The biggest sporting event of the year, is set to take place next month. And after the AFC and NFC Championship games took place this past weekend, we now know who will be playing at the Super Bowl this year.
Super Bowl LIV (54) will be hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. This is where the Miami Dolphins normally play their home games, and a number of College Bowl Games also are played here.
The Super Bowl has been the biggest sporting event of the year, for many years now. Many companies spend millions of dollars for 10-second long commercials that play during the Super Bowl. And many companies also will announce and show clips of these ads, leading up to the big game. In fact, some people watch the game simply for the commercials or the half-time show. So to say that it's not a big deal, would be an understatement.
This year, both Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump have spent $10 million on a 10-second ad for their presidential campaigns. But you can also expect ads from Budweiser, Pepsi and many others during the Super Bowl. And you'll likely see some new trailers for new movies that are coming later this year. The Super Bowl is the best time to release those trailers, since there are more eyeballs than ever on those ads.
Who's playing in Super Bowl 2020?
The NFC Champion, San Francisco 49ers will be taking on the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs. This will be the 49ers' seventh appearance on the big stage. With a win this year, the 49ers can tie the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins at six a piece. While the Chiefs' haven't won a Super Bowl in 50 years.
Many are going to be relieved that there are some new faces in the Super Bowl this year, instead of the New England Patriots, who seem to be there every single year.
What time does the Super Bowl start?
The Super Bowl will take place on February 2. Kick-off is set for 6:30PM EST. This is the same time that it kicks off every single year.
However, since this is the biggest sporting event of the year, there will be many hours of pre-game coverage starting earlier in the day. And even some the day before the Super Bowl.
This year, the Super Bowl will be on FOX. The three major networks that carry NFL games (CBS, FOX and NBC) rotate who hosts the Super Bowl. And this year, it's FOX's turn to host the Super Bowl. Meaning that your favorite analysts like Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan will be at the Super Bowl this year.
How To Watch Super Bowl 2020
There are many, many ways to watch the Super Bowl this year. Any streaming service that has FOX available, will be a good option. You can also watch via an OTA antenna, or even on FOX Sports' website for free. Which for cordcutters, that might be the best bet.
FOX is a "local" channel, meaning that it is free. And all you need to do is get an antenna and put it in your window to get it and a few other channels. Since you aren't going to be paying monthly for this antenna, it's the cheapest way to get FOX for the Super Bowl and beyond. It will also include channels like ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as a few others, depending on your market.
Amazon has a few great options for OTA Antennas that won't cost a fortune. Like this one here, that is priced at $25.99. It offers 120-mile range too. Which is going to be good for those that are in the sticks and might be far away from a particular market.
If you are looking for a streaming TV service, then Sling TV is likely going to be your best bet. It does have FOX, and it's also the cheapest streaming service available right now.
It's important to remember that Sling TV does not offer FOX in all markets. It is only available in select markets. So that is something you're going to want to check out before you sign up. But it is available in its Sling Blue package, which is $30 per month. Or you can get Sling Blue and Orange together for $45 per month.
Fubo TV is not cheap necessarily, but it does have a ton of channels available, which makes its $59.99 per month price, pretty good.
For that $59.99 price tag, you are getting 103 channels included, as well as 500 hours of cloud DVR space. And in that 103 channels, you are getting all of your locals and that does include FOX. There is of course, a free trial available. So if you were looking to try it out before you purchase, you can do that too.
This is going to be the most popular option, simply because of the features and its price. YouTube TV has all of the local channels in all (but a handful of) markets around the country. So it most likely has your local FOX affiliate.
YouTube TV also offers 70+ channels for $49.99 per month, making it cheaper than Fubo TV. But where it really shines is in its cloud DVR. You see, YouTube TV allows you to record everything, since it offers unlimited cloud DVR. Which you can access from anywhere, and all content stays in your DVR for nine months. That's a feature that you will not find anywhere else.
Watch on FOX Sports' website
The best, and least expensive way to watch Super Bowl 2020, is going to be via the FOX Sports website. All you need to do is sign in or sign up, and you'll be able to watch it in 4K glory. Which is going to be very impressive. Of course, you can only watch it in 4K if you are watching it on a 4K display (monitor or TV).
Now, you also have the ability to watch it on the FOX Sports app. Which is available on virtually every platform, including Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 is the only platform missing.
Whether you watch football or not, you're going to want to watch Super Bowl 2020. There won't be any other content on, as other networks know not to even try to compete with the Super Bowl. And there are plenty of other reasons to watch. The National Anthem which is being performed by Demi Lovato. Or the half-time show by Jennifer Lopez. And of course, the many, many commercials that companies paid tens of millions of dollars for.
It all goes down on February 2 starting at 6:30PM EST, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.