Verizon will have the official stream to smartphones locked down through its NFL Mobile app. The live stream of Super Bowl XLIX and The 2015 Pro Bowl are only available to Verizon customers, which means everyone else will have to find other ways to stay up to date on iPhone. The app will also have a live stream of Media Day player cams and Verizon’s #WhosGonnaWin light show as well as Super Bowl commercials. The app unfortunately doesn’t appear to work for AirPlay streaming to an Apple TV, as the app notes: “Due to rights restrictions, live video playback via HDMI cable and AirPlay is not supported.”
You’d normally have to login with a cable provider account, but NBC is making the NFL stream available to everyone for its 11-hour “Super Stream Sunday” event this weekend. The coverage starts at noon ET on Sunday and includes pre-game festivities, the game itself and, for the first time, the halftime show.
The stream will be available at NBCSports.com/liveextra on desktop, as NBC also has the exclusive, official stream of the game for users on the desktop. NFL’s website will also forward users to NBC, so that’s the only official place to grab the game on your Mac or PC. This will likely be the best option for sending the stream over AirPlay to the big screen with Apple TV.