id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Getty Images It’s almost time. The stage is officially set for Super Bowl LIV in Miami, where the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs. While there are plenty of ways to stream the Fox-broadcast game if you cut the cord, 2020 brings a new twist: watching the big game in 4K ultra high definition resolution and high dynamic range. While the improvement in picture quality won’t be as big of a leap as HD — which debuted way back in Super Bowl 34, 20 years ago — 4K and HDR should deliver better color, contrast and a clearer picture when you watch on a 4K TV.
Here’s how you can catch the action in that glorious 4K resolution, as well as what you’ll need and what you’ll want to keep in mind.
What exactly is going to be in 4K?
Fox will be starting its 4K broadcast at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) with its Fox NFL Kickoff pregame show and continue broadcasting in 4K throughout the night (kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET). This includes not just the game but also the Pepsi halftime show that stars Jennifer Lopez and 우리카지노주소 Shakira.
The Super Bowl commercials, meanwhile, 오바마카지노 will likely still be broadcast in HD, though those on the 4K stream will still be able to watch them.
If you’re counting, note that the game itself isn’t a “native” 4K stream. Instead, it will be produced in 1080p with HDR and then upconverted to 4K HDR. It should still look better than the standard HD stream, but it’s not true 4K.
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Here’s the basic list of requirements:
A 4K TV
A service that carries the 4K version of the game
A device that lets you watch the 4K version
For streaming, enough bandwidth to handle the 4K stream
The 4K TV is the easiest part. Nearly every TV sold today can handle 4K resolution, and the cheapest ones start at a couple hundred dollars. And the Super Bowl sales are going strong already.
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Now for the hard part: making sure you can actually watch the game in 4K on your 4K TV. For that you’ll need one of a handful of services that will carry the game in 4K, as well as a 4K device — namely a 4K set-top (cable or satellite) box, a 4K media streamer to plug into that TV or a smart TV with a compatible app. You have three basic options.
Stream in 4K for free on TVs with the Fox Sports app
Cord cutters who want to enjoy the game in 4K without paying for a subscription can stream it for free via the Fox Sports app (not to be confused with the Fox Sports Go app). There’s no sign-in or “authentication” required, you just need to download the free app to your streaming device or smart TV and you can start watching in 4K HDR, immediately, provided you have enough internet speed (see below).
TV streaming devices and smart TVs that allow you to watch the Fox Sports app’s 4K stream of the Super Bowl include:
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon Fire TV Cube (first and second generation)
Toshiba and Insignia Amazon Fire TV Edition TVs (with 4K resolution)
Apple TV 4K (no HDR, only SDR stream)
All of the devices above will let you watch game in 4K HDR via the Fox Sports app, with the exception of the Apple TV 4K, which will deliver Fox’s stream in 4K resolution and standard dynamic range.
Those with a Roku Premiere, Premiere Plus, Streaming Stick Plus, Ultra or Roku TVs with 4K resolution (including TCL’s 4-Series, 6-Series and 8-Series) were set to be able to stream the game with Fox Sports’ Roku app, but a carriage dispute has seen Roku pull all Fox apps from its platform.
It is currently unclear if the two companies be able to reach an agreement in time for the Super Bowl or if Roku users will need to make other plans.
Stream in 4K with a FuboTV subscription
If you’re a cable-TV cord cutter you can also stream the game in 4K on FuboTV. It’s the only live TV streaming service that will carry the Super Bowl in 4K.
As with all such services, FuboTV’s local channels — in this case, Fox — aren’t available everywhere. To watch the Super Bowl on FuboTV you’ll need to make sure it carries your local Fox station. Here’s FuboTV’s list of local Fox stations. You’ll also to be watching on one of FuboTV’s list of 4K-compatible devices.
The service starts at $55 per month but there is a way to watch the Super Bowl for free: Just sign up for the free seven-day trial a week or less before Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2) and cancel immediately afterward without having to pay anything.
See at FuboTV Watch the Super Bowl in 4K via cable or 바카라사이트 satellite
Traditional satellite and 우리카지노주소 cable companies that carry the 4K version of the game include:
AT&T’s DirecTV (channel 105)
Altice’s Optimum (channel 200)
Comcast Xfinity (say “4K” into the voice remote)
Dish (channel 540)
Verizon Fios (channel 1498)
T-Mobile TVision (channel 120)
To watch the game you’ll need a compatible 4K set-top box and TV and you’ll need to be watching the 4K channel itself. Check with your provider for details.
What kind of internet speed do I need?
To stream in 4K HDR Fox recommends an internet connection of at least 25Mbps or higher, in line with what Netflix recommends for those who want to stream 4K movies and TV shows on its Premium plan.
If your data provider has a data cap you will want to be mindful since 4K streams are more data-intensive than traditional HD footage. In this case, you may want to stream in HD, not 4K.
Fox’s regular Super Bowl broadcast in HD will be available to stream on FoxSports.com as well as the Fox Sports and Fox Now apps for free without authentication. You can also watch in HD on live TV streaming services that carry your local Fox station (see below), as well as via antenna, 오바마카지노 cable or satellite. Here’s all the details.
What about delays?
Nearly all television broadcasts have a live-delay to ensure the broadcasts remain family-friendly, in part because of the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that starred Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.
Whereas this is usually a few-second delay on traditional cable, satellite or over-the-air broadcasts, the gap when streaming over the internet is a bit wider due to latency on streaming services. Given that it depends on a number of factors including your internet connection, the delay could be 10 seconds or more.
If you plan to watch the game while having Twitter open or while using a sports betting app, you may want to look for a traditional cable, antenna or satellite broadcast to make sure you’re following in as close to real-time as possible to avoid having things spoiled.