Live Stream Super Bowl 2020 on Your Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad without Cable

Super Bowl 54 is just a few weeks away, and many football fans are wondering, "when is the Super Bowl this year, and where? What channel is the Super Bowl on? How can I watch the Super Bowl live? Can I watch the Super Bowl online free?" We have the answers to all these questions and more, so you can watch the 49ers vs Chiefs. Super Bowl 2020 will be played on Sunday, February 2, at 5:30 p.m. ET at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Broadcast rights for the Super Bowl are rotated between CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, so the method for live streaming the Super Bowl can change from year to year, depending on the channels included in live streaming services. Fortunately, most live streaming services don't have long-term contracts, so it's a simple matter to switch providers if your current choice won't be broadcasting Super Bowl LIV. What channel is the Super Bowl on this year? Fox has broadcasting rights in 2020. So how do we live stream the Super Bowl on an Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad? Let's check out some cheap and free live streaming options for Super Bowl 2020!

Related: Apple TV: Your Complete Guide to Setting Up & Streaming On-Demand Content

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Stream the Super Bowl for Free on Your Phone or Tablet with the Yahoo Sports App

Super Bowl Live Stream on the Yahoo Sports App

Compatibility: iPhones and iPads running iOS 11 and later

Cost: Free

Pros: Did I mention free?

Con: Can't use AirPlay to stream the Super Bowl to AppleTV

yahoo sports app

All you need to watch the Super Bowl via the Yahoo Sports app is a Yahoo account. It's likely that AirPlay wireless streaming will be blocked, so while you can catch the game on your iPhone or iPad, you won't be able to watch it on your Apple TV. So, what options do we have for watching the Super Bowl on Apple TV this year?

Watch the Super Bowl Live Stream Free on Your Apple TV 

All of the streaming services below offer a free trial period, so if you're not yet a subscriber and time your trial period correctly, you should be able to stream the Super Bowl for free.

Super Bowl Live with Hulu 

Compatibility: Fourth-generation Apple TV and later can run the new Hulu app

Cost: Hulu + Live TV is $54.99/month with commercials and $60.99/month with no commercials

Pros: Personalized profiles for each family member, record and save up to 50 hours of content with Cloud DVR

Cons: Fox is not broadcast in all areas

super bowl on hulu

You need to purchase the Hulu + Live TV package to watch the Super Bowl on Hulu, but unless there's a Fox affiliate in your broadcast area, you won't be able to catch the game. 

Super Bowl Stream on AT&T TV Now

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 or later 

Cost: $65 per month

Pros: Seven-day free trial period, streaming included for AT&T Wireless Customers

Cons: Fox live not available in all areas

at&t live tv

AT&T TV Now, formerly DirecTV, offers five different packages, and the lowest cost plan includes Fox! Then I looked at the small print to the right of each channel and noticed small boxes indicating "Live," "Vod," or both. Live is pretty obvious, live streaming is available, but "vod?" That stands for video on demand, and if only vod is offered, you won't be able to live stream games from that network. Check with AT&T TV Now to make sure that live, not vod Fox, is included in your area

Stream Super Bowl 2020 Live with Sling TV

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch with iOS 11 or later 

Cost: $20 for your first month, then $30 per month for Sling Blue

Pros: 10 hours free Cloud DVR storage

Cons: Fox live not available in all areas

sling tv channels

If you live in the right market, you'll be able to watch the Super Bowl at a significant savings over competing streaming services. Be sure to make sure that your service includes a local Fox affiliate before subscribing. 

49ers vs Chiefs on YouTube TV

Compatibility: Fourth-generation and later Apple TV, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch with iOS 11 or later, stream to your TV using AirPlay

Cost: Free trial, then $49.99/month

Pros: Free recording with unlimited storage

Cons: Fox live not available in all areas

youtube tv

Here's another option that includes Fox, and over 70 other channels as well! Make sure that Fox live is included in your service area before subscribing. 

A Cheap, Long-Term Option for Free TV 

Super Bowl Live with a Digital TV Antenna

souper bowl free with antenna

Yes, it's true, you can legally pick up locally broadcasted channels and stream them to your Apple TV, iPad, or iPhone with an over the air or digital antenna. While you might be envisioning the old-fashioned version that looks like a laundry rack attached to your roof, there are now lots of OTA options that stay right inside your house. Some can boost signals, as well, which is really helpful if you live in a rural area. There are lots of choices, so look into whether Fox is broadcast in your area, or could be picked up with an antenna that features signal boosting. Remember to find out which other networks are broadcast, because you could pick up lots of different shows, events, and sports throughout the year if you live in the right area, and that antenna will quickly pay for itself. Some options include AirTV, SiliconDust, and Mohu, but there are lots more out there!

Live Stream Super Bowl 2020 to Your Apple TV—Which Method Will You Choose?

I hope that one of these options will help you live stream the Super Bowl to your Apple TV, and that you have a great game day, with all your favorite snacks! Let me know in the comments which option worked for you, or if you found another method you'd like to share.

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.