Super Bowl XLVIII will be available streaming live online and through apps directly from a legitimate source – FOX Sports itself.
And FOX Sports is the only legitimate source as the officially authorized broadcaster of the 2014 Super Bowl, other than the NFL through their own app.
Peddlers of malware and viruses will still attempt to lure unsuspecting consumers into their traps with spammy webpages titled like “watch the Super Bowl free streaming here!”
We’ll avoid linking to examples, but one can easily find such pages that, once you arrive to them, require that you download something suspicious before, supposedly, being allowed to watch the game.
But all that is unnecessary as FOX Sports has announced they will be streaming the Super Bowl live through their site and their own official Fox Sports Go iOS app.
Access to the game on computers will be available through FoxSportsGo.com.
Normally FoxSportsGo.com is limited to subscribers of Comcast, AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, Suddenlink, WOW and Midcontinent.
But from 12 noon (ET) today to 3 AM Monday morning, that requirement has been waived.
Apple users will be able to stream the Super Bowl on their iPad through the Fox Sports Go app, available from iTunes here.
The one place this all gets tricky is when it comes to streaming the game on smartphones.
Whether users are carrying iOS, Android or Windows packed phones, the game is not free and maybe not available at all.
Apparently Verizon has tied up the rights to the game on smartphones. They do offer an NFL app for each flavor – but it only works for Verizon subscribers and costs $5/month. These apps are available here.
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