Super Bowl LIII is happening this Sunday, Feb. 3. But what if you want to see the Rams play the Patriots, but you don’t have a cable subscription?
The big game will officially kick off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. In other words, you still have a couple days to prepare. Luckily, if you have an Apple device, you have some easy options to watch the Super Bowl. Here’s how.
CBS will be televising the big game on their channel, but the broadcasting company will also be streaming it for free through the CBS Sports app.
The app is available for a variety of platforms, including iOS and tvOS. That means you can stream the big game directly without any complications on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
It’s worth noting that the CBS Sports app does support AirPlay and Google Chromecast. So you have some streaming flexibility, too.
Alternatively, if you have a Mac or PC, you can watch the event in a browser at CBSSports.com.
If you want to catch the game and all you have is an iOS device, one of the best options may be the official NFL app.
You can watch the Super Bowl for free on the app on iPhone or iPad. But, unfortunately, you’ll only be able to catch the game on the small screen.
The NFL app doesn’t support AirPlay, HDMI out, or Google Cast — so you won’t be able to push the video stream to a TV. That’s the case even if you pay for an NFL Game Pass or a cable subscription.
Still, if you’re content to watch on an iPhone or iPad, it’s a solid choice.
There are some other options available, including cord-cutter subscription services that include the CBS channel as part of their bundle.
While all three options actually cost money, they do offer free trials. As long as you haven’t signed up for them before, you can get up to 1 week free before the big game.
Just make sure to cancel the trial before the week is up. Unless, of course, you’ve been in the market for a cord-streaming subscription anyway.