How to watch the Super Bowl from your BlackBerry

By Adam Zeis on 24 Jan 2014 07:35 am EST
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Super Bowl XLVIII is just over a week away and that means many of you will be sorting out just where you'll be watching the big game this year. Fortunately this year you don't need to jump through hoops to watch the game on the go if you're a Verizon customer.

If you plan to be out and about when the game kicks off, you can easily tune in right on your BlackBerry (or Android, iOS & Windows Phone) thanks to the NFL Mobile app. The only setback is that you'll have to cough up the $5 subscription fee, but that shouldn't be too much to ask if watching on your phone is the only option. 

Fox will also be streaming the game live at FoxSportsGo.com if you want to watch from your laptop. Who knows, the site may also fire up from the BlackBerry browser (though we'll have to wait until Sunday to find out).

More information/Download NFL Mobile

 

93 comments

QuIcKsIlV3r

ya great news if you are in the US, but here in Canada, we have a lot less options, but that's ok, I have my ways I will be watching the game off my computer to get the US feed ;)

DurdenLunarius

Internet to the rescue. Did the same on my end, considering we don't have cable (Netflix mainly), before I was able to find an old convertor box to get basic channels again.

LeroyP09

To bad no support for Zed30

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jojo beaconsfield

Gonna squeeze in here and let everybody know that NFL MOBILE has been fixed,Update 24/01/14,looks great

hayw00d

Why can't I download this app I have Verizon and BlackBerry z30 it doesn't give me the option to download it just says unavailable for this device wtf

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Bla1ze

They never made it available for the Z30, you can download it here though and sideload it, works fine - http://we.tl/Dvga3c90ca. It's the same app from BB World, I just snagged the .BAR file.

mnc76

Shame they didn't test and see it works fine on the Z30 :(

BlackBerry should maybe send these top devs reference devices for testing. But I'm sure they could have used the dev environment simulator to do this anyhow..

CB10 : Z10 STL100-3 10.2.0.1803

Bla1ze

wth is the Super Bowl?

RP Singh

togarika?

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ram ace

rp singh?

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AbAll87

Is that for any country or just US?

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AbAll87

Misread lol

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bladerunner6821

 Totes 

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tony123ny

I can't even get a straight answer from vzw, does using the nfl app to watch the super bowl use your regular data?

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QuIcKsIlV3r

I don't think so, generally when you pay a subscription fee, it doesn't count against your regular monthly data. Here in Canada, there is a lawsuit against against a carrier for doing something like this..

PantherBlitz

That fee goes to the NFL. The carrier most certainly will count that against your used data unless they have an agreement to share fees with the content provider and tell you that it is not counted. Always assume that every byte of data counts unless expressly told otherwise by the carrier.

Genghis2k3

It ABSOLUTELY does, which is why they advise you to use wifi. Watching games and video consumes huge amount of data, so you can expect the same for this 3-4 hour event . Watching on wifi can be annoying if you don't have a strong signal and you'll get the occasional stall even with a strong signal. VIEWING GAMES ON THE NFL APP USES DATA!

DurdenLunarius

Unless you have a grandfathered old Unlimited plan. Buddy at work has one that he continues to use, threatening his wife in the process because she wants to switch to a family plan and knock him off it. He used to show me how much data he streamed in a month just for football games. I thought using 4 gigs was somewhat high, but he consumed close to 18 gigs just using NFL Mobile for football streaming!

jrohland

Other than the advertisements, I have no interest in it.

gfondeur

Count me on that too,

Carmels

Same but I have Bell Fibe TV at home and I think the BellTV app will show the game through Canadian carriers like CTV or TSN.

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pblakeney

Don't load this app. It for some reason no longer works. Since the most recent update the app worked up until after the conference final games last Sunday. Now the app does not open. Numerous same comment reviews on this.

