Fox Sports’ app, Fox Sports GO, will be streaming all the gridiron battle free of charge on Sunday, Feb. 2 — but only to desktops and iPads.
IPhone users will be left out in the cold, due to the NFL’s exclusive mobile contract with Verizon, said Clark Pierce, senior vice president, mobile and advanced platforms for Fox Sports. “It is what it is,” Pierce said regarding the limited streaming rights. “We have the rights we have.”
Fans who want to watch the Denver Broncos battle the Seattle Seahawks on a smartphone will need to shell out for NFL Mobile from Verizon.
Sold separately from TV, Fox has nearly sold out its digital stream, said Pierce.
The free stream is part of a larger effort to promote the FOX Sports GO service, which is normally only accessible to pay-TV subscribers.
The special preview will lets users access content on FOX Sports GO from Sunday, Feb. 2, at midnight, until 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Along with the game, additional programming will include the Fox Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Show, as well as content from Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
Launched late last year, Fox Sports Go provides live streaming of Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and select Fox Sports broadcast events and shows.