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How to Watch the Super Bowl LVI Online in 2022: LA Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals

The Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals at the Super Bowl LVI on February 13. Good news — finding out where and how to watch the Super Bowl online is super easy. Read on to find out more.

Kit Copson
By Kit Copson (Writer)
— Last Updated: 2020-01-28T10:15:48+00:00

The time of year that football fans worldwide eagerly await is just around the corner — time to start looking into where and how to watch the Super Bowl online. As always, we’re here to take the pain out of the process and give you all the details on watching the Super Bowl, irrespective of where you are in the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s easy to watch the Super Bowl 2022 livestream wherever you are in the world. There are many streaming options both in and outside the U.S.
  • Cable subscribers can watch the Super Bowl on NBC sports, the NBC Sports app, the NFL app or Yahoo Sports app. Streaming options include Peacock Premium, fuboTV and BBC iplayer. You can connect to these services from overseas by using a virtual private network (VPN). 
  • A Super Bowl pass is available in many countries. This allows you to watch the Super Bowl live and on demand. 

The Los Angeles Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals in what is sure to be an unmissable showdown. Special guests including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre and Mary J. Blige will perform in the halftime show, and Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem.

If you’re in the U.S., you can catch the Super Bowl LVI on NBC. If you’ve already cut the cord, you can also watch the Super Bowl LVI on some streaming services.

In this post, we’ll share all the streaming options for cord-cutters. We’ll also show you how to use a virtual private network (VPN) to tune in if you’ll be traveling this February — we recommend ExpressVPN.

  • 02/09/2022 Facts checked

    Cloudwards updated this article to include information for the 2022 Super Bowl.

  • Streaming services Peacock, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and DirectTV Stream will stream the Super Bowl. The free livestream will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

  • Certainly. You can watch the Super Bowl on NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app if you have a cable login. Alternatively, you can watch it on streaming services including BBC iPlayer, Peacock and fuboTV.

  • Cable subscribers don’t need to pay any extra fees to watch the Super Bowl. BBC iPlayer will also stream the Super Bowl free, and you can connect to a U.K. VPN server to watch it. It’s also free on the Yahoo Sports app. Alternatively, you can take advantage of a streaming service’s free trial.

How to Watch the Super Bowl Online

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Catch the Super Bowl livestream in the U.S. on NBCSports.com. 

U.S. cable subscribers can stream the NFL Championship game on NBCSports.com or the NBCSports app. If you’re not in the U.S., stay with us — later on we’ll explore options for streaming the Super Bowl outside the U.S.

How to Watch the Super Bowl Online for Free

The NFL app and the Yahoo Sports app are both free. You can also sign up for a free trial with a streaming service that will broadcast the Super Bowl livestream to watch the Super Bowl for free.

Another option is to watch it on U.K.’s BBC iPlayer, which is free. We’ll explain how to do this from outside the U.K. a little later. For now, let’s explore which streaming services will be streaming the big game live on February 13. We’ll also take a look at which services offer free trials.

When Is the Super Bowl LVI?

The 2022 Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 13. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood California.

How to Watch the Super Bowl 2022 Without Cable

To keep things simple, we’ve compiled a list of all the streaming services available in the U.S. where you can watch the Super Bowl LVI. 

  • Peacock Premium (available in the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Austria) — $4.99 per month
  • fuboTV — from $64.99 per month, free trial available
  • Hulu with Live TV — $69.99 per month
  • Sling TV — from $35.00 per month, free trial available
  • YouTube TV — $64.99 per month, free trial available
  • DirectTV Stream — from $89.99 per month

The Best Way to Watch the 2022 Super Bowl Outside the U.S.

If you’re traveling outside the U.S. this February, there are still plenty of ways to watch the Super Bowl livestream. Here are some of the channels and streaming services that will broadcast Super Bowl Sunday 2022. 

  • U.K. — Sky Sports, BBC One (23:00 GMT–23:45 GMT) BBC Two (23:45 GMT–03:30 GMT), BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer
  • Canada — TSN, CTV, Bell, DAZN
  • France — L’Équipe 
  • Germany — ProSieben, ProSieben Maxx 
  • Spain — Telefónica 
  • Australia — Channel Seven, Kayo Sports, ESPN
  • Mexico — Fox Sports 
  • Various locations worldwide — NFL Super Bowl Game Pass 

If your country is not listed above, check out NFL’s list of where the Super Bowl 2022 livestream will be available worldwide. It’s also worth mentioning that the NFL Super Bowl Game Pass is available in many countries for only $0.99. 

Just bear in mind that if you purchase the Pro Game Pass package, some games are unavailable in parts of Europe. Also, the U.S. version of Game Pass doesn’t allow livestreaming of games.  

