Even if you aren’t a football fan, the Super Bowl is an American spectacle that you may find entertaining for one reason or another.
Whether you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles or Kansas City Chiefs, or simply want to see the big-budget commercials and the highly anticipated halftime show featuring Rihanna, you can take solace in knowing that you don’t have to break the bank by watching this game on cable.
In fact, there are a few different low-cost options that will have you and your friends watching the festivities with little in the way of out-of-pocket expenses. That means more money for the snack budget!
In this article, I’ll walk you through all the details you need for the NFL’s big game and the variety of ways that you can watch it without paying for cable.
Where Can I See Super Bowl LVII?
FOX has the broadcasting rights for Super Bowl LVII, which will be played on February 12, 2023, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. MST, which is 6:30 p.m. in the Eastern time zone.
The game and all of the pre-and post-game coverage will be on FOX. It will be broadcasted in Spanish on Fox Deportes.
4 Ways To Watch Super Bowl LVII Without Cable
If you’re like me and have cut the cord and kissed your cable TV bill goodbye, you may be looking for ways to gain access to NBC’s broadcast of the big game without forking over a bunch of money.
Luckily, there are some pretty solid options that aren’t hard to access. Let’s walk through them.
1. Use An Antenna To Watch the Game
Since this game is being broadcast on FOX, there’s a good chance you may be able to catch a high-definition broadcast of the game over the air from your local FOX affiliate for free.
If you have cut the cord but don’t have an antenna for your home, this might be a good opportunity to look into making that addition for both this game and future television broadcasts that interest you.
Team Clark has a guide for picking and using an antenna here.
2. Stream It on the Fox Sports App or Website
The Big Game will be available for streaming on the Fox Sports app and FoxSports.com.
This stream is available free of charge, so it may be the best option for those of you who don’t already have a digital antenna in your household. I was able to get both the pregame and game feed to show up on my smart TV via the Fox Sports app.
3. Subscribe To the NFL+ Streaming Service
The National Football league launched its own streaming service in 2022, and it is seemingly made for moments like this.
Access to NFL+, which can be had for as little as $4.99 for a one-month subscription, will get you a livestream of the Big Game on your mobile device or tablet.
This streaming service won’t let you watch the game on your television directly.
If you have a device, such as a Google Chromecast, that will cast the video from your phone to television, it’s possible you could use your smart device to watch the game on your TV. The picture quality may vary, though, so be aware that you may be sacrificing the viewing experience a bit with this method.
4. Try a Free Trial of a Live TV Streaming Service
If you don’t already have a live TV streaming service, now might be the time to give one a test spin.
Several services, including YouTube TV, offer their products at no cost for a short period of time before billing you for your first month of service. So theoretically, you could use your free trial to watch the Super Bowl for free and then cancel prior to the end of your trial period.
Be aware that not every live TV streaming service offers FOX as a part of its subscription. And not all of them have free trials available. You may just have to break down and pay for a month of service.
Here’s a quick breakdown to help you pick a service based on FOX availability.
|Streaming Service||FOX Available?|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes|
|Sling TV||Yes, but only in select markets on Blue package|
You can use Team Clark’s handy streaming channel tool to find your best match based on the other channels you may have an interest in watching.
4 Things To Know About the Super Bowl in 2023
Now that you have a cheap way to watch the game, we want to make sure you show up at the party with some quality talking points.
1. Who Is Playing in the Super Bowl This Year?
Super Bowl LVII will feature the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
This is a clash of the teams with the best records in the NFL this season. The Chiefs were the top seed in the AFC with a 14-3 record, while the Eagles also had a 14-3 record that earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
The superstar everyone will be watching in this game is Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The 27-year-old is the leading candidate to receive the league’s Most Valuable Player award after a strong 2022 regular season. He is looking for his second Super Bowl victory after earning the Super Bowl MVP award as the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in 2020.
Kansas City beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC playoffs to get to this game.
Star names to watch on the Chiefs include Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Juju Smith-Schuster, Chris Jones and Nick Bolton.
The Eagles are led by former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. He also is a contender for the league’s Most Value Player award after a great regular season as Philadelphia’s star leader. This will be his first appearance in the Super Bowl, but the Eagles are no stranger as a franchise. Philadelphia won Super Bowl LII by defeating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2017.
Philadelphia beat the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC playoffs to get to this game.
Star names to watch on the Eagles include Hurts, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert and Haason Reddick.
2. Where Is the Super Bowl Being Played?
Super Bowl LVI is being played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
This is the home field of the Arizona Cardinals, which are not featured in the game. The Super Bowl is generally played at a predetermined site that is home to one of the league’s 32 teams.
Neither team is located particularly close to this stadium, so there isn’t a clear homefield advantage like there was last season when the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl at their home stadium.
And it is worth noting that the crowd for the Super Bowl is often much different from what you see at a home regular-season game. Many tickets are sold well ahead of time to corporate sponsors that have no rooting interest in either team.
3. Who Is Performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Rihanna is the headliner for the Super Bowl LVII halftime show.
This performance will have the attention of music fans for sure, as the superstar has not released an album in over six years.
No word on if she will be joined by any special guests, but it wouldn’t be uncommon if some other musical acts made surprise appearances on the stage during the performance. Apple Music is putting the show together with help from JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, according to the NFL.
Last year the show was headlined by hip hop icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
4. Who Won the Super Bowl Last Year?
The Los Angeles Rams are the defending Super Bowl champions. They beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp won the game’s Most Valuable Player award after snagging two touchdown catches in the victory. Los Angeles quarterback Matt Stafford outdueled Cincinnati superstar quarterback Joe Burrow.
Though the Rams enjoyed great success in 2021, injuries got the best of the team during the 2022 NFL season and the champs failed to qualify for the playoffs.
The Bengals, however, fell just one game short of a return to the Big Game when they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.