If you’re a football fan without a subscription to cable or satellite TV, this news will likely make your day. NBC announced it will provide a free, live stream of the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
The 11-hour video stream, dubbed “Super Stream Sunday” will begin with pregame coverage at noon Eastern Time, according to NBCUniversal. The stream will include the halftime show, starring Katy Perry. It will conclude after the first hour of the two-episode midseason premiere of “The Blacklist.”
NBC live-streamed the Super Bowl in 2012, but not the halftime show.
You can watch the big game on your desktop or tablet on NBC Sports Live or through the NBC Sports Live Extra app. You don’t have to log in or provide any credentials to access the live stream.
If you want to watch the game on your smartphone, you’ll have to use the NFL Mobile app because NBC doesn’t have the streaming rights for phones, Bloomberg reports. You can download NFL Mobile for iPhone here and for Android here.
If watching the Super Bowl for free sounds a little too good to be true, rest assured, there is a small catch. NBC is using the live stream to promote its TV Everywhere program, which allows you to use a cable subscription to access content on a variety of devices.
“We are leveraging the massive digital reach of the Super Bowl to help raise overall awareness of TV Everywhere by allowing consumers to explore our vast TVE offering with this special one-day-only access,” Alison Moore, GM and EVP of TV Everywhere, said in a statement.
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