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jojo beaconsfield

yeah ,I just tried to take a peek and it sends me back to my home screen.No NFL news, right when there is so much to hear,Oh well

cletis

It stopped working on my Z10 *before* the last update, out of the blue. Same thing: Displays the splash screen, then closes. (Ironically and/or coincidentally, just after my team was eliminated in the last game of the regular season.) I hoped that the latest update was a fix, but no. I have been using the Android version. It detects that I'm a vzw subscriber, so maybe it will support the $5 live broadcast thing. I don't know; I watch the games on a significantly larger screen, not on my phone.

jojo beaconsfield

I'll be watching on the Big screen at My Golf Club,lot's of fun every year.

jojo beaconsfield

24/01/14 just got an update and everything seems to be running great,somebody must be listening.

cletis

And I just got a new update one day later, on the 25th. The app now makes it as far as a privacy policy screen immediately after the splash screen. After a half second, it closes again.

jojo beaconsfield

Try going into BB World ,find it and open it ,I never got a notification to update, but did that and it works fine.Good luck

danfrancisco

GO BRONCOS!!!!!

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Revord

Go Seahawks!!

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JEntendre

Hell yeah! Go Broncos!

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Gees97

GO COLTS!

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jojo beaconsfield

Bronco's gotta win ,I love the comeback story of Manning ,but then again if they win the market loses the next day.

spinter78

just tried it on my spanking new Q10. It won´t open....

lang007

I have ATT so I guess I better be in front of the TV

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lang007

Seahawks all day long

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hdfat2002

I'm amazed to see this here on CrackBerry. The NFL app keeps getting updated and currently doesn't work.

How does CB not know that?

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Wolf35Nine

I've had the app for awhile and like the others stated it stopped working. The developer pushed an updated version to BlackBerry World several weeks ago and it works for me now.

Wolf35Nine

Apologies. It stopped working again, geesh. I have version 8.5 installed... well not for long.

swtnotZ10

What's the Super Bowl? Never mind, not interested.

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route664

Disclaimer: separate data fees may apply.

All in with Peyton!

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Harvey Specter

I'm not one of these guys that wants Peyton Manning to lose by 60 points. 59 will suffice.

sobored

Peyton losing by 59 means Seattle has to score over a hundred.

Tim-ANC

Terms not familiar to most people: Beast Mode. LOB. It could happen.

www.907outdoors.com

Makaveli@Beta

Is this app still broken. After the last update it was screwed up I had to delete it.

Not a big deal for me as I will be watching the game on my 64' plasma but I'm still curious as that app does provide a lot stats and info.

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RP Singh

Sixty four feet of plasma is epic.

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boujwalii

Will we be seeing a nice blackberry ad this year? That would be nice!

BBZ10wannabe

Yes, please NFL mobile re-push your previous update (or even better a new one that works) but this current one is useless. If someone kept the one previous to this one, I'll sideload it.. I'm on Rogers in Canada running 10.2.0.1803

rhs84

Opens then closes.

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BerryRipe

Sounds good but from what readers are saying about it not working I think I'll stay away, besides I already give Verizon enough money and for what no os update.

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

Prem WatsApp

It just dropped. Few hours ago. On Verizon. 10.2.1

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Sllimjnomad

I'm a T mobile user and the app doesn't open. It usually does, but today for some reason it's not doing anything.

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Crimson Daedalus

I'll add my rant to the cacophony, NFL mobile app is presently non-functional. It started during Week 17 of the Regular season. Several updates of variable reliability and then after the Championship series game literally within hours, done. The curious question is why isn't Crackberry aware, it was a top app on the platform.

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willwnet

For CANADA: if you are on Bell Mobility you can download the Bell TV app and subscribe to Bell Mobile TV. Should be able to watch it on there! (that is how I caught part of the game last year)

nabollocks

Correct - I believe this also works for Virgin customers.

And this service does not use regular data. Just make sure not to go over your 10 hour limit in any given month.

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djfawbz

Don't waste your time on the NFL Mobile App my friends, it doesn't work anymore. Your best bet is to make arrangements to watch it on TV or on your laptop

captainbdsc

Why do you have be a Verizon customer? Some special deal between the NFL and Verizon? Seems like the NFL is shooting itself in the foot...

gingerlox

This app doesn't even work. Crackberry, please do not recommend this!!! It will not open. It automatically closes everytime you try to open it.

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koool1

Last place I want to watch the superbowl is on my phone.

My 55" Plasma awaits!!

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mnc76

Shame to hear the app doesn't work.

CB should update this post.

Does it work on *any* OS version? When people post that it's not working, perhaps you could also note what OS you're on.

