After another long season with more changes at quarterback across the league than it was possible to keep up with, we’ve reached the pinnacle of the sport and one of the most-watched sporting occasions of the year around the globe. Here’s what you need to know about watching Super Bowl 2023.
The Bengals came close to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances but it was the Kansas City Chiefs who once again take the AFC spot in the big game – for the third time in four years. Led by the already legendary Patrick Mahomes, they will take on the Philidelphia Eagles who return for the first time since a miracle win in 2017 having only lost three games this year.
Both teams are the number one seed in their respective conferences (the league is split into NFC and AFC) and will be battling it out to lift the Lombardi trophy after Super Bowl LVII (aka 57).
You can watch it in various different ways as we’ll explain, some of which are free. You can watch on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC and other devices easily.
When is the Super Bowl 2023 date?
With a longer 17-game regular season, the Super Bowl is not the first Sunday of February these days and will take place on 12 February 2023.
It takes place at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
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What time is Super Bowl 2023 kick-off?
The Super Bowl start time is 11:30pm in the UK.
If you’re in the US it is 6:30pm ET or 3:30pm PT.
Who is playing the Super Bowl 2023 halftime show?
After last year’s epic medley of Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, the Super Bowl half time show will feature Rihanna and it marks her first live performance since 2016.
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How to watch Super Bowl 2023 ads in the UK
As well as the game itself and the halftime show, there’s always plenty of hype around the adverts that air during the Super Bowl. They cost millions of dollars even for a short spot so the companies go to town on them.
In the UK, you’ll need to watch on the NFL Game Pass to watch the US commercials for just 99 – full details below.
What TV channel is Super Bowl 2023 on UK?
In the UK there are various TV and online options for watching the Super Bowl live. We’ll start off with the easiest and free option, then take you through the other choices.
After many years on the BBC, the NFL coverage has moved to ITV this year and that means you can watch the game live on free-to-air TV on ITV One with coverage starting at 10:45pm. Laura Woods will be hosting with analysis from Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell.
You can also use ITVX (previously called ITV Hub) to stream the Super Bowl on a wide range of smart devices. If you want to watch on-demand content without ads and download shows to your device then ITVX Premium costs £5.99pm or £59.99 annually.
If you prefer, you can watch the Super Bowl 2023 on Sky. Coverage starts at 10pm, although you can watch NFL Network build-up coverage from 2pm.
The Super Bowl will be shown on various channels including Sky Sports NFL (407), Sky Sports Main Event (401) and Sky Showcase (106).
If you’re a Sky customer with sports channels then you can use Sky Go to watch live coverage of the Super Bowl wherever you are. The Sky Go app is available on various devices.
If you’re not a Sky customer then don’t worry because you can get Sky Sports coverage with Now which is also available on a large range of devices or simply a web browser.
You’ll need to buy a 24-hour Now Sports Day Membership for £11.98 on the day of the Super Bowl.
NFL Game Pass
Another option is the use the official NFL streaming service called Game Pass. You can sign up just to watch the Super Bowl 2023 and watch on a range of devices and even cast it to your TV using a Chromecast.
The special Super Bowl price is just 99p which makes it cheaper than Now and includes things like all the US adverts, US broadcast studio panel pre-game and halftime show. You get access for 31 days.
If you pay £14.99 for the Pro subscription you also get full live access to the 2023 NFL Draft, Free Agency and Combine during the NFL off-season. There are also game replays from previous seasons and more – all available until 31 July.
How to watch the Super Bowl in 4K
If you’re in the land of the free, Super Bowl 2023 will be shown on Fox this year with the broadcaster showing the big game in 4K. If you don’t have cable, you can get Fox Sports via the likes of Sling TV, Hulu+ and fuboTV.
Your best bet to get Ultra HD coverage is to use the Fox Sports app, which is available on a wide range of platforms and devices. It’s also available via your local Fox station if you have a good antenna and live in an area with good reception. Check the reception map here.
Watch the Super Bowl from abroad
Services like BBC iPlayer and Sky Go are geo-restricted outside the UK, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the Super Bowl 2023
when you’re overseas.
All you need do is download and use a VPN service that will mask your IP address and make it appear to the app that you are in fact in the UK. You can then browse to iPlayer and Sky’s services in your web browser and watch whatever you like.
We recommend NordVPN and Surfshark VPN.