It's that time of year again when the biggest single sporting event on the calendar is about to take over the airwaves. The New England Patriots led by Tom Brady, for a record 11th time, will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl 2019 and here's how to watch it on TV or stream it online for free.

Super Bowl 53 - aka LIII in the traditional roman numeral form - is on TV across the globe. 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 2019 date?

As usual, the Super Bowl is the first Sunday of February making it 3 February. It takes place in Atlanta, home of the Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

When is Super Bowl 2019 kick off time?

The Super Bowl start time is 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET, so that makes kick off 11:30pm in the UK.

What are the Super Bowl 2019 teams?

This year the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots.

Who is playing the Super Bowl 2019 halftime show?

After Justin Timberlake's return last year, the Super Bowl halftime show will be performed by Maroon 5 in 2019.

How to watch Super Bowl 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 GamePass to watch the US commercials. See details below.

What TV channel is Super Bowl 2019?

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.

BBC

The easiest way for most people to watch this year’s NFL Super Bowl is with the BBC.

On game day, you'll be able to watch the Super Bowl live and for free in a number of ways as it will be broadcast on BBC One with coverage starting at 10:45pm.

This means you can watch via your TV or online via the website, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport app.

Sky

If you prefer, you can watch coverage on Sky with special guest Josh Norman. Coverage starts at 10pm and the Super Bowl will be shown on three channels: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports USA and Sky Sports Mix.

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 TV which is also available on a large range of devices or simply a web browser. You’ll need to buy a 24 hour Sky Sports Day Pass for £7.99 on the day of the Super Bowl.

You can also get four months at £20 a month until 4 Feb - it's usually £33.99 so you'll save a whopping £55.96.

NFL GamePass

Another option is the use the official NFL streaming service called GamePass. You can sign up just to watch the Super Bowl 2019 and watch on a range of devices and even cast it to your TV using a Chromecast. Coverage starts at 7pm.

The special Super Bowl price is £9.99 which is more than Now TV as it lasts 31 days and includes things like the halftime show and all the US adverts, US broadcast studio panel pre-game and halftime.

If you pay £21.99 for the Pro subscription you also get full live access to the NFL Draft, Free Agency and Combine during the NFL off-season. There's also game replays from previous seasons, Hard Knocks and more - all available until 31 July.

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 2019 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 ExpressVPN.

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