Looking to watch Super Bowl 50 without cable TV? Here is our short guide on how to watch Super Bowl 50 for free as a cord cutter.
Over the Air
If you can get CBS over the air, the best option is still to get a good, strong antenna that can pick up CBS. Not only will you get Super Bowl 50 for free and in HD, it will also be as close to live as TV can get.
If you dont have an antenna check out TVFool.com (http://tvfool.com/) to find out what channels are available in your area. It is important to make sure the antenna you get is powerful enough to pick up the station before you spend the money.
Want to watch the game on a web browser? Check out the CBS Sports site for a live stream of the game: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/superbowl/live/player?ttag=SB16_os_lk_nstar_watch The only device this will not work with is a cell phone. Because of the NFL deal with Verizon you can only access the game if you subscribe to certain Verizon plans.
Streamed to Your TV
Unlike last year when NBC only streamed the Super Bowl on their website, CBS will offer the game free on Xbox One, Apple TV, and Roku. Just search for CBS Sports in the app store of each device, install it, and from there you will be all set to watch the game 100% free and in HD.
One exception is the Chromecast. CBS Sports Android and iOS apps do support the Chromecast but only a Verizon device will allow you to cast the Super Bowl to your Chromecast. CBS has clearly left the Chromecast off its list of supported devices for Super Bowl 50.
For the first time ESPN will be bringing the Super Bowl live to Spanish-speaking fans on ESPN Deportes. Sling TV and Sling Latino customers nationwide will have access to ESPN Deportes weeklong Super Bowl coverage. Sling TV customers who subscribe to the Best of Live TV package can add the Best of Spanish TV for an additional $5 a month. If you only want Spanish channels, you can sign up for Sling Latino for just $12 per month and have access to the Super Bowl on ESPN Deportes. New to Sling TV? You can take advantage of their 7-day free trial offer to watch Super Bowl 50 for free on your TV, computer, or device.
TuneIn Radio App
If you are in your car, check out the TuneIn app. They will have a live stream of the Super Bowl audio feed from both teams in addition to the national feed. It is not free, but TuneIns new subscription service offers a free trial that would allow you to listen to the game for free. You can learn more about this service here: http://tunein.com/premium/
If you have SiriusXM Radio you can listen to a live stream of both the local and national feeds for Super Bowl 50. You can learn more about SiriusXM NFL coverage here: https://www.siriusxm.com/nflschedule
Super Bowl 50 is just one more example of why cord cutting is better than ever!