Watching the Super Bowl with a second screen
by Phil Hornshaw
There are a few solid options for getting an additional angle on plays, statistics, and even Super Bowl commercials, but you’ll need a mobile device. And while Apple’s iPads and iPhones and Google’s Android devices are prevalent, they’re not always a bargain.
Shop around for the right deal
If you’re in the market for a mobile device, the absolute best thing you can do is take your time and look for a solid deal. It can be tough to find markdowns on Apple’s products, but if you’re willing to go for an older model, you can snag free shipping and discounts from Apple.com (plus 1 percent cash back), especially if you get a new two-year cellular contract. Amazon offers all manner of mobile devices, as do Best Buy and Target, and each of those offers 2 percent cash back. Walmart also is a home for solid deals, with 1.5 percent cash back, and Radio Shack offers 3 percent cash back.
If you’re willing to go for a contract, you might want to consider becoming a Verizon customer if the Super Bowl is a big deal to you. That’s because Verizon offers the NFL Mobile app, which has special features specifically for the Super Bowl.
Grab the right mobile apps
Once you have your mobile device, it’s time to find apps that can help you get the most out of the Super Bowl. Your options aren’t too plentiful. It pays to know what to look for, and this is why Verizon might be worth considering. Its NFL Mobile app lets customers stream the Super Bowl and gives them access to other premium content, but even if you’re not a Verizon customer, the app is worth checking out. You’ll also want to try CBS Sports, the CBS network’s official sports app, which will include information about the game and the commercials as you watch.
Grabbing the right mobile device for you is key to enjoying Super Bowl XLVII on more than one screen. If these apps aren’t your thing, keep in mind that you can also stream content from the official Super Bowl and CBS Sports’ websites.
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