How to watch Super Bowl 51 without cable anywhere



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Super Bowl 51

If you want to know how to watch Super Bowl 51 without cable anywhere in the world then you’ve come to the correct place.

In this article I’ll show you how you can watch all the Super Bowl action and everything else that comes with it all from the comfort of your own home online without a cable subscription.

If like me you don’t have an expensive cable package, you’re a cord cutter or you just live in a country that doesn’t show Super Bowl 51 then you’re likely to be disappointed that you can’t watch the biggest sporting event in the world.

The good news is there is a really simple tool called a VPN that will allow you to stream the whole event online and the best bit about it is you don’t need to pay any Pay Per View or cable subscription prices.

How to watch Super Bowl 51 without cable anywhere

Super Bowl 51 is being shown live on UK television on a service called BBC. BBC have an online streaming service called BBC iPlayer that allows people in the UK to watch live and catch-up TV.

If you visit BBC iPlayer outside of the UK then you’re blocked with a screen similar to the one below.

BBC iPlayer blocked Oct 16

With a service called a VPN you can pretend you are in the UK and instead of seeing the block message above you’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl 51 without cable anywhere in the world.

BBC iPlayer will be showing all the Super Bowl 51 action live online and in HD too, you’ll even be able to see the entertainment which goes with the event such as Lada Gaga and more.

Below I’ll show you where to get a VPN and how to use it to watch Super Bowl 51 line online from anywhere.

Where to get a VPN

There are hundreds of different companies all selling VPN services but to stream live video you’re going to need one that is fast so your Super Bowl 51 coverage isn’t interrupted by lagging and slow or jerky playback.

I’ve been testing a selection of VPN services this week to find out which is best to watch Super Bowl 51 and the following three are my top choices.

  1. IPVanish – Fastest provider and top rated.
  2. ExpressVPN – Good speeds but more expensive.
  3. StrongVPN – Good but software harder to use.

All you need to do is click on one of the provider names above to visit their website and sign up. A good VPN service will cost you around $10 per month but it is cheaper if you sign up for longer. There are plenty of other uses for the VPN service too so it’s worth considering a longer package.

Once you’ve signed up keep reading below and I’ll show you how to use the VPN to watch the Super Bowl 51 without cable from anywhere in the world.

How to use the VPN to watch Super Bowl 51

Once you’ve signed up for a VPN service all you need to do is download the software or app for your device.

Once downloaded, install it and then run it. If required log in with the details supplied when you signed up.

You should select the United Kingdom on the software or app and then press connect.

Next all you need to do is visit the BBC iPlayer where you’ll be able to stream the Super Bowl 51 live online for free.

Below I’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide using the IPVanish service on a Windows computer but the process is the same with the other providers too.


  1. Visit the IPVanish website and sign-up.
  2. Download the Windows software from the “Apps” area of their website.
  3. Install and run the software.
  4. Log in with your login and password details.
  5. Select United Kingdom in the bottom right hand corner.
  6. Press Connect.

IPVanish UK v3

Once the software has connected all you need to do is visit the BBC iPlayer website at the time the Super Bowl 51 is shown and you’ll be able to watch live.

NRG Stadium

When is the Super Bowl 51 shown

Super Bowl 51 takes place at 6:30 pm in the United States on February 5th, 2017.

The game will take place in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium.

The Patriots will face the Falcons in an explosive finale which is set to take place in front of a 72,000 capacity crown with many billions around the world tuning in to watch live online.

The Patriots are the more likely team to win the Super Bowl 51 because their history in the tournament but with the Falcons being slight underdogs the result could go either way.

Regardless of who wins you now know how you can watch all the football action. Why not share this article with your friends so they can enjoy watching Super Bowl 51 without cable anywhere.

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