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Super Bowl XLVIII To Be Streamed Live Online

Super Bowl XLVIII preps at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 20, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Super Bowl XLVIII preps at MetLife Stadium as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 20, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

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Super Bowl XLVIII

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Super Bowl will again be streamed live online.

Fox said Wednesday that it would offer free access to all users on computers and tablets through its app for the NFL championship on Feb. 2. For other playoff games this season, only subscribers to certain cable companies could watch through Fox Sports Go.

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The last two Super Bowls on NBC and CBS were available online through Web browsers. This is the first time the game will be streamed through an app.

On smartphones, the game will be available through Verizon’s NFL Mobile app.

Users who stream the game “will not see exactly the same ads” as television viewers, according to Variety.

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