How to watch Super Bowl 51 online
- Updated: February 2, 2017
This Sunday, NRG Stadium in Houston will host the country’s biggest annual sporting event: the Super Bowl. This year, Super Bowl LI — that’s 51, for those of you who didn’t read the headline — will feature the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, in what promises to be a high-octane contest that pits the top offense in the NFC (the Falcons) against the top offense in the AFC (the Patriots).
This year, Fox has exclusive rights to stream Super Bowl 2017 live broadcast, and fans — including those without a cable subscription, or a TV — will have several options for watching the big game in high definition. Whether you plan to tune in using your smartphone, tablet, computer, or TV, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out how to watch Super Bowl 51, even if you’re just tuning in for the commercials or the spectacle that is bound to be Lady Gaga’s halftime performance.
As previously mentioned, Fox owns the rights to this year’s Super Bowl, which means you’ll want to navigate to whichever channel Fox is on at 3:30 p.m. PST. The exact channel depends on your location and your cable or satellite provider, but doing so will afford you access to unparalleled quality and stability — not to mention unhindered access to those oh-so-important commercials.
If you’re not a cable customer but you have an antenna capable of receiving signals, enter your address on this page to find out which RF channel Fox is currently being broadcast over in your local area.
This year, Fox is offering live HD streams of the game at FoxSportsGo.com, even if you don’t have a cable subscription. This means that every major browser — including Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari — should have no problem displaying the stream, assuming your software is up to date. The football gods are benevolent, and, apparently, they want you to glue your eyes to the field on Sunday.
Tablets and set-top streaming devices
Last year, most everyone with a tablet or set-top streaming device was able to watch the game for free using CBS’s Sports app. This year, the names have changed, but the method stays the same. Instead of CBS Sports, you’ll want to download the Fox Sports Go app on your iOS or Android device. Fox will be integrating local and national advertisements into the broadcast, so don’t worry about missing those hilarious Super Bowl commercials by cutting the cord.