January 4, 2014
Fox is set to live-stream Super Bowl XLVIII for free both on the Web and on iOS. According to Variety (via MacRumors), the live stream of this year's Super Bowl will be available to U.S. viewers at foxsportsgo.com and on the Fox Sports Go app, which is free to download on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Fox's NFC postseason games, though, will be available behind a paywall for customers of certain cable companies, including AT&T U-verse, Cablevision, and Comcast. This is as opposed to CBS, which will live-stream its entire coverage of the AFC half of the NFL playoffs for free via cbssports.com. For its part, NBC, which in 2012 became the first broadcasting company to offer free webcasts of the Super Bowl as well as both of its wild card games and the Pro Bowl, will live-stream its two wild card games for free. "Fox’s NFC playoff schedule kicks off with the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Green Bay Packers wild card game on Sunday, Jan. 5, followed by the two divisional games the next weekend and the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 19," Variety notes. "Fox’s Super Bowl coverage is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Feb. 2, live from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J." In related news, the official iOS app of NFL, NFL Mobile, has just been updated to support the postseason games. See also: AppAdvice's Apps for the NFL and Super Bowl Apps AppLists.