Only one team is going to leave NRG Stadium in Houston as the winner of Super Bowl LI on Sunday, February 5. It’s down to the New England Patriots and the Atlantic Falcons. Based on the regular seasons both teams had, the game could be a real showdown that’s decided at the very end.
While the game will be broadcast live on FOX, streaming is an increasingly popular options among viewers. People are cutting the cord at record pace; therefore, FOX wants those without a TV provider subscription to be able to enjoy the game.
Let’s go through your viewing options to watch (or listen to) Super Bowl LI instead of watching traditionally on television.
The majority of streaming for this game will be done on FOX Sports Go across different devices. FOX announced a couple of weeks ago that Super Bowl LI will be available for free on its video streaming service. It’s a move that gives access to the game on the web, Android, iOS, Windows, Fire OS, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Xbox One without needing credentials from a TV provider.
Just launch FOX Sports Go at any point during the broadcast and you’ll get instant access. You won’t even miss the commercials as 170+ of the network’s affiliates agreed to integrate all advertisements on FOX Sports Go.
There’s just one viewing option that’s pretty limited. Verizon, through an exclusive deal with the NFL for all games, is the sole provider of the Super Bowl on phones. Because of this, you must be a Verizon customer with the NFL Mobile app on your phone to stream the game. Fortunately, Verizon’s deal with the NFL expires after this game. Hopefully the league realizes the hassle of the deal on the part of consumers and changes things up for the future.
Audio-only streaming can be done on TuneIn and its apps. The radio broadcast will be provided for TuneIn Premium subscribers alone, though. Otherwise you’ll have to find your local WestWood One Sports station to listen to the game live on the radio.
Before the game, FOX will be loaded with pregame coverage in the morning and afternoon. So you get wall-to-wall coverage from the NFL on FOX team for a whopping 7.5 hours prior to kickoff. The pregrame coverage is headed by the usual crew of Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, and Jay Glazer. They’ll be joined by many others from the FOX Sports family.
Here’s the pregrame schedule:
- NFL Films: Road to the Super Bowl @ 11:00AM ET
- Skip & Shannon: Undisputed @ 12:00PM ET
- FOX Super Bowl Kickoff @ 1:00PM ET
- FOX Super Bowl Sunday @ 2:00PM ET
Finally, Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlantic Falcons starts at 6:30PM ET on February 5. After select cast members of Hamilton perform “America the Beautiful,” Luke Bryan sings the national anthem. Then kickoff takes place at 6:40PM ET, and Lady Gaga will command the world’s attention during halftime for a highly anticipated set in Houston.
If you want to get pumped before the game, listen to the NFL on FOX theme that’s been around for over two decades.
Via: FOX Sports