How to watch the Super Bowl for free on your iPhone, iPad, Mac & Apple TV

The big day is finally here–Super Bowl Sunday!

With the most watched sporting event of the year upon us, now is a great time to finalize your viewing options as the Eagles prepare to take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.  It’s important to acknowledge that while most Americans will be huddled around a big screen tv turned to NBC, not everyone watching has a big screen available for the game.  Furthermore, there are people viewing the game in a variety of different time zones around the world with some of them catching a glimpse here and there while they’re working or on a break.  With all those scenarios in mind, we’ve assembled a list of some of the easiest options to watch in your home as well as on your mobile device(s).

In addition to watching on your tv, this year there’re numerous free streaming options to watch the Super Bowl on all of your Apple hardware regardless if you have cable or not.

NBC Sports will have blanket coverage of Super Bowl LII throughout the day on Feb. 4, culminating with the game broadcast at 6 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch the game on NBC or stream it on and the NBC Sports app. also has full coverage of the Super Bowl leading into the game, as well as the game stream and video of every ad. While we can’t tell you who will win the big game, we have answers to many of your streaming questions below.

Start by downloading the NBC, NFL or Yahoo Sports app on your iOS device and/or through the tvOS app on your Apple TV and follow the instructions.  Mac users simply need to point there browser to the NBC Sports website and scroll down to the Super Bowl live-stream.

NBC also lists compatible tv connected devices capable of streaming the event

  • 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)

Good luck, and enjoy the game!


UPDATE: The App Store is in on the fun as well with a section dedicated to various ways to follow the action!

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