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How to stream the Super Bowl halftime show live

Expend blinding lights when The Weeknd throws it down at the halftime show.

 

Phil West

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Published Feb 2, 2020   Updated Aug 19, 2021, 3:20 pm CDT

Country music singer Eric Church and R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan will be performing a duet of the National Anthem. After that, audiences across the nation will be blinded by the lights. The Weeknd didn’t let 2020 slow him down. He performed on top of a New York City skyscraper at last fall’s VMA’s. Fireworks served as background performers at the AMA’s. And now, to top off a string of successes, The Weeknd will perform on music’s biggest stage, to one of America’s most favorite holidays outside of Christmas: The Super Bowl.

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What is the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 7 (game starts at 6:30pm ET; halftime show likely to start in the 8pm ET hour)
  • Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming Services: FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV Now, YouTube TV

Super Bowl Halftime Show live stream: How to watch The Weeknd perform

This year’s Super Bowl LV and the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show will be broadcast on CBS, and will live stream via the following streaming services.

Super Bowl Halftime Show on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream CBS because you also gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.

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$70.99

Super Bowl Halftime Show on FuboTV

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind, making it a popular pick for those looking to watch CBS. There are different channel packages available, whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. In addition to the niche entertainment options, all the great cable channels you need are there too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC.

Fubo TV packages
Standard$59.99
Family$64.99
Family with Showtime$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)
Elite$79.99


Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sling TV

Sling offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $15 per month. To be clear, CBS is not normally available on Sling, but through the magic of AirTV, you can get all your local channels in a system that plays nice with Sling. A complete AirTV set up will allow you to get all your local channels and free you up to choose Sling—if a lack of CBS is what’s holding you back.

Sling TV
Orange$35
Blue$35
Orange + Blue$50

How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of the 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 your CBS affiliate and other 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—gives Sling users the ability to access all local channels to add to whichever Sling package is the best fit for them.

Super Bowl Halftime Show on AT&T TV Now

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, so using the company to stream CBS seems like an obvious choice. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.

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Entertainment$93
Choice$110
Xtra$124
Ultimate$135
Premier$183
Optimo Mas$86


Super Bowl Halftime Show on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts, and each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. You can’t beat the variety, either: In addition to CBS, there are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) entertained for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Past Super Bowl Halftime Show Performers

  • 2020: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • 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

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*First Published: Feb 2, 2020, 9:02 am CST