How to Watch Super Bowl 2020 Without Cable?Ivy Gutierrez
An estimated 44.3 million households will be non-pay TV households in 2020, according to this report from eMarketer. Non-pay TV households include both the “cord-cutters” (users that used to pay for cable, but decided to “cut the cord”) and “cord-nevers” (users that never even had a cable subscription). And while TV viewership has been declining in the recent years, Super Bowl still manages to average around 100 million viewers. There is a plethora of options available to users that want to stream Super Bowl this Sunday, so let’s take a quick look at what is available.
Stream Video for Free
In the US, Super Bowl broadcasting is rotated every three years between NBC, CBS, and Fox. The 2020 Super Bowl will be aired live on Fox on Sunday, February 2nd 2020 at 5:30 PM CT.
You can stream the Super Bowl straight through the Fox Sports app and Fox Sports website. All you have to do is create a profile and Fox will let you watch the game for free through the app or online. You should be able to stream the device to your smart TV without any issues, as the app is compatible with many devices.
The official NFL app will also allow you to watch the game, as will Yahoo Sports app. These may be a better choice if you already use them and do not want to create multiple profiles and accounts elsewhere.
Hulu, Sling TV, and Fubo are popular options for streaming live TV and they come with a free 7-day trial. You will be providing your credit card number, so remember to set a reminder to cancel the trial if you do not want to keep using the service. Hulu, Sling TV and Fubo are popular options for streaming live TV and they come with a free 7 day trial. You will be providing your credit card number, so remember to set a reminder to cancel the trial if you do not want to keep using the service.
Super Bowl Streaming for Audio Only
If you are looking to listen to the Super Bowl, you can stream only the audio of the match via the following services:
- SiriusXM Radio: This streaming service is available in most newer cars. You may have even gotten a free subscription with your purchase. If you have it, great, you can listen to the Super Bowl on the go. If not, you can always try it for free here.
- TuneIn Radio Premium: TuneIn Premium will give you access to live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams. If this is something you are interested in, a free 30-day trial is available here.
- Westwood One Sports: Westwood One Sports calls itself “the radio home of the NFL” and it is available on different radio stations. In Texas, the local stations that will have the program are: ESPN Radio Dallas (KESN-FM 103.3), SportsRadio 610 in Houston, TX (KILT-AM 610) and 104.3 The River in Detroit, TX (KFYN-FM 104.3).
Be careful with Game Pass by NFL. Even though NFL’s website advertises this as an option for audio streaming the Super Bowl, the terms of service say it does not include live regular season, playoff, or Super Bowl game broadcasts. A condensed game in ~45 minutes with all plays should be available after the event is over, though.
So there you have it, folks. While you are chilling the drinks and preparing the snacks, also remember to test your broadcasting method before the show starts. You do not want any disruptions when the referee sounds his whistle!