Super Bowl 2024 Kickoff Time and How To Watch the Big Game

Super Bowl 58 being hosted at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas adds an extra layer of excitement, marking the first time the event is held in this iconic city, and it is shaping up to be an electrifying clash as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of 2019’s big game.

Leading the Chiefs is Patrick Mahomes, a quarterback already on a Hall of Fame trajectory, aiming for his third Super Bowl ring. Mahomes has been pivotal in the Chiefs’ journey, showcasing resilience and skill, especially noted in last year’s Super Bowl comeback win against the Philadelphia Eagles despite an ankle injury.

On the other side, the 49ers are steered by Brock Purdy, who has rapidly ascended from his “Mr. Irrelevant” status as the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to a quarterback leading his team to the Super Bowl. Purdy has shattered expectations, becoming the first 49ers quarterback to surpass 4,000 passing yards in a season since Jeff Garcia.

The Super Bowl brings in both football fans and entertainment fans alike, whether here for the actual game, just the commercials, just the half-time show (featuring Usher this year) or all of the above, it’s going to be a good time.

When Does the Super Bowl Start?

Today’s game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT this Sunday (February 11). It’s taking place at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the prestigious event has ever taken place in Nevada.

Travis Kelce is trying for his third Championship ring. Credit: Getty.
Travis Kelce is trying for his third Championship ring. Credit: Getty.

How to Watch Super Bowl 58 – Free Trial and Paid Options

If you’ve got cable, then you’ll be pleased to know that CBS are broadcasting the game nationally, so need to do anything there, providing you’ve got cable.

If you’d rather stream the game, then you’re in luck. You can get a free month of Paramount Plus as a convenient way to watch the game on various devices including smart TVs, mobile devices, tablets, desktops, streaming devices, and gaming consoles. Paramount+ will provide the traditional Super Bowl broadcast as well as an exclusive family-friendly telecast on Nickelodeon.

1 Month Paramount Plus Trial

We’d also recommend exploring all the streaming options to stream all NFL games throughout the upcoming 2024-2025 season sooner than later, and get ahead of planning now. From Thursday Night Football to Sunday Night Football stay tuned for upcoming schedules and streaming channel options.

1. Best (Technically) Free Option: Paramount+

Paramount Plus is offering new subscribers a free 1 month trial to Paramount+ with Showtime when you apply promo code “JUNE”. A one-month sub normally costs $11.99 for the version with extras and limited commercials. This is a timely sign-up incentive for those of you who have never subscribed before, so make sure that you get it just in time for the Super Bowl. You could sign up and cancel within the trial period (7 days) if it’s just not for you in the end. Just be sure to set a reminder for yourself.

You can also doublecheck if you have access to Paramount+ or Vix Premium already from your current mobile phone provider, or from being a Walmart Plus member.

About Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus is a streaming service that offers a wide range of content, including live sports, breaking news, and a vast library of movies and TV shows, both classic and new original series. It’s operated by ViacomCBS (now known as Paramount Global) and was rebranded from CBS All Access to Paramount+ in March 2021. The platform merges content from the vast array of brands under Paramount Global, including CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, and more, making it a comprehensive source for diverse entertainment needs.

Subscribers can enjoy content from genres that span drama, comedy, reality, and kids programming, along with exclusive access to Paramount+ Originals like Star Trek: Discovery, The Good Fight, South Park, and Yellowstone. Paramount+ is a also go-to destination for sports enthusiasts, offering live streams of NFL games, UEFA Champions League matches, and other significant sporting events.

2. Other Paid Options: (Cheap to Most Expensive)

If it’s a good time to evaluate a paid subscription plan for your whole family or take advantage of even more sports throughout the year, see all of the paid plans below where you can watch the Super Bowl and beyond:

  • (Paramount Plus basic plan at $5.99/month or tier 2 plan at $11.99/month. But you’d still want to take advantage of the free trial above, of course!)
  • ViX Premium on the Univision channel for $6.99/month in the US (Spanish language).
  • On CBS TV channel via paid cable or satellite service (prices vary)
  • On CBS channel via any of these services:
    • YouTube TV at $72.99/mo for 85+ live channels.
    • Fubo starting at $79.99/mo (and also offers free trial)
    • Hulu + Live TV at $69.99/month.
      • If you don’t subscribe to a Hulu + Live TV plan, alternatively, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME Add-on subscribers can access the game via the Paramount+ app. Just use Hulu as your provider, and you’ll be good to go by kickoff. (Via

Who is Performing at This Year’s Halftime Show?

The halftime show is always one of the most eagerly anticipated parts of the Super Bowl. It provides a brief bit of musical respite for those that perhaps aren’t the most interested in sports. Despite her boyfriend Travis Kelce playing either side of halftime, Taylor Swift won’t be making a perfromance during the midway concert.

The entertainment this year comes courtesy of Usher. It’s his first time performing as the main act during the halftime show, but he has appeared once before, as a guest during’s 2011 performance.

Perhaps more exciting than that (sorry, Usher fans) is the fact that Spongebob Sqaurepants himself will be in the building to perform the inconic song Sweet Victory before the game gets underway.

What Movie Trailers Will Drop at Super Bowl?

Oh yes, my friend, oh yes. The trailer for Deadpool 3, Marvel’s only 2024 release, is widely slated to drop during the Super Bowl. Disney are also predicted to release trailers for Pixar’s Inside Out 2 and a second look at Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.

Unspursingly, though, it’s Paramount who are getting the lions share of movie previews during this year’s Super Bowl, what with them streaming the event and all.

Expect trailers for:

Joe O’Neill-Parker is a freelance writer and audio producer. He is the owner of O’Neill Multimedia. He writes commerce, sports, and audio-related tech articles for IGN.

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