This year NBC is streaming eleven hours of Super Bowl XLIX coverage including the game, pre-game and post-game coverage, and halftime show with Katy Perry. For those of you who can’t get enough the Super Bowl commercials, NBC is also proving On Demand access to all advertisements On Demand after first airing at their dedicated Super Bowl Ads web page. NBC says commercials during live streaming may vary between the traditional television broadcast and streaming.
During the Super Bowl coverage NBC is not requiring authentication, so anyone can stream the programming. Typically, the NBC streaming service requires viewers sign in with the username and password associated with their TV service provider.
Super Bowl coverage is available to stream on PCs, tablets, and smartphones via the NBC Sports Live Extra website or through the NBC Sports Live Extra app for Android and Apple tablets. Live viewing of the actual Super Bowl game on smartphones, however, is limited to Verizon FiOS customers with the NFL Mobile app and “The More Everything Plan.”
Steaming on Windows and Mac PCs
Visit the NBC Sports Live Extra website and simply choose Watch Live Now. Live coverage does not require authentication.
Streaming on Tablets
On Google Android and Apple iOS tablets download the NBC Sports Live Extra app and choose your notification and location settings. The live coverage today does not require authentication.
Streaming on Smartphones
Download the NBC Sports Live Extra app for Android or iOS phones and choose your notification and location settings to watch pre-game programming. Live coverage of the game will not be available through the NBC Sports Live Extra app, as Verizon owns the mobile phone rights. Only Verizon FiOS customers will be able to watch the game on mobile phones.
After the Super Bowl coverage, NBC will stream Season 2: Episode 9 of “The Blacklist” starring James Spader.