Super Bowl FAQs: How to stream the game on NBC Sports

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NBC Sports will have blanket coverage of Super Bowl LII throughout the day on Feb. 4, culminating with the game broadcast at 6 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch the game on NBC or stream it on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. NBCSports.com also has full coverage of the Super Bowl leading into the game, as well as the game stream and video of every ad. While we can’t tell you who will win the big game, we have answers to many of your streaming questions below.

GETTING STARTED

Q: What do I need to watch video on NBCSports.com/Live

A: In order to watch any video on NBCSports.com/Live, you must have a recent browser that supports HTML5 Media Source Extensions (MSE) and for certain events you must install the latest version of Adobe® Flash®.

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl on my connected TV?

A: The Super Bowl game and pregame streams will be available through the NBC Sports app to Connected TV users on supported devices.

 

Q: Which Connected TV devices are supported?

A: The following Connected TV devices are supported:

  • Apple TV (3rd generation and below)
  • Apple (tvOS) (Apple TV 4 and 4K)
  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Windows 10 (desktop and tablet)
  • Xbox One
  • Samsung TV (2016)

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl on my mobile device?

A: NFL streaming on mobile devices is restricted to Verizon Wireless users through the NFL Mobile app, as well as the Yahoo Sports app.

 

Q: Can I watch the Super Bowl pregame show online?

A: Users on desktop, connected TV and tablets can watch the full day’s broadcast through NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Mobile streaming is restricted to Verizon Wireless users through the NFL Mobile app.

 

Q: What is required for access to view “Live Streaming” video content?

A: You can access live streams of EVERY NBC Sports event on NBC & NBCSN by authenticating with a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply login to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your providers website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information contact your service provider.

 

Q: What is required for access to view “Live Streaming” video content?

A: You can access live streams of EVERY NBC Sports event on NBC & NBCSN by authenticating with a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply login to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your providers website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information, please contact your service provider.

 

Q: Why is authentication being required?

A: Authentication supports our ongoing investment in sports programming for all of our platforms and is consistent with industry trends. Digital platforms require significant investment, and authentication allows us to capture the value of that investment, which in turn allows us to continue to provide cable/satellite/telco customers with high-quality sports coverage wherever and whenever they want at no additional cost. Of course, NBC Sports continues to make premier live sporting events and other sports programming available to all viewers on free over-the-air television through the NBC broadcast network.

 

COMPATIBILITY

Q: What are the minimum web browser and/or hardware requirements for viewing video on NBCSports.com/Live

A: Browser Compatibility:

  • Windows 10 Edge
  • macOS 10.12.6 and above running Safari
  • Latest version of Window/macOS Chrome
  • Latest version of Windows/macOS Firefox
  • iOS 11 Safari and above
  • Latest version of iOS Chrome
  • Android 7 and above

Internet Requirement:

  • Broadband connection with 10000+ Kbps

 

Q: What will be the minimum and optimal operating system requirements for using the Mobile and Tablet Applications?

A: The NBC Sports Mobile and Tablet Applications will support iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2+, iPad Air 1+, iPad Mini 1+ devices running on iOS 9.0 and above, and select Android handheld and tablet devices running on an operating system of 4.1 and above. To ensure the best user experience, make sure that your device has the most recent operating system.

 

STREAMING

Q: Is video on NBCSports.com/Live available in HD?

A: Yes, this online content is available in HD.

 

Q: Can we watch video on NBCSports.com/Live outside of the United States?

A: Due to broadcasting regulations, NBC is only allowed to show NBC Sports content on the internet in the United States and U.S. Territories. Users outside of these locations will still be able to access an extensive set of non-event video content on NBCSports.com.

 

Q: Is it possible to watch the video in full screen?

A: Yes, you can click on the ‘full screen’ button that is located on the lower right corner of the video player control bar.

 

Q: What is “Live Streaming” video content?

A: NBCSports.com/Live and its mobile/tablet applications will be the exclusive sources in the U.S. for LIVE video coverage of sports that NBC, NBCSN broadcasts. For details regarding access to live streaming content, click here.

 

 

Q: Can I watch NBC Sports video content on my mobile device?

A: You can watch live events within our Live Streaming application. For more information, check out all of our mobile and tablet application offerings here: https://www.nbcsports.com/mobile.

