With virtually a billion streaming services to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to watch big events, especially the Super Bowl, which frequently changes networks. No need to worry though. It will be easy to watch the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers for free online, without a cable subscription.
The two teams face off today for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, Nevada. Are you having friends over for a loud party to watch the Big Game? Or are you just tuning in to catch Usher's halftime show and eat nachos? Either way, here's everything you need to know about streaming the Super Bowl online. (We've also included information on how to catch the Puppy Bowl, an adorable alternative, for those who don't play sports.)
What time does the Super Bowl start?
Super Bowl 2024 kickoff set 6:30 p.m. ET today. Can't wait for the action to begin? You can expect the pregame show to start around 2 p.m. ET on Paramount+.
Do you want to discover the Puppy Bowl? Celebrating 20 years of mellow sportsmanship, the televised event begins at 2 p.m. ET, giving viewers plenty of time to check it out before the main game begins.
How to watch the big game without cable
Want to watch the Super Bowl for free? New users of Paramount+ You can live stream the game by signing up for a seven-day trial. (Set a reminder to cancel your subscription after the game if you decide not to stick around.) The base Paramount+ plan costs $6 per month, and the upgraded plan which has few ads and access to Showtime content costs twice as much Dear.
Do you often miss the feeling of watching live television? Having doubts about removing cords, but not ready to go back to that kind of commitment? Consider a monthly subscription to a live TV streaming service. Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TVAnd FuboTV are three popular options that all offer CBS. After the introductory periods, these subscriptions cost around $75 per month.
It's probably too late to buy new equipment before the Super Bowl starts, but you might want to consider purchasing one. aerial antenna for future situations like this. Using this relatively cheap tool, you can watch local channels, including CBS, without any subscription. Reception quality and channel availability depend on your location, so be sure to test it before any live events.
Where can you stream Puppy Bowl? If you don't have cable or a service like YouTube TV, Puppy Bowl is available to stream with a subscription to Max., which offers plans starting at $10 per month. A more specialized but cheaper option is to try Discovery+, a streaming service with tons of trashy reality TV. Discovery+ plans start at $5 per month and include a one-week free trial.
Who is performing at the halftime show?
Following in the footsteps of Rihanna's baby-bump-revealing performance at last year's Super Bowl, Bailiff is headlining this year's halftime show. The eight-time Grammy winner is best known for his energetic club hits, like “DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love” and “Yeah!”
Will Taylor Swift be there?
Who knows! Even though Taylor Swift has shown up to some Chiefs games and improved the ratings, since she started dating Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, it's unclear if the pop star will be in the stands to encourage him. Swift is perform in Tokyo the week before the Super Bowl. It is unknown if she will return for the match and follow her private flights it could soon become more difficult.