Friday, January 03, 2014, 07:23 pm PT (10:23 pm ET)
Fox to stream Super Bowl XLVIII live on website and iOS appFor the third year in a row, the Super Bowl will be live-streamed online to American football fans in the U.S., as Fox Sports plans to make the game available free through its website and for pay-TV subscribers via its iOS app.
One day after CBS announced it would be making its coverage of the AFC playoffs free to view online, Fox Sports — which has the rights to Super Bowl XLVIII — said it too would be offering up Internet streaming, reports Variety.
In addition, the broadcaster will also be serving up the full game, including halftime performance by Bruno Mars, to users of its FOXSportsGO iOS app. There is one stipulation, however, in that iOS devices may only access the content after signing in through a participating provider.
Currently, the FOXSportsGO app is partnered with AT&T U-verse, Comcast XFINITY, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Suddenlink and WOW!, though Fox is adding "new TV providers every day."
The big game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 2, when this year's AFC and NFC champs are set to clash at MetLife Stadium. Fox will be streaming live at foxsportsgo.com and through the FOXSportsGO app, which can be downloaded for free via the iOS App Store.
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