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February 21, 2018

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What Time is the 2018 Super Bowl & How to Watch Online for FREE

Here’s your online guide to the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots in Minneapolis.  First, it’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year.   NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the U.S. can watch the game online. Plus, you’ll be able to watch the game on a phone even if you aren’t a Verizon customer, as was a requirement before.

 

What time is the Super Bowl?   Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC.

 

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THE BIG GAME

The best experience will be on a big screen TV. If you don’t have a cable subscription or a good signal with an antenna, you can fire up the NBC Sports app on a number of streaming TV devices, including Apple TV, Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV.   Normally, TV networks require viewers to sign in with a cable or satellite subscription. That’s being waived starting with the pre-game coverage at noon ET. The free viewing will conclude with a postgame episode of “This Is Us,” expected to run until about 11 p.m.

 

On personal computers, the same coverage will be available through NBCSports.com and NBC.com, again without any sign-in requirements.   Last year’s broadcaster, Fox, also waived the sign-in requirements. What’s new is a lifting of restrictions on phones.     In the past, you had to be a Verizon customer to watch on a phone. A new rights deal means that customers of Verizon’s rivals will be able to watch, too. On Apple and Android mobile devices, you can turn to apps from the NFL and Yahoo Sports (Verizon now owns the latter). You won’t be able to watch on a phone with the NBC app, but you can use it on a tablet. The NFL and Yahoo streams will include pre- and postgame coverage, but not “This Is Us.”

 

GETTING STARTED

 

Q: What do I need to watch video on NBCSports.com/Live

A: In order to watch any video on NBCSports.com/Live, you must have a recent browser that supports HTML5 Media Source Extensions (MSE) and for certain events you must install the latest version of Adobe® Flash®.

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl on my connected TV?

A: The Super Bowl game and pregame streams will be available through the NBC Sports app to Connected TV users on supported devices.

 

Q: Which Connected TV devices are supported?

A: The following Connected TV devices are supported:

  • Apple TV (3rd generation and below)
  • Apple (tvOS) (Apple TV 4 and 4K)
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Windows 10 (desktop and tablet)
  • Xbox One
  • Samsung TV (2016)

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl on my mobile device?

A: NFL streaming on mobile devices is restricted to Verizon Wireless users through the NFL Mobile app, as well as the Yahoo Sports app.

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl pregame show online?

A: Users on desktop, connected TV and tablets can watch the full day’s broadcast through NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Mobile streaming is restricted to Verizon Wireless users through the NFL Mobile app.

 

Q: What is required for access to view “Live Streaming” video content?

A: You can access live streams of EVERY NBC Sports event on NBC & NBCSN by authenticating with a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply login to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your providers website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information contact your service provider.

 

Q: What is required for access to view “Live Streaming” video content?

A: You can access live streams of EVERY NBC Sports event on NBC & NBCSN by authenticating with a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply login to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your providers website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information, please contact your service provider.

 

Q: Why is authentication being required?

A: Authentication supports our ongoing investment in sports programming for all of our platforms and is consistent with industry trends. Digital platforms require significant investment, and authentication allows us to capture the value of that investment, which in turn allows us to continue to provide cable/satellite/telco customers with high-quality sports coverage wherever and whenever they want at no additional cost. Of course, NBC Sports continues to make premier live sporting events and other sports programming available to all viewers on free over-the-air television through the NBC broadcast network.

 

COMPATIBILITY

Q: What are the minimum web browser and/or hardware requirements for viewing video on NBCSports.com/Live

A: Browser Compatibility:

  • Windows 10 Edge
  • macOS Safari 11
  • Latest version of Window/macOS Chrome
  • Latest version of Windows/macOS Firefox
  • iOS 11 Safari and above
  • Latest version of iOS Chrome
  • Android 7 and above

Internet Requirement:

  • Broadband connection with 10000+ Kbps

 

Q: What will be the minimum and optimal operating system requirements for using the Mobile and Tablet Applications?

A: The NBC Sports Mobile and Tablet Applications will support iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2+, iPad Air 1+, iPad Mini 1+ devices running on iOS 9.0 and above, and select Android handheld and tablet devices running on an operating system of 4.1 and above. To ensure the best user experience, make sure that your device has the most recent operating system.

 

STREAMING

Q: Is video on NBCSports.com/Live available in HD?

A: Yes, this online content is available in HD.

 

Q: Can we watch video on NBCSports.com/Live outside of the United States?

A: Due to broadcasting regulations, NBC is only allowed to show NBC Sports content on the internet in the United States and U.S. Territories. Users outside of these locations will still be able to access an extensive set of non-event video content on NBCSports.com.

 

Q: Is it possible to watch the video in full screen?

A: Yes, you can click on the ‘full screen’ button that is located on the lower right corner of the video player control bar.

 

Q: What is “Live Streaming” video content?

A: NBCSports.com/Live and its mobile/tablet applications will be the exclusive sources in the U.S. for LIVE video coverage of sports that NBC, NBCSN broadcasts. For details regarding access to live streaming content, click here.

 

 

Q: Can I watch NBC Sports video content on my mobile device?

A: You can watch live events within our Live Streaming application. For more information, check out all of our mobile and tablet application offerings here: https://www.nbcsports.com/mobile.

 

Q: Is there an NBC Sports Mobile or Tablet Application available?

A: Yes, there are two applications available for download on your iPhone, iPod touch or Android handheld device and your iPad or Android tablet device. To see our full mobile application offerings, please check out this link: https://www.nbcsports.com/mobile

 

Q: How do I unlock access to the live video coverage in the NBC Sports App?

A: To access content on NBC Sports you will just need to verify your cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply log in to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your provider’s website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information contact your service provider.

 

Q: Will there be a cost to download the NBC Sports App?

A: No, all of the mobile and tablet offerings for NBC Sports will be free.

 

Q: Can we watch video on NBCSports.com/Live outside of the United States?

A: Due to broadcasting regulations, NBC is only allowed to show NBC Sports content on the internet in the United States and U.S. Territories. Users outside of these locations will still be able to access an extensive set of non-event video content on NBCSports.com.

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