August 12, 2022
How to Watch Super Bowl 50 Online

The big game day is almost upon us: Super Bowl 50 pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. ET or 5:00 p.m. IST, Monday. But American viewers don’t even need a cable or television antenna to tune in: CBS is streaming the game online for free.

Fans can watch it from their computer or tablet on They can also use the CBS Sports app to stream it to a wide range of connected-TV devices, including Roku set-top boxes, Apple TVs, Google’s Chromecasts, and Xbox Ones.

But only “eligible Verizon Wireless customers” will be able to stream the game to their smartphones through the NFL’s mobile app. And fans outside the US will need to subscribe to NFL Game Pass, a video service with a $99-a-year price tag, to watch the game online. That is, unless they direct their web traffic to the U.S. Don’t go down the somewhat ethically questionable route of using virtual private networks or proxies from inside the U.S.

Super Bowl games have been streamed online since 2012, usually on the site of whichever channel has the broadcasting rights. But there will be at least one significant change for Super Bowl 50: According to Variety, the national commercials that accompany the game will be live-streamed alongside the main attraction for the first time. So just because you have old-fashioned television access, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on live tweeting about the same Super Bowl commercials as everyone else.

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