NBC will be live streaming the entire game and for the first time ever also the halftime show with special guest featuring Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz, on the mobile app for both tablet and desktop users as well as their website. To gain access to the network’s Sports Live Extra streams, people will require user logging in to a participating satellite or cable TV provider. However, NBC has waived this requirement and are now offering Super Bowl XLIX for free to watch. The live streaming of the game starts at 12 p.m. ET and the viewers will be able to view a new episode of the NBC’s drama “The Blacklist” post the game coverage at around 10 p.m. ET.
The NFL is expected to be offering some part of the coverage on their NFL Now app as Verizon is holding the exclusive rights to live stream the game of the smartphones. The free version of the app comprises of basic highlights and scores, while on the other hand Verizon customers have to pay $5 to avail the premium subscription to watch the complete game. The smartphone app of NFL is available for Blackberry 10, iOS, Android and Windows smartphones.
One of the other options available for the customer is the Slingbox. This streaming media device can be connected to the TV and give the ability to the remotely control and watch programs on the computer, tablet and smartphone. Still this option doesn’t fall cheap for the customers. The customers will have to pay $180 for the Slingbox and Slingbox 500 comes at the retail price of $ 299. The company charges extra for their smartphone apps.