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The 2019 Super Bowl was won by the New England Patriots, who defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
The NFL Super Bowl annually attracts an international audience of hundreds of millions of viewers. For Australian fans near a TV set, the game will be broadcast live on 7mate and ESPN, with kickoff scheduled for 10:30am AEDT on Monday, February 4.
To make sure you don’t miss a second of the action, The Roar has compiled a guide to watching the Super Bowl in Australia both live streaming online and live on TV.
It’s very much a case of the established champions versus the hungry, young contenders for Super Bowl LIII.
The five-time champion New England Patriots will be contesting their third straight Super Bowl – and ninth since 2000 – as the legendary coach-quarterback duo of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady look to add to their legacy.
For the Los Angeles Rams, they’re taking the youngest coach in Super Bowl history – 33-year-old Sean McVay – and their prized number one draft pick quarterback Jared Goff to the big dance. They’re looking for their first championship since 1999, when the team was based in St Louis.
New England are the slight favourites, mainly thanks to their impressive legacy. Los Angeles’ superior regular season record, however, makes this an extremely difficult Super Bowl to call.
How to watch the Super Bowl live on TV
There are two options for watching the Super Bowl on television in Australia. The good news for fans looking to catch the game is that the match will be broadcast live on both free to air and pay TV.
As far as free-to-air goes, you can tune into 7mate from 10am (AEDT) for their coverage of the match, which starts roughly half an hour prior to kickoff. Their coverage runs right up until just before 4pm, despite the match being scheduled to finish closer to 2pm.
If you have a valid Foxtel TV subscription, however, you can tune into ESPN (channel 508), who have coverage beginning earlier at 9:30am (AEDT), although their broadcast will conclude more or less once the game is finished.
Both networks will simply be simulcasting CBS’ US broadcast of the game, so there shouldn’t be much difference to your viewing experience depending on which channel you pick.
How to live stream the Super Bowl in Australia
There are plenty of options available to legally live stream the Super Bowl in Australia. If sports streaming is your go, the best option is Kayo Sports, a new streaming service that lets you access zounds of sporting channels – including ESPN.
A Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, but there is a free seven-day trial on offer for interested non-users.
Other options include one of Foxtel’s streaming apps. If you don’t have a Foxtel subscription already, you can subscribe to Foxtel Now, which is a streaming-only variant of the pay-TV service.
If you’re already subscribed to Foxtel, you can simply use the Foxtel App included in your subscription.
Plus 7 is the Seven Network’s free live streaming service. All of Seven’s free to air channels are simulcast online here and the Super Bowl will be available to watch on 7mate from 10:00am (AEDT).
Finally, you can also get yourself NFL Gamepass, the NFL’s official streaming service. A Super Bowl pass costs $34.99.