How-to watch the 2023 super bowl on roku (for free)

Did you know that 2022 marked the first time TV viewers watched more content on streaming services than on cable TV? It did, and Roku played a big part in this shift. Roku TVs have been outselling their competition in North America for the last three years. And that’s great, but come February, all my mind can think about is where am I going to watch the Super Bowl?

If you’re like me and you’re a Roku user, you’re probably thinking, “how to watch Super Bowl on Roku?” You’re in luck! Roku features several services that stream the Super Bowl. They’re easy to set up, so you have time before Super Bowl LVII. It’s as simple as installing an app and choosing a subscription. So, hold on to your Roku remote and keep reading.

Can I watch the super bowl on roku?

You can, and there are several ways to do it. The most obvious is to pay the piper (subscription) and stream it on a live TV app or another dedicated app of your choosing. Most of the subscriptions listed below have long-enough trial periods for you to watch the Super Bowl and cancel before you have to pay (holding fees may apply). There are also ways to do it for free.

Super Bowl on Roku
Super Bowl on Roku

The Super Bowl’s broadcaster for 2023 is FOX. Super Bowl LVII will start at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and will be available on FOX and affiliated FOX streaming services (e.g., FOX Sports app). You might even be able to catch FOX in your local area using your Roku TV and an old-school antenna (over-the-air signal). But let’s face it, not many of us have OTA antennas anymore.

How to watch the super bowl on roku

If you streamed the Super Bowl last year, you can use your subscription from a participating cable or satellite provider to stream the game on the FOX Sports app. You can also stream online via the Fox Sports website or NFL+ app. Fox has broadcasting rights for Super Bowl LVII (Feb 12, 2023).

Watch with subscriptions and apps

Roku offers a wide range of subscription-based cable and satellite live TV streaming providers if you want to watch the Super Bowl on your Roku. The FOX channel is included in virtually every subscription plan you can come across. The FOX Sports app is free once you have a live TV provider subscription.

Fox Sports Availability
Fox Sports Availability

You can use your subscription from a participating cable or satellite provider to stream on the FOX Sports app or the FOX channel. These include DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Vidgo on Roku devices.

If you’re a new user, you can take advantage of their trial periods when subscribing to YouTube TV (60-day trial), fuboTV (7-day trial), Hulu (7-day trial), DIRECTV (5-day trial), Sling TV (3-day trial*), and Vidgo (4-hour trial). If this is the way you want to go, it’s best to put off subscribing to these services until their trial periods include the big game.



DIRECTV STREAM’s basic subscription (called Entertainment) includes FOX Sports 1 HD and FOX. The Entertainment subscription is currently $10 off (at the time article was written), so you’ll pay just $59.99 plus taxes for the first three months. The 5-day trial offers enough to enjoy the big game and unsubscribe from their services.

DirecTV Shop Now
DirecTV Shop Now
  1. You’ll need a browser to sign up for DIRECTV. Go to DIRECTV STREAM and click on Shop packages.
DirecTV Entertainment
DirecTV Entertainment
  1. Choose the Entertainment package and click Shop now.
DirecTV Shop
DirecTV Shop
  1. Scroll through the page and choose any additional service you’d like to have (optional). Then click Start free trial.
DirecTV Account Setup
DirecTV Account Setup
  1. Fill out the form, then press continue to delivery.
  2. After verifying your account, grab your Roku remote and hit the Home button.
  3. Scroll to Streaming Channels.
  4. Type DIRECTV in the search box.
  5. Select Add Channel to install DIRECTV. Enter your Roku PIN if prompted.

You might not have a compatible Roku device to stream DIRECTV. In that case, you can choose one of the other options.

Roku devices that support DIRECTV STREAM:

  • Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Express and Express+
  • Roku Premiere and Premiere+
  • Roku Ultra and Roku LT
  • Roku 2, 3, & 4
  • Non-4K Roku TV
  • 4K Roku TV
  • Roku Smart Soundbar

If you’ve misplaced your Roku remote, we’ve got you covered there!


Another viable option is fuboTV. You’ll have to manage your subscription using your account.

FuboTV Start Free Trial
FuboTV Start Free Trial
  1. Install the fuboTV app on your Roku device using the same steps I mentioned for DIRECTV (Home > Search > Add Channel). Open the fuboTV app once it’s installed.
FuboTV Sign up Page
FuboTV Sign-up Page
  1. Select the Start free trial option. If you want to use the same email address as for your Roku account, choose Continue. If you want to use a different email address, choose Cancel.
FuboTV Create Account
FuboTV Create Account
  1. Enter an email address (username), a password of your choice, and your current zip code.
FuboTV Subcription Plans
FuboTV Subscription Plans
  1. Next, you see a selection of subscription plans to choose from. Some plans may not include a free trial, and channel availability can differ from time to time, so it’s best to check the channels in each plan before you confirm your choice. FOX and FOX Sport 1 HD are currently available in all fuboTV plans. Press OK to select a plan.
FuboTV Roku PIN to Start Subscription
FuboTV Enter Roku PIN to Start Subscription
  1. Enter your Roku PIN and choose Start subscription. Create a profile, then start streaming.

fuboTV’s 7-day trial period will allow you to watch the game and a lot of following commentary and replays. The basic subscription plan for fuboTV costs $69.99.

