How to watch Super Bowl 2022: date, TV channels, free live streams online, halftime show

The race for Super Bowl 56 is proving wonderfully unpredictable. Both the NFC and AFC lack a single dominant force. Plenty of heavyweights have already fallen out of the running, so read on as we explain all you need to know about Super Bowl LVI – including early details of how to get a 2022 Super Bowl live stream all over the world.

Super Bowl LVI live stream 2022

Date: February 13, 2022

Kick-off time (predicted): 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT / 11.30pm GMT / 10.30am AEDT

Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

Reigning champions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Reigning Super Bowl MVP: Tom Brady

Free live stream: BBC iPlayer (UK) | 7Plus (AU) | Azteca 7 (MX) | ProSieben (DE)

Live streams: NBC (via Sling TV FREE trial or free fuboTV trial) | DAZN (CA)

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It’s the fixture that sets storylines in stone and immortalises names, faces and journeys. Every drop of blood, sweat and tears shed over the past few months and beyond count for nothing without the Vince Lombardi Trophy to show at the end of it.

Bill Belichick’s Patriots and Dak Prescott’s Cowboys were two of the early casualties in the playoffs, Tom Brady’s Buccaneers remain in the hunt for back-to-back titles, revenge is still on the cards for Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs, and MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers is eyeing what would be just his second Super Bowl appearance with the Green Bay Packers.

The Titans have been relatively unheralded despite being seeded No.1 in the AFC, while a deep run for the 49ers or Bengals would be sensational.

Of course, the Super Bowl isn’t just about the football, and you can read on as we explain how you’ll be able to watch Super Bowl 2022 – you can even watch a FREE Super Bowl live stream in some countries – and what you can expect at the Super Bowl 56 halftime show.

When is Super Bowl 2022: date and time

The official date of Super Bowl LVI (56) is Sunday February 13 in 2022.

The start time for Super Bowl LVI isn’t yet set in stone, but will almost certainly be 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT (5.30pm CT) in the US. Globally, that means the 2022 Super Bowl time is:

– Australia Super Bowl time: 10.30am AEDT (Monday, February 14)

– India Super Bowl time: 5am IST (Monday)

– Japan Super Bowl time: 8.30am JST (Monday)

– Mexico Super Bowl time: 5.30pm CST

– New Zealand Super Bowl time: 12.30pm NZDT (Monday)

– South Korea Super Bowl time: 8.30am KST (Monday)

– UK Super Bowl time: 11.30pm GMT

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Where is the Super Bowl on TV?

America’s three main broadcasters – CBS, Fox, and NBC – alternate rights to air the Super Bowl each year, and NBC and CBS swapped rights for Super Bowls 55 and 56.

In 2022 therefore, the Super Bowl is being aired by NBC. As per our guide above, if you don’t have it on cable, then it has a dedicated streaming-only platform, Peacock TV, which will sort you out in time for the big game.

Alternatively, Sling TV and fuboTV are two great-value cable replacement services that carry NBC and loads more premium channels, and better still for new subscribers Sling is shaving $25 off your first month, while fuboTV has a 7-day FREE trial.

Folks in the UK and Australia arguably have it best, though, as the Super Bowl is 100% FREE to watch on BBC One and Channel 7, and their companion iPlayer and 7Plus streaming services.

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Super Bowl live stream 2021: how to watch Super Bowl 56 in the US with and without cable

The Super Bowl is back on NBC this year, with kick-off likely to be scheduled for the traditional time of 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT.

NBC, which is also the home of Sunday Night Football, is yet to set its Super Bowl 2022 coverage schedule in stone, but you can hang your hat on NBC building up to the game with an all-day slate of programming.

If you have the channel as part of your cable package, you can also live stream Super Bowl 56 directly through the NBC website.

How to watch Super Bowl 2022 without cable

If you don’t have NBC on cable, fear not. The obvious first port of call is a Peacock TV subscription. Plans start from $4.99 a month and can be cancelled anytime – you can sign up in no time on the Peacock website.

Probably the best value comes from Sling TV, however. Its Blue package costs $35 a month and includes NBC in most markets, as well as 30+ other channels. But even better, Sling is currently offering new subscribers a whole month of Sling Blue for just $10 at the time of writing.

Another over-the-top streaming service that includes NBC is fuboTV. And, better still, it also offers a FREE fuboTV trial

The OTT streamer is a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN, for $64.99 a month.

