This Sunday, at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT, the Eagles will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl. At stake for the Patriots would be a record six-time Super Bowl win; at stake for the Eagles, now America’s Team, would be proving Bill Burr wrong and finally winning a Super Bowl. And to this point, watching the Super Bowl anywhere without a TV antenna or cable connection has been a giant pain, but this year, everyone involved has realized it’s actually worth letting you just watch the game the way you want to watch it.
First of all, the big game is on NBC, this year, so you simply need access to an NBC affiliate, in most places. But, surprisingly, the NFL has cleared NBC to stream the Super Bowl for free on all its various platforms. That means you can stream the game via NBC.com or NBCSports.com, or you can use any of NBC’s collection of apps to stream the game, using either a set-top box like a Roku or an Apple TV, or an iOS or Android device. And no, you don’t need a cable subscription to log in to watch the game on any app, and, of course, NBC will happily stream you the ads, too. The only downside is there’s going to be a lag of a few seconds between the television broadcast and the stream of the game, so if you don’t want any big plays spoiled, stay off social media.
If you can’t actually watch the game, but still want to listen in, TuneIn is broadcasting Westwood One’s Super Bowl show, and will even offer you a choice between the national broadcast or the two local broadcasts for each team. So if you’re an Eagles or Pats fan and want the hometown experience, that’s another option. And, of course, you can follow along with us on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy the game, and the likelihood of several dozen Dilly Dilly ads.