How to watch Super Bowl 52 online without cable

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Super Bowl 52 otherwise known as Super Bowl LII is back and if you’re as ready as we are to watch the Patriots take on the Eagles then you’ll be looking for a way you can watch all the action.

Unfortunately in most countries including the US the Super Bowl 52 is restricted to viewing on expensive cable networks only.

If you’re a cord cutter or you’re someone who just doesn’t have access to cable (and who can blame you, it’s expensive) then you’ll need to look for alternative ways to watch the Super Bowl.

The good news for you is there is a really simple way you can watch an official stream of the Super Bowl online from any country in the world. All you’ll need is an app called a VPN, below we’ll explain all.

How to watch Super Bowl 52 online without cable

The Super Bowl 52 is being shown live online by UK broadcaster the BBC.

If you try to watch from a country outside the UK such as the US then you’ll be blocked from viewing. With an app called a VPN which is available for Android, Windows and Mac you can unblock it and watch from anywhere in the world.

The stream is completely free. A VPN will cost you a couple of dollars but when you consider a ticket to the stadium can cost a minimum of $3,000 and a cable subscription costs $100+ then it’s a small price to pay.

Just follow the simple instructions below and you’ll be watching in no time.

Watch Super Bowl 52 on a Windows or Mac computer

Below are instructions for watching on a Windows or Mac computer. If you want to watch on Android you’ll find those instructions further down in this guide.

How to watch Super Bowl 52 online without cable:

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up to their service.
  2. Go to the VPN Apps section of their website and download the Windows or Mac app.
  3. Install the app. Run it and login with your account details.
  4. Select the United Kingdom on the map (You can see that in the image below)
  5. Click the Connect “power” on button if it hasn’t connected automatically.

NordVPN Windows UK

It’ll take less than 30 seconds for the app to get connected.

Once it’s connected you should load up your web-browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer and click this link or in the address bar type:

  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

You should now click on Channels and then on One. Here you can watch all the live action from the Super Bowl 52. Coverage starts from 6:15 pm ET.

Troubleshooting

If you’re having trouble playing you should open your web-browser in InPrivate or InCognito mode. You can find details of how to do that here. If still having problems try and play another show on BBC iPlayer first and then return to the live Super Bowl stream. These two suggestions will fix 99% of issues.

Watch Super Bowl 52 on an Android device

If you’ve got an Android tablet or phone and you want to watch the Super Bowl 52 online without cable then that’s entirely possible.

Just follow the instructions below.

  1. Visit the VPN provider NordVPN and sign-up.
  2. Go to the Google Play Store and search NordVPN. Install “NordVPN – Fast & Secure VPN”
  3. Next download BBC iPlayer on your Android device using this link and install when asked.
  4. Open the NordVPN app.
  5. On the map select United Kingdom and press the connect button.

NordVPN Android UK

It will take less than 30 seconds for the NordVPN Android app to connect.

Once it’s connect simply open the BBC iPlayer app and select BBC One. You’ll now be able to stream all the Super Bowl 52 action live on your Android device anywhere in the world.

Can I watch on a sketchy stream

You’ve no doubt heard of people accessing various sports streams online using less than savoury methods.

We’ll call these “sketchy” streams because that’s what they are, entirely sketchy. Websites that stream the Super Bowl 52 unofficially are not only illegal but they’re also extremely risky.

Most of these types of websites try to install various nasties such as trojans and viruses on your device that can put your personal details at risk. There are stories of banking details being stolen, webcams being turned on without your knowledge and worse.

In our opinion it just isn’t worth the risk especially when a VPN costs just a couple of dollars and gives you access to a safe and legitimate stream of the Super Bowl 52.

When is the Super Bowl 52 on

Super Bowl 52 or Super Bowl LII as it is otherwise known kicks off on Sunday, 4th February 2018.

The official kick-off time is 6:30 pm ET (USA) and coverage starts from 6:15 pm. If you need to work out what time that is in your country then you can use TheTimeZoneConverter.

The New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles and after the Patriots won last years Super Bowl it’s going to be a tough challenge for the Eagles who have never won a modern day Super Bowl.

Whatever the result and whoever wins you’ll be able to watch all the action live from the comfort of your home online from any country in the world.

All you need to do is get yourself a VPN app using the button below and follow the instructions from earlier in this guide.

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