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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 NBCSports.com 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, NBCSports.com
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John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been writing about technology and TV-related services and devices since 2014 and believes the best streaming approach is to bounce between services as needed. Contact John via email at john@streamingbetter.com or on Twitter

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