How to Livestream the Super Bowl

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On Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. The game marks the first the Rams have been in the Super Bowl in 17 years. The Patriots, of course, seem to make it to the big game quite often. They lost last year to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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The game officially kicks off at 6:30 pm ET on Sunday, February 3rd in Atlanta and will be televised by CBS. If you have a television, the best and easiest way to watch is to simply tune in. CBS is free to watch without a cable subscription, although depending on your TV you might need to snag a digital antenna in order to tune in over-the-air.

If you don’t have a television, you still have options:

CBS Online

CBS says it’s offering the Super Bowl for free on CBSSports.com as well as the CBS Sports app, which is available on most connected devices. You’ll also be able to tune in via the CBS All Access app. CBS All Access requires a subscription but offers a one-week trial you can use to catch the game.

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Locast

The New York Times wrote about Locast—a streaming service that allows users to watch broadcast television for free. The not-for-profit service is essentially using an antenna to grab over-the-air signals (just like that digital antenna you have does) and then it streams that content online.

For now, it’s only available in nine cities: Denver, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. If you don’t have a television and live in one of those places then it’s a potentially a good option for catching the game as well as other over-the-air content.

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Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, FuboTV

Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, and FuboTV all offer CBS. Your cheapest option of the bunch is FuboTV, which is $35/mo for the first month and $45/mo thereafter. Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, and DirecTV Now are all$40/month, and PlayStation Vue $45 a month.

All four offer free trial options, so if you haven’t tried them before then you can catch the game for free with a free trial — just remember to cancel it before that trial is up or you’ll be on the hook for the whole month.

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And remember if you’re a Sling TV user you don’t have access to CBS, so you’ll need to make other arrangements before kickoff.

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