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How to watch a Super Bowl live stream FREE in Canada

Canadian NFL fans are some of the luckiest in the world, as streaming service DAZN is the place to watch Super Bowl 56, along with every single game of the 2021/22 season.

And it’s an absolute bargain – DAZN costs just CAD$20 a month or $150 a year

Not only do you get every single NFL game, including NFL Game Pass and RedZone access, but DAZN’s also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Premier League and Champions League soccer!

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

Plus, if previous years are anything to go by, we can also expected to see Super Bowl LVI televised by national broadcasters TSN and CTV, both of which also offer streaming access either on a standalone basis or at no extra cost for subscribers.

The Super Bowl 2022 kick-off time hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but it’s likely to be 6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT.

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How to watch a FREE Super Bowl 2022 live stream in the UK

Super Bowl 2022 is being shown FREE on BBC One, with kick-off likely to be at 11.30pm GMT on Sunday night. 

If you’re more likely to be tuning in on the move or from the comfort of your bed, you’ll also be able to live stream the action on BBC iPlayer.

If you’re already a subscriber, Sky Sports is also showing Super Bowl 56, and is the home of loads more brilliant sport, including Premier League football and NBA basketball. 

If you don’t have Sky Sports as part of your TV package but want to try it out, Now TV will let you stream everything it has to offer without locking you into a lengthy contract.

Not in the UK but still want to catch the action? Use a VPN to live stream NFL as if you were at home – we explain how below. 

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How to live stream Super Bowl 2022 FREE in Australia

The Super Bowl 2022 is FREE to watch in Australia thanks to, Channel Seven.

Aussie NFL fans can create an account on Seven’s companion 7Plus streaming service by inputting your name, ZIP code and email address and watch a Super Bowl free live stream.

ESPN, available through Foxtel, has confirmed that it is showing the game, and you’ll also be able to stream it on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app. 

That means streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the Super Bowl too, and is the ideal option for those who don’t want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with it $25 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.

The Super Bowl is likely to kick-off at 10.30am AEDT on Monday morning, so you might want to book the day off work ahead of time.

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Super Bowl live stream 2022: how to watch Super Bowl LVI online in Mexico

The NFL has been making a real push south of the border, with Mexico City hosting a selected NFL game on a semi-regular basis and it has now been confirmed that there will be a Super Bowl live stream free on Azteca 7.

Other options include ESPN, Fox Sports, Televisa and TV Azteca.

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How to watch Super Bowl free online in Germany: 2022 live stream details

Germany boasted five NFL Europe teams at one point, so it’s little surprise that American football is huge in the European nation.

Its popularity means that German fans will be able to watch Super Bowl LVI free of charge. Last year’s event was shown on terrestrial channel ProSieben and you can watch Super Bowl 2022 on the same streaming platform.

How to watch Super Bowl 2022 from outside your country

If you’ve mismatched a holiday or you’re away on business and you want to watch your country’s Super Bowl 2022 coverage from abroad, then you’ll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.

A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on. 

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Once you’ve chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service’s corresponding app, hit ‘choose location’, select the appropriate country, and you’ll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

Tom Brady playing NFL football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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All you need to know about Super Bowl 2022

The 2022 Super Bowl is set to be staged at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, February 13. 

Construction delays prevented the stunning new facility from hosting last year’s showpiece, and it’s hoped that we’ll see it at full capacity for this year’s event.

SoFi is a 70,000-seater, but can hold upwards of 100,000 fans if needed.

Super Bowl 2022 halftime show: who’s performing at Super Bowl LVI?

Following in the footsteps of a performance from The Weeknd that launched several thousand memes and at times perfectly embodied the Chiefs, rap and R&B royalty Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg will headline the 2022 Super Bowl Half-Time Show.

It’s a megastar lineup that’s up there with the best there’s ever been, and will be just as big a spectacle as the game itself.

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Super Bowl 2022 predictions and odds

The Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers are the top seeds, but few would count them as Super Bowl favorites ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs.

The Bucs trounced KC in last year’s showpiece (more on that below), but Tom Brady’s job looks tougher this time out, with several of the team’s offensive stars struggling with injuries.

Super Bowl LV: Who won Super Bowl 55?

Who else? Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl ring and was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time as he led his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to a resounding victory over then-reigning champions the Kansas City Chiefs, on home soil.

It was a shockingly one-sided affair that few had seen coming, the top-seeded Chiefs crumbling spectacularly on the big stage. 

Patrick Mahomes’ depleted O-line allowed their quarterback to get hit time and time again and his receivers vanished into thin air, showing that anything really can happen in this game.

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