Super Bowl LVI is approaching quickly with the Los Angeles Rams set to face off against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT. If you can't be around a giant TV to watch it on NBC — the official TV provider for the big event this year — you can still watch it on your favorite iPhone or iPad. There are a couple of apps you can use to watch the big game, even if you're outside the U.S. Check out all of the best ways to watch the Super Bowl on your iPhone or iPad. Alternatively, we have a Super Bowl Apple TV guide too if you'd prefer the bigger screen.
In the U.S.
If you're in the U.S., the best way to watch the game would be to power up your TV and switch the channel to NBC. However, if that's not an option you could always check out these apps and streaming services below.
Since NBC has the broadcasting rights to the Super Bowl this year, they will be live streaming the big game on their streaming service: Peacock TV. Of course, the stream will only be available to premium tier subscribers, which means you will have to pay. Still, Peacock TV has native apps for iPhone and iPad, so you can watch all the action on your biggest and boldest iPad if you so choose.
NBC's streaming service
It's time to sample for free.
Peacock TV is here and ready for its close-up. Where it goes from here could prove interesting in the coming months.
NBC Sports app
On top of streaming it live on its paid streaming service if you're in the U.S., you should be able to watch the Rams and Bengals on the NBC Sports app.
In-depth game analysis, pre and post-game coverage, and the entire NBC broadcast of Super Bowl LVI.
Outside the U.S.
If you're outside the U.S., you kind of get the short end of the stick with this one, since there aren't really any free ways to watch on iPhone and iPad without doing something illegal. And I could not condone that in good conscience.
A good VPN
Using one of the best VPN services is an easy way to get access to a Super Bowl live stream. Something like ExpressVPN allows you to pick a country to connect to virtually. Once connected, you can gain access to the local feeds, so you'd be able to connect to a U.S. server and watch the big game on Peacock TV or the NBC Sports App.
No matter where in the world you may be, a VPN is one of the easiest ways to live stream the Super Bowl for free. Get going with this great offer, and then continue using it for all the additional security benefits after the Super Bowl has ended.
In Europe: NFL Game Pass International
This is the official way to watch the Super Bowl if you're in Europe; however, it's €10.99 just to watch the Super Bowl live.
When it comes to watching the NFL in Europe, the NFL Game Pass International is the best way to do it. Follow the season with condensed games, highlights, broadcast streams, and more. The app is free to download but you'll need to spend money to watch the Super Bowl.
In Canada: DAZN
"Da Zone" has exclusive streaming rights to the Super Bowl in Canada, so if you're looking for an online option, this is really it (legally speaking). It costs $20/month and has taken over from the NFL app as the Canadian source for NFL Game Pass. If you haven't been paying for it already, it's probably not really worth it to shell out $20 when the NFL season is essentially over, but if you really wanna see the Super Bowl and don't have a TV subscription, it's really your only legal option.
This is the NFL Game Pass for the Canadian audience. It costs a subscription fee of roughly $20/month but does offer complete coverage of the entire league, from pre-season right to the Super Bowl.
In Canada: CTV app
If you live in Canada and you have a TV subscription package that includes CTV, you can stream the Super Bowl on your iPhone or iPad via the CTV app. It's free (aside from your cable subscription).
As long as you have a CTV cable subscription you can use the CTV app to watch TV shows and news live, access older content, and yes, you'll also be able to stream the Super Bowl.
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Updated February 2022: Updated for Super Bowl LVI, which is being broadcast by NBC in the U.S.
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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