*** MODERATOR NOTE: This thread has been split off from the TNF in 4K thread ****
Fox SB site:
Watch the Super Bowl in 4K Ultra HD when you create a profile
Stream the 49ers v. Chiefs for FREE on the FOX Sports APP and FOXsports.com
Fox SB site FAQ:
Q: How can I watch the Super Bowl live stream?
Watch Super Bowl 2020 on FOXSports.com or stream it live by downloading the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps. Create your profile for the best experience.
Q: What devices can stream Super Bowl LIV?
You can stream Super Bowl LIV on all your favorite devices – including supported living room devices, smartphones, tablets, and computers.
- AppleTV (tvOS 12 or above)
- Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs
- Android TV
- Xbox One
- Samsung Tizen Smart TVs (2017 through 2020 Smart TV models)
- iPhone / iPad (iOS 11 or above)
- Android Phone/Tablet (OS 5.1 or above)
- Computer (various browsers)
Please update your device to the latest version of the FOX Sports app for the best experience.
Q: What is required to stream the Super Bowl in 4K Ultra HD with HDR?
You will need a supported living room device:
- Roku (including Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra 4K/UHD TV models with Roku OS built-in)
- Amazon FireTV 4K
Additionally, you will need a 4K TV with HDR10 support, a compatible HDMI cable, and a high-speed internet connection of at least 25 Mbps or higher.
Q: Can I watch Super Bowl LIV on my AppleTV 4K?
Yes – Super Bowl LIV will be available on AppleTV 4K devices in 4K quality and Standard Dynamic Range (SDR). A 4K TV, compatible HDMI cable, and a high-speed internet connection of at least 25 Mbps or higher is also required.
Q: Is the entire Super Bowl in 4K Ultra HD and HDR?
For the first time ever, FOX Sports is delivering Super Bowl 2020 in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR). On Super Bowl game day, UHD/HDR coverage will begin at 2pm ET with the FOX NFL
KICKOFF SHOW and will continue thru the game and post show. You can even watch the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show in UHD and HDR. With more pixels, improved color, and better contrast, get ready for an unprecedented Super Bowl experience.
Additional 4K info:
Q: Will I be able to cast the Super Bowl?
Casting using Google Chromecast will be available for the Super Bowl on Apple and Android devices using the FOX Now app, FOX Sports app, FOXSports.com
, and FOX.com.
Airplay is not supported.
Q: What do I need to cast the Super Bowl?
Chromecast is available with the FOX NOW app and the FOX Sports app on Android smartphones and tablets, and iPhones and iPads as well as on FOX.com and FOXSports.com
FOX Sports app v4.11 or higher
Mobile devices operating system (OS) requirements:
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and higher
iOS 11.0 and higher
Chromecast (3rd generation)
The length of your content, your Internet service provider's network availability over time and other factors can impact your Internet speed and therefore Chromecast’s ability to show content in the best possible resolution.
How to Stream Super Bowl LIV in 4K with fuboTV
To view ultra-high definition and high dynamic range content, subscribers must have a 4K HDR-enabled television, HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 compatible cable and run the fuboTV app on a streaming device that supports the formats.
Bandwidth speeds of 30Mbps-40Mbps or higher are recommended. 4K HDR-capable TVs may also need calibration to present the content correctly.
4K HDR Supported Devices
Apple TV 4K
Android Phones with HDR10 Displays
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ1
Sony Xperia XZ2
Thanks to @dtv757
for compiling the above.
END MODERATOR NOTE
"Fox Sports executives announced on Tuesday that Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020 will be broadcast in ultra-high definition (UHD) and shot at 1080p high-dynamic range (HDR).
Speaking at the Sports Video Group Summit on Tuesday in New York, Fox Sports executives Michael Davies and Kevin Callahan revealed the plan to produce all of Super Bowl Sunday’s live content from Miami in the 1080p HDR format, including the on-location studio set and halftime show.
“Sometimes UHD is used interchangeably with 4K, but there are a lot of good reasons that 4K winds up being not only technically more difficult-slash-impossible to do a show of this size but also there are some real reasons why sports in general look better in 1080p versus being shot natively in 4K,” said Davies, the SVP of field and technical operations.
At 60 frames per second, 4K suffers from “pixel offset,” he added. “The more frames you get, the more times the refresh happens so that if you’re panning from left to right the pixels will not blur quite as much. At 60 frames [per second], with 4K you’ll get more motion blur in action scenes.”
Fox Sports broadcast its slate of NFL Thursday Night Football games
as well as its MLB American League Championship Series
in the same 1080p HDR format. (Those broadcasts were unconverted to 4K, as will be the Super Bowl.) Callahan, the network’s director of technical operations, estimated that only 50,000 viewers would have the necessary equipment to consume the Super Bowl in UHD compared to the more than one hundred million viewers who would see standard high-definition. “We still must remember that, while it’s all well and good that we are doing this in UHD, very few people will be seeing it that way,” Davies said.
Fox plans to deploy at least 20 high-frame-rate cameras for the Super Bowl and three SkyCams—two inside Hard Rock Stadium and one outside. One of the in-venue SkyCams would be at a higher-than-usual elevation, tethered to the stadium’s unique spires."
Sure hope they get that 5.1 audio working on the streaming side, along with increased 4K device support (*As of 1/26 neither of these two has happened*)
More details to follow...