5 tech tips for enjoying the Super Bowl

An aerial view shows MetLife Stadium this week as crews ready the East Rutherford, New Jersey, venue for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Story highlights

  • Super Bowl will be streamed live online free to cable subscribers
  • Only Verizon customers can live stream the game on mobile devices
  • Social media will provide alternate commentary, jokes
The Super Bowl has gotten so big it's outgrown the trusty old television. Today's fans can enjoy the bloated spectacle on computers, mobile devices, Twitter and more.
For most, crowding around a TV with salty snacks, cold beer and good friends is still the classic way to experience America's biggest sports event. Fox has secured exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the game, with the telecast beginning officially at 6 p.m. ET Sunday, although pre-game coverage will start four hours earlier.
Fox is adding a splash of high-tech wizardry to this year's event -- being played outdoors in chilly northern New Jersey -- with infrared cameras that will show the players' body temperatures.
You can employ your own tech tools to enhance the Super Bowl viewing experience -- especially if you can't get near a TV set. Here's a tech primer to enjoying Sunday's festivities:
Stream the game online