It's that time of year again when the biggest single sporting event on the calendar is about to take over the airwaves. The New England Patriots led by Tom Brady will take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 2018 and here's how to watch it on TV or stream it online.

If you, for whatever reason, can’t simply watch Super Bowl 52 (LII) on regular TV there’s no need to worry. There are various options available to you which mean you can watch on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC and other devices - some are free.

To keep you entertained until the game starts, check out the top plays from the 2017 regular season above.

When is Super Bowl 2018?

As usual, the Super Bowl is the first Sunday of February making it 4 February.

What time is Super Bowl 2018 kick off?

The Super Bowl start time is 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET, so that makes kick off 11:30pm in the UK.

Who is playing the Super Bowl 2018 halftime show?

Following Lady Gaga's performance in 2017, this year's halftime show will be performed by Justin Timberlake. He was involved in the show back in 2004 when he exposed ones of Janet Jackson's breasts.

Where is Super Bowl 2018 being played?

Super Bowl LII will be played in Minnesota, home of the Vikings.

How to watch the Super Bowl 2018 online for free

As usual, there are various ways to watch the Super Bowl on your TV and also some options to stream the game online.

BBC

The easiest way for most people to watch this year’s NFL Super Bowl is with the BBC.

On game day, you'll be able to watch the Super Bowl live and for free in a number of ways as it will be broadcast on BBC One with coverage starting at 11:15pm. This means you can watch via your TV or online via the website, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport app.

There will also be talkSport Radio live coverage from the stadium starting at 10pm, which will be hosted by Nat Coombs.

Sky

If you prefer, you can watch coverage on Sky with special guest Josh Norman. Coverage starts at 10pm and the Super Bowl will be shown on three channels:  Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix.

If you’re a Sky customer with sports channels then you can use Sky Go to watch live coverage of the Super Bowl wherever you are. The Sky Go app is available on various devices. See also: How to use Sky Go on Android.

If you’re not a Sky customer then don’t worry because you can get Sky Sports coverage with Now TV which is also available on a large range of devices or simply a web browser. You’ll need to buy a 24 hour Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 on the day of the Super Bowl.

NFL GamePass

Another option is the use the official NFL streaming service called GamePass. You can sign up just to watch the Super Bowl 2018 and watch on a range of devices and even cast it to your TV using a Chromecast.

The special Super Bowl price is £14.99 which is more than the above Now TV Pass as it lasts 30 days and includes things like the halftime show and all the US adverts, US broadcast studio panel pre-game and halftime.

If you pay £21.99 for the Pro subscription you also get full live access to the NFL Draft, Free Agency and Combine during the NFL off-season.Condensed game (Game in 40') replays from 2012 to now. Full length and condensed game (Game in 40') replays from 2016 to now.

VPN

Services like BBC iPlayer and Sky Go are geo-restricted outside the UK, but that doesn't mean you can't watch the Super Bowl 2018 when you're overseas.

All you need do is download and use VPN service that will mask your IP address and make it appear to the app that you are in fact in the UK. You can then browse to iPlayer and Sky's services in your web browser and watch whatever you like.

Also see how to watch the NFL regular season in the UK.

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