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With Super Bowl Sunday in full swing, millions of people from around the world tune-in to watch the San Francisco 49ers battle the Kansas City Chiefs for a chance to win the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy. However, millions more forgo the game itself, and opt to just watch Grammy Award-winner Usher’s massive Super Bowl Halftime Show instead.
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The Apple Music Super Bowl LVIII Halftime Show takes place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas today starting around 5-5:30 p.m. PT/8-8:30 p.m. ET — depending on the Big Game’s first half length. The show airs live across broadcast, cable and streaming channels, including CBS, Nickelodeon (for a family-friendly broadcast) and Paramount+.
Cord-cutters can watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show through any live TV streaming service that carries CBS (and Nickelodeon), such as DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV and others. But, those who want to livestream the game for free can sign up for a trial of DirecTV Stream or Fubo.
All web-based services are accessible on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.
Who Is Performing During Super Bowl 2024?
Although Usher is headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show this year, there are other recording artists performing throughout the Big Game. Check out a complete list of performers for Super Bowl LVIII, below:
Usher (performing at halftime with American Sign Language performer Shaheem Sanchez)
Reba McEntire and Daniel Durant (performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” pre-game and in ASL)
Post Malone and Anjel Piñero (performing “America the Beautiful” pre-game and in ASL)
Andra Day and Sanchez (performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” pre-game and in ASL)
Kaskade (DJ sets during team warm-ups, between quarters and featured breaks throughout the game)
Keep reading to find out how to watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show with and without a cable subscription, including more details on how to watch the event for free. Additionally, you can find where to buy last-minute tickets, below.
How to Watch the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show Without Cable
Since the Super Bowl Halftime Show broadcasts on CBS, it’s also streamable on internet-based streaming cable alternative services, some of which even offer free trials. If you sign up now, you can watch the entire Super Bowl LVIII event online for free.
BEST FOR PARAMOUNT GLOBAL MOVIES & TV
Packages from $5.99 per month
Paramount+ is the official streaming home of Super Bowl LVIII. Luckily, Paramount+ has a seven-day free trial, so you can try out the service before you commit, and use it to watch Usher’s halftime performance online for free.
Afterwards, you can either cancel the streaming service altogether or you can keep watching Paramount+ for $5.99 per month for the basic ad-supported Essential plan. If you want to go ad-free, the Premium Plus package is $11.99 per month and includes Showtime at no extra cost. Save 16 percent on your Paramount+ subscription when you sign up for an annual package ($60 or $120 per year, respectively).
Subscriptions come with access to thousands of hours of movies and TV series, including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, South Park: The Streaming Wars, the Frasier reboot series, the entire Star Trek franchise, Yellowstone prequel 1883 and more.
BEST STREAMING SERVICE OVERALL
Packages from $64.99 per month
Watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show on CBS with DirecTV Stream. CBS is offered on all of the cable alternative’s packages, while the service includes more than 75 other channels — such as NBC, Fox, ABC, AMC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel, ESPN and much more.
Most importantly, the streaming service has a five-day free trial available, which should be more than enough time to watch the football game for free. At the end of the trial period, you can cancel or keep the service with prices starting as low as $69.99 for the entry-level Entertainment package. In addition, other plans offer between 105-150 channels with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month.
New subscribers can receive a Visa rewards card worth up to $200 for a limited time. Learn more about the offer here.
Packages from $74.99 per month
If you’d like to watch the Super Bowl Halftime Show live on CBS — along with more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels, like the NFL Network — go with a subscription to Fubo. The streaming service starts at $79.99 per month, while you can record over 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more. Fubo is available to watch on your smartphone, tablet or TV too.
Additionally, other plans include the Elite package (with more than 250 channels for $89.99 per month) and the Premier tier that comes with nearly 300 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $99.99 per month.
If you want to watch the entire Super Bowl LVIII event for free, the online TV streaming service offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.
BEST LIVE TV STREAMING BUNDLE
Hulu + Live TV
Packages from $76.99
You can also livestream the Super Bowl Halftime Show on CBS online without cable with a subscription to Hulu + Live TV. It has access to more than 90 live channels — like AMC, BET, CNN, ESPN, Food Network and others — starting at $76.99 per month. The service also comes with Hulu’s entire streaming library, as well as Disney+ and ESPN+ at no additional cost.
With a subscription, Hulu + Live TV users can watch originals from Hulu, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilms (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), The Muppets Studio and Pixar Animation. Subscribers can also watch ESPN+ for original sports programming and live sports from Formula 1, as well as the NHL, MLB and other sports leagues. It includes unlimited cloud DVR too.
Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a free trial at this time.
BEST FOR DIE-HARD NFL FANS
Starting at $6.99
Do you know the NFL has their own streaming service? NFL+ gets you the most comprehensive coverage online with prices starting at $6.99 per month (or $49.99 per year). The service offers live out-of-market preseason games, live local and primetime regular season and postseason games — including playoff games and Super Bowl with the halftime show — as well as local and national radio game broadcasts, the NFL Network and the NFL Films archive.
Moreover, NFL+ Premium has everything NFL+ offers, but also includes full game replays, condensed game replays, coaches’ film sessions and NFL Red Zone for $14.99 per month (or $99.99 per year).
Please note: NFL games are only accessible on smartphones and tablets and not available on smart TVs.
How to Watch the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime Show on TV
The Super Bowl Halftime Show broadcasts live on CBS and Nickelodeon. You can watch Usher’s performance on TV through your cable TV provider, on CBS.com, CBSSports.com or Nick.com or the networks’ mobile apps when you log in with your cable TV account credentials.
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