How to Watch the Super Bowl on Your Apple TV, iPhone & iPad

What to Know

  • The Fox Sports app will be your best option if you want to watch the Super Bowl on your mobile device, so long as you have access to Fox through a TV subscription. 
  • Since Fox will broadcast the Super Bowl, be sure to check if your chosen streaming service includes Fox or Fox Sports in your service area.
  • You can get the Super Bowl through freely broadcast network television if you have an OTA antenna.

Super Bowl 57 is almost here, and football fans are wondering, when is the Super Bowl, and where? What channel is the Super Bowl on, and how can I watch the Super Bowl live stream? Can I watch the Super Bowl online, for free? Let's check out some cheap and free live-streaming options for Super Bowl 2023!

Watch Super Bowl 2023 on Your Apple TV, iPhone & iPad

Super Bowl 2023 is coming Sunday, February 12, at 5:30 p.m. ET at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Who are the teams playing Super Bowl 2023? Stay tuned to the ongoing playoffs to find out who will play.

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 LVI. What channel is the Super Bowl on this year? Fox has broadcasting rights in 2023.

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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!

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

Watch the Super Bowl Stream Free on Your Apple TV 

Some 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.

Fox Sports

Compatibility: Fourth-generation Apple TV running tvOS 14 and later, sixth-generation iPod Touch, iPhones, and iPads running iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and later.

Cost: App is Free but must pay for a subscription to a TV provider.
The Fox Sports app is owned by Fox and offers live sports programming. While the app is free, you must pay for a subscription to the following providers to watch the Super Bowl live: DirecTV, DirecTV StreamDish, Fubo TV, Hulu, Sling, Spectrum, Vidgo, and YouTube TV.

Hulu + Live TV

Compatibility: Fourth-generation Apple TV and later running tvOS 13 and later, sixth-generation iPod Touch, iPhones running iOS 13 and later, iPads running iPadOS 13 and later.

Cost: Hulu + Live TV is $69.99/month with commercials and $82.99/month with no commercials
super bowl on hulu

You need to purchase the Hulu + Live TV package to watch the Super Bowl on Hulu. 

DirecTV Stream

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

Cost: Five-day free trial, starts at $69.99/month

directv stream app

DirecTV Stream offers four different packages that you can stream with its app! Fox Sports is available with all four packages. Keep in mind with DirecTV Stream, there's an annual or two-year contract with a monthly fee for early termination. Check with DirecTV Stream to make sure that Fox is included in your area

Sling TV

Compatibility: Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 13, iPhones and iPod Touch with iOS 11 or later, iPad with iPadOS 11 and later. 

Cost: Three-day free trial, then $40 per month for Sling Blue

sling tv channels

Sling includes Fox and Fox Sports in their offerings, so you can live stream the Super Bowl if you subscribe to this service.

YouTube TV

Compatibility: Fourth-generation and later Apple TV with tvOS 12 or later, iPhones with iOS 12 or later, iPads with iPadOS 12 or later

Cost: Fourteen-day free trial, first three months for $54.99/month, then $64.99/month

youtube tv

The YouTube TV app includes your local Fox station, Fox Sports, and over 85 other channels as well! Make sure YouTube TV includes Fox and Fox Sports in your service area before subscribing. 

fubo TV

Compatibility: Fourth-generation and later Apple TV with tvOS 13 or later, iPhones with iOS 13 or later, iPads with iPadOS 13 or later

Cost: Seven-day free trial, starts at $69.99/month

fubo TV includes your local Fox station, Fox Sports, and over 100 other channels. Make sure to check if fubo TV includes your local Fox station and Fox Sports in your service area before subscribing. 

How to Watch Super Bowl 2023 Outside of the U.S.

Just because you are living or traveling outside of the United States doesn't mean you can't watch the Super Bowl. Fans living in the United Kingdom can stream the Super Bowl on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport, and Sky Sports. Australian audiences can stream through Kayo Sports, 7plus, and ESPN. People can also watch the big game on Dazn, which is available in Canada, Japan, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Brazil. 

Livestream Super Bowl 2023—Which Method Will You Choose?

I hope that one of these options will help you live-stream 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.

If you found this article helpful, you may want to learn how to stream the NBA Playoffs without cable. 


  • Where can I stream the Super Bowl?
    There are several options to stream the Super Bowl! To watch the big game for free, you can watch using an OTA antenna to pick up the Fox network.
  • What apps can I watch the Super Bowl on?
    You can watch the Super Bowl on multiple apps such as the Fox Sports app, YouTube TV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and fubo TV. 
  • Can I watch the Super Bowl on Apple TV?
    Yes! All the apps mentioned are compatible with Apple TV, so you can just download the app of your choice.
  • Where can I watch the playoffs?
     For playoffs, you can check out our article that covers where to watch NFL games through Apple TV or online.

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Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
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