Super Bowl 50: Where to watch on TV and online
Super Bowl 50 is almost here, and in just a few short hours, the Broncos and the Panthers will be facing off in Santa Clara, California. Whether you’re counting down the minutes until kickoff or you just want to see Beyoncé, here’s everything you need to know about watching this year’s big game:
What time does the game start?
Pre-game coverage has already started, but kickoff starts at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch on TV?
CBS is the home of this year’s Super Bowl, and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the Spanish-language telecast.
Where can I watch online?
Even if you don’t have a cable subscription, CBS is streaming the Super Bowl live online here (for free!), and you can also watch the game via the CBS Sports app or the NFL app on Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iPad, or Android tablets.
Can I see the commercials if I’m streaming online?
Yes! For the first time ever, CBS’ streaming apps will show the commercials online at the same time as on TV.
Can I watch the game on my smartphone?
Only if you’re a Verizon Wireless customer. Verizon has an exclusive agreement with the NFL, so you can stream the game on your phone using Verizon’s Go90 app or the NFL Mobile app.
Lady Gaga will kick things off with a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and Coldplay will take the stage to headline the halftime show. The British rock band just released their new album, A Head Full of Dreams.
Halftime show alums Bruno Mars and Beyoncé are both scheduled to make appearances, too, and Coldplay and the Queen Bey recently collaborated on the song “Hymn for the Weekend.” (Beyoncé also just dropped the surprise video for her new song “Formation” on Saturday.)