As a rule, if you want to watch the big game, (are we allowed to say “Super Bowl LI?), you need a cable subscription or an over-the-air antenna. While both of those are still valid options, you can also watch the big game on ALMOST any device you have available.
Kickoff takes place at 6:30 PM ET (3:30 PM PT) this Sunday, February 5th.
iPhones and Other Smartphones
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first thing. If you’re not a Verizon Wireless customer you are screwed. (That is what’s known as a technical term.) Verizon has the exclusive smartphone streaming rights for the game, and you have to be willing to pony-up for phone service through them, or you’re not going to see the game on your iPhone. Sorry about that, direct your anger to your nearest Verizon customer representative. (Kidding, don’t yell at them, they just work there, they don’t make the rules.)
If you are a Verizon customer, you can stream Super Bowl LI via the NFL Mobile app.
OTA and Cable
As we mentioned above, if you’re a cable subscriber or have an over-the-air antenna setup for your television, you’re good to go, just turn on your television and tune-in to the local Fox affiliate.
On the Web
While you usually need to confirm your cable or satellite subscriber credentials to view programs on FoxSportsGo.com, you won’t need to do that to view the big game in your browser. You’ll be able to view it via any computer or other device that has an up to date web browser installed. Perfect for when you’re stuck at the office doing weekend updates on all of the office drone’s machines.
iPad and Android Tablets
Apple TV, Xbox, and Other Set Top Boxes
The Fox Sports Go app is available on the Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox, and Amazon FireTV. The PS4 is notably missing from the list and isn’t listed on the Fox Sports Go site. If you know of any way to watch the big game on the PS4, let us know and we’ll add it here, and give you credit for the find.
Fox will be making highlights of the Super Bowl available in virtual reality this year via the Fox Sports VR app. The app is available for both iOS, Android and works with the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard-compatible headsets. Finally, something to use VR for besides motion sickness-inducing bad porn. The app does require you to login using your cable or satellite credential to view the VR highlights, so keep those memorized.
Enjoy the game, and drink responsibly. Especially if you plan on viewing the game highlights via your virtual reality headset. ::URP!::
(Information via Lifehacker)