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How to watch the Super Bowl on Apple Vision Pro

So, you just purchased your Apple Vision Pro and are ready to watch the biggest sporting event of the year on your new Spatial Computer. I can’t blame you; I spent the better part of a week with the Vision Pro and watching a movie or TV show is incredible, with its high-fidelity display and robust audio.

I plan to watch the game on Apple’s latest space device or computer. So scroll down as we break down how to watch the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11 at 6:30 pm ET from the comfort of your Vision Pro.

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And if you assumed you’d access the entire experience through CBS, you’re all set.

How to watch the Super Bowl on Apple Vision Pro

Still image from a teaser video of the Super Bowl LVIII broadcast on Paramount+ on Apple Vision Pro while the Joshua Tree environment activates.

Jacob Krol/TheStreet

If you’re looking for a traditional Super Bowl broadcast, your best bet is one of three locations. If you go the app route, you’ll choose either CBS or Paramount+. While neither is an Apple Vision Pro-only app, you’re running iPad apps on the Vision Pro; both work well in some short tests.

You will navigate to the App Store and download CBS or Paramount+. (FOR) to configure either. From there, the app is downloaded to your Vision Pro and you can open it, log in, and be ready for game day. While none of these are streamed in Apple Immersive Video, thanks to Vision Pro you can make any space have a huge, ultra-sharp TV for your viewing pleasure.

If you don’t have a Paramount+ account, you can also sign up for a free trial of the service. The streaming service is also the best option if you don’t have a TV provider.

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Plus, since you can set up the “display” anywhere in your space, you can place other apps around it. Maybe it’s Messages so you can chat with your friends while the action is happening, or if it’s before the Super Bowl, you can use Music to play all your favorite Usher songs. You could even ask Siri who could win the game or facts about the players… or Taylor Swift.

Tech reporter Jacob Krol using the Apple Vision Pro and using the “Double Tap” gesture.

Jacob Krol/TheStreet

Plus, you can even completely immerse yourself in an environment, meaning you can watch the game while you’re on the moon, in Yosemite, or even in Joshua Tree.

The third option is to launch in Safari and view it from the web. You’ll still be able to resize the browser window and fit it into your space, but I personally prefer the app experience.

In addition to the traditional broadcast, the Super Bowl also has a more kid-friendly broadcast through Nickelodeon. It’s safe to say you can expect green stuff, slime, etc. That will work in Safari and the CBS or Paramount+ apps.

So while you can’t watch in an immersive or spatial format this year, you can watch the Super Bowl on the screen of your choice with a compelling viewing experience. And you can have the applications that interest you most open throughout the game.

Who knows, this time next year, maybe the NFL will step things up with an app made for Vision Pro like we’ve seen in the NBA and PGA Tour.

Fair warning, though: If you’re at a watching party and your favorite team wins, you might want to ditch the Vision Pro. It could be for an Apple Music Sing karaoke party, courtesy of an Apple TV 4K with HomePods or such time for a group FaceTime celebration with friends.

The third generation Apple TV 4K with the new Siri Remote with USB-C port.

Jacob Krol/TheStreet

As for watching on other Apple devices, it’s a similar story to the Vision Pro. On an Apple TV 4K, you can download the CBS or Paramount+ app, log in, and be ready on game day. Plus, if you have a pair of HomePod speakers paired in stereo, you’ll get spatial audio playback for the game and halftime show.

Still image from a teaser video of the Super Bowl LVIII broadcast on CBS on Apple Vision Pro while the Joshua Tree environment activates.

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