How to watch the 2022 Super Bowl on iPhone and iPad

Fox Sports App iPhone X
Fox Sports App iPhone X (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

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.

Peacock TV

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Which team are you repping?

Don't forget to make your allegiance to your preferred team known! Grab some sweet iPhone cases for the Bengals or the Rams, and cheer loud for your favorite team!

Updated February 2022: Updated for Super Bowl LVI, which is being broadcast by NBC in the U.S.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

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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