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Super Bowl time: 2021 kickoff time for Chiefs vs Buccaneers

Super Bowl time
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Super Bowl Time

Super Bowl LV was scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. GMT today (Sunday, February 7).
Pre-game content airs throughout the day on CBS. We've got the full schedule, including coin toss and more, available below.

The Super Bowl time is about to begin. Right on cue, the Super Bowl live stream will begin, and deliver the big game into households around the world. And once you know when the game begins, you'll be more prepared to start the game. 

This way, you can go back to securing your food for the big game and trying to corral your friends onto the same Zoom call. That being said, there's good reason to think the kickoff won't happen at the exact advertised time. 

Super Bowl 2021 was scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET today (Sunday, February 7) — but it started late. 6:31 p.m. arrived and the coin toss (and a reading from Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman) were still taking place. 

As was predicted here, we knew that the game wouldn't start at 6:30 on the dot, suggesting that since "pre-game events may stretch past the 6:30 p.m. mark, ... pick the Over if you have a prop bet on the game starting directly at 6:30 p.m."

One thing you won't have to worry about this year is finding a Super Bowl 2021 4K stream — it's not happening. That means the best you can find is a good solid and reliable Full HD stream of the big game. For that, we recommend the best TV antennas.

Super Bowl time: What time is the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl 55 is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. GMT. Yet again, our friends on the west coast have a super convenient time for the big game, while those across the pond will be staying up late. 

The game is scheduled to end by 10 p.m. ET, when new series The Equalizer comes on. Of course, it could go long and push that series back. Expectations are high for The Equalizer, as series run in this coveted post-Super Bowl spot will garner a lot of attention.

Super Bowl LV airs on CBS. It can be viewed on CBS for free, and it's also a part of Fubo TV and CBS All Access, for those looking for a comprehensive streaming platform.


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Super Bowl time: Today's schedule

There's hours of supporting content, beforehand.

Looking at our own TV guide, we see the CBS pre-show The Super Bowl Today goes from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. It will be packed with musical performances, starting with Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan performing the National Anthem. Then, you've got performing artist H.E.R. (Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) with America the Beautiful. The Super Bowl Today will also be where you see the ceremonial coin toss and team introductions.

Before that, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET, CBS airs Tony Goes to the Super Bowl, a special  hosted by Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback (who is calling the big game as an analyst) will spend this hour talking to previous Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, including Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. 

CBS is available on Fubo TV and CBS All Access, as well 

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.