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The National Football League's annual championship game, more commonly known as the Super Bowl, will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 4. Super Bowl LII will pit the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles, and kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET.
NBC will be hosting the game, and Justin Timberlake will perform the halftime show. If you're wondering how you're going to watch this year, read on for all the ways you can tune into the game.
If you have a cable subscription, watching the game will be as easy as tuning the channel to NBC. But if you're among the 22.2 million U.S. adults who have cut the cord, fret not: There are plenty of ways to watch the Big Game.
In addition to airing the game on TV, NBC will be livestreaming Super Bowl LII on its NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com. You may have to enter your cable credentials to watch via the app and online, but Fox waived that requirement for the game last year — let's hope NBC follows suit.
Most of us want to watch the game on the biggest screen possible, but if you're planning to tune in via your smartphone, we have good news: Super Bowl LII will be available on all iOS and Android handhelds regardless of carrier, thanks to Verizon.
In the past, only Verizon Wireless subscribers could stream the game on their phones. In December, though, Verizon inked a new $2 billion-plus, 5-year streaming deal with the NFL, retaining its status as an official league sponsor and making the game a lot more accessible on mobile devices. As part of that deal, Verizon will livestream Super Bowl LII on its recently acquired Yahoo Sports app for anyone who wants to watch it, whether you're a Verizon Wireless customer or not.
Meanwhile, fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, and other cord cutter-friendly services that offer NBC programming will also be livestreaming the game, according to TV Guide. All of those services offer free trials for new users, so if you have no other alternative, you could sign up just to watch the game and cancel right after.
If you live outside the U.S. and want to watch, there are ways to do so. However, the legality of some methods is questionable. You won't have to go to those measures if you live in the U.K. or Canada, though. That's because the BBC will be streaming NBC's broadcast in the U.K. for free via its BBC iPlayer website and apps, and DAZN will be streaming the game in Canada, according to Comparitech.
Kickoff likely won't happen until around 6:35 pm ET, but fans can tune into pregame coverage starting at noon with the Road to the Super Bowl on NBC, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. The official Super Bowl pregame show will start at 1 pm ET.
After the game, NBC will air an episode of the drama This Is Us, followed by an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, broadcast from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. If you're still buzzing about the game after it wraps up, bounce over to NBCSN, NBCSports.com, or the NBC Sports app at 10 pm ET for the official postgame show.
Gearing up for an ill-timed road trip on Super Bowl Sunday? You don't have to miss out on the action. If watching the game is out of the question, you can listen via Westwood One. To find the game on the radio, visit Westwood One's Station Finder and select your state. Coverage kicks off at 2 pm ET with Super Bowl Preview, and live coverage from the stadium starts at 4 pm.
Readers, how are you planning to take in the Big Game? Tell us in the comments!