You won’t need cable TV to watch Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, thanks to NBC. The network is going all out on Super Stream Sunday, giving Patriots and Seahawks fans the opportunity to watch the game and Halftime Show not only on TV, but live streaming on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Best part? It’s free, which means you will have more money for things that matter, like hot wings, pizza, and beer.
— NFL (@nfl) January 19, 2015
Kickoff time for the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks game is 6:30 p.m. ET on February 1, but there will be more to watch than just the game. NBC states that the network will be live streaming 11 hours of Super Bowl programming starting at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday — and no, you don’t need a cable subscription to watch. This is the first time NBC has added the Halftime Show to live stream Super Bowl coverage, and that’s good news if you’re a Katy Perry fan — she will be headlining the show along with Lenny Kravitz.
If you are lucky enough to have tickets to Super Bowl 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, NBC live streaming will not be available on your smartphone or tablet while you’re at the game. The Verge states that Seahawks and Pats fans who are attending the game will have to use a specialized mobile app that was reportedly designed to be a companion for watching the game live. The app will come in handy for anyone who doesn’t want to miss a minute of the game, even if they are in the restroom or at the snack bar.
Verizon customers can also download Verizon’s NFL Mobile app and watch the entire game live streaming on their smartphone or tablet. This free app is available to customers with the “More Everything” plan.
While you’re watching the showdown between the Patriots and the Seahawks on Sunday, sign in to Twitter and catch all of the commentary from both the media and fans. Expect to see endless tweets about DeflateGate when Pats QB Tom Brady takes the field.
Tom Brady — Ball So Hard… (Deflate-Gate Remix): http://t.co/dIcDHbFQAG I lol’d.
— Kara (@_Karaaaa_) January 24, 2015
Watch Super Bowl 2015 live on NBC Live Extra on Sunday, February 1. Coverage of the Patriots vs. Seahawks game starts at noon and kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. ET.
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