Roku devices that support fuboTV:

  • Roku Express and Express+
  • Roku Premiere and Premiere+
  • Roku Ultra and Ultra LT
  • Roku Streaming Stick+
  • Roku Smart Soundbar
  • Roku TV

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu is another popular option for streaming TV live sports included. The subscription plan you’re looking for here is HULU (WITH ADS) + LIVE TV. It costs the same $69.99 per month. This package provides access to the FOX Sports app and the FOX and FOX Sports channels.

Hulu+ Website
Hulu+ Website
  1. First, you’ll need to head to the Hulu website to sign up for an account and subscription plan or simply download and install the Roku Hulu app.
  2.  Select Start Your Free Trial.
  3. Select Hulu + Live TV.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your account setup, including entering your payment info.

Once you’ve signed up, you can manage your subscription, change your payment info, or cancel your subscription (before your 7-day trial is up) on your Hulu account page. If you’re as fed up with ads as I am, read our guide on how to remove ads from Hulu for free.

Roku devices that support Hulu + Live TV:

  • Roku 3, 4
  • Roku Express and Express+
  • Roku Premiere and Premiere+
  • Roku Ultra
  • 4K Roku Streaming Stick+
  • 4K Roku Smart Speaker
  • Roku TV

Sling TV

Sling TV
Sling TV

Sling TV is a cheaper option. It’s $55 to get Sling TV’s Orange & Blue package. According to some sources, Sling TV has a 3-day trial period, while it has no trial period according to others.

  1. First, you need to sign up for a Sling TV account by visiting their website, and if you’re lucky, choose the Watch 3 days free button. If that option is missing for you, click one of the Get this deal buttons. Enter your credentials and select Register. Choose a plan (Orange & Blue), then press Continue. Enter your billing details. Then select Finish & Submit.
  2. Grab your Roku remote and press Home. Search for Sling TV. Add the channel and open it once it downloads.
  3. Enter the credentials you submitted in step 1. Head over to FOX Sports and enjoy the game. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to cancel your subscription before the trial runs out. If not, at least you’ll have the cheapest live TV subscription so far.

Roku devices that support Sling TV:

  • Roku LT and higher
  • Roku TV (TCL and Hisense)


Vidgo TV
Vidgo TV

Vidgo has three plans that include FOX Sports — ULTIMATE, PREMIUM, and PLUS. PLUS is the cheapest option at $59.95 per month.

  1. Head over to the Vidgo website and sign up, choose a subscription plan, and verify your account and payment method.
  2. Grab your Roku remote and press Home. Search for Vidgo and download and install it.
  3. Once installed, log in to Vidgo using the credentials you entered when signing up. You can now watch the big game on FOX or via the FOX Sports app.

Because of the short 4-hour trial period, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to cancel this one in time, so only choose it if you’re willing to continue paying after the Super Bowl.

YouTube TV

I used to love YouTube when it lacked ads. Now it’s just annoying. You can get rid of them by choosing a paid subscription (YouTube Premium). YouTube has gone one step further with its subscription plans and now offers live TV via YouTube TV ($64.99/mo). While this option was unavailable to Roku users in the past, it is now easy to install and use.

YoutubeTV Welcome Page
YoutubeTV Welcome Page
  1. To sign up for YouTube TV, open a browser (on a device of your choosing) and head to Hit TRY IT FREE and choose your account. The trial period is 60 days, and FOX falls under the basic subscription. You’ll have to enter your zip code and share your location (in-app registration).
  2. Enter your credit card info and click Buy to complete the process.
  3. Now grab your Roku remote and press Home > Search > (type) YouTube TV > Add channel (to install) > Go to channel.
  4. Sign in if you used a browser to set up your YouTube account, or Try for free if you’re yet to register for a subscription plan.
  5. Find the FOX channel and enjoy the game.

CBS Sports

The CBS Sports app is another way to go, or it was last year. I can’t confirm they will have the rights to stream the big game this year. So, even if you have a CBS Sports subscription, you’ll probably have to resort to FOX anyway.


If you have an NFL+ subscription, tough luck. While the NFL app on Roku costs only $4.99 per month and carries the NFL season, it won’t be able to offer you the big game. 


ESPN+ is another option for streaming the NFL and other major sports events, but it won’t offer the Super Bowl this year. They will have live broadcasts leading up to the Super Bowl LVII, but not the game itself.

How to watch the super bowl on roku from outside the united states

Even though American football is predominantly a North American sport, it has garnered many fans around the world. Most of them have trouble finding ways to watch the big game locally and often have to resort to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). If you happen to have a Roku device outside the US, you need a VPN to access Roku services.

Roku devices are designed for the North American market and can’t access the entire Roku network (channels) from abroad (including the providers I listed above). This is where a good VPN comes into play. A VPN hides your real IP address and location and gives you a new IP location while you’re connected to the VPN.

Depending on your VPN, you can choose your location, or you might get a random location based on the server closest to you, its signal strength, load, etc. You can find free VPN services, but I’ve never been happy with them personally. Instead, I choose to pay a monthly subscription for mine.

Once you have a VPN installed, activate it, and use it to stream content on your Roku. Setting one up is not that simple, and I’ve found a great set of instructions for you to read if this is the only option for you.


Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, or you enjoy the Super Bowl halftime show, the whole event is truly worth every minute. I very much enjoyed last year’s half-time performance but almost missed it due to setting up my Roku streaming late.

I’m all set this year, and I hope you will be too, after reading this how to watch Super Bowl on Roku article. If you have trouble accessing Super Bowl LVII, let me know in the comments so I can help find a workaround before it’s too late!

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