 

Q: Is there an NBC Sports Mobile or Tablet Application available?

A: Yes, there are two applications available for download on your iPhone, iPod touch or Android handheld device and your iPad or Android tablet device. To see our full mobile application offerings, please check out this link: https://www.nbcsports.com/mobile

 

Q: How do I unlock access to the live video coverage in the NBC Sports App?

A: To access content on NBC Sports you will just need to verify your cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes NBCSN. There is no additional charge for this service, simply log in to NBC Sports using the Username and Password you use on your provider’s website. If you do not have, or do not know your Login information contact your service provider.

 

Q: Will there be a cost to download the NBC Sports App?

A: No, all of the mobile and tablet offerings for NBC Sports will be free.

 

Q: Can we watch video on NBCSports.com/Live outside of the United States?

A: Due to broadcasting regulations, NBC is only allowed to show NBC Sports content on the internet in the United States and U.S. Territories. Users outside of these locations will still be able to access an extensive set of non-event video content on NBCSports.com.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING

Q: What do I do when the video doesn’t start and is showing a spinner or black screen, or an error message.

A: Try the following steps:

  1. Refresh your browser
  2. Upgrade your browser (Older browsers might not be offering you the premium in speed and security to view this content).
  3. If you would like the best viewing experience, we recommend that you upgrade to the most recent version of your browser. You can select from the following supported browsers:

 

Q: The video stops playing completely.

A: Try the following steps:

  1. Refresh your browser.
  2. Clear your browser’s cache and cookies. If the browser you’re using or a page you’re viewing is displaying problems, try to clear the browser’s cache. If that doesn’t fix the problem, try to clear the browser’s cookies.

 

Q: I cannot hear any audio.

A: Try the following steps:

  • 1. Refresh your browser.
  • 2. If refreshing didn’t help, try the following:
    • Adjust the volume control on your computer and speakers.
    • Adjust the volume control located in the lower left corner of the Player.
    • Restart your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.)
    • Ensure that the volume is turned up on other video players, such as Quicktime, Real Player, or Windows Media player, as this might affect the video player sound.

 

Q: My video is choppy or it keeps buffering.

A: Try the following steps:

  1. Refresh your browser
  2. Quit your browser application entirely and all other unnecessary applications running on your computer, then restart your browser. Avoid using multiple tabs.
  3. If using wireless internet (WiFi), connect directly to your modem or router with an Ethernet cable.

 

Q: I am experiencing issues playing video, does it matter that I have blocked 3rd party cookies?

A: Yes, you will need to unblock 3rd party cookies, in order to view video. In current versions of Firefox, for instance, follow these steps:

  1. In the Firefox menu bar, go to Tools > Options
  2. In the Options screen, select Privacy
  3. Make sure that both “Accept cookies from sites” and “Accept third-party cookies” are checked.
  4. In the “Keep until:” drop-down, select either “they expire” or “I close Firefox”
  5. Click OK to close the Options screen.
  6. Force-reload the page by doing Shift-Reload (Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard, while clicking the Reload button in the browser’s button bar.)
  7. The videos should now play successfully

 

Q: In the NBC Sports Application, the video on my device keeps buffering or is of poor quality. How can I fix this?

A: Watching video is available via a 3G or 4G/LTE connection, but to experience the highest quality of video, connect to a WiFi signal. You can also improve your video quality by making sure you have installed the latest operating system onto your device.

 

Q: When I load the NBC Sports Mobile and Tablet Applications, an error message displays saying I do not have a data connection. What does this mean?

A: If you are receiving an error message stating there is no data connection, make sure you are connected to a 3G, 4G/LTE or WiFi network. You can check the status of your connection in the Settings section of your device. Note: If your device is in “Airplane Mode”, you will not have a data connection and will need to turn the setting off. Video will work with 3G or 4G/LTE connection, however, to experience best video quality connect to WIFI network when available.

 

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Eagles fly to first Super Bowl win with memorable victory vs Patriots

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As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles’ finally could breathe freely.

Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a thrilling Super Bowl that rewrote the offensive record book.

Nick Foles guided the drive of a lifetime, Zach Ertz made a bobbling touchdown catch that had to survive replay review, and an exhausted defense came up with not one but two stands in the final moments Sunday for a 41-33 victory. For the first time since 1960, the Eagles are NFL champions.

