It feels great to stick it to the cable (or satellite) company and cut the cord once and for all, rather than continue to pay for bloated TV packages with a handful of channels you actually watch, and a whole bunch more that you don’t. That’s all well and good, but what if you want to watch Super Bowl
LIII? Good news, cord cutters, you won’t need a traditional cable package to watch the 2019 Super Bowl.
Of course, that’s still the easiest route. If you subscribe to a cable or satellite TV service, then you probably have access to local channels through your package. This year’s Super Bowl will air on CBS on Sunday, February 3, at 6:30 pm ET.
The game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and will pit the winner of today’s Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints versus the victor between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. It is one of the biggest events in entertainment, and companies pay big bucks to advertise their goods throughout the game. So, it behooves CBS and its advertisers to reach as many eyeballs as possible.
Where Can I Livestream The Super Bowl?
You will be able to livestream the Super Bowl on CBSSports.com, and if you head there right now, there’s a countdown ticker.
CBS will also make the big game available through its paid CBS All Access service, which runs $5.99 per month for the Limited Commercials tier and $9.99 per month for the Commercial Free tier (there will still be “promotional interruptions” during live TV events like the Super Bowl). If all you are interested in is the Super Bowl, you can take advantage of the one-week free trial, and then cancel after the game.
In addition, CBS will be streaming the Super Bowl on its CBS Sports app to watch on Android and iOS devices, along with connected TVs (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast). While not mentioned on CBS’s website, you should also be able to stream the game via its app to the Xbox One, Android TV, and select Samsung Smart TVs.
There are other ways to stream the game as well, though only to mobile devices. Both the NFL Mobile app (Android and iOS) and Yahoo Sports app (Android and iOS) will offer free access to the game on smartphones and tablets. Just be advised that you won’t be able to cast the game to a big screen TV (or even a little screen TV).
What Other Options Do I Have?
If none of the above work for you, there are other options. One is to purchase an over-the-air antenna. This will vary by location, but depending on where you live, a relatively cheap antenna could allow you to tune into CBS to the watch the Super Bowl live. Just pick one up early so you can ensure that it works, rather than waiting until the last minute (especially if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party).
Unfortunately, Sling TV subscribers are out of luck. CBS is not available on Sling TV (boo!), and by extension, neither is this year’s Super Bowl. However, other options include:
- Hulu with Live TV ($39.99 per month, 7-day free trial available)
- DirecTV Now ($40 per month, 7-day free trial available)
- YouTube TV ($40 per month, 7-day trial available)
- PlayStation Vue Access ($44.99 per month, 5-day free trial available)
- FuboTV ($39.99 per month, 7-day free trial available)
Remember, preparation is key. If you’re rolling with any of the above services, give yourself time to log in to make sure that (A) CBS is available in your area, and (B) that everything is working properly. That way you can sit back and relax during the Super Bowl, and hopefully watch the New England Patriots add to their dynasty!