Feb 5 2016
“The Super Bowl will be widely available to stream, free of charge, to virtually everyone in the United States with the right gear,” Erik Sofge reports for Men’s Journal. “There are surprisingly few caveats or strings attached.”
“Along with broadcasting the game live over-the-air and via cable and satellite providers, CBS is letting viewers stream the Super Bowl on a range of streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Xbox One,” Sofge reports. “Users have to download the free CBS Sports app, but don’t have to enter login info associated with a cable or satellite account.”
“For the cord-cutters of the world, that scrappy minority of viewers who’ve opted out of cable and satellite bills in favor of streaming video, this looks like a major victory,” Sofge reports. “After all, sports is one of the most difficult kinds of content to watch without traditional pay TV content — you can binge through whole seasons of a drama on Amazon Instant or Netflix, but sports fans tend to want to watch games live, or as close to live as possible.”
Read more in the full article here.