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The best Super Bowl VPN deals in 2022

Super Bowl LVI 2022 logo on an American football pitch
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If you're planning on catching a Super Bowl live stream (opens in new tab) but haven't got access to your chosen streaming site, bagging yourself the best VPN could be a quick and easy way to save cash and watch the Big One.

If, say, you're from the US but you're out of the country, you'll need to virtually change your location to access the Super Bowl coverage on NBC you pay for. The same goes for Brits abroad who won't be able to watch the free coverage on the BBC. Using a VPN is perfect for this. 

Our top overall pick is ExpressVPN. Coming out on top in just about every test in our review process, it's fast, effective, and great for streaming. Plus, you can now bag 3 months FREE with this exclusive deal (opens in new tab).

Our top-rated cheap VPN is Surfshark, and if you're happy to sign up for 2 years, you can get an incredible price of just $2.30 a month (opens in new tab) (which includes 2 free months).

A great cheap monthly VPN (opens in new tab) offer comes courtesy of ProtonVPN – for just $10 you'll be able to bag a single month of its Plus plan (opens in new tab). However, signing up for longer drops the price substantially, so that's also well worth considering.

To learn more about these VPN deals and other excellent offers, just keep scrolling. 



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ExpressVPN | 12 months + 3 FREE | $6.67/mo | 49% off (opens in new tab)
It's not the cheapest, but it really is the best. With great speeds, intuitive apps and over 3,000 servers in 94 countries, ExpressVPN does everything you could want a VPN to do. Plus, an exclusive discount for Tom's Guide readers adds three free months onto any 12-month plan. 

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Surfshark | 2 years + 2 FREE | $2.30/mo | 81% off (opens in new tab)
Surfshark's a top-quality VPN that offers great value without sacrificing performance or streaming ability. If you're happy to sign up for 2 years, you'll get 2 months absolutely free, working out at an incredible $2.30 a month. You'll also have a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can test it out risk-free.

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PureVPN | 5 years | $1.13/mo with code TECH15 | 88% off (opens in new tab)
If you're after VPN cover for as little as possible, this unbelievable Super Bowl VPN deal from PureVPN (opens in new tab) is perfect. While it can't quite match the very best providers, PureVPN is quite capable of unblocking streaming services, meaning it'll get you Super Bowl access for incredibly cheap – at just $1.13 a month, you can't go wrong.

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ProtonVPN| 1 month - 2 years | from $6.63 a month (opens in new tab)
ProtonVPN's longer plans don't offer such massive discounts as some others, but if you're after a single month of cover it's just about the best choice. Second only to ExpressVPN in terms of streaming performance it's super reliable, and has tons of extra privacy features. You can sign up for a month for just $10.

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NordVPN  | 2 years + FREE extra time | $3.49/month | Save 70% off (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)In celebration of NordVPN's 10th birthday, the Panama-based provider is giving you the gifts! Right now, all 2-year plans come with a randomly selected prize of 1 month, 1 year, or 2 years extra free. If you're lucky, you could make a huge saving – and if not, it's still a bargain.

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Private Internet Access | 3 years + 3 months FREE | $2.03/mo | 83% off (opens in new tab)
Private Internet Access is a well-respected VPN which ranks a respectable 5th on our full list of the very best, with some nifty features like a kill switch, split tunneling, and even port forwarding. However, the price is the biggest draw right now, and at just $2.03 a month, it's an absolute steal.

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CyberGhost | 3 years  + 3 FREE | $2.15/mo | 83% off (opens in new tab)
If you're happy to commit for a bit longer to get a better price, this 3-year deal from CyberGhost offers mega value. It's great for streaming, has tons of features, and at just $2.15 a month on the 3-year plan, plus 3 months FREE, it's not to be sniffed at.

Why do I need a Super Bowl VPN?

If you're in the US, NBC is broadcasting Super Bowl LVI, meaning that if you don't have cable you'll need to watch on a platform like Peacock or Sling TV. It's likely that you do have some way of getting NBC – but if you're out of the country you'll find you can't watch, even if you're a paying customer.

By using a VPN, you'll be able to trick the streaming sites into thinking you're back in the US, and subsequently be able to watch the big game.

Football fans in the UK have it even better, with the BBC broadcasting the Super Bowl for free. Again, though, if you're not in the UK at the time, you won't be able to watch without using a UK VPN to change your location.

How do I use a VPN to get the Super Bowl?

For those outside their home country, using a VPN is the easiest way to stream your preferred coverage legally.

If you're from the US but currently abroad, after signing up to a VPN (opens in new tab), all you need to do is connect to a US server. Then, head to the NBC website to get the free live stream, and enjoy!

Mo is VPN Editor at Tom's Guide. Day-to-day he oversees VPN, privacy, and cybersecurity content, and also undertakes independent testing of VPN services to ensure his recommendations are accurate and up to date. When he's not getting stuck into the nitty-gritty settings of a VPN you've never heard of, you'll find him working on his Peugeot 205 GTi or watching Peep Show instead of finally putting up those shelves.