by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Beginning Sunday at noon, NBC will be streaming Superbowl XLIX for free online.
Featuring defending champion Seattle Seahawks facing off against the New England Patriots, theThe live streaming production will be the first time the network has offered the whole game - from pregame, to the game, to halftime show, to post game and even the newest episode of The Blacklist afterwards - online. Additionally, viewers will not have to sign in with any cable providers ahead of time in order to watch the game live from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The live site is found at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Unfortunately, smartphones will not be able to directly access the streaming video. Due to a contract with Verizon Wireless, Verizon subscribers will first need to download an app and then will need to pay $5.
Live Streaming Schedule
Those who prefer to skip the game action and run into the room during the ads, can view the commercials online here, right after they air.