With 2016’s Super Bowl 50 right around the corner, many cord cutters are looking forward to watching the Super Bowl free and legally on their Roku for the first time ever. As many already know CBS Sports is live streaming Super Bowl 50 on their CBS sports channel app.
While usually most people feel like less commercials are better than more, the Super Bowl is that rare occasion where many look forward seeing the new and sometimes innovative commercials that air during the NFL’s biggest game of the year. Usually live streams have less commercials than their over the air and cable versions due to advertiser uncertainty about streaming audience numbers, but that will not be the case with the Super Bowl 50 live stream. According to an article in Variety, “This Super Bowl will be the first in which digital extensions are being embraced by all the sponsors, not just a handful. Last year, just 18 of more than 70 Super Bowl advertisers chose to put their commercials online for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. In selling this year’s game, CBS required all sponsors to run ads in the digital stream as well as the TV broadcast.“
So if you are a Super Bowl commercial fan it looks like you will get the entire Super Bowl streaming experience.
If you want to add the CBS Sports channel app to your Roku, just search for it from your streaming channel store on your device, or click here to add it to your Roku online. Please note you need Roku OS 7.0 to live stream with this app, so some older versions of Roku or Roku TV’s may not be compatible, you will definitely want to check that out before making game time plans.
Also, if you are really into Super Bowl ads, Youtube has launched an entire channel dedicated to them, you can check out more info on that over at NetFXD by clicking here.
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