If you’re one of the many football fans who have decided to ditch your cable or satellite before Super Bowl Sunday 2021, Amazon is giving you a simple way to make sure you can stream the big game with a selection of Fire TV devices and apps.
Super Bowl LV will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. This year, it will be a battle between the home field’s Tamba Bay Buccaneers (hold on to your hats Tom Brady fans) and the defending champions of last year’s Super Bowl XLIV, the Kansas City Chiefs. Oh, and some guy called The Weeknd will be playing the halftime show if you feel like sticking around.
Obviously, this is a must-see in your own home, especially since we can’t take advantage of other people’s hospitality this year. So, to help make sure you’re all set for the Covid-inspired, cord cutting version of Super Bowl 2021, here’s what you need before you stream.
HOW TO WATCH THE 2021 SUPER BOWL ON AMAZON FIRE TV
First off, if you’re not already a Prime member, you can start with a 30-day free trial, and $12.99/per month after that, or just $119 for a year’s subscription.
For the Super Bowl, you can simply stream the game using a CBS All Access subscription through Prime Video Channels for $5.99/month with limited commercials or $9.99/month commercial free—both offer a seven-day free trial. Not ready to make a commitment? Just download the NFL App or the CBS Sports App, both available on Fire TV.
And finally, if you’re interested in watching the game through a live streaming app, just open Hulu + Live TV on your Fire TV. If you’re a member, just sign in and watch, or sign up for $64.99/month and seven-day free trial.
AMAZON FIRE TV DEVICES
Amazon has all shapes and sizes of Fire TV devices that can be delivered to your door in days. Here are our top choices for the big game.
The most affordable Fire TV streaming device, the Lite version of the Fire TV stick comes with a Lite Alexa remote, which means it does include Alexa voice control but doesn’t have the full range of buttons the more expensive Fire TV streamers enjoy. This is a solid deal and a good choice for anyone using a less expensive TV.
Buy the Fire Stick Lite on Amazon
This step-up from the Fire TV Stick Lite also comes with Dolby Atmos Audio and an Alexa Voice remote with full TV control. We also like the more in-depth interface and how well it works with other Amazon Echo speakers like the newly designed Echo Dot.
Buy the Fire TV Stick on Amazon
This is the 4K UHD version of the Fire TV Stick and the best buy for anyone who wants high resolution streaming—for under $50. The Alexa, voice-controlled remote is also fully featured to control your TV and sound bars, and the upgrade includes Dolby Vision support.
Buy the Fire TV Stick 4K on Amazon
Shaped like a Cube rather than a stick, the Fire TV Cube can just about fit in the palm of your hand but can be discreetly tucked into any TV set-up. It offers 4K UHD content and is undoubtedly Amazon’s quickest streaming device yet. We specially love that Alexa voice control is built directly into the Cube, letting you easily say, “Alexa, play the Super Bowl.”
Buy the Fire TV Cube on Amazon
The Recast is Amazon’s answer to a streaming DVR with live TV—and for Super Bowl, it’s a cord cutter’s dream. In addition to the Recast, you’ll need an HDTV antenna as well as one of the above Fire TV streaming devices to use it. A versatile device which offers a refined program guide, you simply connect to WiFi to watch and record up to two different over-the-air TV shows simultaneously–all with no extra fees. And you can rewind and fast forward effortlessly in case you missed anything (including those commercials!).
Buy the Fire TV Recast on Amazon
Because a Fire TV 4K streaming media player comes built right in, this sound bar means you are one and done—with no extra device to purchase. This compact speaker also comes with an integrated subwoofer and Bluetooth. Comes with a voice-enabled Fire TV remote for hands-free voice control and the TCL Sound Bar with Fire TV is on sale right now at a 17 percent discount, down from $200.
Buy the TCL Sound Bar with Fire TV on Amazon
It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s all yours for under $600. Yup, you’ll get a 4K UHD picture for the game, plus DTS Studio Sound and an Amazon Alexa Voice remote. Insignia is a high-end brand and we’re thrilled to see such an affordable Fire TV version to help you up your streaming game.