How to Watch the Big Game Online for Free This Weekend

How to Watch the Big Game Online for Free This Weekend

Super Bowl LIII is happening on Sunday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. But if you, like many of our readers, have recently decided to cut the cable cord, you might be wondering how you're going to watch the big game live. The good news? It's going to be really, really easy. 

While this year's Super Bowl will be broadcast on CBS, cord-cutters will be happy to hear the network change isn't going to affect the ease of streaming the game online, which will also broadcast free on or the CBS Sports app, which is available on most streaming devices and smart TVs. It's also going to stream on CBS All Access, if you have a subscription.

You can watch Super Bowl coverage for free on supported streaming platforms including:

Super Bowl video streamers will not be required to log in with their cable or satellite credentials to watch.

This is possibly the best news I've heard all month. Although the picture quality is better when you can watch it on the free over-the-air HD signal, and I live in a major city where the over-the-air HD signal should be plenty strong, my flimsy cheapo rabbit ears sometimes flake out if someone walks or stands in the wrong spot in my apartment.

Of course, Tech Editor David pointed out that we routinely see good quality HD antennas that cost less than $20, like this one  with an 80 mile range for $16.53. I know, shame on me for not investing in something better, but I really just don't watch live TV often enough for it to inspire me to do something about it. So hooray for streaming options! I'll buy a better antenna someday.

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