The biggest sporting event of the year, NFL Super Bowl XLIX will take place on Sunday, February 1, starting 6:30 pm ET. The Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona. Over the past several years, people have been looking for proper ways to watch the Super Bowl live online, but were usually forced to look for shady live streaming services. Luckily, this year, NBC will be airing the Super Bowl live for anyone with a computer or iPad/iPhone, for no charge at all.
Although, the Super Bowl 2015 streaming is completely free to watch on your PC, Mac or iPad, you need to shell out five bucks as subscription fee, if you want to watch Super Bowl on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Phone. This is because, Verizon owns the rights to broadcast this and other National Football League games on smartphones in the US. To watch the Super Bowl on your phone, you’ll need to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber and pay $5 through the NFL Now apps for iOS, Android, Windows, or BlackBerry.
How to Watch Super Bowl on Computer
If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl 2015 on your PC or Mac, head to NBC Sports Live Extra and the live stream will be available for free from 12 a.m. Feb. 1 to 3 a.m. Feb. 2, Eastern time. Yes, you don’t need to have a cable subscription to watch this Super Bowl live stream.
How to Watch Super Bowl on iPad/android tablet
If you plan on watching the Super Bowl from your iPad or android tablet, you just need to download the NBC Sports Live Extra apps for iOS, Android, and Windows tablets. And let’s be clear, this will work only on tablets and not on phones.
How to Watch Super Bowl on Smartphones
As mentioned earlier, you don’t get to watch Super Bowl XLIX for free on phones unlike on tablets. That’s because Verizon owns the rights to broadcast this and other National Football League games on smartphones in the US. To watch the Super Bowl on your phone, you’ll need to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber and pay $5 through the NFL Now apps for iOS, Android, Windows, or BlackBerry.
If you live outside US
In case you’re traveling outside US, you’d see that the above services won’t work. But then, you can use one of these free VPN services to watch Super Bowl 2015 live on your PC/Mac/iPad/smartphone.
If you are in United Kingdom, Channel 4 has taken the Super Bowl streaming rights from BBC. So keep an eye on their live streaming section as we expect them to live stream Super Bowl in UK this year. To watch on mobile devices, you can’t use Channel 4’s app, but TVCatchup, which streams free-to-air television channels, should work. Sky customers can also get the game on Sky Sports or the Sky Go apps for iOS and Android.
Alternatively, if you have NFL Gamepass subscription, you don’t have to worry about VPN, and can watch the Super Bowl from anywhere. Worst case, you can check our updated “Watch NFL Online” post for additional links.