You may want to stream live Super Bowl game to a mobile device if you don't find yourself planted on your sofa drinking beer and having chips and salsa with your buddies on Superbowl Sunday. There are ways to free stream Super Bowel XLVII . Whether you'll miss the whole game, or just will be away from a TV for a few downs, you can take this opportunity to be sure your smartphone or tablet is capabile of stream live videos from your TV.
If you have a laptop, and a fast WiFi connection, you can stream from the CBS Sports website. CBS has beefed up the online experience with some cool features. Not only can you can stream live (and record) the whole game and choose from multiple camera angles. The website will also show real-time stats, curated tweets, and the ability to record the game. The halftime show will also be streamed in its entirety.
But don't expect to be able to stream it to a mobile browser on your phone, or Smart TV . With a few exceptions— Boxee Box and Toshiba TVs—CBS typically blocks streaming to other devices.
Slingbox to Stream Anywhere
If you have a cable TV or other set-top box, you can use a Slingbox to stream live TV to your smartphone, iPad, or laptop. If you want to stream to another room, Slingbox also works with a number of media players including the WDTV Live, the NeoTV Max, the Boxee Box and more, so you can connect a player to a TV in another room in your house and you guests won't have to miss a minute when they are in the kitchen.
Slingbox comes in two models —the Slingbox 350 ($180), and the Slingbox 500 ($299). The 350 connects to a cable TV set-top box and to your home network and the Internet. Using the SlingPlayer app on another device, smartphone, or tablet (14.99 on iOS and Android), the app accesses your cable box. You will see the cable TV menu, guides, and DVR. Using a virtual onscreen remote control in your iPad or Android app, you can change channels, pause, rewind, and control the playback as if you were sitting in front of your TV. But you are not in front of your TV, you are watching on a tablet or smartphone anywhere that you have access to the Internet.
Be aware that streaming on your cellular service (using 4G or LTE), could use up a lot of data. If you have a limited data plan, you might consider finding a WiFi hotspot.
The NFL Mobile App
You may have heard that there is a NFL Mobile app that will stream the Superbowl live. This app is part of the Verizon network. Most features will be available on Verizon phones. However, if you want to stream to an iPad, you must be using the Verizon cellular network. If you want to stream live action, you will also need to be a Verizon FiOS TV subscriber. Again, remember that you probably have a limited data plan for streaming video and may have to pay a surcharge if you go over your limit.
If you have a Dish Hopper, a ViP722, or 722k HD DuoDVR with a Sling Adapter, you can stream to the Dish Anywhere mobile app. This works similarly to the Slingbox (Sling is owned by Dish). I've used it to watch sports when we didn't make it home in time to see a game, and it works flawlessly. The new Dish Hopper will have Sling built in. But that's another story for the future.