Super Bowl: The Full Experience
Super Bowl LVI is around the corner, and fans across the country are gearing up to cheer on their team – the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angeles Rams. Aside from the high-energy game and mega-talented athletes, the Super Bowl has become a full experience made complete with surround sound, high-quality TVs and tech gadgets, jaw-dropping half-time shows, snacks, tailgating games and time with friends and family. It’s no longer about simply keeping up with the football score. If you’re ready to make 2022 the year of your best Super Bowl experience yet, we have a few tips to shape a well-rounded game night that will be sure to have your friends labeling your house as the designated Super Bowl spot for years to come.
All Eyes on the Field (or Screen)
If you can’t physically be at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on February 13th – and let’s face it, not many of us have that opportunity – you might as well watch from a screen that makes you feel like you’re there. Every Super Bowl experience needs a vibrant way to keep up with the score, catch all the action and playbacks and view the half-time show that’s sure to be talked about for days afterward. First, the basics. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. PT/6:30 p.m. ET and is broadcast live on NBC. Oh, and did we mention that The Cincinnati Bengals will be taking on the Los Angeles Rams in this year’s game? That’s kind of a big deal.
Watch on the big screen:
- For cable users, watch live on NBC.
- The NBC Sports App is a convenient way to watch.
- Stream the game live on the $4.99-per-month Peacock
- YouTube TV has NBC and is a great cable alternative at $65 per month.
- Hulu Plus Live TV carries NBC and costs $70 per month.
Watch on the go:
- Apple iPad 10.2: If you’re stuck at work, traveling or locked into another obligation during the big game, the Apple iPad 10.2 is one of the best small screen on-the-go options to catch all the action. With the iPadOS operating system that’s created exclusively for iPads, you can stay connected and watch the Super Bowl. Also, it comes with True Tone technology, so the 10.2” Retina IPS display automatically adjusts to the color temperature of the surrounding room. Basically, you’re going to get killer graphics for the big game.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: The slim body and portable design make this tablet the perfect device to stream the Super Bowl while you’re away from home. Stay powered up with the long-lasting battery and the fast-charging USB-C port. If you’re watching the game with your kids, you won’t have to worry about this tablet getting passed around the room. It features an upgraded metal frame that’s sturdy enough for even the slipperiest little fingers.
How ever you watch the Super Bowl this year, one thing is certain, you don’t need any glitches or poor internet connectivity messing with your fun. Speaking of connectivity, you’ve heard of 5G for your phone, but did you know Verizon offers 5G Ultra Wideband-powered internet for your home? It’s reliable, fast internet to power your whole home. Now that’s a touchdown! Whether you’re viewing the game from your TV, phone or tablet, make sure you have the speed and connectivity that an event like the Super Bowl deserves.
Super Bowl Snacks for the Win
Is it even the Super Bowl if there aren’t cheesy, delicious, chip-dipping snacks? Appetizers that serve a large number of people are the best option if you’re not sure where to begin when preparing dishes for your party.
Here are a few foolproof recipes to whip up for game day:
- Buffalo chicken dip: This is a Super Bowl staple. Spicy, creamy and packed with protein- this dip works well with chips, bread or veggies. Check out this recipe here.
- Pigs in a Blanket: Pigs in a blanket seem just about as old as time, and they’re a party favorite that please both young and old. You can add a twist with cheese, barbeque sauce or fun dipping sauces. Check out this recipe here.
- Super Bowl Nachos: Nachos are easy to make, and they serve a large crowd, and you can get creative with them by adding a variety of toppings. Try this recipe here.
If you’re not the type to get your hands messy in the kitchen, plan to order in. Be careful, because Super Bowl Sunday is one of the busiest days of the year for pizza and wing spots. Don’t plan on ordering food ten minutes before the game and having your feast delivered before half-time.
If you’re planning to order food for the Super Bowl, use your device to your advantage with a few of these popular meal delivery apps:
- Uber Eats: App Store 4.8 / Google Play 4.3
- GrubHub: App Store 4.7 / Google Play 4.5
- DoorDash: App Store 4.8 / Google Play 4.6
Now that you have a few tips for a winning Super Bowl experience, we hope you’ll host a game day to remember. From figuring out how you’ll stream the big game at home or on-the-go to organizing the menu, it’s simple and fun to tackle the planning. Don’t forget to stop by your Local Verizon Victra Store to check out our latest devices and tech accessories for all your upcoming events.