It’s that time of year again when all of America diverts its attention to the biggest competition on the continent. Football fans and non-fans alike will be tuning in for the spectacle of the big game and its legendary halftime show.
Around 100 million people are expected to tune in around the world, making it the second most-watched annual sporting event on the planet.
Super Bowl LIV will take place on 2nd February at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, with the Kansas City Chiefs favorites to beat the San Francisco 49ers. The sides are two of the most evenly matched teams to go head to head in the Super Bowl for years, and although the Chiefs have a slight edge according to bookmakers, it looks like the game will be very tight.
So how can you catch the action? Well is a handy guide for people in the United States and the United Kingdom.
How to Watch the Super Bowl in the United Kingdom?
If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl in Britain be sure to stock up on plenty of coffee, as the game will take place in the early hours of the morning. You won’t be alone though as there is a growing interest in the NFL and American football in Britain, thanks to 10 years of Super Bowl broadcasts and the NFL London games at Wembley Stadium.
Fans have a choice of coverage between the BBC and Sky Sports, as well as the option to follow US journalists through their websites and social media sites like Twitter. Check out free sports streaming sites that allow you to watch sports online.
The BBC will be airing the game live on BBC TV from 11:00 PM through to 4:00 AM, with catch up available on BBC iPlayer for anyone who wants to watch it the next day. Live commentary on BBC radio and text commentary through the BBC website and BBC Sports app will also be available for fans not able to watch the game.
The BBC’s coverage will be presented by its usual lineup of pundits, including Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell.
Sky Sports will be broadcasting coverage of the Super Bowl on both its Main Event and Action channels, with live streams available through NOW TV and Sky Go. Its coverage will begin earlier, with its pre-game programming beginning at 10:00 PM. Sky will also be using its usual team of presenters and pundits, including Jeff Reinebold, Neil Reynolds, and Shaun Gayle.
How to Watch the Super Bowl in the United States?
It’s difficult to escape the Super Bowl in the USA, as big game fever takes over the nation. 2020’s coverage will be broadcast by Fox, with many options for accessing the show.
Watching the Super Bowl on Fox will be free, and it kicks off its coverage at 6:30 PM. As well as cable and satellite channels, fans can stream the Super Bowl to their computer, smartphone or tablet through the Fox Sports, Fox Now, or Fox Deportes, NFL Mobile, or Yahoo Sports apps. A stream will also be available on NFL.com.
The Fox Sports and Fox Now apps will also be available through your TV on Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV for free without the need for any of the usual authentication requirements. Fans who have the 49ers or Chiefs apps will also be able to watch Super Bowl LIV through these.
If none of these options work for you, you can take out a free trial of YouTube TV, Fubo, or Hulu with Live TV, as each of these will be broadcasting the game. Just remember to cancel them before they renew!
Thanks to extensive coverage from Fox, the BBC and Sky Sports, fans of the NFL on both sides of the pond will be able to watch full coverage of the Super Bowl and the halftime show. While the outcome of the game is not certain, you’ll definitely be able to catch every second of the action.