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If you're stuck away from a TV set this Super Bowl Sunday, or don't have a TV but do have an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone/tablet, you may be wondering if you can catch the big game today. Some of you are in luck, and you can stream Super Bowl 47 on your mobile device. Others will have to make do with what Super Bowl-related data you can stream live.
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To start with the luckiest mobile NFL fans out there, you will be able to watch the Super Bowl on devices running iOS and Android operating systems if you have Verizon Wireless as your carrier. Verizon customers can download the NFL Moblie app.
The NFL Mobile App features highlight videos in its NFL Redzone, streaming games through the NFL Network, and even features for fantasy football players. You may want to be attached to a wireless signal to ensure a good stream, not to mention the amount of data you will chew up over the course of a championship football contest.
If you don't have Verizon, but can watch the game on a tablet or laptop, head on over to CBS's NFL page, where they've set up a live stream. There you will be able to watch the game with your choice of camera angles. CBS will live stream Beyonce's halftime show as well, and they have a feature where you can re-watch the Super Bowl commercials on demand.
Why do Verizon customers only get to watch the game on their phones? The NFL has an independent contract with Verizon to stream on phones.
But, importantly, CBS is offering the live stream for free for anyone, even if you don't subscribe to cable or satellite. That's because they're expecting you to watch the commercials online several times, which might allow them to come away from the day with an extra $12 million, reports Forbes.