Super Bowl XLVII is this Sunday. It’s the Baltimore Ravens vs. the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff time is Sunday at 6:30. Do you want to watch the big game on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Good news. There are a few ways to do it. Let’s take a look.
They claim to offer live football viewing on any device. You will have to sign up, and it costs money to join, but they claim to offer high-quality content. Supposedly, sign-up takes just three minutes. Check it out here.
2) NFL Mobile
NFL Mobile is another way to watch the game. The downside? There are so many caveats that it’s just ridiculous. Still, if you meet those requirements, go for it. For one, you must be a Verizon subscriber, or it won’t work. Sorry. Two? It requires GPS for some reason (according to one angry user in the Customer Reviews section of the App Store) This means that iPad users can’t watch the Super Bowl if they are using wifi-only units. We have no idea why. Still, if that works for you, you can download it here.
3) CBS Sports
This may be the best option. Doug Aamoth over at Time’s Techland wrote about this one. CBS offers live streams, and they work on iOS devices. Of course we have no idea how smooth the stream will be when game time comes around. Let’s just hope they are planning for the traffic. Link
Preparing for the Big Game
Get your snacks ready, get the drinks, do all that stuff, because Sunday will come around before you know it. Also, most important: Please, PLEASE, please save yourself a headache and make sure that these apps work for you long before kickoff. The last thing you need is a stream that doesn’t work, or something that’s not compatible with your device. Have a backup plan, too.