Here’s how you can stream Super Bowl XLIX on your Android device for free, no log-in required


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Because the world doesn’t stop (not even for football), those of you who find yourselves away from the TV on Super Bowl Sunday need not worry. You’ll be able to stream the entire game and then some free of charge on Android tablets using the NBC Sport Live Extra app in the Google Play Store — no TV subscription log-in required.

Starting at noon on February 1st, NBC is allowing Android users to stream 11 consecutive hours of live content via the app and includes all pre and post-game shows, halftime show with Katy Perry (where’s Justin Timberlake when you need him?), and even the latest episode of the hit drama “The Blacklist” starring James Spader.

NBC’s benevolence is in an effort raise awareness of TV Everywhere and their online viewing platforms but doesn’t come without a catch. According to Reuters, streaming Super Bowl XLIX on your smartphone will only be available to Verizon Wireless customers via the NFL Mobile app. Ouch. For everyone else (those on AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint), we’d recommend sticking to streaming via the NBC Sports Live Extra website.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. The title of the article is very misleading.

    1. How so? Via the article, here’s how you can stream the Super Bowl for free:

      Stream on your Android tablet for free using NBC Sports Live Extra

      Stream on your Android smartphone using NFL Mobile (Verizon customers only)

      1. Here’s how you can stream Super Bowl XLIX on you Android device….

        From the title, I got excited and thought it meant any android device. Then got disappointed from the contents of the article.
        The article itself is spot on.

        1. A little misleading I agree because I got my hopes up as well but I was skeptical because I was wondering why Verizon would let ppl stream anwhyere when they own the rights.

        2. Ah, I see. Was trying to think of a way to squeeze all the info into the title, but then it’d be a few sentences long. Lol

      2. Isn’t there an app we can spoof the app into thinking we’re on a tablet??

  2. Will I still get the same great commercials and movie previews broadcasted at the same time as live tv? Also…don’t have Verizon.

    1. Commercials should be the same as live TV also, you only need Verizon if streaming on your phone.

      If you have an Android tablet, use the NBC Sports Live Extra app linked at the bottom of the post.

  3. Glad to see this news.


  5. XBMC + Digitele Sports + Some Patience = You’re Welcome.

    1. Quality is terrible

      1. Hence the patience. The good ones are out there ;)

        Besides…. It’s.. Free…?

        1. The patience is for the buffering. For sports such as football, the quality will probably be unbearable for most. Don’t get me wrong I’ll watch UFC or boxing PPV events on it anyday.

  6. Not on Verizon. Time to adjust my low tech TV Antenna.

  7. I’m not on Verizon, so it really doesn’t matter to me, but is this app Chromecast enabled? That is my new measuring stick for any video app. “Watch ESPN” went from novelty to relevant when they added Chromecast support. It’s too bad that it took World Cup coverage for them to care enough to add that feature. When I contacted Watch ESPN customer support about Chromecast support a few months before the World Cup, they said “we support Android and iOS; we don’t have any plans to support any additional platforms.” It’s an uphill battle.

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