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Super Bowl streams online for 1st time, iOS and Android too

updated 12:20 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2011

Super Bowl leaves TV-only limits

The NFL on Tuesday dropped a longstanding barrier and said it would stream the Super Bowl, and the Pro Bowl, online. Both its own site and NBC's will provide the games alongside Verizon's NFL Mobile apps for the iPad and iPhone (free, App Store) and Android (free, Android Market). Either version will be an improvement on the TV version, with multiple camera angles, highlights, and live stats.

Both desktop and mobile versions will supply the games for free, although the NFL Mobile app needs Verizon access to work.

NBC had already provided Sunday Night Football access both on the web and on NFL Mobile, but until now it and previous broadcasters couldn't show the most crucial games outside of TV. Internet access shows both confidence that ads can be effective online and acknowledges that some of its audience, mostly younger watchers, might be "cord-cutters" who would turn to a bootleg stream rather than leave home to watch.

by MacNN Staff



  1. blshaw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple TV?

    Does anyone know if it might be available via Apple TV too?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The Pro Bowl! Finally, I can watch it on my iPod! That's what has been missing from my life!

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969


    s**** the NFL

    They love to s**** their customers. Verizon only? That's stupid, just like the DirectTV only Sunday Ticket.

    This app should be FROM the NFL, not Verizon, and it should be available to all carriers.

    The NFL needs to look at the MLB- they have the best experience that is fan friendly.

  1. thatdecade

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Prepaid 3G devices, such as the iPad 2, cannot access the streaming games.

  1. facebook_Avery

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    Yet another reason why Syncbak is already irrelevant.

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