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How to Livestream the Super Bowl & Halftime Show

How to Watch the Super Bowl LVIII & Halftime Show for Free Online in 2024: Chiefs vs 49ers

The Super Bowl 58 is available on many channels and streaming services worldwide, but you might not be able to watch it on your desired service if you're in the wrong region. This guide explains how to watch the Super Bowl online for free with the use of a VPN.

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Reviewed by Brett Day (Editor)

Last Updated: 2024-02-10T16:34:10+00:00

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Key Takeaways: How to Watch the Super Bowl Online for Free
  • Sign up for a VPN service and install the app — we recommend ExpressVPN
  • Connect to a U.K. server.
  • Stream the Super Bowl for free on ITVX.

More Info: How to Watch the Super Bowl

  1. The Super Bowl LVIII kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3:30 a.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET.
  2. U.S. viewers can watch it on CBS via a live TV streaming platform or Paramount Plus.
  3. You can watch it for free on ITVX in the U.K. or 7Plus in Australia, but you’ll need to connect to a U.K. or Australian VPN server if you’re not in the country. 

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, with last year’s winners, the Kansas City Chiefs, taking on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you can’t be at the game in person, this guide will help you know how to watch the Super Bowl online for free from anywhere.

The event will be broadcast on CBS in the U.S. and, thankfully, there are a few places where you can stream it without cable, including a couple of free options. That said, your location will determine whether or not you can access your streaming service of choice. If you’re not in the right region, geoblocks will stand in your way. 

A VPN (virtual private network) can help you bypass such blocks. The best VPN for the job is ExpressVPN and this guide includes steps on how to use it to watch the Super Bowl 2024.

  • 02/09/2022

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

  • 02/10/2023

    Rewrote the guide to explain how to livestream the 2023 Super Bowl and halftime show.

  • 02/10/2024

    We rewrote this guide to include information on the Super Bowl LVIII and where you can stream it.

How to Watch the Super Bowl Online 

There are plenty of options for streaming the Super Bowl, but what’s available and whether there’s a free option will depend on where you are. We’ve provided a table so you can see all of the Super Bowl LVIII streaming options, and we’ll go into more detail over the next few sections.

Streaming ServiceCountryPrice Notes
Paramount+U.S.$5.99 per month, $59.99 per yearFree trial
YouTube TVU.S.$72.99 per monthFree trial
DirecTV StreamU.S.$79.95+ per monthFree trial
fuboTVU.S.$79.99+ per monthFree trial
Hulu + Live TVU.S.$76.99 per monthN/A
DAZN NFL Game PassMost countries, excluding the U.S. and ChinaVaries by country£0.99 in U.K.
7PlusAustraliaFreeN/A
ITVXU.K.FreeN/A

Where Is The Super Bowl Streaming in the U.S.?

There are a few ways you can watch the Super Bowl live in the U.S. The best option is via CBS’s own streaming platform, Paramount+. We’ve added each U.S. streaming option below so you can see which suits you best. We’ll move on to overseas platforms in the next section.

Note: Some information online states you can watch the Super Bowl live stream on Sling TV, but this is incorrect. It is likely because the Super Bowl 2023 was broadcast on Fox Sports, which is available on Sling TV. The CBS channel is not, however.

Paramount+

Paramount+ is CBS’s online platform, and since the Super Bowl will be broadcast on the channel, it’s no surprise that it will also be available to stream there. It’s not a free service, costing $5.99 per month or $59.99 annually, but you can get a one-week free trial, allowing you to watch the Super Bowl completely free.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a live TV streaming service that carries CBS, meaning you can watch the big game as if you have cable. Prices start from $72.99 per month and there is a free trial available, but the duration can vary. YouTube TV also has Nickelodeon, which will air a kid-friendly version.

DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is another live TV streaming service that’s basically like an online cable TV package. You get both the CBS broadcast and the Nickelodeon channel, so you can choose which one you want to watch. Packages cost from $79.95 per month and there is a five-day free trial available.

FuboTV

FuboTV is yet another live TV streaming platform, but its main focus is sports. The service is available in the U.S., Canada and Spain, but you’ll need to be in the U.S. to watch the Super Bowl on the CBS channel or Nickelodeon (or use a VPN). Plans cost from $79.99 per month and FuboTV offers a  seven-day free trial. There is a cheaper Latino plan, but it doesn’t include CBS.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is an on-demand service with a live TV package. It includes CBS and Nickelodeon, giving you the choice of either channel. It costs from $76.99 per month, but unfortunately, there’s no free trial available. For this reason, it’s not one of the best options, but if you already have a subscription, you can watch the Super Bowl there.

