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How to Stream the Super Bowl 2024 (and the Best TV Deals for the Big Game)

How to Stream the Super Bowl
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Updated February 7, 2024

It’s time yet again for the best of the best in the NFL to go head-to-head to compete for the famed Lombardi Trophy. In recent years, streaming live sports has been challenging as there are so many different networks, TV streaming services, and streaming apps from which to choose. The Super Bowl is no different—the game changes television networks nearly every year. As somebody who’s spent hours and hours juggling various apps, logins, VPNs (for local game blackout restrictions), and a litany of live TV streaming services—and also as a huge fan of the NFL and sports—it’s my duty to ensure you're ready to watch Super Bowl LVIII stress-free and confident. Get your snacks and drinks, don’t miss the commercials, and prepare for a great time no matter how or where you watch the big match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

What to consider when deciding how to watch Super Bowl LVIII

Streaming vs TV/Cable

There are differences and challenges depending on if you’ve cut the cord and gone to streaming or still have a traditional TV/cable package. Streaming will almost certainly require a paid subscription from one of the major provider’s apps, while the game will be readily available with a basic television plan.

Are you watching on a smart TV, USB stick, or other streaming device?

If you recently cut the cord and have a smart TV, you may already have access to the necessary app to watch the Super Bowl live. Check your app library and confirm you have the appropriate, most up-to-date version of the app.

Does your current streaming service/device carry the right app/network?

Since the national cable provider changes every year for the Super Bowl, you’ll want to be sure you have access to the correct app/network. This year you’ll want to have access to CBS, or Nickelodeon (for the kiddos).

How to stream Super Bowl LVIII on TV/cable

The Super Bowl in 2024 has exclusive streaming and broadcasting rights with CBS. As long as your television package comes with CBS, you’ll be able to watch the game easily. You can also use your cable provider account login to access the CBS.com app and stream the game from anywhere. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly Super Bowl broadcast, Nickelodeon offers one with live coverage featuring your favorite characters.

How to stream Super Bowl LVIII 2024 online

A few streaming services allow you to stream the big game digitally this year, ranging in price and utility outside of streaming the Super Bowl.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus is an excellent choice for a cheap option to get access to the Super Bowl in 2024. Watch CBS right from the app for the big game, and then feel free to explore the awesome content on Paramount Plus afterwards. You’ll find everything from new drama series, exclusive Paramount movies, live TV and sports including Premier League soccer matches, classic Nickelodeon favorites, and the option to add on Showtime with your subscription. Also keep an eye out for the free trial option for first-time users.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus

Hulu + Live TV

There are a variety of pricing tiers based on your needs, so Hulu + Live TV is a great option whether you’re new to streaming or looking to switch up your current live channel streaming provider. The live package includes ESPN+, Disney Plus, and Hulu exclusive programming, as well as a huge collection of series, movies, and more.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV

How to watch Super Bowl LVIII with a VPN

A VPN or “virtual private network” lets you obscure your IP address to help keep your data and information secure while you’re online on various internet connected devices. It also offers the benefit of allowing you to use servers in areas outside of your locale. If you’re outside of the U.S. and are unable to watch the game due to location, you can download a VPN on your streaming device and use a U.S.-based server.

Utilizing a VPN is super simple, too. After you have downloaded and installed your VPN of choice on your device(s). You find a server in the country/state/province/city where your desired sporting event is being broadcast, select the server, and then fire up whichever app you are using to stream. If you aren’t sure where an event is streaming, you can find that information with a quick web search like “Which countries are streaming the Super Bowl in 2024”. Honestly, I can’t recommend a VPN enough, well beyond the Super Bowl and more.

NordVPN

This is a solid option with a variety of servers and pricing tiers ranging from monthly to annual. NordVPN is currently running a promotion for up to 67% off a new subscription. NordVPN is one of the most popular VPN options for good reason.

NordVPN

ExpressVPN

I’ve used ExpressVPN for a few years now as a Philadelphia sports fan routinely dealing with “blackout” restrictions for various sporting events and matches. I find the selection of servers on ExpressVPN the most effective for my needs, but you’ll want to consider your location and use outside of the Super Bowl to decide which VPN is best.

ExpressVPN

Best TV and accessory deals for Super Bowl LVIII

VIZIO 65" Class V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV V655-J09

When Vizio first arrived on the Smart TV scene, there was an assumption that they couldn’t compete with the top brands. This turned out to be anything but true, and this 4K UHD is an example of how you can find awesome performance for a solid price point.

VIZIO 65 Class V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV V655-J09

VIZIO 65 Class V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV V655-J09

TCL 65-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV with Google (65Q650G, 2023 Model) Dolby Vision, Atmos, HDR Pro+, Game Accelerator Enhanced Gaming, Voice Remote, Works Alexa, Streaming UHD Television

You’ll see all sorts of terms being used to describe the picture on high-end TVs like 4K, 4K Ultra, and UHD. But when it comes to streaming live sports, QLED is becoming the new standard. And for under $500, this TCL is hard to pass up.

