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What channel is the Super Bowl on?

Wondering how to watch Super Bowl? There are quite a few ways, it turns out

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It’s Super Bowl season, people. The stage is set, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 11. The world will be watching to see if the Chiefs or the 49ers hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the game (well, some will be more concerned with how many times Travis Kelce superfan Taylor Swift will be shown, but we digress). You may have the big screen and all the requisite Super Bowl appetizers, but do you know what channel the Super Bowl is on?

Fortunately, as a sporting event gobbled up by the masses, gaining access to a good live feed of the big game is not a problem. Here’s what you need to know about how to watch Super Bowl 2024.

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What channel is the Super Bowl on?

Super Bowl LVIII will be aired on CBS this year. Those with a television of some kind shouldn’t need more than a power supply and maybe a pair of bunny ears to get the feed. Streamers can catch the game on the CBS Sports app, CBS.com, Paramount +, Nickelodeon (more on that later), or the NFL network. Most of the streaming services with local TV services are carrying the game, too, like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV. If you’re feeling cheap, sign up for a free trial from a service like FuboTV and cancel before they start hitting you with monthly fees. The game is set to start at 6:30 p.m. ET, with coverage beginning as early as noon ET.

This is good intel, as the vast majority of us won’t be lucky enough to get Super Bowl tickets. While we highly suggest viewing the game, you might not have the schedule to devote a half day to the game or opt to multitask while it’s on. You can listen via NFL Game Pass and Sirius XM NFL Radio, among others. Countless online sports sites will be providing live game updates as well. And who knows, maybe you’re so superstitious you can’t watch at all.

The fanfare begins early, as it always does, with both teams setting up shop in Las Vegas a week before the game. It’s part of an airy, seven-day stretch of interviews, changing odds on who will win the game, training, and players showing off their fashionable sides, a bit like the tunnel walk in the NBA. The week adds to the hype around the game, as well as a few more plot twists to the overall story.

There are sure to be viewing parties all over the country and beyond, where local fans will be eager to take it all in. Check out the game at your favorite sports bar if that’s your thing (and do so safely, people), or just lounge around at home in your favorite leisurewear and pull the game up on your big screen, tablet, or phone. You and roughly 100 million other Americans will be doing just that.

Are you ready for the game? We’ve got tips on football-friendly snacks, drinks, BBQ, and even the best Super Bowl halftime performances of all time. Come February 11, you’ll be set to see who takes home the Vince Lombardi Trophy in style, fully nourished, and ready to be entertained.

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What’s going on with the Nickelodeon broadcast?

If you’ve got some kids coming to your Super Bowl party, you might want to set them up with their own TV so they can watch the game on a feed that’s geared for kids. Recently Nickelodeon (which is part of the CBS family) has shown NFL games with kid-themed elements on the screen and appearances by popular characters from the network.

You can get a preview of what the broadcast will look like here. This year, the legendary SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Starr will anchor the Super Bowl broadcast on Nickelodeon with some help from friends like Dora the Explorer and her monkey Boots, who will be explaining penalties during the game. The special broadcast is part of an NFL initiative to reach new and younger audiences on new platforms. There is no word as of yet if Dora will be interviewing Taylor Swift during the game, but we can always hope.

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