What Channel Is the Super Bowl on in the U.S.?

Super Bowl LVIII will be broadcast on the CBS channel in the U.S. You can get this channel free by using a TV antenna, otherwise, you’ll need a cable subscription or live TV streaming platform. The Super Bowl 58 will also be broadcast on Spanish language channel Univision and a kids version will be available on Nickelodeon.

How to Watch the Super Bowl From Outside the U.S. 

If you’re not in the U.S., you can catch the big game on other streaming services around the world. Here are some of the options available, including some free ones.

ITVX: UK

In the U.K., Super Bowl 58 will be broadcast on ITV1, which means it’ll also be available on the free online platform, ITVX. It’s only available to U.K. residents, but you can easily get access with a VPN. Just connect to a U.K. server, sign up for a free ITVX account and then you can stream it completely free — and if the VPN offers a money-back guarantee, you can get a refund when you’re done.

7Plus: Australia

Similarly to the U.K., Australian residents can watch the game on Channel 7 and 7Mate, which has a free online platform called 7Plus. Those outside of Australia can hop on an Australian VPN server and stream the Super Bowl completely free on 7Plus. Most VPNs offer a money-back guarantee you can take advantage of.

DAZN NFL Game Pass International

DAZN offers the NFL Game Pass International to most countries outside the U.S. so fans can get their football fix — aside from China that is. The cost varies by country, but DAZN provides offers for many, making it a cheap way to watch the Super Bowl outside of the U.S. For instance, those in the U.K. can grab the pass for just £0.99 for the first month ($1.25). 

You can use a VPN to access the service from a country where it’s not available or to get the pass cheaper. However, you’ll need a country-specific payment method to sign up and may need to stay connected to the VPN server in that country to use the pass.

Can I Stream the Super Bowl in 4K?

Yes, you can watch the Super Bowl in 4K, but there are a couple of factors you need to consider. First of all, check if your smart TV, streaming devices or other device supports 4K. If it does, then you need to consider which service you stream from and your connection. 

Not all services will provide 4K as standard and some won’t at all. If you want to watch the Super Bowl in 4K on Paramount Plus, you’ll need the Premium subscription. Likewise, YouTube TV requires a higher plan. Both DirecTV and FuboTV will stream it in 4K, but Hulu Live TV will not. If you’re using a VPN, make sure it has fast enough speeds.

How to Watch the Super Bowl for Free Online With a VPN

In this section, we’ll show you how to watch Super Bowl 58 for free on ITVX with a VPN. You can use similar steps to watch it for free on 7Plus — just switch to an Australian server instead — or any other service you want to get access to. 

  1. Sign Up for a VPN

    Go to the ExpressVPN website and sign up for a plan. The annual plan works out the cheapest and all come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, which you can use to get a refund when you’re done.

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  2. Install the VPN App

    Install ExpressVPN’s app on the device you plan on using it on. Once installed, launch the app to sign in.

    expressvpn device apps
  3. Connect to a U.K. Server

    Search for and connect to a server in the U.K. ExpressVPN’s full server list is available by clicking on the country name. 

    UK server expressvpn
  4. Create a Free ITVX Account

    Go to the ITVX website and create a free account. You’ll need to provide a valid U.K. postcode — just use Google to get a random one. Then, search for the Super Bowl and start streaming.

    itvx superbowl

The Best VPNs to Stream the Super Bowl LVIII

If you need a VPN to watch the game on your chosen service, you should choose one with fast speeds, great unblocking ability and strong security. All these criteria will ensure a smooth streaming experience. The following services make up our list of the best VPNs for live sports

1. ExpressVPN

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ExpressVPN’s unparalleled unblocking ability means it can unblock all Super Bowl channels. 

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Great unblocking ability
  • 30-day money-back return

Cons:

  • Pricey

ExpressVPN is our favorite streaming VPN. We rarely encounter an issue when it comes to unblocking different platforms, and its speeds are fast enough to provide quality streams. There are servers available in more than 100 countries, meaning you can pick any of the services we mentioned above, and if you’re using public WiFi, its strong security will help keep you safe.

The simple design of the app makes it easy to use and not daunting for beginners. You can connect by simply clicking a button. That said, you might not be a fan of the cost. ExpressVPN is one of the more expensive services, but the quality of service makes up for it. You can take ExpressVPN for a spin with the 30-day money-back guarantee. Our ExpressVPN review goes into more detail.

2. NordVPN

nordvpn uk servers
NordVPN is one of the fastest VPNs out there, and it will let you watch the Super Bowl without lags. 

