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Where To Watch Super Bowl 2022 Without Cable (Cheapest Options)

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Super Bowl 2022 takes place this Sunday and Peacock is the best way to watch the big game as it happens. However, Peacock is not the only way to watch live, as the football will also be broadcast on traditional TV as well. Providing NBC is included with your existing live TV package, you’re all set for Super Bowl Sunday.

On Sundays February 13th, the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals. The game is being held at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT). However, coverage on the day will begin at 12pm ET (9am PT), so there will be plenty to watch before the game.

Super Bowl Sunday will be available to stream through Peacock. Although Peacock does offer a free tier, watching the football does require the subscriber to be signed up to one of the paid Premium plans. Those without a current subscription can sign up directly through the Peacock website or through one of the supported platform apps. The cheapest Premium plan available costs $4.99 per month, but consumers can also upgrade to the Premium Plus ad-free plan for $9.99 per month.

Subscribers to both the Premium and Premium Plus Peacock plans will be able to watch Super Bowl 2022, including all pregame coverage from 12pm ET (9am PT). However, it is worth noting that those upgrading to the ad-free plan will still see ads during the game. The commercial-free nature of the subscription only applies to content that’s not broadcast live. As the game is being shown live, it will still be subject to commercials.

Watch Super Bowl 2022 with a live TV plan

While a Peacock subscription will be one of the easiest and simplest ways to watch the game, it is not the only option. Super Bowl Sunday is also being broadcast live on NBC. As a result, any homes with access to the NBC channel can watch the game without the need for a separate Peacock subscription.

NBC is also available as a local over-the-air channel and this might be an easy and cheap way to watch live in some homes. Otherwise, the cheapest way to watch NBC through a live TV streaming service is Sling TV. Sling TV offers two plan options, but those looking to watch NBC will need to sign up to the $35 Sling Blue package. For reference, access to NBC is not nationwide, so consumers will need to check whether a Sling Blue subscription in their individual location includes NBC.

If Sling TV is not an option, or a different service is preferred, NBC, is also available to watch through DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV. All of these services vary in price and all of them are significantly more expensive than Sling TV. Still, if the rest of the channel lineup, features, or DVR options suit a household better, then it might be worth paying the higher monthly cost. Both fuboTV and YouTube TV are specifically popular with sports fans, making both good options to watch Super Bowl 2022 live.

In addition, the big game will also be available to watch via the NBC Sports app on supported devices, as well as directly through the website. However, these options do still require a live TV plan, with the subscriber’s live TV login details used for authentication. Subscribers to any of the live TV streaming services mentioned above can use their account details to log in to the app or website.

Watch Super Bowl 2022 summary:

Super Bowl 2022 can be watched directly through the Peacock streaming service or with a live TV subscription that includes NBC. Below is a quick overview of everything you need to know ahead of Super Bowl Sunday 2022.

  • When: Sunday, February 13, 2022
  • Pregame coverage begins: 12pm ET / 9am PT.
  • Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
  • Stream without a live TV plan: Peacock
  • Stream with a live TV plan (cheapest): Sling TV
  • Other live TV options: DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV
  • Other ways to stream (live TV plan required): NBC Sports app,
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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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