One of the biggest sporting events of the year, Super Bowl LIV, starts today, February 2. The NFC champion San Francisco 49ers is competing against their AFC colleagues in the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, the exciting young quarterback who has led the Chiefs to the championship game.
This year there are more ways to view the game than ever, including a brand new option to see all the action in stunning 4K with HDR. While these squadrons are preparing to finish, you can view the action as follows.
Cable or satellite, possible in 4K HDR
Date: Sunday 2 February
Time: 3:30 PM PT / 6:30 PM ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Teams: San Francisco 49ers vs.. Kansas City Chiefs
Fox Sports recently announced that its Super Bowl LIV broadcast will be delivered as a 4K HDR signal to pay TV providers DirecTV, Dish Network, Comcast Xfinity X1
To experience the improved image quality, you naturally need a 4K HDR TV. If you are looking for a new set for the game, you are lucky. There are currently enough 4K TVs under $ 500 available just in time for the Super Bowl, and we have also prepared our favorite Super Bowl TV deals to help you save the most money on a new one set.
Fox has confirmed that, in accordance with recent years, cable authentication is not required for streaming the Super Bowl via its apps.
4K with Fox Sports Apps
Fox also confirmed that the Fox Sports, Fox Now and FuboTV apps will run the game in 4K HDR. However, if you use these apps via a connected streaming device, you must ensure that the device is 4K compatible to take full advantage of the broadcast. Fox said Amazon Fire TV 4K devices offer 4K HDR, while the Apple TV will have 4K 4K with SDR (standard dynamic range).
Thanks to a last-minute deal between Fox and Roku, Roku users will also be able to view the game live via Fox apps. Prior to the recent transportation conflict between the two companies, Roku devices were also listed on the Fox site as one of the devices supported for its 4K broadcasts.
Live streaming services
Many other streaming services, including the NFL app, Yahoo Sports, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, AT&T TV Now and (as mentioned above) Fubo TV offer access to the Super Bowl in most areas. That means cord-cutters don't have to miss a second of the busy competition – or the commercials. One provision is that many of these services vary as to which broadcast channels they run in which regions – that is, in some areas they may or may not have a Fox partner that broadcasts the game. Therefore make sure that you view the game on the website of your preferred service before so that you do not come disappointed, kick off.
If you have an HD antenna and a Fox branch available in your area, you can watch the big game. Although it will not be in 4K HDR, it will still be in sparkling HD that most viewers should like. If you don't have an antenna, we've selected some of our favorites to help you tune into one of the biggest Sundays of the year.