In a world supersaturated with streaming services, finding a place to watch a live event on TV is still surprisingly not obvious. That's especially true for the Super Bowl. Luckily, there are still a few ways to watch the game live for free.
This Sunday, February 12, the Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Whether you're a huge football fan or you're more enthusiastic about catching commercials and eating snacks, we've detailed everything you need to know below. We've also included information on streaming the Puppy Bowl and the Great American Rescue Bowl—two serotonin-inducing animal-centric showdowns where everyone wins.
What Time Do the Events Start?
Super Bowl LVII (6:30 pm Eastern Standard Time): Kickoff for the 2023 Super Bowl is at 6:30 pm EST on Sunday, February 12. Pregame coverage begins at noon EST. It airs live on Fox. Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem, and Rihanna is the star of the halftime show.
Puppy Bowl XIX (2 pm Eastern): The 19th annual Puppy Bowl begins at 2 pm EST. It airs on Animal Planet. While Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have hosted the Puppy Bowl in previous years, there's no confirmation yet about who (if anyone) will be hosting the 2023 event. The Puppy Bowl XIX lineup includes more than 120 adoptable puppy players split across Team Ruff and Team Fluff. All of them compete for the—brace yourself—Lombarky trophy. Also, yes, there is a kitten halftime show (!!).
Great American Rescue Bowl (10:30 am Eastern and again at 4 pm): Hallmark canceled the Kitten Bowl, so it was absent from last year's Big Sports Games, but a new animal bowl that features cats is debuting on Sunday, February 12, at 10:30 am EST. A rerun will air at 4 pm EST. Hosted by the Great American Family channel (home of ex-Hallmark execs), the Great American Rescue Bowl will feature a spate of adoptable cats and dogs.
How to Stream the Super Bowl Without Cable
There are a few other workaround services for cord-cutters, with free trials available for new users (or new accounts). Just remember to cancel any free trials to avoid future charges. You can catch it for free using an over-the-air (OTA) antenna. Just check to see if you have Fox coverage in your area first. The services below offer on-demand programming and live TV channels via the internet. Most of them have a web livestream and work on Roku and more of the top streaming devices.
Stream It on a Live TV Service With a Free TrialFuboTV costs $75, billed quarterly, after a free one-week trial (150+ channels)Hulu + Live TV costs $70 after a free one-week trial (85+ channels)YouTube TV costs $55 for three months after a free two-week trial (100+ channels)Sling Orange & Blue costs $28 for your first month (50+ channels)Watch the Super Bowl Later, On Demand
NFL GamePass will let you watch the game after it's over (possibly starting around midnight) at your convenience on most major devices. It also has a free trial. Just be sure to put your phone away and stay away from every screen and person you know until you watch the game.
You Can Also Listen to the Super Bowl
How to Stream the Puppy Bowl and Great American Rescue Bowl
The services below offer live TV channels via the internet. Most of them can be watched via desktop and smartphone apps, and they work on Roku as well as our other favorite streaming devices. There are also free trials available to new users.
Remember to cancel before your trial period ends if you are not interested in subsequent charges. We suggest setting a reminder on your phone, calendar, or both. Be sure to check out our roundup of the Best Streaming Services for more information and details on the many different options.
Services With the Puppy Bowl and Great American Rescue Bowl: Only interested in furball football? Philo's $25 Live TV service has both Animal Planet and Great American Family channels, along with dozens of others, decent device support, and a free seven-day trial.
Services With Puppy Bowl and Super Bowl: You can catch both through YouTube TV, which has more than 85 channels. It typically costs $65 per month, but there's a limited-time promotion at $55 for the first three months (as well as a two-week free trial for new customers). Both bowls are available to stream through Sling TV.
Services With All Three Bowls: Fubo TV has a $75-per-month plan with about 150 channels, including the two you'll need to watch the respective events on Sunday, as well as a free seven-day trial. It's important to note here that Fubo bills customers quarterly instead of monthly. At $70 per month for the ad-supported plan, Hulu + Live TV has fewer channels than Fubo TV, but it also includes Disney+ and ESPN+. A free trial is available. Sling Orange & Blue is the cheapest option at $28 per month (only for your first month; it's $55 per month after that).
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