Super Bowl 51 is about to be played on Sunday and before you get stuffed with beer and food, here are some apps to download to help you have fun and get more out of the big game.
Note: Most of these free apps require you to sign in with your TV provider credentials to watch the event live. Some will require a subscription, in-app purchases, or contain ads.
Apps for Super Bowl LI
- FOX Sports Go: Since FOX is broadcasting the Super Bowl this year which means you can also stream it live online or via its mobile app. This is perfect for those of you who are stuck at work on Sunday or can’t make it to a TV. The app is free and is available on iOS, Android, Windows and Amazon tablets. If you don’t have cable or access to FOX OTA, it’s also available on set-top boxes such as Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, and Fire TV.
Do note that it will only work on tablets. Per the app’s description: “Due to league restrictions, NFL games are not available in FOX Sports GO on phones. However, Super Bowl LI streaming is available on Android TV and Tablets.”
- NFL Mobile: The official NFL app has tons of options for the big game. It provides in-depth stats, news, video highlights and more. Verizon smartphone customers can even watch the game directly on their phone. On an iPad, you can gain access to NFL Network 24/7/365 and NFL RedZone channels if you’re a cable subscriber to the likes of AT&T Universe, Cox, Charter, DirecTV, Dish, and others. Get it for iOS, Android, Windows.
- FOX Sports VR: Available on iOS and Android, this one allows you to watch the game in a virtual suite with your friends online. It provides real-time highlights and allows you to watch the game from multiple angles. You can use it as is on your mobile device, but to get the best experience, it’s compatible with VR devices like Google Cardboard and Samsung Gear VR.
- NFL Emojis: The official NFL emoji app (available on iOS and Android) features customized stickers for all 32 NFL teams. So, when you’re talking smack via text, email, or social media during the game, you can pull these up to really rub it in when your team scores. Of course, this is a fun app to keep around for the next NFL season and beyond.
- Twitter: We couldn’t leave Twitter off the list. It has evolved into the place to follow live sporting events. There will be an enormous number of rabid fans sending out tweets about scores, stats, videos, and, of course, their opinions. Make sure to use the hashtag #SuperBowl to generate a small Super Bowl LI icon in your tweet.
Of course, some of you don’t care about the game, but really want to watch the commercials that everyone will be talking about around the water cooler on Monday. If that applies to you, make sure to check out the YouTube AdBlitz page.
What are some of the apps you’re planning to use during the big game on Sunday? Whether they are for mobile, computer, or set-top box, leave a comment below and let us what you’re using.