Livestream Super Bowl 2021 on Your Apple TV, iPhone & iPad

Here's how to watch the 2021 Super Bowl live, Buccaneers vs. Chiefs, without cable!

Super Bowl 55 is almost here, and football fans are wondering: When is the Super Bowl, and where? What channel is it on, and 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. Let's check out some cheap and free livestreaming options for Super Bowl 2021!

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

Super Bowl 2021 will see the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, February 7, at 5:30 p.m. ET at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Broadcast rights for the Super Bowl are rotated between CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, so the method for livestreaming the Super Bowl can change from year to year, depending on the channels included in livestreaming services. Fortunately, most livestreaming 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 LV. What channel is the Super Bowl on this year? CBS has broadcasting rights in 2021.

We've already gone over how to watch football without cable, including how to livestream the NFL playoff games, and how to stream the NCAA playoffs. For more great Apple device tips, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, let's go over how to livestream the Super Bowl on an Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad.

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Yahoo Sports App

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV running iOS 13 and later

Cost: Free

yahoo sports app

All you need to watch the Super Bowl via the Yahoo Sports app is a Yahoo account. You can finally use the Yahoo Sports app on your Apple TV, as well!

Watch the Super Bowl 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.

Hulu + Live TV

Compatibility: Fourth-generation Apple TV and later, sixth-generation iPod Touch, iPhones and iPads running iOS 12 and later.

Cost: Hulu + Live TV is $64.99/month with commercials and $70.99/month with no commercials
super bowl on hulu

You need to purchase the Hulu + Live TV package to watch the Super Bowl on Hulu, but there is a seven-day free trial


Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 12 or later 

Cost: $74.99 for Xtra, $79.99 for Ultimate or $129.99 for Premier per month

Cons: Currently no free trial. Annual or two-year contract with monthly fee for early termination. 

at&t live tv

AT&T TV Now, formerly DirecTV, offers five different packages that you can stream with its app! The CBS Sports Network is available with the Xtra, Ultimate, and Premier packages. Check with AT&T TV Now to make sure that live, not vod CBS, is included in your area

Sling TV

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch with iOS 12 or later 

Cost: $35 per month for Sling Blue

Pros: Three-day free trial

sling tv channels

Sling doesn't include CBS in their offerings, but if you prepay for two months of service, Sling will provide you with an antenna that can pick up local channels. If CBS is among your local broadcasters, this will enable you to watch the Super Bowl!

YouTube TV

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

Cost: Five-day free trial, then $64.99/month

youtube tv

Here's another option that includes the NFL Sports Channel and over 85 other channels as well! Make sure the NFL Sports Channel is included in your service area before subscribing. 

CBS All Access

Compatibility: Fourth-generation and later Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 13 or later

Cost: Seven-day free trial, then $5.99/month with commercials or $9.99/month without commercials

cbs all access

Since the Super Bowl is broadcasted by CBS this year, CBS All Access is a great option! 

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 CBS 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!

Livestream Super Bowl 2021—Which Method Will You Choose?

I hope that one of these options will help you livestream the Super Bowl to your Apple device, 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.

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