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This year’s edition of the Super Bowl halftime show makes the most of being in Miami, with two of the globe’s most popular Latina entertainers, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, teaming up for the show.
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2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show
- When: Sunday, Feb. 2 (game starts at 6:30pm ET; halftime show likely to start in the 8pm ET hour)
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
- TV: Fox
- Streaming Services: FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, Vidgo, YouTube TV
This is the first Super Bowl halftime show produced by Jay-Z and his Roc Nation entertainment company, and it’s pairing the 50-year-old Lopez and 42-year-old Shakira, who will bring their high-energy music to the stage.
While there’s no shortage of hits in both their catalogs to fuel a rapid-fire bilingual set of music, there’s also the intriguing possibility of special guests making cameos. Perhaps Pitbull will take Mr. Worldwide to a global audience, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Miami music legend Gloria Estefan, who kicked up Super Bowl halftime shows into their current stratosphere with her 1992 performance.
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“Ever since I saw Diana Ross fly off into the sky at the Halftime Show,” Lopez said in the NFL’s press release on the event, referring to Ross’s 1996 show, “I dreamed of performing at the Super Bowl.”
“Two Latinas doing this in this country at this time is just very empowering to us,” Lopez noted in Thursday’s press conference.
“It’s very important for us to convey a message of unity and also to show what a relevant force the Latin community is in this country,” Shakira added at the same event.
The selection of Shakira and Lopez is certainly a contrast from last year’s Maroon 5 selection, and it’s inspired a range of reactions. Those include Adriana E. Ramirez’s just-published deep dive for the Undefeated exploring what’s it’s saying politically in light of the Colin Kaepernick controversy, and Billboard’s dream setlist, which envisions a “Let’s Get Loud”/”On the Floor” opener and “Whenever, Wherever” and “Live It Up” as inspiring closers. (Those are solid setlist predictions.)
Super Bowl Halftime Show live stream: How to watch Shakira and J-Lo live online
Super Bowl LIV and the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show will be broadcast on Fox, and will live stream via the following streaming services.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with NBC and NBCSN, 10 beIN SPORTS channels, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month (New subscribers get $10 off the first month.)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV,Roku,Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling offers a ton of live sports. Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels – including ESPN3, which will simulcast ABC sports broadcasts, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV. Those services have plenty of local channels.
4) AT&T TV Now
- Cost: $50-$135 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
AT&T TV Now is a bonus for AT&T wireless customers. It provides instant access to more than 45 channels, including local channels. That means NBC and Fox for NFL games, NBCSN, FS1, and FS2 for soccer and other sports, and ESPN and ESPN2 for its array of sports programming. It even offers free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR for up to 20 hours of TV recording per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
- Cost: $14.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $15 a month that pulls together more than 45 English-language channels into its National English Package. That includes BeIN Sports and the Pac-12 Network for sports fans but also offers an array of favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickolodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
If you’re in a bilingual household, there are additional packages available en Español, with programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
6) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
Past Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers
- 2019: Maroon 5, Travis Scott, Big Boi
- 2018: Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids; University of Minnesota marching band
- 2017: Lady Gaga
- 2016: Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson; University of California marching band
- 2015: Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz, Missy Elliott; Arizona State University marching band
- 2014: Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 2013: Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child
- 2012: Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green
- 2011: The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
- 2010: The Who
- 2009: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
- 2008: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
- 2007: Prince; Florida A&M marching band
- 2006: The Rolling Stones
- 2005: Paul McCartney
- 2004: Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson, Nelly, and Justin Timberlake; University of Houston and Texas Southern University marching bands
- 2003: Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting
- 2002: U2
- 2001: Aerosmith, N’Sync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, and Nelly
- 2000: Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton
- 1999: “Celebration of Soul, Salsa and Swing” performed by Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
- 1998: “A Salute to Motown’s 40th Anniversary” with Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Queen Latifah, Martha Reeves and the Grambling State University marching band
- 1997: Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, and James Belushi), James Brown, and ZZ Top
- 1996: Diana Ross
- 1995: Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine
- 1994: Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Wynonna and Naomi Judd
- 1993: Michael Jackson
- 1992: Gloria Estefan; University of Minnesota marching band
- 1991: New Kids on the Block
- 1990: Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas; Nicholls State University and Southern University marching bands
- 1989: Elvis Presto
- 1988: “Something Grand” with 88 grand pianos, the Rockettes, Chubby Checker; San Diego State and USC marching bands
- 1987: George Burns, Mickey Rooney; Grambling State University and USC marching bands
- 1986: Up with People
- 1985: Tops In Blue
- 1984: The University of Florida and Florida State marching bands
- 1983: Los Angeles Super Drill Team
- 1982: Up with People
- 1981: Helen O’Connell; Southern University marching band
- 1980: Up with People; Grambling State University marching band
- 1979: Ken Hamilton, Grammacks, other Caribbean bands
- 1978: Tyler Apache Belles and Apache Band, Pete Fountain and Al Hirt
- 1977: Los Angeles Unified All-City band
- 1976: Up with People
- 1975: Mercer Ellington; Grambling State University marching band
- 1974: University of Texas Longhorn Band
- 1973: Woody Herman and Andy Williams; University of Michigan marching band,
- 1972: Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing, Al Hirt; U.S. Marine Corps Drill Team
- 1971: Southern Missouri State University marching band
- 1970: Marguerite Piazza, Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Lionel Hampton; Southern University Marching Band
- 1969: Florida A&M University marching band, Miami-area high school bands
- 1968: Grambling State University marching band
- 1967: The Three Stooges; University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands
Phil West is a sports reporter and the author of two books on soccer, ‘The United States of Soccer,’ and ‘I Believe That We Will Win,’ both from The Overlook Press. His work has appeared most recently in MLSSoccer.com, Pro Soccer USA, Texas Highways, and Howler. Based in Austin, he is also a lecturer in the Writing Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.