How to Watch the Super Bowl With a VPN

If you’re traveling, you may find that the streaming service you usually use at home is unavailable in the country you’re visiting. This is because of geoblocking, which basically means that for copyright reasons, certain content and streaming services are only available in certain locations.

To avoid a last-minute dash for the hotel bar’s TV in your pajamas, there is a way to continue using your usual streaming services wherever you are in the world. All you need to do is connect to a VPN server in a country where the streaming service is available. This changes your IP address, making it appear as if you’re actually in that country. 

Let us show you how it works. For this tutorial, we’re going to use Peacock, but you can use this method with many other streaming services worldwide. For example, you could also access fuboTV by connecting to a U.S. server or BBC iPlayer by connecting to a U.K. server. The options are endless. 

If you experience any difficulties, try switching to another server. This usually solves the problem when using a VPN with streaming services.

  1. Sign Up for ExpressVPN

    Go to ExpressVPN’s website and sign up for one of its plans. Each plan comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

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  2. Download ExpressVPN

    Download the ExpressVPN app for your device on ExpressVPN’s website. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard.

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  3. Connect to a U.S. Server

    Open the ExpressVPN app and select a U.S. server. Then, click or tap the “power” button to connect.

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  4. Start Streaming the Super Bowl

    Open Peacock or your streaming service of choice, sign in and start streaming the Super Bowl 2022 live.

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The 3 Best VPNs for Streaming Super Bowl LVI

If you’re new to the expansive world of VPNs, you may be unsure which one to use. There are a wide range of VPN services out there, but here are our top three favorites for streaming. 

1. ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN is fast, secure and consistent with streaming services. 

Pros:

  • Lightning-fast
  • Consistently opens streaming services
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Pricey

Whether you want to watch the Super Bowl livestream or on demand, we recommend ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN is a lightning-fast VPN that consistently bypasses geoblocks on streaming services. We have regularly tested ExpressVPN with top streaming services including Hulu, fuboTV and BBC iPlayer and it rarely lets us down. 

It also has a large server count, so if you experience issues with one server, you’ve got plenty of others to choose from. Most importantly, ExpressVPN is superior in terms of security. It uses AES-256 encryption and offers Lightway protocol, which means better speeds, reliability and security overall. To learn more, check out our ExpressVPN review

2. NordVPN

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NordVPN is another of our top VPN services for streaming.

Pros:

  • User-friendly
  • Fast
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons:

  • Inconsistent speeds when using OpenVPN 

NordVPN is overall a solid choice for streaming. It consistently gets into top streaming services and is incredibly user-friendly. We love NordVPN’s user interface in particular — you don’t even have to pull up a separate list to switch servers, so you can change servers quickly if you’re having issues. 

Like ExpressVPN, NordVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. It also has its own protocol called NordLynx, which offers much better speeds than its previous default protocol, OpenVPN. Though not quite as fast as ExpressVPN, NordVPN isn’t far behind in terms of speed. It’s also a slightly cheaper option than ExpressVPN if you’re on a budget. Check out our NordVPN review for more. 

3. Windscribe

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Windscribe has a free plan that works just as well with streaming services as its paid plan. 

Pros:

  • Free plan that works well
  • Gets into streaming services
  • Reasonably priced paid plan

Cons:

  • 10GB data cap on free plan
  • 3-day money-back guarantee

While it can be tricky to find a secure, reliable and free VPN, Windscribe is definitely one of them. Windscribe offers a free plan with a 10GB data cap that renews monthly. It isn’t much in terms of what you’ll be able to stream — a series or a couple of movies at best — but it offers you the chance to try out Windscribe without any commitment. 

We’ve tested Windscribe’s free plan with several streaming services and have found that it consistently works well. If you decide to upgrade to the paid plan, you’ll be able to unlock all of its available servers and get unlimited data. Though not quite as fast as ExpressVPN and NordVPN, Windscribe is cheap, consistent and secure. Read more in our Windscribe review.

How to Watch the Super Bowl 2022 Later

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The Super Bowl Game Pass gives you access to the Super Bowl livestream and replays. 

On streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and fuboTV you can record the game to watch later. Alternatively, you can buy a Super Bowl NFL game pass for $0.99. This allows you to watch the Super Bowl live and on demand for 31 days. It’s available in several countries worldwide.

Final Thoughts

With all the ways to watch the 2022 Super Bowl online and a VPN to help you out if you’re traveling, you shouldn’t have a problem come February 13. We hope you’ve found this guide useful and enjoy watching the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals.

How will you be watching the Super Bowl? Which VPN will you use if you’re traveling? Let us know in the comments and as always, thanks for reading! 

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