“Fly Eagles Fly,” indeed.

“We’ve played this game since we were little kids, we dreamed about this moment,” game MVP Foles said. “There’s plenty of kids watching this game right now dreaming about this moment and someday will be here.”

In a record-setting shootout between backup QB Foles and five-time champ Brady of the favored Patriots, Foles led a pressure-packed 75-yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Ertz with 2:21 to go .

Then Brandon Graham strip-sacked Brady and Derek Barnett recovered, setting up rookie Jake Elliot’s 46-yard field goal for an 8-point lead.

Brady got his team to midfield, but his desperation pass fell to the ground in the end zone.

“For us, it was all about one stop we had to make. We went out here and made that one stop,” Graham said.

The underdog Eagles (16-3), even injured starting quarterback Carson Wentz, came bolting off the sideline in ecstasy while Brady sat on the ground, disconsolate.

It was the first Super Bowl title for Philadelphia (16-3), which went from 7-9 last season.

“If there’s a word (it’s) called everything,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said. “That’s what it means to Eagles fans everywhere. And for Eagles fans everywhere, this is for them.”

Super Bowl MVP Foles orchestrated the victory with the kind of drive NFL MVP Brady, a five-time champion, is known for. The drive covered 14 plays, including a fourth-down conversion.

“I felt calm. I mean, we have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff,” Foles said. “We felt confident coming in, and we just went out there and played football.”

The Eagles had to survive a video replay because ball pop into the air as Ertz crossed the goal line.

The touchdown stood — and so did thousands of green-clad Eagles fans who weren’t going to mind the frigid conditions outside US Bank Stadium once they headed out to celebrate. But not before a rousing rendition of “Fly Eagles Fly” reverberated throughout the stands once the trophy was presented to Lurie. Later, fans danced along with the “Gonna Fly Now,” the theme from “Rocky,” the city’s best-known fictional underdog.

The Patriots (15-4) seemed ready to take their sixth championship with Brady and coach Bill Belichick in eight Super Bowls. Brady threw for a game-record 505 yards and three TDs, hitting Rob Gronkowski for 4 yards before Stephen Gostkowski’s extra point gave New England its first lead, 33-32.

Then Foles made them forget Wentz — and least for now — with the gutsiest drive of his life.

“We couldn’t make a play to give the ball back to the offense,” Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore said.

Foles has been something of a journeyman in his six pro seasons, but he has been spectacular in four career playoff games. He finished 28 of 43 for 373 yards and three TDs.

The combined 1,151 yards were the most in any modern NFL game, and Brady’s 505 were the most in any playoff contest. The 40-year-old master finished 28 of 48 and picked apart the Eagles until the final two series.

It was such a wild game that Foles caught a touchdown pass , and Brady was on the opposite end of a Danny Amendola throw that went off his fingertips.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson brought home the championship in his second year in charge. Belichick is 5-3 in Super Bowls and his teams have only a plus-4 overall margin in those games.

So this one was in keeping with that trend: breathtaking and even a bit bizarre.

Brady and the Patriots looked ready for another comeback by opening the second half with a 75-yard touchdown drive. Gronkowski was unstoppable, grabbing four passes for 69 yards, including the 5-yard score.

Philly didn’t flinch, answering with a precise 75-yard march and three more third-down conversions; the Eagles were 10 for 16. The last was on Foles’ perfect pass to Clement over double coverage. The rookie’s reception was upheld by review, and the Eagles were back on top by 10.

Brady shrugged and, getting steadfast protection, connected with Chris Hogan from the 26 for another touchdown.

When all the Eagles could manage was Elliott’s 42-yarder for a 32-26 lead, it seemed inevitable the Patriots would go in front, then become the first repeat Super Bowl winner since they did it in the 2004 and ’05 games.

Foles, Ertz, and — at last — a revitalized defense said otherwise.

The weird image of Brady ambling downfield on a pass pattern came three plays after New England lost receiver Brandin Cooks to a concussion on a vicious but clean hit by Malcolm Jenkins in the second quarter. Amendola’s pass required an over-the-shoulder grab and the ball fell off Brady’s outstretched hands.

Brady got back to passing after a wild interception. Alshon Jeffery nearly made a spectacular catch near the Patriots’ goal line, only to juggle the ball into the air. Duron Harmon picked it off at the 10. Moments later, Brady was connecting with Chris Hogan for 42 yards.

