When it comes to over-the-top internet-based TV streaming services, they’re primarily about choice. They don’t require any installation, and they also don’t require any long-term contracts like cable TV connections. They offer plenty of choice regarding devices and service providers, and they also offer the flexibility to switch between different service providers whenever needed. Therefore, no surprise that they too are one of the favorite choices when it comes to watching Super Bowl.
Last year’s Super Bowl was watched so much on these over-the-top (OTT) TV streaming services that some of them had gone down (more on that in a minute) for a brief period. This time too when Super Bowl LIII will unfold in 2019, there will be many internet users who would want to use these services over cable TV connections to watch the game. So we decided to prepare this article for you to help you learn about how to watch Super Bowl 2019 on your preferred OTT TV streaming service. Let’s get started.
1. Fubo TV
Watching Super Bowl on Fubo TV is an easy affair because CBS Sports is available on Fubo TV. Fubo TV focuses particularly on the airing of live sports only. That doesn’t mean it refrains from streaming other programs – just that it focuses more on sports-related stuff.
Fubo TV has also developed its technology in-house rather than relying on the hardware available off-the-shelf, which was a risky move that paid off well. Since company’s hardware has been designed specially for streaming huge sports events, it could stream entire 2018 Super Bowl without a single glitch while other services (i.e. PlayStation Vue and Hulu Live TV) went through brief outages. So we can safely assume that this is the best option to watch Super Bowl LIII. Its plans start from $44.99 per month (the first month is charged at $39.99).
CBS Sports is available on Roku as well, which means you can watch Super Bowl LIII easily on Roku Players and Roku TVs. You’ll only have to add it once from the Sports category of your Roku Channel store. Once added, you can use it not only to watch the live coverage of Super Bowl 2019 but also the highlights and trending videos aired later on CBS Sports. No subscription or login will be required because CBS Sports is entirely free to air on Roku.
3. PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue is Sony’s OTT Internet TV service for America. CBS Sports is available on it, but it’s available in select few locations only. So you’ll have to check whether it’s available for your area or not, and if available then you’ll have to subscribe to one of the four main subscription plans of this service (namely Access, Core, Elite and Ultra) to be able to watch it.
It’s also worth noting that last year PlayStation Vue had gone through a brief outage while streaming Super Bowl due to unprecedented traffic. We hope Sony might’ve learned from that mistake, so this time we can expect a smoother streaming experience from the company.
4. DirecTV Now
AT&T’s subscription TV service DirecTV Now can also be used to watch Super Bowl LIII. Just tune in to CBS Sports on channel number 221, and you’ll be able to watch it. CBS Sports on DirecTV Now is available in both HD and SD modes, and you can have it through ‘Go Big’ or ‘Gotta Have It’ packages of the service. The pricing of these packages, however, varies depending on your location so we can’t say anything about it.
5. Hulu Live TV
CBS Sports Network is available on Hulu Live TV as well, so watching Super Bowl is not a difficulty here too. Getting started with Hulu Live TV is also an easy affair as you get 7-days free trial. Once your trial is over, you’re charged $39.99, and that plan comes with 50 hrs of Cloud DVR Storage. Hulu Live TV also works on two screens at a time, and also offers a Limited Commercials Plan at additional cost. The best thing about Hulu Live TV, however, is that it works on an extensive range of devices, including PCs, Macs, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox One and 360, Chromecast, Some Samsung Smart TVs, Some LG Smart TVs, Nintendo Switch consoles and our very own smartphones too. In short, it’s a one-stop solution for watching Super Bowl 2019 on the widest range of devices.
6. Sling TV
CBS Sports is also available on Sling TV, so watching Super Bowl will be an easy affair here as well. The price of Sling TV starts from $25 per month, and the OTT television service owned by Dish Network can be used to stream different programs on up to 3 screens simultaneously. The range of devices on which it can be used is also wide enough, but not as wide as that of Hulu Live TV. It can’t be used on Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch, but can be used on Mi Boxes – something which is not true for Hulu Live!
7. YouTube TV
Last, but certainly not least, CBS Sports can be used to watch Super Bowl on YouTube TV as well. The price of YouTube TV starts from $40 per month, and up to 6 accounts per household are allowed. Google’s own OTT television streaming service can also be used to watch a wide range of premium YouTube content that would otherwise not be available to watch on YouTube (i.e. Movies, TV shows, etc.)
So that’s how you can watch Super Bowl 53 without a cable TV connection in the USA. These seven options are more than enough to work with a wide range of gaming consoles, TV sets and other devices that you may have. By using them, you won’t miss even a second’s coverage of Super Bowl LIII, no matter where you’re. Share your preferred option among these in the comments section below and do let us know why you love it.