Watching the Super Bowl on Roku gives you plenty of options to watch tonight’s big game, and you can get everything ready in minutes. Whether on a smart TV with a Roku kit built in or on one of the best Roku devices, you can watch the Rams vs. Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on NBC — and some services are also free of. If you’re also outside the U.S., we’ll help you get involved. As a quick reminder, Super Bowl kickoff times are scheduled for tonight at 6:30pm ET, 3:30pm PT, 11:30pm GMT.
First, the easiest option to watch the Super Bowl. If you already have NBC as part of your cable service, you’re done. Just download the NBC app to your Roku device, log in with your cable provider credentials, and sit back and enjoy the game. If you don’t have NBC on your package, or you’re a cord cutter, there are several options for watching the Super Bowl on your Roku, including a completely free option through a handy free trial (double-check for signs NBC is available in your area) website). We’ve listed the services directly below, and if you need them, we’ll go into further detail further down the page, along with instructions on how to access them from outside the United States.
- Watch the Super Bowl on Peacock Premium
- Watch the Super Bowl (Blue) on Sling TV
- Watch the Super Bowl on Fubo TV
Watch the Super Bowl on Roku with these US services
NBC is on the Peacock streaming service, but only on Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus. There is no free trial option for these tiers, but they are very cheap. Peacock Premium is only $4.99 per month and you can cancel anytime. Alternatively, you can buy Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 per month, which gets rid of ads and lets you watch some titles offline on your mobile device. Otherwise, both levels are the same, and you can access the Super Bowl live on NBC on your Roku or many other platforms through the app. It’s the easiest way for us to make money, and it doesn’t get expensive if you forget to cancel after a match.
One of the most popular cord-cutting streaming services, Sling TV is your best bet for getting those broadcast TV channels back, but without a lengthy contract. Scroll down the Sling TV landing page and you’ll see a three-day free trial option that will give you the Super Bowl live on NBC today. If you’re signing up for one of these on this page, including $10 off the first month, be sure to get the package that includes Sling Blue, as that’s NBC’s tier.
Fubo TV is another option for watching the Super Bowl on your Roku, and the free trial isn’t hidden beneath the homepage like Sling, so it feels more transparent. After the free period expires, it’s more expensive than Sling TV Blue, but you can cancel early thanks to a generous 7-day free trial.
Watching the Super Bowl outside the US
If you are currently outside the US, you can still use the above services through a VPN, as this will make your phone, laptop or tablet think it is in the US and you can log in as usual. Our preferred overseas streaming option is ExpressVPN. We rate it as the best VPN out there, and if you sign up for the annual deal, you get a three-month free trial, and you can currently try it out risk-free for 30 days.
In the UK, the Super Bowl will be broadcast live for free on BBC TV and on the iPlayer app or website. This is also attractive outside the US, as the program has zero ads. Instead of another truck commercial, you’ll get American commentary, and then go back to the BBC pundits in the studio. When you set its location to the UK, ExpressVPN will let you watch the BBC anywhere in the world.
The options on Apple devices are very similar. Our friends at iMore have put together a guide to the Super Bowl on Apple TV that you might also find useful.
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