The 2020 Super Bowl, stylised in Roman Numerals as the Super Bowl LIV, is, as of the time of writing, the anticipated culmination of the 2019/2020 NFL season, as it will determine the championship team of the season.
The game, set to be held on Monday 3rd February (NZ Time) will be played by the Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami.
The national anthem will be sung by Demi Lovato with on field performances by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
One of the most expensive games to date, we'll show you how to watch Super Bowl LIV for free in New Zealand, using a simple legal trick.
Super Bowl History
It is to be the 54th Super Bowl in the history of the match and planned to take place at the beginning of February 2020, at the home ground of the Miami Dolphins in Florida. It will be the conclusion of the 100th NFL Season.
While it has not yet been determined which teams will be competing in the Super Bowl, as of the time of writing, which teams will be competing in the Super Bowl, it will certainly not be the Dolphins themselves, who did not make the playoffs.
Given that the playoff series is still ongoing, it cannot be predicted with complete accuracy which teams will be playing. However, the clear favourites according to critics, pundits and various betting websites are the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
The Road To The Final
Both teams came first in their respective conferences, Kansas City the winners of the West conference in the American Football Conference, and San Francisco winners of the West conference in the National Football Conference.
The NFL is comprised of these two conferences, the AFC and NFC, which themselves are composed of North, South, West and East conferences, the winners of which, plus a handful of wild cards, make it to the NFL Playoffs.
There are two more games scheduled prior to the Super Bowl itself, the results of which will determine the final two teams competing.
On January 19, 2020, Green Bay will play against San Francisco, and Tennessee against Kansas City, to determine which two teams will battle it out for the Super Bowl and thus the NFL Championship.
What is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl is consistently one of the most viewed sporting events in the world. The 2015 event was viewed by 168 million people worldwide, making it the most watched sporting event in the history of the United States.
Notable for its extensive media coverage, advertisements and extravagant half time shows, which are typically performed by some of the most famous musicians in the world, the Super Bowl’s entertainment value comes from much more than the match itself, and the half time show has almost superseded the event itself.
2020 Super Bowl Highlights
The 2020 Super Bowl half time show is set to be performed by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, two of the biggest pop stars in the world and some of the most successful in South America.
The news was announced on the 26th of September 2019, where the news was released on social media, accruing a high amount of interest as the pair had never performed together before.
The 2019 Super Bowl half time show was headlined by Maroon 5, with supporting acts from rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi of Outkast fame.
The band’s performance was met with lukewarm reception from critics, so many are anticipating and hoping for a star-studded performance from Lopez and Shakira.
How To Watch Super Bowl LIV NZ
You can watch the game live on the following platforms:
- NZ: Sky Sports
- USA: CBC
- UK: BBC iPlayer.
The best option to watch Super Bowl 54 for free in New Zealand is by using a VPN and accessing the BBC iPlayer where the event will be live streamed for free.
Anyone can use the iPlayer to watch the game. You simply need the best VPN which will connect to the UK without any buffering.
We believe the best value and service comes from PureVPN.
Step 1: Join PureVPN
Pure is definitely the cheapest VPN we've tested and you can get started for as low as $2.88 per month. A one month plan costs $10.95.
You can use your account to unlock any geo-blocked content such as Netflix USA, Channel 4, ITV Player and much more.
Step 2: Download the App
Pure offers apps for pretty much every device type whether you're on a phone, tablet, laptop or TV. You can download the app to your device right after payment.
You'll be asked to login, use the details emailed to you.
Step 3: Connect to UK Server
Once the app is installed you simply choose 'United Kingdom' and the app will route your internet connection via their UK server.
You now technically appear to the Internet that you're living in the UK rather than NZ. You can turn this functionality on and off instantly.
Once it's turned off, you're back in NZ.
Step 4: Start Watching Super Bowl 54.
You can now visit the BBC iPlayer website and create a free account. You can now watch Super Bowl live instantly.
Build up is live on BBC Two and the game is on BBC One.
Additionally you can watch any of the on-demand highlights of the game as well as any other content on UK streaming websites.
Some people might want to download the app to their device. You should now see the iPlayer app in the Play or iOS store, download and start streaming.
Now you know how to watch Super Bowl 54 in NZ for free and legally too.