Will you be working or have no access to a TV or cable for Super Bowl XLVIII?
Fox Sports will live stream this year’s Super Bowl for free on its website and iOS app including the game, commercials, and even the halftime show. They’re also giving free English and Spanish “preview” access for a few key hours during Super Bowl Sunday on the Fox Sports Go app for other shows, which will only stream to iPads and PCs.
Fox Sports Go typically requires that you verify that you’re already paying for cable before you can watch online.
There are a few cons to this complimentary service. One is that due to the NFL’s deal with Verizon, Fox Sports won’t be allowed to stream the game to smartphones, only desktop computers and iPads. If you want to watch on your phone, you’ll need a $5-per-month subscription to Verizon’s NFL Mobile service. Also there’s no Fox Sports Go app for Android tablet users. The last disappoint with this is that you may miss some of the best Super Bowl commercials. Since Fox sold its online ad slots separately, the ones that appear in the online feed won’t necessarily be the same ones the rest of the country is laughing at and watching during the big game.
Super Bowl XLVIII is set to begin at 6:25p.m. EST on February 2, so grab those snacks, your iPad and stream away thanks to Fox Sports.
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