TCL 65-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV with Google (65Q650G, 2023 Model) Dolby Vision, Atmos, HDR Pro+, Game Accelerator Enhanced Gaming, Voice Remote, Works Alexa, Streaming UHD Television

TCL 65-Inch Q6 QLED 4K Smart TV with Google (65Q650G, 2023 Model) Dolby Vision, Atmos, HDR Pro+, Game Accelerator Enhanced Gaming, Voice Remote, Works Alexa, Streaming UHD Television

SAMSUNG 75" Class CU7000-Series Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV with HDR - UN75CU7000DXZA

If you’re looking to upgrade your current screen size or need a proper TV to watch the game, but don’t want to find yourself going beyond budget, Sam’s Club has you covered. Samsung continues to be of the most consistently reliable brands for UHD Smart TVs. This model is 75 inches and has the benefit of Samsung’s high quality audio.

Price on publish: $597.99

SAMSUNG 75" Class CU7000-Series Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV with HDR - UN75CU7000DXZA

SAMSUNG 75" Class CU7000-Series Crystal UHD 4K Smart TV with HDR - UN75CU7000DXZA

TCL 43" Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV - 43S451

This TCL model is one of the better value options available without sacrificing on size. tIt’s 4K and comes with Roku software built in, so you don’t have to worry about streaming app compatibility with one of the industry’s best SmartTV software options. Perfect for a bedroom or dorm, as well as a smaller viewing area or a home bar, it’s also an amazing value at $176.

TCL 43 Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV - 43S451

TCL 43 Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV - 43S451

LG 70" Class 4K UHD 2160P webOS Smart TV - 70UQ7070ZUD

This LG boasts powerful software including AI technology with active picture adjustment, SmartTV capabilities, 2160P UHD picture, and it’s 70 inches so everyone will have an awesome view of the Super Bowl, halftime show, and puppy bowl. I can’t believe the value of this LG model at $498.

LG 70 Class 4K UHD 2160P webOS Smart TV - 70UQ7070ZUD

LG 70 Class 4K UHD 2160P webOS Smart TV - 70UQ7070ZUD

SAMSUNG 85" Class Q70C QLED 4K Smart TV QN85Q70CAFXZA 2023

Samsung is easily one of, if not the best brand of TV on the market. It offers outstanding picture quality, too many features to list, and a massive 85 inch diameter. You’ll get your money’s worth with this model, while still finding value compared to similar sized TVs from other brands.

SAMSUNG 85 Class Q70C QLED 4K Smart TV QN85Q70CAFXZA 2023

SAMSUNG 85 Class Q70C QLED 4K Smart TV QN85Q70CAFXZA 2023

Amazon Fire TV Soundbar, 2.0 speaker with DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Audio, Bluetooth connectivity

If you find yourself wanting a little more in terms of audio quality for the Super Bowl this year, but don’t want to break the bank, it’s all about the new Amazon Fire TV Soundbar. Aside from top-tier audio quality, this sound bar also features FireTV ready compatibility. It’s perfect for the Amazon-enabled household.

Introducing Amazon Fire TV Soundbar, 2.0 speaker with DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Audio, Bluetooth connectivity

Introducing Amazon Fire TV Soundbar, 2.0 speaker with DTS Virtual:X and Dolby Audio, Bluetooth connectivity

VIZIO V-Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with DTS Virtual:X, Bluetooth, HDMI ARC V51x-J6

If you were surprised when you heard about the quality of Vizio UHD TVs, you’ll be equally if not more so when you hear the Vizio sound bar audio quality. Your Super Bowl party will feel like a private box at the game itself with the V-Series 5.1.

VIZIO V-Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with DTS Virtual:X Bluetooth HDMI ARC V51x-J6

VIZIO V-Series 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with DTS Virtual:X Bluetooth HDMI ARC V51x-J6

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

When will Super Bowl 2024 be played?

Super Bowl LVIII will air live on CBS, Paramount Plus, and Nickelodeon on Sunday February 11, 2024.

What time is kickoff scheduled for Super Bowl LVIII?

Kickoff is at 6:30 PM EST, however you may want to be tuned in early to ensure you are all set to stream or watch live on TV or cable. There’s always some entertaining pregame coverage to enjoy beforehand, too.

Where is Super Bowl LVIII being played?

The Super Bowl will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Who is performing at halftime for Super Bowl LVIII?

This year’s headline performer is Usher, but if previous years are any indicator, don’t be surprised if you see one or more special guests.

Any other tips while watching the Super Bowl?

Set out the snacks early and often, don’t miss the commercials, and stay away from any game updates on your phone if you’re streaming the game. There tends to be a delay ranging anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds when streaming live sports, and you don’t want a big play or game winning touchdown spoiled by an alert or text message.

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