James White broke several tackles with a brilliant 26-yard run and it was 15-12. That gave White seven touchdowns in his past three postseason games, including the overtime winner in last year’s Super Bowl.

But the Eagles still had 2:04 left in the half — and some more magic in their bag.

A short third-down throw to rookie Corey Clement on a circle route turned into a 55-yard explosion down to the Patriots 8. Philly got to the 1 and on fourth down, it was Foles’ turn to morph into a receiver.

He did better than Brady. On fourth down, Clement took a direct snap, pitched to tight end Trey Burton, and the former Florida QB hit an uncovered Foles. The Eagles were up 22-12 at halftime, the most points New England has allowed in the opening half of a Super Bowl under Belichick.

Each team started with 67-yard drives to field goals — New England had never scored a first-quarter point with Brady in a Super Bowl.

Each kicker later faltered, with Elliott missing the extra point, his fifth failed PAT this season, after Jeffery’s 34-yard touchdown. Then Gostkowski hit the left upright with a 26-yard field goal after holder Ryan Allen mishandled the snap. Gostkowski also missed an extra point.

When LeGarrette Blount, who won the title last season with the Patriots, scored on a 21-yard burst, Pederson went for 2, but the pass failed, making it 15-3.

The Eagles and Pederson brushed it off and stayed with their usual aggressive approach. Breathtakingly, it eventually paid off.

Eagles’ rush could be key vs. Patriots’ Brady

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MINNEAPOLIS — Neither New England nor Philadelphia is a tropical paradise, so for the Patriots and Eagles, the Minnesota winter weather has been pretty normal for them. That’s a good thing as both teams head into their Super Bowl LII meeting on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium trying to treat it like just another 60-minute game.

After the media circus they endured Monday in St. Paul, the players for both the Patriots (15-3) and the Eagles (15-3) welcomed the opportunity to get back to some semblance of normal game week preparation and to focus on the football, even if it’s in a new place.

“We’ve got to go out and practice and kind of get away from the madness,” said Philadelphia defensive end Fletcher Cox on Wednesday after the Eagles practiced at the University of Minnesota. “I just treat it as a regular game week. Things I would do at the facility, I’m doing here.”

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One thing the Eagles did successfully at home and on the road all season was pressure the opponent’s quarterback, and when the Patriots have faltered in two Super Bowl losses to the Giants in the past decade, a relentless pass rush has contributed. But the highly touted Eagles defense, which did not allow a point after the Vikings’ opening drive of the NFC title game, is wary about putting too much of their attention on Patriots star Tom Brady.

“It’s Tom plus 10 guys on the field. We can’t just focus on one guy, if we’re going to be real about it,” Cox said. “I think we have to focus on their whole offense, because they’ve got a lot of great players. We have to go out and be ourselves. We’ve got to go out and do the little things right and not beat ourselves in order to be victorious.”

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed the second half of the AFC title game win over Jacksonville due to a concussion, is slated to play.

“Rob’s a tough guy. Obviously, this isn’t something you can just fight through,” said Brady.

While the Patriots offense has revolved around Brady since their first Super Bowl win in 2002, the defense has been one of constant evolution, and the unit adopted yet another new look late in the regular season when linebacker James Harrison came on board after he was jettisoned by the Steelers.

“When you’re in a system for as long as he’s been, there are a lot of things that are habits that get ingrained, which they should be. Some of those things carry over. Some of them kind of don’t,” Belichick said of Harrison, who has played 178 of his 193 NFL regular-season games for Pittsburgh. “He’s done a great job of trying to separate them and do what we’ve asked him to do.”

While the Eagles will be looking for the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, having lost the big game after the 1980 and 2004 seasons, there may be more pressure on the Patriots, who will be seeking their sixth title and their second in a row, knowing that the coaching staff will look significantly different next season. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia are both widely expected to be head coaches in Indianapolis and Detroit, respectively, next season.

“I realize and I understand and I appreciate the talent in the coaches in our building. I’m grateful for the opportunity to even be coached by them,” said Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola, sounding very much like he was saying goodbye. “Whatever their opportunities are in the future, I’ll be excited for them.”

There’s one more opportunity for them on Sunday. And it sounds plenty exciting.