Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) users will once again have the option to watch the biggest sports event of the year on their iOS-based devices, reports Apple Insider. Fox has the broadcast rights to Super Bowl XLVIII and will make a free live stream of the game available at foxsportsgo.com, including the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars.
However, users of Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch will also have the option to watch the game on their mobile devices if they download the FoxSportsGo mobile app for iOS. The app is available for free via the iTunes App Store. Users of the iOS app are required to sign in with their TV provider credentials.
The FoxSportsGo mobile app is currently partnered with six TV providers. However, the company noted that “we’re working hard to add new TV providers every day.” The current FoxSportsGo app partners are AT&T (NYSE:T) U-verse, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) (NASDAQ:CMCSK) XFINITY, Midcontinent Communications, Optimum, Suddenlink, and WOW! This is the third consecutive year that the Super Bowl will be webcast for free. This year’s Super Bowl will take place at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
As noted by Apple Insider, the announcement from Fox Sports followed CBS’s (NYSE:CBS) recent announcement that it would be live streaming its entire coverage of the AFC portion of the NFL postseason. The live streams of the AFC playoff games are available at CBSSports.com. CBS’s coverage begins Sunday, January 5 at 1:05 p.m. EST, when the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals face each other at Paul Brown Stadium for an AFC wild card matchup.
CBS will continue its AFC playoff coverage on January 11 and 12 with live streams of the two divisional games. Although most U.S.-based fans should be able to view the streams, certain markets may be blacked out due to NFL game attendance stipulations. However, excluding certain local market blackouts, Apple users should be able to view the AFC playoff games on their mobile devices. Here’s how Apple has traded over the past five sessions. Follow Nathanael on Twitter (@ArnoldEtan_WSCS)
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