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How to watch the Super Bowl on Roku 2021: Watch Chiefs vs Buccaneers for free

How to watch Super Bowl 2021 on Roku
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It's time to watch the Super Bowl on Roku, and you've got your choice of how to do it. There may not be a big Super Bowl button on your remote, but finding a Super Bowl live stream on your Roku or Roku TV isn't hard — if you know where to look.

This makes a ton of sense when you look at the players on the field. This is the biggest sports event of the year in North America in the Super Bowl, and the Roku is the popular streaming device platform right now. 

Your options to watch the Super Bowl on Roku begin with free services that enable everyone to watch CBS (the official Super Bowl channel). And if you want to DVR the game or watch other live TV, we've got details on which premium live TV streaming service you can turn to for how to watch the Super Bowl without cable.

These tips work for anyone with a Roku TV or streaming device, as they both open you up to a world of applications. Or channels, as Roku calls them.

How to watch the Super Bowl on Roku

If you've got a Roku, you've got ways to watch the Super Bowl for free. If you have a Roku you can get CBS Sports channel for free. The game is also free on the NFL app.

Also there are two main paid live TV streaming services you can use. First is fuboTV, which is one of the best streaming services — and it's got a Roku app.

Don't worry about finding a 4K version — nobody has the Super Bowl in 4K.

Throughout the season, Fubo has had all the channels football fans needed: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

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There are also Roku apps for CBS All Access and YouTube TV. The one problem with the Hulu with Live TV: Hulu's dropped a lot of CBS affiliates lately, so it's not a guarantee for the big game.

You can also watch the Super Bowl on Roku for free with the channel. It's got a Roku app, but it only supports 45.6% of the U.S. population, though, so your mileage may vary. 

How to watch Super Bowl on Roku with a VPN

NFL streaming tip:

You might have wanted to be at home for the Super Bowl, but if you've left your bubble and found yourself somewhere your normal streaming service doesn't work — do not fret. Just realize there is no Roku VPN app, so you need to install the VPN on your Router. You can still get a Super Bowl live stream, by using the best VPN makes it so that you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you already pay for. 

Here's how easy it is to stream NFL from anywhere in the world:

1. Get a VPN (we recommend ExpressVPN as the best out there)
2. Install the VPN for your router
3. Connect to the location you want to stream from
4. Use your usual streaming service and watch like normal

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Henry T. Casey

Henry is an editor writer at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and Apple. Prior to joining Tom's Guide — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and looking for the headphone adapter that he unplugged from his iPhone.