Pros:

  • Blazing-fast speeds
  • Strong security
  • 30-day money-back return

Cons:

  • Challenging mobile app UI

If you’re looking for something more affordable, NordVPN is a great option that won’t hinder your Super Bowl experience. Our tests found it to be the fastest VPN overall and it can easily unblock streaming services. Its server spread is smaller than ExpressVPN’s, but it still covers more than 60 countries and has the locations needed to stream the Super Bowl. 

NordVPN is a secure VPN with an easy-to-use app. You can connect to a location using the server list or the interactive map. However, the map can be difficult to use if you’re on a mobile device due to the screen size. Our NordVPN review has more on the service.

NordVPN is more affordable than ExpressVPN, but you’ll need to grab the two-year plan to see this. There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee.

3. Surfshark

Surfshark for live sports
Surfshark enables you to watch Super Bowl without interruption, thanks to its fast download speeds.

Pros:

  • Excellent video unblocking
  • Fast download speeds
  • Unlimited device connections

Cons:

  • Higher latency

Surfshark is another affordable VPN, and although it’s not quite on par with our top two picks, it’s still a great choice. It can access streaming services easily, has fast enough speeds and has servers in almost as many countries as ExpressVPN (100).

It’s also secure and provides extra features, such as an ad-blocker, a pop-up blocker and unlimited simultaneous connections.

Similarly to NordVPN, signing up for Surfshark long-term gets you a great deal and it also has a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you want to know more, read our full Surfshark review.

Surfshark Starter
  • Unlimited GB bandwidth, Unlimited devices, Secure VPN, Ad blocker, Cookie pop-up blocker.
  • Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited
  • Yes
Surfshark One
  • Everything in Starter, plus Antivirus protection, Identity protection, Email Breach and Credit Card Alerts, Online Alias
  • Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited
Surfshark One+
  • Everything in One, plus Data removal
  • Unlimited GB
  • Unlimited

Super Bowl & Halftime Show Info: Date & Time

The Super Bowl LVIII takes place on Sunday, Febr. 11. The Super Bowl kickoff time is 3:30 p.m. PT and 6:30 p.m. ET. 

Who Is Playing in the 2024 Super Bowl?

The San Francisco 49ers go against last year’s winners, the Kansas City Chiefs for this year’s Super Bowl. It’s not the first time the two teams have gone head to head either, with the Chiefs beating the 49ers in the 2020 Super Bowl at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. 

Who Is the Home Team? 

The Chiefs are classed as the home team for the 2024 Super Bowl, so the 49ers will show up in their away kit — white jersey with gold pants. 

Who Is Performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?  

R&B star Usher will perform at the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show. He’s been given a 15-minute slot — a little more than the usual 12 — but you’ll have to wait and see what songs he performs and whether or not he brings out any special guests. 

Aside from the half-time show, you can also enjoy performances from Post Malone and Andra Day in the pregame festivities. Plus, country music singer and Grammy winner Reba McEntire will sing the National Anthem before the game begins.

Who Are the Announcers of the Super Bowl 2024? 

With Super Bowl 2024 airing on CBS, Tony Romo and Jim Nantz will be commentating on the game. Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn will report from the sidelines. 

Previous Super Bowl: Who Won the Super Bowl in 2023? 

Last year’s Super Bowl was won by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles at the State Farm Stadium in Arizona. 

Final Thoughts: Streaming the Big Game

Grab your snacks and your beers, and get ready for the 2024 Super Bowl. We hope this guide has cleared up where you can watch Super Bowl LVIII action — and also provided a free way if you didn’t already know about it.

If you’re traveling abroad or outside of a specific country, you can use a VPN to access your chosen service, with ExpressVPN being the best VPN for streaming Super Bowl action.

Which streaming service will you use to watch the Super Bowl 58? Will you choose a free one or do you already have a subscription to a service that will show it? If you need to use a VPN, which one will you use? Let us know in the comments section and, as always, thank you for reading.

  • Unless you’re watching the game live at the venue, you are likely to experience a delay. However, this includes everyone watching the game on a traditional broadcast television channel or online. To make your experience better online, make sure you have a fast internet connection. If you’re using a VPN, you should ensure it has fast speeds.

  • The DAZN NFL Game Pass is the most widely known service to air the Super Bowl. It’s available in most countries, except for the U.S. and China. Alternatively, you can use a VPN to access free options, such as ITVX in the U.K. or 7Plus in Australia.

  • If you’re talking about performing, then no. However, we might see Taylor Swift in the crowd watching her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, play. If she manages to fly in from her Tokyo concert, that is.

  • The Super Bowl will be available to stream on Paramount Plus in the U.S. Alternatively, you can stream via a live TV streaming platform that carries CBS, such as YouTube TV.

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