Super Bowl 56 between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals kicks off Sunday, February 13 at 6:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm PT. This year the game will be broadcasted by NBC but you won’t need a cable subscription in most cases because there are many different streaming options to watch the Super Bowl and several are free. Unfortunately, the Super Bowl will not be available in 4K or in HDR via any method, paid or free, so the stream quality shouldn’t vary much between providers. Here are all the ways to watch Super Bowl LVI for Free on Amazon Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Edition Smart TVs.
Free Method 0: Sideloaded Yahoo Sports
The two free methods that don’t require free trials, unfortunately, do not work to watch the entire game uninterrupted. Your best option now is to use methods 3, 4, or 5 to sign up for a free trial and watch the game. However, if you don’t want to do that, then your best option is to sideload the Yahoo Sports mobile app. Yahoo Sports allows you to watch for free as long as you sign in with a free Yahoo account. One caveat is that, since this is a sideloaded mobile phone app, you will need to use a mouse to navigate the app. To sideload the app, enter code 869912 into the Downloader app. For detailed instructions on how to sideload apps on Fire TVs, see this guide.
Free Method 1: NFL App
Unfortunately, the NFL app is now requiring a cable subscription login to watch the Super Bowl, so this is no longer a free option. Your best option is method 3, 4, or 5 which are free but require signing up for a free trial.
Several sources, including Amazon themselves, have said that the NFL App will be streaming the game completely for free. Assuming that is true, then it should be your best option, but be sure to have some of the backup options listed below ready, just in case free streaming in the NFL app is limited to mobile devices.
Free Method 2: NBCSports.com via Silk Browser
Unfortunately, NBCSports.com is now forcing a redirect to the NBC Sports app which requires a cable subscription to stream the Super Bowl. Even if you can get the stream to load, such as through a sideloaded browser, the site is only allowing 30 minutes of free streaming before a cable login is required. Your best option is method 3, 4, or 5 which are free but require signing up for a free trial.
NBCSports.com, the website not the app, is said to be streaming the Super Bowl for free. If so, you should be able to use the Silk Browser App to load the website and stream the game on your Fire TV that way. You can use my Bookmarker app to jump right to the site with a single click. Once again, it’s not entirely clear if there are going to be restrictions that prevent this on Fire TV browsers, so you should really consider also having one of the free trial options below ready.
Free Method 3: Free Trial on FuboTV
If the completely free options above don’t work out as promised on game day, the best option is to sign up for a 7-day free trial of Fubo TV and then cancel the subscription after the game. The least expensive “Starter” plan, which costs $64.99/month after the free trial period, is good enough to watch the game. However, be sure to check that your region includes NBC before signing up.
Free Method 4: Free Trial on Sling TV
If you don’t want to go with Fubo TV’s free trial, your other option is a 3-Day Free Trial of Sling TV to watch the Super Bowl. The “Sling Blue” plan, which costs $35/month after the free trial, is the one that offers NBC but you must be in one of the following regions: Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford/New Haven, Los Angeles, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, New York, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, and Washington, DC.
Free Method 5: Free Trial on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is yet another service that offers NBC and gives a free trial. The free trial is quite generous right now at 2 weeks and costs $64.99/month after it ends. You can enter your ZIP code here to be sure that NBC is offered in your region.
Free(ish) Method 6: Included with Cable Subscription on NBC Sports
If you have a cable subscription, then you can activate the NBC Sports app and stream the Super Bowl for free.
Cheapest Paid Method: $4.99 on Peacock App
If you don’t want to go with any of the above free options, then the cheapest paid option is paying $4.99 for one month of Peacock Premium. You’ll then be able to stream the game live in the Peacock app.
Thanks for this info. Is anyone broadcasting the game in 4K? (I assume YoutubeTV is with their 4k paid plan, I meant besides that)
Saw this on theverge recently: https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/19/22878110/super-bowl-lvi-2022-no-4k-streaming
Super Bowl is actually shot in 1080p so no native 4k.
I mention in the first paragraph that nobody is broadcasting it in 4K. ;-)
would help if i read and didnt just jump down to the methods.
thanks for all you do!
title said “free”…misleading
How is that misleading when the NFL app won’t charge a penny? Do you not know how to read or comprehend?
You can also watch it on over the air TV with an antenna for free.
Re Free Method #1: I thought I’ve read in other news reports that the NFL app is only going to provide streaming of the Super Bowl on mobile phone and tablet devices, but supposedly NOT on televisions???
Which I think, is the same way the NFL and Yahoo Sports apps have handled live NFL game broadcasts during the regular season.
Though, I’d be happy if they DID end up making the game available for free via the NFL app on Fire and Android TVs.
Unfortunately, the Super Bowl will not be available in 4K or in HDR via any method, paid or free, so the stream quality shouldn’t vary much between providers.
My perception has been the the app streaming quality showed noticeable compression as the game went on and the server demand increased vs. what I saw with over the air from my local. I’m guessing that at some point technology will erase this discrepancy, but as of last year I still saw it on the NFL app. The NFL app didn’t have a bad picture, it was just that over the air was noticeably better, imho.
I’d prefer the app since the place I get the very best over the air signal is with my antenna is on the floor, under my foyer window, which is … less than ideal.
This is a lie if u have no money on card u can’t get free trial and all the apps charge to watch game
NFL app doesn’t charge to watch the game. If you can put the app on your device,and you probably can, its free.
Oh dear, I was wrong…
The NFL app requires a sign on with your cable provider… :-(
The point he is trying to make is, if your paying for cable tv, its not free. Your paying for cable and thus you can simply watch cable and not need to mess with an app. Watch for free means not paying for cable, a trial, or any other method.
Isn’t the Yahoo Sports App streaming it for free, too?