CB10 : Z10 STL100-3 10.2.0.1803

dpw09

This is also an option of you don't have cable and have the HDMI cable. Can connect to TV for optimal viewing

PantherBlitz

Peyton Manning prefers that one watches the game via a mobile device.

http://www.youtube.com/v/jn5zytfm9No

El Platanero

If Verizon was smart about it they would make this available through any carrier. You can imagine the profit from it.

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pneumasax

Just tried to download it on my Z30 from Verizon and it says not available for my device.

Orion Cristopher

With 10.2.1, just install your cable provider app. I have Time Warner installed and it works brilliant. Sad that the Pats won't be in the Bowl this year, but I'll still be watching.

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Bold_until_Hybrid_Comes

Verizon is a single carrier within one market. I think an indication that it is not available to everyone should have somehow been implied in the title.

lobomd

Well the app has been broken for a month so it should have been implied that the app is useless for everyone.

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christoph77

Belgian power ;-)

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WarriorCelt

I'm not surprised to see Adam pushing an app that stopped working weeks ago, after all this is the same guy who suggested that the ESPN app was one of the best apps to follow the NFL, despite that app never really functioning properly (unless you sideloaded the Android version).

I wonder whether he actually even downloads and tests the apps he reviews/recommends or just takes his cut from the developers.

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z10user777

I just got a cable from mycouchconnect.com that allows me to connect my Z10 to my TV so I can watch it on a large screen.

cletis

My Z10 came with one. From Verizon. I assumed it was standard from all carriers if cheap-ass VZW was doing it, but I guess not.

rjkolo

Too bad the NFL mobile app stopped working. There are many sites that work from my Z10 browser for watching all kinds of sporting events vipboxus.co just to name one, if you can navigate around all the adds it works like a charm.

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NYMETSFAN86

The game is on FOX so just download the FilmOn app and it'll work just fine. It's a free app. Not sure if this will work worldwide.

milo53

People have been talking about this app not working for a while, why would CB suggest using now? Fail!

Kristijonas

What is superbowl and why is that so popular?

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cletis

American Football yearly championship. Its broadcast is generally the most-viewed program on American TV each year. This, despite the fact that the usual motivation for watching a sporting competition -- favoring a favorite team -- is missing for fans of the 30 teams that didn't make it to the final. Essentially all fans of the sport watch it anyway, regardless of their team's absence. The TV Networks battle to outbid each other to win the broadcast rights because the advertising revenues are so high; multiple million of US dollars per minute. This is why some comments on this page refer to watching the game for the ads, and not for the football. It's a huge contribution to the economy, not just for the host city, but for hundreds of companies that benefit from sales of everything from new TVs bought solely to watch the game, to producers of officially licensed products of all sorts, to the ad agencies, to TV networks providing commentary and analysis, to grocery stores selling food to those throwing Super Bowl parties, and to all the other businesses benefiting from the trickle-down. (But of course, no one rakes it in like the NFL themselves; charging exorbitant fees to licence everything imaginable -- and a lot that isn't. It really adds up quickly when companies are willing to outbid each other to be the "Official Swizzle Stick Of The NFL.")

Tim-ANC

The swizzle sticks are out!? Where can I get some?

Seriously, good write up to those unfamiliar. GO HAWKS!

www.907outdoors.com

TommyBB

For all you Z30 owners in the US: Snap>NFL Mobile App>Download>Install>Enjoy! We don't need no official app no more!

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jimbo169527

In the UK you should be able to watch for free on Channel 4 via the TV Catchup mobile site m.tvcatchup.com

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Tim-ANC

New update today. Working again.

www.907outdoors.com

Chris Jones83

Nfl mobile dies not work, the app will not even open, fir over a month now!!!! When I call them, they read pre written my bad messages to me, so pissed!!!!!

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leehardballer12

Read above post...I have a Z10 still on 10.1.0.2151 (Verizon) and got another update yesterday. Hopefully this one sticks. Awesome app all season until the recent issues unfortunately at the worst time of year to have issues.

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jerry aliakor

Am using bb10 n it's a very nice phone. But I ve a problem with its camera after 2months I bought it,the camera can not start. How can I fix it back?

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makaiman

Great news Adam! Baruch HaShem!

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