for the service each month. You can sign up for the service using the link below.YouTube TV 30-Day Trial - YouTube
There are more ways than ever before to watch the Super Bowl this year. Whether you were looking to watch it on TV, your smartphone, tablet or another device. And there are more ways to watch it for free than ever before, which is a big deal as well. If you are a cordcutter there are plenty of options here, though the best option would likely be the CBS Sports app, since it is available on most TV platforms. Sling TV was not included in this list, and that is because it does not have CBS available, so you can't really watch the Super Bowl on Sling TV, unfortunately.
It all goes down on February 3, and it's bound to be a pretty impressive game between the Patriots and Rams.