Are you ready for some football? The excitement is running through football fans everywhere as Super Bowl LI is almost here.
As you probably know, the big game always draws in millions of viewers. Nielsen ratings show that nearly 112 million people watched the Denver Broncos pull the upset over the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on TV last year. This year's championship game could draw even more people in as you will be able to stream it online for free!
We've been telling you for some time now how people across the U.S. are "cutting the cord." This, of course, means they are getting rid of their cable or satellite TV service and streaming shows online. Read our article on how smart people are streaming TV to find out why.
Last year's Super Bowl set a record with the number of people watching it online. An average of 1.4 million viewers per minute streamed the big game. That was up from the 800,000 viewers who watched the game online the year before. The cord-cutting trend is growing.
How to watch Super Bowl 51 online
Super Bowl 51 will be broadcast traditionally on the Fox TV network. The great news is you can also stream the game for free through the Fox Sports Go app or the Fox Sports Go website.
These platforms showcase all Fox Sports' live events and studio programming. Normally you need to sign into these platforms with your pay TV credentials for viewing. However, for Super Bowl 51, you will be able to watch without those credentials, making it absolutely free.
This is how to watch on the Fox Sports Go website:
Fox Sports Go website - You will be able to view the big game on this site using iOS, Android, Windows, and Amazon tablets. You can also stream the game with these connected devices:
- Apple TV
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire
- XBOX One
Here are links to download the Fox Sports Go app on each available platform:
- Google Play for Android
- App Store for iTunes
- Amazon App for Kindle Fire
- Windows Phone Store
- Windows Store
You don't need to be a sports fan to be excited about watching the Super Bowl. Many people tune in for all of the humorous commercials or the halftime entertainment. Local commercials will be streamed along with national commercials to make the experience even more personal.
So whether your favorite team is playing in the big game or you just want to watch Lady Gaga perform at halftime, you have plenty of ways to tune in. The game is set to kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern, 3:30 Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, February 5.