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How to watch the Super Bowl (and SB commercials) without having cable

February 3, 2016 Updated: February 4, 2016 at 6:59 am
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Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (58) speaks to reporters in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The Denver Broncos will play the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

If you’ve cut the cord with cable, don’t own a TV or are on the move during Super Bowl Sunday, you might be thinking you have to miss out on the big game. Luckily that’s not the case. In the golden age of television, there’s always a way to get the content you want. Here’s how to do just that. 

If you don’t have cable but you do have a TV - To get local channels in high definition, an HD antenna ($20-$100) is the way to go. While every local network channel is available in HD for free, the quality of the picture can fluctuate depending on where you live and the weather. This year’s Super Bowl is being broadcast by CBS, that’s KKTV for Colorado Springs viewers.

If you only have a streaming device - Depending on which streaming service you have, football fans can use two different CBS apps, CBS Sports and CBS All Access, to watch the big game on Xbox One, Apple TV and Roku. You can watch the game from any of those devices and stream them to your television. You can also watch your local CBS station through a Roku as well. 

If you don’t have a TV but have a computer or tablet - If you’re TV-less, CBSSports.com is streaming all of the network’s Super Bowl coverage. The halftime show and commercials will all be viewable.

If you only own a smart phone - As an NFL partner, Verizon has exclusive rights that allow their customers to watch the Super Bowl via their mobile devices. Verizon customers can use the NFL Mobile App to watch the game. If you have any other carrier, you’re out of luck. 

But what if I just want to watch the commercials? - Several of the commercials for this year’s big game have already been released online. If you have Hulu Plus you can check them out in their AdZone right now. YouTube also has a number of new commercials, just do a search for “Super Bowl ads 2016” and they’ll pop right up. 

I really like the Heinz commercial featuring a bunch of dachshunds in hot dog outfits running towards people dressed as ketchup and mustard. I have dachshund myself so it was right in my wheelhouse. You can watch it below.   

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