How to watch the Super Bowl on your smartphone, tablet or computer for free


Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! This typically means that millions of us in the US are finalizing our plans for the big game with friends or family. While most people will be enjoying the game and its commercials on a large screen TV, quite a few will be tuning in on their mobile devices as well. Watching the Super Bowl on a smartphone or tablet has been a bit tricky in the past, but things are a bit easier this year thanks to new streaming TV services.

Super Bowl 53 Date & Time

Kickoff of Super Bowl 53 is set for 6:30 PM ET on February 3rd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on February 3rd. The official English language broadcast will be on CBS with ESPN offering the broadcast in Spanish.

How to stream Super Bowl 53

Turning into Super Bowl 53 on your smartphone, tablet or computer is pretty easy this year thanks to loosened restrictions from CBS. In the past, those who pay for TV service through Comcast, Dish, DirecTV, Charter Spectrum or any other major service, simply needed to head on over to or download the official CBS app from the Play Store on your device, log in with your cable or satellite login credentials and you’ll be streaming the Super Bowl in no time. This year, anyone can watch the Super Bowl through the official CBS app or website without needing to enter login credentials.

Streaming TV service like DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV can also be sued to watch the Super Bowl just as long as CBS is offered through the service in your area. All of these services offer free trials periods which range from a few days to a full week.

There are a few other options for those who don’t want the hassle of signing up for a service that they’ll likely only use just to watch the Super Bowl. If you don’t mind a low-quality stream, you’ll likely be able to search Reddit or Google to find illicit streams of the game. These often get shut down halfway through the game, so you’ll need to be nimble and have a second stream lineup up if you want to make sure you don’t miss any of the action.

If you have other suggestions for how readers can watch Super Bowl 53 on their mobile devices, feel free to share them in the comments.


Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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