Super Bowl 2021 – the 55th Super Bowl – takes place today.
The championship game pits the Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champions, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will sing the National Anthem, while The Weeknd will perform on the halftime show.
If you plan to watch the football game, you have a few options, and many of them are free. Below we’ve listed a few ways you can watch this year’s Super Bowl. Keep in mind that due to production limits imposed by the pandemic, Super Bowl 2021 will not stream in 4K resolution.
Where is the Super Bowl played?
Super Bowl 2021
What time does the Super Bowl start?
The broadcast starts at 6:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm PT. But if you want to tune in before kick-off, CBS will provide all-day coverage.
Which network is broadcasting the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl 2021 will be broadcast on CBS, the ‘official’ network where viewers in the US can watch the big game. The game was broadcast on Fox last year.
How can I watch the Super Bowl?
While Super Bowl 21 does air on CBS, there are a few ways you can watch the game. Below is a list of services, streaming and otherwise that you can take advantage of. Some require a paid subscription, but most include a free trial for new users.
On a smart TV or computer:
On a smartphone or tablet:
If you want to watch the game on the go or prefer to watch the game on a smaller screen, you can stream it using the following apps:
Via cable, antenna or satellite:
If you’re feeling old-fashioned, you can tune in to the big game through your local CBS channel, either by cable or with an antenna.
If you are watching from outside the US, many countries will have broadcasts. You can view a full list on the official NFL website.
Here are a few options for overseas viewers to watch the game:
- Canada: CTV is one of the few channels in Canada to broadcast Super Bowl 2021. You can watch it on TV or through the CTV Go app, which is available on a few platforms, including Android TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
- United Kingdom: You can watch the game through Sky Sports, including the official Sky Sports website, or through the Sky Go app (if you’re a Sky TV customer).
- Australia: Super Bowl 2021 will be broadcast on two channels in Australia: ESPN and Channel Seven.
Listen to the game:
If you don’t want to watch the game and would rather listen to it, Super Bowl 2021 will be broadcast on several services: