Super Bowl 50 will stream online for free

Cordcutting sports fans, rejoice: CBS Sports has announced plans to stream Super Bowl 50 online for free. 

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In a move that should please cordcutting football fans everywhere, CBS Sports has announced plans to stream Super Bowl 50 online for free. 

The live stream will be available

Online viewers won't be limited to watching on laptops and tablets since that free access extends to streaming devices that support CBS Sports. You can watch on supported devices including:

Eligible Verizon Wireless customers also can watch on the NFL Mobile App, though the idea of watching football on a phone is just a little depressing.

This is possibly the best news I've heard all day. 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 have never managed to pick up the local CBS channel.

Of course, Tech Editor David pointed out that we routinely see good quality HD antennas that cost less than $20, like this one from ViewTV with a 50 mile range for $19.99. 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.

Super Bowl 50 will air on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 6:30pm ET on your local CBS channel,online at, and on the CBS Sports channel on your streaming device.

P.S. CBS has been streaming the playoffs free too, including this Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. Looks like I'll be rooting for my Broncos through my Roku this weekend!

This article first appeared in Brad's Deals. 

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