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Super Bowl live stream 2021: How to watch online for free right now

Super Bowl live stream 2021: How to watch online for free right now
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Super Bowl live stream details: When is the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl 2021 began at 6:30 PM ET / 3:30 p.m. PT today (Sunday, February 7). It's expected to be over at 10 p.m. ET.
The Super Bowl will air on CBS, the official Super Bowl channel.

The Super Bowl live stream is live and full of action, so we hope you've read the below guide for how to watch right now. This Super Bowl LV live stream is delivering one of the most hyped matchups in years and we're watching from the best seat in the house. And from where we're sitting, Tom Brady still has it.

Tonight, we expect everyone will be talking about legacy. The Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream is possibly delivering a changing of the guard, as “Tom’s league” could become “Patrick’s." But anyone who's seen Brady in the big game knows he won't go down without a fight. 

In this final NFL live stream of the playoffs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and six-time champion Tom Brady stand in the way of the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes owning back-to-back championships. The 25-year-old Mahomes and the 43-year-old Brady represent the largest age gap between Super Bowl quarterbacks in history. Mahomes was just 6 when Brady won his first Super Bowl in 2002.  

In Brady’s 18-plus years on Mahomes, he has done more than any QB in the Super Bowl era; most Super Bowl appearances (10), Championships, regular season games won (230) and when all is said and done, with Drew Brees’ retirement, Brady will soon be the all-time leader in passing yards as well as touchdowns. Win today, and Brady also himself more of a leader, by showing  that he doesn't need Patriots coach Bill Belichick to earn these famed rings.

There is no denying Mahomes’ incredible talent, but no one has more confidence in what the future holds for him than the Chiefs. Before the season, K.C. rewarded the reigning Super Bowl MVP with a record setting 10-year contract that could be worth up to $503 million. Coming out of the Super Bowl LV live stream with a win would be a quick return on that investment.  

Plus, Mahomes was able to break through to the Super Bowl even despite his turf toe injury. His ability to adjust his game to that handicap just adds to his legacy. And if he wins, he'd also be victorious in the first Super Bowl played on one team's home field. And this isn't a home game, Super Bowl LV is coming from the Buccs' Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

Tonight's Chiefs vs Buccaneers live stream marks the second time these teams will face each other this season. Kansas City went to Tampa Bay in week 12 of the regular season and beat the Buccs, 27-24. Mahomes threw for a season high 462 yards. Tyreek Hill caught 13 passes for a career high 269 yards and three touchdowns. The Chiefs led by 17 going into the 4th quarter before Tom Brady found Mike Evans twice in the endzone to close the gap to three.   

And don't think you need to wait until Sunday for great Super Bowl commercials — we're already collecting the best of the best, so you can come back later to see what you missed during that break you took. Plus, we've also got tips for how to watch the Super Bowl for free and which live TV services are streaming the big game. 

Super Bowl 2021 updates

After the first half, The Buccaneers are up 21 to 6, and there's a case to be made that the Chiefs are throwing this away. That being said, a lot of folks online are talking about the refs handing the game to Brady & co. 

Super Bowl 2021 odds

The odds for Super Bowl 2021 have been stuck at the same point since they arrived. Oddsmakers place the Chiefs as 3-point favorites against the Buccs. 

The Over/Under is set at 55.5, dropping half a point from 56. So, if Vegas is right, expect a close, high-scoring game that could go either way. Which makes a lot of sense, considering that both quarterbacks have rockets for arms.

Super Bowl time 2021

Super Bowl LV begins at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. GMT). For all details about the big game's schedule, check out our Super Bowl time guide.

Expect the game to end at 10 p.m. ET, which is when the new series The Equalizer ends.

Super Bowl commercials

While some big brands are taking the year off, we've already found plenty of hilarity in the Super Bowl 2021 commercials

Highlights include Wayne & Garth in an UberEats ad, Michael B. Jordan in the Amazon Alexa spot and the weird pairing of Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Shaggy for Cheetos. We've even discovered that Edward Scissorhands has a son, and he's played by Timothée Chalamet.

How to watch Super Bowl live stream 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. 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. Connect to the location you want to stream from
3. Use your usual streaming service and watch like normal

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Super Bowl live streams in the US

In America, Super Bowl live streams are on CBS. That means you can find the Super Bowl channel on most cable TV packages and available on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV. The game is set for February 7, and it will start at 6:30 p.m..

CBS is also available on CBS All Access, YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV, but Hulu's dropped a lot of CBS affiliates lately, so it's not a guarantee. If you have a Roku you can get CBS Sports channel for free, and Verizon is offering a co-watching experience called Watch Together, via the Yahoo Sports App.

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.


Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Super Bowl live streams for free

You can watch the Super Bowl for free with one of our best TV antenna picks, or pick up CBS on the site The latter only supports 45.6% of the U.S. population, though, so your mileage may vary. 

If you just want to watch on your phone (and CBS in your area has this game), the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android will let you watch Super Bowl live streams for free, as they've got every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. 

Super Bowl live streams in the UK are free — and commercial-free, too!

If you hate commercials (many do, even Super Bowl ads), know that the best way to watch the most stripped-down and pristine Super Bowl live stream is via the BBC. 

Anyone located within the UK can watch a free Super Bowl 55 live stream on the BBC, just log into the free BBC iPlayer (you've got a UK TV license, right?). The Beeb cuts out all ads, and gives you the CBS broadcast booth for play-by-play and color commentary. The game will begin at around 11:30 p.m. local GMT. 

UK residents stuck outside the region can use a VPN, as detailed above, to log in just like they were back home. You may need to refresh the iPlayer site when you're starting watching. In order to sign up for iPlayer, you'll need a UK postcode, but really any postcode will do it. For example, Big Ben is SW1A 0AA.

Sky Sports will also carry Super Bowl 2021 live streams, available with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Super Bowl 55 live streams in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN to watch Super Bowl LV live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

DAZN is available everywhere from web browsers to its apps/channels on iOS and Android, as well as the major streaming platforms Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4. Apple TV and Chromecast.

But say you don't want to spend CA$20 to watch Super Bowl live streams? We expect TSN and CTV to carry Super Bowl 55 live streams as well. 

Super Bowl 2021 halftime show

Here's hoping the teams playing don't get blinded by the lights as pop/R&B singer/song-writer The Weeknd is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show. Yes, the once-mysterious performer (his real name is Abel Tesfaye), who rose to prominence on a trio of free mixtapes (look for his album Trilogy, it's amazing), has now checked off one of the biggest achievements in pop music: the Super Bowl halftime show. 

Super Bowl live stream 2021: The Weeknd will play the halftime show

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Expect The Weeknd to be joined by other stars, as the Super Bowl 2021 halftime show will likely follow the standard long-form mashup/mosaic format as in years past.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.