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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 —to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. —can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.




The live coverage will include all of the football game's national advertising along with local spots from some 170 affiliate stations, Fox said. In some past, internet broadcasts these ads were missing, despite the draw of the expensive budgets and unusual premises of some of the national-level campaigns.

As the Fox stream will be free, people will also be able to watch without authenticating a cable or satellite subscription.

Beyond Apple platforms fans will be able to watch via Android, Windows, Chromecasts, Amazon Fire devices, and the Xbox One. On iOS, Fox Sports Go is a free download and runs on any device with iOS 8 or later.

Apple TV owners likely won't be able to take advantage of Siri's live tune-in feature, as Apple has yet to add support for Fox Sports.

Super Bowl 51 pits the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons. The half-time show will be headlined by pop superstar Lady Gaga.

Editor's note: This article was originally published in January, and had been republished in advance of Sunday's big game.