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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Sunday Night Football odds: Eagles laying touchdown against Cowboys

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The fact that the Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a bye while the Dallas Cowboys had a short week to work on their road woes should tip off straight-up bettors, but the spread might be another story.

The Eagles, led by quarterback Carson Wentz, are 7-point favorites on the Sunday Night Football odds against the Cowboys with a 43.5-point total at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Philadelphia is 16-3 straight-up and 12-6-1 against the spread in its last 19 games after having at least a full week off, while Dallas is 0-9 SU in its last nine games after playing the Monday prior.

Dallas carries a good head-to-head trend of being 5-1 SU and ATS in their last six road games at Philadelphia, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and is also 6-3 ATS in its last nine road games as an underdog of 6.5 or more points.

The Cowboys are 3-5 both SU and ATS after a home loss against the Houston Texans on Monday. Dallas and quarterback Dak Prescott have habitually struggled to score points on the road, and a nicked-up offensive line faces a very strong Eagles defensive line led by tackle Fletcher Cox. For all the formidability of its front four, though, the Eagles are giving up 4.5 yards per rush and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott should find some room to the outside as both a rusher and pass receiver.

Dallas will be without wide receiver Tavon Austin (groin) and will need more out of Amari Cooper in the passing phase as the ex-Oakland Raider enters his second game for the Cowboys.

The Eagles, who are 4-4 SU and 3-5 ATS and need the win to have any reasonable chance at defending their Super Bowl crown, are 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS over their last eight games at night. Bettors’ confidence in the Eagles’ offensive capabilities might come down to the health of right tackle Lane Johnson (knee), who is expected to play and provide resistance to the Dallas pass rush.

Quarterback Carson Wentz now has wide receiver Golden Tate, recently acquired via trade, in his arsenal against a Cowboys pass defense that allows the sixth-worst opponents’ passer rating (101.1) in the NFL.

The ground game has generated middling results for the Eagles, who are still hoping either Corey Clement or Wendell Smallwood can take a lead role. Dallas also allows the second-least yards per rush in the NFL, which is a small reason to think the Cowboys will offer some resistance by forcing Wentz into obvious passing downs.

Wentz will likely face some long-yardage scenarios, though, as the Cowboys allow the second-least yards per carry.

There are pronounced UNDER trends in this matchup. The total has gone UNDER in the Cowboys’ last three games against the Eagles, with an average combined score of 30.67 points. The total has gone UNDER in the Cowboys’ last eight games on the road, with an average combined score of 31.25 points. And the total has gone UNDER in eight of the Eagles’ last nine games at home, with an average combined score of 31.89 points.

For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast with Jon Campbell and Andrew Avery. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.

NFL Week 6 odds: Bengals, Eagles, Patriots are all betting favorites

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The Cincinnati Bengals usually handle struggling teams, but it’s fair to wonder if that trend will be cancelled out by their long-running difficulties against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bengals, led by quarterback Andy Dalton, are 2.5-point favorites against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the NFL Week 6 odds with a 53-point total at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

According to the OddsShark NFL Database, it is only the sixth time in the last 14 seasons that the AFC North-leading Bengals are favored at home against the Steelers, but they are 14-4 straight-up in their last 18 home games against teams with losing records, and are also 6-1 SU and against the spread in their last seven games.

The Steelers, 2-2-1 SU on the season, have dominated the matchup with a 16-2 SU record in their last 18 road games against the Bengals, but they are also 1-6 ATS in their last seven games in the early afternoon.

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-point road favorites against the New York Giants  with a 43-point total for the Thursday Night Football matchup. The Eagles are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against the Giants. The total has gone OVER in the Eagles’ last five games against the Giants, with an average combined score of 54.6. The Giants are 2-8 SU and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.

The Seattle Seahawks are 3-point favorites against the Oakland Raiders with a 48-point total in a matchup at Wembley Stadium in London. The Seahawks, who will be idle in Week 7, are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games before a bye. The Raiders are 2-5 SU and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games before a bye. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Raiders’ last 12 games, with an average combined score of 43.33.

The Chicago Bears are 3-point road favorites against the Miami Dolphins with a 42-point total. The Bears are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road against teams with winning records. The total has gone UNDER in five of the Bears’ last seven games, with an average combined score of 37.43. The Dolphins are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games at home after consecutive road games.

The Washington Redskins are 1-point favorites against the Carolina Panthers with a 44.5-point total. The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against the Redskins. The Redskins are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games in Week 6. The total has gone UNDER in four of the Redskins’ last five games in the early afternoon.

The Los Angeles Rams are 7-point road favorites against the Denver Broncos with a 52.5-point total. The Rams are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in the late afternoon. The total has gone OVER in eight of the Rams’ last 10 games on the road, with an average combined score of 54.5. The Broncos are 4-13 SU and 2-14-1 ATS in their last 17 games.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-point road favorites against the Dallas Cowboys with a 40.5-point total. The Jaguars are 4-22 SU and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games in the late afternoon. The Cowboys are 0-5 SU and ATS in their last five games in the late afternoon.

The New England Patriots are 3.5-point favorites against the Kansas City Chiefs with a 59.5-point total in the Sunday Night Football matchup. The Chiefs have covered in every game so far this season and are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after consecutive ATS wins. The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Chiefs’ last 14 games at night. The Patriots are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games at night.

And the Green Bay Packers are 9.5-point road favorites against the San Francisco 49ers with a 46.5-point total for Monday night’s game. The 49ers are 0-14 SU and 5-9 ATS in their last 14 road games as an underdog of 7.5 or more points. The Packers are 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 home games as a favorite of 7.5 or more points.

For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast with Jon Campbell and Andrew Avery. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.