The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online & On Some Mobile Phones For The First Time

Not in front of the TV? No problem for those watching this year’s Super Bowl if you’ve got a computer with an Internet connection or certain mobile phones — Super Bowl XLVI will be streamed online for the first time ever, the NFL announced today.

It all starts with NBC broadcasts of Wild Card Saturday and the Pro Bowl says the Associated Press, continuing with the Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Feb. 5. The games will also be available via Verizon’s NFL Mobile app.

Not only will the stream have the usual broadcast, it’ll include additional camera angles, in-game highlights and live stats, as well as replayable Super Bowl ads.

“Whether it’s just for a quarter if somebody has to run out to the store to get something they forgot, now they can stay connected to the game,” Hans Schroeder, the NFL’s senior vice president of media strategy and development, told The Associated Press. “With such a big television audience, it will be interesting to see the expanded reach.”

And of course, this means there’s another way to ignore Madonna’s half-time performance.

Super Bowl to be streamed online for first time [USA Today]