NBC will let you watch Super Bowl XLIX live for free online

NBC will stream 11 continuous hours of live content on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1 to desktops and iPads. The "Super Stream Sunday" event will run from noon EST and to around 10 p.m. and include NBC's pre-game coverage, Super Bowl XLIX itself, the halftime show, and the post-game show, and the episode of The Blacklist that will air following the game. The stream will take place through the NBC Sports Live Extra app.

Viewers will not need to log into the app in order to take advantage of "Super Stream Sunday". However, they will be treated to messages about how easy authentication is, according to NBC Sports:

Consumers accessing NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC.com during "Super Stream Sunday" will not be prompted to log-in with their cable/satellite/telco credentials; however, as part of this special access, they will receive consistent messaging in and around the experience about the ease in authenticating after the end of The Blacklist.)

NBC will be streaming their coverage and the game to tablets and desktops, but not phones. Verizon holds exclusive rights from the NFL to stream content to smartphones through its NFL Mobile app.

The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available for download now on the App Store.

Source: NBC Sports, TechCrunch

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