Super Bowl LVI: How and where to live stream the final between Cincinnati Bengals and LA Rams
This time last year, Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers had won the Super Bowl. The Weeknd's 14-odd minute medley of his hits was on loop on YouTube. Things have changed now. Super Bowl LVI has the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals vying for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. This will be the first time where a team that hosted a championship game will also play the final game in their own stadium, making the Rams the road team. Both teams had quite the journey with the Rams pipping the San Francisco 49ers
The Bengals fended off a tough Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes II attack to make their third Super Bowl appearance. It will be a blockbuster Sunday with the commercials and an explosive line-up of artists slated to perform at the SoFi Stadium. Ahead of the mega weekend event, here's a quick look at the FAQs.
When is Super Bowl LVI?
The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will square off on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The kickoff time is slated for 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT. The coverage begins at 12:00 pm ET
How and where to watch the Super Bowl LVI?
The action can be caught live on NBC and can also be live-streamed on Peacock, NBC Sports App, and NBCSports.com. The Super Bowl will also air on NBC's sister network Telemundo. Over the seasons, NBC, CBS, and Fox have taken turns in showcasing the marquee event. CBS originally set to air the Super Bowl this year made a deal with NBC so that the latter could show the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics 2022. With this, the network adjusts its Olympic programming, as per a Cnet report.
As far as the live streaming options are concerned, the ad-supported Premium plan of Peacock costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium Plus plan can be picked up for $10. YouTube TV costs $65 a month and with NBC as part of the package, is another convenient option as well. Fubo TV is priced at the same rate as YouTube TV and includes NBC as part of the package. Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling, and DirecTV are the other streaming platforms to catch the game.
Who's the Super Bowl halftime performer?
There is quite a few this time. If it was the Weeknd who set Tampa Bay on fire last season, expect a string of high-profile names to do the same. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform at the SoFi Stadium. While a chunk of fans was impressed with the line-up, former Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal wasn't happy.
"I'm upset that there's all that greatness packed into 12 minutes," O'Neal told The Hollywood Reporter (via Cnet). "Because I, at least, want to hear three songs from Dre, and three from Snoop, and three from Mary and three from Kendrick. That's like an hour performance, but I guess they're going to have to figure out how to do all that in 12 minutes. But if Dr. Dre's involved, all that funk and all, in 12 minutes, it's probably going to be the best Super Bowl halftime show ever."