How do I watch the Big Game without cable?

Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs will be on Sunday, February 2nd at 5:30pm (CST) broadcast on FOX. To stream the Super Bowl, you will need access to FOX.

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FOX on your streaming service

If you already subscribe to a Live TV Streaming Service (and watch sports) there’s a good chance that FOX is in your channel lineup.

Assuming that you already subscribe to one of these services, this is going to be your most convenient and easiest option.

Even if you don’t already subscribe to one of these services, they all also have a 7 day Free Trial. Here is a list of the Live TV Streaming Services that carry FOX:

  • YouTubeTV
  • Sling Blue
  • Hulu Live
  • FuboTV
  • Vidgo

If you aren’t already a subscriber. These services are all available on all major methods of streaming. Except YouTube TV (which is our favorite sports streaming service) isn’t available on Amazon products. If you don’t have a streaming device, pick up a Roku Streaming Stick +

FOX Sports app and FOX NOW app

You can try to use one of these apps to watch the Super Bowl, they both require you to sign in using your cable or streaming provider. Only certain providers work. Generally, you must have access to FOX in your TV package in order to access the app.

In past years, major networks haven’t required provider login for major events, like the Superbowl.

Amazon Fire Stick is the “preferred method” to stream the game (according to Fox). The Super Bowl will be broadcast in 4K, certain Fire Stick devices support 4K viewing (you must also have a 4K TV).

Apple TV (also available in 4K), Android, Xbox One, and certain Smart TVs also support the Fox Sports App.

FoxSports.com

The Fox website usually requires you to sign in with a cable provider in order to watch live TV. In the past, they have streamed major events, like the Super Bowl, without a login.

Set up an antenna

If you like sports, you’re probably going to want an antenna anyway! You can read all I have to say about antennas here.

FOX is one of the television stations that broadcasts Over The Air (OTA) channels. You can get FOX using a traditional antenna (monstrosity that is mounted on your roof) or using an indoor, digital, HD antenna.

Using an antenna, you will actually get better picture quality than from your cable provider. That’s cool, right?

You can use this website to determine how far away station towers are and what strength antenna you need.

Indoor antennas aren’t expensive. This is one of our favorites:

ClearStream Eclipse Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna

This is a 50 mile radius antenna. It needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet and connected to your TV with a coxial cable (included). You will need to mount it on a window or a wall, preferably in the direction of your local television towers. The ClearStream Eclipse is black on one side and white on the other, you can choose which side you want showing. It is also paintable, you can paint it to match the color of your wall!

Conclusion

Here are your best bets for watching the Super Bowl without cable:

  • An antenna (but no recording, pausing or rewinding)
  • FOX on your streaming service (on your Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV)
    • Use one that you already subscribe to or sign up for a free trial
    • Here are the ones that carry FOX:
      • YouTubeTV
      • Sling Blue
      • Hulu Live
      • FuboTV
      • Vidgo

Last resorts (require cable or streaming provider log in):

  • FOX Sports or FOX NOW app
  • www.foxsports.com

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