Here's how to stream Super Bowl LIII online or on your TV
It’s not long now until Super Bowl 2019, or LIII (53) for those into Roman numerals. On Sunday 3 February, the New England Patriots will vie for victory against the Los Angeles Rams in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, with Maroon 5 heading a halftime show and the NFL’s centenary celebrations kicking off too.
So, the Super Bowl will be a great event to watch, not just for the halftime show and famous ads, but for the game itself. How, then, do you watch it? Thankfully in the UK, it’s pretty easy, as two different channels are airing it – but if you’re not based in the UK, or need to watch it on the go, there are options for that too.
How to watch Super Bowl 2019 broadcast in the UK: BBC Sport
In the UK our main broadcaster BBC Sport will also be airing the Super Bowl, both on TV and online. This has the added bonus over Sky Sports of being free, and if you can’t be bothered to watch the game the BBC is also providing live text coverage of the game.
How to watch Super Bowl 2019 broadcast in the UK: Sky Sports
One of the two channels showing the 53rd Super Bowl is Sky Sports. To watch any of the Sky Sports channels, you’ll need to pay for them – but if you’re big on your sports, there’s a big chance you already do. Sky Sports costs £23 per month, but you can design your own bundle of channels for £18 instead.
If you’re not keen on buying a monthly subscription just to watch one game, you can consider instead buying a one-day Sky Sports pass, from Now TV, which will let you watch as much Sky Sports as you want for one day. You can easily catch the Super Bowl and the halftime show, as well as pre-game and post-game coverage and just about anything else for 24 hours.
How to watch Super Bowl 2019 broadcast outside the UK
While broadcasters in the UK, Australia, the US and Canada are all going to air Super Bowl 2019 for all to view, in other countries it’ll be harder to view, especially if you want to view the halftime show or post-match coverage of the winners and losers. But don’t worry – there’s still a way to stream it.
Using a VPN, you’ll be able to connect your computer, tablet or phone to the internet services of the UK (or another country) in order to watch the online streams there. For example, you could use a VPN to watch the Super Bowl via the BBC Sport online service, and catch every second from kick-off to the final whistle.
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One of our favourite VPNs is NordVPN, which you can use both on computer and mobile devices. It costs £9.43 per month, which is cut to £4.55 if you buy a year-long contract. You can use it for the Super Bowl via UK broadcasters, but if you buy a contract it’s cheaper and you’ll be able to access US Netflix and Hulu all year.
Another great VPN to catch the Super Bowl with is PureVPN, which is easily one of the fastest VPN services you can use in 2019. It costs a little more than NordVPN at £12 per month, but again that shoots down to £3.71 if you buy a 2-year contract. If you’re scared of missing a single second of the Super Bowl, it’s worthing paying a little extra for that extra speed and security.